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Central Coast ... Granada Hotel

I saved my two favorite places on our anniversary trip to the 
Central Coast
for a post of their own!

has made it onto my list of hotel favorites!

"An urban boutique hotel in 
Downtown San Luis Obispo
with 17 intimately designed rooms"

 was originally built in 1922
was somewhat abandoned for years
recently brought back to life
in a way that speaks to the feeling of a romantic past
blended perfectly with modern elements.

The lobby
definitely small and luxuriously intimate.

This picture was actually taken from outside on the side walk 
to give you a true feeling of the size.

It has a very European feeling
as if you are checking into someones home.

I knew our  room was going to be something when they
 treat their hotel key like jewelry!

I have never adored a hotel key more!
It's this level of attention to detail
that gets my heart racing
creates a truly memorable experience!

Even just walking to our room was sumptuous!
Floor to ceiling velvet curtains highlight the intimate ambiance.
The walls were lined with art books to read!

Jeff surprised me with an upgraded room
with a Juliet balcony
that looked out over the busy street below!
It was room number one
I highly recommend this room at the Granada!

More art books in the room as well
including one by Aubrey Beardsley!

The bed  made for a dream sleep!

Spectacular bathroom with natural light!

And a lovely view of the patio!
(Not to worry, blackout curtains are their when needed!)

This tiny balcony
truly made the room an experience!
So many hotel these days don't even have windows you can open
so a sweet little balcony
where you can really experience the city was fabulous!

After you check in the lobby
you park your own car
by driving through the tiniest alley
bring your luggage up the iron steps in the back.

They have the sweetest welcome bar
where your choices are red or white!

We took our glass back to the room.

I threw my fall throw over the sweet  balcony table outside

I set out my gorgeous pumpkin
 we had actually picked on a near by pumpkin farm

We plated our  nibbles we bought in town
 settled into our sweet room
on own little iron balcony overlooking the city street
for a perfect fall picnic.

One of the best things about staying at

the Granada Hotel

 in San Luis Obispo

is the adjacency to tow top rated wine regions

Paseo Robles
 Edna Valley.

For our afternoon adventure 
we chose to drive ten minutes to 
Edna Valley
to do a wine tasting at the 

"Small batch wines
handcrafted in Edna Valley"

The owners objective
"To drink great wine in a beautiful place"

And boy have they been successful with their objective
when it come to their
tasting room and gardens!

The property has the most lovely outside spaces
to truly take in your wine and the landscape!

Coming back to the

 felt like coming  beautiful home  of a dear relative.
It was cozy and calm.
The upstairs lobby has several cozy nooks
a large outdoor patio.

It's the small details
like welcoming ice water
artfully presented!

In the evening we went downstairs to 

a truly intimate cocktail experience
with under 20 seats.

is their restaurant  on property.

The next morning we enjoyed coffee outside
on their lobby patio.

Coffee is complimentary and served with lite breakfast bites.

Then it was time for a morning walk
to explore the city.

They also have complimentary Linus bikes!

We found the well known Scout Coffee!

San Luis Obispo is a historic city
with so many beautiful places to stumble upon!

Jeff and I had such a wonderful stay at 

it was bittersweet to actually leave.

If you find yourself in

San Luis Obispo

located in California's 
Central Coast

I would definitely recommend 

The Granada Hotel.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. I love the Granada. My husband and I stayed there two years ago and then my Mother and I stayed last year while rendezvousing with our San Francisco cousins. We'll be staying there again in February for another fun time with our "City" cousins. I love that, if you don't want to leave the hotel, you don't have to. Everything we needed was provided when I was there with my 99 year old Mother!
    In September I had a girlfriend trip to Paso Robles when we stayed a couple of nights. One evening we went to the Villa Robles to hear/see Earth, Wind and Fire. Life is grand, isn't it?

    1. Catherine I just love your zest for life my dear! I totally agree with how hospitable the Granada is to stay! Your Paseo trip also sounds amazing darling! Thank you for reading and sharing your travels! xox

  2. What a wonderful place to spend a special time together. Your pictures truly captured the romantic essence of the hotel. I loved the dresser/bar. What a solid piece of vintage furniture. That, and many of the details (the Key) reminded me of Hollywood glam. One of my favorite era's. Glad you two had a relaxing and cozy getaway!

  3. Hello darling! So lovely to see your sweet comment! I appreciate your visit! I hope you are doing well, I know only too well, it isn't an easy road ... but it certainly looks like you are thriving! Sending you big hugs and love! xox

  4. Happy Anniversary Dear Tamera! What a wonderful trip you have had, and you look so beautiful and happy together. The Granada Hotel appeals to me very much, and I would love to stay there too... I love the antique furniture, and the way they have incorporated the little bar - such style. Your pretty pumpkin adds just the right touch of Autumn prettiness. xoxox

    1. Thank you for the sweet wishes dearest Patricia!! xox

  5. I hope you are doing well. You haven't posted in a while.

    1. Kay that is so very sweet of you to check in my dear! I am doing well, but even I was shocked to see how long it was between postings!

      Sending you Best wishes for the New Year! xox