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The Kinney San Luis Obispo

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The Kinney San Luis Obispo is the area's closest hotel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. Our all-new redesigned hotel offers a colorful getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home. Plus enjoy access to on-site dining for breakfast and dinner at Leroy's alongside an excellent beer and wine selection. AAA approved, 3-Diamond rating.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
69Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
17Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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116Photos
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Pros: centrally located, rooms are recently renovated, the decor is fun and hipster, TVs are really nice, the restaurant has decent food.
Cons: the pool/hot tub was closed during our stay (one of the big reasons why we wanted to stay here), service isn’t great, games at restauran
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Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis Obispo
Responded 3 days ago
Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Kinney! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated.
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When making my reservation, I requested the government rate. I had called the hotel directly. The person taking my call said they do not have government rates. She seemed to be not up to speed on the hotel information and like she was reading off of a script. As the hotel was
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Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis Obispo
Responded 3 days ago
Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Kinney! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please give us a call whenever you are ready to stay again!
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Thew front desk staff were very friendly..My stay was good..The hotel was clean and the service was good. I must say they did provide great service, very friendly staff. Location is close to downtown, you can walk... especially on Thursday nights when thewy have the farmers marke
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Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis Obispo
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Melody49! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Kinney! Thank you for your kind words and review about the service you received! The Kinney team strive for excellent service and it is great to see you experiences that. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Very cool new hotel. Great rooms with a great ocean vibe. Very cool amenities for the kids and adults alike, games galore in the the lobby/restaurant.

You will see lack luster reviews of the restaurant, and the staff in general, but it appears to be growing pains to me, and the
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Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis Obispo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear brucesolomon2 , Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Kinney SLO. The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please give us a call whenever you are ready to stay again! Sincerely, Kristin Battaglia
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The Kinney San Luis Obispo has been wonderful to work with in booking group rates and room blocks for a conference that my employer is hosting in the area. I will absolutely be booking with them again for our conferences in years to come, and will always consider them for person
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Response from Adventurer823674, General Manager at The Kinney San Luis Obispo
Responded 16 Oct 2018
Hi, Thank you for your excellent review about the Kinney and our awesome group and event space! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Dirty microwave plate
Hard to reach microwave/keurig not on top/dirty microwave plate
Handy outlet on each side of headboard
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Hello, is the pool heated?
I didn’t use the pool, but my experience with hotel pools has been that they are all heated, without exception. I would give 10 to 1 odds that this pool is heated.
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pet friendly
Unfortunetely we are no longer pet friendly except for service animals only. Thank you.
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Are pets allowed?
Thank you for reaching out to us. As of last year with our recent room refresh, the decision was made to no longer allow pets here at the Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo. Just a short drive away in Pismo Beach, we have a newly renovated property, Cottage Inn By The Sea, that is beautiful, ocean front, and does allow pets. Please reach out to them. Thank you.
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"Ask for room facing courtyard"
"Great staff"
"Wait until the renovation is over."
"If you want a quiet room, ask for one away from the pool"
"If you come in the spring of 2018 asked to stay on the 3rd floor the rooms have a picture collage on part of the ceiling and 1 wall."
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PRICE RANGE
US$137 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express san luis obispo hotel san luis obispoholiday inn san luis obisposan luis obispo holiday inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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