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Apple Farm Inn
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Love this place! Best weekend trip ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We really found the best place for our quick weekend away. Took the beautiful Coast Starlight train to San Luis Obispo from SF. Inn offered to pick us up at train station but we walked. Never left the Inn because they had a wonderful wine tasting and their restaurant is right there. Great menu and wonderful and friendly service. Nice pool and hot tub which we practically had to ourselves the whole weekend. Will return again!

  • Stayed March 2014
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you for your review! We are so thrilled that your weekend getaway with us was so nice. Taking the train is a fun way to visit our town. We really appreciate your comments about restaurant and our amenities. We look forward to welcoming you for another weekend getaway soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

This was my third stay at the Apple Farm Inn, my "go-to" hotel in San Luis Obispo. The hotel has many more "pros" than "cons," and I have yet to have an experience that's less than very good here.

Pros:
1) Location. The hotel is just a block off of the 101; very convenient to access and escape from on getaway day. It is a short drive to downtown SLO where there is a great selection of restaurants. If you ask for a room at the "back side" of the Inn, you will be looking out over woods and a creek -- not what you expect from a hotel a block from a busy freeway!
2) Staff. All of the staff I have interacted, or even passed in the hallways, from the front desk to cleaners, have always been cheerful, friendly and helpful.
3) Room. Many of their rooms have big, bay windows with sitting nooks, and four poster beds. Rooms are spacious, well maintained, and have everything you need for a short stay.
4) Amenities. From a glass of wine at check-in, to home-baked cookies, to bottles of sparkling cider in your room, to the souveneer wooden apple, to the bathroom amenities are great! Wireless internet included. You pay a $5 "resort charge" for the amenities, but they give you a $5 coupon for the restaurant which nullifies the charge.
5) The restaurant. This has to be the best breakfast venue in SLO! Don't miss breakfast here.
6) Value for money is very good.

Cons:
1) OK, so all the bric-a-brac, tchotkies, and down-home-goodness is a bit on the twee side. If you cringe at Thomas Kincaide paintings, you might want to think twice about staying here.
2) Rooms at the "front" of the inn face the parking lot; make sure you specify a room in the rear with a bay window!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for your review. We are so honored to be in your home away from home in San Luis Obispo. We appreciate your feedback on our amenities and our restaurant. The creek side rooms at the back of the Inn are our guests' favorite and we are glad that you were able to stay in one of them. We are so grateful for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

consistent quality and value are the reasons for our continuing loyalty to the apple farm. we enjoy the restaurant, the shopping, the relaxation, it is our favorite getaway on the central coast. we always order the breakfast in bed room service, a great way to start our day.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your many stays with us over the years. We are so pleased that we are your home away from home on the Central Coast and we will be sure to pass your comments on to our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you for many more visits in the future.
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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Great place to stay. We staying in Trellis court king room with hot tub. Loved it. So relaxing. Only disappointment was not being able to receive a wooden apple because we didn't stay in the actual inn.

Room Tip: Tip would be to get hot tub rooms a little small but worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for your review and recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Trellis King room with a private patio hot tub. That is a cozy and relaxing room to stay in. We hope to be able to welcome you in one of our Inn rooms soon so you can start your Innkeeper's Wooden Apple Gift collection.
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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I took a recent weekend getaway and booked a room at the Apple Farm Inn. Telephone reservation experience was very positive. Booked one of the Signature King suites. It was a lush room, very large, round, with a 180º view of the property. The property is extremely well kept—clean, green, and organized. If country kitsch is your thing, this is the place.

Having said all that, I found the service lacking. The staff seemed largely disinterested, even surly at times. Desk employees carried on audible personal conversations. With the exception of check-in and check-out, I was never greeted by any employee. "Good morning." "How are you today?" "Do you need any help?" Nothing, with the exception of one young woman, a trainee. I'm not one who needs to be fawned over, but at nearly $300 per night, I would like a little more customer care. I will say that their uniformed groundskeepers were quite a bit more friendly.

The Apple Farm Inn is a wonderful property with plenty to see and do. It's really a little oasis in an otherwise urban setting. I recommend that visitors give it a try. I also recommend that they better train their employees in the ways of the hospitality industry.

Room Tip: Room 300 is the largest of the Signature King rooms. 180º view and directly above the lobby. Great r...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
We really appreciate your feedback on your recent stay with us. While we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and our amenities, it is so disappointing to hear that our staff did not wow you during your visit. Guest service is our first priority here and we will be sure to address this with each staff member you encountered. This review will be a good training tool for our daily guest service training. Thank you again for your thoughts. We certainly hope to have another opportunity to welcome you again soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed at the Apple Inn for 2 nights and it was the best hotel I have stayed in. Cozy,comfy,very clean and great service.The rooms are very charming and so comfy,I didn't want to leave.Everything I have been looking for in a hotel was at Apple inn.We plan to come back soon.Thank you so much Apple inn for making my 30th Birthday a great way to start my 30's.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main inn is the way to go
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so honored you chose us as your getaway spot for your 30th birthday and that you enjoyed your stay so much. We love being able to make a special occasion a perfect celebration. We certainly look forward to welcoming you for another stay soon!
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We selected a stay at Apple Farm to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary - we're so glad we did, it was lovely in every way. Our 3rd floor corner suite was quiet, gorgeous and spacious! We enjoyed shopping at the Inn's boutiques.We enjoyed breakfast at the Inn one morning, we got an early start so the sun was just coming up over the hills, it was beautiful! We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: Our corner suite was spacious and being on the 3rd floor it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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applefarm, Public Relations Manager at Apple Farm Inn, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so thrilled that your anniversary stay was so nice and that you enjoyed your room and our amenities. It sounds like you had a great experience and we love to hear this! We really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you for many more special occasions!
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Property: Apple Farm Inn
Address: 2015 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2695
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#9 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apple Farm Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Apple Farm Inn is located near downtown San Luis Obispo and very close to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. All the rooms have fireplaces and complimentary wireless internet access. The property has a heated swimming pool, an on-site spa, a restaurant featuring comfort cuisine and an elaborate gift shop. It is centrally located for exploring the Central Coast with wineries and beaches no more than 10-15 miles away. ... more   less 
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