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Kaleidoscope Inn

130 E Dana St, Nipomo, CA 93444
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent the evening of August 20, 2015 at the Kaleidoscope Inn & Garden. The host was very pleasant and helpful upon our arrival. The morning cook was a bit overwhelmed with a full house and a reporter doing a review of the facility. He made a very nice breakfast, although he was tremendously distracted by the full house and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was worried when I first read the reviews on trip advisor, but it was to late to cancel my reservation. According, to B&B.com i would loose 50% of my money. My husband & I figured it cannot be any worst than some of the hotel we have stayed. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations this is not... More 

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Concord, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I would not recommend this place. I have never stayed at a B&B before and I was really excited about trying one. I hope that this place is not the norm for B&Bs. I was in the area for a girls weekend with my best friend and we were sharing the “Lovers Nest” room. There were a number of issues... More 

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Colorado
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Bad food, dirty kitchen, rude innkeepers. I wanted a quiet get away. I only got a quiet empty shadow of a magnificent historic building. The ground were overgrown, the kitchen reeked of mold, bleach, and something rotten. The quaint cottages had leaky roofs.....don't go there.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Kaleidoscope Inn apparently is the site of many weddings. We thought that this would make it a safe place for a stopover in Nipomo, where we stayed to be somewhat near The Hitching Post in Casmalia. To be fair, the house was once probably a fine one, but everything about it now seems tired, from the furnishings and decor... More 

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I had stayed several times at the inn before we were married. I always loved the rooms and the gardens were so beautiful. It just seemed like a perfect place to get married. At the last minute we decided to have a formal wedding. I had checked prices at wineries and they seemed over priced to me... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The house and grounds have great character - a beautiful place for a wedding. My wife and I love the carriage room. The cottage room was much smaller, smelled mildewy, and didn't appeal to us - with stone walls and a very low ceiling. Some of the bedrooms require going down the hall to their designated bathrooms. The breakfast was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed just for one night on a drive from SF - LA. After a small hiccup with our booking (we booked via a third party rather than directly with Kaleidoscope) that was readily cleared by Kevin's superb communication, my partner and I had a lovely stay in this gorgeous old Victorian style home. We were welcomed at the door... More 

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Nipomo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Our son's wedding here in the garden was a nightmare. Kevin and Carolayne were rude and not attentive to the property at all. The whole area is in a state of disrepair. When we arrived to set up for the wedding and reception, there were maggots all over the area where the buffet was to be set up later that... More 

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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Cottage for two nights, in order to attend a wedding in Santa Maria. Kevin was extremely accommodating, leaving a key for us and texting me the key code, as we got in around 3 in the morning, following a flight from Hawaii and a three hour drive from San Jose. Unfortunately, that's as... More 

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