La Bellasera Hotel And Suites
What We Love
- Convenient Central Coast location between LA and SF with easy access to the area’s 200+ wineries
- Pampering spa offers facials, body treatments, scrubs and hot stone massages
- Sunny pool deck with a fountain, whirlpool and firepit
What To Know
- Located next to the freeway, so there’s occasional road noise
- Book ahead for the popular live jazz night at Enoteca Restaurant & Bar each Thursday
- Fitness room is small but well-equipped
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set in one of California’s fastest growing wine regions, La Bellasera Hotel & Suites makes a comfy base for exploring Paso Robles’s more than 200 wineries. The hotel’s Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired design extends from the terracotta-tile-topped main building to the heavy stone walls and enormous white columns in the lobby. Guestrooms are simply done up in cream, mint and beige shades, with king beds, dark wood furnishings and tile bathrooms with standalone showers. Some rooms have sofas and gas fireplaces, and Whirlpool Suites have deep soaking tubs tucked into the corner of the bedroom. The destination Enoteca Restaurant & Bar is a favorite for Central Coast specialties like coconut crusted halibut, local sausage, and fig and gorgonzola flatbread. For sybarites, the spa offers pampering treatments from organic grape seed body scrubs to massages with lavender and patchouli oils, and there’s an outdoor swimming pool for daytime lazing between winery visits.
In the Area
An up-and-coming wine destination, Paso Robles is home to more than 200 wineries spread across 25,000 acres. Sample Bordeaux, Rhône and Zinfandel varietals at standout wineries like San Antonio, Vina Robles and Eberle, or follow the Pacific Coast Wine Trail or Back Roads Wineries of Paso Robles. For golfers, the Paso Robles Golf Club or River Oaks Golf Course are a short drive away, or get a dose of history at the hilltop Hearst Castle or Paso Robles Pioneer Museum.
How to Get There
I used to stay here often. However, the hotel has gone into a rapid decline.
I am willing to pay higher room rates for the convenience of the restaurant and room service. I wasn’t told until I checked in that the restaurant is closed. I should have been informed of this at the time I made the reservation. That’s the main reason I chose this hotel.
When I got to my room, someone else’s trash was in the wastebasket. The air vent is overgrown with dust and spider webs. Disgusting and probably unhealthy!
The next morning while I was getting ready, the fire alarm went off. Nobody took it seriously, so some guests stayed inside Exiting using the stairs, I was surprised to see the stairwell being used to store paint and other building supplies. I chose to stay outside in my car until the alarm was cleared, about 20 minutes later.
That night, since I was forced to eat out, I saved my leftovers. My room’s refrigerator is broken, and won’t cool.
The next day the hotel had no water at all for 4 hours due to repairs. We were informed of this the night before - again, too late to go to a better hotel.
No discount has been offered for any of this inconvenience.
It’s sad to see a once-nice hotel go downhill so quickly.
Good place to stop while traveling. Right off the highway, higher end than most hotels on the road and people are nice. Nice rooms too. And good pool with lots of pool side seating. Breakfast was good too
We stayed one night, a Sunday night, and checked in after 9 pm. When we asked about breakfast, we were told that the restaurant was closed for renovations. There was no information about the restaurant being closed when we booked online.
We stayed in a spacious room on the third floor (#309), with a large balcony which was very nice. The sheets and towels were very soft, clean and nice. However, for the price of the room we expected it to be cleaner and in better condition. There were 2 significant tears in the thin curtain which looked really bad, popcorn on the floor beside the bed, hairpins and hair on the bathroom floor, and quite a few obvious scrapes on the walls. The Kleenex in the bathroom had a lovely decorative top tissue, but the box was empty! That should be obvious to housekeeping.
The next morning at 10 am, with the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, there was a knock and a housekeeping staff member walked in before I could open the door. I told him that we would be checking out before 11 am and he left.
We informed the front desk of the shortcomings when we checked-out in the morning, so hopefully the room is now clean and the curtains at least changed.