A Collection of Boutique Hotels in Beautiful San Luis Obispo Before you hit the wine trail, be sure to book your room at one of these four intimate getaways. BY TOURING & TASTING
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A landscape view of the Cliffs Resort just above Shell Beach in Pismo Beach, California.
“ The resort features the largest spa on the Central Coast, hillside hot tubs, a meditation sanctuary and labyrinth, hiking trails, and daily yoga, tai chi, and Pilates classes in its Yoga Dome.
With so many intriguing things to do in San Luis Obispo County wine country, it’s good to find a distinctive place to stay that offers an array of services and an authentic California experience.
The Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach, California
Standing on the cliffs above pristine Shell Beach, this luxurious full-service oceanfront hotel offers 160 newly renovated guest rooms, including 24 oceanfront suites. All rooms feature Italian marble bathrooms, spacious work stations, complimentary WiFi, and pillow-top beds. Many also include fireplaces, balconies or patios, and spectacular ocean views. Nearly everything overlooks the ocean, including the heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, the 24-hour fitness center, and the resort’s Marisol Restaurant & Lounge, with indoor and outdoor seating and an award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch featuring more than 100 delicacies. With 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, The Cliffs hosts meetings and weddings for up to 350 people. Spa services are available too.
Casually elegant and situated in the center of a 23-mile stretch of warm California beach, SeaVenture Resort provides guests with a quiet, intimate beachfront retreat—at the southernmost point of Pismo Beach and only three blocks from downtown. The rooms include featherbeds, fireplaces, and most have a private balcony hot tub. Guests can opt to have a breakfast basket delivered to their door. SeaVenture also has a separate two-bedroom Beach House, with a full kitchen, living and dining rooms, hot tub, and deck. Hotel guests dine in the third-floor restaurant while sipping on local wine and taking in stunning 180 degree ocean views. SeaVaenture is also a sought-after spot for beach weddings and meetings.
Apple Farm’s Wine Country Inn San Luis Obispo, California
The delightfully cozy Apple Farm Inn offers 104 welcoming guest rooms, each with its own fireplace. The Apple Farm’s guest rooms are located in two separate buildings. One is a classic-style inn and the other is motel-style, offering easy room access. All rooms are uniquely decorated with appealing touches. Beyond well-appointed accommodations, Apple Farm Inn provides three acres of landscaped grounds, including an old mill with a working grist mill, a two-story gift shop, and a legendary restaurant and bakery open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The homey ambience of Apple Farm Inn makes it an ideal spot for reunions, conferences, weddings, and simply letting a couple of days slip by.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort San Luis Obispo, California
Resting atop hot mineral springs and spanning more than 100 acres, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is just moments away from the quaint village of Avila Beach and close to over 300 wineries. This serene property offers traditional rooms, one- and two-bedroom spa suites, and a three-bedroom guesthouse, all with private balcony hot tubs. Its Gardens of Avila restaurant is known for superb farm-to-table cuisine, outstanding local wines, and large sustainable gardens. The resort features the largest spa on the Central Coast, hillside hot tubs, a meditation sanctuary and labyrinth, hiking trails, and daily yoga, tai chi, and Pilates classes in its Yoga Dome. Sycamore is also very popular for gazebo weddings, retreats, and workshops.