Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast

Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast

978 Olive Street
San Luis Obispo CA 93405

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  • Aug 15, 2020 by Jacquelyn Alonso

    Love the Heritage Inn. My second time staying here and it's a different experience each time. Stayed in the Mountain View Room this time. Learned from a local outside the Inn that the peak we see from our Mountain View room balcony is Cerro peak, one of the 'nine sister's' ancient volcano cores. Love the garden and stream behind the Inn for my boys to explore. Gloria taught us about the butterfly plant and caterpillars. It's a place to escape your device's and enjoy history and nature.

  • Jul 15, 2020 by Kristin Hardy

    Staying with my 5 year old son and boyfriend and we just love it. I get to take baths in the beautiful pink bath room. The garden is magical and we have our privacy. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Dec 18, 2019 by Adolf Ambriz

    What a wonderful place to stay !

  • Dec 09, 2019 by Diane W.

    I was hoping for a very comfy, very restful evening during my stay. The place is adorable. Teresa is sweet and welcoming and helpful. She is darling. As far as comfort - The mattresses and pillows are the WORST I have experienced in any hotel stay in my life. I have stayed at quite a few bed & breakfast places, and hotels, and trust me, the comforters, mattresses and pillows were TERRIBLY OLD and uncomfortable/lumpy and hard. No warm and fuzzy feeling at this place!! For what they are charging (and of course the breakfast is included) the comfort level should be much more superior. Extremely disappointing. Remember it is an old charming house, so that means the sinks have two faucets - one for hot and one for cold - so in order to wash your face, you need both faucets running while you grab a little water form each. Oh - and there are NO TV's!! Breakfast was worrisome. I went to grab an english muffin from the bin and it was green, as in, weeks old green. The wheat loaf was one month expired. The raisin bread was good. Some of the fruit was rotten, had gone soft as in mushy cantaloupe. The frittata was delicious, but I was afraid to ask the date of the eggs. Coffee was good. I would not stay there again, far, far too uncomfortable bed situation. And yes, if you are a light sleeper, you will hear freeway noise.

  • Nov 10, 2019 by Mike B.

    Last weekend we enjoyed our 4th stay at this wonderful, authentic "home away from home". We like it for many reasons. First, the Innkeeper Teresa and Georgia are very welcoming, and we have been comfortable in the rooms that we've stayed in, the Mountain View Room being our favorite overall, spacious and overlooking the beautiful creek and Mt.Madonna. Because we travel with our Senior dogs who aren't used to stairs as much, recently we have chosen the Jasmine Room, but it is quiet, very charming and private, with it's own bathroom. We have always also enjoyed the friendly, relational guests that we meet and often they are connected to Cal Poly as Alumni, as we are. Second, we enjoy the location which is down the street from the park on Santa Rosa Street and brings back memories of the days when we lived in that area as students at Cal Poly in the 80's. We always appreciate the dog friendly policy here where our dogs can walk and relax,visiting the many local dog friendly cafes and outdoor places to explore. Lastly, the homey touches and the history of this house that is displayed in the Parlor and little things like the wonderful fragrant organic soap, the warm freshly baked cookies, and the nice wine and cheese we have enjoyed with our dog in the Parlor have been highlights. We also look forward to the delicious Fritatta with fresh fruit and baked loaf cakes that are served in the morning. One time we had yogurt and cereal offered also. Mostly we really appreciate this beautiful Inn as a place to escape the modern, busy society that we live in to come relax in a slower, simpler moment in time.

  • Nov 10, 2019 by Mike B.

    Last weekend we enjoyed our 4th stay at this wonderful, authentic "home away from home". We like it for many reasons. First, the Innkeeper Teresa and Georgia are very welcoming, and we have been comfortable in the rooms that we've stayed in, the Mountain View Room being our favorite overall, spacious and overlooking the beautiful creek and Mt.Madonna. Because we travel with our Senior dogs who aren't used to stairs as much, recently we have chosen the Jasmine Room, but it is quiet, very charming and private, with it's own bathroom. We have always also enjoyed the friendly, relational guests that we meet and often they are connected to Cal Poly as Alumni, as we are. Second, we enjoy the location which is down the street from the park on Santa Rosa Street and brings back memories of the days when we lived in that area as students at Cal Poly in the 80's. We always appreciate the dog friendly policy here where our dogs can walk and relax,visiting the many local dog friendly cafes and outdoor places to explore. Lastly, the homey touches and the history of this house that is displayed in the Parlor and little things like the wonderful fragrant organic soap, the warm freshly baked cookies, and the nice wine and cheese we have enjoyed with our dog in the Parlor have been highlights. We also look forward to the delicious Fritatta with fresh fruit and baked loaf cakes that are served in the morning. One time we had yogurt and cereal offered also. Mostly we really appreciate this beautiful Inn as a place to escape the modern, busy society that we live in to come relax in a slower, simpler moment in time.

  • Oct 25, 2019 by L H.

