The Carlton Hotel is a luxury hotel located in he Central Coast of California city, Atascadero. Construction began in 1928, with the hotel officially opening its doors in 1929. After several decades of local popularity and notoriety, by the early 1980s the hotel had fallen into deep disrepair. During this time, the dilapidation had degenerated into such extent that several local bands would play in the dark and abandoned lobby, and the gold-plated hands of the tower clock were stolen – sometime in the late 1970s.
In 1999, a joint-venture was formed between David Weyrich, David Crabtree and Steve Landaker purchased hotel and was reopened in 2004.