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Desperado Inn
Ranked #27 of 30 Paso Robles B&B and Inns
Pollock Pines, California, United States
1 review
“Thank you Leslie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We spent two nights here for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Leslie is the most gracious hostess I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She set us up for all day horseback riding followed by lunch (which she packed for us) and wine tasting.. The breakfasts she cooked for us were absolutely wonderful and made to order at whatever time we decided to get up. Evening happy hour was also great. Leslie went out of her way to make us feel welcome and spoiled. Thank you Leslie for all of those little personal touches.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandra M
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my honey's 50th birthday. We had a couple of minor glitches to start out but the very gracious Leslie took care of everthing immediately and had us stay in the "honeymoon suite". This place is so welcoming and the views are spectacular. Leslie made everything perfect with her great personality,great cooking and overall exuberance for her job. Tom(the owner) is fortunate to have her as she really knows how to treat people...she even made a "birthday cupcake" for my honey. Thanks for a wonderful stay and if we ever return to that area we will be staying there for sure!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bucks County, PA
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Recently sent two nights at this lovely B&B. The views, as everyone says, are simply breathtaking. Leslie is a wonderful hostess, very warm and friendly, and made us feel extremely welcomed. The breakfasts were awesome, happy hour was a blast and the evening sky just beautiful. We found the location to be very convenient to many wineries, as well as downtown Paso Robles. The rooms were spacious and clean. Pool clean and refreshing. All in all it was just a wonderful stay. We will recommend Villa Valdemosa to friends as long as Leslie is the hostess. She made our stay memorable, comfortable and fun!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Mateo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

What a fantastic place. Warm, welcoming, comfortable. Leslie was amazing, her generosity, humor and willngness to cater to guests needs made our stay special. The grounds are beautiful and the weather was great. I will definitely recommend Villa Valdemosa to others and hope to come back. Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Spent last weekend at Villa Valdemosa, and it was beyond our expectations! After a 6 1/2 hour drive, we arrived later than anticipated on Friday night. Leslee, the absolutely amazing (!!!) hostess-cook-housekeeper greeted us and suggested we join Tom (the proprietor) and the other guests for wine and "nacho night." Tom was warm, welcoming, and as we learned more, is a true renaissance man. Turns out that the beautiful guitar music we were listening to was his CD!

One of the other couples left for a dinner reservation, and we started thinking about making some plans for ourselves, dreading getting back in the car again. She must be telepathic, because Leslee conferred with Tom, and they invited us and another couple to join Tom and his friend for dinner on site. Leslee's cooking is delicious, and a last-minute shift from dinner-for-two to dinner-for-six didn't faze her at all!

After a delightful Italian meal al fresco, looking out over the beautiful views, and then a fireside chat with another couple that was staying there, we finally got around to seeing our room. But not before Leslee made sure to point out the 600 DVD colleciton (and microwave popcorn) available to all of the guests. The room was large, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed (complete with big bottles of shampoo and bottled water on the nightstands). I honestly don't understand why anyone would complain about no access to cable TV. Really??? Chillax and enjoy some downtime. We did. And if you can't find one movie out of 600 that interests you, well, no comment!

Although breakfast is "technically" served from 9-10:30, Leslee arrived early to accomodate another couple that was setting off for an early morning bike ride. I think it was something like 7am. Who does things like that? Leslee! She stuck around for us late-comers and prepared delicious omelettes made from eggs from her chickens. And yes, there was lots of orange juice! (read a review that complained that there was only water....) There was also fruit, yogurt, and freshly baked bread.

I could go on and on about day 2, but this is already getting long. Tom was nice enough to make dinner reservations for us at a winery where he was perfoming and was engaging at every encounter. Leslee gave us discount coupons for wineries, entertained us with stories, and just made it "all about us." She really "gets" the hospitality business.

We'd recommend this to anyone (and already have), and will be back. Thanks, Tom and Leslee!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Uxbridge, Canada
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Only stayed for a night but we wished we stayed longer! Grounds and Rooms were lovely, well kept and comes with a million dollar view. Lesley the hostess is a firecracker who seems to love what she does, has great stories, cooks up a storm and truly makes you feel at home ......an absolute Gem!

We'll be back .... J&K

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jim W
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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

The hostess and owner are both super friendly and generous, the food was amazing, pool was perfect, and they gave us winery coupons, dinner recommendations, etc...overall we had an awesome time and couldn't recommend this place more! We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank mdinkler
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Property: Desperado Inn
Address: 2552 Old Grove Ln, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9438 (Formerly The Sundance Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Paso Robles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Paso Robles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desperado Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax at our romantic Villa located close to town and yet worlds away. Surrounded by vineyards, bask in the sun by the pool and enjoy see forever views from our 1200 ft elevation on a ten acre estate,lined with olive trees, lavender, and many kinds of flowers. Four suites, all with full bath, private patios or walk out sundecks. Southwest/Tuscan decor; eclectic furnishings; flat screen DVD players in every room for private movie viewing our library of over 500 first run movies. Air conditioned, Pool, serene, exclusive. Owner is Executive Chef and winemaker. Est. 2007.. Ten minutes from 20 wineries, located in the heart of the "Backroads wine district" in east Paso Robles. WALK to a nearby winery for a picnic and tasting. ... more   less 
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Villa Valdemosa Hotel Paso Robles
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