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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Spent 4 nights at La Cuesta for SLO marathon. First floor room was surprisingly private at back/end of hotel, but a little dark and cool/damp? Towels never dried so we got fresh fluffy ones each day. Microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker but not too much space for prep. Fantastic bed and pillows. Extra sink outside bathroom which was handy. Nice pool... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Sharon M, Thank you for the review! We're ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you enjoyed your rounds of golf just as much -- Thanks again for the great review! We will surely see you next time. Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

West Coxsackie, Ny
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We usually stay in the hotel chains because of points towards free tickets, however, twice we have stayed here when in SLO and it was a lovely stay both times. The rooms are wonderful, the pool and hot tub very cozy and relaxing. The breakfast is fine. We enjoyed it very much. It's too bad that the rates have gone... More 

Thank mom2cjnk
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

mom2cjnk, Thank you for the review! We're glad that you've stayed with us several times already and we hope that you keep coming back - our rates are seasonal and do fluctuate depending on the demand, so I certainly hope that you are able to get the rate you're looking for next time! Thank you again for the review, Sincerely,... More 

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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

just spent several days in slo. the la cuesta provided a comfortable base at a very reasonable price. the staff were very friendly and eager to be helpful. the room was good sized, well maintained and quiet. the occasional scent of cleanser in the public spaces was a little offputting but not a real problem.

1 Thank jklugmn
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

jklugmn, Thanks for getting online and sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community! We are pleased to know that you are satisfied, our staff strives to be as helpful as possible. We look forward to your next stay, thank you again for your review! Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2013

My friends and I stayed at La Cuesta Inn for one night between wine tasting in Paso and hanging in SLO. The hotel is located right off the 101, very convenient location for traveling. I booked the reservation online and had no issues checking in. The room was clean and just as I requested, faced away from the freeway. Wifi... More 

Thank sadakodo11
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

sadakodo, Thanks for sharing! If you come back to the area for wine tasting, we do have great wine tasting packages at affordable prices. All in all we're glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again some time! Thanks again! Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

Southern California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed a long weekend in SLO, at the La Cuesta Inn across from the Apple Farm. Everything went well. No issues with reservations, no issues with the room, and no issues with noise. We had a view of the pool from the balcony. Parking was not a problem. The room was clean and nicely maintained. In-room wireless worked flawlessly.... More 

Thank Queasy-modo
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Queasy-Modo, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We're pleased to know that your stay went well. We look forward to seeing you next trip to SLO! Thank you again for the review Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

As a frequent traveler to SLO, I have stayed in many of the Monterey St. hotels. La Cuesta Inn exceeded my expectations and was actually better than other, more pricey hotels (Comfort Inn, Quality Suites, Holiday Inn Express). The rooms were updated, comfortable, spacious, and clean. The lobby had a decent breakfast and tasty coffee throughout the day. The staff... More 

Thank MsTravelSF
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

KiddTravel, We are absolutely delighted to have earned such a great review from you. Thank you! We strive to offer an unparalleled value and unsurpassed level of service in comparison to the competition. Perhaps during your next stay you'll be able to use our pool, summer is coming after all! Thanks again for the review Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst.... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We stopped over at La Cuesta Inn for a couple of nights en route from Las Vegas to our final destination in San Francisco. San Louis Obispo (SLO) is situated about half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The hotel was perfectly situated and handy for food and shopping. The room we had was lovely and clean and well... More 

1 Thank Mike S
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Mike S, Thank you very much for your review! It sounds like you stayed with us on a Thursday night, every Thursday is the famous SLO Farmers' market downtown. We're extremely happy that you enjoyed our hotel and the festivities that San Luis Obispo has to offer. We look forward to your next trip! Thanks again, Andrew A. Fabula Asst.... More 

Clovis, California
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I was late booking a room at the host hotel for a business trip. Found La Cuesta Inn online for less than the discounted host rate elsewhere. The guest ratings were good so I booked. Couldn't happier. Very friendly staff, very convenient, and a wonderful room. We will be back.

Thank Snobalz
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Snobalz, Thanks for the 5 star review! La Cuesta Inn's motto is "A place of comfort and convenience" and it sounded like you were able to enjoy both of those things while you were here. It's true that we have something for everybody, whether you're traveling on business or leisure. We hope that you come back next time you pass... More 

San Leandro, California
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Good, clean, roomy, convenient hotel. Right off the freeway and a 5 min drive to downtown SLO, and about an hour drive to Hearst Castle. We did not have a balcony and the room seemed a bit larger then our friend's who had a balcony. Our room faced Monterey Street and was pretty quiet. The bed was very comfortable. Would... More 

1 Thank Bucko51
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Bucko51, Thanks for the good write-up! We do have many rooms in many sizes, and we're glad you enjoyed yours! Thanks again for taking the time to review us here, Sincerely, Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

This is our go to place when visiting our son at Cal Poly. About a mile from downtown and the campus. Affordable - we get the AAA rate and usually pay around 100 for a room with 2 queens. Pretty views, back side rooms have balconies over a creek and the front looks out to the hills. Rooms are updated... More 

Thank Temmom
AFabula, Manager at La Cuesta Inn, responded to this review

Temom, Thanks for the 5 out of 5. We love accommodating our Poly Parents! I'm sure we will see you again soon for your next poly visit, and we're looking forward to it! Best Regards, and Thanks again! Andrew A. Fabula Asst. General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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 

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
Price Range: $184 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Cuesta Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
La Cuesta Hotel San Luis Obispo
Hotel La Cuesta
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#9 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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