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2050 Garfield St Garfield & Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2636
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#21 of 33 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Obispo is the most dynamic and beautiful area of the California coast. We enjoy fantastic sunny weather and near- perfect temperature almost every day of the year. In keeping with our temperate, near-tropical weather, the hotel is developed garden style, with comfortable indoor and outdoor settings and a sun-filled pool area. Our professional staff welcomes guests to our community and can insure that they will find themselves at the center of recreation, entertainment and business opportunities. From this center, your visit to Hearst Castle, World Class wine growing regions, and the most accessible and pristine beaches in California are so simple that your time with us will seem all too short.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Sun terrace
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English, Spanish
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GR-CA1 wrote a review Jan 2022
California62 contributions18 helpful votes
On New Year's Day, after a long road-trip, we arrived at Hotel Buena Vista to a friendly front office receptionist. Our room was located upstairs and down a drafty path right next to the freeway where every car going by could be heard. It took several hours to heat the room to a comfortable 70 degrees while running it full-force at 90 for four hours. The bathroom toilet and sink had hair in it from a previous stay. The decor is so mixed and matched--painfullly old and dirty looking carpet. The furniture looked like a mish-mash of furniture I've seen sitting out in my alley-way. The pros: Nice new-looking recliner, Hallmark channel, microwave and refrigerator. After giving the room a chance, I called the front desk staff who offered to proved us with a different room. I was too tired to mess with moving luggage, our cooler etc...with only a hope that it might be better so we decided to stick witht the room. I would not recommend this place to anyone wanting a clean welcoming space.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room, ask to see it and ask about the quality of the heater/aircon.
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Response from Diana Zuniga, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 14 Jan 2022
Dear GR-CA1, Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments regarding your experience during your overall stay. We do get great comments regarding our Executive rooms in our “back alley” and am surprised honestly for the painful issues you came across. I hope one day you give us another shot and maybe request our building by the office to give you a different view of our hotel. Email me directly so that we can accommodate a future great discount to try us again. And yes we gotta love the Hallmark Channel :). Thank you, with much appreciation, Diana Zuniga
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Eddie wrote a review Nov 2021
Oakdale, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
DO NOT STAY HERE. Manger charged me $50 because she stayed after the stay the there was blood on the sheets but WILL NOT SHOW PROOF! The only chance i got to speak to her she talked over me and hung up.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid this place completely there are way nicer hotel 1 block down and worth it. I switched...
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Response from Diana Zuniga, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 9 Dec 2021
Dear eruiz007 , Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments regarding your experience during your stay and over the phone communication with our staff and myself. Yes, we have provided you with necessary pictures. It is a standard policy of our hotel to make notes and take pictures of all incidents. We have valid reason for this charge and apologize that we cannot see eye to eye on this. Thank you for your patience, with much appreciation, Diana Zuniga
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Suz D wrote a review Sep 2021
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If there was a 0 out of 5 I would have chosen 0. I get a phone call asking for my reason for staying at the hotel, very intrusive and nosy. I’ve never experienced anyone from a hotel calling asking our reason for staying there. It was strange. Then we get there, and we ask the reason why they called to question us. And she says, “reasons.” Then my boyfriend asked, “is it a secret?” And she says, “No.” and she doesn’t tell us why she questioned our reason to stay here. Slightly discriminating. She wasn’t friendly at all. She wouldn’t look at my boyfriend. She told my boyfriend to go outside….It gave us a bad taste in our mouth and we asked her to refund us. Go to another hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just choose another hotel
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Response from Diana Zuniga, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 6 Oct 2021
Dear SuzD17, Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments regarding your experience during your check in process and over the phone communication with our staff. Unfortunately, yes, we do ask why you are coming to the area. It is a standard policy of our hotel. Our hotel has a no Locals Policy, but we will make exceptions for folks who have been burned out of a house or have some other pressing needs with valid reason. Thank you, with much appreciation, Diana Zuniga
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icy n wrote a review Jun 2021
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We loved our room, the pool area and fire pit. They are so accommodating and friendly. They have a nice dining area but dinner is only open Wednesday through Sunday. The market is a nice touch. Danielle at the front was really helpful in finding a place to eat and hiking options.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diana Zuniga, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 9 Jul 2021
Dear icyn2021, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time giving us 5 stars! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future!