    I am surprised by the consistent five star reviews. I agree with most of the other reviews about the hospitality of the hostess. Very welcoming and sweet. You have to appreciate the history of the home. Hence two stars. The house is quite old and the spaces are cramped and dark like many smaller historic homes. The home is located off the freeway entrance so if you are a light sleeper you will have trouble with the constant whizzing of traffic sounds all night long. It overwhelms the sound of the creek in the backyard. The bed and bedding seemed over used. The pillow was flat and lumpy. Might as well not have a pillow. The bedding and towels were quite worn. They were at the stage where I would use them as recycled materials. The surrounding building are a motel so no views to be had. We stayed in the White Lace Promise room. It has a small bathroom with a shower. The room has a shabby chic look to it. It looks big in the photo but is actually quite tight. The multitude of black and white wedding photos scatter all over the room gave me the creeps. The soap was nice smelling. There was no shampoo though so wasn't able to wash my hair before the event I was in SLO for. Thank goodness for blow dry bars. Breakfast was average. The heart shaped muffins were popular. The cut fruit looked and tasted like it was recycled from the previous day if not one week.  Admittedly I am a vegetarian so have high standards for fruit. The asparagus quiche was filling but average in taste. I think the place has potential but there is a lot of work that needs be done to qualify it as a five star B and B.

  • Oct 25, 2019 by L H.

    I am surprised by the consistent five star reviews. I agree with most of the other reviews about the hospitality of the hostess. Very welcoming and sweet. You have to appreciate the history of the home. Hence two stars. The house is quite old and the spaces are cramped and dark like many smaller historic homes. The home is located off the freeway entrance so if you are a light sleeper you will have trouble with the constant whizzing of traffic sounds all night long. It overwhelms the sound of the creek in the backyard. The bed and bedding seemed over used. The pillow was flat and lumpy. Might as well not have a pillow. The bedding and towels were quite worn. They were at the stage where I would use them as recycled materials. The surrounding building are a motel so no views to be had. We stayed in the White Lace Promise room. It has a small bathroom with a shower. The room has a shabby chic look to it. It looks big in the photo but is actually quite tight. The multitude of black and white wedding photos scatter all over the room gave me the creeps. The soap was nice smelling. There was no shampoo though so wasn't able to wash my hair before the event I was in SLO for. Thank goodness for blow dry bars. Breakfast was average. The heart shaped muffins were popular. The cut fruit looked and tasted like it was recycled from the previous day if not one week.  Admittedly I am a vegetarian so have high standards for fruit. The asparagus quiche was filling but average in taste. I think the place has potential but there is a lot of work that needs be done to qualify it as a five star B and B.

  • Oct 04, 2019 by Mark Lange

    Teresa is a wonderful human being. A lovely experience.

  • Aug 14, 2019 by John A

    We've stayed at the Heritage many times over the years when we visit our niece and her family in SLO and we always look forward to the experience. We like Georgia the owner and the great breakfasts made by her and her assistants, and we like the charm of this Victorian, and we like how easy it is to hop onto Santa Rosa Street and zip downtown. We like that they like our dog Bella and we like the prices. The road outside can be noisy during the day, but it dies down at night. We'll be back there soon--maybe we'll see you there.

  • Aug 09, 2019 by Sharon Harris

    This is my second year in a row staying here because I love it so much! It's a former family home, so each room is a bit different and decorated in a very cute way. The bathrooms are shared, but each room has a sink. Breakfasts are home-made by the wonderful women at the hotel every morning, and there is a nice terrace upstairs to get some fresh air. For the price, you really can't beat it.

  • Aug 06, 2019 by Ivan Figueroa

    This is the Madonna Inn, at a fraction of the price!... Perfect if you're just passing through, doing the Pacific coast highway drive and you want a quaint cute place to stay, but don't wanna to spend over $200! (But still get cheese and wine AND breakfast)

  • Jul 24, 2019 by Jose Rivera

    Love the place very welcoming espeically when we are construction workers out of town...very reasonable prices too...

  • Jul 23, 2019 by Martha G.

    Came here last summer and stayed on a business trip working at Cal poly didn't really know what to  Expect at this bed and breakfast but to my surprise it was exceptional rooms were comfortable restrooms were very very clean the innkeeper is a nice sweet lady and the owner that lives next door is exceptional feels like she could be family love everything about this place the breakfast is delicious in the morning Sure does beat stain in a motel it feels like home We are actually back again doing more work at Cal poly and wouldn't stay anywhere else highly recommend this for business trips or any other travel needs quiet safe place to stay Anthony

  • Apr 24, 2019 by Kesa K.

    I really enjoyed my recent stay (April, 2019) at the Inn. Especially, sleeping in my charming "Mountain View" room, and journaling by the rushing creek, only steps away!

  • Mar 10, 2019 by Son D.

    This review is from a real customer. I really stayed here and it was NOT worth the money. The only good part was that it was close to downtown. The pillows were flat and the comforter on the bed was from 1980, worn out. Thrift store decorating. This is not full of antiques as some reviews state. The restrooms need updating, starting with toilet seats.  Both shared bathrooms have old chipped and broken, worn out toilet seats. Just really disgusting.  Rust in the sinks is not charming.  The carpet in the upstairs appears newer but the ceiling fans have months if not years of crud built up on the blades. We passed on eating the breakfast because we just felt like it was a dirty environment. I can't imagine that there are any return guests that come here.  Sorry folks this was a huge disappointment.

