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Pismo Lighthouse Suites
Great for families
3 out of 5
2411 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
4.6/5Exceptional! (978 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, miniature golf, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...

"Very clean, comfortable hotel. Convenient location, situated near shopping and restaurants. The views are awesome."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Pismo Lighthouse Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Paso Robles
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA
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The price is $107 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,536 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"it was clean. easy access to my room. I didn't like the breakfast set up? you have done away with the waffle maker, I can not understand why?"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Paso Robles
The Oaks Hotel & Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection
Great for families
3 out of 5
3000 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.6/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"The staff is always so friendly and the rooms clean and the beds are super comfy"…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

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Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo
Great for families
3 out of 5
1631 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $132 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
4.6/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, free airport shuttle
Travelers say...

"The facility and rooms were very clean. The staff were cordial and accommodating. The breakfast was wonderful and was served in the outdoor patio with heated lamps and a comfortable seating around a fireplace. It included both hot and cold items. Everything was individually wrapped and organized. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $125 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,311 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals
Travelers say...

"Lovely location and lots of different spaces to sit and relax and look at the ocean"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
Cayucos Beach Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
333 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA
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The price is $95 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
Families like: close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...

"great staff and location, I would stay here in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Cayucos Beach Inn
Madonna Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,442 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, bicycle rentals, laundry
Travelers say...

"I love this place. It was so kitschy and fun. We stayed in the mini-maxi room and the fireplace was amazing as was the bathroom. The rooms are obviously old and the decor is dated, that's what gives it it's charm. So there was a stain on the couch and some of the wallpaper was peeling, but again ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Madonna Inn
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
3455 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
4.4/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...

"Stopped here For the evening. The hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
Best Western Casa Grande Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
850 Oak Park Blvd, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4.3/5Excellent! (1,217 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"I really like the service and most definitely front desk they were very polite and helpful I will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Best Western Casa Grande Inn
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $107 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.3/5Excellent! (1,507 reviews)
Families like: pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"Beautiful and great customer service! We love the fact that the hotel is pet friendly and it’s very clean. We loved the room! It has a living room completely separated from my he room which worked great for my husband I when we needed to work “from home”. We are definitely coming back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Masterpiece Hotel
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
1206 Main St, Morro Bay, CA
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The price is $90 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Room was fine for the one night I stayed. There was not hot water in my room (sink/shower) the night I checked in. There was hot water in the sink the next morning. The grab and go bag was a great treat for the next morning as I had a day of driving ahead. Little interaction with staff but they were ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Masterpiece Hotel
Cottage Inn By The Sea
Great for families
3 out of 5
2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $104 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,217 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...

"Very nice place. Exceeded expectations Friendly welcoming checkin"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Cottage Inn By The Sea
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is $118 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.2/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Very Clean, Great service. Safe, housekeeper went beyoind the service."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
Spyglass Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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The price is $108 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...

"Great Place to stay! Close to the beach, restaurants. Will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Spyglass Inn
Best Western Plus Colony Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
3600 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
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The price is $78 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.2/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"The shower was awesome, the bed was comfortable. Our only negative thing was our room had a smell strong smell of cigarettes even though it was a NON SMOKING room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Best Western Plus Colony Inn
Historic Santa Maria Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
4/5Very Good! (1,094 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Good stay. Perfect place to stay, right in the middle of Town."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Historic Santa Maria Inn
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria
Great for families
3 out of 5
2100 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $84 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"In town for business and this place worked out great!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria
Aloha Inn
Great for families
2 out of 5
611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.9/5Good! (995 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Nice stay

"This will be our second time staying at the Aloha Inn and we have enjoyed our stay both times. The outside doesn't look too nice, a little run down but the indoors looks pretty well kept. I like that rooms include mini fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable also like that there's a table with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Aloha Inn
Morro Shores Inn And Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
290 Atascadero Rd, Morro Bay, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
3.6/5Good! (987 reviews)
Families like: close to beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"This was a very nice motel. We had the family suite and it was a 2-room set up with three comfortable beds. The rooms were very spacious, and you could see the Morro Bay rock and blue ocean in the distance. The location was amazing; short walk to the water."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Morro Shores Inn And Suites
Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $71 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.4/5 (993 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...

"Liked the Pool and spa. Did not like the covid thing"…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo
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Where Should We Stay in San Luis Obispo?

The destination of San Luis Obispo is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The biking trails, beaches, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), which is the closest airport, or Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is located 28.8 mi (46.4 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where to stay in San Luis Obispo, you might want to consider one of the 188 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Historic Santa Maria Inn - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 3.5-star hotel.

Cottage Inn By The Sea - Features an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and laundry facilities. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Madonna Inn - Offers an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3.5-star hotel.

Masterpiece Hotel - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. This hotel is rated 3 stars.

When Should We Visit San Luis Obispo?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to decide when to pack up the kids and head to San Luis Obispo.

  • 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
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.19 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 4.44 inches

What Should We See and Do in San Luis Obispo?

While you are visiting San Luis Obispo, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Estrella Warbirds Museum, Fremont Theater, and San Luis Obispo County Library. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Morro Bay State Park, and Morro Rock.

San Luis Obispo is also known for the:
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Art
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Theater

Getting Around San Luis Obispo

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from San Luis Obispo Station, Grover Beach Station, or Guadalupe Station. San Luis Obispo might not have very many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's San Luis Obispo like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, San Luis Obispo is a good choice. The biking trails, beaches, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive place for families. Arrange a flight into San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), which is the closest airport, or Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is located 28.8 mi (46.4 km) from the center of San Luis Obispo.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to San Luis Obispo?
Pismo Lighthouse Suites is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo.
How many family-friendly hotels are there in San Luis Obispo?
Expedia has 182 hotels in San Luis Obispo that are great for families.
What's the weather like in San Luis Obispo?
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's there to see and do with your family in San Luis Obispo?
While you and your family are visiting San Luis Obispo, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Pismo Beach Pier and Sensorio. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Avila Hot Springs, Avila Beach Golf Resort, and Morro Bay State Park.

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