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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
Free Cancellation
The price is $74 per night
2.85 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (995 reviews)

"Well when we got their we were settling in a cop pulls behind us driving slowing inspecting all the cars it was weird"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo, CA - South
Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel
2.5 out of 5
214 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $127 per night
1.43 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Advertised pool was heated, but wasn’t. No continental breakfast, but understandable due to COVID. Nice place in general. :)"…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
3 out of 5
1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night
2.85 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (552 reviews)

"At end of road and next to horse field, so very quite. Lots of flowers with hummingbirds. For some reason they never cleaned my room. There is the option to forgo maid service but I didn’t hang that sign. Since I was there for only 3 days, I decided not to complain, but others should ask for service ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown
3 out of 5
1845 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $161 per night
0.84 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (377 reviews)

"Hotel was comfortable and very clean, I would definitely recommend staying here"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown
Hampton Inn and Suites San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
1530 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night
2.72 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (498 reviews)

"Clean, quick check-in. Close to Beach, restaurants, would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

Hampton Inn and Suites San Luis Obispo
University Inn
2 out of 5
1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night
0.82 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Please tell stay for the price will return it was close to downtown"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

University Inn
Olive Tree Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1000 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night
0.56 mi from city center
3.4/5 (503 reviews)

"It was a great stay. The only downside was the pool was not open. It may be because of COVID, but I am not sure. I had young kids and they wanted to swim. They need to take “pool” off the Expedia website."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Olive Tree Inn & Suites
Inn at San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
1895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night
0.88 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (983 reviews)

"Large rooms, clean, very well located. Efficient check in and check out."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Inn at San Luis Obispo
San Luis Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
404 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night
0.55 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (995 reviews)

"there was holes in the blankets and shower curtains"…"

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

San Luis Inn And Suites
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night
0.53 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,085 reviews)

"Easy check in. Very clean and conveniently located, close to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $56 per night
0.52 mi from city center
2.6/5 (859 reviews)

"It was a great value. The property was clean and the staff made an effort to get me in early as I arrived before check in time."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Budget Inn
Madonna Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night
1.36 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,319 reviews)

"I like the unique rooms and layout of the overall hotel. The dining areas are really nice as well."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Madonna Inn
Sands Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night
0.89 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"It was beautiful and safe. There were two sinks in the room."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Sands Inn & Suites
Hotel San Luis Obispo
4.5 out of 5
877 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $277 per night
0.14 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"Clean, spacious, modern. Hotel features two restaurants as well as bar and lounge area. Rooms are well equipped with modern conveniences (plenty of electrical and usb outlets). In-room Nespresso machines and electric teapot are especially appreciated!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Hotel San Luis Obispo
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
3.5 out of 5
333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night
1.6 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"The bed squeaked a lot. But everything was great. We had a room with an indoor balcony which was pretty awesome."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

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Where to stay in San Luis Obispo

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Visiting San Luis Obispo

Travelers to San Luis Obispo give high marks for the beaches, array of wineries, and renowned art. This city also attracts tourists with its restaurants, cafés, and theaters. Top sights in the city include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Pismo Beach Pier, and Morro Bay State Park.

  • There are 725 hotels and other accommodations in San Luis Obispo
  • The closest major airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Luis Obispo

The city is well known for its art and theaters, and cultural venues include Estrella Warbirds Museum, Fremont Theater, and Ah Louis Store. Attractions like Paso Robles Event Center, Ravine Waterpark, and Sensorio are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Morro Rock, and Mission San Miguel.

In San Luis Obispo, there are 725 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Inn at Croad Vineyards - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to a winery and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its location and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • The Casitas of Arroyo Grande - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Estero Inn - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in San Luis Obispo include Pismo Beach Pier, Morro Bay State Park, and Los Padres National Forest.

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.

Dressing for San Luis Obispo

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 65°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 43°F
  • From April to June, the average is 75°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 78°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 75°F as the daytime average and 43°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for San Luis Obispo is 22.52 inches
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 77°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 44°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in San Luis Obispo?
Estero Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. It’s a hotel offering free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Wine Stone Inn and The Inn at Croad Vineyards as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Luis Obispo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in San Luis Obispo.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Luis Obispo?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to San Luis Obispo, click here.
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 breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Budget Inn of Paso Robles and Motel 6 San Luis Obispo, CA - South.
What's the best hotel for a stay in Shell Beach?
Based on our traveler data, The Palomar Inn is one of the top choices for your stay in Shell Beach. This property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your stay in the area include 227 Boeker Street Cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Cottage and ‘cookie’s Cottage’ Family Beach House.
What's the best accommodation in Baywood Park?
When looking at places to stay in Baywood Park, Back Bay Inn is a top choice. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. All new in the Inside, Recent Total Remodel. Landscaped Fenced Yard is another good choice for your stay in the area.
What's the best hotel for families in 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 options for your stay with the kids include SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Paso Robles. Attractions like Sensorio and Paso Robles Event Center are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation in San Luis Obispo?
Cottage Inn By The Sea is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include CaliPaso Winery and Avila Village Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in San Luis Obispo?
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Paso Robles and Edgewater Inn And Suites.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to California Polytechnic State University?
Olive Tree Inn & Suites is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from California Polytechnic State University. Other good options within a few miles include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown and San Luis Inn And Suites.
What about the best place to stay near Pismo Beach Pier?
One of the top choices for your stay is Inn at the Pier, located next to Pismo Beach Pier, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 bars and a restaurant. SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in San Luis Obispo?
Estero Inn is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices for your beach trip include Cayucos Beach Inn and Motel 6 Pismo Beach, CA. Head to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area or Cayucos State Beach for some quality time by the water.

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