  • Feb 05, 2019 by Fleur Dawes

    Really charming historic house with a very accommodating host, Theresa. She allowed my dog to stay there and made a specially -vegan breakfast. Great location, 10 minutes walk from downtown. I will be back!

  • Aug 28, 2018 by happytrav...

    Guests of the Inn are invited to sit outside next to the stream in the Inn's private garden which is filled with flowers. Both the Innkeeper and the Owner gave me such a gracious welcome and I was very comfortable throughout my weeklong stay. The breakfast is delicious.

  • Aug 17, 2018 by Marian V.

    WOW! We really enjoyed our stay. The house was quaint, but what really impressed us was the hostess. She was cute and charming, and really made our stay memorable. As long as she's there we will be back.

  • Aug 06, 2018 by Kate N

    Not an exciting title, I'll admit but 3 important characteristics when you're looking for a place to stay. The house is lovely, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff - especially Teresa! - are welcoming and helpful...and the brownies are to die for!! (To have brownies waiting when we arrived from a much-delayed train trip was a sweet end to an exhausting day.) Would definitely stay here again!

  • Jul 16, 2018 by Marcus Rohovie

    Great place, super nice people.

  • Jul 01, 2018 by Matt W.

    This place was amazing!! First time staying at a B and B. Theresa was there to greet us and answer all our questions. I stayed in John and Amelia's room, the space was well kept and comfortable linens. The fire place was functional and it had its own vanity sink! 5 stars for sure and I will most definitely stay again!

  • May 18, 2018 by annewdv

    When visiting Cal Poly students, we stay at the the Heritage Inn. So convenient and so welcoming, both to the traveler and the student! Great variety of delicious choices at breakfast, wine and cheese in the late afternoon, a quiet living room to relax and chat. We book the downstairs room with the en suite bathroom. which is quiet.

  • Mar 07, 2018 by Stephanie M.

    My boyfriend and I stayed in this enchanted little place for one night, and would have loved to stay longer since I feel in love with this house and its lovely garden facing the creek. Theresa and Georga were very welcoming and attentive in our stay, we checked-in at 4pm (I would call to let them know you are in the front). We were pampered with wine and a cheese plater that is set in the living room in the evening (5pm) and had a lovely breakfast (prepared by Theresa) at 9am before checking out at 11am. If you are a couple or appreciate nostalgic vintage artifacts/art I would highly recommend this place. It is quite a little adventure and relaxing place for a weekend getaway.

  • Mar 02, 2018 by happytraveler142016

    I always choose to stay at Heritage Inn on my frequent visits to San Luis Obispo. The hostesses, Georgia and Teresa, prepare a delicious breakfast - frittata, sausages, coffee cake, fresh fruit, and hot coffee. If you have a particular need, such as a dietary request, transportation information, or how to locate a store, you are in good hands because they both know the city well. You will have a wonderful visit with them, I'm sure, because I have stayed there at least 6 times and always had a good experience.

  • Feb 19, 2018 by mariela socolovsky

    Best Place to stay in SLO! Georgia is the sweetest hostess, the breakfast is fresh made in the morning. Teressa baked homemade cookies in the afternoon that are worth every calorie. They have nice music (this time was Jazz) to create a wonderful ambiance at happy hour. The B&B is by a creek, you can take a walk and enjoy the fresh air and the relaxing sound of the water.
    Is walk distance from downtown, the mission and more.

  • Oct 06, 2017 by EAZELIFF

    Please don't take my 4 stars as a criticism. I give out 5 sparingly on hotels. The reason I say this is that while it is a lovely lodging, it has a more " lived in " look to it in that some of the antiques are in an unrestored condition. Not necessarily a bad thing at all, the inn just doesn't" have the pristine look of some B&Bs. Having said that, my stay was very enjoyable and Georgia a personable hostess who makes a good breakfast. I had arrived on Amtrak from the northe and it is exactly a one mile walk to the inn - easy to find, but most folks would probably prefer a ride. There are no TVs and phones in this inn, which is fine with me. ( These days I bring up National Public Radio on my iPad! ) The collection of antiques and mementoes is quite interest provoking and I learned something from Georgia - Obispo means " bishop. "

  • Sep 05, 2017 by Amalia G.

    Charming little inn minutes away from downtown San Luis Obispo. Georgia is a sweetheart and I loved spending time in her inn. We stayed in the Jasmine Room which features it's own (very clean) bath and an antique brass bed. The bed was so comfy and soft that I slept like a baby. I am a vegan and Georgia went out of her way to ensure that I would have a proper breakfast. If you are looking for an authentic B&B experience this is the place for you! Can't wait to go back Can't wait to go back!

  • Sep 04, 2017 by Sarah Z.

    I am truly grateful for the quiet serenity of classic bed and breakfast experience. I stayed in "Auntie's room", there were doilies on the bedside tables, there was wine and cheese left out at happy hour, and sitting on the porch swing with my dog was incredible. If you're looking for more than a hotel room- this is the spot in SLO. The cherry on top of it all was Georgia- she is the owner/host/next door neighbor/cat mom. She's amazing! She's like the aunt your never knew existed but now definitely cannot live without visiting again. Remembering the smell of breakfast while waking up to the cool rainy air will be making this the spot I stay in San Lois Obispo. Highly recommend!

