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“Amazing French Country Bed & Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petit Soleil, Bed and Breakfast

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“Amazing French Country Bed & Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at Petit Soleil from June 21 - 24th and just loved this treasure of a bed and breakfast. We stayed in a queen room on the second floor with the pig theme "cochon". The room had a lot of character and was clean. The room is very small...it is not meant for hanging out in but for sleeping in. That was no problem for us as we fell in love with San Luis Obisbo and spent no time in the room! We loved the awesome bathroom, the free wi-fi, the amazing brunch and happy hour with free home made treats, delicious French and CA wines, and beautiful patio area. The parking was free but was shared with the restaurant next door. We loved the proximity to downtown San Luis Obisbo and the surrounding towns. We definitely intend to return to this gem of a B&B and the city we fell in love with...the happiest city in the US!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diane A
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Baileys Harbor, WI
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at this charming little hotel in November. We found it on Tripadvisor and it turned out to be be a great choice. My husband and I both loved it. The room was warm and cozy and the staff even brought appetizers to our room for us the night we arrived. The breakfast was outstanding and the staff very helpful. The location was perfect and we cannot wait to return!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night on our way from L.A to San Francisco and came across Petit Soleil on chance.
With the warmest of welcome and the hugest of smiles we were shown to our French room which was just wonderful. For those who take life a little too seriously then think again about staying here but if you don't mind a little bit of french style cosy kitsch in your life, then this may be the B&B for you.
Quality has not been overlooked for theme. The shower was AMAZING, the toiletries L'Occitane, the bed was incredibly comfortable and the bath robes were the finest I've ever I've seen. Excellent WiFi and a decent TV were modern touches in what otherwise felt very much like a French country farmhouse room.
Last, but not least, HAVE BREAKFAST! There are the usual cereals, croissants, fruit etc but they also serve 2 'specials' a day which are home cooked from scratch. We had nutella baked homemade French toast. And yes. It was as good as it sounds.
A marvellous and happy B&B run by true Francophiles that know how to make guests happy.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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california
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Nice 10 minute walk to main area of downtown. Really friendly service. Great wine and appetizers. I would honestly have preferred the more informal approach most bnbs have with help yourself vs being served because it allows you to talk to other guests but it was nice. Breakfast was lovely. The rooms were nice, clean, and the soaps etc were in unique bottles. I am rating this as more of a 4 star experience because of the loud trash truck at 5:30 am on a Sunday morning and I think it is about 40$ overpriced. We payed 219 plus tax for a room on a Saturday night. If it was a little cheaper 5 all the way.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Half Moon Bay, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel 3+ times and LOVE, LOVE it! The staff is fantastic, the food is great and the rooms are decorated very shabby chic! Very tastefully decorated and clean. Their turndown service is also much appreciated!

The hotel is a great location to downtown SLO and you can walk (or ride one of the hote's FREE cruiser bikes!). This hotel helped us fall in love with San Luis Obispo. Also, every single time the hotel has recommended a place to eat or shop, it has been worth it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Shannon N
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San Jose, California
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

As others have noted, this is a cute little hotel decorated in a French country style. We stayed there mid-week in a downstairs room called the Chanticleer. The room was nicely decorated with roosters as the theme, and had a comfortable king size bed, fair size bathroom with tub and shower, and a 24"-26" size flat panel tv located inside the amoire. We genuinely enjoyed the CD music player playing French and Parisian themed music which added to the overall experience. We didn't experience any overt noise problems which some reviewers have alluded to, and slept restfully in our unit, albeit with the windows closed.

The breakfast room is nicely decorated in a French country style and offers about six tables, with another five in an adjacent outdoor courtyard with fountain. Once again, they have French music playing during the breakfast which adds to the ambience of the hotel. We had the French toast which were good sized and quite tasty, All the while, the staff was very friendly and helpful. All in all, we recommend this hotel for its charm, value, and friendly service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This B& B was not up to expectations set by its website. Room was hot and stuffy. Commode kept running. Room did not overlook courtyard. Fruit for breakfast was not well cut or presented. However, staff and owners were very cordial. Overall, a bit too much like camping out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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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
Petit Soleil Hotel San Luis Obispo

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