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“Destined for greatness” 5 of 5 stars
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Granada Hotel and Bistro
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1126 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401   |  
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San luis obispo, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Destined for greatness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This brand new hotel is the only Hotel in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. 17 distinct rooms with a very cool decor and vibe make this a special place. Throw in some amazing food and drink in the adjoining restaurant and the recipe for success is there.

Location couldn't be better and the parking lot in the rear of the hotel makes things easy. The 2nd floor patio is a perfect place for a sundowner.

Rooms were very quiet which was a potential concern due to its downtown location...couldn't hear any outside noise though.

Restaurant was delicious and innovative with a very positive and helpful staff.

The place has a definite cool vibe to it and reminds me of a boutique hotel one would find in Europe or Cape Town.

A definite must see!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I would rate this charming downtown hotel a 5 if this wasn't their first week of opening. There are still a few finishing touches that need to be added such as art work on the walls and learning the computer system, but finally a place to stay in the heart of SLO town! The location is on the quiet street inbetween the bustling streets of Higuera and Marsh with easy access to shopping,dining,hiking, and wineries. Free parking is located on the premises and They even have Cruiser bikes to use during your stay. There is a great upper deck patio to read, plan your day, or order a bottle of wine along with lunch to be delivered while you people watch.
While there are many great restaurants close by, you would be missing out if you didn't dine in the Granada Bistro. The " farm to fork" mentality is present throughout the menu and the local pride is evident in every bite!
Make sure you ask the staff about the history of the building and the dream brought to life by friends. The were able to keep the "bones" of the building while reinventing the future of a timeless space.

Room Tip: Chose a room with a fireplace for extra coziness as nights in SLO can be on the cool side.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Thank you Granada! The grounds are gorgeous and the food was delish. The upstairs lounge was our favorite. I did not expect this much for the price of the room. About 200 bucks. The central downtown location was awesome and made our day trips so easy. We got the big city feel in SLO without the hassle of the college crowd. Can't wait to come back.....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Granada Hotel and Bistro

Address: 1126 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Granada Hotel and Bistro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique hotel and restaurant serving farm-to-table dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. The hotel includes 17 rooms: 3 Classic, 10 Deluxe, and 4 Suites with balconies. The design exposes the raw elements of the original 1920's building. Each well-appointed room features original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, antique Persian rugs, original artwork and the finest textiles. They are 100% non-smoking and offer air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen TVs, and bath products by C&O Bigelow and Kiki de Montoarnasse. Also included in the rate is a complimentary Linus Bikes for touring the area. Granada is situated in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, making it easy for guests to enjoy a wide range of activities including wine tasting, hiking through the lush countryside, a day at the beach, golfing, or strolling downtown shops and restaurants. The world famous Farmers Market is located one block from the hotel, and is held every Thursday night. Oprah Winfrey and National Geographic recently named this ‘the happiest city in America’. ... more   less 
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