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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All the staff were very accommodating and informative about the changes in S.L.O. The breakfasts were varied and delicious. The cookies, every night, were a nice touch. I would recommend Garden Street Inn to anyone who plans to visit the area.

Thank Maria-Teresa W
Littleton, Colorado
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being right in the heart of old San Luis Obispo allowed for the freedom to park the car and walk around historic downtown. Literally only a 5 minute walk to the old Mission, shops, restaurants and the creekside paths. Fresh breakfast every morning, cookies at night, and a super comfy bed/room. Staff was friendly and service was top notch.

Thank xRobx
GardenStreetInn, Guest Relations Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

So glad your stay was enjoyable. We do hope that you will come back to visit us in the near future. More 

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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been looking at this B&B for many a years while visiting here in SLO. We went to Cal Poly and have returned to visit the area many a times for over 30 years. This past October we finally bit the bullet and stayed here for one night on our way to LA. We stayed on a Thursday, which... More 

Thank Husting
GardenStreetInn, Front Office Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and so glad that you enjoyed the farmer's market. We are in a wonderful location to be able to walk to the downtown area. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I read the recent negative reviews, and they are correct that this is not a truly upscale inn. However, our room was super clean (Field of Dreams) with great outdoor space nearby. We loved that area, but I can imagine a lack of privacy if the Inn were full. Paul served an amazing breakfast and was helpful in finding us... More 

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GardenStreetInn, Guest Relations Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We do appreciate the positive feedback regarding the room and the breakfast. Please do come again! More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the "close to home" suite and it was very comfortable. The hotel is very centrally located within walking distance to dome good restaurants and the main shopping street. Breakfast was very nice ( pancakes , fruit , scrambled eggs and sausage),and we requested some toast as an addition, which were given very generously. A very nice atmosphere... More 

Thank Kathrine2100
GardenStreetInn, Front Office Manager at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed our central location and breakfast. We do have a wonderful staff. Please do come back and visit us. More 

Port Orange, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

On the plus side, the location was in town within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Breakfast is included and was very good, the room was clean, and cookies were left at night tied to your doorknob. However, the Garden Street Inn did not meet our expectations. I am stating our experience so that others will know what to expect... More 

Thank ArbieEffie
Codsall, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed here 3 years ago and stayed again this year, the hotel has had a change of manager, unfortunately we didn't enjoy our stay so much this time. We also had the room with the Jacuzzi bath, the room could do with a spring clean. The house is charming and in keeping with when it was built but the... More 

Thank Sheila M
innkeeper-TRIP, Innkeeper at Garden Street Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay as much as previously. Hopefully you will come back in the future and your stay will be as you have enjoyed in the past. More 

Stotfold, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A beginning of a road trip around California and Nevada starting in the Garden Street Inn and I can definitely say that we could not have chosen better. From the very friendly staff to the beautiful building everything was perfect. It's not the cheapest accommodation in SLO but in this case you definitely get what you pay for and more.... More 

Thank Paul C
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We booked this hotel as it was a little different to the standard run of the mill hotels, looked lovely on the website. Room was nice with a Jacuzzi bath and comfy bed....only problem with the bathroom was the state of the shower curtain - mould! The window in the bathroom was dirty too. When you pay £175 per night,... More 

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72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I caught the Amtrak from LA to San Francisco and decided to break my journey for a night at this hotel/b and b. It is a lovely old period home that has been remodelled into its current format and is a ten or so minute walk down hill from the Amtrak station. I also saw a shuttle bus parked at... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Central California Coast, The Garden Street Inn is just steps from all the sights, sounds, shopping and history of vintage San Luis Obispo. This nostalgic college town surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling hills and coastal valleys is a short drive from Avila and Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and artistic Cambria. Golf, tennis, biking and hiking opportunities abound. The myriad local tourist attractions including world renowned vineyards and wineries, California Missions, Museums and Beaches, make SLO a wonderful choice for a vacation getaway.Classic decor reflects Victorian charm in the 9 guest rooms and 4 suites of this San Luis Obispo Boutique Hotel - all with private baths, appointed with antiques, some with jacuzzi tubs and historical, cultural and personal memorabilia. The staff at the inn prepares a delicious breakfast each morning which is served in the McCaffrey Morning Room surrounded by original stained-glass windows.With spacious outside decks, a well-stocked Goldtree Library and well appointed accommodations, our San Luis Obispo staff in residence is proud to host your romantic interlude or a relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Street Inn

Address: 1212 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3914
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: RM697 - RM951 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“No issues all rooms quiet and excellent”
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“The rooms located in the middle are quieter than those facing the street”
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“Downstairs if you have trouble with steps. Double staircase is tough.”
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