Bottom line – I would never stay in a room here unless it was an upstairs suite. The hotel is a “5”; my room was a “1”. Overall – I give it a “1” for the deception of renting out a room at these prices that are just not functional.
The Granada Hotel itself is a welcome change to the boring hotels at the end of Monterey St or over by the Madonna Inn. However – you really need to watch out for the room size/location before confirming reservations. We were in # 16 (a “classic”) on the bottom floor facing the parking lot. The room #17, I presume would be equally as bad.
• Excellent location
• Trendy/contemporary accommodations
• Comfortable bed
• Great shower (except it is in the bedroom)
• Friendly/helpful staff
• When the management/staff say “boutique” they mean the rooms are small – not necessarily that the hotel is small
• Hard to find – the sign out from is a work of art – but you don’t really see it because it blends in with the wall
• The parking…you’ve got to be kidding. The ally way to the parking can hardly accommodate anything bigger than a Honda Civic. It’s just that people who drive a Civic cannot afford to stay here.
• We stayed in a “classic” room. The size is really not acceptable for more than a single person. The glass case is supposed to be an amour. It just did not work. No place to put suit cases, no closets, no drawers – you’re living out of your suit case which is laying on the floor. You have to rearrange luggage to take a shower (the shower & bathroom vanity are part of the bedroom). There is no bathroom – just a water closet for the toilet. The bathroom sink (well vanity sink as there is no bathroom) is like a tiny wet bar (totally unacceptable at these prices).
• The weather in SLO is beautiful – but you can’t open the window. It is a very cool industrial/contemporary look – but if you open the window – anyone in the parking lot could just climb in. It would be very simple to just put a restricting arm on the window to allow it to only open a few inches.
- 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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