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All properties in San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults

Garden Street Inn

4-star4 stars
1212 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, United States of America

Upmarket B&B within easy reach of California Polytechnic State University
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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  • just finished a 16-day/7 hotel road trip of east coast USA. whilst we were here for only…Oct 11, 2018
  • The hotel setting is a 1880 era, but updated to modern time. Great change from standard…Aug 5, 2020

Garden Street Inn

from £86
  • Romantic Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace
  • Superior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace
  • Grand Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ground Floor
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Garden Street Inn


  • In Downtown
  • California Polytechnic State University - 43-minute walk
  • Bubblegum Alley - 4-minute walk
  • Emerson Park - 4-minute walk
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - 5-minute walk
  • Ah Louis Store - 5-minute walk
  • Mission Plaza - 5-minute walk
  • History Center of San Luis Obispo County - 6-minute walk

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 6-min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) 45-min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station 12-min walk
  • Grover Beach Station 20-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Garden Street Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Garden Street San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Street Inn Bed & breakfast
  • Garden Street Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Street Inn Bed & breakfast San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Street San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Street Inn Bed & breakfast
  • Garden Street Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Street Inn Bed & breakfast San Luis Obispo


This property does not have lifts.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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 Garden Street Inn

  • Does Garden Street Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Garden Street Inn 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 Garden Street Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Garden Street Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Garden Street Inn?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Garden Street Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Eureka! San Luis Obispo (2-min walk), Scout Coffee Company (2-min walk) and Linnaea's Cafe (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 213 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Quaint, Quality, and a Quick walk to downtown
Lovely hotel with great decor and a classic charm. Hot takeaway breakfast in mason jars was lovely and the hotel staff is doing a great job adapting to COVID while keeping a smile on their (masked) faces. I would stay here 10/10 times. Bed was very comfy and quiet and the hotel was brimming with ambiance.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
B&B?....More like an A&A!
Would highly recommend being a guest. Set the bar extremely high. Well worth $100!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it!!!
Amazing experience at this place! Very friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere, steps away from downtown shopping and restaurants. Loved it!!!
Marina, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay
My boyfriend and I decided to take a weekend trip up to SLO and chose to stay at the Garden Street Inn. We really enjoyed our stay here. Ana, at the front desk, was wonderful. She was very helpful, nice, and made exceptional breakfasts. We will definitely be back.
Ross, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Old doesn’t always mean “good”
I couldn’t even believe how much I didn’t like this spot. We had the “lovers” room. Which was right in front of the front entry way. This granted us close to zero privacy. Every time we opened the door we’re about 2-3 sets of wondering eyes. We could hear everything, I mean EVERYTHING. At night you feel like you can’t even use an inside voice with privacy. Eclectic is one thing, but outdated old stuff is another. It rode the line of uncomfortable in just about every single way. Was looking for a romantic night away with the girlfriend and this place just took us both out of the mood within 20 minutes. The bed creeked something fierce and the room was clearly put together with recycled items. I was really rooting for this place. But no where near worth the money. I barely slept because the place just gave me the creeps. Left with a rash on top of it. The bath was cleaned with bleach and not rinsed after. I tried to tell the front desk lady about my concerns and was basically brushed off. As a frequent traveler I hate to say, this was the worst hotel experience I’ve ever had. I’ll never be back. Take your money and goto the Madonna or simply go camp. If management is reading this step your game up. We had a piss poor stay. I want my money back 👎
Mike, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Location
3rd Time I’ve stayed here. Perfect in town location. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed. I’ll be back.
David, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice, old Victorian Inn. Walk to downtown restaurants and shops. Parking off site next block. Warm staff, great breakfast. Need to be able walk up stairs.
Dale, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Uncomfortable Business Trip
The Pipes need to be unclogged of all faucets that I used in the bathroom lobby area and in the room. I slept with the lights on because there was no way to turn them off. No close parking place. No telephone in the rooms. Breakfast not too many options and food is not available for someone who is traveling by business. I reported to the front desk about all these issues. Frankly I should have my money back. I was starving when I left because I was counting on a reasonable breakfast
Flavia, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Garden Street Inn
Excellent location. Friendly staff and wonderful homemade breakfast!
Susan, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A romp in town
We live a bit outside the town and wanted to have a pub crawl and spend the night without driving. The Garden Inn was ideal for that: older romantic building, quiet street right in San Luis Obispo center, great value with a real breakfast. The rooms are small but clean and sufficiently equipped and only one has a king bed. Excellent choice for an overnight getaway.
LESLIE, us1 night trip

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