4.3 out of 5

"The employees were awesome! The hotel was very clean loved it " More

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Hotel Description

At La Cuesta Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Fremont Theater and San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 70 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and DVD players. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a free manager's reception, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this San Luis Obispo hotel include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Guestroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$119 per night

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Guestroom )

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Guestroom)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Guestroom )

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

La Cuesta Inn ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Very nice hotel

The employees were awesome! The hotel was very clean loved it

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Pros: Staff friendliness & helpfulness
Cons: Breakfast options
Great proximity to Cal Poly; very friendly staff;

Posted by , from Nevada City, CA on Oct 26, 2015

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3 out of 5

Decent Hotel @ the Beach of SLO

Pros: I liked the small patio attached to my room. The front desk clerks were all young, yet very helpful, except when it comes to CARING FOR GUESTS.
Cons: There is not a lot of parking, so I didn't know I had a curfew. apparently, the earlier your evening the more likely you will score a parking place.
Location: There is a great place across the street called Apple Farms, I believe. They make fresh pies.
When I checked in they asked if I had made (2) room reservations and I, of course, said "No". Then I asked "Why? Do you have me down for 2 reservations?" They said "yes". I said "well I didn't make 2 reservations, what does that mean?". "Did I make an honest mistake and accidently hit the cursor twice?" " And if I did, don't you think that Travelocity would have told me?" Needless to say, I got charged an extra night because I didn't cancel the reservation. Which ticked me off. Okay, I'm over that. I was in San Luis Obispo for a wedding so on Saturday I left early to help with setting up the wedding. I made a couple of trips. On the 2nd trip I went to the hotel to get my dress and to finish getting ready. My room was open! The door! So I went to the front desk & told them and asked what are they going to do for me? The hotel would have been liable if anything was missing since house keeping had been the last ones in my room! I told them I wanted that extra 1 room charge taken off my bill. They said they would check. Come Sunday, I check out and I received my printout of my charges and I didn't see the extra room charge on my bill. So I thought it got handled. I am a single woman traveling alone & when you see your room open & you know it wasn't you, its kind of scary. I just checked my credit card bill and the extra room charge is on the statement! Now, I don't know what to do! All of my possessions could have been stolen, I could have been attacked, etc. I am a guest!!

Posted by , from So. California on Sep 15, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Ease of access from the highway
Cons: More gracious, helpful attitude from the front desk clerk
It was just one night in transit, so I did not try to use the amenities, but it was a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Posted by , from Rocklin, CA on Sep 10, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great Choice

Pros: linens
Cons: nothing
Very clean & comfortable with friendly, accommodating staff. Perfect location to Cal Poly. will definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Nevada City on Jul 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice newly redone

Pros: Room space and furnishings
Cons: Breakfast and small area cramped
Location: Beaches close by , good restaurant across the street , easy access to freeway. Pismo Beach 15 minutes away , downtown SLO minutes away.
Much upgrade redecorating and rooms were large . Also quieter despite being near freeway. Breakfast was adequate , space crowded. Staff super friendly and great coffee always there.

Posted by , from Sacramento on May 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Staff and Affordable

Passing through San Luis Obispo and found La Cuesta Inn from the Chamber of Commerce. Really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very knowlegable of the area and seem to be proud to be local. Thursday night Farmers Market are a must - lots of live music and BBQ. Catch the trolley for 25 cents. Breakast was great for being free, includes waffles and seems like there was something for everybody. Me and my girlfriend wanted a cheap, clean place to sleep and we found it al La Cuesta!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2009

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3 out of 5

SLO was great but La Cuesta far without car

I was traveling up California by train and bus so wanted to get places near city bus lines or the train station. I'd never been to SLO before so didn't realize this motel was a few miles from the train station and not on a bus line. SLO has a decent bus system but even when I figured it out, La Cuesta was not the most convenient. It is right by the freeway, so if you have a car, it would be pretty convenient. The staff was excellent and the room was very comfortable. Even though it was by the freeway, I didn't hear the sound in my room and I was facing the freeway (you couldn't see it though because of the trees). It's near Cal Poly (again, if you have a car) and the hills behind it are really pretty. It was one of the more expensive places I stayed, more than my hotels in LA and SF.

Posted by on Aug 30, 2008

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

Traveled w/teenager for college tours. Hotel is minutes from SLO, downtown and freeway. Clean, clean and clean. Price was excellent and we added an extra day after seeing the hotel. They served beverages and fresh baked cookies each afternoon/evening as well as an excellent continental breakfast. Looks like it has recently been remodeled/updated. Bathrooms had granite countertops, tile floors. Carpets looked new. Still had older window sytyle heater/air cond. but the heater worked fine. Would defintiely stay there again.\n

Posted by on Jan 6, 2008

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4 out of 5

Will be back

Stayed here originally because it had rooms with two queen beds for a reasonable price. We have a student at Cal Poly and the hotel has great access to campus and down town. Staff was exceptional.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2007

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Property Features

La Cuesta Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. La Cuesta Inn also features tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This San Luis Obispo hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Luis Obispo Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

La Cuesta Inn offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This San Luis Obispo hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

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