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La Cuesta InnThis past weekend, my husband and I went up to San Luis Obispo for my ShareSLO Ambassador Contest Interview. Being that we needed a room on somewhat short notice, we decided to look into what hotels we should stay at. La Cuesta Inn was at the top of my list. We have stayed there three or four times before and have been very satisfied with our experience. If you are looking to be close to downtown, it is in a great location (right at the northernmost point of Monterey near the freeway entrance). There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance including Pappy McGregor’s Irish Pub, Apple Farm, Splash Café, Pepe Delgado’s, Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs, Steynberg Coffee & Tea and of course, Cal Poly. Those are just the ones within about a quarter mile! It also has a stop for the SLO trolley right across the street which runs downtown constantly and is only 50 cents! Downtown Higuera Street (the main drag of shops and restaurants) is only about 2 miles away.

OK- so location is great…Check!

Next is affordability and amenities. La Cuesta Inn is very reasonably priced for the quality of the hotel. We stayed on a Saturday night (during non-peak time) for $120 with taxes. It is an older building, but has recently been renovated and has nice upgrades such as granite counter tops in the bathrooms and flat screen TVs. They also have DVD players in the room with a TON of DVDs available to rent in the lobby for free. My hubby and I ended our night on the town on Saturday by cuddling up to “He’s Just Not That Into You.” It was a lovely way to end our day! I didn’t eat at the continental breakfast because we were headed to Big Sky Cafe, but I saw that they had the standard cereal, bagels, fruit, and yogurt, etc.

Service – I was very pleased with the service I received during my stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodated my request for early check in. I was also upgraded to a deluxe king room overlooking the pool with a nice patio, which was very cool. They also were willing to give me recommendations on where to eat and what to do while I was in town. The other thing I love, is that you get a cute little rubber ducky in your room every time you stay. It’s the little things people! I now have a small flock of ducks in my bathroom at home reminding me of the memories I had while on vacation. The cookies in the lobby are also a nice touch!

I definitely recommend this hotel for people looking for great convenience, good value and excellent service! I will be back. See you next time!

Please see below for some of the photos I took during our stay. Thanks for reading!




day-25-voting-square---LAST-DAYToday is Day 25 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Here we are folks! The home stretch of the 25 day voting period and the final day of the 25 Days of SLO. I hope all of you enjoyed learning a little bit more about what San Luis has to offer. It was very fun for me take you on this adventure with me! My mom was asking me if I would have enough activities to fill 25 whole days of activities. I told her, “Of course, Mom! I could go for 365 days easily!” And that is the truth, because there really is so much to do in SLO, and there is something for everybody.

SO as we close the chapter on this fun adventure, I hope to continue the fun as the ShareSLO Ambassador. Should I be chosen, I will be back for much, much more!

Thank you all so much for your support over this last month. I very much appreciate it! The support has been overwhelming, surprising, and touching to be quite honest. I have such a wonderful group of friends and family and couldn’t ask for anything more. You are the best!

Go Team LEESH! 🙂

Voting ends tonight at 5pm, so make sure to vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador! Thanks!

Cal Poly FootballToday is Day 23 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

There is ONLY 3 more days left people!!

Today, we are going to show some school spirit for my alma mater, Cal Poly!

Cal Poly is known for its hands-on teaching style and is home to fantastic engineering and agriculture programs. But Cal Poly is more than just an amazing place to be educated, it is home to some awesome sports teams!

Tonight will be an exciting game. The men’s basketball team takes on our (somewhat) rivals, UC Santa Barbara at 7pm! All the details can be found here. :) Make sure to keep posted on all the different sports throughout the season here.

No matter what your preference, Cal Poly sports is an exciting, cheap date night! Don’t forget to wear your green! Go Mustangs!

Stay tuned to continue on this digital adventure with me during the #25DaysofSLO and vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador!

Valentine's Day at Ciopinot!Today is Day 21 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today also happens to be Valentine’s Day!  So if you have a special someone (or even if you don’t) I highly suggest that you take a girlfriend or best bud out to Ciopinot. Ciopinot has a special place in my heart. I have shared many happy occasions there over the years including birthdays, graduations and even went there after my (now) husband proposed to celebrate our engagement!

Ciopinot is not only an awesome spot, with great ambiance, spectacular food and world class service, it has some of the friendliest people around! Leonard, the owner, is always at the front, greeting you with a smile. My other favorite thing about Ciopinot is if you bring a local bottle of wine, there is no corkage fee! They also have an extensive selection of wines from around the world and spectacular cocktails. And if oysters are your thing, they have a fresh oyster bar as well!

If you want to know my favorite thing to order.. it’s the crab cakes, followed by the Greek Calamari and Scallops with the mashed potatoes and topped off with the butterfinger ice cream pie! My mouth is watering right now thinking about it. But you have to go to see for you self! Let me know how it goes for you 🙂 Here is link to their website for the full menu!

Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day!!

Stay tuned to continue on this digital adventure with me during the #25DaysofSLO and vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador!

day-20-voting-square--SLO-marathon Today is Day 20 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today is the day we get serious about training for the SLO Marathon and Half Marathon. Last year, I ran in the inaugural race completing my second ever half marathon. It was an amazing race, with perfect weather conditions (cool and misty, but not too cold) as well as the best scenery to match. If you think shopping downtown is cool, try running down Higuera st. with thousands of your closest running buddies right past your favorite restaurants and shops. Then you weave your way in and out of the vineyards through Edna Valley and end up right at the historical Madonna Inn for some after party shenanigans.

If you are a runner, or feel like you want to be, they have a 5k, a half marathon and a full marathon that is amazing. And new this year there is a kids race as well. For more information and to register click here.

So dust of your running shoes, it is time to train to be ready for April 7th!! It is going to be great! I will be there sporting my new shoes! 🙂

Stay tuned to continue on this digital adventure with me during the #25DaysofSLO and vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador!

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