Yes! You are coming to our wedding, we are so excited you are joining us our special day! We suggest booking your stay ASAP since it is 4th of July weekend. We have blocked out 33 rooms for your convenience. If you'd rather stay somewhere else, here are our suggestions and alternative options.
Already have a place to stay? Rad. Now it's time for the fun part - PLAY! Scroll all the way down for our recs.
BLOCKED OUT HOTELS
For these blocked out hotels please mention you are part of the Aronson-Somma wedding.
Features: complementary continental breakfast, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and jacuzzi.
rooms/rates: Double Queen room (5 rooms available) & 1 King room (5 rooms available). $149/night for either room option. Total of 1 to 2 guests per room, any additional guests (adults or children) are $10.00 extra per person per night.
website: Lexington Inn SLO
LOS PADRES INN
This place is super charming and convenient, quaint and quiet. There is also heaps of free parking!
rooms/rates: 1 queen room (5 rooms available). 2 queen rooms (3 rooms available). $200-225/night depending on room.
website: Los Padres Inn SLO
phone: (805) 543-5017
(NON-BLOCKED) HOTEL SUGGESTIONS
The Madonna Inn is like no other - adorned with a pseudo-Swiss-Alps exterior and lavish common rooms accented by pink roses, Western murals, and hammered copper. Each of the 110 guest rooms and suites are uniquely designed and themed. Everything is grandiose à la Las Vegas, but located in quaint San Luis Obispo. For a good laugh, pop into the men's restroom to view the famous rock waterfall urinal.
website: Madonna Inn SLO
phone: (805) 543-3000
This place is super swanky; If you are looking to splurge on a fancy boutique hotel right in the heart of downtown, we suggest Granada. Go downstairs for an incredible meal and tasty cocktails at the Bistro. The rooms are luxurious - exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, hand crafted steel windows, goose down duvets and pillows, original artwork and antiques - the works!
website: Granada Hotel SLO
phone: (805) 544-9100
Apple Farm Inn
Everyone loves Apple Farm. Combining the charm of wine country inns with the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel, Apple Farm Inn offers one of the best lodging experiences in town. Most rooms have a cozy fireplace and seating nooks. The deluxe accommodations feature lush quiet gardens. It is Wine Country hospitality at it's finest. They also have a great restaurant and bakery.
website: Apple Farm SLO
phone: (805) 544-2040
ALTERNATIVE LODGING OPTIONS
This is the most affordable and most cozy option for families and friends. They have shared dormitory-style rooms (bunk beds) that can sleep up to 6 people per room with co-ed and gender-specific rooms available. They also have private rooms that have 1, 2, or 3 beds of various sizes. Sidenote: their sourdough pancakes (included in your stay) are super delicious. In fact, Kendra used to drop in and eat pancakes here all the time when she lived around the block, back in her ol' college days :)
website: Hostel Obispo SLO
phone: (805) 544-4678
OUTSIDE OF SLO CITY
Consider staying outside of downtown San Luis Obispo. SLO County is scattered with lovely little towns, all in close proximity (15-45 minute drive):
Lake Lopez (great for RVs & camping!)
WHERE TO PLAY IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
It's 4th of July weekend, experience the Central Coast at it's finest! Here are some fun things to do:
SURF & BEACH
The Central Coast is full of fun nooks and crannies just waiting to be shredded. May the gnar be with you. FYI: Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, and Cayucos all have piers and swingsets.
There is no shortage of cafes in this college town, our favorites include: Uptown Espresso, Scout Coffee, Sally Loo's, Bello Mundo, Linnaea's,...just to name a few!
We love the Palm Theatre. It showcases a variety of independent, foreign, and mainstream cinema. Fun fact: it was the first movie theatre in the US to be run by solar energy!
Pick your pace: Terrace Hill - piece of cake with an epic view, Madonna Mountain - moderate/leisurely, Bishop's Peak - intermediate/advanced.
The Bob Jones Trail and Orcutt (towards Lake Lopez) are both great for road biking. If you are looking to moutain bike, we suggest the trails at Montana De Oro.
There are tons of high quality wine tasting regions in our local area, including:
- Edna Valley
- Paso Robles
- Santa Ynez
- Bowling at Mustang Lanes
- Children's Museum of SLO
- Sinsheimer Community Pool
- Atascadero Zoo
- Indoor rock climbing at SLO-Op
- Bubblegum Alley
- Elephant Seals in Cambria
- The Madonna Inn
Our favorites include:
- Ruby Rose - antiques/junking
- Boo Boo Records - vinyl/books
- Hands Gallery - gifts/local goods
- Secret Garden - tea
- Growing Grounds - plants!
We love a good drive with a pretty view. We suggest:
- Route 46 connecting Paso Robles with Cambria, it passes through Paso Robles' Westside, famous for world-class Zinfandels before descending to the sea. Absolutely beautiful views of the ocean from the top of the ridge.
- Perfumo Canyon, between Avila Beach and SLO is a gorgeous oak-studded road up over the ridge separating SLO from the ocean, before dropping into a shady, peaceful canyon. This windy two lane road feels like a trip back in time; what coastal California must have felt like before all the development.
- Big Sur
- Hearst Castle
- Los Alamos
- Los Olivos
- Lake Cachuma
- Lake Lopez
- Avila Hot Springs