BEST WESTERN Plus Royal Oak Hotel,  San Luis Obispo

4.0/5  - based on 750 guest reviews.
214 Madonna Road, 93405-5409, San Luis Obispo, United States - See map
+1 805 544 4410 +1 805 544 3026

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  • Free parking
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    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Enjoy everything San Luis Obispo has to offer during your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel. For those searching for sand and surf, our beaches are minutes away. You will be close to the "Old Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa" and you will want to discover the state's Chumash Indian heritage. Within the area are the Farmer's Market, the quaint shops and galleries, several great golf courses, and our local wineries will delight your palate. Laguna Lake Park and two shopping malls are conveniently located within walking distance. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Royal Oak Hotel,San Luis Obispo
  • 5
    « Lovely town; great hotel »

    We've stayed at many Best Western hotels and this was one of the best. Clean room, nice king-sized bed and delicious chocolate chip cookies upon arrival! The room was comfortable and overlooked the pool. Staff members were very courteous and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and offered a variety of items.

    5
    « I love best western services »

    Amazing hotel. Staff were very friendly. We were upgraded to a better deluxe room, because our standard king size room was unavailable. Service was extraordinary. It was like staying in a 5 star hotel. Would prefer staying in a best western hotel in the future.

    3
    « Nothing special »

    I prepaid for this room and got a good deal. The first room they tried to give me I could not get into because a guy was tiling out in the hall. The second room overlooked the pool and was fine. The bed was comfortable and everything worked fine. Breakfast was free, but it was strange that it is in a room right behind IHOP. Location was close to the freeway and not too far from downtown.

    5
    « Fun time »

    The room was very clean. The king size bed was firm and did not sag in the center, nice! They had a free happy hour from 5-7 which worked at well for us. The breakfast was good.,they had plenty of choices of food. The staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. We will stay there again next we are there. We walked to nice park that was a block away.

    1
    « Bed Bugs »

    I had booked this hotel for three nights but only made it for two because I found bed bugs on my bed! The staff was very accommodating and gave me a full refund. If it weren't for the bed bugs I would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « clean rooms great complimentary breakfast »

    This hotel is a great price and includes a great complimentary breakfast! I am usually picky when it comes to breakfast but it was clean, fresh and included a waffle maker which was a nice plus. The rooms are clean and they give you two free drinks. The beds are also very comfy.

    2
    « Bad representation of an Excellent Brand »

    $498.00 for a 2 night stay should at the least warrant custodial services. Upon arrival to my room after a 4 hour car ride, toilet wouldn't flush and I was told that it would be at least an hour before someone could come to my room. However I was given a plunger to use and return once I fixed the problem. I had a security concern because I am a woman travelling alone. I voice that concern upon making my reservation but was still give a ground floor room with a sliding glass door that had a broken secondary lock, I had to devise a way to secure the door because the type of lock on the door itself was easy to break into. I bought items to put in the refrigerator and learned that the only temp. was warm so the purchases were wasted. The staff were pleasant but not very attentive. I picked This property because I've stayed at Best Westerns all over CA and at half the price that this one charged. My stays at other Best Westerns were ALWAYS great. the staff on duty during those stays went above and beyond my expectation. That is why I chose this hotel. I thought I would gain the same experience especially for the inflated price I was paying. I was deeply disappointed.

    5
    « Great place to spend a night in SLO »

    I was very impressed with my very large room here. The bed was very comfortable. The room looked brand new with two comfortable chairs, a desk, large TV, balcony with two chairs, fridge and a large spotless bathroom. The breakfast really put me a good mood to continue my drive. I wish I had more time to spend here. The pool area looked really nice with large Palm trees. I liked having the shopping center across the street with a large Ralph's grocery store.

    3
    « dog friendly »

    was very expensive per night for the type of hotel, but it was a nice enough room, tastefully decorated and good for being able to have our dog with us. Staff was very nice, and the breakfast was tasty! It was extra expensive as it was parents' weekend at Cal Poly, so all the hotels seem to jack up the prices that weekend.

    4
    « A very comfortable overnight stay »

    The room was very comfortable, clean and had a small balcony where we could relax and look over the pool. We had a good night's sleep in the comfortable bed. We especially appreciate that the hotel is pet friendly. Mid-week rates were very attractive but weekends were too expensive for us. The breakfast room was large enough to hold quite a few guests and the food was more than just the typical carb-heavy fare. The food was prepared and presented very well and was a tasty breakfast. The evening reception was a nice touch for road-weary travelers. We'll certainly be back but likely in mid-week. Ample parking is available for trailers.

  • 5
    « Business trip »

    We picked this motel once we arrived as opposed to making a reservation in advance and we couldn't be more pleased! Very clean and free WiFi was easy to set up and use. The complimentary breakfast was awesome the hours were from 6:00 to 10:00 So no problem with eating at a decent breakfast time. I highly recommend this motel.

    4
    « Satisfaction »

    loved our stay there, located in middle of city made easy to accesess. offered breakfast from IHOP loved it. staff provided good information about downtown& best place to visit around. room was clean & presentable.

    3
    « Renovating and the rooms needed it »

    Renovations were ongoing and I almost felt banished from the new rooms as my room was in the very back of the hotel with an outside entrance. Room was acceptable but definitely dated. Just passing through for the night and used a Hotwire deal. Could have been the reason for the room selection.

    4
    « construction »

    This is a clean, good hotel but for the past 6mo during construction (summer /fall ) the rates went up ! I asked staff & NO Discount was offered for the inconvenience of getting to/from rooms. Noise,dust etc...

    1
    « Worst. Hotel. Ever. »

    Especially right now ... currently undergoing construction on half of their property which every room can hear. The walls are so thin I can hear conversations outside, in other rooms, the banging of the construction,the drills,the sanding and then maid staff. There has been multiple times the maids have tried to enter my room, even with my do not disturb on the door. The office has made many mistakes like checking me out and not checking me back in. Had to complain multiple times to the office & they do not care. Worst service ever and I have stayed at many hotels. I even removed my do not disturb off of the door and it took three phone calls to get them to bring it back to me not sure why they needed to be reminded three times. There are a few other hotels in the area that are nicer and have to be better. If you plan on getting any sleep do not stay here.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    I stayed for one night as a stop over between San Francisco and LA. Very nice hotel, friendly staff, lovely rooms, very comfortable bed, good little gym, nice pool and free breakfast, plenty of parking. Even got given some free beer/ wine tokens to use....bonus! I'd definitely use this hotel again.

    1
    « Just terrible »

    My biggest complaint is that the ONLY internet service available is some strange company (not affiliated with Best Western) that was so insecure that I was not permitted to log on to my university's website! Then after I used the internet, my computer behaved strangely with pop-ups and such. This was not acceptable for me, because I had a lot of work to do at the hotel. I was given a "pool view room" which in one sense was on the third floor (because it was two floors up from the lobby) but it was really on the ground floor because there is an access road right behind my room that was completely accessible to the public. So the only thing between me and the road was the door to my room, and there was police activity right there that night. (A woman was being handcuffed by the police.). My room had also just been painted and was in the middle of a construction zone, so I got a headache from those fumes and the dust from the drywall. Just a terrible experience all-round. Stay someplace else!

