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close to everything the breakfast
Great service, location, beds and showers!
Access to walking to all areas downtown. Easy access in parking. Quiet.
Smallish room, but it was quiet, clean and comfy.
My friends and I stayed at the Avenue Inn after driving through Big Sur. We arrived after 10 pm and were greeted by Saul, who showed us to our room and gave some excellent dinner recommendations for late at night. The room was in great condition (newly renovated) and very comfortable for 4 adults to sleep in. Saul helped us in the morning by providing additional towels and helped with checkout as well. Overall we were very happy! Nothing - 100% would stay here again.
Unique character , nice location, friendly staff.. Having Mount Madonna so close by to be able to hike or jog up in the morning was great. Also very nice pool area. Restaurant and café very good. All in all a good value. A little dated
Nothing worth mentioning. Almost non existence service, rude staffs other than the couple at the registration counter. The room has no curtains or shades, except stained glass window. The lights are so bright outside, making it impossible to sleep at night! The heater in the room is extremely loud. The place is so poorly insulated and drafty, that you don't have any choice but to turn it on in winter. This place is a over priced motel coated in pink.
There are li me 200+ rooms to stay in and each one has a different theme to them! The foods is great and the overall feel of this place is comfort! The staff were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was a little burnt but that is the first time eating breakfast there...I just hope it was a fluke!
Everywhere you look you find amazement at the decor Fun and entertaining. The staff are most accommodating! Great getaway!
Exceptional spa service by Melissa and an overall state of mind that is total relaxation. Absolutely loved it. Nothing to dislike
Why I booked the room, the site said WiFi access for free. But the hotel said there was fee and usually website other than theirs do not give correct info. I argued with them finally they gave me the access for free. Not a good experience. Very old hotel.
Great free breakfast clean quiet comfortable. Good beds. No
- breakfast - free happy hour - AC didn't work - was given a queen instead of king room - was charged the wrong rate (booking.com rate was $200/nt, theirs was $290) - front desk didn't care that the AC didn't work or that I was given the wrong room, instead told me to book through their site and not booking.com, had to spend 15m getting them to agree on the originally booked price
Extremely friendly and helpful staff! Also rooms are impressive as are the amenities the hotel offers (included cocktail hour and excellent made-to-order breakfast included!)
large rooms, suite hotel which is great for families complimentary breakfast and reception staff friendly and helpful location parking hotel is looking a bit dumpy in terms of cleanliness carpets were dirty and very worn overall interior was dark and needs freshening up first time i've stayed in the hotel where i've had to call housekeeping for cleaning/service
Carpets seemed to be worn in lounge area
The hotel was under construction & I was not advised prior to my stay
Breakfast and happy hour were great The air conditioner was poor, carpets were dirty
We always have a great stay at this hotel. We will definitely be back the next time we are in San Luis Obispo.
The hotel was comfortable, the room clean,well arranged with an excellent bed; something we've had every time we stayed at a Great Western. Decent price. Good, helpful staff. We'll use this chain as our default hotel.
Extremely helpful staff
Price and all other aspects of the hotel were good. Nothing fancy, but the hotel satisfied what I wanted for this trip. Wine and cheese benefit could be improved or dropped, minimal effort was done on the cheap.
Clean bathrooms, great staff!
My room was clean, quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful and polite. The hotel is in a great location, close to SLO, shopping and the beach areas. I would stay again.
Other than loud neighbor it was s berry comfortable stay. Will stay there again.
This basic room provided comfortable beds, a clean room and bathroom, a good breakfast, and updated furniture and electronics. Plenty of outlets. Couldn't hear anything from adjacent rooms. We just needed a place to rest during our road trip and this place was by far the most expensive we stayed at. If you have to make a last minute reservation be prepared to pay at least a 50% hike up.
walking distance to cerro (the big mountain in town) trails. Far from the downtown corridor. , you have to drive or bike into town.
was clean, quiet, convenient location, nice staff breakfast was free but not very good.
Quiet and clean No elevator
Location is everything - easy walking distance to downtown. Close to downtown, but it is a hike.
Clean, comfortable, very conveniently located. Courteous and helpful staff. Nothing comes to mind.
The room was very nice and very clean. Our room had a sink and mirror in the bathroom as well as outside - makes it easier getting ready. Our room was right next to the parking lot - woke up at 7am to someones car alarm going off. It was very loud despite a wall barrier.
