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1625 Calle Joaquin US 101/El Camino Real at Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7214
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#26 of 33 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South is located off US 101 / SR 1 at Los Osos Valley Road. Restaurants are nearby. California's Avila Beach is only 7 miles and the Pismo Beach Pier is 10 miles. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of our modern guest rooms.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Joe G wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California50 contributions36 helpful votes
You get what you get with a Motel 6. That said, I found this to be a nice location with some actual scenery still surrounding it (this may change as the area builds up more, but more now this Motel 6 still buts up against actual trees and nature). Please note: In a very confusing turn of events. there is ANOTHER Motel 6, "Motel 6 North, San Luis Obisbo," on the SAME street about 3/4 of a mile away - though that one is smashed between a car dealership and a Tire store. This location is better, and priced higher for that reason, it seems. Found the room to be VERY clean, the bed to be comfy. Coffee avail in the lobby in the morning but sadly it's up to the already-overworked front desk staff to refill. As usual, not many amenities more than bar soap. BUT, if just looking for a good place to sleep. it's very nice and I found the staff to be accommodating, hard-working and friendly. For a Motel 6, one of the best.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Sophia Gutierrez, Owner at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us and liked our convenient location, clean room and friendly staff. However, our goal is to make our guests 100% satisfied. We will always ensure that we keep delighting you with our facilities and services. Our team is looking forward to hosting you again soon!
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TIZ wrote a review Jul 2021
25 contributions3 helpful votes
In fact, the entire property was clean - even the dog areas. Also, it is steps from HWY 101, so it is extremely convenient. Lastly, as signaled, there are several places around the property to walk dogs.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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DaniR1307 wrote a review Jun 2021
San Mateo, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
The property was well kept, everything looked nice, there was no dog poop anywhere although there were lots of dogs. The hotel was close to the freeway but not so close that the noise would be bothersome. Lots of shopping and food close by. No extra fee for dog. I liked hat we did not get turn-over service during our stay, COVID related we preferred it that way. I did not appreciate that we got a notification *one day ahead of our stay* that the pool would be closed, the pool was one of the main reasons we booked our stay here and one day before our stay we could not cancel our reservation without paying a fee so this last minute notification was highly unfair! The room had a terrible smell when we walked in the first time. The bedlinens were clean but also had a funky smell. There was a remaining hair from cleaning on the bathtub rim (nothing major, but it just showed a lack of attention to detail when cleaning, I wouldn't have this at home). There were absolutely NO amenities, no pool, no turn-over (which we didn't mind), no coffee, nothing for breakfast, which basically turned this stay into glamping with WiFi. As other reviewers said, the walls are extremely thin, you can almost join the conversation someone is having next door. I understand that some of these things are COVID-related, but we stayed at a different motel during COVID as well and were provided better service. I feel the price was high for what was offered (close to nothing).
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Brand Experience Team, Other at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Responded 25 Jun 2021
We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, and we apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We hope for the opportunity to improve your experience with us. Please visit again. Nancy Y. #Team6
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Karen G wrote a review Mar 2021
Boulder Creek, California23 contributions4 helpful votes
I requested a 2 night booking. I had no reason to assume that I did not have both nights reserved. The 2nd night I went back to go to bed and my key did not work. I trudged to the office to get it fixed. The clerk was quite cold and informed me I was not booked for the 2nd night. I was adamant that I had booked 2 nites. I got out my iPad and checked my bank acct and I had only paid for 1 nite. I requested that my clothes be returned to me. I was informed they did not have anything that I had left an empty room. I was allowed into the lost and found, but nothing was there. Last summer my home was lost to the huge California fires and i lost all my clothes except what I was wearing that day. What little I have now is all brand new. i barely have any clothing yet. As I'm slowly replacing with quality clothes. I had 2 outfits stolen. 2 silk shirts, a bolo jacket, my new nightgown, 2 pr Levi's and underwear. When I insisted that the clerk speak to someone she threatened me with being arrested for trespassing if I did not leave the property right now. She locked the bldg on me and the 2 others waiting to check in and called the police. I left & ended up sleeping in the car freezing that night. I had my dog with me and could not get another room somewhere.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't leave anything you care about in the room if you are out during the day.
