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1 room, 2 adults

The Kinney San Luis Obispo, 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 in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Delicious food
Great room
Standard bar
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The Kinney San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo

from $142
  • Suite (Grad)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Campus)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Campus)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Campus)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Campus)

What’s around The Kinney San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Fremont Theater (11-minute walk)
  • Performing Arts Center (12-minute walk)
  • San Luis Obispo Superior Court (12-minute walk)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (15-minute walk)
  • Bubblegum Alley (15-minute walk)
  • California Polytechnic State University (17-minute walk)
  • San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Edna Valley Vineyard (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Cuesta College (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Avila Hot Springs (8.1 mi / 13 km)

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 8 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 41 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 25 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


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

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
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Leroy's - This restaurant specializes 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, San Luis Obispo’s small print

Also known as

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


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 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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 328 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean, modern, reasonably priced.
Cool, modern place at reasonable rates. With the exception of the (surprisingly worn) bathroom door hitting the toilet, it was very well thought out. It was clean and quiet. Wish they would add an electric vehicle charger.
Nicole, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very cute and fun
This place is the best!! The staff is really friendly, the rooms are really fun and clean. We were there on a work trip and were very tired by the time we checked in, so it was nice that they had a restaurant basically IN the lobby so we didn’t have to look for something else.
us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel with decent facilities..but everything closes too early!
Allan, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A fantastic stay
The Kinney is a great place to stay. I went on a solo trip recently, and the staff was very kind in answering all of my questions about San Luis Obispo. I loved the hipster aesthetic of the hotel, and how well it matched the feel of the town. The record player and games in the lobby are fun, too. I loved it so much that I stayed an extra night so I can enjoy the town even more. I look forward to coming back again soon!
Ryan, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Fun place to stay
Only drawback was the bar service.She was incredibly short and rude with each interaction.It seemed like the bar and food service is an afterthought and poorly staffed.What a shame.Fun game area concept.
us1 night trip with friends

The Kinney San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo

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