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Granada Hotel and Bistro
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This review is for the Hotel. First, let me say that the staff is great. They are friendly, helpful and caring. I was a late check in and called ahead. The woman at the front desk was great, she sent me an email with instructions on what to do. We also got a call from them while on the way over there with further instruction and to make sure that we understood what to do. Once there everything was crystal clear an easy we got ourselves checked in and there were handwritten instructions which was a nice touch and really made it feel like a boutique hotel. The room is VERY ROMANTIC almost every light has a dimmer even in the shower which of course in the bedroom! The decor is also very romantic. I have read a lot of reviews complaining about the size of the room but as long as your not going to stay the week its perfectly fine.
I would stay again and highly recommend this hotel for a romantic weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We recently were booked for an evening stay in San Luis Obispo at the Granada Hotel by a business partner. Since you never know what to expect, we didn't have super high expectations. However, we were really very pleased with Room No. 3. It had a very intimate courtyard shared with the next room with a gas-fed fire feature and a couple small tables and chairs, and a small but ample view of the sky.

Coffee was readily available in the morning just around the corner, and there was a fabulous deak above the bistro where you can set inside or out for some relaxation. What a cool spot. It didn't hurt that the Apple store is directly across the street. The only drawback we had was that there is no breakfast in the bistro in the morning.

We had to leave and go to the adacious Madonna Inn... whew. Lordy, that is a mess unless you love pink and gaudy decor. The food was good quality, and their service was very good, but the interior decor is dismal. They just keep sticking more plastic flowers and grapes on top of others. It was worth seeing just to bring you to your senses:-)

Room Tip: Room 3 was at the top of the stairs so no one was above us. Relatively quiet. Nice. AC ran all night...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Granada was an excellent getaway for a romantic weekend in SLO. Though the rooms are small, they are beautifully decorated with romantic lighting---including a chandelier in our wonderful bathroom. There was a marble vanity with storage shelves beneath and a lovely steam shower. The restaurant served a "siesta" menu in the afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The wine menu has terrific, wry descriptions of all the wines. A pleasure just to read!
The coffee served in the morning is excellent, but it's only a few steps away to Starbucks or Peet's if you sleep so late that you miss it! The beds are so luxuriously comfortable, you may want to stay in all day.

Room Tip: Room 1 has a fireplace, settee, and a bathroom with steam shower.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

A very enjoyable stay that began with a warm greeting from Christina at the front desk. Each room appears to be uniquely and beautifully furnished. Located in the center of town allowed us to take brief rest stops in our room while exploring the downtown area. The room is so nice that we don't mind just spending time in the room reading and sharing fruits from the farmers market.
Only a complimentary wall street journal was missing from the hospitality.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dor1956
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Granada is an amazing gem of a find. It's recently re-done with amazing detail. I live locally and stayed with my wife for a night away...such a good idea. It's got a good location right in the center of downtown. I feel like all of the room options are good...we stayed in one that had a balcony over the street and it was nice sitting out there enjoying breakfast in the morning. Other rooms have interesting patios and design features too. The bistro is equally as amazing. We had good food and also enjoyed sipping on drinks sitting on the upper patio. Service from the bistro and the hotel staff was great. This place is really special and I'm glad it exists.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Where do I start? I love this place, the rooms are tiny but really well done. Everything is great quality here, luxury linens a bed to sink in to. The public space is so serene and the attention to detail in the furnishings and fixtures was wonderful. The restaurant is excellent too, oh and the coffee is the best coffee I've ever tasted and is free in the morning. Can't think of anywhere else I would rather be than drinking coffee on that terrace.

Room Tip: Upstairs in the back of the hotel was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

A small hotel downtown, so discreet you can miss it. Small but very well fitted rooms make me think of Paris. Quiet on the backside and well tended by housekeeping. A bit more noise on the front given the restaurant in the front court. Fine front desk, parking in the rear (no extra cost) in a wonderful city with Cal Poly adding its student vibe. Did not eat here as I prefer both venturing out in a place with so many possibilities...and staying solvent.

Room Tip: Rear for quiet
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Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Granada Hotel and Bistro

Address: 1126 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3604
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: $247 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Granada Hotel and Bistro 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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