A cute motel with perks in central San Luis Obispo.
Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary, this well-kept motel is more like a small country inn with down-home floral Victorian décor. Though some of the rooms have started showing their age, it's still a pretty place to stay just outside of downtown San Luis Obispo. Each comfortable guest room has a four-poster bed, writing desk, coffee maker, and gas fireplace, along with terrycloth robes and daily newspaper delivery. The larger two-bedroom suites have the same amenities, plus whirlpool tubs and outdoor balconies. The motel grounds are filled with shady trees and flower gardens, but beware of the property's close proximity to the freeway, as some rooms suffer from traffic noise. There's also an outdoor whirlpool spa and swimming pool. Rates include a complimentary wine reception every afternoon. If you're lucky, cookies will be served before bedtime, too. There's also a popular on-site bakery and family-style restaurant. For a splurge, the day spa offers massage, wraps, scrubs, facials and more.