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2 out of 5
1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$59/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
2.6/5 (789 reviews)

"The property is old but staff was very nice and room was clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Budget Inn
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2 out of 5
611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$80/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.8/5Good! (1,555 reviews)

"Room was clean and spacious. Bathroom very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Aloha Inn
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2 out of 5
404 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$55/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.4/5Good! (1,467 reviews)

"Casual, clean and comfortable room. Super friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

San Luis Inn And Suites
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2 out of 5
210 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$73/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.6/5Good! (326 reviews)

"The window air conditioner barely worked. It was cooler outside than inside and you couldn't open the window."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
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2.5 out of 5
230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$80/night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
3.3/5 (1,788 reviews)

"Booked for two nights and happy I chose this hotel. Free parking, breakfast & Wifi; breakfast waffles & eggs were better than restaurant across street! Also, this hotel is about 10 min drive to Pismo Beach which was great!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Quality Inn Pismo Beach
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2 out of 5
1656 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$53/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.6/5Good! (361 reviews)

"The property was excellent for the value...room was comfortable and very modern...seems newly renovated. Great location. Super friendly and accomodating staff. Easy access to the highway."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Sunbeam Motel
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2 out of 5
298 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA
Free Cancellation
$42/night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.4/5Good! (815 reviews)

"Good location, walking distance from the hotel to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Motel 6 Morro Bay
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2 out of 5
500 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$53/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.7/5Good! (470 reviews)

"Quaint, easy access to highways. Didn’t spend much time there—only needed the beds and shower. Some trash found under edges of beds. Internet spotty."…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Arroyo Village Inn
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2.5 out of 5
1995 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$70/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.2/5 (783 reviews)

"The location was good and easy to access. Room was clean. Not much space for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Solaire Inn & Suites
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2 out of 5
150 South 5th Street, Grover Beach, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$54/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
2.5/5 (370 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and the location is wonderful. However, the cleanliness of room could use some work. One of the headboards had a greasy handprint from someone doing the nasty; it was quite disturbing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Pacific Inn
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2 out of 5
860 4th Street, US 101 at 4th Street, Pismo Beach, CA
Free Cancellation
$56/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3/5 (1,342 reviews)

"Good location, close to beach, food, shopping and highway. Price provided what you expect, cheapest available in the area for our travel dates. I personally dislike the flooring, dirty and doesn't clean well. No iron or ironing board, shower is small, the staff was nice, overall stay was comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Motel 6 Pismo Beach
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2 out of 5
2745 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$79/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
4.1/5Very Good! (270 reviews)

"The wifi was essentially useless. Three base stations, but none of them gave usable connectivity. This is a big issue for me"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Budget Inn of Paso Robles
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2 out of 5
1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$61/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.5/5Good! (1,128 reviews)

"For as large as it was, and appeared to be fully occupied it was amazingly quiet! Front desk personnel was friendly, other customers were friendly, grounds were well kept and it was in walking distance to the heart of SLO."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

University Inn
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2.5 out of 5
390 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$79/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
4.1/5Very Good! (309 reviews)

"Very clean staff was great will stay there next year"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Ocean Palms Motel
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2.5 out of 5
1895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$71/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.7/5Good! (966 reviews)

"The location is great and the room was great thank you"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Inn at San Luis Obispo
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2.5 out of 5
345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$79/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.2/5Excellent! (1,694 reviews)

"Clean and nicely decorated hotel just a few minutes away from downtown. No amenities on site and no breakfast although they are working on adding this service. Overall very good experience"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
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2 out of 5
1670 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$53/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.4/5 (195 reviews)

"Everything in the room was excellent. The manager was lways helpful if I needed help."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Villa Motel
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2 out of 5
1625 Calle Joaquin, US 101/SR 1 at Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free Cancellation
$56/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.5/5Good! (1,157 reviews)

"Again was a nice clean room and comfortable for the price we paid."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
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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.

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