A small town that’s big on charm, Paso Robles is also the fastest-growing wine region in California, with more than 200 wineries dotting the hilly landscape and downtown square. There are myriad ways to enjoy the Central Coast wine country’s hometown hospitality and award-winning grapes, including booking a stay at a boutique hotel, inn, or private retreat. Whether you want to sip reds with the winemakers or indulge in a paired tasting menu, these luxury spots in San Luis Obispo County offer opportunities to unwind with VIP treatment. Here are eight accommodations offering upscale amenities and service in and around Paso Robles.
Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Perched on a hill overlooking orchards and grapevines, Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a Tuscan-inspired retreat with 20 acres of growing fields that produce great small-batch wines. Walk through the swooping archways to discover art and antiques scattered across the property—on weekends, you can take a guided tour of the cultural works with the resort’s owner. Accommodations range from luxe fireplace suites with soaking tubs to standard rooms finished with high-end touches like marble showers and vaulted ceilings. After exploring the grounds, sip your way through a flight of estate and single-vineyard wines. Allegretto is also the only resort in Paso Robles equipped with its own tasting room. A 12-station meditation trail, spa, swimming pool surrounded by vineyards, and restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine round out the upscale features.
Offering boutique accommodations in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, The Piccolo embraces the artisanal, rustic-chic style of wine country. The charming touches are enhanced by modern flair: think sliding barn doors and fixtures crafted by local artists, paired with personal wine fridges and exposed brick walls. In addition to 23 king-bed rooms, the hotel’s one-bedroom, two-bath suite pulls out all the stops with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and a living space featuring a private wet bar and dining table. Don’t miss a chance to sip cocktails crafted with small-batch spirits at Tetto, the downtown area’s only rooftop bar, or enjoy some of Paso’s finest pours at The Piper wine lounge.
Proof that good things come in small packages, Hotel Cheval is one of the area’s most talked-about luxury lodging options with 16 rooms featuring wood-beamed ceilings, thermostatic showers, and fireplaces. With the charm of a quaint B&B and the elegance and service of a prestigious resort, it’s the type of establishment where you’re greeted by name and will easily make new acquaintances while enjoying breakfast in The Pony Club Bar & Lounge. In the evenings, the dining space becomes a laid-back lounge serving specialty cocktails and small plates. Before your nightcap, stop by the courtyard to satisfy your sweet tooth with a complimentary treat prepared by the hotel’s s’mores butler.
CaliPaso Winery and Villa
A producer of more than a dozen wines, CaliPaso Winery is also home to an acclaimed inn on its 120-acre property. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean estate, the villa has eight spacious suites featuring exposed wood beams, vineyard views, and Old World–style furniture. Each has its own layout and elaborate features, from sunken living areas to in-room workspaces and even a private outdoor hot tub. While there’s no dedicated tasting room here—you’ll have to head downtown for a flight—guests can still indulge in a wine dinner or lunch at the CaliPaso restaurant.
The Canyon Villa
More private estate than hotel, The Canyon Villa is an adults-only escape with only four guest rooms on-site. Each room has its own gas fireplace and two-person spa tub, as well as furnishings like hand-carved bed frames and antique armoires. Great for a romantic retreat, couples can relax with an outdoor massage for two or book a weekday cooking class. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served daily, featuring organic ingredients sourced from the local farmers’ market. Other culinary experiences include a wine hour with a tasting of Central Coast varietals and charcuterie and a four-course Tuscan-inspired dinner available only to villa guests. If you extend your weekend for a third night, your stay includes a wine talk and Sunday supper.
Don’t let the shipping-container facades fool you: Geneseo Inn is a new kind of boutique luxury in the heart of wine country. Modern and sleek with an industrial twist, eight guest suites constructed of repurposed shipping crates are elevated six feet above ground to maximize floor-to-ceiling views of Cass Winery’s 145 acres of vineyards. Breakfast is included with your reservation, so you can enjoy artisan pastries and chef-driven delicacies every day. You can also upgrade your stay with experiences such as electric bike rides through the vineyard, archery classes, olive oil tastings, trail rides, cooking classes and axe-throwing. It wouldn’t be a winery experience without a chance to sip and swirl—take a class with a sommelier or book a helicopter tour to get a taste of the surrounding Paso Robles wine country.
Clark House by ONX Wines
For a more secluded sanctuary, Clark House by ONX Wines fits the bill—the private rental home is tucked away in the middle of the winery’s 127 acres of vineyards. It’s a great pick for families or group travelers, offering five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a game room with a pool table. You can easily take advantage of the winery’s estate experiences, including off-road tours, afternoon tea, and private picnics. ONX Wines also offers other rental properties, including a four-bedroom cottage and three-bedroom house.
Nearby Luxury Resorts in San Luis Obispo County
For more high-end properties close to Paso Robles, you can find everything from lively urban hotels to seaside resorts in diverse San Luis Obispo County. Just a 40-minute drive from Paso Robles wine country, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and the Cliffs Hotel & Spa provide epic ocean views, Champagne brunches, and relaxing facials and massages in the nostalgic coastal town of Pismo Beach. Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is another oceanfront lodging option, offering upscale experiences like a tequila-centric cocktail program, live music, and daily wellness classes. For a downtown stay, Hotel Cerro is an eco-friendly pick featuring an on-site garden, as well as a distillery, spa, and rooftop pool that looks out at the rolling hills. Up the road, Hotel SLO is a creative urban retreat where you can meditate after a session at the spa, then take a painting or macramé class at the art bar before it transforms into a restaurant serving Italian farm-to-table cuisine.