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Sunbeam Motel

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed at this motel for one night in January 2016. The room was clean, the furniture looked a bit old but everything was in great condition. It rained heavily that night and in the morning, I found my laptop in a pool of water that leaked through the roof and ceiling directly above the desk. Luckily, the computer was...

2Thank ptv544
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stayed in the motel for one night on our roadtrip, on off-peak season before christmas holidays. We found it from booking.com. The motel is located on a road with plenty of other motels near by. It is easy to find and it had some cafe’s, restaurants and bars nearby. Motel has its own free parking area. The city center...

Thank kaimaani
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 22 November 2015

near cal poly campus & downtown area - walking distance to both; we actually did not stay in the hotel but stopped by to inquire about getting a room for our daughter who attends Cal Poly due to a sudden need to move out of living arrangement. The desk clerk (who is probably the owner) was very helpful & friendly....

Thank obdocSanJose
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Okay, so you can't expect too much from a motel that charges half what surrounding, chain motels charge. I've stayed three times and it's a decent stay-over with parking, small air conditioners (you need them here), decent bed and pillows and great access to the quaint downtown. What's wrong here is the upkeep. It's clean but the in-room "amenities" are...

Thank Denis S
Bisbee, Arizona
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Another remodel of old motel. Everything was clean and comfortable. Parking just enough for on spot per room. Everything operational with exception of microwave which had broken door latch button. Good location. Breakfast is a donut and coffee. Beats Motel 6 but not quite a great value for the money. San Luis Obispo motel rates all higher than many other...

Thank Stanley R
Swindon, England
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We stopped here for one night on our way past LA. You have to put it into context with the price. The room we had seemed clean, the bed was comfortable and there was decent working wifi. The guy in on Reception was very pleasant and helpful and there was coffee and Danish pastries for breakfast. In terms of value...

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Los Banos
Reviewed 8 September 2015

$60 on labor day weekend in San Luis is pretty unusual. When everything else is double that, Sunbeam looks pretty good. It was clean and fairly nice inside. One cannot expect a 120$ room for 60$. If you want a 120$ room then go to an upscale place. If you want a clean basic room, this is a good choice.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We booked this motel through booking.com. What this motel failed to mention is that they do not accept debit cards, but they ran the cars anyway, and drew out the money. We are still $117 dollars shy on our account, and were denied service. Then the owner told my wife that if she paid an extra $50, he would rent...

3Thank johnhyko
henrysunbeam, Manager at Sunbeam Motel, responded to this review

Respond as follow 1. In order to keep the basic standard and make mostly guest stay in this motel feel comfortable and safe, we have been trying hard to deny the service to a heavy smoker alcoholic or drug addict. We do not hesitate to report to police if we see any illegal activities in the motel. 2. The charge...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We just needed a place to put our heads down for the night, and the Sunbeam was fine for that. Clean enough, and everything inside worked. Within walking distance of some decent restaurants. Owner was friendly enough. Even had working wifi. Good stopover on our way from SF to LA.

2Thank faeriehazel
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Even though it was a budget price the room came with AC/Heater, fridge, microwave, FREE wi-fi, FREE parking, there was a coffeemaker and yes, those little packets for shampoo, conditioner. Admittedly, the decor is a bit dated, carpet was a bit worn, there were dents, scratches in furnishings. But for the price? It's a good value! The bed was comfortable,...

2Thank YMMusume

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunbeam Motel is a wonderful motel for the budget-minded traveler. It is conveniently located near downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. Our rooms are equipped with standard amenities, including cable TV with HBO, free wifi, refrigerators, hairdryers, microwaves and daily housekeeping services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunbeam Motel

Address: 1656 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2930
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $70 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbeam Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms farther from the road are likely to be more quiet”
kaimaani, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Limited choice.....upstairs more quiet”
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“Impossible, I doubt there are any.”
316BarbaraB, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Select an upstairs room if possible; can hear people above if you're on first floor.”
AdrianaC591, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I stayed upstairs end of the building (#6)”
eric_sjc, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
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