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BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“The best budget hotel I've ever stayed at.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

King size bed, full gym next door for free, easy access to highway, free wireless internet, free printing, free breakfast, super friendly staff. Just the best I've experienced, period, for under 65$. I mean come on!!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Robin E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 30, 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come see us again, and have a Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Robin Ewing
GM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

Spent the weekend here with about 30 others from our Corvette Car Club. In addition to being a nice hotel, the overall experience was excellent! From the smiling and honestly caring check in staff, to the nicely appointed rooms, to the friendly and accommodating staff throughout the weekend, this was a great place to stay! Staff was always available to answer questions about the area and were well informed. I loved the "extra" touch of one of those electronic Photo-Slide displays on the counter which had a slide show running showing the highlights of the area. Nice! We had a large group and the hotel staff were openly willing to accommodate our requests for an area to "hang out" and enjoy each other. We were a happy group and will definitely return! Hal

Room Tip: We had 17 rooms for our Car Club. Everyone was happy so I would say the rooms are all good!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Very clean, breakfast was good, the staff during breakfast was very friendly, at the lobby a little they were a little rude but still kind.
It was just difficult to find the hotel at night.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Robin E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2011
I want to thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I am truly sorry that my staff was rude. I have already talked to them in regards to this, and I can assure you it will not happen again. That sort of behavior is unacceptable. Thank you again, and I do hope that you will give us another chance to provide great service to you.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly please call 805-466-4449.

Sincerely,

Robin Ewing
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

We stayed here during Labor Day weekend to celebrate our birthdays by visiting Paso Robles wine country. Neither of us had been to this area before, and we were looking for somewhere comfortable and convenient to the Paso Robles wineries without breaking the bank on the holiday weekend (since we only booked about 2 weeks out). We were originally looking in Morro Bay and Cambria, but ultimately chose to go with Atascadero to avoid Paso Robles prices but still be close to the downtown area and the many wineries.

The Best Western Plus Colony Inn was a very pleasant surprise. It was about a 10 minute drive to downtown Paso Robles, and no more than 20 minutes from even the furthest winery out that we visited (Justin). Our room was larger than average, king sized bed, overlooked the pool, and had a couch (fold-out), flat screen tv, and refridgerator. The A/C was quite useful as it was very hot that weekend, and the room and hotel were clean, and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was great too, and much-needed with a lot of wine tasting on our agenda. Our favorite part: making our own fluffy waffles every morning!

Is this the place to stay for a romantic retreat where you can indulge in an opulent room and all sorts of crazy ammenities? No. But, for us, it was comfortable, affordable, and most importantly - convenient to everywhere we wanted to go. Dinner in Templeton, Paso Robles Wineries, day trip to Hearst Castle, restaurants and shops in downtown Paso Robles...all very close and easy to get to. What we saved on costs of our room, we were able to spend on doing things and going places....much more valuable to us overall.

If you're looking for something close to everything you'd want to see and do in the Paso area, somewhere safe, clean, and comfortable, and somewhere that won't cost an arm and a leg to stay...I'd recommend this inn to you. When we return to the area, I'm certain we'll stay here again. It's an unbeatable value for the price, and super convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the pool might be quieter, but we had no trouble with noise with the windows shut.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Robin E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I am so very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. I do hope that you will return to see us again!

Sincerely,

Robin Ewing
GM
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Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

We had an executive room for two adults and three children. It was roomy. It was clean. It was a good sleep.

Breakfast is complimentary and has a good selection.
I recommend!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adrie v
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Robin E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. I am glad it was good and clean for you. I do hope that you will return to visit us again soon!

Thank You,

Robin Ewing
General Manager
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Livermore, California
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

Stayed here for two nights while attending graduation activities in San Luis Obispo. It was a quick 20 minute drive into SLO, making it very convenient.
The room was comfortable, but had some maintainence issues. The in-room refrigerator froze the water and soda we put into it the first night. We reported that to the front desk and supposedly housekeeping looked into the problem, but water froze the second night too. Tub spout and toilet base need caulk, Internet jack didn't work, glue residue (4x6) was on the mirror from a liquid soap dispenser that had been removed. The fan speed on the room ventilation had one speed (high) and was quite loud.
Hotel staff was very pleasant and expressed concern about the problems we raised. Continental breakfast was good and well stocked. Grounds and pool were very inviting. Decor inside was nice too. We had two queen beds. One was comfortable but squeeked a lot. The other was quite hard. Plenty of pillows. Down-like comforter was a bit warm. Another (lighter) blanket option would have been nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

A friend and I stayed at this hotel, which is conveniently located off of the highway. The room was clean an quiet. The pool and hot tub were clean and fun. The breakfast was good and a nice added bonus.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn
Address: 3600 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-2554
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn is the perfect place to stay on California's Central Coast. Located in Atascadero, CA and surrounded by the special charm and excitement of Paso Robles Wine Country, BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn is the perfect location for wine tasting, bike riding, golf, visiting the historic missions, family outings, and hiking. Motorcycle enthuses enjoy traveling the spectacular coastline leading to the Pacific Ocean where you will enjoy Hearst Castle, Morro Bay Harbor and quaint seaside shops, all minutes from the newly refreshed BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn, Atascadero California. Our hotel guests enjoy a fully appointed health club, Kennedy Club Fitness Center, which includes workout equipment, basketball courts, racquet ball courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, yoga and zumba classes and more. BEST WESTERN PLUS Colony Inn welcomes you to the Central Coast for family fun, a romantic get-away, business meetings and wine tasting! Corporate, military, AAA and senior rates are always available. Visit our calendar of events for attractions and events in San Luis Obispo County such Hot El Camino Nights & Car Show, The California Mid State Fair, The Tamale Festival, Paso Robles Wine Festival and Vine Street Showcase. ... more   less 
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