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“Amazing boutique hotel!!” 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
1 review
“Amazing boutique hotel!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This beautiful boutique hotel is just what SLO needed!! This was our second stay and we are in LOVE! There is a sophisticated, sexy and fun vibe. The decor has an eclectic, Spanish flare with exposed brick throughout. The rooms are beautiful, quiet and very comfortable. The bistro has amazing food and wine! As a guest, you must order the "Granada" cheese platter with wine and enjoy upstairs in the private guest lounge. The lounge has a great fireplace and is equipped with games for guests to play. There are bikes available to ride around town and even take wine tasting! We were highly impressed and will definitely be visiting again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Granada Hotel truly makes you feel like you are staying somewhere special. Its style is unlike anything else in San Luis Obispo, with a cozy, European feel. The rooms are filled with the best amenities, amazing beds, and the hotel is in the heart of downtown---right where you want to be. Our first night, we had dinner at the restaurant, which was a real treat. The bartender also makes some great drinks that you can't find anywhere else. If you are looking to plan a special night or weekend, stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Granada Bistro is my go-to for drinks and meetings in town and I never regret it. I receive excellent treatment, quick service and a very enjoyable staff. I continue to introduce an amazing line of drinks to my friends making new Granada regulars each time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Granada Hotel & Bistro was much more that we expected. My partner and I were looking to get away for a long weekend and had heard from a friend that the hotel was a great place to stay. The hotel was wonderful! The staff was amazing and the rooms were furnished beautifully. The restaurant is a great space, very cool environment. We had dinner one night there and it's definitely a popular place with the locals. Great wine list. Brunch on Sunday was also very good.
The restaurant is centrally located to shopping, the Farmers Market held on Thursdays and tons of restaurants. The hotel also offers bikes for its guests. We took the bikes out and visited 3 wineries a couple of miles away from the hotel.
Looking forward to our next trip to SLO and staying at the Granada!!
Richard G. & Rick B.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My boyfriend surprised me with an overnight trip to San Luis Obispo for my birthday. He made all of the arrangements and I didn't know what to expect. Upon arriving at The Granada Inn, I was immediately impressed. It was one block off of the main street in town, Higuera Street, and it has off-street parking which was very convenient considering the metered parking in the downtown area. We also noticed the bikes that you can use to ride to wineries or just to cruise around town. We parked the car and walked up to the front. The hotel itself isn't clearly marked, but the bistro next door made it clear that we were in the right spot. I kinda liked that it was a little bit hidden. We didn't eat at the bistro, but it looked like it had great ambiance and I've heard that it has good food. We checked into our room and loved it. Exposed brick wall, fireplace, nice fluffy bed, robes, cool toiletries, and funky decor. Distressed metal wardrobe and side tables added a very cool look. The bathroom looked brand new and was very clean. The shower was incredible. I just LOVED our room. I made a last minute appointment for a deep tissue massage and they were able to find an awesome massage therapist to see me the next morning. The massage room was right next to our room which made it very convenient. My massage was heavenly - I highly recommend Joleen. Everything at the Granada Inn was great - helpful staff, clean rooms, and excellent location. We are looking forward to staying there again in the future!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Granada Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel that surpasses all other hotels in this area. The rooms are small but very well appointed. The detailing is superb. They spared no expense. There is a private lounge/dining area with fireplace, games on the second floor. The customer service was excellent in the hotel and we had parking in the back and super cool bikes for riding.
Our restaurant experience was more like 3 stars. We ate there three times in two days on our romantic getaway. The servers were the buzz kill to this place. It kind of killed it for us. The food was good. Our clams were super fishy. Our candle was out at the table for dinner and our servers response was that the oil must have run out and walked away instead of replacing our candle. We had to get up and get another candle for our table. There were several odd interactions with two of our servers. The wine selection and mixed drinks were excellent and the ambiance and decor are excellent. If ever in the area again this will be out go to place. My hopes is that the inattentive servers smile and engage a bit more.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville, California
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7 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Was not expecting to find a great restaurant life this in SLO. Food was excellent, service was great. Cocktails were expensive but the ambiance is very nice. I would go there again and would recommend Granada to my friends.




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Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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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*
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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