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Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were looking for a convenient, inexpensive stop halfway between San Diego and the Bay Area along CA-101. A friend recommended this, and called it "spartan". It is fairly spartan - bright orange & yellow decor reminiscent of a Scandinavian hostel, no hairdryer or shampoo provided - but it was very clean, quiet, air-conditioned, and only $72 when we booked (early August, with one day's notice). The mattresses were comfortable, the bedding was light and airy, and we had a queen bed each, so we got an excellent night's sleep. The front desk was friendly. It was all that I expected from a Motel 6, and we'll definitely be returning here on our trips up & down the 101.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I and my son stayed at Motel 6 South in San Luis Obispo for two nights. Hotels in San Luis Obispo area are often expensive. We decided to give Motel 6 a try based on other reviewers' positive comments. Of course, for the price, this is no Embassy Suites. But Embassy Suites charges more than double the price. The Motel is in the same area with Marriott Courtyard, Hampton Inns. It is inexpensive but clean and nice. There's even a swimming pool that looks clean. The motel has a small but nice office. The people are nice. The area felt quiet and safe. There is a good shopping center about a mile from the Motel with quite a few eateries and stores. The rooms are clean and simply furnished with furniture similar to Ikea.

Wifi is not free but relatively inexpensive. 2.99/ (ok) and 4.99 (faster) for 24 hours. The 2.99 was awful in the evening because there are too many users. However, when I complained to the front desk, they graciously offered to refund me the money. During the day, it works fine. The motel management team will delight customer by observing the wifi bandwidth and perhaps give people a free upgrade if the bandwidth for 2.99 plan is saturated while the 4.99 plan is free.

There's a Diner's restaurant next door. It is very convenient but you can do better within a couple of miles near Los Osos River and Madonna Road.

If you don't want to pay for the bells and whistles that you don't use, and just a clean and relatively safe place to rest, Motel 6 South in San Luis Obispo will fit the bill. Try it and you may like it (and the price).

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stayed in this Motel 6 for almost 2 weeks, after road tripping for some weeks. Great place to stay while you're exploring the neighboring cities and villages. Very nice trails and running courses nearby. The motel itself is remodeled, the front desk staff is very helpful, but the cleaning ladies are the best. The place is spotless, they really work hard! Kudos!
I would have given the place an 'excellent' rating, but, as with many USA motels, walls are paper thin, there was a lot of noise from the swimming pool and the 'no noise after 22.00 hrs' was often disregarded. Another thing - rated doubled on friday and saturday!

Room Tip: If you don't like noise, don't book a room on the poolside. On the other hand, the poolside...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

I was nervous about staying at a Motel 6. But I was impressed with the details of the property from the moment we pulled into the area.
The hotel is tucked in the valley of beautiful SLO foothills. It's located near the end of a meandering road filled with trees and flowers. Behind the pretty landscaping, on either side of the road are more hotels that look just as nice as the Motel 6.
The clerk was attentive and helpful.
The room was on the 2nd floor, away from the stairs. We left our front door open to let in some fresh air for a little while (there was a faint smell of smoke left over from another guest, and there was an ashtray that said "Please leave your keys in here" in our non-smoking room). And maybe only 1 family walked by our room. It was quiet on a Thursday evening.
The room looked remodeled. Everything looked new! The floors were a beautiful wood laminate. The TV looked like a giant iPad mounted to the wall... very modern. The towels peeked out of a bright yellow rack with holes in it... very stylish. The bed had a contemporary design that allowed my son to lay on top of or under the bed to play on his iPod.
There were no shampoo or conditioner bottles, but I had read that ahead of time, and was prepared.
Also a reviewer had written that they thought the water wasn't for consumption. We brushed our teeth with the water, and the clerks drink the tap water. And we're all fine. I think that reviewer saw the signs along the landscaping that said they use recycled water for irrigation, and worried.
The AC had a hum. But it wasn't too loud. There was no microwave nor refrigerator, but we only stayed one night. The room was small, but the 4 of us fit just right
For $81, I was pleased with our stay. It was modern, clean, and fresh. We slept well. I would definitely stay here again, if the price continues to be reasonable.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Great room for a family of four, and a great price. It was the nicest Motel 6 we have ever stayed in. The pics were exact, our room was super clean & contemporary. Staff was really friendly & accommodating. Shopping & food are all very close, just a quick drive down the street. (Olive Garden, Bevmo, Old Navy, Burger King, etc.) The only downside was the $2.99 charge for WiFi, but considering the low cost of the room it wasn't that bad. Clean, quiet, & cheap.

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We didn't want to spend over $200 per night for a room which the neighboring hotels were charging so we decided on Motel 6. It was CLEAN and REMODELED. Decent bed but the pillows could be more fluffier. Liked the laminent wood floors. Bathroom has granite counter. Make sure you bring your own shampoo/conditioner, lotion and hairdryer. No iron as well. They offer two small soaps only. Located off the 101 freeway. Easy access and safe environment. The front desk staff was pleasant and informed us that there's free coffee in the morning. Our dog even enjoyed our one night stay here. If you're looking for a place to sleep, choose this location.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor so you won't hear anyone walking above you.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Was very pleased with my stay here. Super clean room, easy check-in, pleasant staff, and a great location close to restaurants and freeway. Clean pool and nice landscaping. Just a short drive to the beaches and fun things to do in the area. Would be happy to stay here again.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Address: 1625 Calle Joaquin, US 101/El Camino Real at Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7214
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
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Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: £50 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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