Located half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles and with nearby attractions such as the historic Hearst Castle, over 180 local wineries, and gourmet restaurants located downtown, Paso Robles has something for everyone. Named Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year in 2013, Paso Robles is quickly becoming a desired California destination similar to Sonoma, Calistoga, and Napa Valley.
I was thrilled that a location so close to home has so much to offer. I remember growing up as that town just before SLO and now I’m eager to head back and take in all that Paso wine country has! Grab your loved one or your group of girlfriends and plan a trip to the area, but first and foremost, here are some great Paso Robles hotels to check out!
Paso Robles Inn
Romantic charm and history can be found at the Paso Robles Inn, and it’s within walking distance of shopping and dining and more. With 98 non-smoking guest rooms, you’ll find 18 all-new or newly-remodeled rooms featuring local winery-themed decor and photos as well as a unique and private hot springs mineral tub in your room or on the patio overlooking the gardens.
During the summer, the Inn offers a Wine and Tapas event and a Wine Maker Dinner series on select Thursday evenings. The property garden grows food for their steakhouse and there’s a whole new menu of signature drinks offered at the Cattlemen’s Lounge.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
I stayed in this location for the 3 days, two nights of our trip. Driving south on Hwy 101, it’s right off the freeway and easy to find. The staff was warm and welcoming and helpful with questions I had. My room was huge with a king bed and sofa sleeper Also there was a balcony overlooking the property. I had a fridge, bar area, with in-room coffee and a large bathroom. The hotel was super clean, and I especially enjoyed the evening wine hour with breads and cheeses and local wines. In the morning breakfast was offered in the lobby with an abundance of choices of hot and cold items. Breakfast and the wine hour are all included in the price of your stay, always a bonus for me! Across from the front desk is a gift shop that carries lots of local wines, jams, spreads and also sodas, waters, and some toiletry items. It was in the nineties during our trip, so I took an afternoon of free time to swim a few laps to cool down. There’s also a hot tub and plenty of tables and chairs about the pool area. This spot is perfect for couples, girlfriends, and would be ideal for families traveling to the area!
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites
This luxury boutique hotel looks amazing from the outside, and I chatted with one of the girl’s on our trip that stayed in this location and she enjoyed it, especially the whirlpool spa in-room! I always love this option, especially on a romantic getaway, or just when the hot tub by the pool is full or closed for the night! A spa offering high-quality services via soothing massages, facials, body scrubs and more is available on site as well as having the treatment done right in your room! La Bellasera has Enoteca Restaurant & Bar offering 3 meals a day plus Jazz music Thursday nights. *Dining available at additional cost.
The Oaks Hotel
On the west side of 101, The Oaks Hotel offers nicely appointed rooms and suites for travelers to Paso Robles. With a full breakfast buffet (included), pool/jacuzzi, fitness room, and also dog-friendly, you’ll find something unique for guests with eco-friendly vehicles! The Oaks just installed 6 brand new SemaConnect Electric Vehicle Chargers. These charging stations are a complementary service and completely free of charge. Non-guests can feel free to use our charging stations for a small fee of $15. The Oaks has complimentary wine tasting on Friday and Saturdays and a bar and restaurant, Indulge open for gourmet dinner nightly.
For more information on where to stay in Paso Robles, visit http://www.travelpaso.com/.
My stay at the La Quinta was hosted as part of our media tour, all opinions my own.