Whether you’re planning a trip to check out Cal Poly for the first time or are coming to visit a student currently enrolled, there are plenty of options for hotels near California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. On the Central Coast Explorer, we have 16 hotels near Cal Poly – most are under a mile away and within walking distance to the university and nearby housing.
Hotels Near Cal Poly SLO
Given the wide range of San Luis Obispo hotel options in the vicinity of Cal Poly, we recommend checking which amenities are included. Many of the properties here feature complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, heated outdoor swimming pools, free wifi, friendly staff, and early checkin (when available). Many of the hotels near Cal Poly are pet friendly hotels so you can bring Fido to visit your Cal Poly Student.
If you’re staying at a hotel near California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and are flying into the SLO Airport (SBP), we recommend renting a car. Public transportation in San Luis Obispo County is limited and many of the great attractions and things to do are spread out. Renting a car will best maximize your ability to get the most out of your trip to SLO.
If you’re looking for something to do other than visit the campus (or your student), you are in luck. There are plenty of great things to do all across San Luis Obispo County. The beaches here are always a great place to explore and relax – whether you go to Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, or Shell Beach, it is hard to go wrong. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous (but still on the beach) you can rent 4-wheelers at Pismo Beach / Oceano or you can hike out to Pirates Cove! There are plenty of outdoors activities in San Luis Obispo County, with incredible hiking opportunities in Montana de Oro State Park and Morro Bay State Park – make sure to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast included in many hotel deals so that you are fueled up for your adventures!
For the history lovers, there is the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which was established in 1772 as well as historic homes on Mill Street, and the iconic Fremont Theater on Monterey Street.
Want to enjoy some wine tasting on your trip to Cal Poly? There are plenty of wineries and tasting rooms in SLO. Drive just up the US 101 to Paso Robles and explore some cabs that this region is known for. SLO also features several golf courses where you can unwind and take in fantastic views out at Los Osos or Morro Bay.
If you don’t need a hotel near cal poly, expand your hotel search to include other areas of San Luis Obispo to discover the best hotels on the Central Coast for your needs. Whether it is the classic Madonna Inn or the Embassy Inn and Suites San Luis Obispo, there are plenty of options that will help you get the best value out of your trip to SLO.