The Central California Coast is truly a year-round destination with a variety of activities for all ages. Historic Heart Castle, world-class whale watching and the Central Coast beaches are about 15-30 minutes from The Carlton including Pismo Beach, Cambria, Morro Bay and Cayucos. Wine tasting, hiking and bike riding are also year-round activities in San Luis Obispo County.


5th Annual Paso Robles Garagiste Wine Festival

Winemaker's Dinner Held at The Carlton, 11.5.15

GARAGISTES- (Garage-east) n, Fr.- A term used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the rules.  

The Garagiste Festival is the first and only wine festival dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan 'garagiste' producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small lot production wines in the world.  

This year's kick-off 5-course winemaker dinner will be held right here at the Carlton Hotel.  Garagiste is all about discovering high-quality, small-lot wines and guests are going to get to explore some pretty rare bottles at this dinner. To view the menu and to reserve your seats, please Click Here

Guests attending the dinner will receive 15% off their room rate; we will extend this discount to the entire weekend. 

Please call 805.461/5100 for more information and to make your room reservation.

Wine Tasting and Touring

Wine Tasting and Touring – There are over 200 wineries and tasting rooms in San Luis Obispo County and the Carlton Hotel is located in the heart of it.  We are centrally located halfway between the Edna Valley AVA in San Luis Obispo and the Paso Robles Wine Country.  Our concierge staff can assist you in planning your wine tasting adventure or make arrangements for limousine or shuttle wine tasting tours.

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle—Five different guided tours are available in addition to the National Geographic Theater at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center showing "Hearst Castle, Building the Dream," the companion film to castle tours. The Carlton Hotel concierge staff will be pleased to make your Hearst Castle tour reservations, or you can visit the website.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries—Many artists have chosen the Central Coast as their home. Enjoy everything from painting, photography and sculpture to jewelry and custom furniture.

The Outdoors

The Outdoors— San Luis Obispo County has something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors—pristine beaches, quiet country roads, and a mild, sunny climate. Abundant wildlife includes seals, sea otters, sea mammals, monarch butterflies in winter, and over 200 species of birds. Activities include bicycle riding, mountain biking, sport fishing, bird watching, hiking, kayaking, and whale watching tours.

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6005 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: 805-461-5100
Fax: 805-792-0015
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