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Hotel Cheval

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This restful boutique hotel is close to Heaven. Soft lush beds, quiet rooms, electric fireplace, nice big showers, breakfast included and s'mores in the evenings. Homemade snacks and drinks in the lobby every afternoon and the best mixed fruit with breakfast. Efficient check in and out and very friendly staff. Couldnt ask to be pampered anymore than what they did. The only complaint was the 6:00 wake up every morning due to someone taking out the trash and making quite a ruckus doing it.

Hotel Cheval is the best option in Paso. We are frequent visitors to Paso, and we have stayed at most of the better hotels in the area. Hotel Cheval is our favorite, by far. The atmosphere is warm and personal—much different from that of other establishments. We enjoy the very comfortable rooms (some with a private patio), polite and helpful staff, superior breakfast, and excellent location downtown. The central courtyard and the library offer seating for relaxing and conversation. Other guests have reported on late-night noise from the courtyard; we have not had this experience.

I have stayed at a few hotels over the time, including a Fairmont (in Seattle), but this is by far the best hotel experience I have ever had. The staff were friendly and just plain excellent, almost (almost) to the point of being too nice. The best part though was the smore's in the patio in the evening.

This is a very nice hotel and the staff could not be more friendly. We were scheduled for a "luxury" room but as our plans changed and we had to move our trip up a couple of weeks and the Cheval only had "deluxe" rooms available. The second floor room and the bathroom were very nice, clean and comfortable. The restaurant / bar were very convenient and the continental breakfast was the best. You can walk anywhere in town in a couple of minutes. We decided to visit Daou Vineyards and when we arrived were informed that Barbara had called ahead and made a reservation for us. Daou comped our wine tasting and it was unbelievable. This hotel really goes the extra mile for their guests. We will definitely be back!.

We went for an anniversary weekend at Hotel Chaval and were delighted by our stay. There are so many thoughtful touches, I don't want to detail them in a review because it's so much more fun to experience it all for yourself! Just believe me when I say, this is worth the splurge and you will leave charmed by this hotel and its staff. No surprise to me that they were crowned the best small hotel in America. You can walk to the best restaurants, the bed was very comfortable, and something about the small size good vibes creates this friendly feel among the guests. We all enjoyed discussing the wineries or our activities in passing. It really just adds to the happy relaxing atmosphere. Not to be missed: Ian Adamo's wine tasting class on Saturday morning. Incredible!

What a lovely small charming hotel. Rooms are nicely done, evening turn down, fire pits, wine and smores, you cannot go wrong. Nice to come back and relax in the comfort of your own private patio or sit by a fire pit with a glass of wine.

We spent a night at Hotel Cheval last week (next time it will be longer). Everything about our stay was fantastic....lovely, clean, well decorated yet intimate rooms, wine tasting on the peaceful patio, great bar, quiet, peaceful library which offered....wait for it...a serve yourself candy "bar". Hotel Chavel is located in the heart of Paso Robles, within walking distance to many, many wonderful restaurants and shops. We enjoyed dinner not 500 steps from our hotel.....then returned to our room to enjoy delicious made to order multiple varieties of s'mores in front of one of the lovely, cozy fireplaces...a bit of wine, turn down bed service, and a wonderful, comfortable bed....and in the morning......we were offered delicious (healthy) breakfast choices right outside our room. Life is good at Hotel Chavel.

Just returned from a two night stay at this perfect little boutique hotel in the heart of Paso Robles. Only about 16 rooms. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed. Cheval is French for horse, so the theme is carried throughout the hotel. It includes a very good continental breakfast during the week and adds eggs cooked to your request on the weekend. All types of coffee is served, to order. fresh OJ etc... The Pony Bar has a horse shoe shaped bar and serves some very nice wines. The library is very cozy with M%M's and other candies for you. The serve s'mores at the fireplace in the evening too. Beds are very comfortable with down pillows and it is very quiet at night so you get a good night's sleep. We will be back!

Lovely place. Great touches...nice robes, treats, beds and bowls for our dogs, s’mores, coffee available from 6am, homemade treats every afternoon, etc etc. only slight complaint was internet reception. It may just have been our room (Rinaldo) as none of the other reviews mention it. You are steps away from the large grassy “plaza” in the center of town.

This was my favorite hotel by far in my years of travel. The property is beautiful with rustic charm and attention to details. The service is Exceptional, rooms well appointed and courtyard picturesque. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms with wonderful smelling soaps, thick towels and robes. An evening with wine by a roaring fire is just what we needed. S’mores are delicious and served by Henry and Roberto with a smile! Again the customer service here shines through in everything they do. Breakfast was good and plentiful. The Pony club was fun and offered wine and small bites. Walk to many restaurants in the downtown area. The location couldn’t be easier. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are in town for wine tours or a romantic evening. It was hard to leave here to go to our next destination. Thank you for a memorable stay!

1021 Pine St Paso Robles CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Hotel Cheval places you next to Carnegie Library and within a 5-minute walk of Anglim Winery. This 16-room, 4.5-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Paso Robles and also close to Paso Robles Children's Museum and Paso Robles Pioneer Museum.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Cheval's 16 rooms are individually decorated and provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free long-distance calls. Guests can expect 37-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Cheval enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Non Smoking (California king bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Room, Non Smoking (California king bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 491 reviews