  • Aug 28, 2017 by Dustin C.

    I can't say anything different than the other five star reviews. Great place to stay.

  • Aug 08, 2017 by Simonbult

    Robin was excellent. The home cooked breakfast was amazing. The place was clean.We had the best stay. This is a great BnB! Some room can be noisy. Ask for a room away from the freeway. Parking is available.

  • Aug 07, 2017 by Paloma M.

    I can't recommend the Heritage Inn highly enough! Roberta was a wonderful host, I slept like a baby all weekend and breakfast was delicious. Daily happy hour is a much appreciated touch. Location is great and not a far walk to downtown. STAY HERE. Totally worth it.

  • Jul 21, 2017 by Sonu K.

    Absolutely Fabulous Place!! Roberta is awesome and takes such good care of all her guest. There is a personal touch in everything she does from serving great bountiful freshly made breakfast (bread baked in the morning) to wine and cheese in the afternoon. She is great resource as well if you are new to the area. The location is perfect, close to downtown and Cal Poly. This place is a hidden gem in San Luis Obispo and I will definitely come here again and again.......

  • Jun 24, 2017 by Daniel Lenz

    Incredibly cute, super cozy, very friendly - just absolutely wonderful, and quite cheap as well!

  • Jun 24, 2017 by Daniel L.

    Georgia gave us a wonderful welcome, two fantastic rooms, and warm banana bread and cookies as we arrived. I think that says it all, it's absolutely fantastic. You should definitely check it out when you're in the area!

  • May 16, 2017 by KCV999

    This is an excellent and reasonably priced B&B in San Luis Obispo that allows well-behaved dogs. (Woof, woof) When I was last there (I go there several times a year), I could not be there during their breakfast hour, 9:00 - 10:00. I had let that be known and asked for something to go before I checked out. When I returned about 10:15 I was given an excellent bag breakfast. I do not think this will happen without asking, but if you ask they accomodate.

  • Apr 23, 2017 by JoAnna C.

    We love Georgia & the Heritage Inn! It is always so cozy and comfortable! They also accommodate our allergies and dietary needs with special brunches that make us feel so pampered. I'm relaxing in the evening with a little wine and cheese is the perfect end to a lovely day. This is our home away from home!

  • Mar 31, 2017 by happytraveler142016

    I have just returned from my second extended stay at Heritage Inn and cannot wait to visit again. My room on the second floor was clean and comfortable. Both Ed and Georgia made me feel so welcome. They know San Luis Obispo well and so are helpful with public transportation, grocery stores, taxi service, finding the main post office, and so on. Georgia maintains a large garden next door to the Inn where guests are welcome to wander and to sit and enjoy the creek which flows through it. Breakfast is delicious!

  • Feb 21, 2017 by Sandy R

    Ed made me feel at home the minute he opened the door. My room was beautiful with a stunning view and sound of the river. Breakfast quiche was impeccable, wine and cheese by the fire at dusk and the house smelled like Ed's fabulous cookies into the evenings. The grounds are very inspiring with a terraced butterfly garden and access to the river. Perfect for early morning watercolors.

  • Feb 03, 2017 by Terry G

    Our hosts at the Heritage Inn, Georgia and Ed were very friendly made our stay lovely. Our room was clean and comfortable. Our breakfast delicious . The surrounding scenery in the backyard with a creek filled with wildlife a must see. A complete package to step back in time.

  • Oct 16, 2016 by Chelsey C.

    This place is great! Our entire horse team stayed here in just a few hours notice of our campsite being flooded by the rain! The service was wonderful and the inn was charming and affordable. We will definitely be back! Thank you from Sonoma State Equestrian Team!

  • Oct 03, 2016 by Bing W.

    Nice sweet lady runs the place, Great breakfast with quiche, baked apples, cereal, yogurts, fresh cut fruit and many types of breads. She accommodates for gluten-free needs. Yes, I had the wine and cheese, and chocolate chip cookies and brownies the days I were there. Nice pleasant stay and walking distance to downtown. you feel safe there, sharing the bathroom isn't really a problem, it was not occupied the few times I used it.

  • Sep 13, 2016 by Charles Gantz

    Great people u meet at breakfast!

  • Sep 10, 2016 by happytraveler142016

    I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts I had during my week long stay at The Heritage Inn. The Sunflower Room is beautiful, quiet, and has a comfortable bed and a private bath. Georgia, the owner, is knowledgeable about the area and directed me to a hair salon and gave information about transportation since I did not have a car. Her consideration made the week a genuine vacation. You will enjoy a visit to The Heritage Inn.

  • Aug 24, 2016 by I_go_to_vail_co

    We have stayed here many times over the years. We travel with a small dog which they accommodate. The service is friendly and the breakfasts are delicious. We look forward to sipping wine on the secluded garden bench, under a tree, overlooking a ravine. The rooms are intimate and quaintly decorated in a historic style. We are accustomed to the rooms without a private bath so we share (2) bathrooms at the end of the hall (very European). There are sinks in the bedrooms to facility getting ready without hogging the bathroom. We have never had a problem. The accommodations are very clean and bathrobes are provided for guests. We highly recommend this place if you are looking for something different and out of the ordinary. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Jul 10, 2016 by Sheryl Daniel

    My daughter and I stayed here for one night while in town. We loved it! The home has a feel of staying at grandma's house. I was worried about the shared bathroom, but it was never an issue (there are two bathrooms). Each room has its own sink, which also helped with nighttime routine (washing face, contacts, brushing teeth etc.). The host was super sweet and the breakfast was perfect.

