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“25 yrs of Excellent stays.” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Calif
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“25 yrs of Excellent stays.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We've been staying at the Apple Farm Inn over the past 25 years and each and every stay has been Excellent. Wonderful food, refurbished rooms that are really clean, comfortable, and affordable. The location is good. The beds are comfortable. The staff are personable and the prices are great. Sign up for their e-mail specials and you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, March 27, 2013
Thank you so much for post your review and for your stays with us over the years. We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed them so much. We really appreciate the feedback of all of our guests and most especially from our longtime guests such as yourself. We look forward to welcoming you for many more stays!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very comfortable room and bed, but the décor is "over the top" with chintz and wallpaper. Too busy and overdone for us. There is an associated restaurant and gift shop, which are also full to the top with knick-knacks and gee-gaws of every possible variety. Food service in the restaurant was very slow.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We appreciate your review and your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Our country decor and theme can be over the top, but it is the decor that our guests have come to know and love. In our recent room renovations, we have modernized the decor more to give it more of a contemporary country design. Thank you for your feedback as it continually helps us to improve!
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Canyon Country, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We love the Apple Farm. The location is right off the freeway, the rooms are very nice and very relaxing. The staff is always friendly and will do anything for you to make your stay enjoyable. Some folks say the decor is too country, but that is why it is the Apple Farm. If you want a plain Jane room, this isn't the place for you. Their specials make it very affordable to stay here. We stay at the Inn and Trellis Court. The Inn is nicer, but more expensive. You can't go wrong at either. The shuttle picks you up next door if you want to go downtown so you don't need your car. CalPoly and Morro Bay are a hop skip away too.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 25, 2013
Thank you so much for posting your review and for your stays with us over the years! We are so thrilled that you have chosen us as your home away from home and that you have enjoyed the various amenities of our property. Our location is conveniently located about one mile from downtown San Luis Obispo and the local trolley picks up next door to us on Thursday nights for Farmer's Market and on Fridays and Sundays seasonally. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you for many more visits!
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I are regular guests (for many years) at the Apple Farm Hotel. It is our home away from home. We love the beautiful Country Style rooms, Stores, Restaurant and Grounds. The Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is delicious... I especially love the Apple Farm Salad! The rooms are very pretty (many recently redecorated) and cozy, each with their own fireplace. The two Gift Shops on the property carry many beautiful items. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is a great pool and jacuzzi.

It's easy to get reservations that include a Special Package deal. Quite often they offer rooms at a discounted rate along with cash vouchers for the restaurant, bakery, or store. They also have "color" discounts in the Gift Shop each month (ex: anything that has PINK on it is 20% off in the month of March) as well as an Outlet right on the property (where everything is at least 50% off). These specials make it real easy to say "let's go" to the Apple Farm! :D

Anyway, guess you can tell I am a big fan of the Apple Farm.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and for your stays over the years. We are so glad to hear you are such a big fan and we really appreciate your feedback. It sounds like you have definitely experienced all that we have to offer. I will be sure to pass on your comments to our entire staff. Thank you for making us your home away from home! We look forward to welcoming you for many more visits!
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Glendora, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Apple Farm is Quaint. The grounds are beautiful and the front desk staff are nice. We stayed in the Motel section of the Apple Farm at the last minute on an unexpected trip. The room was over powering with Country decor. Every inch is pastel flower country theme and needs to be updated. I agree with other reviewers that the facility is probably meant to cater to older couples and I mean older than 35 probably closer to 60.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
We appreciate the time you took to review our property and for your stay. We are glad to hear that you had a nice visit and that you enjoyed the grounds of our property. Our Trellis Court rooms are in a more traditional country floral design, however we have updated the majority of our Inn rooms to reflect a more contemporary style. We plan on doing the same in our Trellis Court rooms in the next year or so. Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon!
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I wish I could give the inn 3.5 stars because it actually is a decent inn in a pretty rural setting. The rooms were clean and the check in was smooth. The restaurant is good though we only got breakfast there. The cookies from the bakery are delicious - and you get 2 free ones when you check in :)
The main put off for me was the decor. The flower theme was carried too far - every square inch of my room including the cupboard had a flowers. Also my room was really tiny. My guess is it is meant to cater to older couples. Would recommend if you are above 35 and travelling as a couple / family

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, March 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay and that you enjoyed your breakfast at our restaurant. We do have a fairly floral country theme. That being said we have updated the decor in many of our Inn rooms to reflect a more contemporary country design that is not quite as floral. We plan on doing the same in our Trellis Court rooms within the next year or so. We do appreciate your feedback as it continually helps us to improve. We hope to be able to welcome you to our inn again in the future.
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Westminster, CA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. Staff was very friendly, room was perfect. Would definitely go back again. Did not eat at the restaurant so cannot rate it. The hotel hosted a wine tasting reception with light snacks.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your review and your recent stay at our hotel. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like you were also able to enjoy our daily wine tasting reception. That is a favorite amenity of our guests and we are glad to hear that you liked it as well. We appreciate your comments and we look forward to welcoming you 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#11 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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