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The Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo is a popular vacation destination because of its beaches and parks, historic buildings, and cultural venues like the Children's Museum, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and the Palm Theatre that showcases indie, art-house films, as well as mainstream movies. When it comes to hotels, San Louis Obispo has great variety, including budget suites, bed and breakfasts, and luxury options like the San Luis Creek Lodge.

San Luis Obispo Quick Picks and Tips


The Alex Madonna Expo Center regularly hosts community events, including the California Festival of Beers and the annual Fall Home Show, as well as dances, concerts, and trade shows.


Downtown restaurants are close to many San Luis Obispo hotels. Enjoy upscale wine country dining at the elegant Koberl at Blue on Monterey Street. The Famous Splash Cafe, a favorite among locals, is famous for its chowder bowls and desserts.

Major Point of Interest

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was built in 1772, and is still a functioning Catholic mission with a museum inside. Stroll the grounds of the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, an adobe-style historic home on Pacific Street.


Visitors to San Luis Obispo hotels can find new and vintage music, books and toys at quirky shops like Boo Boo Records, Dr Cain's Comics and Tom's Toys.


Montana de Oro State Park is popular among rock climbers, hikers, campers, and mountain bike enthusiasts. Also visit the park museum and nature center, or play a round of golf either one of the two golf courses on the park grounds.

Recently booked San Luis Obispo hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Somerset Inn 4 hours ago 3 stars $78
Super 8 San Luis Obispo 6 hours ago 2 stars $59
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Avila Beach
6 hours ago 3 stars $159
San Luis Inn and Suites 12 hours ago 2 stars $49
Sands Inn and Suites 13 hours ago 3 stars $74
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South 16 hours ago 1 star $59
Budget Inn San Luis Obispo 1 day ago 2 stars $60
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo 2 days ago 3 stars $119
El Toro Motel 5 days ago 1 star $58
Ramada San Luis Obispo 6 days ago 2 stars $70

Recently Rated San Luis Obispo Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Ramada San Luis Obispo
2.6 / 5
59 reviews
2 stars $70
3.5 / 5
96 reviews
3 stars $78
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo
3.8 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $119
Homestead Motel
1.7 / 5
23 reviews
2 stars $45
San Luis Inn and Suites
2.8 / 5
52 reviews
2 stars $49
Sands Inn and Suites
3.5 / 5
67 reviews
3 stars $74
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo North
3.0 / 5
34 reviews
1 star $55
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
3.3 / 5
43 reviews
1 star $59
Budget Inn San Luis Obispo
1.9 / 5
15 reviews
2 stars $60
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Avila Beach
4.1 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $159

San Luis Obispo hotels

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Featured San Luis Obispo Hotels

From $74

1 Sands Inn and Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 67 reviews

1930 Monterey Street Map

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Business-friendly, pet-friendly meeting place on the Central Coast Plan your next meeting or leisure stay at the unusually attractive, Spanish-style Sands Inn and Suites, near historic downtown... More

Good, not great
Sands Inn is about as good as it can be, given the limits of an old-fashioned motel where you drive up within a few feet of your room and the first guy up usually wakes up everyone else. It's part...
Oct 10, 2014
From $78

2 BEST WESTERN Somerset Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 96 reviews

1895 Monterey Street Map

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Roomy accommodations in San Luis Obispo Roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Best Western Somerset Inn makes for a great stopping-off point in a long journey. The rooms... More

Too much noise
They gave us a room right next to laundry room. It was a loud machine noise all night long.
Oct 17, 2014
From $119

3 Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo

3 stars
3.8 / 5 59 reviews

333 Madonna Road Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

A piano in the courtyard tells the tale Guests at Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo Hotel enjoy spacious two-room accommodations in a Central Coast location close to both major businesses and... More

Clean and nice with a wonderful staff
Loved my stay. Only issue was with a weak wifi signal in the particular room
Oct 16, 2014
From $98


3 stars
3.7 / 5 58 reviews

214 Madonna Road Map

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Enjoy everything San Luis Obispo has to offer during your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel. For those searching for sand and surf, our beaches are minutes away. You will be close to... More

Great stay!
This hotel very was clean( They were even cleaning the handrails at the swimming pool at 9:30 at night). The staff was very helpful and the hotel was close to everything. They had a complimentary...
Sep 15, 2014
From $66

5 Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2 stars
2.9 / 5 48 reviews

210 Madonna Road Map

San Luis Obispo hotel offers free breakfast and Denny's eatery on site Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo remains a favorite for leisure travelers looking for a free continental breakfast and... More

Great Family vacation
We stayed at this hotel for a beach trip. It is conveniently close to several beaches. I would have enjoyed having a wider selection in the continental breakfast, but you do get a 20% discount at...
Aug 18, 2014
From $49

6 San Luis Inn and Suites

2 stars
2.8 / 5 52 reviews

404 Santa Rosa Street Map

At San Luis Inn and Suites we want you to enjoy our clean, comfortable, pleasantly decorated rooms making this your vacation home. Feel free to enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast and our... More

bare bones hotel accomodations
I booked this place to stay literally overnight while on a road up the coast of California. The room was odorous, towels scratchy, and chairs were stained. The bed was comfortable and the sheets...
Oct 14, 2014
From $70

7 Ramada San Luis Obispo

2 stars
2.6 / 5 59 reviews

1000 Olive St Map

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Deep in the heart of San Luis Obispo Choose Ramada San Luis Obispo for reasonably priced lodging that is within walking distance of the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission and offers easy access... More

