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Review of The Carlton Hotel

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The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pretty luxurious ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel during a side road trip up the coast. The hotel has a great classic feeling to it and were prompt to give us our room. There is parking across the street and free wifi. Our room was very cozy and had a nice bed. My favorite part was the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom and you better believe I took a bath that night! Although it says this hotel is in Atascadero, it is an extremely close ride to a ton of wineries and Firestone Walker. We only stayed one night but would love to spend more time in this region and will definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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444 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were only in Atascadero for one night and rather than stay in a chain hotel, this place caught my eye. Am I glad it did! What a lovely and grand hotel in a convenient location. Upon check-in a tour bus had arrived just before us (an unusual event, I am told). When I noticed that my room was next to all the tourists, the front desk staff immediately switched me to another room across the hotel where it would be quieter without me even asking her to do so! I really appreciated that and the room we were given was extremely quiet and restful. We choose to stay in the balcony king, which has a view of the interior courtyard. The courtyard view was pleasant and no noise emanated from the patio -- at least not on a Sunday evening. Our room was simple, but tastefully decorated. The two best parts were the large bathroom with sanijet bathtub and large separate shower and the exquisitely comfortable bed and linens. Honestly, we really hated to leave after only one night. Parking is either in the public lot behind the hotel or across the street. We parked behind the hotel. The only thing I didn't understand was the $15 "resort fee" charged as I did not see the value in it for the customer -- it just seemed like a way to tack on an extra charge. That being said, even with the "resort fee" the room was an excellent value. We would definitely recommend this hotel and plan to return at some time in the future.

Room Tip: Balcony king with interior view is an excellent choice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Overall a exquisite hotel!! It has an old "Victorian" feel to it mixed with Hollywood at the same time! The hotel staff is super friendly and so very helpful!! Plenty of room with a view of the balcony! The beds were so comfortable and definitely high quality with pressed sheets that feel so good when you get into them! The bathroom was spotless and they even cleaned the glass shower daily! We consider it one of the best values for a hotel room from a well traveled person's POV. My brother said it was the best hotel room he ever stayed at.(:

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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95 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Staying at this hotel was quite an experience. The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable beds. The public rooms were very well decorated - full of charm and history. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed, so we had to go out for food. Maybe next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

When you are up wine tasting, biking, coming back from the coast or whatever, the Carlton is a delightful taste of long-ago elegance. Service is excellent, rooms are comfortable, if a little cramped, and there is an excellent in house restaurant and bar. Not only that....it's just up the street from Sylvester's - most excellent burgers and breakfasts!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Even in the standard room, one had the sense of "old Hollywood" with the beautiful period reproduction furniture & upscale fabrics. Well designed built-in cupboard for the coffee maker along with china cups, a very comfortable bed and a hanging tapestry added much to the ambiance. BUT, my favorite amenity was the fabulous marble tiled bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower, large vanity, pocket doors to separate toilet room, more built-in shelves for towels - it was just heavenly.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled 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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La Mirada, California
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was fortunate to enjoy yet another stay at The Carlton for several days during mid-May, and once again was reminded why I keep coming back. The staff is always very friendly and helpful with every detail. The room is very comfortable, the bed the most comfy I've ever found while traveling. Internet access (a "must" for me) is excellent (both wireless and LAN are available). Very quiet and peaceful.

Room Tip: If possible, I recommend The Carlton Suite, even if only for a day or two of your visit. Very luxur...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Carlton Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 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 one-of-a-kind hotels! ... more   less 
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