"Great hotel, bad shower."
Great hotel in a nice little area, actually loved the bed (very comfortable). However, the shower was in pretty bad condition and the water stream was very poor. I'm only docking the hotel for their shower situation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is like going back in time. Very lovely. Disappointed the restaurant was closed, but otherwise had a very nice stay. Loved the bathtub. It was a Hugh bathroom, also loved the Kurig coffee machine in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfort is Found at The Carlton"
The Carlton Hotel is quaint, quiet and comfortable, if a tad frumpy, like a grandma's house. The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfy. All that's lacking is a functioning restaurant in the shuttered, ground level dining room. I would love to return to find an interesting gastropub, or some such, appealing to locals and visitors, alike. Thankfully. […] there are a few places to eat/drink within walking distance. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Although the building is old, we were so surprised to see a beautifully renovated hotel. The wood is gorgeous. My only disappointment wa the not so soft towels, however, we plan to return in the fall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay for a beer budget!"
Great stay for the price! An opportunity to have a bit of a 4 star hotel experience on a beer budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
beautiful accommodations! Wonderful staff ! I love the Carlton !!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A 5 star Gem for 3 star pricing"
A gem of a Hotel - 5 Stars worth of investment in top quality materials, design, and Luxury. Boutique style so amenities are slim and the Hotels beautiful bar and Restaurant need a tenant but the rooms and Hotel itself are a great value - 5 star accommodations for 3 star pricing. Area has a great restaurant next door and two wine tasting bars - otherwise […] the city needs some investment influx to match this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing. You must stay here"
Amazing hotel with beautiful rooms. Everything was amazing from the decor to the tub to the large room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel staff were more than polite and helpful. The hotel was very nice and we enjoyed out stay. The only reason I can't give it a 5, is because around 9pm some one was trying to use a key to get into our room. When I asked them if I can help them, they said "oh, we didn't know the room was occupied" the fact they didn't say wrong room, let's me […] know it was either hotel staff or friends of staff thinking they had a room to hang out in. When I brought to the front desk attention they tried to tell me it was probably a drunk guest. I don't buy that, but lucky my room was dead bolted shut because had they got in with my wife and son sleeping, I'd be typing my jail cell review. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two great stays"
This is a wonderful hotel with very nice large rooms, but both rooms we stayed in (about 10 days apart) need new slower heads. A small restaurant will open soon we were told.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over Nice and Under Priced!"
Stayed here midweek -- apparently they have great midweek rates? Either way.. $110 was my rate, and I felt like I was staying in a room that could easily command $250-300/night. Mind you, I'd have never stayed here as that room rate wouldn't be in my budget, but I was exceptionally impressed. This is a historic hotel, but many modern updates. FAST WiFi! […] WOOT! Ethernet in room. A night stand converted to be functional with Ethernet and outlet plugs for charging cell phones or connecting laptops. Beds were UBER comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud. Sheets were like silk. A huge Jacuzzi tub in room and separate shower enclosure. Got a Kuerig coffee maker at home? Bring your favorite k-cups, as there's a personal machine in your room. Great front desk service. Fantastic place. The *only* complaint I could leave is with the hotel. CRT? Really?? You get so much right, why leave these ancient relics around here? Alas, I didn't bother even turning them on. I must say, I'm overwhelming satisfied with my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I still love The Carlton"
The rooms are lovely and well appointed. I wish someone would lease the restaurant and coffee shop space, but I just walked to a quaint local spot across the street. I've stayed here 3 times over the years, and will be back. By the way, I discovered the workout room, and it was also clean, with a nice selection of equipment. Don't overlook this gem...you […] will have peace and quiet, a beautiful room with robes, jacuzzi tubs, super comfy beds, and all in the heart of central coast wine country! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A wonderful hotel with very friendly staff. Highly recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable Luxury with Some Minor Caveats"
Our room was very comfortable and quite luxurious and I would rate our experience here very good. However, there were a few oddities about our Friday night stay in late Janaury. The room was well appointed although lacking in a few things like an iPod player or modern music player. They actually had a CD player in the room! Who uses CDs anymore? And […] the bathtub jets were not working very well. One of them was not working at all. Also not sure why the phone had a button for room service as none is available here. The hotel was mysteriously quiet like we were the only ones there. I considered this very strange but was not complaining. When I mentioned this to the front desk manager, she assured me that we were not alone. Just a very slow weekend I guess. If you're looking for a hotel with a restaurant you should consider looking elsewhere as their restaurant is closed. I assume due to lack of business as this area of Atascadero is like a ghost town. Every other business seemed to be closed down or vacant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here several times since wedding several years ago. About halfway between sacramento and santa barbara. Only 10 miles from paso robles. Completely restored historic hotel in downtown atascadero. Close to wineries, golf, hearst castle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the hotel, will stay again when I canGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very surprise on the cleanliness and comfort level of the hotel. I would rate this hotel as a 4* hotel for the room itself. Very spacious. Large and comfy beds. 20 minutes to SLO. Dog friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy hotel on an icy cold night."
