Motel 6 South San Luis Obispo

1625 Calle JoaquinSan Luis Obispo93405USA
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About Motel 6 South San Luis Obispo

Occupying a modern low-rise just off the Cabrillo Highway in San Luis Obispo, central California, Motel 6 South San Luis Obispo offers affordable chain accommodation with free truck parking. Pacific Ocean beaches are just ten minutes’ drive away.

Bright, updated rooms with wood-effect flooring feature en suite bathrooms with granite countertops, flat-screen cable TVs with free expanded cable, desks and free local calls. Accessible rooms are offered.

Facilities comprise a sundeck, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, launderette, 24-hour reception, vending machines and paid Wi-Fi throughout. Pets are accepted and children can stay free.

Morning coffee is complimentary and dining options located within one mile include diners and Chinese and Italian restaurants.

Motel 6 South San Luis Obispo is about five minutes’ drive from California Polytechnic State University and San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. The unusual Bubblegum Alley, where passers-by have been sticking their used gum since the 1960s, is about three miles away in the heart of the city center.


1625 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405, USA
Telephone: +1(805)5416992 | Fax: +1(805)5471152 | 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
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Popular rooms and shared facilities

Many guests had good things to say about the updated rooms with modern features like wood-effect flooring and flat-screen TVs. Guests often said the rooms were well-maintained and more than sufficiently comfortable and clean. Those looking to economize welcomed the normally inexpensive room rates for the area. Many visitors also commented that the outdoor swimming pool and sundeck were inviting.

Handy roadside location

Not only was this motel conveniently positioned off the Cabrillo Highway just south of San Luis Obispo in central California, but also there was a diner nearby and further dining options a short drive away. Beachgoers loved the proximity of Pacific Ocean beaches. It was also quick and easy to reach vineyards, golf courses, universities, museums, shopping malls, the airport and the Amtrak station. Drivers said the ample free parking was another plus.

Praise for customer service

There was lots of praise from reviewers for the friendly, professional and obliging members of staff, who usually provided a quick check-in. Animal owners were pleased that pets were allowed in selected rooms.

Negative Reviews

Noises and smells caused a nuisance

Light sleepers complained that they could sometimes hear nuisance noise from neighboring rooms and walkways too easily. Musty odors and lingering smoky smells also caused a nuisance for guests in several rooms.

Critics noted shortcomings in some rooms

Some critics remarked that they found certain rooms to be fairly small, especially when fully occupied. There was also criticism of poor quality towels and bathrooms that could have been more thoroughly cleaned. The lack of in-room amenities like hairdryers, coffee-makers and microwaves was a setback for some guests.

Guests disliked Wi-Fi charges

It disappointed travelers that there was a small charge for using the motel’s Wi-Fi network. Some reviewers also criticized poor network speeds at times.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1548 reviews across the web
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7.5 out of 10 based on 1548 reviews