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Carlton Hotel, Atascadero

3.5-star3.5 stars
6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA, 93422, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Atascadero Lake Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Awesome vibe
Great location
Great room
Fantastic service
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Carlton Hotel, Atascadero

from $119
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Courtyard Area
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Courtyard Area
  • Vintage Deluxe, King
  • Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around Carlton Hotel, Atascadero

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Atascadero Lake Park (21-minute walk)
  • Charles Paddock Zoo (23-minute walk)
  • Wild Horse Winery (39-minute walk)
  • Firestone Walker Brewing (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Cass Winery (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Paso Robles Children's Museum (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • California Polytechnic State University (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Morro Strand State Beach (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Hearst Castle (31.2 mi / 50.1 km)

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 26 min drive
  • Paso Robles Station - 13 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 21 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

About Carlton Hotel, Atascadero

Historic hotel in Central Coast wine country

25 minutes from Morro Bay

Elegant Carlton Hotel is in Central Coast wine country between San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, each 17 minutes by car, and 17 miles inland from the ocean. Hearst Castle is a 44-minute drive, and Morro Bay, famed for surfing and massive Morro Rock, is a 25-minute drive west.

Wine and whale tours

As you’re in the midst of wine country, you’ll want to make the 10-minute drive to Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, where you can take a “Grape to Glass” tour. Sub Sea Tours appeals to the adventurous, providing prime whale-watching experiences, a 26-minute drive away.

Host to the stars

From the handcrafted ironwork on the central staircase to the intricate library moldings, Old World style greets you at every turn; over the years, this classic hotel has hosted stars like Bette Davis and Jack Benny. A fitness room is on site, and numerous restaurants are nearby.

Premium beds, jetted tubs

In the 52 French-inspired rooms, beds are layered with 400-thread-count linens and down duvets, marble bathrooms have jetted tubs and separate showers, and WiFi is available. Some rooms open onto Tuscan-style terraces - perfect for relaxing and sipping a wine you've discovered.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 93
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Nautical Cowboy - This restaurant serves dinner only. Open daily.

Back Porch Bakery & Cafe - This Cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

Fueling Station - Onsite wine bar. Open daily.

Carlton Hotel, Atascadero’s small print

Also known as

  • Carlton Atascadero
  • Carlton Hotel Atascadero
  • Carlton Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per stay

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 25.00 per stay

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 449 reviews

Carlton Hotel, Atascadero
Very nice old school hotel.
This was the first time we have stayed at this hotel, we were pleasantly surprised. This is a very nice old school hotel, the parking is a little bit difficult but otherwise very nice.
Bruce, us1 night romance trip
Carlton Hotel, Atascadero
Too bad could have turned out much better
Rooms are excellent. Parking is an issue and staff did not care - was told it was my problem. Also could not get a receipt as I booked the room through you guys - I cannot understand why I could not get a receipt from the hotel even though I paid for the room I will advise people from going to hotel going forward as the area is poor - look for places closer to the beach much better value and service
Anthony, us2 night romance trip
Carlton Hotel, Atascadero
Pretty standard
The picturea advertising the hotel were very "embelished" the hotel ws actually pretty standard the amenities were too old to really use. Think of a hampton inn but old.
Josue, us2 night romance trip
Carlton Hotel, Atascadero
A little bit of the charm is wearing off
My least favorite stay here and we've spent several nights here over the years. Check in was good but upon checkout we weren't asked how our stay was. The bed was comfortable as always. The room was clean. The dissatisfaction comes with upkeep that seems to be slipping. The light in the fridge flickers. The treadmill in the exercise room doesn't work. No note, just not working. My biggest disappointment was the jet tub that has a jet not working and then the tub backing up into the shower along with debris while draining.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Carlton Hotel, Atascadero
Charming Hotel
The TV didn't work but the front desk fairly gave us $50 credit. The room has a very nice large bathroom and everything in the hotel was clean, well-maintained and restored like a new hotel in the late 1880's might have looked.
JOHN, us1 night romance trip

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Carlton Hotel, Atascadero

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