Posted by: cvancil | October 19, 2009

Possibilities: Hotel Cheval

Thanks to Veronica Hill of California Travel Tips for this excellent recommendation!  You can check out the original article here.  Be sure to check out the rest of her site, as she offers a wealth of information not just for the Central Coast, but for the entire state of California.
One more note:  Hotel Cheval is not the most economical place to stay, but sometimes you just need to treat yourself!
Hotel Cheval, a luxury boutique hotel situated just off the charming and historic Paso Robles town square, offers a bit of Old World charm in the city.

Rooms at Hotel Cheval Paso Robles are thoughtfully designed with all the modern comforts. Stylish and classic, but with a contemporary edge, many rooms feature fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, window seats and outdoor patios & sundecks with teak furniture.

Sophisticated and intimate, Hotel Cheval Paso Robles California features personalized service amid thoughtfully designed, refined accommodations.

Rooms feature California King beds, down comforters with luxurious 400-thread count sheets, luxury bamboo/cotton blend towels, complimentary WiFi internet access and Ethernet connections, 37-inch flat-screen televisions, CD / mp3 Player,  in-room spa treatments, complimentary bottled water and gourmet organic chocolate turndown amenity. Many rooms feature vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, window seats, outdoor patios and/or a sundeck. A daily complimentary breakfast delivered to your room is another nice touch. On weekends, guests are invited to the Pony Club for a hot buffet breakfast.

After dinner in the country, unwind in the stylish Hotel Cheval lobby, relax outdoors by one of the intimate wood-burning fireplaces or find solace with a quiet respite in the library.

You can also enjoy a glass of local wine at the Parisian-inspired Pony Club bar at Hotel Cheval.  The Pony Club, a wine bar specializing in wines from the Paso Robles region and beyond, serves wine, beer, and champagne and light refreshments along its zinc-topped, horseshoe-shaped bar. Pony Club also provides guests with a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy drinks. Every Thursday evening between 5 and 7 p.m., Pony Club features an intimate tasting with a local winery, the winemaker and hors d’oeuvres.

Famous for its world-class wines, Paso Robles boasts a charming downtown scene with boutiques, art galleries, tasting rooms, excellent restaurants and a welcoming ambience. Hotel Cheval’s equine mascot, Chester, is available to guests for complimentary carriage rides to restaurants around the city park on Friday and Saturday evenings. Concierge services include staff fluent in German, French, and Spanish.

Paso Robles features a long list of attractions such as wine tasting at more than 200 local wineries, olive oil tasting, farmer’s markets, lavender farms, multiple golf courses, and perhaps the most renowned:  Hearst Castle, which attracts almost one million visitors a year and is located just 45 minutes from Hotel Cheval.

For wine tours around Paso Robles, the Hotel Cheval luxury SUV is available daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for private wine tours from two to four people. Hotel Cheval will customize your itinerary based on preferred varietals, winery location, or simply a sampling of Paso’s finest. Tours are conducted by Hotel Cheval’s in-house wine guide, and are $75 per hour with a two hour minimum.  Gourmet box lunches are available for an additional $15 per person.

Hotel Cheval also has a jewelry collection featuring one-of-a-kind sterling silver English medals, gold and semi-precious stones, hand-wired and perfect for all occasions.  The unique necklaces and accessories in the collection are available for purchase at Hotel Cheval in Paso Robles.

Hotel Cheval features a variety of in-room spa services including massage and couples massages, body scrubs, reflexology and facials.  Advance reservations strongly advised. A private conference/event room is available on site with a reception capacity of up to 20 people. With a full buy-out of the hotel, catered dining and outdoor events of up to 50 people are possible in the courtyard.

Nearby attractions close to Hotel Cheval include downtown Paso Robles boutiques and restaurants; wine tasting; olive oil tasting; farmer’s markets; lavender farms; art galleries; Hearst Castle; San Miguel and San Antonio Missions; Coastal California (Pismo Beach to Monterey County); Horseback riding
Bike riding; Fishing; Sulfur/Geothermal Spas; Lake Nacimiento & Lake San Antonio; and golf.

Hotel Cheval is located at 1021 Pine Street in Paso Robles.  The hotel can be reached by phone at 866-522-6999 or online at


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