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“C'est la vie!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petit Soleil, Bed and Breakfast

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1473 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925   |  
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Centreville
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“C'est la vie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This adorable French-themed B&B is a must for anyone staying in SLO. From the minute we pulled in, it was like we were in a small French country inn. Stephanie, who was at the front desk, is like the friendliest, most pleasant person ever. I wanted to adopt her. After we checked in to our beautifully appointed room, we went to the back garden for appetizers and wine before dinner at a local restaurant in town. Even the guests were smiling and friendly, telling us what a great place this was. There are magazines in the room, journals, to sign and write comments, and the piece de resistance was a CD player with old fashin French music to listed to. It was very reasonably priced with breakfast and afternoon wine and appretizers included. The couple who own it were very gracious and helpful. I want to go back again and again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Mary S
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Nottingham England
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This really did feel French but with very friendly Californian service
A great find with beautifully decorated rooms, great breakfasts and lovely wine with appetisers in afternoon
Extremely friendly staff.
Great value for money..would stay again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather507
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

A one night stay on a Wednesday. We chose the suite. While it is a little pricey, it was very nice. The afternoon appetizers and wine was a nice touch. The morning breakfast was very tasty. I would stay there again. Only downs I saw were 1) Parking is a little bit of a pain, 2) it is a bit loud with the activity at the restaurant right next door, and 3) the staff is very young (at a B&B, I like to interact with owners and hear their stories) and we never saw he owners. None of those concerns are a deal breaker for me.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We usually stay in 4 to 5 star hotels but wanted to try a B & B. We were not disappointed. The rooms were very well furnished and the staff was helpful. The breakfast was designed to make you want to stay and have another cup of coffee and the afternoon appetizers and wine were first rate. We would do this again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen B
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is a quaint Bed and Breakfast, and perfect for our stay in SLO. It is very walkable to downtown, and nearby to great eateries. It offers a wonderful hot breakfast each morning. It's difficult to choose which meal to eat. It has a charming courtyard, and a delicious wine and appetizer offering each day at 5:00. We enjoyed our room, and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We really don't have anything bad to say about this hotel! It's absolutely wonderful. We recommend it to anyone. The staff is so friendly! The rooms are each uniquely decorated. Ours had a sunflower theme. They have complimentary wine, beer and appetizers in the evening. You sit in a cute courtyard and enjoy the home cooked food while they turn down your beds and place homemade truffles on your pillows. The hotel is a short distance from the downtown area. They have 4 bicycles they will loan you. We used then to bike into downtown for dinner. The next morning the has a buffet, coffee, and homemade quiche or waffles. They also have vegetarian and vegan options. Overall, an amazing b&b. Check it out if you're in SLO.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We took the train from Santa Barbara to celebrate our anniversary, and chose to stay at Petit Soleil. It was a perfect stay, for a short trip. We found champagne and truffles, and a note for us in our room when we arrived. Breakfast was amazing- two hot meal options, along with fruit and fresh baked goodies. We were able to borrow bicycles for a ride around the city, just a few minutes down to downtown.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Petit Soleil, Bed and Breakfast

Property: Petit Soleil, Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1473 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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Petit Soleil, b&b
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