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“Absolutely Charming”
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Hotel Cheval
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
San Mateo, California
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Absolutely Charming”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I can't imagine a more charming place to stay in Paso Robles. The Hotel Cheval is delightful & inviting. Our room was lovely: nice fireplace, fluffy duvet, crisp bed linens, and a little plate of cookies to greet us. Great courtyard with fireplaces, etc. - perfect to enjoy a glass of champagne after a hard day of wine tasting!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lafayette, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2011

I have travelled the Central Coast of California for decades. This is the best room you will find within 100 miles. It is quiet, located a half block off the main square, and within walking distance of several great, not good, restaurants. It is an understated study in good taste. The interior courtyard with the fireplaces, slate, cooper, and stone work are not your cookie-cutter mom and pop enterprise. The owners spared no expense. The rooms are as good as you can get. I can compare them to One and Only's, Four Season's, and any Relais Chateau. Hotel Cheval easily plays in their league (except the aforementioned big room rates). Service is efficient, unobtrusive and NOT pretentious. It is yours when you need it. The hotel is small, book plenty in advance.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2011

I was in Paso Robles for business and always travel with my two small dogs. They are sometimes nervous traveling and this hotel seriously rolls out the red carpet. I was excited to see upon checking into my room they had already prepared my room with a huge and comfy dog bed, bowls for their food and placemat so thankfully I don't have to worry about the water drops. My dogs went right to sleep on the bed and just as they pounced on their dog bed I relaxed on the huge California king bed. All of us were feeling like Paso Wine Country royalty!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Winnetka, CA
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2011

We get away to Paso several times a year and try different hotels every time, and we anxiously awaited our Hotel Cheval stay. It is a beautiful hotel - classic furnishings, understated colors. However, we were given the Trumpator room (front bottom-floor room) which we didn't like at all. Although the room has a lovely patio, the two lounge chairs were not user-friendly (the cushions were dirty and full of leaves), and the short patio walls leave you exposed to the adjacent patios and, worse yet, the sidewalk! We never used it. Even the roman shades on the patio doors do not fully block the view out to the street, or IN our room from the street!! We had a couples massage in the room one morning, which proved an interesting exercise in trying to fit two massage tables in such a tiny room! The courtyard with the wood-burning fireplaces is beautiful, and the Pony Club bar is beautiful for an afternoon drink. We didn't take advantage of the breakfasts, so I can't comment on that. It is a very expensive hotel and I think, if we decide to try Hotel Cheval again, we will be sure and request a specific room upstairs, and away from the street.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2011

We were recommended this hotel by a friend. Although I'm sure this hotel would be very nice for a couple on a romantic weekend, we were traveling with our infant son and it was totally inappropriate. The room was small so that it was hard to find a place for the portable crib, there was no bath tub for him to have a bath and the sink was too small for him to sit in. All of the furniture was wobbly and there was no cover on the fireplace so he could not go on the floor. They did not have pay per view television or wireless internet. There was not room service nor was the staff at all helpful in helping us find somewhere to get dinner. The only place on the property was a bar where children were not allowed. We arrived late and hadn't eaten. When you have a baby in a hotel room, you cannot leave that room once he is asleep. Our room had a view of the parking lot and dumpsters and the air conditioning was horribly loud which made for a restless night. The cost of this hotel is on par with staying at such places as Baccarra, The Four Seasons, The Ritz, or Shutters, all places I have stayed with children which were much more accommodating. It was our wedding anniversary and we had been married in Paso Robles and decided to splurge on somewhere nice on our way through town. I was very dissapointed.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank buttonpeg
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Huntington Beach, California
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113 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2011

My wife took me there for my 50th Birthday. It was fantastic! The rooms are remarkable with a great fireplace. The courtyard with the real wood burning fireplace and chairs is a great place to unwind after a day of wine tasting and dining. It is right in the middle of town next to great dining, shopping and relaxation. You can also get an in room massage. The service was stellar. Recommend deborah's room for diningat Justin winery.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2011

If quiet luxury is your aim, this is a wonderful spot from which to explore the wonderful Central Coast. Outdoor fireplaces are lit nightly in the central courtyard, breakfasts are hand delivered to your door each morning and rooms are spacious and serene. Cocktail parties each afternoon buzzed with cheerful energy but we were focused on wineries by day and more wines for evening and didn't join in. Our room had a gas fireplace which also added to the luxurious elegant setting. One dilemma you will face: whether to relax in your room or loll about in the beautiful outdoor seating areas which are full of beckoning comfortable furniture! Ah, decisions!
The Cheval is located in town and you can walk everywhere. Restaurants and shops and the park are steps away.
We don't always need such superb concierge-type attention since we normally are great planners and have our own agenda but the staff here is wonderful and could probably find a needle in a haystack for you if that was your request.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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hotelcheval1021, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cheval, responded to this review, 8 February 2011
Thank you so much for your positive review of our hotel. Since your stay with us we have upgraded our breakfast, a much greater selection is now served from 7am in The Pony Club. Guests have reacted really favorably to this change but we still offer delivery to your door should a guest request it!
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Property: Hotel Cheval
Address: 1021 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2537
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Paso Robles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paso Robles
#7 Family Hotel in Paso Robles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Cheval 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cheval is Paso Robles' finest boutique, luxury hotel, located in the heart of downtown. Situated in California's prized Central Coast food and wine region, this sophisticated and intimate hotel offers well-traveled guests an experience unlike any other in the area. Hotel Cheval features exceptional, personalized service amidst thoughtfully designed and refined accommodations. ... more   less 
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