    Highly recommended this 100 year old gem!

  • Jun 24, 2016 by Оксана К

    Мы впервые в жизни останавливались в подобном месте. Кукольный домик веселого сиреневого цвета. Интерьер псевдостаринный и эклектический. Очень развеселил. Каждый номер оформлен в другом цвете, включая даже полотенца в душе. Кстати говоря, душ и туалет НЕ В КАЖДОМ НОМЕРЕ. Комнаты маленькие, подниматься с багажом по лестнице тяжеловато. Пришлось достать из чемоданов только самое необходимое. Ресепшен работает ограниченное количество часов, что не всегда удобно, особенно транзитному путешественнику. Центр города не в шаговой доступности, что также неудобно. То место, которое гордо именуется патио, на самом деле представляет из себя четыре кресла-качалки и столик, расположенные прямо врзле стоянки))))) Стоянка бесплатная, это замечательно. На мой взгляд нет никакого разумного объяснения довольно высокой цены номера. Мы заказывали за месяц, 125$, но по приезду оказалось, что мотель пустой, и нас поселили в улучшенный номер. Предполагаю, что его улучшенность была -наличие душа и туалета. Такого уровня ночлег луше найти ближе к центру города.

  • Apr 17, 2016 by Smith J.

    Love Love Love how welcoming this little Inn is the rates are so reasonable! Breakfast is yummy! Can you imagine laying in bed and the smell of coffee and bacon drifting upstairs? And it's not a dream even if it feels like one. This B&B Feels like a little home away from home

  • Feb 02, 2016 by Allison W.

    Stayed here for a bachelorette weekend and had a really great experience. The service was great and we will definitely return again one day!

  • Jan 03, 2016 by Mauro d

    Simples, mas muito aconchegante, charmoso e com atendimento impecável. Achamos por acaso, chegamos na cidade sem reserva de hotel e fomos atraídos pelo visual externo enquanto procurávamos. O café da manhã é razoável, quarto confortável e limpo.

  • Oct 22, 2015 by mark shramek

    Great place to stay and the people are always nice.

  • Oct 19, 2015 by Abhinay S.

    This is was surprise find for us as we had messed up our reservation at hotel Obispo (hosteling international)and were desperately in need of a place to stay for couple of nights. I found this place on Yelp and called Barbara and she immediately booked the room. And boy was this a beautiful little house. This is a heritage house and has long history associated to it. It has all sorts of neat pictures, books and objects - you can spend all day exploring this cute little house. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Oh and the best part is the breakfast! Freshly baked cakes and muffins and amazing coffee Looks peaceful and well maintained. The host Barbara is vey helpful and polite. I would recommend this place to couples. They also have their own parking and a little path down to a stream running right behind the house. Go for this place ! You'll love it !

  • Sep 25, 2015 by Tom D.

    Nuzzled in between cheap, bright, noisy motels, the freeway on-ramp and the freeway.  Old and musty, with furniture from a yard sale.  Very, very noisy (think car doors slamming and fights in the adjoining motel parking lot, cars and motor cycles rev-ing onto the freeway ramp) and light from the motels penetrated the room.  Dirty and run down.  The back yard, what there was of it through the parking lot and down the hill was trashy...didn't even go there.  The proprietor was friendly and nice, but sorry, it didn't come close to my expectation, or resemble any of the other reviews.

  • Sep 13, 2015 by D. Marie C.

    This is an inn with a heart.  Recently we had some confusion about our check-in date.  They were good enough to call to check (very much unlike the Rose Garden Inn).  I explained that I had sent an email regarding the change.  Georgia was just wonderful.  She did not charge me and was able to rent one of the days to a nice family. I would recommend avoiding the Rose Garden Inn and stay here at the Heritage Inn instead.  Plus they are dog-friendly!!

  • Sep 06, 2015 by Tori_in_OC

    I've been here twice and each trip was really great! It's a turn of the century style home and the rooms are decorated slightly differently. It's dog friendly and has a really great rate! The breakfast is awesome, with a type of egg dish, homemade breads and fresh fruit. In the afternoon they have wine and cheese. The only downside is that it's near a busy street, so if you stay here ask for a room in the back. Even so, I would stay in a front room rather than move to another property. I will definitely be back.

  • Aug 21, 2015 by Andrea M.

    Very homey atmosphere! The breakfast is delicious.

  • Aug 16, 2015 by Jessica W.

    Great b&b in slo! Lovely historic house with a great story. Breakfast is great and the room we stayed in had plenty of room. My only comment is that if you are a light sleeper to ask for a bedroom on the opposite side of the home from the freeway.

  • Aug 02, 2015 by Anthony C.

    Doesn't get much better. Very friendly staff. Cozy home feel. Good conversation with other guests and delicious breakfast!