The staff was unfriendly. The pool is under construction and this wasn't disclosed before booking. The room had an overpowering smell of cleaner. The free breakfast was only cold cereal.
When looking for a simple place to rest while traveling, the San Luis inn does that well. While being a short walk to downtown it is also close to the highway without being loud. Breakfast was a little sparse but Jack in the box is across the street.
Clean room Fridge Microwave Wood floors Shower and tub Pricing No pool(empty) Low budget breakfast(should just not have one) Fridge needed more cleaning Parking (big trucks in small spots) All night people in and out Curtains (need darker ones that fit windows)
The hotel was very accommodating when I called ahead and requested an early check-in since we had an early afternoon wedding to attend. It also seemed like the bathrooms had been recently updated. However, we were uncomfortable being located in such a cramped, behind the laundry facilities hotel room. There was a hole in the wall near the mini-fridge and we had to park way down the street near someone's home because there was no parking when we got back.
clean room, new quiet heater/air conditioner, great price It's very close to the highway so when there is traffic you hear it. Nothing fancy, but everything in the room worked, including the wifi.
Stayed the night. The room was large, clean and comfortable for our need. The Inn is not a vacation spot itself but it is cheap and a great place to stay if you have a car and you are passing in the area or would like to viait thia nice town. There isn't much one can expect for such a low cost but 'breakfast' was coffee and orange juice, two types of store cakes and two types of cereal. OK
Great little place. Everything was clean. The hotel was right there when i needed it.
All very clean. The room was comfortable and the bed was super comfortable. I loved that the room had a fridge and microwave, most places don't. Everything was great.
The room was clean and the bed was comfy. The restroom too was adequate. Everything was great for a one night stop through San Luis. The location was literally down the street from the freeway, a gas station, the downtown area and two mins away from the mission we were there to see. Sure the exterior is no Hilton resort, but the price is great. The pool is basically a trash or deconstructed pit, but if the owner is smart, he'll just have it filled and have the area made into more parking space. Because a pool is not necessary for the place.
great breakfast uncomfortable pillows
Convenient location. Booked on Kayak the same night. A Sunday night booking so I think there were available rooms everywhere. For a Budget option it is a great place. Coffee, Juice and Rolls for the breakfast is a nice morning starter.. Parking is very tight. Outside seems run down but the rooms are kept nicely.
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The pool was empty and in disrepair.
I liked the look and layout of the Inn. The hotel and rooms were beautifully decorated. The beds were comfortable and the complimentary items were a nice touch. Most of the staff members were friendly and polite, too! Now and then, some of the staff members did not acknowledge the customers.
Starting with the friendly staff we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. We had a comfortable room and the location was perfect (right between town and Cal Poly campus). No complaints.
Convenient to highway, not far from airport. restaurant on premises although too pricey for what it had to offer, wine by glass very limited selection and not good! See above
Through Kayak the Appke Farm rooms are in the Trellis Court (vs "main" hotel), so there were less amenities in the rooms... that said, the rooms were head-and-shoulders above any other hotel we've ever stayed at. Love this hotel, the restaurant & shop.
First off, cookies daily-enough said! Clean rooms with charming atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Ate at the restaurant for breakfast, food was very good. Boysenberry preserves tasted delicious atop their pecan raisin scone. Suggest giving it a try. Complimentary transportation from airport or train station was very helpful considering the price surge x 5 from Uber. Hotel was in a great location near town. Highly recommend!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the San Luis Creek Lodge! The staff were friendly, and the room was super cute!
Location and price were great for the area. Breakfast was better than average continental option Breakfast was only served 730-930.. Traveling for business, so breakfast at 6 or 7 is much better.
The rooms were beautifully decorated. .. felt very at home . Super quiet and relaxing. Waffles and eggs cooked to order for breakfast with bananas in top was so good .
Found a used " Q-tip" on floor next to the bed. Other than that our stay was good
Easily accessible from the freeway, clean sheets, and towels. It was the small details that could be better. The bathroom needs some repairs done. Shower was not working properly and water kept dripping from the bathtub faucet.
It's located adjacent to a Denny's and iHop and other restaurants are a stones throw away. The bed was very hard and the floor carpet looked dingy.
