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Hotel Cheval

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Friendly and knowledgeable staff help you craft a wine tasting tour of your own or help coordinate a driver service. Exceptional breakfast spread and yummy custom s’mores in the evening. Located next to the fun central town square with great shopping, dining, and cinema. A++

The hotel is elegant and cozy at the same time. Everything was clean and the shower has a great head. The bed was very comfortable. Our son and his wife were with us and we enjoyed sitting by the outside fire. The inside fireplace is lovely too. The hotel is close to all the downtown restaurants so we walked there. We really had a terrific time. Breakfast in the Pony Club was amazing. Alot of delicious food.

Not sure what else to say about the hotel rated by Trip Advisor as the #1 Small Hotel in the USA... Reception staff is TOPS; thanks Barbara for being so friendly and helpful! The breakfast is absolutely wonderful with so many delicious and healthy selections all conveniently laid out and easily accessible. The outside fireplaces are so much fun for meeting people or simply reflecting on the day. The 'smores are just FUN! Good heavens, there is a 'smores menu and the staff member brings the ingredients to the fireplace in a Radio Flyer wagon; what a hoot!! The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and every detail well thought out (a small, easily set alarm clock with a button to push to illuminate --- simple but so functional!). Love it here --- can't wait to return!

We stayed at Hotel Cheval during part of our trip to Santa Barbara and the Central Coast of California. I expected beautiful, cozy boutique hotel and Hotel Cheval certainly did not disappoint! But I will have to say our experience was so much better than even that. We arrived in the afternoon and received top notch service checking in and found our room to be comfortable and well-appointed. We stopped at the Pony Bar for a drink before dinner. Everyone in the bar-workers and guests-were having a great time. Some of the locals gave us great advice about wineries to visit the next day. We almost missed our dinner reservation because we were having so much fun! After dinner, the S'mores experience topped off a great evening-do not miss your chance to have a s'more by one of the fireplaces in the courtyard. At breakfast the next morning, we talked to other travelers again-I guess that is the camaraderie you get when staying at a boutique hotel and one that really caters to its guests. I will definitely recommend Hotel Cheval to anyone visiting the area!

I've been fortunate to stay in many beautiful hotels and Hotel Cheval is among the most memorable. The facility is luxurious, welcoming, and has a private feel. The inner courtyard makes you feel special as you sit by the fireplaces. Great breakfast buffet too. I happened to leave a light jacket behind when we checked out and not only did they call me proactively to say they would mail it to me, but when I got it back the jacket was prettily wrapped in a Hotel Cheval ribbon. Just a little detail that illustrates the Hotel Cheval hospitality.

This small boutique hotel is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Everyone associated with the hotel was friendly and very accommodating. Our room was well appointed with freshly ground coffee,robes and slippers. We would definitely stay here again .

My daughter and I just spent one night at Hotel Cheval and it was simply magical. We particularly loved the courtyard where we sat outside in front of a roaring fire and ate smores while hanging out under a cozy warm blanket! LOVED. The breakfast was perfect and the room was co cozy and comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel to any travelers to Paso Robles. DIVINE!

We stayed on a Sunday evening in Feb. The hotel was about half full. Our room was immediately adjacent to one of the outdoor fire places* so other guests were holding forth there until late. While they were not excessively loud the voices were clearly audible in our room. Footsteps overhead regularly crossed our ceiling (probably the walkway above). The auto fireplace control was broken/loose and would only allow the shortest timer setting. The bathroom was shower only. The toilet bowl was broken. The clock was not illuminated so one could not see it in the darkened room. The room had no access to music, only TV. The breakfast buffet was a step better than mid priced inns but certainly nothing to brag after. We stayed on a gift certificate. When we left we got the bill which claimed our cost was $495 plus taxes. Meanwhile the price tariff the hotel gave to us showed the value of the room we were in as $295 non-weekend and off season. While this huge discrepancy was of no impact on us I have to wonder what the purpose of the inflated value was? *Interesting that a major pleasure of the facility are these oak fires which certainly reduced the evening chill but are smoky while the hotel has an aggressive "no smoking" policy on all of its grounds. If sensitive to wood fires one should avoid this stop.

Hotel looks nice in photos, but rooms are really quite average. Owners know how to do elegant cozy - see front seating area - but the rooms lack charm and the art and decorative items are not in great taste. Breakfast buffet is meager and unattended. Maybe this place is good for Paso Robles, but it isn't a luxury hotel and it certainly doesn't justify pricing of nearly $500/night.

We traveled with friends and had 2 rooms. Good news was the rooms are beautiful, and it was great having the bar area for a nice breakfast and a nice Happy Hour. The smores by the fireplaces outside was a great and fun idea. The staff was very accommodating. Not as good news is that our room was a little spendy for Paso at $365, we thought. Then we found out our friends, who booked after we did, had to pay over $600 per night! We were horrified because we never would have suggested it had we known!! Then, to top it off, they got home and found an unauthorized charge on their credit card from the hotel (was not on their check out bill), which the hotel knows nothing about. So, they will have to challenge it - must have been an employee or something like that. SO, it was a very nice experience but financially a little embarrassing for us.

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. Paso Robles Children's Museum and Paso Robles Pioneer Museum are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, 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 470 reviews