    4
    « Worth a try »

    We stayed here on our way to the Hearst Castle as all the hotels along highway 1 were booked and it worked out perfect. SLO is a great community and this hotel followed suit. The check-in was fast, friendly, and they gave us local map and suggested places to eat. I have food allergies and it is near impossible to find places. This was a huge help to us. The room was on the top floor on the end as we requested. The room was comfortable and large for two people. It had a refrigerator and bottle water, both a nice bonus. The bed was comfortable and we both slept well. Breakfast was a nice mix of hot/cold cereal, waffles, yogurt, juices, breads, and fruit. I could not eat any of the items due to my food allergies; however, the women putting on the breakfast were kind enough to offer me soy milk (yay!) so I could eat Cheerios and this was huge to me. I greatly appreciated their kindness and above and beyond help. I would stay here again.

    3
    « Hotel Stay in San Luis Obispo »

    Hotel was fine other than one issue. The noise transmission from one room to the next is significant. Unfortunately, this is something not easily correctible. You may be lucky and have a quiet neighbor in the adjacent room. We were not. No fun listening to conversation from the next room at 2 am.

    2
    « More of a Motel than Hotel »

    On the up side it was clean and well kept with a friendly staff. The pool are was really nice even if the weather was a bit too cold. The premises are in need of a huge face lift. The feeling is more of a hotel from the 80s. The breakfast room had a feeling of prison cafeteria... No windows. And not so much of a selection. So yes. I slept well and I was just passing by on my trip down HW1. But for this price I expected a lot more than I got.

  • 5
    « The Royal Oak is Execellent »

    I've been staying at the Royal Oak for a couple of years, while on business in San Luis Obispo and always enjoy the facility. The rooms are spacious, the bedding and pillows are comfortable, the staff is helpful and the location is so user friendly. The last year, a few additional improvements have been in process for the hotel, and this seems to be adding more quality and value for my expense. I highly recommend choosing the Royal Oak.

    4
    « Notso great for the the price »

    Very nice. Thin walls. Breakfast was very crowded with screaming kids. Breakfast was quite good, but tables were so close together you could hardly get in your chair. Have been staying here for years, but at $172 total per night will be looking at another place next time

    5
    « Professional, friendly, comfortable - Best Waffles I've ever had »

    excellent hotel great people, Naomi, the g.m. was super friendly the room was fantastic the view of the pool was beautiful the have the best waffles ever - Golden Malted waffles! Nothing like butter, syrup and those crispy golden malted waffles!

    3
    « Very noisy »

    Looked like our room had recently been redone, it was large, clean, comfortable with a pool view. However, you can easily hear the noise from the hallway, banging doors and I was woken up my someone turning on the bathroom fan and shower upstairs, what a racket! Ok for a night but wouldn't want to stay there longer.

    4
    « Pet Friendly hotel »

    Clean and close to the city. Very friendly front desk staff. The place is pet friendly and it is quiet in the evening despite number of dogs staying there. Breakfast is ok - nothing to spectacular in comparison with your 5 stars hotel. Recommend to book in advance and stay away during College moving in day or graduation week unless you want to pay over $300 per night for a room that's definitely not worth that price.

    4
    « Quick Leisure Stay at Best Western »

    We stayed in this hotel because it was dog-friendly. The room and small patio were nice, but I will say that the small fenced in area for dogs was tucked away in a corner and was all dirt. I would have preferred an area with grass or artificial turf. The added bonus of staying at this hotel was that the stay came with a nice breakfast.

    2
    « Loud Hall Noises »

    I really wanted to like this hotel, but it just does not live up to the other tripadvisor reviews. Upon checkin my boyfriend and I were given the handicap room (room 324), which was odd as we did not request this. We bought this hotel on a Hotwire express deal (2.5*) for $166+ fees and taxes. At checkin we requested a quiet room as I am a very light sleeper. The front desk man assured us the handicap room was the best. First morning we were woken up around 7:30 to "clink clunk clink clunk". This was the sound of the maids' service carts and it was very loud (woke me up every day). Our room was on the back side of the hotel, the only area with outdoor cement walkways in front of the rooms. I suspect if we had stayed in the side wing rooms we would not have heard this noise as much as these areas are carpet and indoors. Second, the maid entered our room and cleaned despite our Do Not Disturb sign being outside. I really did not appreciate this invasion of privacy. Third, I found a creepy crawly centipede looking bug in the room. Fourth, the neighbors were very loud and left their alarm going off for about an hour at top volume in the morning. The maids did nothing to turn it off even though it could be heard. Fifth, the breakfast was less than great. It was a combination of pre-made pastries, yogurt, oatmeal, waffle machine, powdered eggs, and very greasy sausages. I guess there is a good reason Ihop gives 20% to guests. This hotel really fell flat. I probably will not return unless it's significant cheaper than other options at the same star level.

    5
    « Value for money »

    My family and I stayed here on our recent trip while driving along the California coast. It was very neat and clean. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic breakfast included and there was wifi which is very important to my daughter. Great place for a stop over.

    3
    « The Little Things Count »

    Nice property and good view. Very convenient location. However, not greeted when we arrived, room was on top floor with no elevator and no offer to help us. Broken deadbolt and narrow walkway with housekeeping cart and dirty linens on the ground so we had to push the cart out of the way to get past. Clerk did not thank us or acknowledge us when we checked out.

    3
    « Decent »

    I recently stayed here with friends of mine. The staff is very friendly and i had no problems with anything downstairs. The pool and jacuzzi were great, though the pool was a little chilly due to the cool weather. It was me and my friend in a room on the 4th floor and i did not care for the construction happening all around my room. There was no elevator to the fourth floor so we all had to drag our luggage up a flight of stairs. I could hear many things from my room due to the thin walls. I had no issues with the appliances in the hotel room. Location is meh, across from a great shopping area. Not sure if i would say its worth the price i paid. Overall, a decent hotel to stat in if your staying somewhere for a short amount of time. ps, the wifi sucks in the hotel

  • 5
    « Relaxing stay in SLO »

    This was our second trip to this particular Best Western Royal Oak hotel. It is comfortable and low-key, and near lots of wineries and beaches. Check-in is always easy, and we particularly like the electric vehicle charging station and we able to park there for 4 nights -- a great extra value. Breakfast is good and the afternoon / early evening wine and cheese reception a good way to meet fellow travelers. The room was comfy and quiet, with great temperature controls and a nice balcony to enjoy the weather. Loved the hot tub and pool. The parts of the hotel undergoing some renovation were not loud or in the way at all. The staff was particularly helpful and free wi-fi fast and convenient.

