Yes, my boyfriend says if I use amazing one more time in my blog, my conversations, etc. he's going to lose it. Well, I tried to come up with all these fancy titles but at the end of the day, I thought to myself what would be the first thing out of my mouth if someone asked me about Inn Paradiso. I would in my over excited voice say, "OMG! It's soooo amazing!", in a voice similar to one in "Valley Girl" circa 1983 with Nicholas Cage!
From the beginning, we had nothing but a pleasurable experience. We made our reservation with Cindy who was very helpful and walked us through the process of what we could expect. She asked for any dietary restrictions, etc. She informed us that she would be on vacation and Donna would be assisting us. We arrived a bit early to Paso and Donna graciously assisted us while I was in my frazeled - got to get out and wine taste mode...she was very patient, sweet and gave us a wonderful overview and tour of the property. The property has three rooms. We ended up staying in the Maria Sabina room which is located on the second floor of the building. There are two rooms upstairs and one downstairs. Off of our room was a lovely outdoor patio that looked out over the pool, while it's a shared patio with the other room we had the entire porch to ourselves. They had lovely vintage wicker chairs, with John Robshaw fabrics and a lovely teak bench outside. They left candles and matches outside so you could create your own ambiance. I appreciated that since I love candlelight. We would relax after being out all day with a nice glass of wine. The property itself is unique to the area. There really are no words to try to describe the property other than it's even better in person. It's hard to capture the essence of it and how magical it really feels when you are there.
The two upstairs rooms look over the main common area - you can keep the door open or closed. Our room was spotless, lovely linens and robes from John Robshaw as well as spa robes for those that like longer robes. Our bed was super comfortable. Our room had a nice shower with great water pressure with beautiful soaps. For those that like to relax there was a separate spa like tub with lovely bath salts, toiletry items, fresh rosemary, and a candle for you to relax. They stocked our room with wine glasses, fresh water daily, lovely chocolates, almond bark and nuts (assortment changed daily), a kettle, a french press for those that enjoy coffee and an assortment of teas. It also had a small refrigerator incase you needed to keep something cold. Fresh rosemary grown on the property was sprinkled throughout the room along with a vase of fresh flowers. I found these touches thoughtful and nicely done.
Breakfast was served daily. They served breakfast in the main common area on a lovely table that Steve the owner had converted from a large piece of redwood that was found on the property. Fresh flowers on the table, beautiful vintage silverware, and lovely little details for those that enjoy presentation and aesthetics. We stayed three nights - the first morning (I don't eat eggs and had only requested fruit) my boyfriend was served a "Cup of LIfe" which consisted of home made yogurt, granola and fresh fruit and an omelette (have no idea how to spell since I don't eat eggs) with fresh veggies, beans, and various items. I was served an assortment of fresh fruit which was delicious. The breakfasts for the remainder of the stay were incrediable. All the eggs are fresh, veggies from their garden, and flowers picked from their property really make it make special.
We were able to meet and spend time with the owners Steve and his girlfriend Gisela. We found them both very charming, down to earth, knowledgeable about the area and very approachable. I love to antique and only blame Steve for me spending too much money since he recommended several places to shop. Donna the Inn Keeper was friendly, warm, attentive and if you needed something she was available and helpful. We couldn't have found a warmer group of people. We really felt like we were with old friends.
We are already looking at our schedule to figure out when we can come back. This is the ideal getaway for people who are looking to relax and enjoy their surroundings. There are no tv's in the rooms or in the common area. I am a tv junky and found it a welcoming break. It's the perfect place to read, spend time with friends, your signficant other or your family. For those that like to wine taste, we found it easy to access all the wineries and in the ideal location after a long day to hop into down. Some places are further out but Inn Paradiso's location made it easy to come home and change and head into town for dinner since it was close to downtown. I know they mentioned the property is still evolving as it's been a process for them to refurbish Inn Paradiso. My only feedback as a guest would be (like one of the other reviewers) is it would be great to have a few lounge chairs and a little table by the pool for relaxing. I have no doubt this is something they will do but I selfishly am saying this because the next time - we want to be lazy and do nothing but lay by the pool and read! LOL!
Overall, this is one place not to be missed and is a breathe of fresh air for those that love design and architecture. We will definetely be coming back. While we want them to thrive in their business.....secretly, we want to keep this hidden gem to ourselves for selfish reasons.
A big thank you to Gisela, Donna and Steve for making this a memorable trip for us creating a space where we can come and relax, enjoy, and recharge our batteries. The only negative is we had to leave but the positive is we will be back. We look forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a breezy hilltop amongst old oak trees just five minutes from the center of Paso Robles. Deer, fox, and hawks abound. Suites feature private entrances, ultra luxurious bathing facilities, 1200 thread-count bedding, balconies, and a fireplace. Inn Paradiso is decorated with mid-century furniture, antiques, original art, and vintage photography. The inn itself is uniquely handcrafted of old growth woods with rustic elegance and a modern eclectic design sensibility. We offer a health conscious, locally-sourced, organic breakfast. Great restaurants, wineries, farms, and hot springs are all nearby. We are proud to be a Sunset Magazine Editors Choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Paradiso Hotel Paso Robles