Carlton Hotel. Atascadero CA.
We visited Atascadero in June and came across this wonderful looking hotel, The Carlton.
We looked around the hotel and after speaking to Miriam about the wonderful meals on offer at their restaurant, “The Nautical Cowboy” we decided to return to dine and stay here, soon.
We returned on the July 4th weekend. After checking in we went to make a reservation for “The Nautical Cowboy”, imagine to our surprise when we were informed the restaurant was closed for the holiday weekend to give staff a “break”. Really! Covid wasn’t a long enough break for them.
We stated this was very disappointing as we came here especially to dine in the restaurant. With a shrug of her shoulder, the receptionist said “nawh, plenty of restaurants in town”. And that was that.
On the flip side, the room, with the courtyard view was great, with great coffee in the room. Housekeeping did an excellent job. The overall condition of the hotel was very good. We had the courtyard to ourselves most of the time. R&R with a book and bottle of wine. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We still would like to return and dine here.
I think management should have posted some notice on the hotel's website stating the restaurant was going to close on one of the busiest weekends of the summer or at least send an email to guests in advance of their arrival. While they are at it they might want to consider retraining the rude receptionist or better, replace her with someone who has a personality.