    4
    « Perfect for a night »

    The hotel is quite large and there was no elevator, we needed to drag our luggage for a long time. However the room was quiet, clean and comfortable. Wifi worked just fine. Breakfast was a bit sad in an adjacent building to the hotel.

    4
    « Clean & Convenient »

    Clean reasonable size room, comfy beds, No Safe in the room, Noisy AC unit, very loud alarm clock (it wakes you up) all with a balcony onto a car park which is a waste IMHO! Complimentary breakfast was free and cheerful, shops across the road offer more choices for eating, its a quiet area and good for an overnight stay on PCH1

    2
    « Best Western "Minus" -- but not "Plus" »

    I'm not generally picky about hotels -- a clean hotel room in a decent and safe area and I'm okay. When traveling with my family, I prefer Best Western "Plus" properties because of the amenities, etc. This was nothing more than a motel -- and an older, run-down one at that. I've been a longtime BW guest but won't stay at this motel again. We just took a 9 day road trip, staying in a LOT of hotels (all Best Western) and this was the worst by far -- even the bed was horrible.

    4
    « Fine hotel »

    For a reasonable price, this hotel offers high level services. There is a swimming pool and a bathtub in every room, that are spacious. Only negative aspect: the breakfast is Served on disposable cutlery only. Bad for the environment. Located close to the highway and less than 2 miles from downtown.

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    We stayed for the night after driving for hours. The guy at the front desk was SUPER nice and helpful. Free parking. The room was clean and very comfortable with tv and air conditioner. Breakfast was included and was very decent. Overall a very nice hotel and would stay here again.

    2
    « Family trip »

    Our family of 4 stayed at best western in Simi Valley which was great so decided to use best western again on our way up to San Francisco. Our room was on the bottom floor. Location ok, rooms inside are fine but the noise from the room above with not. Everytime someone moved, walked, used the toilet or showered you heard it in our room. This hotel needs upgrading especially the sound insulation.

    5
    « Great »

    Great, Best Best Western we have stayed at. Every thing we wanted was close by. Had fun at the farmers market. Great food. Shopped for fruit and vegetables. Nice shopping mall across the street and restaurant next door.

    4
    « Convenient »

    Had a nice, convenient stay for the family of four. Decent enough breakfast, too, with waffles, cereal, and packaged oatmeal. Essentially, we at and slept here, and would do it again, esp. if we were visiting Cal Poly.

    5
    « Clean, Comfy, Quiet and Convenient »

    We stopped here for the night after traveling all day. The hotel is centrally located and lovely. Chase at the front desk was wonderful and very helpful. He suggested a great place to eat downtown which was Gusieppe Palazzo and it was wonderful. Plus, it allowed us the opportunity to explore the down town. We would stay here again!

  • 4
    « Friendly staff and fabulous pool »

    Travelling with my husband and our three kids (aged 7-10). The hotel itself is by a busy road and opposite a big retail park. Conveniently situated for the main highway but quite a functional building. We had asked for interconnecting rooms (which they don't have) but were given two rooms adjacent to each other. The staff were ever so friendly and helpful (Jaun on the front desk especially). The big asset of this hotel is the fabulous swimming pool... perfect after a day out. Overall the hotel is simple and the rooms are comfortable if a little functional....the black out blinds are good though so you get great sleep here. Also they provide a free breakfast... its a new initiative so they are working out the kinks in the logistics but it saved us about $50 every morning.....

    5
    « Had a great stay! »

    The whole family (even our 2 dogs) came along to our daughter's student life orientation at Cal Poly, and stayed here. It's very convenient (about 4 miles from the campus); clean facility; good breakfast selection; walking distance to a good number of restaurants around the area; and close to Pismo and Avila beach. We'll be back again and stay here.

    4
    « Its a Best Western, but a nice one »

    We were looking for a place to stay in SLO that had a swimming pool and was close to the town centre. This is your common Best Western, so don't expect amazing views from your window, but it was clean, staff was really helpful and the pool area was all the kids needed. SLO is a very nice place to visit!

    5
    « Lovely »

    Had one night in San Luis Obispo after travelling Route 1. This was a lovely hotel, quiet, good parking, nice free breakfast. Free beer and snacks at night, comfy bed. Couldn't fault any of it. Room was on the second floor facing inward, shower was large and warm, room was plenty big enough. We were really tired so we did little here but sleep, but can happily recommend it

    4
    « Quality Hotel for a family of four »

    This hotel is a great value. Once the breakfast is improved (which I was told is occurring in the coming weeks), this will be a fantastic value. There was some construction occurring while we were there and it had little effect on us, but shows the investment in the property. Each room has a small balcony, some facing the pool and others towards the parking lot or hills behind the hotel. In any case, this is a nice feature of the hotel. The only complaint I can make (and why I didn't rank it excellent) is because it is a slightly older hotel (but obviously updated) so the walls are thinner than some new hotels and you can hear some noise around you.

    4
    « Pet Friendly and Comfortable in San Luis Obispo »

    We chose this hotel primarily because (1) it is pet friendly and (2) it is a Best Western and we have had good experiences with Best Westerns. This hotel did not disappoint. After a full day of driving from San Francisco and visiting Monterrey, Carmel, and CA route 1 along Big Sur, this was a clean, comfortable place to stay. There are several restaurants across the street within easy walking distance and in the evening the hotel serves beer and wine with tasty snacks. The included breakfast was adequate but not the most impressive that we have seen at Best Westerns. Even though we did not use it, the pool area is attractive. The staff was friendly and we would stay here again with our small dog.

    3
    « If you don't mind »

    We stayed here two nights, with a dog and a child. The rooms are clean, but small and out dated. Felt a little seedy staying here. If you don't mind the paper thin walls (we heard the next room entertaining), people trying to get into your room (this happened twice Friday night), your door jarring when your neighbor opens their door, then you won't mind staying here. The staff was very friendly and professional and they have an enclosed doggie area, albeit a little walk away from the hotel depending on where in the hotel your staying. To me, it wasn't worth the $250, however thats the going rate in this area.

    2
    « terrible bed, inadequate AC »

    There are two major things my husband and I want when we stay at a hotel, cleanliness and being comfortable. While we usually use booking services through booking.com, trip advisor and groupon for price, I also use them for guest ratings. The ratings were so wrong. The room had an AC but even after the hotel sent someone to make sure it was on correctly we found ourselves sweating two nights in a row. Also, this is the most uncomfortable bed I have slept on in the 10 years, not to mention the pillows. They have obviously used the cheapest quality products they could or haven't replaced them appropriately. My husband and I are in our 30s and our backs and necks are sore, not to mention the poor quality of sleep. If you can;t sleep in a hotel, whats the point. Only half the buttons on the remote control worked for the tv, and getting into the hotel room took 6 to 8 swipes with the key card. The price here was a joke. We spent a little more last weekend and stayed in pismo with an incredible view and had outstanding service in a comfortable room and were looking forward to a similar experience here, that was not the case. I thought I could rely on best western as an old faithful for reservations but we were sadly mistaken.

