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"I was looking for cheap. This worked for me. I would stay there again if again I were traveling alone and didn't care about anything but the cost. ... " More

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Hotel Description

Motel near California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo

Heart of San Luis Obispo

You'll find California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Fremont Theater within 2 miles (3 km) of this San Luis Obispo motel. Santa Rosa Park and San Luis Obispo County Library are also within half a mile (1 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free self parking is available and the motel's multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. A garden is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 27 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Housekeeping is available on request.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$59* Per night/room Jan 18 - Jan 19

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Budget Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.1 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budget Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
I was looking for cheap. This worked for me. I would stay there again if again I were traveling alone and didn't care about anything but the cost. It was a place to sleep.

Posted by , from LAKE FOREST on Sep 26, 2021

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2 out of 5
Run down. Guest check in not friendly. After paying with a credit card they asked for a cash deposit for the room. That was not listed before we selecred this hotel.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020

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1 out of 5
This motel is disgusting. I should’ve gotten tipped off when they were guys outside of my room smoking and drinking beer. The stairwell and the steps were so gross I couldn’t even touch my hand on the railing. And that wasn’t even the this motel is disgusting. I should’ve gotten tipped off when they were guys outside of my room smoking and drinking beer… Probably the same guys who left an empty beer cans and cigarette butts on the steps outside of my room. The stairwell and the steps were so gross I couldn’t even touch my hand on the railing. And I haven’t even started talking about the room yet. The tables were all sticky and gross and stained. The doors all had crusty sticky splashes of soda as if someone through soda cans on them. The floors were stained with disgusting things. There was no toilet paper holder. The wall behind the bed had a Bizzarre pieces of wood nailed in there as if to patch up some drywall problems. The headboard was so disgusting I almost couldn’t sleep on the bed and I haven’t even started talking about the room yet. The tables were all sticky and gross and stained. The doors all had crusty sticky splashes of soda as if someone threw soda cans on them. The floors were stained with disgusting things. There was no toilet paper holder. The wall behind the bed had bizarre pieces of wood nailed in there as if to patch up some drywall problems. The headboard was so disgusting, I almost couldn’t sleep. But at least the sheets and pillowcases were clean!

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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3 out of 5

Overnight

The room was dirty, i mean the curtains had white stuff on them, the bed was comfortable the bathroom smelled. They have a hair dryer though. I would only stay as a last resort. It's a get what you pay for thing. Also the property looks nothing like the pictures. No sitting area like it shows weeds and dead grass. If it was upgraded and clean it might be better.

Posted by , from California on Jun 22, 2017

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2 out of 5

meh

Pros: staff was courteous & helpful
Cons: GRASS AREA IN PICTURE. small details in rooms.
hotel looks completely different in picture. grass area was overgrown & not suitable for pets to walk around on due to prickly plants on ground. crack in ceiling over shower grout on bathtub was damaged & there were no screens on the windows. Disappointed in price for value of room.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

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3 out of 5

Budget Inn San Luis Obispo CA

Pros: Price For people on a budget, this property can normally be booked in advance for less than a Motel 6. Typical continental breakfast is provided.
Location: Easy onto Hwy 101 A healthy walk to the downtown shopping area and The Old Catholic Mission. There are fast food locations within 1/2 block.
This was my second 2 day stay at this location. This is an older motel which is under going an upgrade. The management staff is professional and accommodating.

Posted by , from CA on Nov 23, 2016

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2 out of 5

Overpriced for the quality.

Overall we felt that the hotel room overcharged us to put us into a handicapped room, with blatant disregard for its customers. It was graduation weekend at Cal Poly and it was very clear this hotel hiked up prices to make a profit. The "continental breakfast" was practically non-existent, only giving cereal and muffins cut into four pieces. The electricity looked faulty, since during the night our lights would flicker on and off. Overall, I would not recommend staying here for any reason. We paid $300 for a room that should have been $50. Do not bother staying here.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

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1 out of 5

Bad experience

I am pretty easy going but this hotel is bad. The owners/staff were rude and we had to ask twice for two more towels so all 4 of us could take showers (they acted like it was such an inconvenience to give us 2 more towels when I booked a room for 4 people so I need 4 towels). Breakfast was a muffin cut into 4 sections and they were watching like vultures to see if you were taking more than your quarter of a muffin. The coffee was undrinkable. The a/c didn't work right so the room was stuffy. So let's just say I will never be staying here again not would I recommend it to anyone else.

Posted by on May 24, 2016

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3 out of 5
Pros: The bed was comfortable.
Cons: Fix the fridge and put in a light bulb.
The refrigerator didn't work; the light bulb in one of the lights was missing. It was fairly expensive for this room.

Posted by , from San Diego on Aug 25, 2015

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1 out of 5

Rodeway Inn San Luis Obispo, CA

Hotel is next to Freeway entrance and busy street, therefore noise level is high. Entrig the room was like walking into a bottle of "Pinesole" which gave the illusion of cleanliness, but to our dismay, the rooms walls were dirty, as was the front door. The carpet had a sticy film on it making it imposible to walk in bare feet. The beds are horrificly uncomfortable such that we spent most of the night tossing and turning until we finally sat up for a few hours listening to other quest talking on the balcony. There is no value for the money !

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

As a guest of Budget Inn, you'll find multilingual staff, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This San Luis Obispo motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: San Luis Obispo Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budget Inn offers 27 accommodations with air conditioning. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This San Luis Obispo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host.This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Budget Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Budget San Luis Obispo
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.