Budget Inn

Budget Inn

1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, United States
+1 805 544 0400

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Budget Inn
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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.

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Rooms available at Budget Inn

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King Rooms(₪188 - ₪408)
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Double Rooms(₪222 - ₪247)
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Standard Rooms(₪216 - ₪449)
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Queen Rooms(₪231 - ₪475)
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₪267 totalKAYAK

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

Accessibility and suitability

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

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Cycling


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


  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Shower


  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Microwave


  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • 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

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 Great
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.

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1001 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

What's nearby

  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre0.5 km
  • Ah Louis Store0.6 km
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa0.7 km
  • Fremont Theater0.7 km
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art0.8 km
  • Monterey Street Wines0.8 km
  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum0.9 km
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens1 km
  • Steynberg Gallery1.1 km
  • Alex G. Spanos Stadium1.3 km
  • Mott Gym1.5 km
  • California Polytechnic State University1.7 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:30


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Budget Inn

  • Budget Inn is located at 1001 Olive Street, 0.7 km from the center of San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is the closest landmark to Budget Inn.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:30 at Budget Inn.

  • Yes, Budget Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Budget Inn offers free parking.

  • No, Budget Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Budget Inn is 5.9 km from San Luis Obispo County. Budget Inn is 47 km from Santa Maria Public.

  • Yes, Budget Inn is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • No, Budget Inn does not have a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

0.7 km

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Nearest Airport

Santa Barbara

Distance to airport

121.6 km