    5
    « Didn't expect it to be so nice »

    The staff at this hotel were so helpful - gave us excellent recommendations for places to eat, and helped with some suggestions on wineries to visit on our way to San Jose the next day. I don't usually like to stay in rooms with 'pool view' because of the likelihood of noise, but the pool/patio in this hotel is a bonus - so pretty to look out on. While the hotel is not in downtown San Luis Obispo, it is not far, and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping close to hand. We would recommend it and stay there again ourselves.

    5
    « Excellent find- pet friendly »

    We had planned on driving up to Hearst Castle and back the same day but decided to extend while in SLO. Frantically looking for pet friendly hotels on Trip Advisor lead to this great find. It's one short offramp away from downtown SLO next to the Madonna Inn. Fair pricing and comfortable stay! There were some dumps in the area. We had two queen beds and a balcony. My dog liked it as well. There's a little dog park area in the back, but it was all dirt so we just did little walks out front. Very friendly staff. Breakfast and cocktail hour are a great bonus. Had such a nice time we ended up staying two nights!

  • 4
    « Great Place »

    I was very happy with The Best Western. It was perfect too because I could take my dog. Very helpful and friendly staff and the room was clean. Prices were fine. I would stay here next time, especially if I take my dog.

    4
    « Nice rooms, good breakfast, nice pool. »

    Very comfortable beds, clean nice rooms, very accommodating staff, good breakfast. Summer rates were a little high. Convenient location. Pool was really nice, the hot tub was nice but a little small considering the size of the hotel. Would stay again.

    4
    « Good value for the price »

    Stayed there as part of a college tour of Cal Poly. Convenient to everything. The Breakfast bar could have been a little more embellished, but was OK. Fitness center was too small to be of value. Would still stay there again.

    4
    « Great accomodations »

    This hotel is very well located in San Luis. We had a conference At Cal Poly San Luis and it was a nice drive there and back to the hotel. There are a lot of restaurants close by, rooms are very clean, very organised staff. I would stay here again next year for my conference.

    5
    « Awesome staff »

    Michael front desk guy went out of his way after hours to get my children milk and put us in first floor room. Great guy great place to stay. Hotel is undergoing remodel so the decor is not the greatest, but most likely will be.

    4
    « Comfortable Night in San Luis Obispo »

    On our way to Simi Valley, we spent a night at the Best Western Plus Royal Oak hotel. The room was good but a bit noisy from the interior doors slamming. Interestingly, there are no elevators to the second floor but rather a ramp. Nice concept. The bed was great but the WiFi was come and go. Breakfast was quite nice. Close t the freeway too.

    3
    « Noisy road but an OK location. »

    A motel style hotel situated on a busy noisy road. Convenient for the large shopping mall with good facilities. No in room safe, but does have tea and coffee facilities, refigarator and microwave The bath/ shower tap needs some explanation as it is not conventional. Two comfortable large beds and good size room for the tour traveller. I did find a 'strange bit of hair ball in my bed' Friendly helpful staff. The breakfast is not great. The wifi needs you to use the access code and it's often down.

    3
    « Tired and dated »

    The hotel in general is tired and s tad old fashioned. Our room was on an upper floor and there is no elevator. The stairway to our room reminded me of a back stair to a car parking lot (horrible concrete). There is wifi provided, but good luck using it as the connection is bad and the service really slow. Breakfast, if you can call it that, is like a roadside takeaway and there is literally 6 tables for service. I wouldn't come back.

    5
    « SLO »

    really happy with the king room we got. stayed for five nights while on vacation in SLO. very centralize, next to 101, and all shopping is within a mile range. also really close to Motana de Oro national park, great hiking. love it

    5
    « Always enjoy my stay »

    This hotel is easy and a great location for my needs. I find the staff helpful and I have a sweet routine to meet my needs when I stay. I also feel it is a great value, monetarily. I do recommend this hotel, however, one should be clearly aware of their needs for a hotel. Mine are for business and I like the way I can make it all work smoothly.

  • 5
    « Would Definitely Recommend »

    Great stay. Reasonably priced. Clean and comfortable. Convenient to many restaurants. Great stop if traveling Pacific Coast Highway. Didn't have breakfast, but coffee was good. Very glad that we chose this hotel.

    5
    « Great Hotel and Good Service »

    This is more of a motel than a hotel, the room was modern, clean but fairly small. Nice reception area with free cheese and wine on arrival which was a nice touch. Attractive courtyard with chairs and tables. Good for a one night stay and breakfast was included. Stayed for 1 night only, greeted with Cheese and Wine. Nice large room, very clean. Nice swimming pool but too cold to use when we stayed.

    4
    « Good location and very clean rooms »

    Good location to walk to local shopping centre for meals and supplies. Rooms very clean with adequate space and good light from balcony. They may have pet friendly rooms as some quests had small dogs. Well maintained pool. Walls were only gyprock so noise from adjoining rooms may be an issue if your neighbours create noise.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Good hotel in a great location and the staff were wonderful and very helpful. The only thing I didn't like very much is that the walls are too thin and you could hear everything outside our bedroom. Noise wasn't a constant factor. Only a couple of times that people talked loud in the halls. Great location though, close to restaurants, grocery store and shopping.

    4
    « Great value!! »

    Newer and nicer Best Wester hotel in a good location. You will still need a car to get you to downtown SLO but still pretty close. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Good service. Hotel also has a great outdoor area and pool. Great value for all hotel has to offer.

    3
    « Can't get no satisfaction »

    The hotel from the front looks inviting, but when walking to the room it's another story. Elevator did not go to the 3rd floor, back area with service road that trucks use early in the morning. Breakfast was okay for a BW, but there are other place with better.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Very clean rooms, good service overall except for feeling rushed at breakfast. Missed having a hot egg dish at breakfast like lots of other Best Westerns. Pet area is fenced in dirt - very hard to use. They had a very unique beer and wine happy hour which was fun. Overall though, a very good stay.

    2
    « Way overpriced »

    The folks on reception were helpful on check-in and departure. The room itself was "fine" but not worth $200! What let the place down in a big way was no sign of an elevator and a lousy breakfast arrangement. For some reason you get given a token to give staff for breakfast. This is then to be handed in when you arrive for the "deluxe feast that awaits." Well I think that's the idea. I arrived and the small breakfast room was quite busy. As I walked into the area a member of staff almost snatched the two tokens I had like they were $50 bills (not sure why I had 2 as it was just me in the room). Then found no cooked food available, a choice of 2 cereals and the rest a little lack-lustre. With nowhere to sit and an awful "selection" of food I walked out. It was not even worth wasting my time on an apple juice and coffee. Not sure how this hotel qualifies as "Best Western PLUS" but I shall be avoiding it in future when I next in the area.

