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Featured Motels in San Luis Obispo

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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5.0 345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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$79
4.2/5 (1678 reviews)

Very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to downtown SLO and a quick drive to CP SLO. Only issue was having to park the car at the back of the complex away from our room.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019
Located in Downtown, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cerro San Luis Obispo and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. California Polytechnic State University ...
Olive Tree Inn & Suites
Olive Tree Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 1000 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA
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$71
3.4/5 (312 reviews)

Great location! Thank you! We enjoyed our stay. Nick, the from desk agent, was very helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019
Situated in San Luis Obispo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Rosa Park and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. California Polytechnic State University ...
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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$105
4.3/5 (3504 reviews)

Dog area is a nice amenity. Evening reception and all the other complimentary services are great.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...
Premier Inns Pismo Beach
Premier Inns Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 555 Camino Mercado, Arroyo Grande, CA
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$50
3.3/5 (524 reviews)

Nothing unique just good place to stay. Close to the tourist area we were visiting. Good staff.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019
Situated in Arroyo Grande, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Grover Heights Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and ...
Spyglass Inn
Spyglass Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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$147
4.1/5 (1942 reviews)

The bluffs and s’mores over the fire pit was awesome! The garden overview was beautiful too!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
Situated on the waterfront, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Avila Hot Springs and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Margo Dodd Park. Pismo Beach Pier and Pismo Beach Prime ...
Motel 6 Pismo Beach
Motel 6 Pismo Beach
2.0 out of 5.0 860 4th Street, US 101 at 4th Street, Pismo Beach, CA
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$60
3.0/5 (1329 reviews)

2 minute drive to beach. Friendly staff. Very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pismo Beach Pier. Pismo Beach Prime Outlets ...
Sands Inn & Suites
Sands Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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$89
4.0/5 (1561 reviews)

Dog friendly, clean, free breakfast, ice machine, plenty off parking and pool

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremont Theater and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. California Polytechnic State ...
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
2.0 out of 5.0 1625 Calle Joaquin, US 101/SR 1 at Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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$64
3.5/5 (1130 reviews)

This hotel was nice and clean and was just perfect for the night . The staff was friendly as well.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Johnson Ranch Open Space and within 3 mi (5 km) of Laguna Lake Park and Irish Hills ...
Inn at San Luis Obispo
Inn at San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5.0 1895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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$75
3.7/5 (943 reviews)

Excellent centralized location. Nice pool and spa. Great breakfast. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremont Theater and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. California Polytechnic State ...
Best Western Plus Colony Inn
Best Western Plus Colony Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 3600 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
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$66
4.2/5 (911 reviews)

I like the fact you could use the gym, breakfast and a nice staff. thank you

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
Situated in the business district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sunken Gardens, Atascadero Historical Museum, and Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial. ...
San Luis Inn And Suites
San Luis Inn And Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 404 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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$61
3.4/5 (1457 reviews)

Amazingly clean property, local restaurants are walkable in the evening too, great place for a stop over.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Rosa Park and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. California Polytechnic State ...
Motel 6 Santa Maria
Motel 6 Santa Maria
2.0 out of 5.0 2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA
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$64
3.1/5 (698 reviews)

It was convient & clean...would have liked breakfast and a hot tub for the price paid...shower felt like it would swallow you. Shower curtain needs to be moved back...its too close for comfort

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019
Situated in Santa Maria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boomers! Santa Maria and Santa Maria Civic Theatre. Santa Maria Speedway and Simas Park are also ...
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    Best Western Casa Grande Inn

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      San Luis Obispo Motels for the Frugal Traveler

      You can select from 71 economical motels in San Luis Obispo among more than 891 hotels and other lodging choices. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you save some cash when compared with traditional hotels, which may have more amenities but also come with a higher price tag.

      Because you'll save on your room, you can experience more of the activities in San Luis Obispo. Not-to-be-missed sights include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Pismo Beach Pier, and Morro Bay State Park.

      Fun fact: Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler driving along America's major roadways. Motels often have free parking, and many have outdoor pools.


      Here are some of our customers' recommended San Luis Obispo motels available to book:

      Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

      • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and a manager's reception.

      Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

      • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and California Polytechnic State University.

      Spyglass Inn

      • Enjoy access to the restaurant and outdoor pool, as well as room amenities like an MP3 dock.
      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs.

      Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo

      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and California Polytechnic State University.
      • Room amenities like free WiFi are included, along with freebies like breakfast, parking, and an airport shuttle.

      Inn at San Luis Obispo

      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and California Polytechnic State University.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.


      What to Do in San Luis Obispo


      While you're sightseeing around the area, enjoy its popular beaches and wineries. Those who've visited San Luis Obispo speak highly about the local art scene, restaurants, and cafés.

      Here are some popular places:

      • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
      • Pismo Beach Pier
      • Morro Bay State Park

      These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

      • Los Padres National Forest
      • Avila Hot Springs
      • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens

      You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

      • Paso Robles Event Center
      • Ravine Waterpark
      • Charles Paddock Zoo

      Best Time to Visit San Luis Obispo


      Figure out the ideal time to visit San Luis Obispo by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
      • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 65° F and nighttime temperatures average 43° F
      • April-June: 75° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 78° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 75° F during the day and 43° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 22.52 inches in a year

      How to Get to San Luis Obispo and Around the Area



      San Luis Obispo Transportation
      NameTypeDistance
      San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)Airport3 mi (4.9 km)
      Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public)Airport28.8 mi (46.4 km)
      San Luis Obispo StationTrain Station0.4 mi (0.7 km)
      Grover Beach StationTrain Station11.1 mi (17.9 km)
      Guadalupe StationTrain Station22.5 mi (36.2 km)

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