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“All superlatives” 4 of 5 stars
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2552 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (Formerly The Sundance Inn)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 31 Paso Robles B&B and Inns
California
1 review
“All superlatives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

Our host, Tom, made us feel comfortable as soon as we arrived, with a quick lesson in winemaking and a glass of pinot. He recommended two VERY good restaurants and accompanied us to one and entertained us at the other with his guitar playing. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hudson Valley
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

Spent a couple of terrific nights at Tom's place. Comfortable and relaxing. Views to die for. We even helped in the wine making. Tom makes great wine by the way. Looking forward to seeing him and it again. If you have a chance to hear Tom play guitar at a local venue don't miss it! His breakfast was delicious!
Casey Biggs

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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irvine, california
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

I have never been to Paso Robles and wanted the perfect getaway. I found the Villa Valdemosa on line and called the Tom and the next thing you know I had my perfect getaway. When I arrived I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. The Villa over looked all of Paso Robles and was right in the heart of all the best wineries. Tom and his home gave us the most hospitality and best experience I have ever had. I now have my perfect getaway for the future and plan to return shortly. It is truly a magical place.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

My fiancee (now husband), best friend, brother and a new friend we had never met before stayed at Villa Valdemosa for a weekend getaway over Columbus Day weekend... oh, and we got married while we were there.

First, regarding the Bed and Breakfast: Fabulous. Each of us are regular travelers, although most of our experience is out of country... even our dog has circumnavigated the planet... and each of us felt that the charm of Villa Valdemosa coupled the graciousness of our host made for a wonderfully memorable stay. Tom was actually performing at a nearby vineyard when we arrived. He left a note for us on the table in the entry to let us know which rooms to tuck into as well as passes and a map to nearby wineries. Anxious to meet our host, we started with Sculpterra where he was playing. Contrary to a previous reviewer's experience, we found the area to be easily navigable. The nearby wineries were each lovely with very individual personalities; all of them were enjoyable. We were welcomed warmly, engaged in intelligent banter about the varietals and looked after with a smile.

We were having so much fun at the wineries, that we barely made it back to the Villa for our wedding!

To the topic of having our wedding at Villa Valdemosa: planned, executed and celebrated without a hitch! The overlook patio in the sunset was perfection. The wine maker's feast (prepared by the host) was scrumptious. We drank wine and port late into the night on the back porch and woke to the smell of fresh coffee and pastries which we snacked on until Tom's utterly FABULOUS breakfast. The souffle was light, yet creamy and Tom very conscientiously took my best friend's vegetarian status into consideration in the preparation (extra bacon for ME!).

You know, you travel here and there... you stay in a five star in Munich followed by a boutique hotel in Bangkok followed by a bare bones in Chuuk... a well appointed room anywhere is simply that, a well appointed room. Our rooms here were certainly well appointed: the bed was big and comfortable, the bedding thick and smooth, the bathroom huge (garden tub AND walk in shower) with big fluffy towels. What makes Villa Valdemosa such a special place to stay comes down to the people running it. Tom is a very genuine, very real person... yes, the Villa is a business, but the hospitality is the heart of it. Tom is "good people"... this comes through in the Villa.

Not only do I recommend Villa Valdemosa, I can guarantee that we will return ourselves.

The jet port at Paso Robles makes this a very easy weekend getaway! All we had to do was park the plane, jump into the rental car they had waiting for us and scoot over to the Vila... Paso Robles truly is a hidden gem. Explore it!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

Four of us spent one night at this charming well-sited, Tuscan-style B & B. Tom Roebuck is an interesting, laid back host who promptly responded to our every request.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

The room was gorgeous! The website does not do the rooms or the property justice. It was everything we expected and more! It was beautiful, quiet and relaxing.

We arrived late in the evening and were greeted warmly. We were served a delicious plate of cheese, crackers and apples by the chef. Both mornings the owner prepared a mouth watering breakfast. We took our delicious coffee and sat on a deck overlooking the beautiful vineyards before adventuring to the nearby wineries for a weekend of memorable wine tasting. We recieved excellent personal service by the owner, Tom, who made sure all of our needs were taken care of.

We are looking foward to our next trip and we will be staying here again. We would highly recommend the Villa Valdemosa to everyone.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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los angeles, california
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

although the inn keeper wasn't at the b&b when we arrived he made sure we felt welcomed, provided us with clear instructions and welcoming hors d'oeuvres and, of course, a bottle of wine. the service was exceptional and his breakfast choices were fantastic and delicious. his selections of where to eat were "right on" if you like fine and good dining. the room we stayed in was big, clean, and comfortable. the views from the b&b were magnificent and the location, well... apropos, a winery at the bottom of the property!! what i liked the most was the cozy environment and the opportunity to meet others. the b&b does not have cable in the rooms but who needs television when you are surrounded by nature and good wine! what it has is a large selection of dvd's that the guest can borrow and a library with many books on wine!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Desperado Inn

Address: 2552 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (Formerly The Sundance Inn)
Location: United States > California > Paso Robles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Paso Robles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax at our romantic Villa located close to town and yet worlds away. Surrounded by vineyards, bask in the sun by the pool and enjoy see forever views from our 1200 ft elevation on a ten acre estate,lined with olive trees, lavender, and many kinds of flowers. Four suites, all with full bath, private patios or walk out sundecks. Southwest/Tuscan decor; eclectic furnishings; flat screen DVD players in every room for private movie viewing our library of over 500 first run movies. Air conditioned, Pool, serene, exclusive. Owner is Executive Chef and winemaker. Est. 2007.. Ten minutes from 20 wineries, located in the heart of the "Backroads wine district" in east Paso Robles. WALK to a nearby winery for a picnic and tasting. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villa Valdemosa Hotel Paso Robles
Valdemosa Hotel Paso Robles

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