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8 Unmissable Places in California to Make the Most of Your Trip

Dec 1, 2023
by Dana Rebmann

Steps from Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, the fifth of the Spanish missions in California, Hotel San Luis Obispo offers complimentary bikes for guests interested in cruising around the downtown area or Cal Poly’s neighboring campus.

Hip Hotel San Luis Obispo Near California’s Central Coast

December 2023
by Dana Rebmann

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo has a dedicated following. Commonly known as SLO, the popular college boasts a downtown designed for wandering. If you’re interested in staying in the heart of it all, Hotel San Luis Obispo should be on your radar.

From Laguna Beach to Mendocino: Your Guide to a Road Trip Up the California Coast

Nov 18, 2023
by Jane Adler

Coast into your final resting place for the evening at Hotel San Luis Obispo. This boutique stay is central to the main city, making it ideal for exploring the surrounding areas and getting a taste of the town that is known for its charming restaurants and excellent wine.

This Charming San Luis Obispo Hotel Seamlessly Integrates Touches Of Modernity With The Town’s Rich Cultural History

Oct 10, 2023
by Laura Parker

The hotel feels like an extension of the town's personality: it's a space where you can savor the peculiarities of the local art scene and enjoy the artfully mismatched décor that adds character to every corner.

Hotel San Luis Obispo is the Perfect Home Base for Visitors to Explore California’s Central Coast

Oct 6, 2023
by Ron Bernthal

Nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, Hotel San Luis Obispo serves as the perfect home base for visitors exploring attractions of the Central Coast, as well as a lively social hub for local residents.


Fall 2023

Celebrate the sumptuous sips, creative minds and flavorful fare of the Central Coast at the 2023 Autumn Soirée. Themed The SLO Way, this fun-filled fete is hosted by executive chef Ryan Fancher at the Hotel San Luis Obispo.

Catching the SLO Paso Summer Vibe

Jul 28, 2023
by Leslie Dinaberg

There are a lot of great shows still to come at Vina Robles this season, and the Summer Vibe package deal is a nice way to do it. Hotel S.L.O. has a comfortable, hipster chic vibe, but it’s S.L.O., so hipster means friendly and comfortable, not just cool. Our room had a king-sized bed; our own private balcony, which was great for morning coffee; and a great walk-in shower — all the good stuff.

Best of SLO County 2023: Recreation

May 2023
by Caleb Wiseblood

...patrons—whether they be out-of-towners or Central Coast locals seeking a luxurious staycation—who do decide to book one of the resort's rooms, suites, or studios for a night, or two, or three, or indefinitely have the distinct honor of lodging at the Best Hotel or Resort in all of San Luis Obispo County.

SLO it down

April 2023
by Sophia Markoulakis

We enjoyed every square inch of the property, from the rooftop High Bar to the casual restaurant Piadina and the elegant steakhouse, Ox + Anchor.

The 11 best things to do in San Luis Obispo

Mar 22, 2023
by Stephanie Breijo & Clara Hogan

Hotel San Luis Obispo is one of the city's trendiest hotels, and a great spot to stop by for a meal, drink, or some self-care.

Pack up and SLO Down in San Luis Obispo, California

Feb 21, 2023
by Brian & Dana Maass

Due to the central location and proximity to many of the best spots in town, Hotel SLO offers ideal lodging with a cosmopolitan feel. From here, you can walk (or bike) over to one of several local coffee shops, wine tasting rooms, eateries, and myriad of shops.

12 Secret Stops on California’s Iconic Road to Big Sur

Oct 20, 2022
by Christopher Reynolds

If you haven’t visited in a while, you haven’t seen SLO’s new high end. ... Its location means you can do all your downtown exploring without a car (loaner bikes are included) and you’ll have a spa and a pool on hand for hot days.

I Had Experts Help Me Plan the Perfect California Road Trip

Sep 12, 2022
by Sherri Gardner

...happy hour and dinner at Hotel SLO were calling. A day of red wine and plenty of good food meant I had to order a salad at the steakhouse Ox + Anchor, but while I couldn't enjoy the steak I was dreaming of, Imani strongly endorsed hers.

