"If you need a roof for the night"
Please lower your expectations! We didn't dare to take shower there and the room is just stinky! We well preferred our tent!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I can't believe this place is open for business"
We stayed for about 5 minutes. After receiving the room key and looking at the place there was no way we were going to spend the night there. This place was creepy. The fact that there wasn't a single car in the parking lot should have been my first indicator. Clerk charged me a $15 fee to cancel the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than tent camping"
Bring shower shoes. Thinnest sheets ever. Scary smells. Great priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It served my purpose"
I am semi handicap and they did give me 'the handicap' room. However, the shower/tub wasn't built for someone with hip problems. It was difficult for me to get my leg over the tub. Because the price was cheap I didn't expect much - but I thought it would be in better condition (the bathroom is in need of work) and a couple of outlets were not working. […] I had to unplug the small frig to plug in the micro wave. The mattress was old. I remade my bed useing my bedspread as a mattress pad - it helped firm up the mattress a little. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I knew it was a low end motel when I booked it. We were only going to be there for a few hours and rates in California are so high. It was the cheapest one I could find. We were there for 10 hours. I wouldn't use the shower. Not that it was dirty just very old and cruddy looking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Neighboring 101, raw sewage in the back, smelly rooms and bedbugs to round off the package."
09/29/13 ConHei Davis, California
The Homestead was a last resort on a weekend with multiple wine festivals in the area. Claiming to be booked out, rooms clocked in between 90$ and 150$ (the latter for the 3-bed room). Being directly situated next to Highway 101 was indeed the first warning - even though this particular corner is home to a patch of at least 6 different Motels. All of them were commanding ridiculous prices for the weekend (due to the wine festivals and bike races), but none of them were really frequented despite their claims of being "fully booked". Despite the "booked out" response, this place was clearly almost abandoned, with only two or three shady characters populating the place from time to time. Upon opening our rooms, we were met with the distinct stench of feces and air freshener. A closer inspection brought to light that raw sewage is flowing right behind the Motel. Bathrooms in some rooms were decent while downright third world in others. Reports of sticky floors and dirty, torn up bed sheets were soon to follow. Whoever had the opportunity resorted to using their own sleeping bags rather than touching the beds. Upon leaving the next day, we had several independent reports of bed bug sightings and bites as well as some alive, captured specimen, so we all had to go into a paranoid washing spree of all items we had had with us on this trip. The only positive thing about this Motel might be that Downtown and all your favorite SLO places are only a 10 minute walk away over the 101 overpass. This Motel makes any average Motel6 appear like an oasis of Scandinavian minimalism...
"Dirtiest Motel Ever!"
10/24/12 galloping_12 Paradise, California
Please do not stay at the Homestead. My daughter and I spent a night there Oct.13, 2012. It was parents week-end at the University and rooms were scarce. The furniture had ground in dirt and was sticky. There were huge rust colored stains on the side of the box springs (don't know what it was.) Just everything was dirty..walls, floors, furniture and the entry door. In the morning before leaving I took a shower. After I was all wet and reached to put the soap in the holder I noticed a dried up bit of feces on the soap holder. I looked around and found two more bits on the wall. It made me sick to my stomach. I am going to call the San Luis Obispo Health Dept. tomorrow and tell them all about it. That place should be shut down! It's a health hazard. It's a shame because San Luis is such a lovely place to visit.
"Married Men, Beware - Don't sleep on the cheap or you'll pay the price"
10/05/12 Peter_Hartshorne Laguna Beach, California
I had been married about 3-4 months and thought I'd carry my bachelor-like habits of hotel finding on to married life. We called around and found the "best deal" (read cheapest) for a hotel for the weekend. Homestead gave us some deal like $50/night. That should have been a sign! Nevertheless, we said great, we'll take it. Finding the place was the next warning (the address is on the freeway on-ramp). The "pool" looks like its been under construction since I was in diapers. The room is not well lit and the carpet and sheets were filthy. We laid out clothes and slept on top of them, trying not to come in contact with anything in the room. I would have bet that there was at least 1 mouse/rat in the room and plenty of cockroaches. Horrible, horrible hotel. I learned my lesson to never stay at the cheapest hotel in town form that experience.
"Don't stay there"
04/22/12 Viktor B San Diego, California, United States
Dirtiest hotel I stayed in California. The people who owed that place don’t care; cleaning couple don’t speak English/ or pretend that don’t understand, management is lazy. The place is disgrace.
"Definitely think twice."
09/24/11 SinbadEasy London, United Kingdom
I booked into this motel on a Friday night and I needed a cheap place to stay. You definitely get what you pay for. The room smelled heavily of cleaner - some sort of carpet powder or something. The room is badly in need of a renovation - there are paint chips and various patch up jobs all over the walls; the bathroom looks like it was straight out of the 60s (al least the water was hot); but the worst thing was the carpeting - it was sticky and it literally blackened the soles of my feet! On the plus side - the beds were comfortable - if badly made up - and the room had good AC. I would personally never stay here again.
