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Apple Farm Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2015 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
San Diego
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Oh What A Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Wow, our first time staying here and what a pleasure it was! Superb service in the lobby to start, followed by a welcome reception with bottomless wine out back. The room was splendid! Super clean, decorated to near perfection, and just one heck of a nice place to be. A little later, we visited the pool/spa area, and found loads of clean, dry towels waiting. The area was clean and looked great. The pool temp wasn't too bad and the spa was just right. Everything about this hotel made us smile. One thing that is very important to us is Quiet! We don't want to hear the other visitors while in our room. And we didn't! It was almost as if we had the whole place to ourselves. Oh, and to add some fun, there was a chorus out back of our room. Some frogs would "sing" each night beginning shortly before sundown. They would croad a while, stop, then start. But they seemed to quit about "curfew" so that Apple Inn's visitors could get their sleep. Perfect! We were here to visit the area for some wine tasting, and you can bet that our next trip will include a stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind review of the Apple Farm. We are happy to hear that your first stay with us was wonderful. It sounds like you had a chance to relax and really enjoy yourselves. The frogs along the creek are great at soothing our guests to sleep. We are glad you enjoyed them! We look forward to having back during your next trip to the Central Coast!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

perfect location for ovenight stay. easy access from the freeway. quaint place. Yummies cookies, very friendly and helpful front desk staff. pleasant walk to many restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our property. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your comments about our staff. Our number one goal is to ensure our guests feel comfortable and enjoy themselves. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Torrey, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

For a nice change, the Apple Farm Inn is different than most motels with it's cozy, country charm. We've stayed here before and always enjoy coming back when we are in San Luis Obispo. I've never had so many pillows on a bed as the one we had in our room this time - 14! James was very helpful to see that our arrangements were in order. Great service!

Room Tip: We had a room upstairs and on the back. It was a treat to open the windows and let the brook and fr...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Thank you for reviewing the Apple Farm. We are glad you had a cozy stay with us. Our beds do tend to have a lot of pillows on them but 14 might be the most! The best part is that you you do not have to worry about putting them back in their place. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Apple Farm again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed in one of the updated rooms this time. Comfortable, attractive -- more sleek but still very homey. Polite and friendly service. Very well kept up property, nice flowerbeds.
Great baked goods in the restaurant. Menu limited, but food is good though a little pricey.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad you were able to experience one of our renovated rooms. Our goal is to keep the Apple Farm charm but provide more contemporary decor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We stayed here during Thanksgiving week a while back and it was decorated for the holidays in the most wonderful way! There is a large gift shop which features holiday items, and another cider wheel house with more treasures. The lobby of the hotel is beautiful, the restaurant is excellent and the breakfast is amazing! The grounds are just gorgeous. You can stay in the main hotel building, or the smaller building in the front. The main building is much more decorated and Victorian and adorable. The one story front building is nice if you have kids and need to be near your car for things, and also they have a couple of joined rooms in the front building which are perfect for families. If you're just a couple, I'd recommend the main building where the lobby is and the grand decor. This is the perfect place to stay, especially during the holiday seasons. Wonderful, a little pricey, but worth it. And very close to the adorable downtown Higuera Street area and Cal Poly. If you want to stay here for any Cal Poly events, book WELL in advance, especially Parent's weekend or Graduation.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building if you want the full experience of the decor -- and the creekside is best...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
Thank you for reviewing the Apple Farm! We are glad you had the chance to stay with us during Thanksgiving. The holiday season is magical around here! We start decorating months in advance and the Apple Farm turns into a winter wonderland. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the holiday cheer! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to your next visit at the Apple Farm.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We recently spent another anniversary in San Luis Obispo at the Apple Farm Inn. We've stayed in the inn several times over the years, in both the main inn and the Trellis Court, which is the smaller, less pricey annex. Both are decorated in country Americana with lovely wallpaper and canapy beds. Fresh cookies are given at check-in, and coffee, etc. are always available in the reception area. Each afternoon enjoy the complimentary wine/hors D Oeuvres reception down near the creek and old mill. The property is beautiful with hanging baskets of flowers blooming everywhere. Staff members are always friendly and helpful. We like to eat at the Apple Farm restaurant where they serve good, homey food and amazing pastries. Be sure to spend time in the lovely gift shop while you wait for your table, although guests at the Inn can make advance reservations. Visit the farmers market, antique stores or other downtown shops and drink coffee or eat at outside tables. All are within walking distance of the Inn. A lovely few days!

Room Tip: Look for internet specials in the Apple Trellis Court and ask for a first floor, king room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our property. We are so happy you decided to celebrate your anniversary with us! It sounds like you and your spouse thoroughly enjoyed the special occasion. We are glad you were able to partake in the guest wine reception and enjoy a few meals in the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Apple Farm again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This was my second time to stay at the Apple Farm. On this trip I realized it's really nothing different than the other major hotel chain. Sure the rooms are charming with 4-post beds and flower wallpaper. But, the rooms are SMALL, and bathrooms even SMALLER. There is so much furniture in the rooms it is difficult to keep bags and misc travel stuff organized. Oh, and I can't forget the TV. It was OLD, OLD, OLD... So old the picture was blurred. One more thing, Hwy traffic. If you're a light sleeper try to get a room in the main building, which will cost more money, or choose another hotel. The bed was comfortable though. If you don't care about the "fluff" then then this place is really nothing special.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Apple Farm. We are disappointed to hear that your stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We work very hard to provide our guests with an experience that cannot be found any where else. From our complimentary guest wine reception to cookies upon arrival we strive to make our guests feel at home. In regards to your room, you stayed in the Trellis Court which is the motel section of the property with smaller rooms and bathrooms. The Main Inn offers more spacious accommodations and larger bathrooms. Many of our guests do not mind the size of the Trellis Court rooms but in the future, you may be happier in one of our rooms in the Inn. We hope you will come back to stay with us again so we can show you what truly sets the Apple Farm apart. Thank you for your feedback it helps us continuously improve our services.
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Address: 2015 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#2 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#3 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apple Farm Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Apple Farm Inn is located near downtown San Luis Obispo and very close to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. All the rooms have fireplaces and complimentary wireless internet access. The property has a heated swimming pool, an on-site spa, a restaurant featuring comfort cuisine and an elaborate gift shop. It is centrally located for exploring the Central Coast with wineries and beaches no more than 10-15 miles away. ... more   less 
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