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Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens

130 East Dana Street , Nipomo, CA 93444 USA (Show map)
4.1
22 Reviews
$140 - $160
per night

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About

Escape to this romantic, beautifully restored 1887 Victorian B&B with an ocean-close location on the California Central Coast - midway between LA and San Francisco. This Historic Inn boasts 1 acre of lush gardens, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and large comfortable rooms...each with stained glass windows, high ceilings, detailed wood trim, transoms, private bath, radio/CD, hair dryer, and down comforter. Local activities include untouched beaches, golf, wineries, spas, horseback riding, kayaking, sailing, whale watching, fishing, lakes, bird & butterfly watching, hiking, biking, antiquing, scenic drives, Missions, Hearst Castle, and a wide variety of superb restaurants. The Inn also hosts Weddings, Receptions, and Parties in the gardens.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.1

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Hoosier Relaxing

4.6 on August 09, 2014

Very clean rooms and beautiful gardens. Friendly and helpful staff.


Wedding anniversary stay.

5 on August 07, 2014

I believe this is our 7 th stay. This time for 3 nights. (Too short) We have been very impressed with Kaleidscpoe for every stay. We sent our middle daughter here for her honey moon and they loved it so much they came for their anniversary as well. We have had all three daughters stay with us when they could. This is our #1 favorite place to get away with so much to do within an hour to great places. Thank you!!


Great spot for my golf vacation

3.4 on August 06, 2014

Stayed at Kaleidoscope during a weekend golf trip. The courses I played were within 10 minutes of the B&B, whereas any hotel I could find would have been a 30+ minute drive! Was a great place in a perfect spot!


Delightful Garden

4.4 on July 21, 2014

The garden and rooms at the Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens are truly delightful. I stayed in the Carriage House which has it's own private garden area as well. The only thing I would caution is that my reservation made through bedandbreakfast.com had trouble getting through to the owners. I would recommend calling ahead of time to confirm the reservation. Even though that happened, the owner was awesome and upgraded my room for the inconvenience. The breakfast in the morning was top-notch and eating it in the garden is highly recommended. Loved every minute of staying here and I recommend it to anyone traveling in California.


My great day and stay

4.8 on July 16, 2014

My wife and I had our wedding at the Kolidescope the night before the wedding she and her friend dtayed in the carriage room and said it was wonderful the night of our wedding we stayed in the same room I found it very comfortable the staff was excellent and very friendly ... For our wedding Carolyn was very helpful she set us up with the central coast dream team of wedding services the staff at the Kolidescope went above and beyond for our wedding day celebration everything was beautiful I couldn't of asked for anything better


Charming but noisy

2.6 on May 22, 2014

Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were clean. But the house is in a neighborhood hood with several noisy dogs. They weren't noisy at night, it was very quiet, but during the day was another story. Breakfast the first day was great, the second day I couldn't even eat it (prepared by a different person). This is a cute little house and we enjoyed our stay, but the property needs some work/upkeep, and the noisy dogs really should be reported.


Good decent place to stay

4.0 on April 18, 2014

Me and my wife stayed here for couple of days and a very pleasant stay. Very polite management. Beautiful garden, good breakfast. I am not one of those folks who easily put 5 stars so 4 stars to all!


Son's wedding weekend

3.6 on August 19, 2013

Room was very clean,but was in need of a handy man. Paint needed to be touched up, closet door would not stay closed(had to stuff paper under it), had to pull bedroom door firmly to make sure it would stay close. Shower was in bathroom at top floor of house, that has a slanted roof. Husband & son had to hold head sideways to get under water. When it came time for the wedding, the staff turned the backyard into a wonderful venue. We ate 2 breakfast there, and they were good, but my men would have liked to have meat with their meal. At night there was homemade fudge that was delicious.


Sweet Nipomo Inn

4.0 on April 16, 2013

We arrived to an empty house, however, Kevin came quickly and set us up with locations of interest, directions, reservations adn everything we needed to enjoy our stay and the area. The rooms and bathrooms were very comfortable, the gardens and grounds astounding adn inviting. We would definitley return. The breakfast and the cook were great starts to each day that we were there.


A nice stay in a lovely old house

3.4 on December 03, 2012

A good value in a town that is mostly forgotten by travelers.


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Rooms & Rates

Lovers Nest

Spread out in this large, open corner room with windows facing north and east. King sleigh bed, antique armoir, sitting area, large private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Enchanted Rose

Bask in the afternoon sunlight as it streams into this romantic room. Includes queen brass bed, private bath with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jasmine Retreat

Unwind in this spacious, warm, east facing room. Features antique high-backed carved oak queen bed, sitting area, private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cottage

This stone cottage, some call it the Hobbit House, located in the garden area, exudes country charm. Features 2-foot thick solid stone walls, a "green roof" bursting with morning glory blooms, queen bed, garden/gazebo views, and private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Carriage House

This has become our most popular rooms. Located in the garden, this suite is one of our two pet friendly rooms. A very large room painted a calming soft sage green with a west facing window overlooking the back garden and the Heart Gazebo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Master Suite

This luxuriously spacious suite includes a beautiful roomy bedroom with a queen sized bed and a large sitting area, plus an extra large separate living room with cable television & DVD player, and private bath with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, Wineries, Montana de Oro State Park, Oceano Dunes, Solvang, Beachside, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Luis Obispo (SBP) 17 miles

Directions to property:

From the North. Take Highway 101 south. About 10 miles south of Pismo Beach, exit the 101 at Tefft Street. Go left on Tefft Street. Drive about 0.7miles and turn right onto Thompson Avenue. Drive one block and turn left onto Dana Street. Drive one block and the Kaleidoscope Inn is on the right. From the South. Take Highway 101 north. About 7 miles north of Santa Maria, exit the 101 at Tefft Street. Go right on Tefft Street. Drive about 0.7miles and turn right onto Thompson Avenue. Drive one block and turn left onto Dana Street. Drive one block and the Kaleidoscope Inn is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hearst Castle, Butterfly & Whale watching, Wine Tasting, Oceano Dunes, ATV riding, Hiking galore, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Acer of Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets in cottage only.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card is used to secure the room
  • Cancellations: Rooms may be cancelled at least 7 days in advance with no charges. Rooms cancelled within the 7 day window will be billed as follows: full night fee for a 1 night reservation, 50% of the planned stay for reservations for 2 or more nights.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carolayne Holley & Kevin Beauc

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Asparagus Fritatta
This fabulous Asparagus Fritatta is to die for! We combine fresh-from-the-local-farm cage free brown eggs, sauteed tender asparagus, and jack & cheddar cheeses to create this crowd pleaser.


Details

130 East Dana Street , Nipomo, CA 93444 USA (Show map)

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