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Budget Inn
2 stars

Budget Inn

1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, United States
San Luis Obispo, CA
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based on 496 reviews
496 reviews
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Standard room

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About Budget Inn

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Budget Inn is a 2-star hotel that is located just over 2km from Bishop Peak. It is situated in the central part of San Luis Obispo, California. And is easily accessible from major roadways and public transit.

Budget Inn boasts 27 guest rooms, all of which feature either a king or queen bed. Guests can also expect their room to have luxurious bedding, a wardrobe, workspace, microwave, private bathroom, a balcony and a large window. Adjoining and pet-friendly rooms are also available upon request. There are also several rooms available that are accessible to those with disabilities.

Guests are invited to have and enjoy a free continental breakfast, available daily. They can also expect a beautifully landscaped garden area, a TV room, a gift shop, multilingual staff, on-site car park, business services.

Thanks to its central location, the Budget Inn is situated within walking distance to many popular attractions. Some of the most popular include Bubblegum Alley, Soda Lake, the local farmers market, Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery.

Check-in goes from 1:00 pm to 11:59 pm, and check out must be completed by 11 am. Children 12 years of age and under are allowed to use the existing beds for free. An additional bed can be brought into any room for the use of older children and adults. This is done at an additional cost of $10 per person per night. Unfortunately, cribs are not available at this time.

Latest deals for Budget Inn

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King room
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Standard room
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1 king bed
1 king bed
Queen room
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Budget Inn

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Golf
  • 24hr front desk
  • Increased accessibility
  • Microwave

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Cycling


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility


  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Shower


  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Microwave


  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Telephone
  • Interconnected room(s) available

Services and conveniences

  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Garden

Reviews of Budget Inn

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7.1 Good
Pros:I liked that there was room enough in the beds for four people, And that the bathroom looked fairly newly remodeled, and I liked having the refrigerator and microwave. Free parking was great, and the flowers around the building were very pretty.
Cons:The room is for four people, and there was only one chair for the table. I’m glad the room was no smoking, but other guests were smoking feet away from their room doors, so I wasn’t comfortable opening the window for fresh air. It would be nice if there was a designated smoking area, far from the motel room windows.
4.2 Mediocre
Pros:It was cheap and located close to the college and downtown San Luis Obispo.
Cons:It needs some TLC, missing light bulbs, slightly torn curtain, bathtub tiling done very poorly.
8.5 Very good
Pros:It was within walking distant of downtown in a safe area with a gorgeous view of the mountains. For the price we paid I wasn't expecting much, but was very pleased to get a clean room, free wifi and breakfast in the morning! That's more than some nicer hotels I've stayed in. Highly recommend staying here if you're not looking for a luxury experience, just quiet, clean rooms.
6.0 Okay
Pros:This is literally the cheapest hotel in the area, literally. There were at least 3 other hotels within spitting distance, but this one is the least expensive. It was fine for a quick stopover in SLO but I wouldn't recommend spending your vacation here. It's definitely a budget hotel but it was clean, warm and safe. As long as you have a decent buzz and a good sense of humor this place will do just fine. The bed was firm, the pillows were soft and the water was hot. Contrary to other reviews, the heater worked. The remote however, did not.
Cons:We were placed in a handicapped equipped room, though neither of us have a disability. Overall it was ok but the shower was laughable at about 4 ft high and poor drainage. The bathroom was practically flooded by the time I finished splashing water on myself. But the water was hot.
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:location is convenient, breakfast was acceptable even it was small portions a 1/4 of a muffin, cereal, milk, oj, and coffee.
Cons:room has a smell, poor maintenance, handicapped room when we are not in that need.


1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

What's nearby

  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre0.3 mi
  • Ah Louis Store0.4 mi
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa0.4 mi
  • Fremont Theater0.4 mi
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art0.5 mi
  • Monterey Street Wines0.5 mi
  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum0.5 mi
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens0.6 mi
  • Steynberg Gallery0.7 mi
  • Alex G. Spanos Stadium0.8 mi
  • Mott Gym0.9 mi
  • California Polytechnic State University1.1 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:30 AM


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Top tips for your stay at Budget Inn

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Budget Inn, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in March and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Budget Inn, plan to stay on a Monday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Budget Inn was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $74, while the most expensive was $171.
  • How long should you stay at Budget Inn? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Budget Inn

  • Where is Budget Inn located?

    Budget Inn is located at 1001 Olive Street, 0.4 miles from the center of San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is the closest landmark to Budget Inn.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Budget Inn?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:30 AM at Budget Inn.

  • Does Budget Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Budget Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Budget Inn offer free parking?

    Yes, Budget Inn offers free parking.

  • How far is Budget Inn from the airport?

    Budget Inn is 3.6 miles from San Luis Obispo County. Budget Inn is 29.2 miles from Santa Maria Public.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Budget Inn hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Budget Inn in San Luis Obispo and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Budget Inn and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Budget Inn.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

0.4 mi

Nearest Airport

San Luis Obispo County

Distance to airport

3.7 mi