This is one of the worst hotels I've stayed in over many years. At max, I'd pay $59 a night as it is basically a roof over your head. We paid $189 due to it being Cal Poly move-in weekend but you can't charge that amount for the hotel it is. It hasn't been renovated for over 10 years I'm guessing by the look of the rooms.
I was really impressed with everything. The Staff were helpful in every way.
My stay here was very comfortable. It was clean, the staff was hospitable & it was in a great location. The price was very reasonable also. I would definitely stay here again.
There was a mistake with our reservation and they were very unhelpful in trying to help. The person in front of us even had the same mistake with their reservation and they were unwilling to do anything to try to resolve the situation. On top of a horrible check in experience, we checked into our room and had a giant bug in the room. They were helpful in letting us change rooms after we told them about the bug.
wifi not working. 3 lights not working. dirty towels. shower drain blocked.
After I left my wallet behind, staff contacted me to let me know and then were very accommodating in making arrangements to have it sent to me.
The housekeeper was using our bathroom when we got into our room...so weird. Also, there was not fitted sheet on the bed. That seems really gross to me.
Actually a nice place to stay for the price you pay. Internet. Kept going in and out. Had to be right by lobby to get a constant connection.
My room was clean and staff were friendly. The mattress in the room sagged in the middle, the wifi was very weak, and there were homeless people hanging out by the dumpsters.
Location: right downtown, steps away from restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, bars, and the Farmer's Market. Convenient parking in city garage a block away. Very accommodating staff eager to meet dietary (gluten free) needs and to recommend local restaurants and sites to see. Breakfast cooked to order with fresh fruit was a real treat. Large rooms with private baths. Property is going dog free which will be a treat for guests with allergies. Location was amazingly quiet considering how many bars a just a block or two away. Property is showing its age a bit. Carpets on grand staircase leading up to second level need to be replaced; table runner on stand in hallway had hole in it; sinks in the old wash stands are funky and nice but not terribly functional and should be upgraded. AC unit had a hard time keeping room cool during 90+ days. Rooms overlooking Garden Street can be noisy early morning as street sweepers and garbage trucks make their rounds.
Close to center of downtown & Thursday night farmers market. Within walking distance of train station. Friendly, helpful staff, good-sized rooms. Personal preference is for less antique ambience, more drawers, bigger closet space and shower only (vs tub/shower combos).
The room was comfortable, well laid out, and immaculate. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown and close to the University where I had meetings. I ate dinner at the Bistro and the food was fabulous. Our server was amazing and described the dishes perfectly. Delicious meal!! Overall the hotel is beautiful. I do plan to return. Please know that the front desk staff is kind and friendly. However, while escorted to my room no one offered to assist me with my bags. I wasn't aware there was no lift and would have to negotiate stairways. My room was up a flight of stairs and with back problems carrying my heavy suitcase can be tricky. It's a bit embarrassing for me to ask for help with what may seem a not too heavy bag for most people. I had to pause and ask for help. Would have been a nice gesture for the front desk to ask if I needed assistance with my bags. Small detail but an important one for future guests.
Food, rooms, staff, balcony Nothing
Walk around downtown. Well designed rooms.
Hot springs water No baby crib available No additional movable bed. No breakfast included with expensive room price (over $300) dirty and old room and deck, jaccuzi No matches or lighters. Not very friendly staffs. We were disappointed with this resort. NOTHING GOOD
I had a relaxing time in Sycamore Springs.My boyfriend & I spent a few days & even had a romantic candlelit dinner at the hotel restaurant. We really enjoyed the convenience of our very own hot tub. The decor in the rooms was outdated, and I saw some stains in the bathroom when we arrived.
Private hot tub Exterior building and hall way need to update make them new.
We enjoyed the feeling if privacy. The 11am check out felt rushed and not up to the relaxed vibe standards.
