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The Kinney San Luis Obispo

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The Kinney San Luis Obispo is the area's closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our all-new redesigned hotel offers a colorful getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home. Plus enjoy access to on-site dining for breakfast and dinner at Leroy's alongside an excellent beer and wine selection. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
69Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
17Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews holiday inn express front desk hi express cal poly other hotels beds were comfortable stayed here for one night downtown slo close to downtown clean hotel short stay we've stayed would stay here again hot breakfast short drive farmers market cookies
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: centrally located, rooms are recently renovated, the decor is fun and hipster, TVs are really nice, the restaurant has decent food. Cons: the pool/hot tub was closed during our stay (one of the big reasons why we wanted to stay here), service isn’t great,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank radhikamalik
Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis ObispoResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Kinney! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When making my reservation, I requested the government rate. I had called the hotel directly. The person taking my call said they do not have government rates. She seemed to be not up to speed on the hotel information and like she was reading off...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 4steviem2018
Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis ObispoResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Kinney! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please give us a call whenever you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thew front desk staff were very friendly..My stay was good..The hotel was clean and the service was good. I must say they did provide great service, very friendly staff. Location is close to downtown, you can walk... especially on Thursday nights when thewy have the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Melody49
Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis ObispoResponded 1 week ago

Hi Melody49! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Kinney! Thank you for your kind words and review about the service you received! The Kinney team strive for excellent service and it is great to see you experiences that....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool new hotel. Great rooms with a great ocean vibe. Very cool amenities for the kids and adults alike, games galore in the the lobby/restaurant. You will see lack luster reviews of the restaurant, and the staff in general, but it appears to be...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank brucesolomon2
Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis ObispoResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear brucesolomon2 , Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Kinney SLO. The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please give us a call...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The Kinney San Luis Obispo has been wonderful to work with in booking group rates and room blocks for a conference that my employer is hosting in the area. I will absolutely be booking with them again for our conferences in years to come, and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank ChristianaDove
Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis ObispoResponded October 16, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your excellent review about the Kinney and our awesome group and event space! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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March 31, 2018|
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Response from Woodpecker48 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t use the pool, but my experience with hotel pools has been that they are all heated, without exception. I would give 10 to 1 odds that this pool is heated.
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June 23, 2015|
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Response from James D | Property representative |
Unfortunetely we are no longer pet friendly except for service animals only. Thank you.
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SWPagan
January 19, 2015|
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Response from James D | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us. As of last year with our recent room refresh, the decision was made to no longer allow pets here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. Just a short drive away in Pismo Beach, we have... More
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"Ask for room facing courtyard"
judyhM3145WS
Oct. 3, 2018
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"Great staff"
WingFamily4
Oct. 3, 2018
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"Wait until the renovation is over."
Boscaverde86
Sep. 23, 2018
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"If you want a quiet room, ask for one away from the pool"
BluRavdriver
Aug. 18, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$137 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express san luis obispo hotel san luis obispoholiday inn san luis obisposan luis obispo holiday inn
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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