Staying in Paso Robles
Paso Robles has a wealth of accommodations for the traveler, from budget hotels to winery-owned Bed-and-Breakfasts, and everything in between. This article is about two of my favorite places to stay in Paso – La Bellasera and Hotel Cheval.
La Bellasera (www.labellasera.com) refers to itself as “Luxury By The Vine: A Boutique California Hotel” and it really lives up to its billing. Located off of the Southwest intersection of the 101 Freeway and Highway 46, the hotel is a perfect gateway to the Westside Paso Robles wine country. During our stay, service was impeccable and gracious. And the room we stayed in was fantastic, with a fireplace and whirlpool. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant (Enoteca) with a not-surprisingly great wine list. Of course, La Bellasera also offers all the other amenities one would expect from a hotel of its caliber. And, if you have any concerns about freeway noise – don’t. We heard nothing during our stay.
Hotel Cheval (www.hotelcheval.com) was recently named one of Sunset Magazine’s 25 Best Hotels in the West. Well deserved, I say. Located right off of the town square in downtown Paso Robles, strolling around the square and visiting the various shops, restaurants and winery tasting rooms in town is extremely convenient. With only 16 rooms, every guest is made to feel incredibly special. Accommodations are outstanding. Our room had a beautiful high ceiling and a fireplace. There are outdoor fireplaces as well, and the hotel also boasts its own wine bar – the Pony Club.
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