Our hotel is close to Cal Poly—locally known just as Cal Poly. This four year, nationally ranked university has a learning by doing approach. Students are encouraged to rely on both theory and practice to solve problems across six colleges and a large undergraduate population. San Luis Obispo itself has around 45,000 residents, and during the school year the population swells with students.
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly now has one of the largest campus’ in the United States, which include two main campuses, agricultural lands, a ranch, and land in Santa Cruz County. With the university’s focus on learning by doing, a huge variety of courses are available, and the results can be purchased at the university store. Pick up student-made chocolate or honey!