Embassy Suites is the only kid friendly hotel in San Luis Obispo with an indoor pool. This town has many outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and is close to the ocean as well. All of this would be great if only it didn't rain on your vacation in June! Curse you climate change! Fortunately, the shallow (3.5 to 5.5 feet deep) indoor pool and hot tub made it so our kids didn't want to leave. That, combined with other amenities such as free shirley temples and snacks made our stay very comfortable. The hotel also provides free board games in the large enclosed central atrium that made it easy to want to stay in.
The room was quiet and a good size with 2 queen beds in their own room with a view of the surrounding parking lot and shops. The bathroom and a hall with another sink divide the bedroom from the living room that has a view of an interior enclosed courtyard and is furnished with a desk, hide-a-bed sofa, chairs, TV, etc. All told, our suite could sleep 6 comfortably (assuming the hide-a-bed was comfortable). The hotel staff were all courteous and helpful. Cribs are provided if necessary. There is an excellent breakfast bar (included with the room) with everything you could possibly want. The made-to-order omelets were excellent. The kids went straight for the junk cereal (fruit loops -not allowed in our house but when on vacation.... OK). With a regression to my college days I stuffed myself and skipped lunch ;)
When we asked the concierge about kid-friendly activities he only suggested the Children’s Museum. I wish he would have suggested more options. In his defense, given that it was raining and we arrived on Friday, the activities were a tad limited. From personal experience, I enjoy Farmers Market, which happens on Thursday evenings (canceled if it is raining though). There is a great little art museum downtown as well. In addition, there are several beach towns and Montana De Oro State Park all within a 15 to 20 minute drive.
The only negative thing is that this hotel is located in the southern part of town, not within walking distance of downtown. So to get downtown where a good chunk of the action is you would have to either bike or drive. It’s a 15 minute bike ride or a 5 minute drive. There are 3 city-owned parking garages downtown so parking is not a problem unless it happens to be on a day when there is a parade, bike race, farmers market etc. Be sure to check the SLO City website for information on all the different activities that happen in this wonderful city.
I would recommend this hotel to friends and family even though it is away from downtown, especially if the weather isn’t cooperating with your plans.
Great indoor pool for the kids
Provides free kid friendly snacks, drinks, and board games
Awesome free breakfast
Free one-drink happy hour
Clean, spacious rooms
Friendly accommodating staff
Close to shopping
Can't walk to downtown
A bit pricey (around $230 a night) but I believe worth it given all that is included
This review is based on a complimentary stay at The Embassy Suites . I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view. The opinions I express are entirely my own.
We stayed here with a 3 year old and a 10 month old. This was perfect on so many levels.
1. Because it's a suite, it has a refrigerator. Key for storing half eaten jars of baby food. And, it's like a dorm fridge which my 3 year old could open. This could go either way, but in our case, it was great because he could help himself whenever he got thirsty or hungry.
2. There is a door between the bedroom and the common room which was able to block off a moderate amount of noise. Helpful for the baby's naps.
3. The free hot breakfast with cook-to-order eggs were fabulous. And, the staff there was extremely friendly and didn't mind that our 10 month old was throwing pancake bits. (we did try to pick up as much as possible once he was done)
4. The 5:30-7:30 free manager's reception with free drinks and snacks was fabulous too. One night, we brought some dinner from Ralph's (right next to the hotel) and ate it at the reception with the included drinks and snacks. Maybe we were being cheap, but it sure was convenient and easy.
5. The hotel room itself was pretty big and clean.
Other reviews have said that the walls are thin. I think it's somewhat true as we could hear it when the people above us where stomping around, but I don't think it's that different from most hotels.
Located in central San Luis Obispo, Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo is near the airport and close to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Fremont Theater, and Dallidet Adobe and Gardens. Additional points of interest include Alex G. Spanos Stadium and California Polytechnic State University.
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo's restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary cooked to order breakfast is served each morning. Guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception each day, served in the evenings. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This San Luis Obispo property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has a roundtrip airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Self parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.
195 air conditioned guestrooms at Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds come with premium bedding. All rooms include separate living rooms and desks. Accommodations include refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Also included are electronic check out and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
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