The hotel was lovely. The lobby was beautiful. The rooms were clean and in great repair. They were beautifully appointed. The parking is convenient. My only disappointment was that the restaurant that I had peeked into before and gave me the thirst to try the hotel, is closed. There are no nice restaurants close by. Other than that, it was excellent. […] We will definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We have always wanted to stay at The Carlton and it was everything we imagined it would be and more from the desk clerk to the hotel overall and especially the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cenral California Wine Tasting"
We enjoy this hotel a lot. It is a must stay while spending a few days wine tasting. Its got an interior court yard that is like visiting Europe and we love it!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wow very nice! Can't wait to go back."
This hotel is like a boutique hotel at normal hotel prices. Lots of charm and very nice facilities. The hotel restaurant and bar are closed down, but there are restaurants and bars nearby you can visit. What a great hotel, we cannot wait to go back on our next wine tasting trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Romantic room for weary travelers."
Making the road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles can be a daunting and agitating task when traveling with a significant other. But stopping at a hidden gem called the Carlton put the romance back into "Road Trip". No more long, boring, smelly, constant lane changing drives up and down highway five in our future. More Beautiful scenic cruises next […] to the the pacific, jacuzzi tubs at the Carlton, and happy travels ahead!!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Classic Luxury, get it while you can!"
The Carlton Hotel is a Grand Dame Hotel from yesteryear.Built in 1929, we enjoy staying here whenever we can. Classic and regal with lots of marble and dark wood, it has seen better days but it holds up very well. The hotel has an almost "Ghostly" feel because the area is rather depressed and the glory days seem to be long gone. They used to have a […] wonderful lounge and restaurant which kept the aura lively and perhaps when those assets return - so will the Carlton. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the staff and hotel; they are top notch. Its just I would love to see it back in its glory and I think, soon; it may be poised to do so. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quick stop off 101"
Quick stop off 101, but a surprise. Very nice place, well maintained (except for the machines in the fitness room).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"small town feel"
very nice hotel but needs the restaurant and the bakery filled.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Incredible gem in heart of central coast"
This hotel is incredibly well-appointed and lovely! We had no idea what to expect, and were blown away by how clean and elegant the hotel is, and how everything one would want in a hotel was perfect: in-room Kureg coffee maker; incredibly soft bed, pillows and linens; in-room sitting area, large bathroom! And the staff were great, too! We travel from […] SF to Santa Barbara coast often and always pick a place to stay somewhere along the central coast wine region. Now that we've found The Carlton, I don't think we'll stay anywhere else. Also... great bakery down the block, and a great cafe and amazing hamburgers are all within a 1-minute walk! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location for midway stop from Orange County to San Francisco.Genuine Expedia guest review
Super nice staff. Love the ambiance. comfortable room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Second time visiting for weekend"
Let me begin by saying this is a beautiful hotel with very gracious and helpful staff. Our weekend was overall a wonderful time, with many happy experiences. Our room was apparently " upgraded" to one with no mini fridge ( broken, no replacement) and a thermostat with control removed. We had intended to watch a movie but had to wait for a dvd player […] to be brought in and hooked up , then found it was not compatible with the tv and was useless to us. They were , however, successful in repairing the holder for the hand held shower head so it didn't have to rest on the floor. The thermostat was also rendered functional. The real challenge came on our last morning when the water pressure in the entire hotel failed,( not their fault) thereby preventing showers or toilet flushing from happening. Their maintenance man devised a plan and pressure was restored partially, which was enough for toilets but not showers on the third floor. We checked out with an adjustment made to the charges and I was happy with their gesture. As I said, we still had a great weekend and would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice place!"