    5
    « One Of The Better Hotels In SLO »

    This hotel is very well managed, clean and a great value. The staff is very polite and bends over for their clients. I have been staying here for the last few years and have never had a unpleasant experience. Highly recommended.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Location was perfect, easy freeway access or side streets into downtown or campus. Lots of resturants to choose from, literally accross the street. My room was in the back of the hotel, I would recommend avoiding the back, busses and trucks leaving early will wake you up. Lobby hosts a nice coctail event, allowing you to meet other travelers. Wine country and distance to ocean very close.

  • 4
    « Nothing Bad! »

    Stayed 1 night on our way through. Clean, relatively new decor, quiet, fine breakfast (for free continental!) took a 15 minute morning walk to the lake just to the west- nice way to stretch our legs! Shopping center right across the street with grocery store and restaurants. If you read earlier reviewers, note that the free wine and snacks between 5-7 is only M-Thurs. It would be nice if the front desk had wine glasses that you could borrow. But the glass tumblers in the room worked just fine as well!

    1
    « Horrible service »

    I stayed in this hotel while I was visiting my son in Calpoly it was not my choice as I booked another hotel better score on the reviews but unfortunately when I arrived they couldn't find my booking and when they contact booking.com it was there mistake and the hotel was fully booked so they try to find for my another hotel close by and available so the found the best western and ask me to go there. The first day I was there I had don't disturb sign on the door but house keeping knocked on the door twice and open the door on me waking me up. I had to talk to her and tel her there is a sign on the door saying don't disturb. The second day I had the sign and I removed it before I left the room about noon and when I came back after 5 hours the room was the same and not clean when I call the front desk the guy try to convince me that they don't clean the room except by the guest request I try to explain to him that this is a hotel and they are supposed to clean the room daily but he couldn't understand so I ask him to give me his supervisor and explain to her what happened. She told me that there was a don't disturb sign on the door that's why they didn't clean and the house keeping work finished at 2. I told her the sign removed at noon. The answer there is nothing I can do. I can send you towels that's all. It is frustrating if your paying and not getting the service.

    5
    « Outstanding! »

    What a great place! - Free beer, wine & cheese platter for guests from 5-7 in the restaurant! :-) - Rooms well fitted out - Very handy access to shopping mall & Tahoe Joes restaurant (highly recommended and the Hotel will give you a $10 discount voucher) - Helpful & friendly staff - Good breakfast Extremely happy with our stay! AAA+++

    4
    « SLO Stay »

    Nice Hotel. Not too far away from downtown. Nice room with a view of the pool. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. However the only downside was the breakfast - not that great. basically just toast, juice. you could make a waffle if you wanted to but it was just easier to walk to Denny's

    3
    « All was as expected »

    Arrived in late, would have liked it to have had it's own restaurant, but it is currently being renovated, as are some room areas. The staff on checkin-in and out were friendly as was the breakfast staff.

    4
    « Clean, Safe and Customer Service »

    Stayed her for a quick trip to see Cal Poly, SLO with my son. Upon arrival, asked for a quiet room. Agent was polite and gave us the quietest room he had available on the third floor, worked out great. Coffee in the morning was great and ample selections for a quick breakfast.

    5
    « Excellent hotel, accommodating to pets »

    Stayed here for a weekend getaway. Clean rooms, good breakfast. Accommodated our large dog without issues. Friendly, attentive staff. Breakfast had decent selection of food. Grounds were well-kept and nothing smelled of pets.

    2
    « NO INTERNET SERVICE IN ROOM, NO ONE CARED »

    The room was ok except the WIFI would not work. Its such a problem the owner has pre-printed post it notes with the phone number of their service provider to call and try to get a connection. When we complained after this failed they just shrugged. I asked for a discount but they declined. The room should not be marketed at the same price as rooms with WIFI. There were other odd things that did not work: the TV (wiggled the cord and it started), the sink electrical socket was worn out would not keep a cord plugged in. I would not stay here again.

    2
    « loudest hotel ever »

    From the rooms next door, I could hear every conversation, suitcase rolling over carpet, doors opening and closing, faucets and showers turning on, toilets flushing, you name it. Though there were other pleasant/decent aspects of the stay (it was clean, breakfast was fine, no mixups with reservation), the horrible thinness of the walls made this hotel a deal breaker for me. To top it off, housecleaning started at 9am, so even with a "do not disturb" sign on the door, it was far from a quiet morning. I'll never stay at this location again -- especially for nearly $250/night. I've had much better stays elsewhere for half that price.

    4
    « overall good »

    The room was great. Clean and comfortable and convenient. The breakfast was just average but ok. However, there was no decent place to take a doggie. There was just a tiny enclosed place out back with no grass.

  • 5
    « Never a disappointment »

    I stayed in another wonderful BW Hotel. Though I don't travel a lot, I always stay at BW when possible. The rooms are always very clean, moderate to outstanding in their decor, and above all clean. I really appreciate that they sanitize the remote controls for the TV. The reception staff was knowledgeable about dining, shopping and directions, especially helpful since I'd never been there before. Had a lovely view of the pool area. And the rooms were very quiet even though I was on a very busy street. There was no noise from adjoining rooms, including the running of showers and flushing of toilets. All very important. Last but not least, the bed was extremely comfortable, including the pillows. CLEAN, QUIET, FRIENDLY STAFF. What more could you ask for.

    5
    « A FANTASTIC place to stay in SLO »

    I travel to the coast nearly weekly on business and have many options of places to stay. The staff and facilities here immediately won me over and this has become my "home away from home". Truly caring people from the top down, the team here has always made my stays amazing. There is a great breakfast in the morning and (bonus!) a beer, wine and snacks happy hour in the evening. WIFI has always been strong, the rooms and grounds are always VERY clean and the location is easy access to all of SLO. I bring my family to stay here when we are visiting the Central Coast as well. I would highly recommend this property for business or pleasure trips!

    4
    « Great hotel »

    We always choose the Royal Oak when we visit our son at Cal Poly. Easy location, super clean, love the pool, jacuzzi and breakfast, and the staff is always very helpful. It's close to everything including restaurants and there are some cool running trails in the area as well.

    4
    « Great Location »

    This was a great place to stay, close to everything and it was so great that they allow dogs. It was clean, quite and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We were going to stay somewhere else but the value and location of this hotel helped us make the choice to stay here. The kids had fun at the pool and spa and it was easy for them to walk to the nearby restaurants, and shopping. It is 10 minutes away from Avila beach and nearby to a basketball court. Perfect place to relax and play.

    5
    « Paul »

    Great stay. Great staff who were friendly and professional. Clean updated rooms. Well maintained. Note: the addition of something simple as a food warmer with scrambled eggs and sausage would be HUGE.