  • May 26, 2015 by KCV999

    My husband and I and our largish (40 lb.) dog stayed overnight at this lovely B&B. Our dog was one of at least three I saw there. The rooms are lovely, if a bit small. The hospitality is extremely gracious. A table was cleared for a game of Scrabble with our granddaughter. Breakfast is fresh and home-made, and the prices are excellent.

  • Apr 14, 2015 by Amanda H.

    This B&B is so charming and homey. I searched and searched for a place I could somewhat afford, that was also pet-friendly. I called dozens of hotels and was shocked that this lovely B&B was the most reasonably priced. Georgia, the owner, was so incredibly accommodating to us and my dog. They didn't charge us any sort of pet fee and were genuinely and sincerely happy to have us stay there. From the second we arrived it was like coming to stay with family. Oh...and there were fresh baked cookies in the hallway when we arrived! My sister and I (and my large black lab) stayed in the "White Lace and Promises" room with a queen bed and private bathroom. It was so quaint and adorable. The bed was a little firm for my liking, but better than most hotels. They provided more than enough pillows and it was so nice to sleep under a real comforter. The windows could use some darker curtains as it was very bright, but didn't prevent us from a wonderful stay. After we checked in we explored the garden and creek. When you walk down the hill you are suddenly transported to this quiet, relaxing oasis. We sat and and splashed our legs in the creek while my pooch happily ran amuck through the calm waters. It was very much needed after our 4-hour drive. Later when we went to dinner and a show, I asked Georgia if it would be okay if I left Leila (my dog) in our room. She was completely fine with that and said she would call if Leila was stressed out. How kind was that?! They also had wine and cheese in the parlor at 5pm. There were only 3 other guests that evening and they were extremely silent. So although the walls are thin in this old Victorian, we were not disturbed at all. Breakfast was delightful. Waffles, frittata, pastries, fresh banana bread, fresh fruit, oatmeal, cereal, orange juice and coffee. The cook was so excited to have us eat her food. Overall, our stay here was marvelous. Everyone was so kind, accommodating, and made us feel cared for and welcomed. It felt like staying at a home-away-from-home and I hope I can stay here again someday!

  • Feb 24, 2015 by 4Travelling

    It was a busy weekend so instead of a regular hotel, we thought we check out this B&B in San Luis Obispo and it was such a nice surprise! The 2 story house is big with each bedroom decorated differently... lots of attention to detail. Each room had a sink and some had their own private bathroom. Quiet sleep, cozy with the fireplace on all night... I think each room has it's own fireplace too! Richard, our Host, also made a big difference to our stay... he was very entertaining and always had something funny to say. He helped us with the luggage (no elevators) then invited us to cheese/crackers and wine in the living room... I took a second glass outside and sat on the porch swing... very relaxing. In the morning, Richard had a nice breakfast prepared for us... we had a quiche in a heart-shaped mold (Valentines?) and a smaller heart-shaped mold for the little ones. There was an assortment of fresh fruit, breads, freshly baked muffins, lemon cake, banana bread, etc. After breakfast, went to the garden and we decided to walk down to the creek (yes in the city!) and the flowers were blooming thanks to Georgia's green thumb... you can take the steps down to the patio furniture in the mid level and enjoy the view or go further down to the actual creek and practice throwing rocks in the water! Totally enjoyable and great place to stay!

  • Jan 17, 2015 by Sherry O.

    I can't imagine this place gets any good reviews. Maybe if you're very young and don't know better. First, it's filthy. The carpets smell and the bathrooms are dirty. The house is way too small to host a bed & breakfast business. It's next to parking lots with super bright lights that keep you awake and not enough shades to block the light. I know, the website looks like the house would be in a cozy neighborhood but it's smack next to the Best Western and Travel Lodge type motels. The place is cheap which means it's like a frat party house with too much noise and chaos from the 20 something's. The inn keeper is very noisy and in your face so if you like space to yourself forget it. You'll have someone.talking to you while you're trying to drink your coffee and wake up in the morning.

  • Jan 04, 2015 by Thomas A.

    We stayed here on New Years Eve and were delighted by this little gem! The rooms have fun flair with fireplaces and old time theming. However the most memorable part of the stay was the friendly Innkeeper Richard. He offered us a glass of wine at checkin and cooked a fantastic veggie egg fritatta for breakfast. This place is a brisk walk from downtown SLO, if you plan to head out for a night on the town. 15-20 /minutes

  • Dec 30, 2014 by Anthony T.

    Georgia was absolutely wonderful. We were sad we didn't get to meet Richard as well since we've read so much about him. Although, he did leave a very nice note on the table before he left for his vacation in Hawaii. She set us up with a little red and white wine in the common room. Cozy, pleasant, quiet. Right off the 101. Minutes from everything. Warm breakfast. Warm bed. Amazing shower. Plenty of bathrooms. Ours had a private bathroom, but no fireplace. (We stayed in the White Lace room I think it was called?) Highly recommended!

