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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 #3 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles, California
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I love the Apple Farm and come here multiple times a year. My one complaint this trip is a game the hotel has during the holidays. Guests are encouraged to find the missing elf, Dash, in exchange for a chance to win a two night stay. A little elf doll is hidden in the gift shop for guests to find. The problem is I twice witnessed the gift shop staff telling certain guests where Dash was hidden. As a result, they are essentially selecting the guests who will be entered to win the stay. Not fair. They shouldn't have the contest if it isn't fair for everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your recent visit to our property. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stays! The Missing Elf Contest is one of our guests' favorite holiday pastimes and I am sorry to hear that has been tainted for you. I will contact our Gift Shop Manager and make sure that she knows about the incident so that we can make the game as fair as possible as was our original intention. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

San Luis Obispo is a quaint down to earth town, and I cannot think of a better place to spend time in this town than the Apple Farm Inn.

This property has a charm of its own with extremely friendly staff, quaint old style rooms, with a fireplace and well appointed but not luurious decor.

There is a gift shop with a host of interesting articles and the restaurant serves tasty and hearty food.

If possible ensure that you vis San Luis Obispo on a Thursday night so that you can visit the night market downtown wher you can walk around and savor some of the fresh produce, street cooked food, and relaxed and friendly people walking the streets.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, December 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your recent stay at our hotel. It sounds like you had a nice time and we are so glad to hear it. We are thrilled to hear you were able to experience all the different parts of our property as well as the Farmers' Market in downtown San Luis Obispo. The market is famous here and it really embodies what the "SLO" life is all about. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was our second visit to the Apple Farm Inn. The first was 20 years ago. We have always wanted to return and we finally did. We were not disappointed. We love the atmosphere. We loved the decorations throughout the entire hotel. We loved the very well decorated rooms. We stayed around Thanksgiving time and it was already VERY WELL decorated for Christmas. We have stayed at many places during the Christmas Hoidays and have never experienced such a VERY WELL decorated hotel. The entire place was a Country Christmas Wonderland! The service in every aspect of the entire hotel was excellent and impecable. We were truly amazed at the friendly staff. There was always a friendly offer of coffee, tea, sweet treats, etc. available in the lobby for snacking.

Our room was outstanding. Each room is very well and wonderfully decorated in a country theme. The rooms were noticably well cleaned and prepared each day. They really pay attention to details. ALL-in-All, we hope that it will not be another 20 years until we return. We love it there.

Something to keep in mind...We were in a renovated "king" bed room on the upper (3rd) floor. Excellent and worth the couple extra dollars. The bottom (1st) floor is "BELOW" street/lobby level. Kind of basement like. Keep that in mind.

Room Tip: We were in a renovated King bed room on the upper (3rd) floor. Excellent and worth the couple extra...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, December 3, 2012
Thank you for your review and your recent stay at our property. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and we are so glad to hear that you were able to return after all these years. We are especially grateful for your comments on our staff members as we always strive for great guest service. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Christmas decoration is truly unique and I have to say we liked a lot that idea.
We loved the fireplace in our room!! Excellent idea with free tea, coffee and cider in the lobby.
Rooms are clean and spacious, staff very friendly and seems to be very well trained.
The only minus is the restaurant. Steak was way too overcooked, duck confit not very tasty.
Roomservice breakfast for two was close to $US 50,- which I believe is little too expensive.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and for your recent stay! We do appreciate all the feedback that we receive as it continually helps us to improve. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and our holiday decor. The holidays are a great time here and we love the photos you posted of all the decorations and your room. Thank you for letting us know your experience at our restaurant. I will be sure to pass it on to our Food & Beverage Director. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here for Thanksgiving weekend. We thoughly enjoyed our stay. The room doors were decorated,and the hallways were even decorated. It really felt like a holiday. When we registered we were given wine, cookies, cider, meal vouchers, and an invitation to a guest reception (held every day). We felt like celebrities!! The gift shop was great. Their selection of gift items especially for the holdiays were things you would not find anywhere else, and they even had a 40% discount for Black Friday.
Our room was cute and a great price. The food was very good. My husband said it was the best country fried steak he had ever had.
We felt like we had gone away to a magical place. Keep up the good work!!

Room Tip: We had the smallest room at the inn. The bed was a double and maybe a little small for two people...
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  • Stayed November 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, November 26, 2012
Thank your for your review and recent visit to our property. We are so happy to hear that you had a nice stay and that you visited our Gift Shop and Restaurant as well. The holidays are a fun time around here and we just love decorating for the season and spreading holiday cheer. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Loved the Apple Farm Inn. Our room was very spacious and had a fireplace. Great location, because it is right next to CalPoly. We recommend the restaurant for breakfast. The farm is has goats and other animals.

  • Stayed November 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, November 26, 2012
We appreciate your feedback and your recent stay at our hotel. It sounds like you had a very nice time and we are glad to hear it. Our hotel is conveniently located near Cal Poly and we love welcoming our Cal Poly parents and students year round. Thank you again for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This was a great place to stay with the family. Room was large, well-appointed, and clean. Bathtub for washing up the boys was helpful. The hotel is what you'd expect it to be: a country kitchen feel. The restaurant served hardy food and catered to the boys too. In-room breakfast was a basket of piping hot basket of what appeared to be fresh baked muffins. The grounds were fun for the family to explore. The gift shop provided an hour of entertainment in and of itself. We were able to take quick drives to Morro Bay, Avila Beach (the lighthouse was not open on a Friday), and the mission. The hotel is also close to the cool little downtown of SLO. All in all, a great find.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your recent stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you got experience many different parts of our property and the Central Coast. We do make all of our baked good in house and they are a special treat that our guests enjoy! Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to welcome you and your family again soon!
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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 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apple Farm Inn 3.5*
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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