Top 10 Hotels in San Luis Obispo

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Carlton Hotel
Carlton Hotel

6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero 93422

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (992 reviews)

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

$129
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 (525 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 …

$219
Rancho Tee Motel
Rancho Tee Motel

6895 El Camino Real, Atascadero 93422

2.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (157 reviews)

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

$79
Avila Lighthouse Suites
Avila Lighthouse Suites

550 Front St, Avila Beach 93424

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (543 reviews)

Located in Avila Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Central Coast Aquarium and …

$309
Madonna Inn
Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo 93405

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (878 reviews)

Madonna Inn is set on a 1,000-acre estate on Highway 101, an easy drive from many Central Coast wineries. Guests can reach …

$209
La Serena Inn
La Serena Inn

990 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay 93442

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,508 reviews)

Situated in Morro Bay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and Morro Rock. Morro Bay State Park …

$108
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo

1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo 93405

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (357 reviews)

Situated in San Luis Obispo, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Cerro San Luis Obispo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mission San …

$159
Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo
Rose Garden Inn San Luis Obispo

1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo 93405

2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (1,155 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Cerro San Luis Obispo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mission San …

$89
Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

210 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo 93405

2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,253 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cerro San Luis Obispo and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Mission San Luis …

$75
Morro Shores Inn And Suites
Morro Shores Inn And Suites

290 Atascadero Rd, Morro Bay 93442

2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (361 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Morro Bay Skateboard Museum and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Morro Rock …

$89

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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.