You Still Have Time to Plan a Labor Day Weekend Trip: 10 Fantastic Spots

Aug 22, 2022
by Andrew Davey

...Hotel San Luis Obispo offers plenty of postmodern California decor, aesthetically comfy rooms and suites, and Chef Ryan Fancher’s creative twist on farm-to-table cuisine at Piadina and Ox + Anchor.

This Amtrak Train Route Offers a Perfect Coastal California Trip — With Ocean Views Nearly the Whole Way

Jul 18, 2022
by Molly O’Brien

Grab a drink on the roof at Hotel San Luis Obispo’s High Bar, indulging in some delightfully crafted cocktails and small bites, set against a backdrop of rolling hills.

Time to SLO Down

May 2022
by Christina Mueller

... Hotel San Luis Obispo’s pool is at lobby level next to the S.Low bar. It makes for a fine people watching before dinner at Ox + Anchor, a classic steak house where an “Oscar-style” option loads a Kobe flat iron with Dungeness crab, asparagus, and béarnaise.

Plan a California Wine Country Vacation: Where to Stay, Sip, and Savour

May 2022
by Shaena Engle

San Luis Obispo is a great halfway point if driving to Napa from Los Angeles. The new 78-room resort is modern, bright and airy. Rooms reflect the young beachy vibe of the city.

25 California Wellness Getaways for Mother’s Day and Beyond

Apr 26, 2022
by Anna Haines

Mom will love unwinding at onsite Sol Spa, where she’ll find an indoor-outdoor relaxation lounge, salt sauna, and meditation room.

Michelin-Approved Cuisine at Ox + Anchor in San Luis Obispo

Mar 20, 2022
by Matt Kettmann

...Michelin Guide agreed, adding Ox + Anchor to its list of “New” California restaurants last year, a hint that Fancher’s steakhouse may be in the running for a coveted Michelin star down the road.

On the Road to Design

March 2022
by Zahid Sardar

Long considered a sleepy road stop halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the charming town of San Luis Obispo at the foot of the Santa Lucia Range in Central California — close to Hearst Castle — is slightly older than both those cities and is a destination unto itself. And, it appears that hoteliers Circe Sher and Paolo Petrone of Piazza Hospitality, whose Hotel Healdsburg helped to ignite a cultural renaissance in Healdsburg, thought so too.

Refundable Spring Break Packages That Families Will Love

Feb 24, 2022
by Kate Loweth

Hotels and resorts are offering some of the most flexible spring break packages for families that we’ve ever seen, so you can book now and cross your fingers that when spring break comes along you’ll be able to travel.

The Best Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, California, from Historic Missions to Kelp Foraging

Jan 20, 2022
by Jonny Bierman

Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles and San Francisco—three hours equidistant in either direction—San Luis Obispo County (SLO) offers travelers the best of two California worlds.

Take A Road Trip On California’s Legendary Highway 1 For The Ultimate Getaway!

November 2021
by Maxine Albert

Hotel San Luis Obispo, which opened in 2019, features stylish, airy rooms done in contemporary décor with pops of color, and balconies overlooking the pool. The rooftop bar, High Bar, with its beautiful views, is a local favorite.

Enjoy a History Lesson at Two Significant Stops on the Original El Camino Real

November 2021
by Darren Elms

... Hotel San Luis Obispo puts you front and center in the action of downtown. Modern and spacious with a splash of color, the comfy rooms open to balconies with lovely city and hillside views.

Three Perfect Days: Santa Barbara

Oct 29, 2021
by Justin Goldman

I’m ready for bed now, and there’s one waiting for me just on the other side of the Cuesta Grade. I glide down the hill, and before I know it I’m pulling up to the Hotel San Luis Obispo.

3 Road Trips to Independent Bookstores

Fall 2021
by Bill Fink

The rooftop bar, overlooking rolling green hills, is a nice spot to read your new purchase before a drive to nearby beaches.

New Additions: Central Coast, California Restaurants

Aug 18, 2021

Michelin Guide Inspectors spend all year on the road uncovering the best restaurants to recommend—and what they’ve found is too good to keep a secret.

