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Where to stay in San Luis Obispo

If you're a first time visitor to San Luis Obispo, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in San Luis Obispo.

What's the best area of San Luis Obispo to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around San Luis Obispo are: Pismo Beach, Cambria, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Cayucos, and Oceano.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Pismo Beach
  2. Cambria
  3. Avila Beach
  4. Shell Beach
  5. Morro Bay
  6. Paso Robles
  7. Cayucos
  8. Oceano
What are some good hotels in San Luis Obispo?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in San Luis Obispo, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"If it's not too hot, the hot tubs under the trees at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort are great."  See More

"There is an excellent restaurant next door in the very expensive Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and a pretty good one in the resort itself."  See More

"Pismo Beach- Seacrest Beach Resort--great spot overlooking the ocean -1950s type of town-wonderful beach to walk on for miles!"  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in San Luis Obispo? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. The Madonna Inn
  2. Madonna Inn Resort & Spa
  3. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
  4. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
  5. Seacrest Beach Resort
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 Debbie Lee from San Francisco asked:
Things to do and must-try restaurants in the area  (3 answers)

 Debbie Lee from San Francisco asked:
Where to stay outside of San Luis Obispo for Cal Poly graduation  (3 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in San Luis Obispo.

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Luis Obispo? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Firestone Grill
  2. Novo Restaurant & Lounge
  3. Bello Mundo
  4. Avila Valley Barn
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in San Luis Obispo? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Bishop Peak
  2. San Luis Obispo Mission
  3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  4. Edna Valley
  5. F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House
Where can I find out more about San Luis Obispo?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from San Luis Obispo locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about San Luis Obispo.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into San Luis Obispo? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in San Luis Obispo.

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