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The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We've put on thousands of miles this year and this hotel, bar none, is the best we've encountered. From the quality restoration to the helpful front desk person (Katie) to the efficient and funny bartender, to the manager with whom we had a cocktail....it was a dream vacation. The history of the Carlton stands on its own. They focused on quality and used the best materials for the restoration with gold fixtures in the bath (jacuzzi!!) and solid doors and crown molding making the rooms more like the Plaza than a hotel in a small town on the coast in California. It's exactly 1/2 way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Make it a 'must do' if you're traveling in either direction. I can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I had booked a wine tour with a free pick up from Atascadero. There were a couple of other hotels in the area, but we decided to splurge and it was a good choice. The Carlton was easy to find (right off the highway), perfectly located (quiet downtown) and the service was super-friendly.

There were restaurants and other services in walking distance, but the restaurant and bakery inside the hotel pretty much had all we needed.

The exterior and lobby harken back to the early 20th century, but the interior and rooms have been upgraded to modern standards. Everything was very well taken care of and clean and all amenities were readily available.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are probably more comfortable as they don't face a street and have no di...
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I first stayed at The Carlton last May, very impressed.

Last week I again had the opportunity to stay at The Carlton. Once again, everything was perfect. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very comfortable room and amazingly comfortable bed. A great place to stay.

Also as before, the in-hotel restaurant, Brie Lauren Bistro, served several excellent meals.

Room Tip: I stayed in Rooms 312 and 325, both face the courtyard and seem to be quieter than street-facing roo...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

wonderful staff, beautiful hotel and comfortable beds... 5 stars.....

I was greated very polightly by Travis at the front desk. having missed happy hour I was directed to various other locations to grab some wine and appetizers. all was in walking distance which is always a plus. Upon returning had wine at the bar, a great crowd of people and great conversation. the best part was the bed, sooooo comfortable. Return customer

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had a one night stay in August. This property and it’s staff were phenomenal. Our experience started with a price match, then perfect driving directions knowing that the area had some road construction.
The next day I had forgotten my laptop and they made sure I was contacted.
The beds were super comfy and jet-tub awesome!! Although, the TV’s could use some upgrading :-) I would stay here and recommend this place to everyone.
I call this a Fairmont quality hotel w/out the funny uniforms ;-).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed at the Carlton for 3 nights the first of August 2012. Beautiful hotel, over the top friendly staff, and the most comfortable beds! The restaurant's Happy Hour was perfect, and dinner at Colby Jack's was good. Also enjoyed the jetted bathtub. Would definitely recommend. Only 10 minutes from downtown Paso and wine country.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Beautifully restored and maintained old-style hotel in heart of Atascadero. Very polite employees. Our room was wonderful - nicely furnished with lots of amenities and a classy bathroom. Near lots of wineries. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Carlton Hotel

Address: 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4210
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Atascadero
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Price Range: $112 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Carlton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our boutique, one-of-a-kind hotel is conveniently located in the Atascadero Arts District in the heart of San Luis Obispo County- sandy beaches, wine country and the historic downtown are all just a short drive (or stroll) away. We boast a locally sourced, artisanal Bakery & Cafe that is open daily. We are also a member of STASH Hotel rewards- a one-of-a-kind rewards program for ... more   less 
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