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The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2013

My daughters and I stayed at the Carlton on our way down to Southern California. We were all thoroughly impressed by this lovely hotel - the beautiful spacious room, the bed, and particularly the large well appointed bathroom. The staff went our of their way to make us feel comfortable. The manager mentioned that we should stop on Highway 1 to see the seals at Piedras Blancas, an excellent suggestion that turned out to be a highlight of our trip. The price of our room was so reasonable and breakfast was even included. We will definitely be back.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We've stayed at the Carlton before...and returned. Been a few yers but it is still a perfect choice - actually even better than we recalled. Great rooms - well appointed and quite large for what feels more like a boutique hotel.

While you'll probably spend more time in Paso, the wineries or even the coast, the Carlton is well located and a great choice.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

If you're looking for a great place to stay while touring the wineries of Paso Robles, this is a fabulous hotel. It's ten miles from Paso, but it's so reasonable and the accomodations are fantastic. Big, well appointed room, with luxury bedding, and very quiet. I couldn't say more great things about it. For the price, it's well worth the 10 miles to drive. The staff are very accommodating and the atmosphere is so quaint and well kept. A definite must for a quick get-away from Los Angeles or surrounding areas without breaking the budget.

Room Tip: Love this hotel. Didn't get the 2nd bathrobe we requested, but it wasn't that important. E...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Having been to Paso Robles 4 times in the last 3 months, we have had the opportunity to sample a few hotels, and the Carlton is the winner in our price range (the ~$200 per night set). It is an historic hotel that has been redone to a very modern high standard. The beds and linens are absolutely amazing (4 seasons level in my book). The staff is very helpful, and the restaurant is quite good. Downtown Paso Robles is about 15 minutes away by car, but you dont have to drive because the hotel is located in the historic Colony district of Atascadero, which has walkable restaurants and shops. What many first time visitors to Paso Robles don't realize is that most Paso Robles hotels are acutally along the 101 freeway with nothing to walk to. Granted, Downtown Paso Robles is only 5-10 minutes, but you always have to drive.

Room Tip: I recommend the courtyard King...zero street noise.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jarettms
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We recently stayed at the Carlton Hotel while visiting the wineries in Paso Robles (less than 10 minutes away). The price caught our eye but the bed was the real treasure. I don't think I have ever had a night's sleep like that, it was a slice of heaven! The hotel also provides a complimentary breakfast -- anything off the menu in the restaurant downstairs which was delicious and plentiful. The hotel has been recently remodeled and the rooms are spacious and modern with nice touches. The staff was really helpful too, with suggestions for wine tours and then shippers to help with our winery purchases. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at The Carlton. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Our room was large, nicely decorated and comfortable . The staff was professional and friendly. We enjoyed our breakfasts in Colby Jacks restaurant . The hotel is easily accessed from the freeway and is convenient to the many wineries in Paso Robles. Overall a pleasant experience.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here to break up the drive from Monterey to San Diego, and the reviews were right - this really is a gem! There is absolutely nothing to do in Atascadero, so that's a downside, but if you're just passing through and want somewhere comfortable to stay, this is a fantastic spot. The rooms are extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was amazing. It had a big separate bathtub with jets :) There are keurig coffee makers in the rooms and it was just a very comfortable room overall.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erin C
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Address: 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4210
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Atascadero
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Price Range: £96 - £235 (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 ow a member of STASH Hotel rewards- a one-of-a-kind rewards program for ... more   less 
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