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“nice clean room at good price” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington Inn
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Napa, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“nice clean room at good price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed here last week and the room was large and comfy. Beds were quite comfortable and staff was pleasant. Good location for access to Cal Poly, Downtown and Hwy 101. One downside was that the parking lot is not were big and on a Friday night all the spaces were filled and I had to park on the street, but no troubles. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Rooms: clean, big; sink was outside the bathroom, which was something I found really nice.
The beds were comfortable.

Service: The woman on the front desk was really really nice. She helped us with our route, gave us suggestions where to eat and visit. She was one of the friendliest persons we happened to meet on our journey.

Breakfast: There wasn't really enough space for all the guests to eat in the breakfast room, but that wasn't really a problem since we could outside (it was really warm when we were there).
Breakfast was the same as you get in every motel. I really liked the bagels.


We only stayed for one night. If I'll ever come back to San Luis Obispo, I'll definitely stay again in this hotel.
Theere was also a pool and an whirlpool, which looked really inviting. The next time I'll definitely have to check them out.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

The staff were very helpful and courteous, Air Conditioning did not work, older hotel, but staff promptly brought us a fan. Building old, room could have been cleaner, location was 5 minute drive to downtown. The Apple Farms bakery across the street is not the best choice if you want a good cup of coffee. The bakery was limited, it was more a shop and diner. Continental breakfast at hotel was decent with fresh fruit, good coffee and baked goods.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

This is our second time staying at the Lexington. The first time, I was impressed with the staff and nice location, but noted the beat up rooms. Thought we'd give it another try. Well, the hotel has gotten much worse. We will only stay there if no other hotels are available. This time, the four of us were among the many families dropping off our new Cal Poly student for the week of welcome. We checked in at the Lexington and were almost laughing at the shape of our room. First, the bathroom fan was so loud that it sounded like a helicopter. Looking up at the fixture, we could see the lamp vibrating like crazy. How do the housekeeping staff not notice these things? Second, the beds were lumpy and really uncomfortable. Third, looking out our window, we had this bizarre view of a creepy storage shed between us and the freeway. There were four of us checked in, but we were given only two towels. For the second day of our stay, housekeeping replaced only the two towels and didn't give us new shampoo or soap, despite our using up what was originally there.

As I noted previously, the lobby is nice, but it's deceptive. Once out of the lobby, the grounds are in bad shape. And the place seems to attract smokers. They were all around the buildings. If you do have to stay at this place, request the main building. The back building close to the freeway (where we stayed this time) is just terrible -- extremely noisy. Finally, the desk staff spend an inordinate amount of time on the phone and simply ignore guests waiting.

From what I can tell, if the Lexington weren't so close to Cal Poly, it would quickly fail. Our worst hotel experience ever.

Room Tip: Avoid back building -- super run down and noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank gmansc
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a reliable, clean and courteous "stop gap" hotel if you are on your way past town or need somewhere central to make a base. The huge King bed was very comfortable and clean. It had a fridge and coffee maker and offers simple inclusive breakfast which involves a quick basic coffee and muffin to set you on your way. You wouldn't hang out in the reception area, but the pool is good and the receptionist was absolutely lovely - we actually forgot some food in the fridge and she kindly saved it and waited for me to come by and get it. The bathroom was a bit worse for wear, but was basic and worked and the room was big with a tube TV.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Situated on the edge of San Luis Obispo, straight off the freeway so easy to find, this hotel was an absolute gem, and so cheap it's amazing. The staff here are so friendly and helpful, and helped us arrange a call back to the UK which we were struggling to make.
We had a room overlooking the pool which was a bonus as the boys went for a swim so we could see them, there is a hot-tub also. Room was well equipped and spotlessly clean, free parking on site. Breakfast served via reception which can be taken back to your room if you wish, or sit out and eat.
This is a fifteen minute walk into the lovely town of San Luis Obispo, which is well worth a visit, packed with excellent bars and shops - don't miss bubblegum alley either. We ate at an "Irish" bar 2 minutes from the hotel which had a great menu and beer range.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rob S
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Sedona, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

As there was a Willie Nelson concert in town, everything was sold out. This was economical, and you can tellf they have taken care to keep it clean & up to date. However, the bed killed our backs. I had a massage between the two nights, so I could face night #2!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dbtcltluvSedona
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Additional Information about Lexington Inn

Property: Lexington Inn
Address: 2050 Garfield St, Garfield & Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2636
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lexington Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Recreational amenities at Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo include a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo also offers wireless Internet access, high-speed Internet access. The property has a 24-hour front desk. Onsite parking is complimentary. ... more   less 
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Days Inn San Luis Obispo Hotel San Luis Obispo
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