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Inn at San Luis Obispo
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
San Francisco, California
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“Very close to Cal Poly”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We have stayed here many times during the past 4 years.

Good location If you need to be close to Cal Poly University. It's an older motel property that has done some upgrades but the property still feels like a 1950's drive in motel. The rooms tend to be clean but small, some bathrooms are very awkward with miniature sink & counter tops. Breakfast is minimal- Best Western standard. The front desk staff needs better consistency with their treatment of guests.

If you are looking for low price then this is a reasonable place to stay because they do meet Best Western basic requirements...but I wouldn't stay here if I'm on vacation.

Room Tip: Upper rooms are quieter, the floors are not very soundproof.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed - only one night - on the second floor, which was lovely and quiet. There are beautiful views as the hotel is set amidst mountains. The pool was lovely though it would be good if it opened a little earlier (so it was possible to swim before breakfast). It was cold but really refreshing. Service was helpful and friendly.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

We had planned 3 days in SLO and 5 days in Santa Barbara. We had booked a pricey and reputable B&B in San Luis Obispo. We typically read reviews ahead of time but we goofed this time around. A few day before we were to leave for SLO, I read the reviews for the B&B we had booked- BED BUGS!!!! YIKES! So, at the last minute, we booked 3 nights at the Best Western Somerset Inn. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable. The pool and spa were sparkling clean! The managers were the friendliest, most helpful individuals. Forget the high priced hotels and B&Bs. I'll stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Very clean, very quiet, fluffy towels, comfy beds, Steven and Nicole were delightful hosts.
A nice little breakfast with all what you need to start your day. We will stay again when next in San Luis Obispo.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Covina, California
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

You can count on Best Western, from my own experience, with regards to cleanliness and higher quality than other motels. My wife and I could not find a motel that didn’t have bad reviews at San Simeon & Morro Bay. So we stayed at SLO. The room is clean and smells good as expected. Staff was friendly. The minor things that can be corrected are that the shampoo and conditioner ran out from the dispenser. The desk light bulbs were burned out. No refrigerator in cabinet. Overall I would still stay and recommend this Best Western in the future. My standard is that as long as the sheets don't make me itch and the carpet and bathrooms are clean, I would stay in the motel/inn.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

The motel had been refurbished so everything looked pretty good. Our rate was quite cheap and yes I could hear people outside walking around in the morning but all motels are like that. It was quiet at night. No frills but it did the job. And free wifi.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

My stay was awesome...love san luis obispo...great getaway for the weekend...great wine, food, & people....hotel was central to all things in the city....you must visit...

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn at San Luis Obispo
Address: 1895 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613 (Formerly Somerset Inn)
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the breathtaking Central Coast, the Inn at San Luis Obispo is the ideal lodging option for families, business travelers, and couples. Our 3-Diamond, AAA-approved hotel invites you to experience well-appointed accommodations with ample amenities, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi. While you're here, you'll also enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated pool, and hot tub. And our location couldn't be more convenient. We're just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of downtown San Luis Obispo and just a short drive from beaches, wineries, and other attractions. ... more   less 
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