We stayed two nights at the Apple Farm over 4th of July weekend and had a pleasant and relaxing stay that exceeded my expectations. Apple Farm has the charm and ambience of a bed & breakfast with the amenities of a hotel.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff who made us comfortable with glasses of wine and cookies. He even advised us about the Thursday farmer's market in downtown that evening, and helped us find a great hike in the morning (Irish Hills, a great little morning loop).
I was expecting "floral charm" based on reviews and photos, but was pleasantly surprised by the decor of our 1st floor king room at the Inn. It had been recently upgraded and the decor is in line with the country charm theme, but updated to be much more tasteful. The room was spacious and more than enough space for us.
The inn is well-located about a mile away from downtown. There's a trolley which can take you in and out, but we found it to be a very pleasant 15-20 minute walk to the restaurants downtown without the hassle of driving.
The only cons to report:
- I immediately found two very large spiders - one on the wall, one on my pillow (eek!) upon arrival. After getting rid of them, I inspected the room several times and didn't see any more.
- If you're hoping for a swim, the pool is rather small and feels a little dated despite being clean and well-maintained.
The pros far outweigh the cons. Would definitely love to visit SLO and stay here again.