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“But Can You Keep It Up?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Oaks Hotel

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The Oaks Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Paso Robles
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“But Can You Keep It Up?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

Going up for a Wild Coyote wine club member event, the five rooms in their B&B were full so for the first time in a long time I had to find an alternative place to hang my hat. You TripAdvisor reviewers showed me the way by making The Oaks #1 in Paso Robles.

I think of the Paso Robles market as having two distinct lodging markets. There are the many, small B&B's and then there are the hotels. The hotels seem to range from a 5-star like Cheval in downtown Paso to the 2 and 3-star chains like Holiday Inn, La Quinta Inn and Courtyard by Marriott as well as some unique facilities like the historic Paso Robles Inn, the ordinary Adelaide Inn, the upscale La Bellasera and the ever-present Best Western Black Oaks.

The question then becomes one of price and location. Because The Oaks opened in November 2012, I am suspicious of the current pricing. We paid about $160.00 on Saturday for a King sized room, and $140.00 on Sunday. Will that be the price a year from now if they continue to get stellar reviews?

There is a lot to like about this hotel besides the newness and moderate price. With three floors and 90 rooms, they remind me of a Hampton Inn. Their amenities are better, however, since they offer high end soaps, lotions and body wash. Each room comes with two bathrobes and slippers. The towels are fluffy and large as you would expect from a new facility. The staff is very personable in keeping with management's training, I am sure.

Because they were not crowded, we were upgraded to a King suite. The suite, unlike say an Embassy Suites which has separate living rooms and bedrooms, is just a longer room where they place a full sized sleeper sofa and an extra TV. The room is otherwise pretty standard for what you would expect for most 3 and 4-star hotels.

We didn't use the pool but I could see it outside the hotel. It has plenty of use along with the adjoining jacuzzi. The dining room was packed in the morning. The cooks were visible from the serving area so you knew they were making fresh eggs, potatoes, bacon & sausage. On the second morning there were fresh baked biscuits and sausage gravy. Each day they put out a menu for dinners which were served in their dining room. We didn't participate in that but I could see that on Saturday it was fixed price either steak or lamb chops for $35.00.

The hotel is on the north end of town, just around the corner from the Holiday Inn, Adelaide Inn, a Motel 6 and the Best Western Black Oaks. There are plenty of fast food type options within walking distance as well as gas stations and access to the 101 Freeway and 46 East. To get to downtown Paso Robles it was as easy as going straight through the traffic light, past the fair grounds and into town the back way so you can avoid the Spring Street traffic.

So why the "Very Good" review and not the "Excellent" review? Because the rooms nice but not extraordinary, because the price is competitive but not below market, because the breakfast was good but not great, because the location is nice but not blissful, because the service was wonderful but hard to believe it can be maintained. Would I go back, absolutely, but I would also think about trying the Marriott or La Quinta. More than anything I would rather be back at my B&B up on the hill watching the hawks circle lazily over the valley.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Don't let the drive near railway tracks and nearby trucker hotels put you off. The Oaks is a really lovely, new hotel with top- notch classy amenities and fixtures. Room was large, lovely and quiet thanks to solid-core doors and cushy carpets. Soft towels, amazing comfy bed and pillows. Marble topped counters and desk gives a 'glam' feel. Justin upgraded us to the 3rd floor for 4 nights. No 'view' in this part of town, but much happier than being level with parking lot. Terrific pool and hot tub area was private with awesome padded cushions on every lounger. We even took a bottle of wine and take-out dinner there one night (ssshhh!) and had the place to ourselves for the sunset on padded rocker chairs & glass-top table. Hot Breakfast was amazing - even apple bread pudding one day-yum! Kitchen and chef/cook right there to keep things fresh and hot. Nice little dining area with fresh flowers on each table. They were experimenting with dinners over the weekend which we missed, but that will be a good option rather than all the expensive downtown Paso restaurants. Owners/managers are on-site and very present, so service is friendly and facility are first-class. We are so glad we followed TA recommendations and booked here for our wine country visit. Highly recommended.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Wish the location was better but the facility and the room was very nice. Also enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi. Easy parking good breakfast and town is nearby, also convenient to the many wineries in the area. Be sure to check the table in the lobby for free tasting coupons. Room was spacious and the bedding was awesome. Modern bathroom with thick towels, and nice desk area and chair to work on the computer. Large wardrobe with ironing board and luggage rack. Coffee maker, refrigerator and safe also coffee and tea in the lobby. The surrounding area was weird, a tractor supply place across the street and a Motel 6 and crummy casino next door. Staff was very welcoming.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

