The Kinney San Luis Obispo

1800 Monterey StreetSan Luis Obispo93401USA
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About The Kinney San Luis Obispo

The Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo offers a convenient location near California Polytechnic State University and Mission San Luis Obispo Tolosa. The hotel features an outdoor pool, as well as a business center.

Guest rooms feature amenities such as flat-screen TVs with premium cable, desks, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Other conveniences include microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers.

Facilities at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo include a spa tub, a fitness center, coin-op laundry, and 24-hour front desk services. On-site parking is free.

Guests are offered a free buffet breakfast. Plus, the hotel is within easy reach of unique local dining spots such as the Splash Cafe on Monterey St. and Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House.

The hotel lies one mile from the historic Fremont Theatre and within five miles of the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and the location of the Live Oak Music Festival.


1800 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, USA
Telephone: +1 805 544-8600 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

Although not in the center of San Luis Obispo, the location of this hotel suited many guests. The downtown area is actually within walking distance yet far enough away to ensure quiet during your stay. Plus, destinations such as Cal Poly and Cuesta Canyon State Park are within easy reach.

Comfortable rooms

Guests rate the rooms at the hotel highly, typically finding them clean, comfortable, and modern. The rooms offer enough space to allow you to spread out. Plus, there's a good choice of TV channels and the Wi-Fi is reliable. Reviews also suggest that the maid service is good.

Attentive service

Reviews of the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo indicate that you will find the staff is sweet and helpful. Any small issues and queries brought to their attention are handled sympathetically and resolved quickly.

Negative Reviews

Some reports of internal noise

Although there's very little street noise to contend with here, several guests mention that the doors in the interior of the hotel tend to slam shut. This can lead to some disturbance as people come and go. A number of guests also thought the A/C units were quite noisy.

Disappointment with breakfast

Several reviews suggest that the buffet breakfast is not quite up to the same standards as you might enjoy in other Holiday Inn Express properties. It's fair to say to say that many guests enjoyed it regardless, but others complain about rubbery pancakes, hard bagels, and bland eggs.

Maintenance issues

A number of guests state that the communal areas of the hotel could do with some attention. Reported issues include scuff marks on walls, worn carpets, and water stains on parts of the ceiling. Minor maintenance problems are also noted in the guest rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1657 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 1657 reviews