"Not sure I would go back"
08/15/11 ab36 bristol
I don't enjoy writing negative comments and this is a tough one because the owner was actually a nice guy and I'm aware that this is his business and is trying to make a living etc BUT they need to make some improvements in order for this motel to be worth visiting. It wasn't awfully cheap ($75 after we bartered) and the room was poor. Shabby furniture, a really strong chemical (pesticide?) smell and generally quite dirty-looking. The shower was so bad I didn't even bother using it. Everywhere else was full otherwise I think we would have gone elsewhere and we were quite glad to be leaving in the morning. Definitely needs some money spending on it to make it a viable option.
"Get what u pay for."
07/26/11 shyanne4 central Valley, California
We actually rented 2 rms. Ours was awful, our friends was ok. Our rm stunk so bad we had to air it out, bathroom door didn't shut, water temp didn't stay constant . But the worst was the floor. My feet were black 2 min after I got out of the shower. But r friends rm was bigger, clean and had headboards. And a bathroom door that shut. LUCK OF THE DRAW ;)
"DO NOT STAY IN HOMESTEAD MOTEL, VERY DIRTY and ROTTEN, RUSTY MOTEL !!!we rather sleep in our car."
04/29/11 PGreen57 Los Angeles, California
We were surprised. When we opened our room, it was scary to go in, everything is dirty, they never vacuum the carpet, the are holes on the carpets. they never did dusting because spider webs everywhere. Holes on the walls. Pillows and sheets are dirty. Furnitures are rotten and broken. Doors are broken and ripped apart. We had to use a little towel for a holder. Air conditioning/heater is not working, it was so cold, it's like we were inside a freezer. There's a rusty dirty microwave in the room including a rusty dirty refrigerator. We didn't use the motel blanket, we used our own blanket that we brought from home. There's a tag or graffiti inside a drawer. There's blood mark on the wall. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE (HOMESTEAD MOTEL IN SAN LUIS OBISPO). It was a nightmare. Why we stayed in this place because the teacher from our kid's school reserved that place. We should have known and we could have done our own reservation somewhere else. I feel sorry for the other students that stayed in that place and of course for us too. I don't know who checks the conditions of the motels and hotels, they should close HOMESTEAD MOTEL because they are cheating visitors, guests of that town. For short...WHATEVER YOU DO...DO NOT STAY IN HOMESTEAD MOTEL IN SAN LUIS OBISPO. Don't tell us that we didn't alarm you. DO NOT STAY HERE....DO NOT STAY HERE....DO NOT STAY HERE....DO NOT STAY HERE....DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY YOUR GOODNIGHT SLEEP............so all the photos you see for their advertisement for their hotel looks descent but if you're already there, you will regret it. We took some pictures for you to see the reality. Don't forget to view my photos. I have to click the "Rate This Hotel" or else my review will not go through.
"Get out quick!"
09/29/10 stattad Ventura, CA
The previous review pretty much says it all, but I guess I got a nicer room, because I didn't have as many problems. The pro's were that the hotel has FREE wireless internet, and that meant a lot to me because I had some work to do. You can't even get that in most Las Vegas hotels. The beds and sheets were clean. Again, a HUGE plus. The mini-fridge and microwave in the room is a nice touch, too. But there are lots of con's. No A/C (I didn't even see the stand-up fan until the next morning), so very stuffy. Terrible continental "breakfast". Tiny muffins from the store and no juice, just coffee. I agree that the owner's accent prevents any normal conversation. This motel is only good if you're arriving late and leaving early in the morning. No lady would stay there. As for price and number of beds, I got my room on the internet, and the price said $49.99 for one queen and $50.00 for two! The owner told me all his rooms have two queens. But the previous reviewer said all they had was one???
"If it wasn't true it would be hilarious!"
08/10/10 calfamily04 Visalia, California
It was the only room with two queen beds available for under $135. We paid $100.75 and were really ripped off! If we had the money, we would have left in a heartbeat to find a better place. We were able to handle it because it was only for one night, and we will have something to laugh about in the future. The manager (possibly the owner?) and his wife spoke with such thick middle-eastern accents, that communication was very difficult at times. It was filthy, many things were broken, the heating and air conditioning (two separate units/controls) were both broken, scuff marks, water stains, and what appeared to be burn marks on the walls, cigarette burns (even with a big, red "no smoking" sign in the room) in two blankets, and a tear in another, exposed wires, NO SMOKE ALARM, carpets so filthy that it turned our feet black, no pin/handle for the sink stopper, a desk with the drawer missing, broken handles on dresser drawers, a lamp didn't work, chipped paint, and the list goes on and on! The swimming pool was closed and covered with plywood. When we checked out, I mentioned the filthy carpet, but didn't say anything more because he kept turning to his wife to translate. It was getting tiresome and we just wanted to get out of there!
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