Paso Robles, where the event is taking place, is a popular California destination and lodging is often in high demand. We encourage participants to read on and to evaluate all available accommodations in Paso Robles and neighboring cities.
The following cities are almost equally distant from Paso Robles:
-San Luis Obispo 31 miles / 50 km
-Cambria 32 miles / 51 km
-Cayucos 27 miles / 43 km
Discounted Hotel Rates
We are actively negotiating hotel rates in the greater Paso Robles area. Currently, the following hotels are offering a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for Eroica California participants. These discounts are first come, first serve. Please contact the hotels directly for more information and to make your reservation. Don't forget to mention you are participating in Eroica California to take advantage of their generous discounts.
Paso Robles Inn : Phone: (800) 676-1713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oaks Hotel: Phone (805) 237-8700 or email: email@example.com
Adelaide Inn: Phone: (800) 549-7276 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles: Phone: (805) 238-6500 or email: email@example.com
Courtyard by Marriott Paso Robles Hotel: Phone: (805) 239-9700 or email: pasoroblesDOS@ih-corp.com
Allegretto Vineyard Resort: Phone (805) 369-2511 or click here to reserve with a discount
Best Western Black Oak: Phone (805) 238-4740 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
La Quinta Inn Paso Robles: Phone (805) 239-3004
The Vines RV Resort and Cottages: Phone (805) 467-2100 or email: email@example.com
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals: Phone (805) 423-9174; use code EROICA2018 for 10% off
In Spanish, Paso Robles means "Pass of the Oaks", a tribute to the rolling hills and majestic oaks that captivated our pioneers. Today, these oaks are joined by vineyards, olive orchards, farms and ranches that inspire our local cuisine and culture. Lodging options abound for every taste and budget with locations ranging from wine country to the center of town with easy walking access to the Downtown City Park, shops and more.
San Luis Obispo
More than 30 lodging properties including bed and breakfasts, boutique inns, larger chain hotels, economy lodges, and homestays provide the ideal gateway for visiting all of San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast region. Within minutes from the hub of San Luis Obispo (or SLO as the locals call it), you’ll enjoy premier California wine country, a handful of beaches, state parks, and one-of-a-kind attractions including Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Bubblegum Alley, and the world-famous Night Farmers’ Market. For more information about accommodations in San Luis Obispo, visit sanluisobispovacations.com
Charming surfside community with a vintage feel. This town will take you back in time. To read more and book your stay, please visit www.visitcayucosca.com/stay/
To help you locate the perfect place to stay while attending Eroica California, here are some highlights along the routes and beyond. Let’s start where the Eroica cycling routes begins and ends, Paso Robles.
Paso Robles is located on the Rancho Paso de Robles, a Mexican land grant that was purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn in 1857. The Blackburn brothers donated two blocks to the city for a public park to be used for the pleasure of its citizens and visitors, and it became a well- established stop for the stagecoach travelers back in the Old West days. There are some interesting local legends/stories featuring some of the famous outlaws like Frank and Jesse James, whose uncle, Drury James, was an early resident. But perhaps the most famous past resident of Paso Robles was the world's most well-known concert pianist and composer: Ignace Paderewski, who owned ranch land on the west side of Paso Robles.
The Paso Robles downtown area offers many shops, restaurants, bars and wine tasting rooms, many of which have regular live music acts. Paso Robles also is home to the Pioneer Museum displaying some early cycling history in the area, the Estrella Warbirds Museum for military aircraft, and the California Mid-State Fair. The past 30 years have seen a major expansion in the vineyard and winery business, so much so that the Paso Robles area now has its own appellation.
The Eroica cycling routes head east out of Paso Robles through farms, ranches and vineyards, then turn south and back west through the small town of Templeton. Some of the earliest vineyards and wineries of what is now the Paso Robles AVA were created in the "Templeton Gap" area on the west side of town. Downtown Templeton also offers a small selection of shops, restaurants and tasting rooms.
The long Eroica route continues west through verdant vineyards and climbs the hills that separate the Salinas Valley from the coastal areas. After crossing over the ridge on Cypress Mountain Road, the route descends to the scenic seaside town of Cambria. One of the early town names was "Slabtown", which is perhaps why a local cycling group calls itself the "Slabtown Rollers."
The downtown area of Cambria is host to many fine art galleries (Cambria is also known as an artist community), restaurants and shops, and the coastal section of town includes Moonstone Beach Park and the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Just north of Cambria lies San Simeon State Park, which includes the famous Hearst Castle. A bit farther north are the elephant seal beaches and the Piedras Blancas Light Station, both favorites among tourists.
The long Eroica route continues to head south out of Cambria along the famous Pacific Coast Highway (California 1 or HWY 1), through the village of Harmony, past the Harmony Headlands State Park, and to the beach town of Cayucos.
Cayucos was founded in 1869 and the name is a derivation of the native Chumash Indian word for "kayak" or "canoe." The nautical name is apropos since Cayucos has a long stretch of accessible beach with a substantial pier stretching out into the bay. The first European settlers to come to the area were the Swiss-Italians and many residents even today are the descendants of those original settlers.
The main street of Cayucos has a vintage feel to it and it reminds you of a surf town from the good old days. It runs along the beach/shoreline, taking full advantage of the views across the water to Morro Rock and beyond.
While not part of the Eroica cycling routes, the city of San Luis Obispo is a major supporter of the Eroica California event. The city often is referred to as "SLO", and many members of the Eroica support staff hail from the city. There are many fine lodging establishments located in San Luis Obispo and easily accessible by cars from Paso Robles. San Luis Obispo is the seat of the county government and hosts the largest concentration of commerce and culture in the county. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Cuesta College are both located in SLO, along with one of the original Spanish missions, founded in 1772. The areas just south of SLO are home to many more vineyards and wineries, as well as the largest airport in the SLO County.