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Leonard S wrote a review Jun 2021
San Diego, California48 contributions23 helpful votes
Quite location in walking distance to lots of nice restaurants and shopping. Pool and hot tub were nice and bed was comfortable. Easy check in and check out and ample parking for guests is included at no charge.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 9 Jul 2021
Hello Leonard S, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time giving us 4 stars! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future!
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Rio S wrote a review May 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota59 contributions38 helpful votes
We had a nice stay at this hotel. There was a slight miscommunication because my group decided to extend our stay on the front side (arrive 1 day earlier). Unfortunately, this was not communicated effectively with other staff because the following morning after our first day the housekeeper knocked on the door after 12 noon and was surprised to find people in the room (after check out time). I explained that we have the room booked for another 2 days. Then about 10 minutes later, a front desk staff came knocking on our door. Once again, I explained we have the room booked for two more days. Do I need to go down to the front desk so we can settle this?, I asked. She said, not it's okay. Then I didn't hear back from them again. I figured, ah they communicated what happened. No biggie. Anyway, the room was clean. Shower was good. Bed was comfortable. The pool and jacuzzi were inviting and we would have definitely used them if we had time. The hotel is right off the highway so it was easy to get on and off it. There is a gas station across that is open 24/7 so that was nice. There are also many restaurants nearby, within walking distance if you are willing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Diana Zuniga, General Manager at Hotel Buena Vista
Responded 9 Jul 2021
Dear rioshakes, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time giving us 5 stars! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future!
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rbfrazier wrote a review Jul 2020
Hughson, California5 contributions
I wanted to take a moment to say a Thank You hotel General Manager Diana. Our resent stay at this property did not go as planned and Diana was willing to work with me to resolve the issue to my satisfaction. Customer Service is often lacking in many settings today. It was refreshing to encounter a General Manger who was willing to listen and respond in a way that was very helpful to both my wife and I. Perhaps we can visit your property again on a future visit to SLO. Thank You Again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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2012travelingmom wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California143 contributions60 helpful votes
This hotel was clean and comfortable and conveniently located. We stayed in the two bedroom suite, which was very large and I would recommend for a family. The hotel needs some upgrading however. The furniture was old and the door bar guard was broken. The breakfast was minimal. The staff was friendly and helpful. This could be a great place with some upgrades.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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kathleen g wrote a review Feb 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
Our room was a bit disappointing. The television didn't work, neither did the phone. The handle on the chair was broken and we kept knocking it every time we walked into the room as there was no space for it. There was no plug by the desk. There was no switch for the light in the wardrobe. The lead for the coffee machine was too short so we had to put it on the floor to reach the socket. There were too many things plugged into one extension. The fitness room had 3 machines and one of them was broken. The jacuzzi looked dirty so chose not to use it. Overall we were very disappointed. Would do for one night in a pinch but won't return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Had a room to the back but wouldn't chose one at the front downstairs due to the road.
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j.k.r. wrote a review Jan 2020
Elderslie, United Kingdom77 contributions35 helpful votes
Looks lovely from outside but could be improved inside. Our room came with a kitchen that weirdly had no utensils or crockery. The extra room for the kids with additional TV was a real bonus. Proximity to Avila beach is great. Nice pool area and outside seating. SLO is a really nice place and seemed quite upmarket, though we were only there for one night.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
days inn san luis obispo hotel san luis obispo, san luis obispo days inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lexington Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountySan Luis Obispo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Buena Vista
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Buena Vista?
Nearby attractions include California Polytechnic University (0.6 km), Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo (1.1 km), and Gladiator Paintball Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Buena Vista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Buena Vista?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Buena Vista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Buena Vista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Buena Vista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Splash Cafe, Petra Mediterranean Pizza and Grill, and Apple Farm Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Buena Vista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Buena Vista?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Buena Vista?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Buena Vista?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (1.2 km) and Ah Louis Store (1.6 km).