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La Quinta Inn in San Luis Obispo Downtown Review and Dinner at 1865 Craft House

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Under: Hotel
We did a staycation at La Quinta in Downtown San Luis Obispo about a year after the pandemic started.

It was a short 17 hour staycation. Our main motivated was we wanted to be able to use our 1865 Craft House & Kitchen gift card that we've been hoarding and since it's located right next door from the La Quinta Inn in Downtown San Luis Obispo, we decided to have a relaxing tourist experience as locals as well. Since traveling far was not advised during the pandemic, we opted for staycations instead and my family really enjoyed this nice relaxing Sunday dinner and relaxation afterwards. 

Dinner at 1865 Craft House, Next to La Quinta Inn San Luis Obispo Downtown

Here are pictures of the food that we ordered from the 1865 Craft House & Kitchen Restaurant below. They seated us outside and our table had a fire pit. We had dined at 1865 Craft House before so we knew to expect creative drinks and delicious food with excellent service. They have a lot of patio space and indoor space. I ordered the salmon, shared the wings and enjoyed one of their pretty cocktails. My kids enjoyed the mac and cheese and a side of sweet potato fries.
risotto with salmon from 1865 Craft House & Kitchen
picture of wings appetizer from 1865 Craft House
picture of Mac and cheese from the kid's food menu from 1865 Craft House
sweet potato fries picture

The service was great and the food came out fast. The food quality was top notch and the kids enjoyed their selection from the kid's menu!

One Night Stay at La Quinta Inn San Luis Obispo

After we had a nice dinner at 1865 Craft House & Kitchen, we walked back to our hotel.

It was too cold to dip into the pool but my sons and I still took the elevator up to the 4th floor to check it out and look at the view. It's so awesome. I really didn't expect a rooftop like this at a La Quinta. 

In the morning, they had grab and go breakfast bags for free for guests so we grabbed a couple and enjoyed some local Edna pastries, breakfast bars, orange juice and water. They charged me $10 for parking, which is fair and I didn't need to put any ticket on the dashboard so that saved me a trip back-and-forth because normally, I'd do this after checking in at a hotel to make sure no one would tow it.

One thing I want to note is that every room has a mini-fridge but the mini-fridge is located inside of the closest, not the cabinet. I thought that was strange but maybe it's for sanitary reasons! I had a hard time finding it at first.

One complaint: Even though check-in time was 3pm, when we arrived there at 3pm, our room was still not ready and we had to wait another hour. We booked a deluxe double queen, which has a balcony so there were only certain rooms with that feature. I thought that was a real bummer to have to wait but they said they were so busy the night before. In retrospect, I think they should have just upgraded me to an available suite so I didn't have to wait. Anyway, they gave me a coupon for 2 free cocktails or appetizer for the restaurant next door, which we had planned on dining at anyway. I'm not sure if they gave every guest this 1865 Craft House & Kitchen coupon or only if they are trying to step up their customer service when needed.

All and all, I would definitely return here and recommend my friends.

Note: This staycation was not sponsored in anyway and they did not know that I am a blogger. Therefore, like 95% of my content here my website, this review is not biased.

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Tags: romantic staycation in slo  la quinta downtown san luis obispo review  staycation in slo  downtown san luis obispo hotel 

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