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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room and bathroom was relatively small and the buildings are typical motel style for the 1960's. Used to be a Travel Lodge. External hall, Individual room heater/airconditioner through wall under window. Decor and bath are updated. Everything worked well. Location was at edge of downtown so excellent for walking to food and drinks.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located within 5 min walk from downtown san luis . Beds were very comfortable. The hotel is located at the main street. Despite good isolation ( window, door) the noice from the street is noticeable but acceptable. San luis o. Is a very nice lively town with a good nightlife worthwhile a stay

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Nipomo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviewers have said,this is a steal at the week-night rate. We were very rushed as we had been delayed earlier in the day, but check-in was a breeze, so we made it to "Pink Martini" at the PAC with time to spare. The fridge IS a bit noisy, but the size of it plus an in-room coffee maker,...

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Frazier Park, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a special one night trip to have dinner at The Range. Chose to stay here because of the low price. What a super place! The room was impeccably clean and the bed was very comfy. Big fridge, nice tv. Very friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again!

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2Thank LA_Native
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for Mustang Family Weekend. The best thing about this hotel is the location - just a short walk to the center of downtown. No need to drive and look for parking (like you would have to do if you stay in the bigger hotels along Monterey St. near the Cal Poly campus. The hotel is just a...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was exactly what we were looking for as a pit stop on the was from San Francisco to LA. Within walking distance to the main drag in town with a lot of good restaurants and bars. Only minor complaint is that the mini fridge was fairly noisy; almost sounded like a leak in the compressor.

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Visalia, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms have been beautifully remodeled! The furnishing are all new, and VERY clean. The cleaning crew pay close attention to detail. We were there two nights so we saw the cleaning crew at work. Each air conditioning unit is pulled apart and cleaned!! The hotel management was very professional. It was an excellent experience and most importantly we felt...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is situated near downtown and the mission. They have updated an old inn, and they do a fine job getting this remodelled. Service at reception and the breakfast is very good. There is easy parking close to the rooms. Choose a room on 2 floor away from traffic. GO THERE!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here earlier this when when passing through and it made enough of a positive impression that I chose to stay here again. However, not long after getting into my room and logging onto their wifi, I recalled the same frustration I had the last time I stayed here...connection speeds so slow they reminded me of dial-up. And frequent brief...

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Canyon Lake, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel as I wanted to stay downtown but didn't want to spend a fortune. Read some great reviews on tripadvisor. I was not disappointed. It does look dated on the outside but our room is very clean. Bathroom has a very modern floor. My daughter commented on how the tub looked brand new. Location is perfect. I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All Rooms Brand New. Located 3 blocks to Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo. Walk to restaurants, shopping, movie theater, bars & nightlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

Address: 345 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3820 (Formerly Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $120 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Travelodge San Luis Obispo Downtown Hotel San Luis Obispo
Travel Lodge San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge
San Luis Obispo Travelodge
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#5 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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“Higher floor room would be quieter.”
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“Every Thursday night, there is a street market with music, entertainment & food! Don't miss it!”
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