The gardens by the road. That whole area was beautiful. I liked my own hot tub. Comfy beds. The bridge to the bike path was awesome. The employees were very nice. The front area and gift shop were beautiful. A bit run down and stained (bathroom, table in room, old chair at hot tub). Put some hooks on the walls and people will be more inclined to reuse their towels and not throw them on the floor. Also, it was loud and creaky because of the old building. We were below in "Harmony" and when the people above us walked, it was very loud. And it was very dark to enter the hallway and get to our room...kinda ghetto. Also, it would've been nice to know ahead of time how steep the hillside was with inadequate parking (I am temporarily handicapped, post surgery.), and how strong the sulfur smell would be with the hot tub. Plus, they are really NOT hot tubs...that stay hot. They are just large tubs. You have to fill them to use them every time. Clarity on all that would've been so much better.
good location close to University and good restruants There was a group of high school students in the facility . They were in the rooms right above my wife an me. They kept us up all night and the Management did nothing to keep them quiet or resolve the issues. My wife and I got no sleep all night long!!!!!!!
Location, location, location. Luckily, that is what really mattered for this trip. Pool was nice for a dip, jacuzzi great for relaxing. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available all the time. We needed two queen beds, and they would only upgrade us to a suite(in a separate building), at a higher rate. The suite was dated, holes in the walls, it had a sink, microwave that had trouble working and a small fridge. THERE WERE NO DISHES, GLASSES, UTENSILS, PLATES, CUPS....and when we asked for a cork screw or bottle opener they didn't have one for us to borrow. The sink in the bathroom backed up the entire time, the light in the bathroom was so dim you you couldn't see anything.
My room was clean, quiet, roomy, and the bed was comfy.
Good location. Easy access to fwy and town. Restaurants within walking distance. Free wifi worked well. Staff friendly and helpful. Lounge chairs in the room were showing their age. The leather on the arms was wearing off. Room could use some updating. .
Central location Staff was very very rude. Worked on getting a refund, left a note for manager and voicemail for a call back. Never got a call back. Was told by front staff to call back between 3-11pm. Called at 8pm on a Friday. Manager left early. Will not be returning.
I loved how close to downtown San Luis Obipso it was, as well as how it was secluded - made for a more private and romantic feel! I didn't like that it was right off the freeway. My boyfriend and I got a corner room on the second floor, which was lovely, but in the morning it was pretty noisy with the highway right outside our back door.
Room cleaning crew did excellent job Breakfast can be better
Clean, nice staff, good area Way overpriced
Nice rooms, great service, and great complimentary breakfast! The pool and spa were very relaxing!
Nothing - didn't stay!
For this price, it was great! It was relatively quiet and clean. We enjoyed spending time in the hot tub one night. The sheets were incredibly comfortable the first two nights (they put on less-comfortable ones the third night, but they were still fine). The breakfast was good - the usual pastries, toast, cereal, juice, yogurt, but they also had eggs, sausage, bacon, and make-your-own blueberry or regular waffles. It's close enough to downtown that you can walk, which is especially nice for Farmers' on Thursday nights when you don't want to deal with parking. Our door was really hard to open, like it was slightly too big for the frame. But it was more a funny thing than something bad.
Our stay was amazing! Great breakfast which included an omelette station was included in our rate. Our room was extremely spacious and we were greeted with bottled water at check in. Staff was extremely friendly and courteous. Stacy and team even provided a mini snack basket in honor of my husband's birthday. After finding out that we were extremely sore from an ATV trip, they allowed us to soak in the hot tub after hours. The restaurant staff even went as far as to provide us with free winery passes. Again, our stay was perfect!! We are already planning our trip back to this location.
We were able to make a reservation through Kayak when most other hotels were already booked for the 4th of July. Pretty much one of the most disappointing stays we've ever experienced. The room smelled musty, the room was super overpriced due to the holiday, the staff was unpleasant, continental breakfast was not included, the room was small and had an awkward setup. This hotel was unlike my past Marriott stays at other locations.
The breakfast option - food was good, and menu selection has a lot of options. The cooler to control the room temperature. While it was nice to have the thermostat to control the air, I was very difficult to make the room temperature comfortable. One degree lower in temperature made the room freezing, while one degree higher made the room hot and stuffy.
Booked a night here at the last minute. My partner and I were looking for a respite after camping in the desert. The room was clean and updated. The bed was pretty comfortable even without the comparison to camping. We had a balcony with a view of the pool. The staff was friendly, but definitely seemed a bit inexperienced. This is a minor flaw because checking in only was extended a few minutes because the concierge had never processed a reservation via a third party.
Room was good, bar open till 10pm, has everything one needs for a nice stay while in town for other events. Busy weekend so the price was steep.
