Last summer I visited Paso Robles on a media tour and briefly checked out the Paso Robles Inn. I fell in love with the surrounding wine country and the excellent restaurants we visited but my the selling point of the Inn was it’s the only hotel in Paso Robles to offer the healing, thermal waters of a private sulfur hot springs in their winery themed spa rooms!
Teaming up with local wineries, the Paso Robles Inn infuses winery characteristics into the decor of 18 Deluxe Mineral Spa Rooms. The decor, ambiance, and amenities showcase the vintner’s unique personality making each of the rooms unique and special. Our double queen room was partnered with Sextant Wines and a nautical theme represents their love of the ocean as well as the coastal influence on the vineyards the Pacific imparts. Here’s a photo tour of the room: Themed decor also include a framed photo of the winery as well as a bottle on a dock.As you may notice, this is one of the ADA accessible rooms, and they even decorate in the restroom.The room is spacious with lots of seating.The fireplace was perfect for the cold rainy night we experienced.On the patio near the tub, I love this gorgeous mermaid on the wall!The Mineral Springs Tub is located on the patio outside the room, has a beautiful sand dollar hanging above it that looks incredibly real! We were on the first floor, with the drapes open it overlooks a walkway and the beautiful property. On a cool evening you can increase privacy by pulling the ceiling to floor drapes closed that also keeps warmth in.
The hot waters of the spring fill the tub and offer out a sulfur odor that most people may not associate with relaxation. Be aware to leave your sliding glass door closed to the room when filling the tub as the odor will linger in. Included are scented bath gels to add to the tub as it fills and it really helps dissipate the sulfur smell. Another tip, remove jewelry before getting into the mineral springs tub, discoloration could occur. Once in, you can turn on the jets or leave the water calm and enjoy the how your skin feels as if enveloped with silk! A little more info from the website:
For over a century, travelers have sought the healing powers from natural mineral hot springs located at the Paso Robles Inn. During the era of Spanish missions in pre-statehood California, Paso Robles was known to the Native Americans and Missionaries as the “hot springs.” The Missions’ Padres were so impressed by the healing powers of the mineral hot springs that they made annual pilgrimages to take (bathe and drink) the thermal waters.
Sulfur is naturally occurring under the hotel and throughout various parts of town in Paso Robles. The water is rich in sulfur compounds and trace minerals which assist healing in a variety of ways. Hydrogen sulfide gas (responsible for the aroma) is a powerful antibacterial agent, stimulating to the body’s mucus membranes, soothing to the respiratory system and calming to the skin. Soaking in sulfur water can ease symptoms caused by arthritis, back, shoulder and neck pain and can also help detoxify the body.
It was so relaxing to end the night and start the day in the mineral springs tub, I’m still trying to figure out how to pipe it from there to my own tub!
In addition to the spa rooms, there are spa treatments available by appointment as well as a heated pool and hot tub. Walking around the Inn, the beauty is stunning and you don’t feel like you’re in the middle of downtown Paso. Outside our back patio.The koi pond is fun for the kids, you can get fish food from the front desk for feeding!A wedding perhaps, there are beautiful spots on site year-round.The steakhouse restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and some of the food is grown right in the property gardens. If you choose to eat off site, plenty of restaurants, ice cream and candy shops are within walking distance in the town square as well as wine tasting, farmer’s markets, or stumble upon a wedding. A proud member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Paso Robles Inn has a rich and colorful place in the town’s history spanning more than a century. It’s a must visit when in Paso, and if you’re lucky enough to stay, I highly recommend a mineral springs tub room! The front desk offers a Passport to Paso Robles Wine Country, this includes discounts when you visit many of the winery partners’ tasting rooms. For those traveling with families, ask about their kid-friendly packages that is being updated for 2015! For more information or to book your stay, visit http://www.pasoroblesinn.com/.
We stayed as guests of the resort, all opinions are 100% our own.