If you are looking for a chain hotel located in the middle of the Central Coast wine region, the Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo is a good choice. It is a few blocks off the 101 in a shopping mall. To the north is Paso Robles or highway 1 along the coast. To the south is Lompoc and Santa Barbara. Each area can be reached easily with San Luis Obispo as a base.
This hotel does an excellent job serving large families. The made to order breakfast and the happy hour are well attended. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast and happy hour do create a lot of noise, but the suite nature of the hotel mitigates this to some degree. The entry room can pick up some of the noise, but the bedroom is well insulated.
I would agree with some of the reviews that suggest that the facility could use a renovation. I suspect that they are able to offer the rates they do, though, because the rooms have not been updated. Our experience was that everything worked well. Since we used the hotel as a way station rather than a place we spent a lot of time, we were quite happy with the facility.More