Historic Touches Meet Modern Comforts at Paso Robles Inn
Three months after the El Paso de Robles Hotel burned, the property was sold and plans were announced for a new hotel. Renamed the Paso Robles Inn, the new facility was described as not a hotel, not a motel-but a combinations of both, capitalizing on the informality and convenience of the motor court, yet retaining all the atmosphere and fine features of a formal hotel. Bricks salvaged from the ruins of the 1891 hotel were used to construct the Inn’s buildings.
This unique hotel styling accommodated the needs of motoring travelers well; the guests’ cars could be garaged just behind each room, offering visitors convenience while retaining the view of the lovely central garden. The Inn was featured in several architectural journals in the 1940’s because of its unique style.
The Garden Rooms today retain their 1940’s feel and stay true to their original goal to be the most affordable rooms at the Inn: “We intend to keep the informal atmosphere and will feature sensible prices within the reach of everyone.”