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San Luis Obispo Vacations

Welcome to California’s Central Coast, where the only rule is “there are no rules.” It's a place where obligations go out the window, and your only responsibility is to do as little as possible—or as much as you want. With the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in the background, this scenic town of San Luis Obispo between Los Angeles and San Francisco is where time stands still and fun moves forward. Whether you're hiking up to Bishop Peak, strolling along Pismo Beach watching sea otters feast on local clams, or challenging a wave in the surf at Montana de Oro State Park, you'll realize that boredom isn't part of the SLO vocabulary. So start searching for San Luis Obispo vacation packages, and get ready to throw all those worries into the ebbing tide.

Where Are the Best Places to Stay in San Luis Obispo?

Anywhere you stay along the Central California coast is going to be majestic, beautiful, and breath-taking. Specifically, around San Luis Obispo, your two main options for accommodations are in SLO proper, or south by the coast in Pismo Beach.

Downtown San Luis Obispo

If you are planning a family vacation in San Luis Obispo, a business trip, or are going to visit the local university, your best bet is to stay downtown. You’ll be in a central location for exploring the mountains as well as the beaches, close to the airport, and near California Polytechnic State University. If that sounds like a good home base, you might like this hotel:

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton – Thanks to a complimentary happy hour (they call it the Happiest Hour) and the Greenhouse Grill serving up inventive California cuisine, you’re never too far from finding a new favorite flavor. Start your day with a free made-to-order breakfast, then head out to explore the countryside. After a long day on the Central Coast, enjoy a great night’s sleep in your beautifully appointed guest suite so you can do it all again tomorrow.

Pismo Beach

Perhaps you are looking to get away from it all with that special someone on a romantic retreat. The quiet coast offers unparalleled seclusion for you. The Pacific can be a wonderful playground, too. Catch a wave on some of California’s most iconic surf beaches, race over the dunes in an all-terrain vehicle rental, or soar above the beach break on a parasail. Sounds like a fantastic time, right? If so, check out these hotels:

  • SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel – Maybe it’s the incredible views of the Pacific from your guestroom balcony, the property, itself, with staircases leading down the cliffs to the beach, or the hotel’s proximity to the iconic and scenic Highway 101. Then again, it’s probably a combination of the three that make the SeaCrest such a desirable destination hotel. The contemporary décor, luxurious rooms, rooftop terrace, in-room wine delivery service, and bike rentals don’t hurt, either.
  • Quality Inn – Conveniently located near the Pismo Beach Pier, the Quality Inn offers an affordable base camp for exploring the coast. Grab a free hot breakfast, make your way to the beach for a day on the sand, then cap it off with a dip in the heated outdoor pool. The shopaholic in you will appreciate the premium outlet mall next door.
  • Oxford Suites – In a perfect location central to all the area’s major points of interest, the Oxford Suites makes an ideal extended-stay solution should your vacation turn into a long-term getaway. The comfortable guestrooms and suites are complemented by a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and affordable pricing. Included in your low price are a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, an evening happy hour reception, and in-room Wi-Fi access.

Major Attractions

A vacation in San Luis Obispo will put you in proximity to points of interest like Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Morro Bay Aquarium, and the retro-cool Sunset Drive-In Theatre. You can also get in a round of golf at one of the area courses, bike through Poly Canyon, and go wine tasting in Edna Valley. You’re probably going to want to book a car rental in San Luis Obispo to help you get to all of the attractions on your itinerary. You won’t be wanting for shops and restaurants, either. One stroll down Higuera Street will take you past a host of unique boutiques and eclectic eateries.

Your trip to San Luis Obispo is bound to be memorable. Make sure it starts off on the right foot by looking for deals on San Luis Obispo vacations on Travelocity. With our easy-to-use search function, you’ll save both time and money. Scan through our wide inventory of packages for cheap vacations in San Luis Obispo. We bundle your airfare and accommodations together and pass the savings on to you. They say that SLO is “America’s Happiest City.” With the money that Travelocity will save you, elation will start the moment you book your getaway to California’s Central Coast.

Accommodation in San Luis Obispo

If you're thinking about a vacation in the wonderful city of San Luis Obispo, it just got a lot easier. There's a listing of approximately 157 San Luis Obispo accommodations to select from at Travelocity.

The deals at the Dolphin Bay Resort And Spa and the Hotel Cheval might arouse your senses, if you're in the market for a high-end experience. If those aren't right for your present needs, maybe you'll prefer the Avila La Fonda Hotel, at 101 San Miguel St, or the Avila Lighthouse Suites, situated at 550 Front St.

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Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

Oxford Suites Pismo Beach

651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (55 reviews)

The golden sands of Pismo Beach are a 5-minute drive from this cozy hotel. Travelers in need of retail therapy can walk 10 minutes to Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. ...

$105

$105
Historic Santa Maria Inn

Historic Santa Maria Inn

801 S Broadway, Santa Maria
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Located in Santa Maria, 13 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is in the heart of the Central Coast wine country; between Los Angeles and San Francisco ...

$99

$99
La Quinta Inn & Suites Paso Robles

La Quinta Inn & Suites Paso Robles

2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles
2.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, and Barney Schwartz Park. Ravine Waterpark ...

$109

$109
Paso Robles Inn

Paso Robles Inn

1103 Spring St, Paso Robles
3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Located in the heart of Paso Robles, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Carnegie Library and Paso Robles Children's Museum. Anglim Winery and Paso Robles ...

$129

$129
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cerro San Luis Obispo and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. San Luis Obispo ...

$85

$85
Best Western Casa Grande Inn

Best Western Casa Grande Inn

850 Oak Park Blvd, Arroyo Grande
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated in Arroyo Grande, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pismo Beach Prime Outlets, Swinging Bridge, and Price Anniversary House. Heritage House Museum ...

$88

$88
Pismo Lighthouse Suites

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

2411 Price St, Pismo Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (20 reviews)

In the peaceful coastal community of Pismo Beach, this intimate all-suite inn is 1 mile from the pier and 100 yards from a staircase with direct access to a ...

$159

$159
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South

1625 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Cerro San Luis Obispo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ...

$60

$60
Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Madonna Inn is set on a 1,000-acre estate on Highway 101, an easy drive from many Central Coast wineries. Guests can reach Avila Beach in 15 minutes by car, ...

$109

$109

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