    4
    « San Luis Obispo trip »

    The hotel was generally good. Price was more than I expected. Overall the stay was good. We visited the area to check out Cal Poli University since my daughter has registered there and will attend in the Fall

    4
    « 62nd Ann. »

    San Luis Obispo is one of our favorite places to spend away from home. Our first time was our 25th ann. in 1980, and we have gone for special occasion ever since. Our 25th was spent at the Maddona Inn, which is one of our favorite places to dine. It would do you well to recommend their steak house, the food is exceptional, and the atmosphere is great as well as the service. Your location was perfect for us, we did not have to go far to see the things that we were interested in. This is important to us since my husband is now 83 yrs. For seniors it is important that things are convenient an easy to access, which we enjoyed at your Best Western. The final remark is the breakfast area was pleasant, but most important was the variety of food you had and its freshness . Good Job. All in all it was a wonderful time. and it was great. We will be back. Sincerely, Art & Bea Cleveland

    3
    « Dog friendly, good staff, great park nearby, but facility needs some renovations »

    This place is dog friendly, has a good staff, decent complimentary happy hour and continental breakfast, and is located near a very nice park (Laguna Lake park), which includes a dog section, as well as several nearby eateries. On the downside, the facility could use some renovations. For example, noise from the hallway flows freely into the room (we heard the young ladies who loudly came back to their rooms at 2 in the morning). Still, I would probably recommend the place.

    2
    « Smell »

    This motel possibly has a moisture issue. The bath fan does not run after the light is turned off and has little chance to dry out. When a bath has a shower in it there needs to be better venting. I study, train and consult Building Science. Best Western, would you like to hire me to fix this issue?

    5
    « Beautiful rooms and building »

    We had a room which looked out on the swimming pool and spa. We wished we were not in a hurry to leave the next morning - it would have been nice to just stay and relax. The room was beautifully decorated and exceptionally comfortable.

  • 4
    « Overnight Stay Good »

    We stayed overnight Sunday. When I checked in, I forgot to provide my Best Western ID number and when I was checking out, I mentioned this to the clerk on duty, I was informed that on check-in the day before, they researched and found my number and had credited me. The room was comfortable, and dark. It was fairly quiet. Breakfast was continental style, and I was able to put together a good one, from the nice selection of options. I wish the coffee and hot water urns were in the dining room, though. They were not, but were nearby in the lobby area. This was a minor inconvenience.

    5
    « Great value for money, very helpful staff »

    We stopped at Sans Louis Obispo for one night on our way from Anaheim to Monterey. It was a very comfortable and pleasant stay. The decor in the room was a little dated and had a 70's feel to it but the room was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was really good - lots of choice and the coffee delicious! The coffee is available in the lobby all the time as well. We were on a 3 week trip around California and we stayed in 8 different hotels during that time. For us the staff here really stood out as being exceptional compared with other places during the trip - especially the reception manager Chase. Very helpful, friendly and accommodating.

    3
    « Good place for a short stay - could use some improvement. »

    Staff is wonderful. Room was nice and clean. Breakfast and coffee offerings were extremely POOR. If you care about your health and eating right you'll pass on their food choices. Beds are ok but not great. Noise can also be a problem, you can hear TVs in other rooms and noise from doors opening and closing from other rooms.

    5
    « Great staff, clean rooms and great location »

    The staff at the hotel are really great. We enquired about the SLO night market and the woman at the desk pulled out a map and showed us 2 ways of getting there, told us to go after 6:00 as parking would be free, gave us directions on where we could park and was very helpful. There was a happy hour reception that was a perfect start to the evening - wine, cheese and crackers and other snacks. What's not to like? We had a corner room overlooking the courtyard and it was lovely. It was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We did not have a problem with noise from other rooms, maybe it wasn't too busy the evening we were there. The location is very good, it is close to downtown and the freeway but it is set far enough back from the freeway that you do not get the traffic noise. The breakfast buffet was okay - typical of hotel breakfast buffets. It was a good stay and we would stay again.

    4
    « Good value for money »

    Free WiFi, laundry room available ($1.25 soap, $1.50 washing, $0.75 drying, all quarters), free parking. Nice and helpful staff. The included breakfast was ok, it has waffles, biscuits, muffins, orange juice and the continental regular stuff, as well as two fresh fruit options. Good location, in front of a mall with Applebee's and other food options as well as some stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond and the USPS.

    1
    « Best Western Plus »

    This place is a college dorm. the amount of noise coming through the walls, ceiling and door kept us up all night--people having sex next door and the pounding of footsteps from above--I can not believe this place charged me $250 to lose a nights sleep with overpowering chemical smells. We are in the process of moving to SLO and will share our experience with our friends

    5
    « Great Value for Santa Barbara Area »

    This is a cute hotel with excellent staff and service. The courtyard is a delight and the location very convenient to US 101 just below Santa Barbara, CA. The hotel prices are a good value compared to Santa Barbara and you do not have to book 2 nights unless you wish. Very pleased with the entire experience and Carpenteria is a cute town complete with beach side and cafes.

    5
    « Royal Oak Visit »

    Very accommodating staff; pleasant evening reception; variety of breakfast foods. The rooms are large, quiet and clean; the service staff is willing to wait to clean the rooms and do an excellent job; the front desk staff couldn't be more friendly and attentive.

    5
    « Classy Motel »

    Handsome, meticulously kept, motel with beautiful courtyard and thoughtful amenities, e.g. glasses (real) in room and bkfst, real silverware, etc. WiFi was seamless. Front staff was effortlessly helpful to us in special ways at arrival. Owners obviously take pride in property and service.

    4
    « Excellent Value »

    Easy on/off the Highway, safe area, close to restaurants and stores, close to historic Downtown SLO. Breakfast isn't anything special but its included with the lodging so how can you complain about free? Quiet and clean room, free wifi, what more do you need for one night's stay?

  • 5
    « Vacation »

    We travelled from San Fran (BW) to Santa Barbara,)BW) , Anaheim (Holiday Inn) San Luis Obispo (BW),San FRan (BW). Royal Oak Hotel was the best of BW hotels we have ever booked. Breakfast and Happy Hour were both very good with their choices and efficiency. The help with choosing a dinner restaurant was well received by us and suited us perfectly. We would certainly recommend Royal Oak. Well run so the management should be commended.

    4
    « Good Value Good Staff »

    Pleasant and convenient. Staff was very helpful. Close to Cal Poly and downtown. Close but NOT TOO Close to the freeway. Clean room and comfortable bed. Could here some conversation in room next door, but nothing above what should be expected in a hotel room. TV was large and channel selections were broad. We enjoyed the breakfast and ate too many SLO DO Co cinnamon rolls! I'd stay again.

    5
    « Great Customer Service »

    Our room overlooked the pool. It had a small balcony which was very nice in the hot weather. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. Happy hour was a nice treat and breakfast was good as well. The only negative was that the ice machine was in an awkward location - it involved going outside, up a ramp, up a flight of stairs to the end of the next building.