The size and layout of the room was perfect. Having coffee available at any time was wonderful. The free breakfast and the cantina were great ways to start and end a day! No!
The room was big, the breakfast was substantial. But the construction was disturbing the peace and quiet of guests. My husband called and complained and they did not stop any construction until past 11:00 am. By that time, we were so fed up & left. They were renovating the hotel. The noise at 9:00 am was very, very, very AWFUL! It was bordering on the ridiculous. I would not have paid $-- for this freaking room.
This place it awesome! The location is great, the staff is fantastic and it offers so many extras like made to order breakfast, afternoon BBQ, free movie rentals, free happy hour, the list goes on and on! Stay here, you wont be disappointed!
The resort-like amenities
Living room and bedroom each with a tv which helps when you have kids. Breakfast is made hot to order. Loved the hotel. Parking was a tad tight.
Free beer at the bar during happy hour!!
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Quiet, friendly staff, nice room cooked to order, as long as it is on the menu...
The fireplace was nice and cozy Doesn't work in the rain.Tv was very poor.Bathroom was tiny.
The room set up was a little strange as the bathroom sink was in the bedroom, so if you were brushing your teeth, whomever was in bed would be staring right at you. but, the room was clean and spacious. The staff was welcoming and eager to serve.
Staff was helpful and bed was comfortable. Nice and quiet location, easy to get to and not too far from downtown. There were some spiders hanging out in the bathroom when I got there. Didn't see any in the main room thankfully.
I thought it was a great value, the room was very clean and in a good location. I would highly recommend and stay again! Old fashion key lock
This inn is very well kept and the staff was very courteous and attentive to our needs. The structure is older but there were obvious upgrades to keep the place in good condition as well as to help conserve resources and energy. All linens were fresh and good quality. The bed, although in good condition was a little too firm for my taste.
Flat screen tv When booking, I read that this hotel had bathtubs, it did not.
Exceptionally friendly staff and warm cookies at the front desk! They do the best that they can with an aging facility.
Decor is a little dated but the room was spotless and the staff was super nice!
Comfortable bed, room was really clean. Strong soap/disinfectant smell made breathing difficult. In room refrigerator rumbled pretty much the entire night. Between the two I didn't get much sleep.
The price for what you get was awesome. Needed a place to stay while traveling from SF to LA. This place was clean, well maintained and the stuff was great. Breakfast was free but nothing special. Wish they had more options and fresher eggs and sausage.
From check in to check out the stay was great. Exceptionally friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, great location. It was perfect for what we needed.
The staff was very helpful, outside was clean, family friendly, and close to stores, etc. Pet friendly Rooms aren't the nicest, bed was uncomfortable. We ended up changing hotels. expected more from pics.
The room was neat and clean as was the bathroom. The location was far enough from downtown so the traffic wasn't a problem. The staff was helpful. I wish I had known there two stories and I would have chosen a room on the ground level. The tv didn't work and had to be worked on by the staff three times. They were quick and efficient though.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was used dental floss in the bathroom and hair in the refrigerator.
The Sands Inn is just off the PCH exist, right next to the gas station. The staff was friendly and there were free cookies at the check-in counter. Our room was clean; the beds were comfortable and the bathroom pleasant. The free breakfast was tasty, especially the waffles. This place even included wifi, though the speeds were fairly slow. Overall, I found the place to be a positive experience, though ear plugs are recommended if you would like uninterrupted sleep. The walls are rather thin and car alarms went off during the night, interrupting our sleep. The wifi was so slow that I used my phone for internet access instead.
We were very pleased with the overall appearance and cleanliness of this hotel. It is very comfortable and attractive. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool area, and the deck, table, and chairs made it wonderful to hang out there. The website did not advertise a jacuzzi, so we were pleasantly surprised to find they had one...until we got in and realized it is barely heated. We were mildly disappointed because we like a hot jacuzzi, but it was heated more than the pool and was still comfortable with the jets. Two problems: The jacuzzi wasn't heated to jacuzzi-temperature. Also, the wi-fi would cut in and out on us, which was a small problem.
Hotel was located close to Cal Poly and not too far from downtown. Our room felt small for a family of 5 (two queens). Breakfast was good, coffee was great. Stuffy room and small. Parking is tight for an SUV. Back of hotel looked unkept.