WOW! I cannot believe the lack of reviews made of this AMAZING bed and breakfast.
I have been here several times with my wife and though I am a little reluctant to give up one of our hidden little gems, I we feel that we need to give Inn Paradiso some serious "Props" as my son would say.
With the recent over abundance of unremarkable, cookie cutter bed and breakfasts cropping up by the dozens in Paso, and our current economic state, this is the place to go if you want a taste of a true "Auberge Style" Inn that captures the essence of the Paso Robles wine country vibe without all the trappings of that loaded buzz word- "charming", while also providing bang for the buck.
Not only that, but it's a whole package- the food here, the little details like hand made truffles and little bunches of lavender tied with ribbon when they turn down the beds, flower arrangements in the travertine shower, impeccably clean rooms.... it's out of this world.
This place has been in Paso for over 15 years owned and operated solely by, get this guys, an award winning chef. The most humble and unassuming award winning chef I have ever met, that is for sure.
The cuisine is absolutely to die for from the interesting and incredible, delicious breakfasts (not your normal, boring and poorly executed B&B fare), to the dinners that are like none I have ever experienced. The owner and Chef Rochelle makes you feel so at home, so welcome so spoiled, that you truly feel like royalty. All her food is locally sourced and organic, is inventive not contrived and oozes passion, and a real love her craft.
On our last visit, we had the pleasure of having our dinner served by Rochelle's daughter whom is a Certified Sommelier. Now, being an avid collector of French wines for over 40 years, and getting the run around from half the buyers in wine stores and restaurants whom claim to be Sommeliers these days, this "kid" really knows her stuff. I even tried to throw her a couple of curve balls, and nope! Nailed right on!
By the end of the meal she was teaching me things about varietals and Chateaus that I had never heard of, and writing down recommendations for me that I have since found and enjoyed immensely. A tip of the hat to you on that one my lady. A very focused, talented and sharp young girl (mid twenties?) her table service, and of course her wine service was flawless. I sensed a long back round in food service here, I guess that would be a given. She is truly her mother's daughter and the commitment to excellence is apparent in the second generation taking the reigns with new and fresh ideas for the Inn.
As world travelers, my wife and I have high expectations, and I will be the first to admit, are pretty hard to impress and kind of hard to please. This place is a breath of fresh air. It's got a certain kind of magic that I just can't explain.
The building is all hand crafted, huge railroad trestle beams, hand forged wrought iron every where, hand done stone masonry, a sixty foot stone fire place. It's almost impossible to explain the style, you just have to see it to believe it. Almost Gaudy-esque/ hobbit meets Beaux Arts. Simple, super rustic gardens, and no attitude. Humble, honest and from the heart. The rooms though, romantic, beautifully and thoughtfully appointed and beyond luxurious and comfortable. We have had the opportunity to stay in all three suites, and they are all exquisite.
The service is amazing, thoughtful and not obtrusive, and the attention to detail is phenomenal. The website simply does not do justice to the property but we were told it was being re-designed (no doubt a nudge into the future from the exuberant daughter?) so we will be keeping an eye out for that.
Inn Paradiso has captured our hearts, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in Paso Robles.
- 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