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Suzanne R wrote a review Nov 2019
Orange County, California26 contributions33 helpful votes
This was my first stay at a Motel 6. It was well situated and easy to get to, quiet and very clean. What I didn't expect was that there would be no blanket in the room, just a coverlet on the bed. I understand that with dog-friendly rooms and bedbugs being a concern, they might not want to provide blankets (or tissues for that matter), but it was a surprise to me. Next time I will be more prepared.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Brand Experience Team, Other at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Responded 31 Mar 2021
Greetings Traveler, Thank you for providing feedback. Your experience is important to us and we appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. We hope for the opportunity to improve your experience with us. Denise L. #Team6
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Calvin W wrote a review Oct 2019
Fort Worth, Texas68 contributions36 helpful votes
This is a Motel 6 so it stands to reason it is no frills. On the other hand, the price was inexpensive, the room was very clean and comfortable, the staff was welcoming and it's not difficult to find. We stayed for one night to take a break on a long drive. Would I stay there again? Absolutely.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hi Calvin, Thank you for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Until the next time, We’ll Leave the Light on For You!
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Mrbones wrote a review Aug 2019
San Luis Obispo, California18 contributions41 helpful votes
If you want to visit the Madonna inn or you are driving from San Francisco/San Jose to LA stop here. Breaks the drive in half and the motel had full cable tv, a pool, very clean and spacious. $68 great on every level.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hi Mr Crone, Thank you for taking time to share your review with us. We love hearing from our guests and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels.
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Sara P wrote a review Aug 2019
Oak View, California5 contributions5 helpful votes
I have stayed at this Motel 6 many times while in San Luis Obispo for work. I appreciate the updated rooms, while minimal, feel clean since they don't have carpet. The little modern workstation in the room is nice as well. The only negative of this property happened on my last trip there. It almost feels like they have people who live in some of the hotel rooms. When I first arrived, there were a few guys later in around the hotel room that I was assigned to. Traveling as a woman alone, I ended up waiting in my car for about 10 minutes until they all went into their rooms before going into mine, and then I stayed put for the night. This was the only uncomfortable experience I've ever had at this property, though. I will probably be back in a few weeks and hopefully don't experience the same thing again. The only other negative of this property is that it seems they have quit providing shampoo. I had to go out and purchase shampoo on my last arrival.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hi Traveler, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, and we apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We hope for the opportunity to improve your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Jr DLF wrote a review Aug 2019
Edinburg, Texas118 contributions69 helpful votes
This was hotel room on the way to SF via PCH. Didnt have any issues at the front desk nor in the room. Not sure about the negative reviews I see here, cause no issues recently here. Nice quiet setting. Comfortable night. Good customer service. 8/10.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hi Traveler, Thank you for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Until the next time, We’ll Leave the Light on For You!
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Jordan E wrote a review Jun 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada25 contributions25 helpful votes
The customer service at this hotel is extremely poor. I am very dissatisfied with every employee I have come into contact with. They are rude, mean and unprofessional. I would not recommend staying here. The house keepers do a good job, but they left my door open 3 times while I was at work. This motel needs to fire their staff and get better help. On top of that the rates are unreal. You can stay at a Hilton for what you will pay here. I’d give 0 stars if possible.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hi Jordane, We are disappointed to learn that we fell short of your expectations. We take reports of poor customer service very seriously. On behalf of Motel 6, we would like to apologize that your stay was less than satisfactory. We are committed to guest satisfaction and appreciate you taking time to review your experience.
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US$84 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South
Which popular attractions are close to Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Nearby attractions include Central Coast Archery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, The Rib Line, and Lahainas.
Are pets allowed at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (4.9 km) and Ah Louis Store (4.7 km).
Is Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.