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1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2613
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#25 of 33 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Looking for a place to stay in San Luis Obispo? Then look no further than University Inn, a budget friendly motel that brings the best of San Luis Obispo to your doorstep.

Rooms at University Inn provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at University Inn guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and 24 hour check-in. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at University Inn.

Close to some of San Luis Obispo's most popular landmarks, such as Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (0.6 mi) and Ah Louis Store (0.9 mi), University Inn is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House, Tahoe Joe's, and F.McLintocks Saloon, all of which are a short distance from University Inn.

Should time allow, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California Polytechnic University, and Mission Plaza are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at University Inn as you experience everything San Luis Obispo has to offer.

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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Serendipityjl wrote a review Jun 2022
86 contributions29 helpful votes
The staff was friendly and the room was clean. There was a fridge for leftovers and a basic coffee setup. If that’s all you’re looking for, this will work. I would not stay here if I was going to hang out in the room. The smell of the cleaning supplies was so overwhelming we had to leave the door propped for awhile and we couldn’t get a room earlier than three (could be because of their staff shortage though). The room’s visual flaws were just painted over instead of fixed. Parking is tight the later you arrive. The pool is in their parking lot. Very basic.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 22 Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and being our guest! It was a pleasure having you and we are pleased that you overall enjoyed your stay. We will take note of your comments and work to correct the issues you listed. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
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Stan wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Angeles, California29 contributions25 helpful votes
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The room was clean, the bed was uncomfortable (cheap mattress) and EV charging was quoted at $10.00. The walls were thin and we got to listen to our neighbors yack through the night with music. The paint and surfaces needed a big touch up and the TV is small. For $90.00 a night this is a bargain? Your decision.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Mar 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry we did not provide you with a satisfactory stay. Your feedback regarding updating our accommodations has been shared with appropriate team members. We hope you will consider staying with us again so we might serve you better in the future.
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Kay Daniel wrote a review May 2020
San Luis Obispo, California2 contributions
As someone who travels more than 10 times a month, due to business reasons; University Inn is my new go-to. I have stayed at numerous hotels in San Luis Obispo, but this one is definitely in the top 3 for me. The staff is beyond great and friendly, the breakfast is good, the rooms are excellent, and the wifi is very fast. Even though there are many things to do in town, it is very quiet; which is amazing for business trips.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Response from Jerre Leahy, Marketing at University Inn
Responded 6 Feb 2021
Your business means a lot to us! We appreciate you sharing your review with us and other travelers, and we are delighted you were satisfied with our service and accommodations! Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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TRAVELODGE7047 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Luis Obispo, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
Friendly,nice and cleaned room with 2nd floor view.Stay again.Thaursday we got Old trolly from motel.Continental breakfast little but ok.Easy check in and check out.Cal poly is near by.Front desk very helpful and tell us about Farmers market.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 6 Feb 2021
This review made our day! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again next time you are in our area.
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EdieAS wrote a review Mar 2019
San Francisco, California6 contributions6 helpful votes
Husband stayed in hotel for two weeks with a team. First room seemed to be okay. Second room was infested with bedbugs. Now we realize that the bags all the mattresses are in are actually "casements," which are used when you have a bedbug infestation but you don't want to buy a new mattress. Unfortunately, husband came home between first stay and second stay, so we are waiting to see if he brought little friends into the house and have to go through our own in-home infestation. Owner was a nice guy, but no amount of niceness will compensate the possibility of his lack of maintenance possibly infecting my home with bedbugs. AVOID! Particularly room 211.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Jan R wrote a review Jan 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark104 contributions41 helpful votes
University Inn, SLO is newpainted and well situated. If You are going to Farmers Market on a thursday evening, there is a cheap tram service to and from The Inn. Rooms are fine. Breakfast is basic and OK. The hostess is kind and charming.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Teddyc911 wrote a review Aug 2018
San Jose, CA11 contributions17 helpful votes
The room was clean, but shabby. We had a hard time getting the door to open. We would put the key up to it and it wouldn't beep and the light would turn green, but the door wouldn't unlock. Had to put your shoulder into it. Air conditioner was noisy. Parking lot is very narrow. Breakfast was cereal and bagels. It was quiet though and the bed was comfy. It was close to downtown and the freeway, so it was convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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HoustonSailor wrote a review Jun 2018
Houston, Tx178 contributions70 helpful votes
Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Clean rooms with comfortable beds. Small older pool. Small parking lot. Modest breakfast. Good service and decent value for the price. Would stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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1Calitraveler wrote a review Mar 2018
Visalia, California173 contributions43 helpful votes
The rooms were recently updated with new furniture (March 2018) and the place has potential.The rooms were clean. There was a mini fridge, microwave, hair dryer and a coffee maker, but no ironing board. There was breakfast, but I did not try it. However there were a couple of issues. There were several people hanging in the parking lot drinking beer and playing music. The police were called to one of the room and it appeared as though they were about to arrest someone in one of the rooms. There was a lot of work being done with the new furniture being brought in.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Lawrence B wrote a review Feb 2018
Mid Coast Maine, Maine5 contributions
My Stay was a flip flop from motel to motel for a month and personally my Travelodge stay was not great.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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US$129 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about University Inn
Which popular attractions are close to University Inn?
Nearby attractions include Gladiator Paintball Park (0.4 km), Steynberg Gallery (0.4 km), and Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at University Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at University Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at University Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to University Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Splash Cafe, Apple Farm Restaurant, and 1865 Craft House and Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at University Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at University Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to University Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (1.0 km) and Ah Louis Store (1.4 km).
Is University Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.