Off El Camino Real, this unpretentious budget property is 1.3 miles from Atascadero Lake Park and 1.6 miles from Charles Paddock Zoo. The colorful, modern rooms include WiFi (fee) and TVs with expanded cable channels. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult family member. There’s a year-round outdoor pool and a coin laundry, in addition to free morning coffee and parking.
Address: 9010 W Front RdCity: atascaderoState: caZip Code: 93422Phone: 805-462-0200
Set 1 mile from both the Charles Paddock Zoo and the Chalk Mountain Golf Course, this unassuming hotel off US Highway 101 is 7 miles from Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards. The relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; some include sitting areas. Suites add kitchenettes with wet bars, as well as living areas with pull-out sofas. Freebies include parking, and hot breakfast served in a casual dining area. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness room, plus a cozy lobby lounge and a business center.