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La Cuesta Inn
Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2012

So, we booked this hotel over other SLO hotels based on the Trip Advisor reviews and rankings, but I am not sure if SLO hotels are just lesser quality or if we just had higher expectations based on the reviews. It was fairly clean and nice, but not a boutique hotel as it was stated in something I read. It was a bit drab and felt tired...but not a bad place for a night for the price. The beds were not that comfortable and the pillows horrible. The bedding actually had a smell .... so it left me a bit uncomfortable thinking that maybe the sheets were not washed prior to our checking in....but I could not say for sure. Usually hotel sheets have a super clean smell...and these did not. The room was on the smaller size and we had an upgraded view of a residential street that was better than a parking lot view. I woud have preferred to be closer to downtown and would not consider it walking dstance, especially at night. It is right off 101 so I was concerned about noise, but it was fine. The hallway also had a peculiar skunky smell......almost like pot - and it was there the entire stay, which was thankfully only one night. I do not think I will return....try something down the road next trip.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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JeffAssistantGM, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

All of us at La Cuesta Inn strive to offer the best we can to all of our guests. We have a very high standard for our linen washing, and change all bed sheets with each guest departure. We are currently in the process of upgrading our pillows, after receiving feedback from our guests about the preference. Our housekeeping staff is constantly maintaining our hallway common areas, to ensure they are kept clean and tidy. On days of shampooing combined with warm weather, the hallways can get stuffy. We hope all of our guests enjoy their stay with us, and it is unfortunate that it was not a pleasing experience for you. Hopefully we can see you in another time!

Best Regards,
The La Cuesta Inn Staff

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We have stayed at La Cuesta Inn twice while visiting San Luis Obispo and our CP student. We have stayed at many of the SLO hotels over the past few years...this has become our favorite. It is clean, the staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable (especially compared to the other SLO hotels) and it is close to where we want to be. The breakfast room is a little small, but there is a nice variety of easy to grab foods to take back to your room. Afternoon cookies are a nice touch. We will be back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

- clean rooms
- friendly and accommodating staff
- hearty continental breakfast (waffles, toast, cereal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fruits, etc.)
- really good price for the kind of service and place they provide, though I did go in November

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor to see more of the hills than the parking lot.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at the La Cuesta Inn for the weekend while attending some concerts in San Luis Obispo. Great location - very convenient on and off the freeway and okay to get to downtown. The Inn was quiet, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fine for a short stay and had some non-sugary options. The room was fine except for the extremely hard pillows. They have movie DVDs for guests to borrow and that was great although there was a large selection of TV channels.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Whilst the decor is a bit tired and the hotel in general need of a bit of a refurb, this wasn't a probem for our one night stay here. The staff were extremely polite, the room we had was very big for the price we payed with a great balcony. Noise is not a problem at all despite being so close to the highway and its only a 1o minute walk to get to the main part of town. Another big bonus was the buffett breakfast and in particular the waffle machine which was great. The town itself is also worth a mention, although this was just a stop over on our Journey up Pacific Coast Highway we wish that we had stayed for a couple of nights to explore some more. There are some great pubs and restaurants and the whole town has a really nice layed back feel to it. Only downside for us was the apparent town wide smoking ban which made us feel like criminals when having a sneaky cigarette, but realise that this is the way things are going and for the majority of people this will be seen as plus point rather than a problem.

Room Tip: Get one at the front with a Balcony if you can to look across the hills
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Cuesta Inn

Address: 2074 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2618
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#9 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: ₹ 8,313 - ₹ 15,457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Cuesta Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Cuesta is a boutique style hotel offering comfortable accommodations, conveniently located close to downtown, Cal Poly and the Performing Arts Center. Free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking. Complimentary DVD library. ... more   less 
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