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Hotel Cheval

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful boutique hotel located in downtown Paso Robles; attentive, sharp staff; well-maintained property; very comfortable rooms with great amenities; quaint courtyard space for relaxing by 2 fireplaces (hotel provides custom-made smores at night); Pony Club bar offers great free continental breakfast and excellent wine and snack options in the evenings; highly recommend

The Hotel Cheval is an oasis in the lovely small town of Paso Robles. Located close to the quaint downtown area so one can walk easily to restaurants and tasting rooms, the hotel is a great retreat at the end of a day filled with wine tasting or whatever brings you to Paso. The rooms are well appointed and quite large. Oversized bathrooms, super soft linens guarantee a good nights sleep. If you have a sweet tooth this is definitely your place. The lobby always has some kind of baked treat for guests and their library has candy jars around the clock. If s’mores are your thing, check out the menu picture. Every night in their beautiful courtyard with two fireplaces, these treats or carefully crafted for each guest by a staff member who they call the S’more‘s butler. We had an awesome young man named Henry for two nights we were there. He was the perfect example of how staff can make a hotel experience so much better. And he made a mean S’more. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast at the pony club was a stand out. I wish they would add a few more vegetable options to their omelettes though. We were told they do not have any discounts for returning guests but they do offer a 10% return discount if you join a local wine club which, believe me, it’s not a problem to do at all. It was also nice having afternoon happy hour at the pony club. It was a fantastic stay and we look forward to returning.

This is one of those rare hotels where we plan our stay here and than plan the rest of our trip! Our multiple stays at Cheval have been consistently as close to perfect as you could hope for. The rooms are well appointed, extremely comfortable, and every staff member goes out of their way to make sure that you’re well taken care of and having a good time. Do yourself a huge favor and stay here!

I normally don’t write reviews but this amazing hotel can not go without an outstanding review. From the moment we set foot on the property, we were treated well and to many amenities. We loved our room, Whistlejacket. It was very clean and well planned out. We loved the outdoor alcove right next to our room and enjoyed a bottle of wine from one of the local wineries there. The s’mores service was a nice and delicious perk! Also, in the morning, we loved the breakfast. I highly recommend getting the delicious avocado toast. You can not go wrong with the avocado mousse! We enjoyed every moment we spent at this hotel and want to plan a return trip very soon!! Thanks Hotel Cheval!

We spent a night at Hotel Cheval on August 15th, in the middle of our adventure driving down the coastal road to LA. From the moment we arrived (around 8 pm) we were made to feel welcome. We settled into our room which was fantastic and decided to eat at the bar since it was getting late. Our server, Seth was great; knowledgeable about wines and the menu. He also asked about our itinerary and gave us some great suggestions for wineries to visit the following day! After we finished our tasty dinner we asked about desert and were told the hotel offered a “s’mores concierge” at the outside fireplace. What a fantastic and fun idea! We headed on over, ordered a couple glasses of port and began perusing the s’mores menu. We each tried two different types and found all to be expertly prepared; lightly browned, gooey marshmallow and chocolate melted just right all sandwiched between graham crackers. What a great way to unwind and finish up the night. We woke the next morning after a great nights sleep and went down for the breakfast which is included. I won’t go into detail, but from the coffee to the pastry, eggs, fresh fruit, etc. you won’t be disappointed! This was our favorite hotel from our entire 10 day trip and we will definitely stay if we back in Paso.

This has got to be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The service was amazing and it was so quiet. Even though our room was on the ground floor right next to the communal fireplace, we heard absolutely nothing for the 4 days we were there. I also appreciated the complimentary breakfast so that I wouldn't have to walk around Paso in hundred degree weather looking to quell my hangovers. The food was decent and the coffee was strong and it was all self serve except if you wanted an omelet or pancakes on the weekend which they make to order. Our room was clean every day and they provided us with a bottle of wine when we arrived that we liked so much that we bought a few bottles to take home with us. Lastly, they have a s'mores cart and will make you as many as you can ingest. I can't say enough great things about this hotel and might go back to Paso just to stay at this hotel. I highly recommend

I was at first a little disappointed that the hotel was located downtown rather than out by a vineyard. But the room, service and atmosphere was sooo good, we didn't mind at all. Service was impeccable, staff was friendly. It is a small hotel and it felt like so cozy rather than the hectic pace with lots of people around. It almost seemed like we had the place to ourselves. The breakfast is more than just continental fare and you can eat out on the patio under a tree. Out in the patio at night, they make Smores to your liking. The room is heavenly along with the comfort of the bed. This will be our new favorite whenever we go to Paso in the future.

Happened upon a recommendation to stay at this hotel in a newspaper article and it read so well we decided to visit Paso Robles and the Hotel Cheval for the first time. We were not disappointed by either. Quirky fun town, amazing wines, and a stunning boutique hotel. Staff were really friendly and super helpful. S’mores were definitely something I had not experienced before and were great fun. Nice touch in the evening around the fire. Sommelier tasting was fantastic, so much so that we booked Ian’s restaurant so we could try more of his wine suggestions. This hotel really does offer a different experience. One that I would heartily recommend. Would definitely come back

Wonderful little hotel. Great staff. Fantastic winery recommendations from Wade. We were there three nights. Bartenders in The Pony Club remembered us each night we were there and were also very helpful with restaurant and winery recommendations. Courtyard has many places to sit. Two huge outdoor fireplaces with S’mores made to order each night. My only “complaint” is that The Pony Club isn’t open later in the evening...but I completely understand why it isn’t. (They don’t want to disturb the guests in the two rooms above it)

We have visited Hotel Cheval since 2008. They make every effort to improve the service and features year after year. Perfect location to enjoy central coast wine by day and several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast included with room.

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.


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.


A 37-inch flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free newspapers, and free long-distance calls.

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 tours or tickets, securing valuables, 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 521 reviews