New Renovations in Full Bloom at the Historic Paso Robles Inn
By Lindsey Hartig, Paso Robles Inn
On the eve of the 125th Anniversary of Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Inn is winding down an extensive two year renovation of the historic boutique hotel. Just about everywhere you look, something is new, but the historic charm of the Inn remains…
Beginning last year, the Inn started the renovation by launching a unique wine partnership with local wineries and dedicated 18 deluxe mineral spa rooms to the project. Not only were the rooms renovated from top to bottom - including updated bathrooms, furnishings, amenities and new spa tubs, but then winery partners swept in and provided representative touches in art, furniture and accessories to theme each room. The suites feature a variety of unique decorative items, from a real grape vine in the Ancient Peaks Winery suite, to wine barrel chairs in the DAOU Suite, to beautiful murals over the spa tubs and glass lamps filled with corks.
Other touches include wine barrel art, sculptures, coat racks and photography from the vineyards. As Paso Robles, named Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2013 "Wine Region of the Year", grows as a premier wine country destination, the Paso Robles Inn is positioned to embody the unique Paso Robles wine culture and provide guests with the experience from the moment they step foot on the grounds.
This year, the Inn’s renovations have moved to the Grand Ballroom building. The ballroom lobby and foyer will receive new carpeting and the guest rooms will be completely renovated with all new luxury furniture and décor. Now the Inn provides guests with newly renovated accommodations at all different price points from traditional guest rooms to deluxe mineral spa rooms to our more luxurious two-room suites.
But the guest rooms aren’t the only things getting revamped at the Paso Robles Inn. Coming this spring the Paso Robles Inn will see outdoor improvements as well.
In addition to the chef’s garden planted with basil, kale, and other herbs and vegetables found on the menu, the Steakhouse Restaurant patio will receive new patio furniture where guests can enjoy lunch prepared by an award-winning executive chef or sip a refreshing cocktail, all while enjoying a gorgeous garden setting next to an outdoor fireplace. And in front of the Inn, there will be a lush new garden setting to greet arriving guests. The Inn recently removed seven parking places and expanded the gardens to the front of the Inn to better connect the Paso Robles Inn with the look of the park across the street and allude to the beautiful gardens that have always been a popular with guests, but have been hidden behind the lobby building. The wandering brick path and seating area are designed to be the perfect place to relax and enjoy a specialty coffee. Yes, also planned for this spring is a new specialty coffee menu from the redesigned Coffee Shop. The nostalgic coffee shop is getting a face lift, but will retain its classic charm.
And as a nod to the 125th anniversary of Paso Robles, a new mural will soon adorn the exterior of the winery themed building. The design is an original work by local artist Steve Kalar and focuses on the history of Paso Robles wine country and the people and animals who work so hard in the winemaking process.
The Paso Robles Inn has been a cornerstone of the community for over 125 years. Visitors have sought out the Inn for the healing hot springs, relaxation and hospitality. During the renovation, Martin Resorts worked to preserve the historic charm of the Paso Robles Inn but also found new, unique ways to offer a more luxurious, boutique hotel experience for guests. Even the logo has been refreshed to embody the new upscale look guests will find at the Inn. Leaving us to wonder what the next 125 years has in store! For more information and photos visit www.pasoroblesinn.com
Lindsey Hartig is the Marketing Assistant for Martin Resorts, a collection of premier hotels along the Central Coast. A recent Cal Poly graduate, she enjoys the “SLO” life complete with outdoor adventures, good food and great wines.