More about Quality Suites San Luis Obispo
They Work to Please You
In addition to what others have said, what we liked about this place most is that it caters to many return customers--mostly business people. The "wine tasting" in the evening is a very lively affair where house wine is poured freely and where hamburgers and other light fare is available pool side. In the morning a truly complete cooked-to-order breakfast is served in a very pleasant dining room. Everything about this place screams, "Please come back."
This more than compensades for the dated rooms.
The service is exceptional. Everyone knows and breaths hospitality. The room/suite is comfortable and large, I did not use the microwave or fridge but it is so nice to have. Although the rooms are dated the beds are very comfortable. The wireless internet works fabulously and it was a treat working in my suite in the peace and quite. The grounds are lovely. The breakfast was delicious and I like that they make the eggs the way you like them. I recommend this hotel to anyone; especially business travelers.
There's a reason it's top-rated
Unlike most hotels, the name "suite" isn't just a standard room with a couch and a couple extra feet. The rooms are enormous, bigger than you would ever expect for the price. Two TV's, mini-fridge, room on the sofa for 6 people at least, table, queen bed, the works. Oh, and a DVD player in the room. This place is great.
Passing through from Ireland, for a night, we found this really comfortable and clean, with a very good breakfast included. The suite was two large rooms with one en suite bathroom. There was TV in each room and a sliding door between them that locked. The free wine tasting at the hotel was an extra benefit and the free wine was really quite good. The town is quiet but we were there on the evening of the weekly farmers' market which was certainly worth visiting (I can still savour that hot sandwich!). There is a good second-hand book store on the right as you go down to the local old "Mission". The little Mission church is worth a visit but the attached museum seemed odd: it includes Native American artefacts, yet when I asked if real Native Americans were involved in the Mission today I felt like I had said the wrong thing. If you find the hotel as good as we did then you will be very happy.
When I saw how many favorable reviews were posted about this hotel, I was a little concerned that they might have been posted by the proprieter. However, I found that the other favorable reviews were quite accurate.
Although the motel looks a little dated from the outside (especially compared to the Comfort Inn right across the street), the inside has obviously been redone relatively recently.
All the room equipment (bath hardware, cabinetry, TV, DVD Players, light fixtures) was clean and functioned well. Towels were new and relatively fluffy (for a hotel). The beds were also obviously new and supportive, and came with two different types of comfortable pillows with different color pillow-cases to distinguish them from one another. The units have a central-type AC/Heating system which is much quieter than the traditional wall-mounted unit, but are still noisier than what you would find at home.
The rooms all have free wireless internet access, which is a major plus for me. They have free made to order breakfast, a dinner BBQ each night, and free DVD rentals for the in-room DVD player. The place is obviously well maintained, very clean, and it seems well-staffed. The people at the front-desk were very helpful and informative.
My family travels to SLO about twice a year and we've long been looking for a decent place to stay. I usually stay at the Four Seasons or another five star resort hotel, but there aren't any within a one-hour drive of San Luis Obispo. Unfortunately, places like the Embassy Suites (SLO) and the Best Western in Arroyo Grande both let us down.
I agree with the other reviewers that the management has clearly put a lot of effort into keeping making this a nice place to stay and they have done a fine job. I'm very picky about hotels, but I would recommend this hotel highly.
Pleasant Large-Scale Inn
More of a family place than a romantic getaway, though see my tip below. Pros: New rooms with thoughtful appointments, like microwave and small fridge, and table. Central heating and air (I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand those ubiquitous noisy window units). Sleeping area is separate from sitting area and at rear of room. High quality furnishings. Good soundproofing from neighbors. Breakfast is very good with some items to order, and you can take it to your room with no problem. Customer service is absolutely first-rate. Front-desk staff were more than accommodating for us; extremely professional and as good as many city flagship hotels that we’ve stayed at. Cons: A little distant from the downtown area; can’t easily walk there though some people could do so in about 20 to 30 minutes. Just a mite pricey—rates could be about $30 less per night. Other than that, I can’t think of any. To summarize, this was a highly enjoyable and easy place to stay in SLO, and we will do so again. Tip: If you don’t need the pool at your door step, ask for rooms near the rear of the hotel. They seem a little more secluded and might offer slightly more romantic ambience. Some might even offer a little bit of a view of the rolling hills.
Very spacious rooms, and an excellent all-you-can eat breakfast with hot and cold food. Also, free wine and beer from 5-7 pm. Staff was very helpful as well. A truly great value. Although the rooms are old - they look like straight out of the 1970s, but for the price, it is a good deal.
Nice hotel but shouldn't be #1
When I read the reviews I thought this is the only place to stay. I wasn't disappointed but I was confused. The suite was nice but a bit outdated. It was clean and comfortable. But when I read the reviews I thought I wouldnt want to stay anyplace else. If I had to do it over again I would stay in Pismo Beach 10min away. There is nothing around to write about within in walking distance (that I found anyway) The downtown is great but not next to this hotel. The best thing was made to order egg breakfast. I do highly appreciate that choice.
If you can get a rate of $135.00 or so then stay there. But anything more I would hesitate.
Great place to stay in SLO!
We just spent three days at the Quality Suites and enjoyed it very much. The room was very nice, clean and spacious, with a "suite" layout. Everything worked. They offer a good free hot breakfast, and complimentary beer and wine in the evenings. Staff and service were excellent. There is wireless internet. The pool is decent, but somewhat shaded as it is in a courtyard with mature trees around. The jets in the spa just blow bubbles; that was the only broken thing I found. It is within easy walking distance of the downtown area, and the nearly free "Old SLO Trolly" runs there every 15 minutes. We had a very nice stay and highly recommend it.
Pleasant, but overrated
Lots of room. Clean and friendly. But the decor is horrible, even by motel standards. The free breakfast is disappointing, but: free.
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