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Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

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All Rooms Brand New. Located 3 blocks to Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo. Walk to restaurants, shopping, movie theater, bars & nightlife.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Wheelchair Access
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 89 out of 100
149Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
31Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We stayed here for one night, very last minute was part of our drive between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The value of the motel was great and check-in was easy. We had a second floor room which had everything we needed, including everything in the bathroom. The room was fairly dated but can't really be faulted. Walls are pretty thin which gave some noise, particularly in the morning.

Location of the hotel is a big bonus, five minute walk into San Luis Obispo centre which was great for visiting the town the short time we were there and for eating/drinking. Would stay here again.
Date of stay: November 2018
Thank mcglassa
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, It is wonderful hearing back from our satisfied guests and we are glad to hear that you had an awesome stay with us. We are happy that you found us at the very last minute and that your check-in process was easy. It's always nice to hear that our guests find good value for the money that they pay. We hope you had a great time in San Luis Obispo. Thanks for saying that you will stay with us again - we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Avenue Inn Customer Care Team
Ann T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A little loud in midday/early evening, but who sleeps then, anyway? Can't beat proximity to heart of town and while small, the parking lot always had a space for me. Not luxurious, but certainly comfortable for a week's stay.
Date of stay: December 2017
1 Thank Ann T
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for giving prospective guests relevant information about our location and proximity to town. We are happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and that you did not mind the noise during the "peak hours." Thank you for your recommendation and we would love to have you back again in the future. Best Regards, Avenue Inn Customer Care Team
Michelle M
Reviewed 14 Oct 2018
We thought we would stay at the Avenue Inn for a change based on the great reviews and proximity to downtown. The Inn was recently remodeled and is fresh and clean. The bathrooms are very nicely updated with a rain shower head mounted on the ceiling. The reception service was pleasant. It is approx 3-4 blocks from downtown. You are limited to one car in the parking lot, but that was not an issue for us. There is no continental breakfast option, minimal cable TV movie stations and the walls appear to not be well insulated as we could hear the TV on one side of us at 6 am and the late night conversations of the occupants in the room on the other side of us that went on until the early morning hours. Needless to say it was a sleepless 2 nights as the neighboring room sounds were not abated.
Date of stay: October 2018
2 Thank Michelle M
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Hey Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, and for giving prospective guests relevant information about our location/proximity to the downtown area. We love that you liked our newly remodeled place and that you found everything to be clean and fresh. We are also happy to hear that our staff took good care of you during your stay. Your comments on the tv stations and insulation are duly noted - we will see what we can do to ensure that future guests are spared from outside noises better. Your feedback about breakfast is also duly noted and we will consider adding some more options in the future. We hope to see you again in one of your future trips; we can probably assign a quieter room if you so request. Best Regards, Avenue Inn Customer Care Team
Pleasanton, CA
Reviewed 10 Sep 2018
New life into and old motor lodge.

Considering what the property owners have to work with (older building, smallish rooms) they've done and are doing a really good job. The room was clean and the bed comfy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Downtown SLO is a short walk where there is great food and lots of things to see and do.

The room was small (like European small) but that’s expected considering the age of the place.

It's kind of loud outside since it's older, the walls are thinner than a new construction would be. You can hear cars coming and going and people talking outside. Plus because of it's location there can be some road noise so ear plugs recommended for light sleepers.

I have no complaints. So why only three stars?
I've stayed in 5 star (luxury) and 4 star upscale properties. So I use those as reference for rating hotels. This is not one of those places. It's a motor-lodge there is no way to compare it to such high end properties.
So when reading this review note that I am not knocking it down with 3 stars. It's a good place to stay for what it is. And I would stay there again.
Date of stay: September 2018
1 Thank DSCmePleasanton_CA
Response from Nerissa M, Guest Relations Manager at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Responded 11 Sep 2018
DSCmePleasanton_CA, I am very sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered due to the noises. We want you to enjoy a peaceful and comfortable stay, but we cannot control over the noise. We wish you would have informed the front desk staff regarding this matter, so we can transfer you in a room that suits your comfort. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing our hotel and hope you will let us serve you again.
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 3 Sep 2018
Where to begin. Check in was chaotic, I observed staff double booking (by accident) two guests into the same room, and having to chase them down in the parking lot to come back to fix it.
I had been driving all day, checked in, and collapsed in my room, exhausted. Seemed clean enough, the AC was really loud and constantly blew the curtain up which compromised the privacy, but I fixed that with a McGyver trick. Would have preferred a more secure deadbolt on the door, but I put a chair in-front of it, just in case.
I went to take a shower around 10pm, and once I stepped in, noticed with horror that there was ANOTHER PERSONS HAIR IN THE SHOWER.
I showered as quickly as I could, being careful not to touch it, and hopped out. Towels were tiny, thin, and scratchy. I was really grossed out by the hair, and wondering what else hadn't been cleaned in the room. I examined the sheets, seemed okay, and I fell asleep reluctantly.
Hotel was super noisy, I was awoken constantly during the night from the noise.
'Breakfast' in the communal breakfast room was inedible, and I wasn't keen to try even coffee based on my new cleanliness fears.
Went to check out early, and here is where it got EVEN WORSE. I calmly explained the shower-hair problem to the gentleman, who brushed me off and said the rooms are cleaned AND checked. I explained, it obviously wasn't, as there was hair in my shower. He just kept repeating the same thing over and over, and was really rude and dismissive. His handling of the situation was even worse than the situation. He kept saying I should have called to change rooms. Are you kidding? 10pm at night, exhausted and unpacked, lone female is going to CHANGE ROOMS at a strange hotel? I just kept calmly explaining that, and that it's not my responsibility to change rooms, it's his responsibility to have clean rooms.
I deeply regret spending $130 to stay at a hotel that was dirty, noisy, and had security issues, should have just stayed at a Motel 6.
Date of stay: August 2018
1 Thank BellaLove1990
Response from Nerissa M, Guest Relations Manager at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Responded 4 Sep 2018
Dear BellaLove1990, Thank you for pointing out the issues with housekeeping so that we can work to improve upon this aspect of the guest experience at our hotel. Also, we are sorry for the disappointing service you received from our staff at that time. Our team is working hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and are receiving the best service. Your feedback will be forwarded to the hotel management to ensure that situation like this will not happen again in the future.
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Mariann K | Reviewed this property |
It's close enough to walk.
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Response from ShaileshT57 |
Sorry the hotel does not provide cribs or cots
Room Tips
"We stayed on the second floor near the office."
17 Apr 2018
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"2nd floor end room was quiet and private."
5 Jan 2018
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"It has a fridge and a microwave"
20 Dec 2017
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"I would suggest better lighting at the vanity. "
5 Dec 2017
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US$ 87 - US$ 184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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