We rode the Amtrak up to SLO from Ventura, CA. Beautiful ride, along the coast. We liked the hotel but not so much our room. Unfortunately, we ordered the queen bed room with hot tub. I was thinking the hot tub was in the room and it would be a spacious bath. Instead the hot tub was outside and the queen bed room was way small. I would recommend only reserving their larger rooms. Not the building 4 rooms.
The restaurant is delicious. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch. The location is close enough to walk downtown SLO for the nightlife but you'll want to cab it back. $10.
All of the staff were very hospitable. They've got that down too! Nice place!