Don’t judge a book by its cover. When you hear the name “Farmhouse” describing a motel, you may think of a rural, rustic, and probably a plain venue. This charming venue in Paso Robles is anything but.

Staying at Farmhouse Paso

Double Farmhouse Paso room.
Double Farmhouse Paso room. Photo by Noreen Kompanik

Farmhouse Paso was originally built around 1947 as a classic California motor lodge, but its reinvention with whitewashed buildings and red roofs raised this historic boutique property to a whole new level in the heart of Central Coast wine country. Reopened in April 2023, the motel was carefully restored to preserve its original historic charm and character and tastefully enhanced with luxurious contemporary comforts.

Chic, country-style cottage décor is featured in the hotel’s 26 charming rooms that include a deluxe king, classic double with two beds, or farmhouse classic with a king. Each cottage room has a tiled front porch and interiors include vaulted ceilings and unique bespoke furnishings with handwoven Moroccan rugs and Susan Hable artwork.

Farmhouse superior rooms offer a king bed, a private courtyard fire pit and lounge seating.

Beds are extremely comfortable with luxury Italian linens. The floor-to-ceiling colorfully tiled and stylish bathrooms offer unique rounded corner bath showers and high-end bath products. Each room also has a curated minibar, Vifa Helsinki Bluetooth speakers, drinks and snacks including craft spirits mixers, local wine and beer, a wet bar and a small vintage refrigerator.

Though the hotel has been completely renovated, it still retains a rustic charm. Don’t expect a modern key card entrance. You’ll be given an old-fashioned brass key to open your door which put a smile on my and my husband’s faces.

The bright neon sign is a wonderful throwback to a different era of travel.

Farmhouse Amenities

One of Farmhouse Paso's outdoor firepits.
One of Farmhouse Paso’s outdoor firepits. Photo by Noreen Kompanik

During check-in, guests will get a first glance at the lovely lobby – a surprisingly whimsical welcome area with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, comfy sofas and chairs, and an inviting fireplace. The atmosphere is classy, yet relaxed.

A daily continental breakfast included with the stay offers the most delectable local croissants you’ve ever tasted from a bakery in nearby Atascadero along with yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Flavored water and lemonade are also available in the lobby throughout the day.

Guests can purchase curated gifts and local goods from the shop located just off the lobby. Even though the hotel is within easy walking distance to downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, shops and fun places to explore, the hotel offers Linus bikes to ride in the town and beyond.

Another sweet and welcoming feature of the hotel is the four fire pits scattered among the cottages surrounded by Adirondack chairs, citrus and olive trees. One firepit near the front of the property has a beautiful soothing fountain that adds to the Zen feel of the motel along with its soothing piped music.

You don’t have to ask staff to light the firepits, as they are so attentive and guest-oriented, they’ll automatically be on at 5 pm. The firepits are a great place to chill and wind down from a busy day exploring the wineries or other Paso Robles cultural activities or enjoying a glass of wine before or after a dinner in town.

Those who travel with their canine family members will love that Farmhouse Paso is extremely dog-friendly. Guests are welcome to bring up to two furry friends for only $50 each per stay.

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Great Fit with the Area

One of our criteria when staying in a hotel or other accommodation in a destination is that it should have relevance to the local area, and Farmhouse Paso fully meets this expectation in every respect.

With its wonderful history, design, outstanding hospitality and ideal location, Farmhouse Paso is an amazing fit and welcome addition to this spectacular area home to over 200 wineries dotting the bucolic rolling hills.

The attention to detail is impressive and perhaps the best way to describe a stay here is a comment I made to my husband, “My goodness, they thought of everything.”

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