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The Kinney SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Boutique Hotel in California

What You Get

View local health guidelines for travel here

  • Stay for two in a campus king room, campus queen room, or campus double-queen room
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a campus double-queen room

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Hotel at a Glance: The Kinney SLO

Situated about a mile from Cal Poly, this new boutique hotel takes a more grown-up approach to the dorm aesthetic. In its Campus guest rooms, posters are eschewed in favor of gallery walls of framed photographs. Downstairs in the barcade, guests sip wine and craft beer from California’s Central Coast rather than tipping party cups back.

  • Onsite restaurant Leroy’s, whose specialties include smoked-bacon IPA Mac n’ Cheese
  • In-room amenities: a mini fridge and Starbucks coffee, plus complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Best way to relax: The outdoor heated pool and is open all year.
  • Game time with options such as Scrabble, Connect Four, and skee-ball, available at Leroy’s
  • Distance from downtown SLO: about a mile

San Luis Obispo, California: Historic City Close to Hiking and the Pacific Coast

Founded in 1772 as a mission community, San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest towns in California. Nicknamed “SLO,” its centerpiece is Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, which was the original mission of the city. The mission has been completely restored since, and it now houses a museum. Nearby, you can wander through posh boutique shops and dine at upscale restaurants. One of the town’s quirkiest—and grossest—attractions is Bubble Gum Alley, where locals and visitors have been sticking their chewed gum since about 1960. Over the years, the ritual has created a mosaic-like public artwork that’s at once beautiful and grotesque.

San Luis Obispo is almost perpetually sunny, with more than 300 rain-free days every year. The city is bisected by a string of hills known as the Nine Sisters, and six of these are open for climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. With the Pacific coastline and beaches 10 miles away, many visitors flock to the area to go windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, and kiteboarding. Also nearby is the resort town of Avila Beach, famous for its hot mineral springs.

Other Details

Room Details

Campus King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Campus Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Campus Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Year-round outdoor heated pool
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Fitness center

The Fine Print

  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

The Kinney SLO

Outdoor & Camping Trip, Beach Vacation

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: San Luis Obispo County Regional (SBP; 4 mi) and Fresno Yosemite International (FAT; 143 mi)
  • Distance from Fresno, CA: 137 miles

Customer Reviews

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26 ratings7 reviews4 photos
1 day ago
Cleanliness and great service. Close to everything
1 ratings1 reviews
6 days ago
It was 2 queens.... But we are repeat customers who love the location, the staff and the food - when it was opened . I do feel there resort fee and daily charges should be reduced as this Covid pandemic is continuing with no restaurant nor bat available.
7 ratings1 reviews
July 14, 2020
Great hotel. The one thing I didn’t like was the bath tub had rust. Thanks
23 ratings22 reviews
July 13, 2020
Everything was great! It was clean and modern. We needed an iron and the guy at the front desk brought it over. With things the way they are, housekeeping didn’t go in but that’s ok since we didn’t stay long. My husband would like to return again.
3 ratings2 reviews
June 10, 2020
We had 2 beds actually.
1 ratings1 reviews
June 8, 2020
Brand new and clean, friendly staffs
1 ratings1 reviews
June 8, 2020
Wonderful hotel! I can’t wait to come back and try the pool when we’re not in the middle of a pandemic.
2 ratings1 reviews
September 4, 2020
Such a great experience and comfortable stay! Will definitely be back ! We loved the decor was so cute ! We were so bummed that we didn’t get to enjoy the amenities due to the covid-19 restrictions ! Can’t wait to come back !
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