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1 room, 2 adults

The Kinney San Luis Obispo

3.5-star3.5 stars
1800 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Fremont Theater
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Overall a very good overnight stop on the way north. Conveniently located near the…Dec 11, 2019
  • Great hotel, lovely facilities, super spacious rooms, and friendly staff! Had a great…Oct 29, 2019

The Kinney San Luis Obispo

from £121
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Kinney San Luis Obispo


  • Heart of San Luis Obispo
  • California Polytechnic State University - 28-min walk
  • Fremont Theater - 16-min walk
  • Performing Arts Center - 18-min walk
  • San Luis Obispo Superior Court - 18-min walk
  • Bubblegum Alley - 22-min walk
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - 23-min walk
  • San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 12-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 41-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 24-min walk
  • Grover Beach Station 17-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 100 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Leroy's – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

The Kinney San Luis Obispo’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo Hotel
  • San Luis Obispo Holiday Inn
  • The Kinney San Luis Obispo Hotel
  • The Kinney San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
  • The Kinney San Luis Obispo Hotel San Luis Obispo
  • Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo
  • Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo Hotel San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Kinney San Luis Obispo Hotel
  • Kinney Hotel
  • Kinney San Luis Obispo
  • Kinney


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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 16 for adults, and USD 6 and USD 16 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Kinney San Luis Obispo

  • Does The Kinney San Luis Obispo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Kinney San Luis Obispo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Frank's Famous Hot Dogs (6-min walk), Splash Cafe (7-min walk) and Buona Tavola (0.7 mi).
  • What is there to do near The Kinney San Luis Obispo?
    Recommended spots to visit include Fremont Theater (0.8 mi) and Performing Arts Center (0.9 mi), along with San Luis Obispo Superior Court (0.9 mi) and Bubblegum Alley (1.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 499 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good hotel small gym
James, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great hotel to stay whilst visiting SLO
Needed a place to stay for a 2 night stay and SLO. This hotel was a great find just on the outskirts of the town centre. It's a relaxing 15 minute walk into the town centre. We found twin queen bedded room a little on compact side but we were only there for 2 nights so wasn't too much of a problem. Hotel appears to have been recently re-furbished with modern room decor. Continental style breakfast was OK. Plenty of hot water and good wi-fi. Staff all very friendly and helpful. SLO is a great place to visit and would highly recommend a trip to Firestone Grill so amzing tri-tip sandwich and a good selection of beers.
Neil, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
all good
ALL good - nice hotel within walking distance of the city
Sophie, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Breath of Fresh Air
We just stayed here this past weekend and LOVED it. It was our first hotel experience since Covid hit. They took extra safety precautions and everything was very clean. The vibe is hip retro, and the staff is super friendly and accommodating. It's located in between Cal Poly and the awesome downtown area. A great value at a fair price.
Rob, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really cute place. Service was amazing! Close to restaurants etc.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Kinney is awesome!!!
Great Hotel...the staff was over the top, the room was super clean and comfortable. Definitely will be back
Dwight, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Other than 1 black hair I found in the bathtub, I would say everything was exceptional. We will stay at the Kinney again!
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly Staff
I had a great trip! The hotel staff was extremely friendly and greeted me even at 1 am!!! I felt right at home.
Amelia, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it all!
Katie, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great family spot!
We were headed home on a road trip and needed a spot to stop mid way. We went for the ‘Grad Suite’ which was roomy and perfect for myself, my husband and our 2yo daughter. We asked ahead for the crib and they had it all set up for us. We were able to use the pool. The restaurant across the street was the perfect spot for dinner. We’d definitely come here again
us1 night family trip

The Kinney San Luis Obispo

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