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University Inn

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Exterior detail
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Single Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave | Desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of University Inn

University Inn

2.0 star property
City-center motel within easy reach of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
8,4 out of 10 Very good
8,4/10 Very good

601 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San Luis Obispo
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - 13 min walk
  • Avila Hot Springs - 10 min drive
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort - 14 min drive
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 15 min drive
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 13 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 41 min drive
  • Grover Beach Station - 19 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 24 min walk


  • Firestone Grill - 19 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 19 min walk
  • Jack In The Box - 19 min walk
  • Woodstock's Pizza SLO - 17 min walk
  • Shake Smart - 17 min walk

About this property

University Inn

University Inn puts you just 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from the airport and 0.6 mi (1 km) from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and on-the-go breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM


  • 24-hour front desk


  • 1 building/tower
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Lever door handles

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

San Luis Obispo Travelodge
Travelodge Motel San Luis Obispo
University Inn Motel
San Luis Obispo Travel Lodge
Travel Lodge San Luis Obispo
Travelodge San Luis Obispo Hotel San Luis Obispo
Travelodge San Luis Obispo Motel
University Inn San Luis Obispo
University Inn Motel San Luis Obispo

Frequently asked questions

Does University Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, University Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at University Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at University Inn?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at University Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at University Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at University Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at University Inn?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Central Coast Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at University Inn and nearby?
University Inn has a seasonal outdoor pool.
What's the area around University Inn like?
University Inn is in the heart of San Luis Obispo, a short 13-minute walk from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and 15 minutes' walk from Fremont Theater. Travelers say that the motel is in a great location.



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6/10 Good

Julie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

richard, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love This Hotel
Very late checking in. They were very accommodating. Stayed one more night. Enjoyed the breakfast.
JOANN, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable clean room with warm outdoor pool. I would plan to breakfast somewhere besides hotel.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quick trip to SLO
We stayed here for a night to spend the day in San Luis Obisbo area...It was perfect for just a place to sleep and get ready for the day there
Dan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michelle D, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Better than expected. No frills, basic room, clean and comfortable. Reasonable price
Dina, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel has been refurbished, and there are a few deferred maintenance issues, but overall clean and acceptable. Kind of “bare bones”, but adequate. No sheers on windows and room was dark without window drapes open, but had good lighting which is rare! Good coffee for a change with K cups! Breakfast was minimal and not for the health conscious.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice stay
Great little place for the money. Nothing fancy but convenient, clean and close to Cal Poly campus.
John, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

OK place to stay
Decent place and convenient. Showing its age even with renovations. Parts of the floor starting to warp. WiFi very inconsistent...not very reliable.
2-night trip
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