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Top San Luis Obispo Historic Hotels

Well-appointed, Modern 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home 5 Minutes From Downtown & Wineries
5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Paso Robles home

"Well maintained home near downtown. Very quiet with a nice backyard for eating or relaxing. Owners very quick to respond."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Well-appointed, Modern 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home 5 Minutes From Downtown & Wineries
Shelter in Place Here! Super Clean, Close to Well Stocked Grocery Store!
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4.9/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Girls trip to Paso Robles

"Close to downtown, clean and cozy, and the owners were willing to let us check in early. We loved our stay at their property!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

Shelter in Place Here! Super Clean, Close to Well Stocked Grocery Store!
Romantic Retreat in Wine Country - Romance Package Option; EV OK
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4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Our Best VRBO stay

"We have been using Vrbo for the last 10 years, here in the United States and internationally. Staying at Elise and Frank’s casita was the best ever. We had everything we needed, high quality, great location. We also really enjoyed Arroyo Grande, a little gem. You will enjoy."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Romantic Retreat in Wine Country - Romance Package Option; EV OK
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?upstairs ON Vine - 2 Blocks From the Center of Town!!?
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4.9/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
The Best!

"Our experience renting this property was amazing! The property owners were kind and understanding. It was so nice to have a view from the front of the house and at the back at the house. We could all spread out and enjoy ourselves when we were at the house! We will definitely stay at this place again ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2020

?upstairs ON Vine - 2 Blocks From the Center of Town!!?
Cornerstone Cottage - Blocks Away From the Mid State Fair!!
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4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
A House with some History

"It was so nice to stay in a home with some charm and feeling of the previous owners who had taken some care in the construction and details of their home."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Cornerstone Cottage - Blocks Away From the Mid State Fair!!
Unwind ON Vine- A Beautiful Place to Stay and Short Walk to Downtown
4.9/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
Lovely stay

"Beautiful home. Wonderful kitchen if you like to cook. Very close walk to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2020

Unwind ON Vine- A Beautiful Place to Stay and Short Walk to Downtown
Classic 19th Century Architecture, Huge Space For Large Families
The price is CA $718 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Orcut Farm House

"Clean and comfortable. We were a party of 18. Dishes, glasses, pots and pans were not enough or really old. Couldn't change the channel on the TV. Called property manager and she informed to tell the maintenance man living next door. But he wasn't home, so we ended up going to a sports bar to watch ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2020

Classic 19th Century Architecture, Huge Space For Large Families
Carlton Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
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The price is CA $140 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"Loved the courtyard except they would not turn on the outside heater. The bed had a big dip on one side and spa in the tub did not work well. Some jets did not work and was loud but lived the place otherwise. Will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

Carlton Hotel
Madonna Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is CA $155 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,372 reviews)

"Hotel room was beautiful and clean. Price was reasonable. There is a gift shop and restaurant with excellent food. Will definitely book here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Madonna Inn
Farmhouse Motel
2 out of 5
425 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA
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The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.4/5Excellent! (604 reviews)

"very clean, accessible to parking and within walking distance of town"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Farmhouse Motel
Ocean Views, Centrally Located, Big Enough For The Whole Family and Friends
4.4/5Excellent! (20 reviews)
Nice area

"Owner was very responsive and helpful. Very cute area with lots to do."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2020

Ocean Views, Centrally Located, Big Enough For The Whole Family and Friends
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
345 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is CA $81 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"The Avenue Inn was a great place to stay. The room was clean and nice. The location is perfect because everything you need is within walking distance. The staff is super nice and friendly. I had a very nice experience."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2020

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
Paso Robles Inn
3 out of 5
1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA
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The price is CA $221 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
Weekend in wine country

"Clean and spacious room. We were in the old, original building which has larger rooms."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2020

Paso Robles Inn
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria
2.5 out of 5
2061 Roemer Ct, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is CA $112 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.2/5Very Good! (397 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay and like how you need your room key to enter hotel at night."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria
Historic Santa Maria Inn
3.5 out of 5
801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is CA $123 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26
4.1/5Very Good! (1,088 reviews)

"Great place to stay to experience local restaurants. Very close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Historic Santa Maria Inn
Inn At Morro Bay
3.5 out of 5
60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA
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The price is CA $129 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
3.9/5Good! (978 reviews)

"I like seeing the bay and the trees. The room was very nice, my only complaint is, it was noisy and we could hear the washer and dryer and workers talking loud. Also the patio screen door was broken and dirty. We visit evey year and enjoy staying at the inn at morro bay."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Inn At Morro Bay
San Luis Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
404 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is CA $81 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26
3.8/5Good! (966 reviews)

"This is a nice clean, well-located budget hotel. I would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

San Luis Inn And Suites
Inn at San Luis Obispo
2.5 out of 5
1895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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The price is CA $86 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.7/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Clean, quiet and convenient for both college and downtown. Good WiFi."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Inn at San Luis Obispo
Arroyo Village Inn
2 out of 5
500 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA
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The price is CA $76 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.6/5Good! (530 reviews)

"This is a wonderful place to stay if you're visting San Luis Obispo or the surrounding area. The most noticeable aspect was the extremely cleanliness of the room and especially the bathroom, which was impeccable. All the amenities, from hair dryer to iron to microwave, etc., worked perfectly. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Arroyo Village Inn
Vino Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
6895 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
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The price is CA $90 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.3/5 (450 reviews)

"they need a better cleaning of the rooms and the hallways of the property."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Vino Inn & Suites
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Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in San Luis Obispo?
You’re likely already making plans to see the places with historical relevance while you’re staying in San Luis Obispo. And while you’re here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and popular beaches. You can also relish a trip to the charming cafés.
What's the best accommodation in San Luis Obispo that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Historic Santa Maria Inn is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Bitter Creek Western Railroad is a short 20-minute drive away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Paso Robles Inn and Carlton Hotel.
How many historical hotels are located in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo is home to 1507 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 136 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo is notable for landmarks like Fremont Theater, Ah Louis Store, and Mission San Miguel. Known for its art and theaters, cultural venues include Morro Bay State Park, Vina Robles Winery and Amphitheater, and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Other popular sights include Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs.
What is a historic hotel like in San Luis Obispo?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll enjoy a vacation someplace that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of these historic hotels in San Luis Obispo, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of a historic hotel tends to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in San Luis Obispo have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found in most hotels will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in San Luis Obispo, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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