  • Nov 28, 2014 by gedayloo1234

    Aloha from Hawaii!!! I came here to San luis obispo to see family. But they live in Los osos, on the coast, too far to walk to from San Luis bars and shops. So I stayed here so I could walk to the shops and bars with music after visiting with family during the day! richard sudden checked us in and was so funny an kind!!!! He gave us wineries to go to to have a taste! And told me where to go art shopping! Hands store is great for small an big art in downtown San Luis. I love buying local an staying local! This is a local gem. This bed an breakfast is a 109 !what! Years old an is a neat quaint place to stay! We stayed in a room with a bathroom! If you can't book a room with a bathroom inside, it will be right out your room door an some rooms have gas fireplaces! And if the apple tree in the backyard is fruiting try some of Richards homemade apple bread!!

  • Nov 17, 2014 by Suzy N.

    Breakfast was over rated- not much selection and so so egg dish. Rooms were nice. Had to ask for the wine and cheese advertised in the evening Richard was nice but a little too chatty Noisy main street Garden down back needs work Not worth the money- nicer places in a quieter area

  • Oct 24, 2014 by Traveltheworld1234

    My sister and I were traveling up the coast and decided to stay the night in San Luiz Obispo. We called many places and they were all booked which in hindsight I am very happy they were. We then called the Heritage Inn and to our amazement they had 2 rooms left. My sister spoke with Richard, the Inn Keeper, and by the time she hung up the phone she was ranting and raving about what a wonderful place this was...and we hadn't even seen it. When we arrived we were greeted with a smile and positive, upbeat attitude from Richard. He made us excited to be there and right away offered us a glass of wine which he later refilled a couple of times. The rooms were small but charming. Our cozy room had a fireplace, bath robes, and a sink in it. We had 2 bathrooms we shared which were right down the hall. It was perfect for our 1 night stay. Later in the afternoon, Richard made us our own cheese platter. The customer service was out of this world wonderful. The home constantly had delicious smells circulating throughout as it seemed that Richard never stopped baking. He had home-made brownies waiting by the steps when we got in that evening and the breakfast was great. He made a couple egg dishes, sausage, and had a tray of fresh fruit. Sometimes it's the people that make a place and this was definitely one of those cases. Richard was the best and just added a good vibe to our trip!!!

  • Oct 15, 2014 by Kristy T.

    While I didn't stay here, my Mom, Grandma, younger brother, and dog spent one Saturday night. Richard was very helpful when I called to inquire about the rates, so much so that I put in the reservation at the end of the phone call. Although my Mom appreciated Richard's homey hospitality, she learned after staying at her first B&B that she prefers the privacy of a hotel. We were late getting to bed and were told to be quiet as other guests were trying to sleep early- it's an old wooden house, you can hear some noise through the walls. We did not have the option to leave until our bedtime either because Richard locks the front door himself before he goes to bed. My younger brother loved the breakfast and talked about the omelet all day. Props Richard on your hard work throughout the weekend! No doggie beds nor dog bowls provided but my dog seemed to enjoy her stay, she was not too confused, like she can get in a hotel hallway where everything looks similar (although she's also 13 human years old). My Grandma appreciated the one-on-one assistance but she prefers an elevator. There was no a/c nor a fan in the bedroom either- unfortunately it was not a normally cool night so maybe check the weather forecast before deciding to spend the night here! Overall, I would recommend this place, but I would be picky about who I would recommend to, and when.

  • Oct 05, 2014 by Katherine S.

    Richard was very friendly and helpful.  However, staying here was not worth the price and I wish we had stayed somewhere else.  There is a breakfast included and it starts at 9am.  We told Richard the night before that we would be leaving at 8am, and we needed breakfast beforehand.  We ended up waiting till 9 for him to cook us eggs.  They were delicious and we loved them, but we wish we had known we'd have to wait an hour.  I think this place is better if you are really taking your time and sleeping in.  The bed was old and not very comfortable.  If the room was cheaper, we wouldn't have minded; I just don't think the quality matched the price we paid.

  • Sep 23, 2014 by Preet Bali

    I stayed at this place in July and had the best time ever! I have never stayed at a bed & breakfast and we had a great experience. I met so many new people, from Belgium and Austria. It's close to downtown. The nightlife scene is fun and casual. I recommend this place for everyone. It's great for families because they offer breakfast and then you can go site seeing afterwards. It's wonderful for couples who want a romantic getaway. It's great for spontaneous people who like to meet new people. It's clean and cozy. Richard, the Inn Keeper is fantastic, caring and kind. I'm planning another visit there soon. I hope this review helps. Thanks

  • Sep 22, 2014 by Ai T.

    We will probably go back there to stay. The host Richard is very nice. And the young lady who served breakfast was very kind. We liked the house, the room, the bathroom, the breakfast, the creek in the back, and the location. Thank you very much. Will see you again.

  • Aug 31, 2014 by Tina N

    Efter att ha bott på olika ställen i 2 veckor längs Kalifornien så var detta det bästa. Vi tog in på det utan att ha kollat upp varken stället eller området innan och det var verkligen en trevlig överraskning! Huset är som ur en saga och rummen är hur mysiga som helst, inredda helt olika. Värden (Richard?) var en väldigt speciell människa som var var väldigt social, gästvänlig och intressant. Hans ekologiska frukost ingick i priset, han bakade bröd och lagade omelett samt mycket vegetariskt, SÅ GOTT! Bra wifi och väldigt rent och fräscht! Gick snabbt att gå in till centrum så området var hur bra som helst! Rätt dyrt men det var värt det! Toppbetyg från oss!