We had a very nice stay here, local to what we set out to do.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"LOVE the Carlton!"
We love this hotel. It has been beautifully restored and the rooms are gorgeous!! We stay here whenever we come to this area for wine tasting. Great staff, too!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel...town only so so"
Sleepy town. Too bad the hotel doesn't have a restaurant...have to drive to get dinner anywhere nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Carlton:A Jewel in California's belly button!"
The hotel is great, and Lauren, at the desk, was fantastic! She was helpful, personable, and went the extra mile to help me! I love the beautiful old world style, and elegance! I stop by the Carlton each time I go to LA, and soon, I am going to go there purely to stay at the Carlton, and have a relaxing, wonderful time!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Paso Robles Wedding"
We had a wedding to attend in Paso Robles. We tried first to find a Hotel close to the wedding venue, but could not find any suitable accommodations that were available that weekend. So we widened the search to include Atascadero, and are happy that we did. The Carlton was only 10 minutes away from where we had to be in Paso Robles. Close to the 101 […] freeway. I have to say that the Staff were all very nice, very accommodating. We asked if we could check in early, and they were able to accommodate that request. I felt like I knew them before I checked in, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel near Paso Robles wine country"
A beautiful historic hotel, completely renovated for today's comforts. Highly recommend you stay when you are in the Paso Robles country!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A little bit of luxury."
We truly enjoyed our stay at the beautifully redone hotel! We would stay there again. Wish there were an onsite restaurant, however.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A very posh room for the cost. I felt pampered when all I needed was a bed for one night. A block down the street was a burger joint called Sylvester's which makes very good burgers and beer. One very minor inconvenience: the front desk was not manned at check in or check out and both times I had to hunt for the clerk, but overall a nice stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Customer Service"
I couldn't stay there due to an accident on the road but the guy at the front desk that night was so helpful when we called him and asked him for alternate routes. When we realized we couldn't make it, we called and cancelled (which was around 2:00 AM) and he didn't give us any trouble and wished us safe travels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and convenient"
Nice rooms in well renovated historic property in a smaller town. Services close by with good access to Paso Robles and SLO. Helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint and comfortable."
A perfect spot on our way to the winery for our wedding weekend.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel location is good. No on premises restaurant or bakery café available as shown on hotels.com. Carlton needs to work harder at getting an operator for restaurant and bakery café.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location / easy on/off fwy"
Enjoyed the hotel. The staff was so friendly. Beautiful old building that they have kept up nicely. Wish they had a restaurant, but understand.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Carlton was nice enough. For the money, a few details were lacking. Old school crt tv was not working. Hotel staff did everything they could,but in the end no tv. Shower: half inch gap between shower door and wall. How is this not going to leak onto floor? Funky shower head was barely adjustable. Hotel staff was excellent. But they can only do so […] much. Sometimes its the little details that make the difference. For this price range,these details should be addressed. Nice,clean,quiet,friendly staff, but not perfect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful historic hotel"
This is a pet-friendly beautiful hotel with large rooms located in a quaint neighborhood. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. Would highly recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful hotel. Only thing I found is they need to improve their mattress. Sloped a bit so had back ache the next day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Family overnight stay"
We love the Carlton. It is a beautiful, well-kept hotel with roomy accommodations and an awesome tub with jets. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful old-world elegance"
The bedding was unbelievably comfortable... I would returns for the mattresses alone!! Great service, beautiful and charming hotel just minutes from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old but good"
Hotel was older but well maintained, bedding and linens excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a wonderful night!"
This was the second time I've stayed at the Hotel Carlton and what a wonderful night it was. The bed was super comfortable, the room clean and beautifully decorated. The price was reasonable and the staff was really friendly and helpful. For a great night in Atascadero, the Hotel Carlton is the place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, really historical and grand!"
It would be great if the exxercise equipment worked and there was a restaurant, but I would definitely stay again, rooms were great size, comfortable, clean, very quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
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