The Oaks was rated #1 on Trip Advisor in Paso Robles area and we had very high expectations after reading the reviews. Here are the reasons we were not as enthusiastic. Our first impression is the public reception area which feels like any other motels of this type i.e. Holiday Inn Express, however, the rooms are nicer and well decorated. The problem with the rooms were the beds which had mattresses that were too soft and both my husband and I woke up in the morning with our backs hurting. My husband who already has back problems, slept really poorly due to the softness of the mattress and the mattress sagging. I suggested that if someone complains of the bed being too soft, they might want to have boards that they can place under the mattress. The staff was very responsive to my idea and said that they would share with management. The other problem with the property is location. It is in an industrial area and even though the charming town of Paso Robles where the good restaurants and nice shops are located is about a mile away, but I wouldn't recommend walking into the town. And, finally,we were looking forward to an unusual complimentary hot breakfast (reviews made it sound as if breakfast was made to order) in the morning, but again the quality was no different than breakfasts offered in other properties like this one (i..e Holiday Inn, Hampton inn, etc) and quite ordinary. The staff was very nice and I hate to be so critical, but my expectations were very high after reading all the reviews. If you lower your expectations, I think you will be very happy with the Oaks.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Adding my positive comments to all the others. It was like a 4 star hotel with a very affordable price. All the extra bathroom supplies were great , and the bed was very comfortable. The bed was a bit high for my petite body, but the staff was very helpful and hunted down a small stepstool for me. They were very accommodating! We had two adjoining rooms, which made our family visit so much easier. The breakfast the next morning was a great hit with the family , as they had a wide variety of HOT breakfast! My son and his family , who live in California , can't wait to visit again with more family visitors. We highly recommend this hotel !!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

We had a wonderful stay at The Oaks Hotel. It was our first visit to Paso Robles and we are glad we chose The Oaks. The staff was so friendly at check in, the rooms were clean and very nice, and the breakfast was more than you would expect. We also had the owners go above and beyond for us. They called for a taxi for us, but they were running a bit behind, the wife said her husband would run us to the restaurant and we should call if we needed a ride home. Place to stay for sure!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

We were so happy with our stay! All staff was extremely friendly. The front desk lady spent about 20 min. showing us on a map which wineries to visit. Hotel room was very clean and comfy. The included breakfast was AMAZING.

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Property: The Oaks Hotel
Address: 3000 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1305
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Paso Robles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Paso Robles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oaks Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completed in the fall of 2012, this brand new three story hotel offers ninety spacious rooms and suites, numerous amenities, a selection-rich bar and Indulge, restaurant for breakfast. We invite you to come and explore our new facilities and relax in one of Paso Robles’ finest hotels. Combining eloquent boutique design with modern finishes, The Oaks Hotel is the perfect destination after driving through the gentle rolling hills of vineyards and coastal mountain ranges of Central California. With nearby attractions such as the historic Hearst Castle, over 180 local wineries and quaint family owned shops located downtown, we wish to make you feel at home in between exploring and experiencing the beautiful wine country of Paso Robles. The Oaks Hotel and Suites is your ultimate choice when looking for a comfortable and elegant place to stay during your visit to this beautiful wine country. At The Oaks, you will discover that we are the new standard of comfort and convenience! ... more   less 
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