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University Inn
2 out of 5
1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $70 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Man in the front desk was absolutely amazing thanks for wonderful service !"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

University Inn
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Great location! Clean and well maintained. Close to downtown area."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Ocean Palms Motel
2.5 out of 5
390 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $74 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.1/5Very Good! (587 reviews)

"It was perfect for our short stay. Loved the hotel because it is was distancing to everything!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

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Budget Inn of Paso Robles
2 out of 5
2745 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
4.1/5Very Good! (358 reviews)

"Great budget hotel in Paso. Clean rooms. Quiet. Good water pressure in the shower my son said “the shower isn’t doo doo like other hotels”."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Budget Inn of Paso Robles
Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
2 out of 5
210 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
3.9/5Very Good! (83 reviews)

"Booking, check-in, & check-out was easy. The room was very basic but super clean. Parking was convenient. We didn’t have any noise issues. Location had easy freeway access. Overall, it was a good experience. No complaints."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
Aloha Inn
2 out of 5
611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
3.9/5Good! (979 reviews)

"The Rooms where way better looking than the outside landscape and cleanness. Was close to downtown Arroyo Grande"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Aloha Inn
San Luis Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
404 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $57 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
3.8/5Good! (948 reviews)

"Decent hotel for the price and in SLO. Nothing overly impressive but again, affordable. I’d stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

San Luis Inn And Suites
Sunbeam Motel
2 out of 5
1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
3.7/5Good! (433 reviews)

"CLEEEEAN!!! IMPECCABLE. NEAT. Thank you for your effort to makes us feel comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Sunbeam Motel
Inn at San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
1895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
3.7/5Good! (980 reviews)

"Clean, quiet and convenient for both college and downtown. Good WiFi."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Inn at San Luis Obispo
Arroyo Village Inn
2 out of 5
500 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $67 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
3.6/5Good! (522 reviews)

"It was nice and cozy! Perfect for a night stay, clean, and close to gas station, freeway and stores."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Arroyo Village Inn
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5
230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9
3.6/5Good! (928 reviews)

"This was an older propeety but upgraded very nicely. Rooms were small but very clean. Carpets not bad but will need replacement soon. All in all very acceptable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Quality Inn Pismo Beach
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo, CA - South
2 out of 5
1625 Calle Joaquin, US 101/SR 1 at Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $56 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
3.5/5Good! (974 reviews)

"Every one was really nice every thing was clean pet friendly was great if I needed any th they did there best to help."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo, CA - South
Motel 6 Morro Bay, CA
2 out of 5
298 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA
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The price is $62 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30
3.4/5Good! (953 reviews)

"Lady that checked us In was very nice! Room was clean we’d stay again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Motel 6 Morro Bay, CA
Villa Motel
2 out of 5
1670 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $53 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
3.4/5Good! (223 reviews)

"The Villa Motel in San Luis Obispo is a great place to stay. Check in was very quick and professional. A friendly "good morning" from the motel owner was an added bonus you don't usually get when traveling these days. The room was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable. We had a great night's ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Villa Motel
Solaire Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1995 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $85 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
3.3/5 (924 reviews)

"Nice place. Had fun . Will return soon to book again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Solaire Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Pismo Beach, CA
2 out of 5
860 4th Street, US 101 at 4th Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $62 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
3/5 (972 reviews)

"This is what I expect a motel six to be. Clean, quiet, well run. It is situated in a nice area with good dining choices."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Motel 6 Pismo Beach, CA
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
2.6/5 (894 reviews)

"Room 201. Upstairs corner room so we only had one neighbor to the right. Parking was easy and check in was quick. It was comfortable and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Budget Inn
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
150 South 5th Street, Grover Beach, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
2.6/5 (441 reviews)

"Overall this was a nice place to stay. Plenty of parking available and my room was clean. Staff is friendly. Stayed five nights."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Pacific Inn
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Cheap Hotels in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park, this destination is home to Dallidet Adobe and Gardens and Emerson Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for places to stay in San Luis Obispo that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 114 budget accommodations. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

San Luis Inn And Suites - 2-star motel. You'll find free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and comfortable rooms.

Sunbeam Motel - Customers like this 2-star motel for its helpful staff and good location. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.

Motel 6 Morro Bay - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Reviews mention the good location and helpful staff.

Arroyo Village Inn - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and helpful staff.

Pacific Inn - Customers like this 2-star motel for its quiet guestrooms and central location. It offers free WiFi and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to San Luis Obispo

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 77°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 4.44 inches
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.19 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo attracts visitors with its array of wineries and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area's cultural spots like Estrella Warbirds Museum and Fremont Theater, or get outdoors at Dallidet Adobe and Gardens.

Travelers also like San Luis Obispo for its:
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Art
  • Restaurants
  • Theater
  • Cafés

Getting Around San Luis Obispo

The closest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), situated 3 mi (4.9 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from San Luis Obispo Station, Grover Beach Station, or Guadalupe Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is San Luis Obispo like for travelers on a budget?
San Luis Obispo has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs, this destination is home to Morro Bay State Park and Monarch Butterfly Grove, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in San Luis Obispo?
Based on reviews, Budget Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Aloha Inn and San Luis Inn And Suites.
How many cheap hotels are there in San Luis Obispo?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 111 budget hotels in San Luis Obispo.
When is the best time for a budget trip to San Luis Obispo?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to San Luis Obispo, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 54°F. Average annual precipitation for San Luis Obispo is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo attracts visitors with its array of wineries and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Take in the local culture at Morro Bay State Park and Fremont Theater, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Monarch Butterfly Grove.
How can I get to San Luis Obispo and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in San Luis Obispo can help keep you on budget. The nearest airport is 3 mi (4.9 km) from the center in San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away. San Luis Obispo may not have many public transit choices so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

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