Traveling to SoCal from Marin for thanksgiving, my husband and I wanted to break up the long drive and stay along the Central Coast of CA. We'd never been to SLO so decided to check it out. After a quick web search using my favorite keyword (luxury), I found the Granada Hotel. Well...it did not disappoint. Located in the middle of a college town with a variety of shopping and dinning options, the hotel is in a converted old brick building. The overall hotel design is lovely and would be interesting to anyone who enjoys contemporary and traditional styling. Granada has a great, lively vibe that is suitable for young and not so young. We had a suite with a great bathroom -- the shower stall was really cool with an exposed brick wall and good water pressure. The comfortable queen bed had nice linens, and the room was made complete by having a fireplace, small but viewable flat-screen tv and plenty of space for the two of us. Super lotions and potions -- great size soap, too. Our room faced out on a slightly busy street so there was some early morning truck delivery noise but there really weren't other options since the hotel is wedged in between other buildings in the heart of the old downtown. By no means was the noise a deal killer. On second floor is a light-filled living room lounge area with an outdoor deck that had views of town and the tree-lined street below. Hosted coffee/tea available in the morning. Friendly service at check in by Kathleen and great check out service by Celia (I think) a graduate of Swiss Hospitality College. Nice bikes are available for free to bop around the town; just ask. The perfect hotel for parents wanting to scope out Cal Poly or for couples wanting to do wine tasting and visit the nearby Avila Beach. Would be a nice property for a small group wedding party, too!
- 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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