    5
    « clean, comfortable, enjoyable »

    our stay at the hotel was wonderful, it was clean, the room was comfortable, in room internet was fast and easy to use. Only complaint is the pool was freezing. I think maybe the heater was broken but it was a quick trip and I didn't tell the front desk.

    5
    « one of my favorite places to stay »

    great location!!!!! pet friendly and very close to an amazing park with great running trails and a dog park. There is also a herd of brood mares with babies in the spring and summer. i stay here every six weeks and travel with my dog. The pet rooms are really nice and that's not always the case :-(

    4
    « Convenient Location »

    Good Service. Convenient location (close to restaurants, shopping mall, post office, farmer's market, etc). Very delicious breakfast. Friendly staff; allowed my husband and I to have a late check-out (30 mins after the regular check-out time), which permitted us to take care of some important personal business in the area before leaving.

    5
    « Great service and location »

    We chose to stay here because of location and it's a pet friendly hotel. We are members in Best Western's 'club' and have stayed at many locations in the U.S. and Europe. This was the top Best Western in terms of overall quality of service, cleanliness, location. We'd highly recommend it!

    5
    « Good stay »

    Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Only complaints are soy milk should be available at breakfast & the luggage carts needed to have wd40 on the wheels they were very hard to turn. Nice to have coffee & fruit in the lobby.

    5
    « Great value »

    Well maintained facility with friendly staff and great service.. Rooms are comfortable; , although not very spacious, they are adequate. Wifi was not very consistent. . Breakfast was good but limited in options

    5
    « beautiful, comfortable hotel »

    This hotel was lovely, inside and in the setting. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Breakfast was decent. Arrived on Wednesday when happy hour was in effect. Nice touch. Only complaint, internet was extremely slow despite hotel not being full at all.

  • 4
    « Visit to College SLO with our dog »

    This was a nice hotel to stay with our little dog. They have a small dog park in the back for the dog to run and go to the bathroom. The hotel is very pleasant and clean. Our only issue was the lack of insulation and hearing the people above us walking late at night and the people next door talking

    4
    « Very Nice Hotel »

    The hotel was clean, the rooms were comfortable and the staff was most helpful. We had been travelling for about 2 weeks when we arrived at this hotel and had some good and bad experiences so it was very nice to arrive at a place where the staff made us feel very welcome. The rooms were very comfortable and we all wished we had more time to stay and enjoy the area.

    4
    « pleasant and comfortable »

    This is a clean, pleasant, comfortable hotel with good highspeed internet, tv, and beds. Breakfast was plentious, and the sliding doors kept the outside road nose completely out. Desk staff were friendly and helpful, and you can walk to restaurants and shopping - very convenient. We travel with a dog, and the pet area is small but secure. It even has a bench, and there is a tree stump to pee on!

    4
    « Good for the value »

    We were a big group. The check in was a little slow but front desk is nice. We were tucked way at the back ( that was my only complain, asked for a room facing the pool after check in but not available. There is a bunch of restaurants and retail complex also nearby where I convenientl returned redbox DVD. A little bit far from the beach but worth it for the price.

    4
    « Good choice for an overnight stay »

    Hotel was nice. Breakfast room was small but they had a lot to choose from. The gym had nice & functional equipment. The room i stayed in had 2 queen beds that were comfortable. I would stay here again if I was passing through town.

    5
    « Great value! »

    The whole experience at this hotel was excellent - from the reception clerk to the breakfast staff - service couldn't have been better. Excellent value - for the price we were quite surprised at how nice this hotel was!!

    4
    « Nice Rooms and Pool - Good Location »

    Our family stayed here in late December in three separate rooms. The rooms were spacious and very clean. Rooms in the back are very quiet, but those have no elevators. The breakfast room was too small to accomodate the number of guests that were there. It was sold out, so it may not always be so crowded. There is a mall across the street with easy access to restaurants and stores. The hotel is right off the exit from hwy 101, but no road noise.

    4
    « Great Last Min Stay »

    Was headed out of town last min for new years eve, and decided to get a hotel for one night. Everything was great, but the walls were pretty thin and I could hear my neighbors. The heater was pretty loud, but not a huge deal since I sleep with some kind of noise on. Staff was very nice, and had no problems checking in or out. Room was very clean.

    5
    « Definitely would stay here again »

    Our stay was very comfortable! Our room was clean and had all we needed. Friendly Staff, great hospitality! Good location surrounded by restaurants and close to downtown. We really enjoyed staying here.

    5
    « Enjoyed my trip »

    I liked staying in this hotel because, it was inexpensive and clean. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly. The amenities the hotel had was great. We were unable to have breakfast because we wanted to leave early in the morning, but the food looked good. Very important to me & my husband.

  • 5
    « #1 »

    Best Western PLUS Royal Oak Hotel, San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA on 12/23/15 was great hotel, great staff, great service, great romm and great stay. Because of continued excellence of Best Westerns it is our ONLY choice of hotek for all our trips. THANK-YOU!!

    4
    « Clean and quiet, courteous staff »

    Staff very courteous and helpful - reserved two rooms because we were meeting up with relatives. They gave us adjacent rooms and didn't have any logistical problems reserving both rooms under my card and then allowing the relatives to check in and pay for their room under their card (at a different hotel earlier this year the hotel's computer system wasn't able to do this). Rooms were clean and quiet with all the basics - hair dryer, fridge, coffee maker, microwave. If you're on the first floor like we were, you *do* hear the footsteps of the people upstairs - fortunately for us, the upstairs guests didn't stay up late or get up early so this wasn't a problem. Breakfast area is clean and well stocked with the basics - two mini-waffle makers, cereal, toast, muffins, fruit, etc.

    4
    « Continuing improvements! »

    A month ago I mentioned the grounds were in bad shape. Rain, gardening efforts and attention are overcoming this last area of need! The new pillow and mattresses were nice and the new elevator shows commitment for the long run. Each visit shows signs of upgrade. The lobby was being retiled on the last visit!

    4
    « Good choice for lodging »

    We were traveling for a wedding and decided on this hotel, since it was close to the reception. We made reservations well in advance, which proved to be best because the rates in the area went up dramatically. The room was clean and comfortable and very adequate , with a microwave for snacks.

    5
    « Super-good »

    Nicest people who work there and eager to help you. Also, fun evenings in the lobby with wine/beer tastings along with snacks. Staff is far better than you'd expect. I'd stay there over and over again if I had the opportunity to return to California.

    4
    « Clean & quiet »

    Very dog friendly. This is first place I've been at that has an area just for dogs to go in. Unfortunately it's all dirt. Had a hard time getting my dog to go in the dirt. Average simple breakfast, but clean area. Room was nice size. They also have a free evening wine social. Description may say pool view, but getting to pool requires a long walk. Very strange layout. Wifi is terrible. Everyone seems to have the same password. I'm sure I'll stay again.

