$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 5, 2015 Check-out: Mar 6, 2015

Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

3 stars
View map of 1800 MONTEREY STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
40 reviews
holiday inn express slo

Super clean bright and easy to get to. One of the best places I have stayed in SLO and I have... See full review

  • work play work
  • Feb 4, 2015
Vacation

On the way to Hearst Castle. Very clean and comfortable room. See full review

  • DisappointedReally
  • Jan 5, 2015
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

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
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
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (40)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
work play work
Business
san jose
Feb 4, 2015

holiday inn express slo

Super clean bright and easy to get to. One of the best places I have stayed in SLO and I have stayed in a lot of sub-par hotels in SLO.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DisappointedReally
Business
Shingle Springs
Jan 5, 2015

Vacation

On the way to Hearst Castle. Very clean and comfortable room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
South Cal traveler
Business
Near Los Angeles
Dec 3, 2014

Good location - but old plumbing, bad breakfast

We liked the location, but unfortunately the room's plumbing was old or bad installed. The shower head and handle were loose. It looks that it is going to get broken soon. You can see a hole in the shower tiles and some of them are crooked. The eggs tasted awful, with granule consistency.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CSK77
Business
Davis, CA
Sep 2, 2014

family vacation

very convenient location. we were able to explore downtown and also easy access to the beach. Overall a good hotel to stay at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JFGirl
Business
Los Angeles
Aug 3, 2014

Clean and convenient

The hotel was very clean and close to cal poly slo. Breakfast was terrible and even though included in price we ate elsewhere the second two mornings. Pool nice but water sprays on you from the outside air units. Staff was very nice. Did not know they allow animals to stay at hotel. Hit tub scalding hot. If you are looking for a basic clean room it is fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Busy Busy Parents
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Bar across the road.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tiga20
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tiga20
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Love breakfast at Madonna Inn

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heatstroke
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Conveniently located to nearby shopping and dining.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Plumrose
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Breakfast on the patio

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