Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

345 Marsh StreetSan Luis Obispo93401USA
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About Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo is a property located within walking distance of the center of one of California’s oldest communities.

All 51 rooms at Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo have been newly renovated, with each one featuring pillow-top beds, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and fridges. Mountain view rooms are available.

This property has free parking.

From Italian to sushi and burgers to bakeries, there is a huge choice of restaurants in close proximity of this hotel. Gennaro’s Grill & Garden offers authentic pizza and pasta plus specialties like osso buco while Big Sky Café serves Mediterranean and Asian fare.

In addition to being well-situated for San Luis Obispo’s historic mission and downtown area, this property is six miles from Avila Beach and its nearby hot springs. There are numerous golf courses and wineries within a 25 mile radius of the hotel.


345 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, USA
Telephone: +1(805)5436443 | Fax: +1(805)5450951 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Cozy rooms, refurbishment much appreciated

The rooms here were pleasantly cozy and comfortable and if the guest comments are anything to go by, the property's refurbishment is much appreciated. The showers were most impressive, with visitors loving the sleek, modern design and the powerful spray.

Many liked the location

While not situated right in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the location of this property is approximately five blocks away, convenient for those who wanted to hit the city on foot. Many were also impressed by the range of bars and restaurants near the hotel.

Good service and great breakfast options

The service at this hotel seemed to be unfailing friendly and efficient, with many guests particularly impressed by the speed of the check-in procedures. Additionally, the breakfast here was impressive, with many loving the waffle option.

Negative Reviews

Small rooms and bathrooms

While a number found the rooms here to be delightfully cozy, others felt that the units were downright small. Beds appear to be generous in size, and because of this, they had the unfortunate effect of making rooms feel small. The bathrooms, many noted, were equally tight.

Strange smells

In its former reincarnation, smoky smells were a real concern at this property. The refurb has certainly helped in this respect, but many are still complaining about old smoky smells in rooms here.

Noisy rooms

Finally, noise was an issue here. Many reported that noise from the street did filter into rooms while many also said that corridor noise was a problem. This was an issue for some guests, who noted that the latter was noticeable late at night and again in the early hours of the morning.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1453 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.7 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 1453 reviews