    4
    « Good value for $ »

    A well-maintained property. Front desk was most attentive to our request for a quiet room, greatly appreciated. Heating worked perfectly with a minimum of noise. Nice linens, extra blankets. Wi-fi weak. Breakfast could be much better, particularly if you'd rather not binge on carbs in the a.m. IHOP next door offers a 20% discount with room card. Well-located to downtown, though more easily done with a car.

    4
    « Good Find the Royal Oak Hotel »

    We arrived at Midnight and the Royal Oak was easy to find from the SLO airport. The attendant was alert and playing some good music. The rooms were clean and pretty easy to access. If you have issues with stairs or such ask for an easy to access room as the hotel parking lots are in the hillside with a rolling landscape. The complimentary breakfast was great, make your own waffles, cereal, yogurt, juices, fruit, muffins ect. The wi-fi in the room worked well.

    4
    « Great Hotel Great Location & a Friendly Staff »

    We enjoyed our our stay in San Luis Obispo. We had a very nice room, their staff awas very helpful and friendly. The pool and Jacuzzi were nice way to refesh and relax. The breafast sandwiches, fresh fruit and yougart were good too! We'll be back.

    4
    « Basic But Served Our Needs »

    We stayed at this hotel for one night on our way to Los Angeles. We received a very warm welcome, and the staff were very helpful. The room was basic but very large and comfortable. The breakfast was good - there were lots of options. It was perfect for a stop off and we would stay here again. There are plenty of rester aunts in the vicinity - you don't have to venture far to find decent food.

  • 5
    « Another Awesome Stay in SLO »

    We have stayed at this hotel in the past and are always happy. We appreciate the staff, the easiness of the place and its location. They go out of their way here to make guests feel welcome and even provide an evening reception with food, beer and wine. Will always book this property when in SLO. This stay we were in the process of moving back to Santa Cruz from Hawaii and so enjoyed the overnight as we were needing some rest!!!

    4
    « Not bad, great pool courtyard »

    We spent a couple of nights here and thought it worked out well. They accept pets, so we brought our lab. It ended up a good place, our dog had a nice small deck he could wonder out on, for fresh air and people watching. It was a busy place but generally quiet. Air conditioner was a bit loud. Would stay again with pet

    5
    « Quality of the motel and staff »

    This was one of and maybe the most relaxing and mellow room -- total experience that you could ask for . The décor and furnishings were very nicely thought through and executed making the rooms relaxing and comfortable. The staff from the front desk to the bell boys are great and are interested in you and your stay

    5
    « Return visit »

    I have stayed here before and I will stay again when in town. The staff are excellent, they helped us look for a specialty store at check in. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was satisfactory for our needs. Forgot about the Happy Hour, but that's okay, we were happy to be there. Will recommend to anyone I know that is staying in the area.

    5
    « Fabulous Hotel »

    Upon arrival we mentioned our 25th anniversary. We were immediately upgraded. The staff were fabulous. The hotel was the cleanest. We received complimentary drinks and breakfast. We wish we could have stayed in the area longer. Dont look anywhere else for a hotel. You cant beat the price and the quality.

    5
    « SLO »

    Another win for BW. place was nice and clean friendly staff and the place even had a Happy Hour with free beer!! ok so I had two free ones but you cant beat that after driving all day it was welcomed!! Next time I am staying in SLO I will be back.

    4
    « Guest »

    Nice and clean very close to shops ,restaurants and tourist attractions. The breakfast offerings need to be upgraded to include hot items like eggs breakfast meats and potatoes. In the late afternoon starting at 5pm they offer a nice complementary beer ,wine and snacks to the guest.

    5
    « Over and above »

    Our church group who went to the Women's Conference did so by having fund raisers through the previous year so our money was budgeted carefully. Some of the ladies had NO extra cash for eating out. Royal Oak allowed our ladies group to bring in Pizza's and salads for a sit down meal to accommodate all 28 ladies . What a huge blessing for us.

    5
    « Nice stay »

    Room was comfortable and large with a nice balcony overlooking the pool/hot tub area. There were even chairs on the balcony. The bathroom was really nice and roomy. Staff was friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. Would definitely stay there again.

    3
    « One Night Stay »

    Overall the hotel is fine, rooms looking into the pool/courtyard seem preferable, rooms could be upgraded/modernized, recommend better pet/dog relief area, just dirt in fenced area off parking lot. Hotel staff professional and pleasant.

  • 4
    « Great Stay!! »

    Rooms are very nice and the beds are super comfortable. The staff is very nice and willing to make sure your needs are met. Would definitely stay again. The nice part of the stay is that the room had a refrigerator and a Microwave which makes it easier if you want your own food and drinks or need to heat something up quick.

    4
    « good hotel »

    Nice priced hotel, good staff, spacious rooms, Breakfast nice and plenty Good stop off for passing through, good too walk down Madonna Road to view the outrageous Madonna Inn. Plenty of eateries within the area

    5
    « Great value for money »

    We were welcomed in the evening with a cheese and wine evening, which was a pleasant surprise. Our room was very comfortable. Liked having a balcony to sit and enjoy a wine, albeit overlooking the car park. Staff were very helpful. Great breakfast and dining area. Excellent value for money.

    4
    « Decent place for the money »

    No real complaints, other than the hallway outside our room was at least 95 deg for some reason. Spent a comfortable, quiet night here. Wish we had time to make use of the pool area, looked really inviting. Large and lots of seating. This place looks more like a modest Caribbean resort from the 70's. All in good repair and clean, just a bit dated looking. One minor thing - while it was nice to have a balcony overlooking the pool area, it came with a roughly 2 zillion watt overhead bulb that could not be shut off. I would have liked to sit peacefully on the balcony without feeling like I was under a spotlight.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    This was my second stay in this Hotel. I think it is a great location,convenient to downtown SLO. Both times I stayed here I had an excellent experience. Friendly staff, clean comfortable room .I will stay here any time I come to SLO.

    5
    « Very Nice ! Dog Friendly!!! »

    This Best Western is very nice and wonderfully dog friendly with a gated area in the back for your dog to run free a bit and do potty duty. They even provide bags and a disposal can... awesome! The room was very clean even with a sterilized remote for the TV. Pleasantly decorated and the bed was very comfortable. My husband who travels on business a lot and usually stays in another Brand Hotel was pleasantly pleased.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway 101 Go to the Madonna Road Exit and turn left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Royal Oak Hotel is on the right side of Madonna Road, across from the shopping center. ·From: Highway 1 South Take Hwy 1 South into San Luis Obispo and turn right on Olive St, merge onto Hwy 101 South and go 2 miles, exit Madonna Rd, turn left and hotel is on the right side. ·From: San Luis Obispo Airport Turn left onto Broad St, take a left on South St, left on Higuera then merge right onto Madonna Rd, hotel is 1/2 mile on the right.