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2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2695
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#4 of 33 in San Luis Obispo
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.5
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4.5
Value
4.1
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. It is centrally located for exploring the Central Coast with wineries and beaches no more than 10-15 miles away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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David A wrote a review May 2022
16 contributions9 helpful votes
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We showed up at the Apple Farm Inn, in San Luis Obispo with out a reservation on a RECON mission for up coming event. Anthony was more than happy to book us a room $159.00 for two people. The room was Beautiful with private access to the pool and hot tub. Joanna is a sweetheart and always smiling. Just be prepared if you have room 100 you will hear footsteps above you it is right below the lobby. Fantastic breakfast across the parking lot at the Apple Farm Restaurant. Be advised the restaurant closes at 1400 on weekdays. Big shout out to Hanna T. And Shelby good luck with your college ladies you are AWESOME.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Small vehicles only. No room for pickup trucks or vans
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Thomas wrote a review Apr 2022
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Good location, several restaurants close by. Our room (#27) was very nicely decorated. We parked right outside our room. We were a bit nervous about parking because we had $1,400 worth of tires in the back of our pickup - all still there in the morning! If you are expecting a brand new room with impersonal decor - stay somewhere else. This place has character, well maintained gardens, friendly staff, a restaurant for breakfast and we also got cookies and tickets for the wine tasting.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Christen D wrote a review Apr 2022
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I brought my kids up here to stay for a couple nights for their Spring Break. We had two bikes with us so we could explore on bikes. When we checked in I realized our room was on the bottom floor and it would be extremely difficult to bring the bikes in for the night. So, I parked as close to the entrance as possible, under a light, and we locked them up. My hope was that a front door camera would be another obstacle if someone tried to take them. When we came outside our first morning the bikes were gone. I immediately went inside to ask about cameras or if there was any help they could give me. The hotel has no cameras on their property and I was told to call and file a police report. So much of our two night getaway was spent doing this. The people at the front desk said they were sorry but there was nothing they could do. While waiting the employees were talking about another desk who had come in and using expletives to describe the other guest. My kids were sitting on the couch listening to this. Later that day I went back to check with the new front desk people and was again told there are no cameras and they were sorry it happened but there was nothing that they could do.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Jola F wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions4 helpful votes
Room was dark, carpert was old , dark and looked dirty, fabric furniture was stained, bed pillows were old and uncomfortable to sleep on. There were dark hair in both shower and the cink. On the top of it we heard vaccum in the room above us in early hours of the moring so couldnt sleep in.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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christine u wrote a review Apr 2022
El Dorado Hills, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
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I have stayed at the Apple Farm many times and have always had a wonderful experience. After my most recent stay we will never be coming back! Not only has the Apple Farm gotten rid of everything that makes this hotel charming and a unique "wine country hotel". They have stripped most of the normal amenities, including properly cleaning of the hotel rooms. During our recent stay we checked-in to find our top sheet was grossly stained. When calling to ask for a replacement I was met with the response "I don't know if we have any clean ones to give you because all of our rooms are booked", what hotel does not have a back stock of clean comforters. In addition, our shower was covered in black hair and after walking around barefoot in the room for two minutes our feet were black (clearly the room was not properly cleaned). We asked the front desk if we could have the room cleaned and their response was "maybe, our cleaning staff is very busy so they may not have time to get to it". They were completely rude and uncaring (which was the attitude of most staff we talked to). When returning to our room later that afternoon the room was NOT cleaned. We checked with the front desk staff again and they made up a lie that we turned the housekeeping staff away when they came to clean our room, which was impossible because we had been gone all day. We immediately checked out of the hotel and stayed at the lovely La Quinta just down the street (where you can find kind front desk staff and clean hotel rooms). To make the situation worse, the night manager told us that due to our trouble there would be no charge for our stay which was not the case. The hotel charged our card for the full amount of our stay anyway. Thank goodness for good credit card companies that know fraud when they see it and can dispute charges. If I could give zero stars I would. The entire experience at the hotel was gross and unacceptable. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Greg H wrote a review Apr 2022
Atascadero, California156 contributions93 helpful votes
We used to love this place. For 20 years we visited regularly from our home in Santa Cruz County with our children, enjoying the warm welcome, the cosy rooms, the evening wine reception, the gift shop with something for all, and the kid-friendly menu at every meal. We just visited again, intending to have lunch, but we left hungry, sad and disappointed. Gone are the beautiful plants all around the property, the children’s toyshop upstairs, and all of our favorite menu items. Gone is the warm welcome, replaced by uniformed staff lurking around the entrances with fake smiles on their faces. It appears that the new management hasn’t yet had time to ruin all the rooms, based on the most recent reviews, but we hear that gone too are the fresh-baked cookies and the hot cider and chocolate at check-in. TripAdvisor still gives Apple Farm a high star rating, based presumably on an average of over a thousand reviews accumulated over many years. But the place that earned all those glowing 5-star reviews has gone. We live in SLO County now, so most likely we will not go looking in the area for a replacement for Apple Farm for our little getaways. It’s a sad thought, however, that visitors to SLO in future will not experience the place we used to love. Perhaps TripAdvisor will correct their misinformation by including only recent reviews. And the new management will put the Apple Farm right again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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elarbolita wrote a review Mar 2022