Last minute stay
The room was clean, check in was fast while the room is not very upgraded it is a good stay for the price. The exit is a bit tricky as it is located right next to the freeway entrance. Was only...
Oct 19, 2014
From $60

8 Budget Inn San Luis Obispo

2 stars
1.9 / 5 15 reviews

1001 olive street Map

Newly re modeled rooms, with microwave & refrigerator, in room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board on request at front desk, 27" color TV with/hbo, nice spacious rooms,... More

Last room in town
Very expensive at $225/night However it was supply and demand so I do not blame the proprietor. This is a small family-run small town hotel. It was clean and in a great location. A/C was clunky...
Sep 29, 2014
From $132

9 Quality Suites Central Coast

2 stars
4.2 / 5 23 reviews

1631 Monterey St. Map

All-suite San Luis Obispo hotel offers cooked-to-order breakfast, Wi-Fi Located in the heart of California's Central Coast, Quality Suites San Luis Obispo appeals to economy travelers looking... More

More than Acceptable
Unlike many other so-called Suite Hotels, this place gives you a full-sized sofa in the living room. The location is very convenient to Cal Poly and downtown SLO. But I do have a little problem...
Sep 12, 2014
From $107

10 Holiday Inn Express SAN LUIS OBISPO

3 stars
3.7 / 5 37 reviews


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... More

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.
Sep 2, 2014
From $119

11 La Cuesta Inn

2 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

2074 Monterey Street Map

Welcome to La Cuesta Inn, a boutique hotel in San Luis Obispo. Offering a unique combination of comfort, convenience, and hospitality, our hotel is the perfect destination for leisure and business... More

Not a boutique experience
the hotel offers some nice amenities but they really need to focus on nailing the basics first. the room seemed very cramped and was not very clean. the ironing board looked very old. there was a...
Aug 6, 2014
From $59

12 Travelodge San Luis Obispo

2 stars
3.0 / 5 42 reviews

1825 Monterey Street Map

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Travelers flock to San Luis Obispo hotel for Cal Tech visits, weddings Budget rates and proximity to California Polytechnic University – which is just six blocks away – appeal to leisure... More

No one should stay at this hotel. Cobwebs and dirty, I hope I didn't bring home any bed bugs.
May 27, 2014
From $70

13 Villa Motel

2 stars
3.0 / 5 8 reviews

1670 Monterey Street Map

The Villa Motel is located near the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo along the Central Coast of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. San Luis Obispo is a perfect vacation or business... More

Basic amenities. Good value. Great staff.
VERY basic accommodations. However, the owners are very personable. We arrived from SF to attend a wedding. After driving all day my very pregnant wife was tired and needed a little rest before the...
Aug 18, 2014
From $59

14 Super 8 San Luis Obispo

2 stars
2.7 / 5 42 reviews

1951 Monterey St Map

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The best value on Monterey Street The smoke-free, pet-friendly Super 8 San Luis Obispo affords travelers a relaxing stay right next door to historic downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy easy access... More

Good location but hotel was very average
The location was good - close to the highway and not too far from downtown (although it would be a long walk so you'd still have to drive). The hotel was very average though. Breakfast wasn't...
Aug 4, 2014
From $58

15 El Toro Motel

1 star
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

625 El Toro Street Map

Welcome to El Toro Motel located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Luis Obispo County is the heart of Californias Central Coast where you can spend your day exploring miles of... More

From $179

16 Apple Farm Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 44 reviews

2015 Monterey St. Map

San Luis Obispo hotel charms with country decor, eatery and gift shopApple Farm Inn achieves the look and feel of a bed and breakfast thanks to Victorian-inspired rooms and a cozy restaurant and... More

relaxing get away
Our third trip !!! It was wonderful. The room couldn't be any better. And the bathroom was so huge !! The restaurant was wonderful.. Will come back in October for a longer visit. I wish all hotels...
Jun 9, 2013
From $67

17 Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo

2 stars
3.3 / 5 39 reviews

2050 Garfield Street Map

Lexington Inn San Luis Obispo is conveniently located off of Highway 101. Our 100 percent smoke free hotel offers world class amenities such as 24-hour concierge desk - multilingual staff - and... More

Nice value for SLO
Good size room, nice and clean. TV was pretty small, and they don't have any real breakfast. The Apple Farm is right across the street so that helps. Bed very comfortable. I will be staying here...
Oct 20, 2013
From $45

18 Homestead Motel

2 stars
1.7 / 5 23 reviews

920 Olive Street Map

Stay with us at Homestead Motel in beautiful San Luis Obispo California. Clean comfortable accommodations feature one queensize bed one kingsize bed two queensize beds and three queensize beds.... More

Will NEVER stay here again!
this is likely the worst hotel I've stayed at. the pillows were dirty underneath the pillow covers so I lay my own towel over the pillows. There were barely towels in the bathroom. the shower stall...
Oct 15, 2014
From $124

19 Americas Best Value Inn and Suites San Luis Obispo

1 star
2.2 / 5 14 reviews

950 Olive St Map

Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn of San Luis Obispo, CA. The motel is conveniently located half a mile from Cal Poly University, downtown, county government offices, Farmer's Market, and... More

From $189

20 Madonna Inn

2 stars
3.8 / 5 12 reviews

100 Madonna Road Map

A landmark on California*s Central Coast for over forty-five years.. The world-renowned Madonna Inn offers 110 rooms, uniquely decorated with a special theme and color scheme, no two are alike.... More

Wish we could stay longer
Madonna inn was so much fun to stay at! Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all the amenities! Can't wait to come back!
Aug 27, 2014