$142 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

3 stars
1800 MONTEREY STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
62 reviews
College shopping

Close proximity to Cal Poly. Clean. Comfortable and friendly staff See full review

  • Tiga20
  • Jan 19, 2014
College shopping

Staff friendly and helpful. Room spotless. Very close to downtown and Cal Poly. Enjoyed our stay See full review

  • Tiga20
  • Jan 11, 2014
Cozy hotel is closest option to California Polytechnic State University

Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO appeals to visitors whose agenda includes a trip to California Polytechnic State University. The budget hotel is the closest hotel to the college, and also boasts an attractive location near the Mission San Luis Obispo. Cozy, warm rooms are equipped with reliable such as Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerators, while a free breakfast bar stocks warm dishes such as the signature cinnamon rolls and eggs and bacon. An outdoor pool tempts with patio tables, sunbathers and a Jacuzzi.

Highlights
  • Closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University 
  • Free breakfast bar
  • Pets welcome (fees apply)
  • Outdoor pool and fitness center
  • Near Mission San Luis Obispo
Location

Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO guests do not have to leave the property for breakfast. An extensive breakfast bar brims with favorites, including warm cinnamon rolls, fruit, eggs, bacon and 100 percent Arabica bean coffee. The best part: The meal is free.  

Rooms
Bold stripes and warm colors create familiarity and comfort in Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO rooms. Amber-hued wood furniture complements stark white linens paired with maroon blankets, while striped carpeting matches the wallpaper. Floral printed curtains – layered with a sheer panel – add softness to the rooms, which come with standard amenities such as cable TV, a work desk, Wi-Fi access, a coffee maker and mini-refrigerator.
Dining

Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO guests do not have to leave the property for breakfast. An extensive breakfast bar brims with favorites, including warm cinnamon rolls, fruit, eggs, bacon and 100 percent Arabica bean coffee. The best part: The meal is free.  

Recreation
A fitness center challenges Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO guests to an intense workout with several cardio and weight machines. After the routine, guests can cool off in the outdoor pool or Jacuzzi.
Transportation
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (3.3 mi/5.4 km)
Attractions
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (10.6 mi/17.1 km)
  • Hearst Castle (40 mi/64.4 km)
  • California Polytechnic University (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Mission Plaza (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Paso Robles (23.8 mi/38.3 km)
  • Cambria (30.8 mi/49.5 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Copy, fax and print services
  • One meeting room

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
FAX
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

35.2886 -120.6517
Nearby airports
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, (SBP), 5.00, MI; Santa Maria Public Airport, (SMX), 30.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (62)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 62
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Busy Busy Parents
Redondo Beach
Feb 10, 2014

Solid no-frills place to stay with good breakfast value

I and my family of 4 (2 small children) recently needed an overnight stay in San Luis Obispo. This hotel was in a convenient part of town (north) where most other hotels are. Overall good value. See below for details. *The room was on ground floor and had good ramp access *Room was clean, but NOTE THEY ALLOW DOGS in this hotel, which is good for dog owners, not so good for toddler owners. Our socks got a little dark from the carpet * We could hear the people above us loudly * Linens were nice and clean * TV was adequate, had HBO and HBO kids for free :) * 2 sink areas, one outside bath which was helpful * Small fridge was helpful* * Great breakfast included with room. Really made the difference in saving some money. They had build your own egg sandwiches with bacon and multiple bread choices, cereal, yogurt, fruit, biscuits and gravy. Most were individually wrapped, so perfect to grab and go. * Great bar across the road * Pool was heated, but we didnt use as it was raining

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Bar across the road.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tiga20
Stockton. Ca
Jan 19, 2014

College shopping

Close proximity to Cal Poly. Clean. Comfortable and friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tiga20
Stockton. Ca
Jan 11, 2014

College shopping

Staff friendly and helpful. Room spotless. Very close to downtown and Cal Poly. Enjoyed our stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Love breakfast at Madonna Inn

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heatstroke
Visalia, California
Sep 29, 2013

Good Hotel

Great room. Great staff. I would stay here again. We went to the beach and went shopping. We also went to the movies.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Conveniently located to nearby shopping and dining.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Plumrose
Los Altos
Nov 11, 2012

Convenient and quiet

We found this hotel extremely convenient. Very close to the freeway exit, and easy to find. The room was clean and comfortable. Although we stayed on a Saturday night, the hotel was very quiet at night. The super friendly staff helped us finding a great breakfast place in down town San Luis Obispo. Thank you so much!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Breakfast on the patio

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grandma Kiki
Redlands, California
Sep 4, 2012

Very easy access from freeway and direct access to downtown shops and Historic Mission.

Very accommodating. Upon arrival I had an issue with our room. I explained the issue to the front desk, they immediately gave me an alternate room of better quality. They also offered suggestions for dinner and provided discount coupon for dinner across the street from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Access to shops straight down the main street of the hotel.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gooer
Riverside, Ca
Jul 31, 2011

Nice place for the price.

Inn is clean and staff was very friendly. Is close to downtown area but a bit too far to walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gooer
Riverside, Ca
Jul 31, 2011

Nice place for the price.

Inn is clean and staff was very friendly. Is close to downtown area but a bit too far to walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dinuba, CA
Jul 16, 2011

Attended Wedding in Avila

Nothing special. Easy to find from the freeway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Cyclists will carriages attached will take you into downtown for tips.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dinuba, CA
Jul 16, 2011

Attended Wedding in Avila

Nothing special. Easy to find from the freeway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Cyclists will carriages attached will take you into downtown for tips.

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