Glendale, California12 contributions8 helpful votes
Just stayed at Apple Farm for the last time. We stayed here a couple of months ago, and our blue room (#307) was pretty. But the fireplace didn't work and the room was very cold. I made a reservation a month ago to stay last night for my husband's and my anniversary. I'm sure I said I want a room on the third floor, but they reserved a room for us on the main floor. They said they had one room on the third floor left and I could go check it out. I went up there (#327) and unlocked the door. There was a stale, unpleasant odor underneath the sickly sweet smell of room spray. The colors in the room clashed. Unlike the furniture in other rooms I've stayed in at Apple Farm, the love seat was really small and narrow (not big enough for two people) and the single chair was large and a bright yellow green. I felt the bed and it was really hard. So I left and got the original downstairs room. My husband and I went in and the bed was also hard, but not quite as bad. The room was decorated like it was haunted by my mother-in-law. Big red roses all over the walls. Kind of reminded me of the movie "The Shining". In fact, the halls at The Apple Farm also remind me of "The Shining". But that could be kind of humorous. I think we're done with Apple Farm though. I think when you spend a lot of $ for a place, it should be pleasant. It was not a romantic room. We were given free meal tickets for breakfast because it was our anniversary, but we didn't use them. A couple of months ago, we ate breakfast at The Apple Farm and it was awful and the restaurant was freezing cold.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: #307 is pretty. #327 is ugly with a super hard bed. In our downstairs room, we could hear guests...
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Tony S wrote a review Mar 2022
Portland, Oregon445 contributions170 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking forward to our first visit to Apple Farm Inn. it was OK. The room was large and comfortable, but the the arm chair and couch were stained from long use and needed steam cleaning. The water pressure in the showere was weak. I am not sure if we will stay here again the next time in SLO.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jan wrote a review Feb 2022
42 contributions9 helpful votes
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I really enjoyed our room. It was so cozy. The decor was darling. Bed was comfortable and the room was very nice and clean. Room had microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker. The wallpaper and pictures in the room and wallpaper was darling. Four poster king bed was nice except it made if difficult to watch TV in bed. The chair and love seat was very nice. Bathroom was a good size. I really loved this room and would definitely stay again. Only disappointment was the hot tub was broken and they don't have a continental breakfast. Coffee and tea is available in the lobby.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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David wrote a review Jan 2022
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My wife and I have been staying at the Apple Farm for over 32 years. Our recent stay was the first unpleasant experience in all our 30 years of going nearly every year. Our children who are now grown have fond memories of the Apple Farm. I understand that it may be difficult to manage a hotel during the current pandemic environment but that certainly can't excuse bedlinens not changed (hair on sheets and pillows), bathtubs not cleaned (hair in drain) and dirty carpets. Just not in keeping with basic sanitary and hygienic practices, especially during a pandemic. We found a prescription medication capsule on the bedroom floor. The height of negligence. Just not acceptable. Couple this with cheap hard-as-rock mattresses, deferred maintenance on heating and air-conditioning units, the elevator not working, spa not working, and hotel staff with apparent little experience in hospitality, it added up to far less than the high standards this place once had. Further disappointing is no more of the bottles of Martinelli’s Apple Cider and candy kisses in your room upon arrival, no more cookies and apple cider in the lobby, no more souvenir red wooden apples topped with the brass leaves in your room, no dinner in the restaurant, and most disappointing of all was the decision to remove the charming gift store and replace it with a wine shop with local wines and a handful of locally sourced items like bath soaps and olive oil. The shop was opened but we thought the place was closed because the porch which was formerly decked with beautiful flowers and garden accessories was completely stripped bare. Windows were bare of any signage and there was no open sign on the door. Nothing on the outside gave any indication that the place was even open for business, we only went in to get to the restaurant. Once inside we were told the gift shop was permanently removed in place of the wine shop. Very unfortunate. Since neither of us drink we just left. The former gift shop catered to all guests with selections of Apple Farm branded preserves and wines, Apple Farm logo souvenirs like sweat shirts and coffee mugs, a variety of cooking items; scone mixes, sauces, pottery, teas, books on local sites to see, kids toys and books. It was a fun place to browse. Now it is just of interest to wine drinkers. Seems that current owners are rebranding Apple Farm from a cozy country inn to a wine tourist destination. Might appeal to some but this place is off our list. Our adult children who remembered it like it was say they won't be staying either. Too bad.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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apple farm hotel san luis obispo, hotel apple farm, apple farm inn luis obispo san
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountySan Luis Obispo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
106
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Farm Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Apple Farm Inn?
Nearby attractions include California Polytechnic University (0.4 miles), Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo (0.7 miles), and Gladiator Paintball Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Apple Farm Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Apple Farm Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Apple Farm Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apple Farm Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Splash Cafe, Petra Mediterranean Pizza and Grill, and Apple Farm Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apple Farm Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Apple Farm Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Luis Obispo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apple Farm Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Apple Farm Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Apple Farm Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Apple Farm Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (0.8 miles) and Ah Louis Store (1.0 miles).