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Los Padres Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Lompoc, California
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Compared to most places in SLO in summer the price is more affordable but you still have to fork out way more than what this place is worth. Rooms are small, TV and Fridge are Jurassic ,your airco is a portable fan, the shower head is at 5 ft so you have to squat if you're as tall as me....

Thank radar60
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The motel called Los Padres was a nice little family run motel. The woman at the front was friendly although a little distant and she had everything I needed ready for me. She let me park the motorcycle in a carport and gave me all the information about SLO.

Thank davemacuser
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Located within 20 minutes walk to downtown. This is basic and affordable establishment, room #14 is without air conditioning, not a problem if you leave the window open. Staying here on my way to San Francisco, good for a night otherwise go choose something better.

Thank awp2005
Reviewed 19 July 2016

There was a mix up on my reservation (my fault, not their's) and they quickly and kindly fixed the error. The room was comfortable and well located in San Luis Obispo with easy access to downtown and the 101 freeway.

Thank Karen D
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was close to being a 4 star high value experience for me in TA. The room was cheap but clean with modern fixtures. The beds were nice and comfortable. And the shower was forceful in its water delivery and accurate with the water temp. The aircon seemed accurate and stable and the service was professional and prompt. For $80...

Thank jazsacher
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We are a family from Sweden and were on our way from Monterey to Los Angeles. We hade no room for the night. We went to Los Padres Inn in San Luis Obispo and discovered that it was no vacant room there either. But we were so helped by the man in Los Padres Inn. He took much time to...

Thank Jörgen K
Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I prefer budget motels when traveling as I often only spend time there to shower and sleep so that I can spend my time and dollars enjoying what the town has to offer. The Los Padres hit the mark of acceptance on all points. It is easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, the campus, and a $5.33 Uber ride back...

Thank c0kelly
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Obviously an older motel that could use some sprucing up. The walls are thin, fortunately we had considerate neighbors next door. It's a bit of a hike into the downtown area - we did it once and then chose to drive after that. But there's no doubt about it - it was a relatively inexpensive place to stay for a...

Thank 300juno
Stockton, California
Reviewed 12 May 2016

While older and smaller, this property is in a perfect location to walk to downtown, the school, etc. It is situated between two wonderful businesses, w/ one being a fantastic coffee house that we went to each morning. It is nestled off the street and was surprisingly quiet. The room was clean and had everything we needed. There was a...

Thank radbrad2016
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Good value for the money - one of the least expensive motels in the area and still walk to downtown San Luis Obispo. Rooms improve each time I visit. Free WiFi. Splash Cafe - one of the nicest coffee shops in the area - is just a short walk.

Thank Theo A

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Los Padres Motel

Address: 1575 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2927
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $76 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Los Padres Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Los Padres Hotel San Luis Obispo
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#1 Best Value Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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“check that single rooms are not on second floor only.”
donaelena2014, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 are tucked into a quiet corner.”
G6532DPbrendab, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for upstairs.”
937ChristineL937, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“low shower heads - 5feet/1.6m”
idoa132, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street.”
H239NIkarend, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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