We usually get to Paso Robles two or three times a year and have stayed at a variety of accommodations, from the cheapo Melody Inn to $200+ B&Bs. This time we were meeting friends who were in a recreational vehicle and we knew we wouldn't be spending enough time to warrant the big bucks for the B&B, so we decided to try the Inn. We knew it was ideally located and got a great price online.
We checked in and were surprised to discover that the great price was for a "spa room." We learned about the springs and it's benefits from the front desk staff and decided to try it. The room was very large with a King bed, fireplace, a table w/chairs sitting area, and a lovely balcony that contained not only the spa, but also a patio table and chairs that enabled us to sit and enjoy the lovely green areas with plants and trees. The chef plants vegetables and spices around the grounds as well which adds to the green and natural feel of the place. The bathroom was very large with a long vanity with double sinks, a tub and shower. We had an end unit, 1105, and we didn't hear a peep from other guests the three night we were there.
Be advised that the springs are "SULPHER,"......i.e., rotten eggs. Sulpher has long been associated with healing/health. As a matter of fact, wineries use sulpher to clean out the wine barrels because it kills bacteria and does not allow anything to grow in between the barrel slats so they can use them again. If you fill your spa, the water will smell.....that is what makes it "healing." They included several packets of bath oils that somewhat covered the smell, but it does stink. Even if you do not chose to use your spa, you will get a whiff of the sulpher smell from time to time. For me it was not a big issue. The sulpher baths are one reason why the Inn was designated as the spring training location for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 40's.
The food was amazing and very reasonably priced. Split a breakfast because they give you so much food you cannot eat it all. Wednesday night is Prime Rib night and I have NEVER tasted better prime rib in my life. It melted in your mouth.
You can walk to everything, and the staff was the friendliest and most accommodating ever. We mentioned that one of our bathroom sinks had the Hot/Cold reversed (they have recently updated) and 3 minutes after we got back in our room the plumber appeared. We also mentioned that we would like a rubber bathmat as the tub was a bit slippery for showering. We had one within the hour.
Service with a smile, lovely people, great prices, fabulous location. It's our new "go to" place in Paso.
One criticism.....nice new flat panels with really lousy reception on the main channels. That seems a "no brainer" to fix.
We'll be back.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated and centrally located downtown Paso Robles, the Historic Paso Robles Inn is the perfect spot to enjoy Paso Robles wine country! Right across the street from the City Park, the Paso Robles Inn is within close walking distance of wine tasting, boutiques, restaurants, movies, specialty culinary shops and more! The hotel features 98 beautifully appointed guest rooms and deluxe mineral spa rooms offering a private spa tub on your balcony or patio fed by mineral springs that have attracted travelers for over a century. Relax in the stunning garden setting, enjoy the award-winning Steakhouse, Coffee Shop and Cattlemen’s Lounge. ... more less
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