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San Luis Obispo Budget Hotels

Living the SLO Life doesn’t have to be expensive. San Luis Obispo is full of affordable motel and hotel rooms, whether you’re flying solo or traveling with family and friends (including the furry ones). Find a hotel that fits your itinerary, and be sure to check out our SLO budget-friendly guide to help plan your trip.

Hotel Buena Vista

Hotel Buena Vista is a comfortable and relaxed space that serves as a bustling center for both business and social activities, all a stone’s throw from downtown SLO. The best part is, their rates are incredibly affordable, giving you ample room in your travel budget to indulge in more of the things you love to do.

Motel 6 North

Coming into (or heading out of) San Luis Obispo via Hwy 101? Motel 6 North is the perfect place to rest your head. Enjoy convenient access to Downtown SLO’s coolest attractions, then unwind poolside after a long day of exploring.

Avenue Inn

Located in downtown SLO, Avenue Inn is a delightful and cozy hotel that offers a tranquil escape from the bustling routines of daily life. It provides guests with an idyllic retreat where they can unwind and recharge. With convenient access to shopping venues, vineyards, the ocean and mountains, SLO offers a plethora of attractions that cater to diverse interests and ensure a memorable stay.

Sunbeam Motel

Stay within ten minutes of SLO’s most popular destinations: beaches, wineries and more. Sunbeam Motel offers affordable comfort and easy access to relaxation and entertainment. (And of course, essential coffee and wi-fi.)

Los Padres Inn

Really live the SLO life by staying in the heart of San Luis Obispo. The charming Los Padres Inn offers convenient proximity to the downtown area along with a touch of home: a gym and pool, plus free wi-fi and non-smoking rooms.

University Inn

Calling all Cal Poly parents and visiting family: University Inn is your perfect homebase for exploring the university and nearby attractions. When you’re not embracing your inner Mustang, take advantage of the outdoor heated pool and free wi-fi.

Homestead Motel

Feel right at home at Homestead Motel, minutes away from parks, shopping and other fun things to do. San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and San Luis Obispo Station are also close by, making getting into and around town convenient.

Budget Inn

No trip to San Luis Obispo is complete without visiting a vineyard (or a dozen). Wake up near some of Central Coast’s finest, plus lots of other outdoor attractions,  when you stay at Budget Inn, a pet-friendly hotel offering wi-fi and breakfast.

Hotel Calle Joaquin

The Hotel Calle Joaquin near the San Luis Obispo airport offers everything travelers need to recharge after a long day of exploring nearby vineyards, beaches, trails and more: pillowtop beds, free wi-fi and pet-friendly, newly renovated rooms.

Clean & Comfortable Rooms

San Luis Obispo is your homebase away from home. That means you can always count on clean rooms and comfortable beds after a long day of adventure.

Free Wi-Fi & Parking

Wherever you roam, one thing will always be certain: you’re going to need wi-fi. Enjoy plenty of it (plus free parking) in all of SLO’s best budget hotels.

Heated Pools/Hot Tubs

Ahhh–there’s nothing quite like sinking into warm water after hiking or biking your way across local trails. Luckily, tons of our hotels and motels have heated pools and hot tubs.


The most important meal of the day is just a few floors (or even feet) away when you stay in San Luis Obispo. Affordable or even free breakfasts are available at many hotels and motels.