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Rose Garden Inn
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Tehachapi, California
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55 reviews
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“good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

Reading reviews that complain about things like moldy smells always amuses me. This place sure had a moldy smell in the hallway, which was actually in process of being repainted, but so what? It reminded me of my grandmother's lake cottage.
Here are the big pluses: the roses are lovely, the pool is clean, heated and mostly empty, the cleaning staff is commendably honest (my teenagers left our room wih Ipods, laptops and cash in plain sight and everything was there to the penny when we returned!) and here is a very odd bonus: the hotel serves free DINNER (not breakfast) Sunday thru Thurs.
One minus: the hotel is actually in a suburb of SLO, not real close to town, so we did more driving back and forth than I'd anticipated.
But, all in all, a most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

I travel to San Luis Obispo at least every other month for business and I first stayed at the Rose Garden Inn because it was so reasonably priced. I have been back again and booked another stay for August because it is such a great deal! If you are looking for fancy this isn't the place for you. BUT if you are looking for a clean, comfortable room for a very good price then by all means check out the Rose Garden Inn. There are refrigerators and microwave ovens in the rooms and it's very charming. I

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

We were met at receiption by a person who just could not be bothered with us or her job. After we checked in we were not happy with the room and ask if we could change to a first floor room but apparently their were none available, if we wanted a room facing in towards the pool we had to pay extra because these had twin beds not double beds.( never heard of that before) When my wife said she was not happy the receiptionist told us we could go somewhere else, like a Motel 6 just down the road, she also told us we had half an hour to decided and she would not charge us. Because we did not know the area we decided to stay but that is the only reason.The room was of an ample size but tatty, the whole place needed renovating and cleaning.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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BeachfrontinAvila, Public Relations Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your comment about the Rose Garden Inn. We value all of our customers', past and present, input. There are price differences between our different room types, but we do not offer twin beds; only doubles, queens, or king beds. Again, thank you for your review, and we hope your experience did not fully deter you away from our property.
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Room and bathroom were both large and clean. Bed was comfortable with clean sheets and blankets. Amenities included referigerator, microwave, plasma television. Enjoyed our stay very much and the dinner that was provided on Thursday night was excellent -- tri tip. Service personnel were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and recommend hotel to friends.

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Additional Information about Rose Garden Inn

Property: Rose Garden Inn
Address: 1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7205
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,974 - ₹ 13,089
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rose Garden Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rose Garden Inn is a San Luis Obispo hotel, located off beautiful Highway 101. It is a favorite among Cal Poly University families, with easy access to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Oceano Dunes and Hearst Castle. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beautiful gardens, heated pool and the areas largest spa with multiple waterfalls. The rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious, and equipped with the business and family traveler in mind. Free coffee, wireless Internet and a very friendly staff is here to make your stay more comfortable. Rose Garden Inn is just a short drive to scenic Hwy 1, Paso Robles Wine country, and Big Sur. ... more   less 
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