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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Check in was quick and efficient. The room was reasonable in size and well-appointed. Breakfast was the usual fare for this chain but abundant and edible.

The hotel is a nice hotel and offers a great continental breakfast and even gives you complimentary toiletry items if you forget them! My only issue was the location of the room which happened to be next to the pool. Being down the street from the local University, the pool has become an attraction to the college kids to sneak in after midnight which will wake you up if your sleeping. Luckily the kids were only there for maybe 20 minutes, but it took a few hours to fall back to sleep. I look forward to a future visit in a different location. :-)

overall it was a great stay. Front desk should be mindful of customers waiting in line if it's late at night and they are on the phone speaking to a superior to complain about another customer. It doesn't reflect well on your hotel if I'm waiting until you're done with an unimportant call, it's late, and I'm the only one waiting. I just needed you to scan my demagnetized key card.

The hotel was very clean and the staff were very professional. I will look to stay here in the future.

Hotel was easy to find and conveniently located, clean and, safe

Great location! Very close to CalPoly. Bring your own pillow. Good quick breakfast.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

Nothing special. Easy to find from the freeway.

My stay was brief. However, it was very comforting, very comfortable bed, but mostly very clean both the room and the hotel in general.The breakfast exceeded my expectations. They really have a winning formula, I would not change anything.

1800 Monterey St San Luis Obispo CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Within a short walk of Fremont Theater, Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo is within a mile (2 km) of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. This 100-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Dallidet Adobe and Gardens and San Luis Obispo Superior Court.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

All 100 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

Everyone (1) Business (4) Couples (13) Family (23) Other (2) Friends (1)
4

pleasant and comfortable

Everyone

Check in was quick and efficient. The room was reasonable in size and well-appointed. Breakfast was the usual fare for this chain but abundant and edible.

By , from Sunnyvale, CA on Nov 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 28, 2016

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again.

4

overnight stay in slo

Singles

The hotel is a nice hotel and offers a great continental breakfast and even gives you complimentary toiletry items if you forget them! My only issue was the location of the room which happened to be next to the pool. Being down the street from the local University, the pool has become an attraction to the college kids to sneak in after midnight which will wake you up if your sleeping. Luckily the kids were only there for maybe 20 minutes, but it took a few hours to fall back to sleep. I look forward to a future visit in a different location. :-)

By on Sep 13, 2015

5

overall good trip

BusinessTravelers

overall it was a great stay. Front desk should be mindful of customers waiting in line if it's late at night and they are on the phone speaking to a superior to complain about another customer. It doesn't reflect well on your hotel if I'm waiting until you're done with an unimportant call, it's late, and I'm the only one waiting. I just needed you to scan my demagnetized key card.

By on Sep 1, 2015

5

overnight stay

Families

The hotel was very clean and the staff were very professional. I will look to stay here in the future.

By on Jul 1, 2015

5

spontaneous coastal stop

Couples

Hotel was easy to find and conveniently located, clean and, safe

By on Apr 15, 2015

4

cal poly visit

Families

Great location! Very close to CalPoly. Bring your own pillow. Good quick breakfast.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

holiday inn express slo

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Feb 4, 2015

5

vacation

Couples

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

By on Jan 5, 2015

3

good location - but old plumbing, bad breakfast

Families

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.

By on Dec 3, 2014

4

family vacation

Families

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

By on Sep 2, 2014