The Historic Carlton Hotel - Nothing is better than discovering a hidden gem. A treasure you can't wait to tell your friends about. A hotel that surprises and delights with rooms that are comparable to any luxury hotel around the world. Genuine service and attitude that can't be taught. Restaurants that you will plan your trip around. All wrapped around the charming, unspoiled Central California community of Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County Wine Country. The Historic Carlton Hotel, who would have known?