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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
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“A Perfect Mini Vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights over the Thanksgiving weekend and had an amazing stay. Had a great dinner at the restaurant and enjoyed the breakfast in bed service. You have to try the blackberry jam. It is out of this world. Room was spotless and the staff members were gracious and very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 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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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
We appreciate your review of your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear that your Thanksgiving vacation exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your meal with us. We love being able to welcome our guests during the holiday season. Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

From the welcoming front desk, who easily changed our room reservations to suit our needs, handed the kids fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and poured a delicious glass of local wine for my husband and me, to the friendly maids who greeted up every morning the service was impeccable. Our room was one of the recently remodeled rooms perfect for families. Since the Inn was decorated for Christmas we took family photos and the staff always volunteered to man the camera so we all could be in them. The turn down service was a nice feature, We had breakfast served in bed one morning - fruits, pastries, yogurt, juice and coffee. The next morning we used our dining voucher for a hearty country breakfast in the restaurant. The food is delicious, the new menu has some incredible additions.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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, December 2, 2013
Thank you for posting your review and for your recent stay with us. We love to hear how helpful our staff was and that your family felt welcomed and comfortable. It sounds like you were able to enjoy many different amenities on our property and we appreciate your feedback on all of them. The wine and cookies at check-in is such a fun way to welcome our guests. We are glad you think so too! Thank you for your comments about our restaurant as well. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon!
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

we love the apple farm. Quaint but expensive. They do have great sales every season so register your email address to get notices. We always have a wonderful time. The town has a great farmer's market on Thursday which makes for a nice evening.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 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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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your many stays with us over the years. We are so thrilled that we are your spot here in San Luis Obispo. Our local Farmers Market and downtown area is definitely fun to explore and we are located about 1 mile away which makes us a perfect home base. We certainly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you for many more visits in the future!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have been to this boutique hotel many times in the past, but not recently. We were told that they had renovated their rooms so we were intrigued and made a reservation. We do not normally critique hotels, however, we felt compelled in this case.

We booked a renovated room on Sunday night for a reduced rate, but still paid over $200, so our expectations were high. We entered into our renovated room and found the primary changes to the "country-themed" main building were a flat panel television, a travertine tile tub enclosure and new carpet.

The rooms are still outfitted in over the top country decor, the tub is so shallow that soaking is impossible, and the furniture was old and dated. Also, I am confused, they went to all the trouble to buy and install state-of-the-art flat panel televisions, but didn't spring for an HD cable feed. It was a weird experience looking at fuzzy fat people on a new 40" flat screen!

As to comfort, the mattress was lumpy and hard, there was a stale smell in the bathroom, one of our lamps was broken, and the old-timey motel style air conditioner could not adequately cool the room. It was hot as hell in that room that only my grandmother could love. Oh, I almost forgot...There is a fireplace in your room. Don't bother, if it is cool enough to need one, this one won't do the the job. They have the gas turned down to the point that you can barely see or feel the flame. No heat and No ambiance.

The next morning we went to the restaurant for breakfast, hoping to drown our sorrow at having spent a sleepless night on a lumpy bed in a sweaty tropical jungle. Our hopes were high, until we looked at the menu, $12 to $15 for a bacon and egg breakfast! This put a cap on it for us. This whole place is overpriced and underwhelming.

Do not waste your time and money here. They have not kept up with the times and market and their renovations are barely noticeable. It was very disappointing as they still have a nice Christmas ambiance, but their overall value is poor.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 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, November 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We certainly appreciate your many stays with us over the years. We are so sorry to hear that your visit did not exceed your expectations. When renovating our property, we have attempted to keep our country theme while modernizing some of our amenities. We do plan on upgrading our television service to HD in the next few months. Thank you for letting us know about the air conditioner unit in your room. We will be sure to have our maintenance team take a look at it right away. In the meantime, we do hope to hear from you personally so that we can address your concerns specifically. Thank you again for your feedback.
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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was unsure what the accommodations would be like from previewing the rooms on the website. I've lived in SLO County for years and know the establishment has a good reputation, have dined at the restaurant and shopped in the gift shop, but have never been inside the Inn. All my worry was for naught, our room was lovely. The staff was extremely accommodating and the Inn was absolutely beautiful. No doubt I will stay again when we have a need to be in town for the evening. Certainly was beyond my expectations.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 18, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your room so much! We really appreciate your feedback especially because you are a local guest. We look forward to welcoming you for another stay soon!
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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We got to the hotel and it was already all decorated up for Christmas on Nov 8th. Christmas was everywhere. I expected to see pumpkins turkeys and hay bales. They just skipped right over a really nice Fall holiday. Then to add to it, on Sat they had a Christmas extravaganza going on all day, and guests couldn't even park in the lot. Not good!!!!
We had a nice enough room, but they usually have robes in the room and they weren't there, had to ask. The TV was so old and small, not a flat screen. Bed was a little hard. Someone had their bathroom fan running all night so didn't sleep well.
Overall still a nice place to stay, workers are super nice and the wine tastings in the late afternoon is very nice. Christmas before Thanksgiving not nice.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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, November 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback on our holiday open house. Each year we kick off our holiday season with this fun event for our guests and local community. We love Thanksgiving as well, but our holiday decorations are so over the top that our guests ask for them to be up for longer than just the month of December so they can have time to shop and enjoy them. We do keep our restaurant in a more fall themed decor until after Thanksgiving so our guests can enjoy this as well. We are sorry to hear that you weren't able to find parking. Next year for this event, we will be roping off a special portion of our parking lot for Inn guests. Thank you for letting us know about the bathroom fan. We will work to get it fixed right away. We are in the process of adding flat screen televisions to our rooms right now. We have completed this in many rooms and we hope to finish this in 2014. Once again, we do sincerely appreciate your feedback. We certainly hope to welcome you for another stay soon.
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Irvine, California
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Although I was a little hesitant to stay at an inn, I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed my visit! The rooms are not large, but they are not tiny either. They had a more cozy feel to them. What made this place more special was the "homey" feel. The beds were comfortable, there was a fireplace, a free wooden apple souvenir, and even a little basket filled with Hershey's kisses and apple cider bottles. I would also recommend the restaurant across the parking lot. With great food, an excellent view, and a two story gift shop, this place was fantastic. Already stayed twice!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, November 12, 2013
We appreciate your review of your recent stay with us. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your room as well as our restaurant and gift shop. We love to hear our guest's feedback on our little extras like the innkeeper's wooden apple gift. Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments. We look forward to welcoming you for another visit 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
#3 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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