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Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

HIExpress.comUS$135*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We've stayed here several times with our dog Max. They recently remodeled the rooms and the beds are very comfortable. The staff is fantastic. They really make you feel welcomed, especially when traveling with your pooch! We stayed in room 112 which was convenient to the exit to walk the dog, but a bit noisy since its near the ice...

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Amy S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear JandMHWD, Thank you so much for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo. I am so glad to hear you and Max had a nice time in our newly remodeled rooms! I am sorry to hear about the noise you had experienced. Next time you are here with us, we will try to get...

Imperial, California
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel is older and small, but staff were very helpful. Rooms are older, but clean and well maintained. Hotel is in need of a remodel in the NEAR future. Very close to Downtown SLO Trolley stops just in front of the hotel to take you downtown. A little Steep in pricing for what you get. Would RX Ebassy suites...

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Not sure when you stayed with us be we just completed a renovation/refresh of all our guests’ rooms. They all have new beds, furniture, wall vinyl, art, as well as brand new bathrooms. We are very excited about the new look of our rooms and know that you will be. We hope we get a...

Camarillo, California
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The staff is exceptionally good. It is very well-managed property and a great place to stay if you are in town for business. My only complaint is their coffee. It is of poor qualify. A hotel of its caliber should be serving Starbucks or Peet's.

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us and for your comments regarding our coffee. We are actually looking into switching it soon. We want to provide our guests with the best of amenities and coffee is right there at the top of the list. We hope to see you again soon and hopefully we can provide you with a...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This hotel is very nice-newly renovated, very clean and in a great location. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. Staff very friendly! Cookies were at the front desk which was a nice treat! The breakfast was good with a variety of cereals, breads, eggs etc. I was really impressed with this hotel and would stay in a heartbeat!

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your “Great Night!” review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. We will have fresh baked cookies ready for your return trip. We hope to see you again soon. James Davison General Manager

Reviewed 22 June 2014

I checked in early around 2:30 in the afternoon. The front desk clerk was very helpful and courtesy. He told me he only had 2 rooms available. So I took the first room he offered which was room 101. I booked the room for 2 nights. He failed to tell me that it was the one of the worst rooms...

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

From all of us at the Holiday Inn Express in San Luis Obispo, thank you for completing our survey. We truly appreciate your feedback. It will help us improve. We are sorry to hear about the noise issue you experienced with your room. I am glad our staff was helpful and responsive to you. I will definitely take a look...

Clacton-on-sea
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Probably the best Holiday Express Inn we have used whilst touring in California. Excellent welcome from all reception staff but especially Alex who should be awarded 'employee of the month' status for her immediate help and assistance in finding First Aid supplies for a minor injury. The hotel has been refurbished and the quality of the furnishings, decoration and furniture...

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for your "Exceptionally Good" review. From all of us here at the Holiday Inn Express, we truly appreciate your time to review us. I will let Alex know of her unofficial status of employee of the month. She will be very happy to hear about this review. We look forward to having you as our guest again in...

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Reviewed 19 June 2014

ok, It is a Holiday Inn Express, Why the almost $400 per night per room? Price gouging to the extreme! Normally this place is a $129 a night. This " family chain" takes advantage of a family event. Never again!

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We appreciate and learn from each of our guests. We understand your concern about our rates on certain high-demand weekends. Cal Poly graduation weekend is one of those weekends and our rates are actually lower than most of the hotels in this area. We pride ourselves in offering competitive prices and giving...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We had such a wonderful experience here on NYE, we decided to stay here again. Consistency in customer service, cleanliness, quality, is something all hotels should strive for. This place exceeded our expectations again by their consistency. Check-in was handled expeditiously by the great front desk staff. Always nice to hear the words, "Welcome back"! Our room was clean and...

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

We appreciate all of our return guests. We love welcoming you back and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your wonderful review. James Davison General Manager

Saint george
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We had a pleasant stay at this Holiday Inn Express. Nice room and amenities. I would stay here again. Our room was spotless and well maintained and the front desk staff was very helpful in assisting us in finding dinner accommodations.

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. I will let our housekeepers know that you found the room to be spotless. Thank you so much for taking time to review us. We greatly appreciate it. James Davison General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Our first trip up north in several years, so our first stop was in San Luis Obispo. The location of the hotel is just off 101, easy to find. We were greeted by the nicest front desk employee we have ever encountered. The lobby smelled great and had a nice fireplace with seating. We were tired from the long drive...

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James D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had a welcoming and comfortable arrival experience with us. Thank you for taking time to review us. We look forward to your return. James Davison General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 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 hotel offers a relaxing getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home! Enjoy our complimentary deluxe full American breakfast. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating. Come hop the trolley this Thursday to our weekly, regionally-famed, Farmer's Market. You will find an extensive selection of fresh produce, BBQ & live music! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

Address: 1800 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2614
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $211 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
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Holiday Inn San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Holiday Inn
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#5 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#10 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms towards the rear are quieter”
CaravannersDandK, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor is most quiet.”
terrimackster, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Best not to stay on 1st floor, noise from guests walking around on floor above was disconcerting, hard to sleep.”
vabdpk6, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we were on the third floor”
mlambi, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not too sure but will say that there are some rooms that have a view of another building right outside your window. That wasn't too pleasant. Kept our shades closed the entire time.”
770theresal, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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