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Historic Santa Maria Inn
Historic Santa Maria Inn

801 S Broadway, Santa Maria 93454

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,866 reviews)

Located in Santa Maria, 13 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is in the heart of the Central Coast wine country …

$104
Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel

6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero 93422

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (991 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunken Gardens, Atascadero Historical …

$109
Best Western Casa Grande Inn
Best Western Casa Grande Inn

850 Oak Park Blvd, Arroyo Grande 93420

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,978 reviews)

Situated in Arroyo Grande, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets, Swinging Bridge, and Price …

$115
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach 93449

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,581 reviews)

This retro chic Pismo Beach hotel is located on California's Central Coast in the Five Cities area, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

$161
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
Pismo Lighthouse Suites

2411 Price St, Pismo Beach 93449

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,427 reviews)

In the peaceful coastal community of Pismo Beach, this intimate all-suite inn is 1 mile from the pier and 100 yards from a …

$169
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo

333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo 93405

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,699 reviews)

The hotel is within a 20-minute drive of dozens of wineries in the surrounding hills. Golfers can choose between 7 top …

$139
Avila La Fonda Hotel
Avila La Fonda Hotel

101 San Miguel St, Avila Beach 93424

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (524 reviews)

On California's central coast, this hotel is in the four-block community of Avila Beach. The hotel is 1 block from the beach …

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Rancho Tee Motel
Rancho Tee Motel

6895 El Camino Real, Atascadero 93422

2.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (156 reviews)

Located in the heart of Atascadero, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sunken Gardens and Atascadero Historical Museum …

$79
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
Quality Inn Pismo Beach

230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach 93449

2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (1,710 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pismo Beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets and Pismo Lake …

$99
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

2100 N Broadway, Santa Maria 93454

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,513 reviews)

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria is located off Highways 101 and 166 on North Broadway. It is opposite Boomers family …

$99

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San Luis Obispo Hotel Guide

Some people like to vacation in the mountains. Other people like to vacation on the beach. This can make for some difficult decision making between couples. However, what if there was a location that offered both mountains and a beach? Would that be ideal? Fortunately, a place like this exists, and it’s called San Luis Obispo, California.

Many San Luis Obispo hotels have similar features. Hotels in San Luis Obispo are known for having rooms that offer mountain views. In some cases, the hotel will be located on a beautiful meadow as well. You won’t find any hotels directly on the beach, but if you’re wise enough to look into car rentals, then you can drive to the beach with ease.

Getting back to hotels in San Luis Obispo, CA, features are likely to include free WiFi, a fitness center, a complimentary breakfast, and a pool. Almost every room will come with a coffee/tea maker and miniature refrigerator. It’s also possible to have a balcony, which will allow you an opportunity to really take in the beautiful landscape. If finding a hotel with a balcony is important to you and you can’t find one in town, then simply look at resorts or hotels near San Luis Obispo.

With regards to activities and attractions, you will be near Cal Poly and will have easy access to downtown San Luis Obispo. There are many things to do downtown. You can explore Mission Plaza for shopping and dining, go to the children’s museum and explore historical sites. If you want one of the best views in California, go on the Valencia Peak Trail, which leads to amazing coastal views. For a higher elevation and a different viewpoint, go to Bishop Peak. This area is completely secluded, which is an added benefit. Bicycling is also popular here and it's a great way to explore the area on your vacation.