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“Chic Hotel on the Central Coast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Granada Hotel and Bistro

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Granada Hotel and Bistro
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San Anselmo, California
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76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Chic Hotel on the Central Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Traveling to SoCal from Marin for thanksgiving, my husband and I wanted to break up the long drive and stay along the Central Coast of CA. We'd never been to SLO so decided to check it out. After a quick web search using my favorite keyword (luxury), I found the Granada Hotel. Well...it did not disappoint. Located in the middle of a college town with a variety of shopping and dinning options, the hotel is in a converted old brick building. The overall hotel design is lovely and would be interesting to anyone who enjoys contemporary and traditional styling. Granada has a great, lively vibe that is suitable for young and not so young. We had a suite with a great bathroom -- the shower stall was really cool with an exposed brick wall and good water pressure. The comfortable queen bed had nice linens, and the room was made complete by having a fireplace, small but viewable flat-screen tv and plenty of space for the two of us. Super lotions and potions -- great size soap, too. Our room faced out on a slightly busy street so there was some early morning truck delivery noise but there really weren't other options since the hotel is wedged in between other buildings in the heart of the old downtown. By no means was the noise a deal killer. On second floor is a light-filled living room lounge area with an outdoor deck that had views of town and the tree-lined street below. Hosted coffee/tea available in the morning. Friendly service at check in by Kathleen and great check out service by Celia (I think) a graduate of Swiss Hospitality College. Nice bikes are available for free to bop around the town; just ask. The perfect hotel for parents wanting to scope out Cal Poly or for couples wanting to do wine tasting and visit the nearby Avila Beach. Would be a nice property for a small group wedding party, too!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Osos, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

The Granada, fondly referred to by locals as the G-Spot, is a sultry and seductive boutique hotel that brings the a taste of international culture and cuisine to the Central Coast. It's my favorite after-work-drink-spot as the ambiance transports me from my daily responsibilities to another more exotic space and time. Or maybe its the wine. Either way, The Granada gives me the unique experience of feeling simultaneously on vacation in a swanky European town and while being very comfortably settled at home. Eric always has a new Malbec or Tempranillo for me to try with my favorite cheese platter. The staff is consistently pleasant, efficient, and clearly trained to pay attention to details. I'm always pleased to acquaint my out-of-town guests with one of San Luis Obispo's gems.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 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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Thank Suzanne C
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Pullman, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Had a wonderful stay at the granada; the location is suberp..walking distance to all of the good stuff in SLO e.g., the mission, movies, shopping and restaurants. We didn't eat at the bistro downstairs but enjoyed the bistro's delicious appetizers and drinks in the common upstairs lovely sitting room, which has an outside patio, a cool fireplace and a great atmosphere.The bistro provides a great scene and the food I am sure is as the delicious as the starters. The rooms are on the small side but the cool decor and excellent bedding makes up for a lot. Very nicely decorated with a european feel.The hotel provides bikes free of charge, which is a great way to cruise the area, staff is friendly and nice and overall the stay was great!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 79patricia
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

This beautiful boutique hotel is just what SLO needed!! This was our second stay and we are in LOVE! There is a sophisticated, sexy and fun vibe. The decor has an eclectic, Spanish flare with exposed brick throughout. The rooms are beautiful, quiet and very comfortable. The bistro has amazing food and wine! As a guest, you must order the "Granada" cheese platter with wine and enjoy upstairs in the private guest lounge. The lounge has a great fireplace and is equipped with games for guests to play. There are bikes available to ride around town and even take wine tasting! We were highly impressed and will definitely be visiting again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kbsmith12
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San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Granada Hotel truly makes you feel like you are staying somewhere special. Its style is unlike anything else in San Luis Obispo, with a cozy, European feel. The rooms are filled with the best amenities, amazing beds, and the hotel is in the heart of downtown---right where you want to be. Our first night, we had dinner at the restaurant, which was a real treat. The bartender also makes some great drinks that you can't find anywhere else. If you are looking to plan a special night or weekend, stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mae1520
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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Granada Bistro is my go-to for drinks and meetings in town and I never regret it. I receive excellent treatment, quick service and a very enjoyable staff. I continue to introduce an amazing line of drinks to my friends making new Granada regulars each time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 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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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Granada Hotel & Bistro was much more that we expected. My partner and I were looking to get away for a long weekend and had heard from a friend that the hotel was a great place to stay. The hotel was wonderful! The staff was amazing and the rooms were furnished beautifully. The restaurant is a great space, very cool environment. We had dinner one night there and it's definitely a popular place with the locals. Great wine list. Brunch on Sunday was also very good.
The restaurant is centrally located to shopping, the Farmers Market held on Thursdays and tons of restaurants. The hotel also offers bikes for its guests. We took the bikes out and visited 3 wineries a couple of miles away from the hotel.
Looking forward to our next trip to SLO and staying at the Granada!!
Richard G. & Rick B.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, but the rooms upstairs have a really cool shared space that's great for...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Richard G
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Additional Information about Granada Hotel and Bistro

Property: Granada Hotel and Bistro
Address: 1126 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3604
Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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