23 Rooftop Bars We Can’t Get Enough of Whether It’s Summer or Winter

Aug 3, 2021
by Kelli Acciardo

Hotel San Luis Obispo is elegant and modern in design and its expansive rooftop terrace and accompanying lounge, High Bar, is the spot to watch the sun set over the surrounding Seven Sisters mountains.

What’s trending at new and renovated hotels across the globe

Jul 7, 2021
by Thérèse Harvey

Head further north along the California coast for outdoor space with boutique vibes at Hotel San Luis Obispo. Its rooftop terrace with mountain and downtown views comfortably holds groups of up to 100 people.

The Easiest No-Fuss Staycation We Didn’t Know We Needed

Mar 3, 2021
by Esther Carlstone

Once we entered the gorgeous room, we never wanted to leave. There was more than enough space for our family of 5 in the suite, everything was new and highly stylized and the beds were beyond comfortable (which is key as exhausted parents know).

Out with the Victorian, in with the Nordic

January 2021
by Eric Newill

Outdoor spaces, rooftop bars and alfresco lounges are also in demand, exemplified by California's new Hotel San Luis Obispo

Out of Office ... Sort of

January 2021
by Daliah Singer

The Hotel SLO’s Learn, Play, Explore package helps harried parents who’ve been caring for their children while working full-time find a California Coast respite.

Where to Stay

December 2020
by Shelli Wright

If you want a beautiful, comfortable and upscale stay which offers some nightlife mixed with a rock star ambience then Hotel SLO is the property for you.

Come for the Lights, Stay for the Central Coast

Nov 25, 2020
by Pati Navalta

This can be a great home-base as you drive along the coast and discover surrounding beaches...

The 2020 Wine Guide - Sunset Hotel Collection

Oct 27, 2020
by Matt Bean and Hugh Garvey

Sleepy San Luis Obispo is home to what might be the Central Coast’s coolest new hotel.

Where to Eat Now

October 2020

A contemporary spin on a classic steakhouse, Ox + Anchor sets an elegant yet approachable tone for dinner.

20 ‘SchoolCation’ Deals In California

October 2020
by Katrina Hunt

Set up operations at this San Luis Obispo boutique hotel, a block from the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa...

Stylish Hotel San Luis Obispo Elevates the Region’s Hospitality Choices

Sep 30, 2020
by Fran Endicott Miller

Luxurious, yet laid-back, the 78-room hotel provides a sophisticated home base for exploring California’s Central Coast and its many attractions, while also serving as a destination unto itself.

Road Tripping Along the California Coast Amid the Pandemic

Aug 7, 2020
by Jake Emen

... located right in the midst of the city’s historic district and shop-lined streets, and matches the colorful quirkiness of the city, though steering in the direction of contemporary refinement as opposed to kitsch.

The Magnificent Seven

Fall/Winter 2020

Of the hotel’s 78 rooms, brides should lock down the Morro Suite which boasts high ceilings, big windows with mountain views, balconies and white oak floors, all of which make a great setting for wedding-prep photos.

8 local approved secrets to planning the perfect California vacation

Jun 26, 2020
by Melanie Haiken

Downtown San Luis Obispo (or SLO, as locals call it), saw a big boost at the end of 2019 with the opening of ... Hotel San Luis Obispo

Finding Time in the Sunshine State

April-May 2020
by Kathy Chin Leong

The hotel offers airy suites and rooms that echo a soft bohemian aesthetic..

San Luis Obispo Raises the Bar

Spring 2020
by Erin Rottman

Hotel San Luis Obispo introduces an elevated level of luxury to the city...

2020 Best Trips

March-April 2020
by Kathryn Romeyn

.. things just got even better on California’s central coast with the opening of the Prim Preserve ..

In San Luis Obispo’s historic Chinatown, Hotel SLO sparks joy

Feb 21, 2020
by Jess Lander

Piazza Hospitality ... has brought their striking, cutting-edge design and cushy amenities south to another small and lovable wine country town: SLO.

5 Romantic Getaways Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Feb 6, 2020
by Allison McCarthy

Did we mention that San Luis Obispo has been named one of the happiest cities in America?

How you can get hotels to use less plastic

Jan 28, 2020
by Matt Villano

That’s when a guest services agent at Hotel SLO, a new 78-room boutique hotel in San Luis Obispo, California, blew his mind.