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Five Reasons to Book Granada Hotel in San Luis Obispo

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  Site Where: 1130 Morro Street [map], San Luis Obispo, California, United States, 93401
February 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM | by | ()

We recently stopped in San Luis Obispo on the California Coast to check out Granada Hotel & Bistro. It's about a three-hour drive from Los Angeles and we just got a sunroof in our car, so we thought, 'why the heck not?'

Thankfully, the place didn't disappoint. This 17-room boutique hotel is industrial chic and quite classy at the same time, housed in an original 1920s exposed-brick building, with the only rooftop patio and lounge in town. Rooms are gussied up with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, nickle-plate fixtures, Fili d'Oro Italian linens, goose down dive and pillows, four balcony suites and some of the showers double up as steam baths. Fancy!

Without further ado, here's our five reasons on why we are loving this new hot spot.

1. Granada is super new. It officially opened in November, so expect some introductory rates through spring. You can score a room for as low as $139 a night!

2. National Geographic recently named San Luis Obispo as the "Happiest Place in America." Seriously, you have vineyards, the ocean, great shopping and tons of outdoor activities just a lick away. The locals are insanely happy, and it has nothing to do with medical marijuana (at least, we think).

3. The Bistro is the restaurant the hotel built around. It's super chill with farm-to-fork dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. It's also the new stomping ground for the locals, from Galaxy Samsung-toting surfer chicks and that crew of fist-bumping professionals to young families with name-brand strollers and anyone who just likes a good meal. Oh, there's also a Burning Man Tree planted under tempered glass shards. We heart.

4. The ice cream is made in house with liquid nitrogen. 'Nuff said.

5. It's also the only downtown hotel, so you don't really have much of a choice. And we're not going to lie, you wouldn't want to stay anywhere else anyway.

Any questions?

[Photo: Grenada Hotel]

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