Top 10 Boutique Hotels
Central Coast (CA)
An intimate bed and breakfast ideal for wine lovers and romancing couples.
This Tuscan-style villa rises far above the Paso Robles wine country bed-and-breakfast competition. Rooms this beautiful would easily cost twice as much on the coast, making this a steal. Driving onto the property is like entering another world, one in which you're guaranteed to be pampered. With its hushed and intimate atmosphere, the villa is an ideal venue for small group gatherings, even weddings. There are just four guest suites, all of which have spa tubs, luxurious linens, CD clock radios, ceiling fans, central air-conditioning and heating, and nightly turndown service. Most have private patios, gas fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. The first-floor Lucia Suite has antique French décor accented with Thai silks. Upstairs hides the Siena Suite with its king-sized iron poster bed, or try the rich Castellina Suite with its queen-sized four-poster bed. There's a common room in which to partake of afternoon wine and hors d'ouevres. Guests can stroll among the vineyards or relax in the shady courtyard, too. The owners know the region well and can suggest a variety of local activities.