  • Aug 11, 2014 by Natalia C

    Eu e meu irmão chegamos em San Luis Obispo sem qualquer reserva de hotel e encontramos o Heritage Inn pelo tripadvisor. Pedimos para conhecer o quarto e nos encantamos na hora por ser aconchegante e estar tudo impecável. Além do mais, o atendimento foi excelente desde da entrada até a hora de irmos embora. Super indicamos e com certeza ficaremos lá novamente em uma futura passada por San Luis Obispo!

  • Jul 26, 2014 by Niels B

    B&B vom Feinsten! 6 Zimmer mit je ihrem eigenen, gemütlich-kuscheligen Stil, der nach Großmutters Zeit aussieht und riecht. Alles ist bis ins kleinste Detail liebevoll gestaltet und hergerichtet, man fühlt sich sofort wohl. Mit oder ohne eigenem Bad zu haben, auf jeden Fall aber mit 100% vor Ort gekochtem, leckeren Klassefrühstück. Plane mindestens eine Stunde, um dabei mit Richard, dem Innkeeper, übers Reisen, Gott und die Welt zu plaudern. Nicht von der lila Fassade schocken lassen! Es gibt einen Garten mit Bach zur Benutzung, nachmittags stehen Wein und Käse oder frisch gebackene Cookies bereit. Super Preis/Leistungsverhältnis! Nebenbei ist San Louis Obispo eine frische, prickelnde Studentenstadt mit Flair und Abend- und Kulturleben. Auf jeden Fall hier Station machen!

  • Jul 24, 2014 by Stephanie D.

    My Mom and I were driving to SB and decided to stop in SLO for the night instead of driving 2 more hours.  I called maybe 12 hotels and this was one of the only ones open.  They were sweet and welcoming to us and my puppy, a no no in many hotels.  We walked in and there were people drinking wine and chatting in the parlor, acting as if they were staying with friends and not at a boutique hotel.  I'm sorry that I don't remember the name of the gentleman who helped us, but he was sweet as could.   Our room was small and absolutely precious.  There was a small bathroom and balcony! The decor was really cute, clearly someone had put lots of work into this.   Breakfast was included the following morning and it was wonderful.  Everyone sat in a small dining room and enjoyed a meal together.  The small staff was sweet and especially helpful to a party next to us with difficult dietary needs.   Considering that these days a chain hotel with a fraction of the service costs the same amount, I would much rather stay somewhere quaint like this!

  • Jul 16, 2014 by Robert F

    My wife and enjoyed our stay and were well taken care of by the Inn Keeper and Proprietor. All the rooms looked cozy but recommend the Mountain View Room which is in the back part of the old Victorian house with French doors that look out on some beautiful mountain scenery with plenty of fresh sea breezes coming in the afternoon. Breakfast was tasty with some nice souffle, sausage and fresh picked olallie berries from the creek down below. The creek was a peaceful place to spend a few quiet hours watching the Heron fish but the Adirondack chairs could use some cleaning. Go on a Thursday and check out the downtown Farmers Market. There was something happening on every corner. I would go back anytime.

  • Jul 10, 2014 by Yusuf E.

    I strongly advice you to stay here. There is a really good employee Richard. You should come here just to meet with him. He prepared really good organic breakfast for us in a way we like. He was always ready for our needs. He helped us to find place for traveling. Hotel is in really good condition with a really fair price. When you search about other hotels around there you will understand how fair price it is.

  • Dec 22, 2013 by Skye C

    We only stayed one night so we could endure it -- but it was a bit of a weird place. Needs some freshening up on the first floor smell-wise. Could use a major airing out. Breakfast not so good. It has potential just needs a freshen up.

  • Nov 13, 2013 by Harriet B

    We stayed at the Heritage Inn B&B in October when we had to restructure our trip to California as a result of the Federal Shutdown. It was so stressful reorganising our trip that it was lovely to arrive at the Heritage Inn. We had a very friendly, kind welcome from all of the members of staff and it was great staying in such a cosy place. Our every need was met, including being fed pumpkin bread for breakfast when we mentioned how keen we were to try it! It's a very special little place and I'd thoroughly recommend it.

  • Oct 12, 2013 by Anonymous S.

    Terrific cozy place - good value for the price.  Our room had antique photos of people on the dresser, so it felt like were were staying with relatives in a guest room. Pros: - Adorable room with fire place - Close to everything you'd want to do in town - Good breakfast in the morning. Fresh fruit baked quiche and fruit. - Friendly staff - Affordable A creek runs behind the property, so we took a walk and watched birds. - No minimum night stays - some B and Bs require two nights. -Only a few rooms, so it will not be crowded. Cons: - Walls are thin. - Quaint house in not so quaint an area. Nestled between large chain motels. Your room key is also the front door key, so you can come and go as you like.

  • Aug 06, 2013

    非常传统的B&B。整座房子好像停止在了六十年代。管家人非常好,我们吃到了最为丰盛最讲究的一顿早餐。下午还有Happy Hour,可以吃到奶酪 布朗尼和甜酒。就是地理位置有点偏,在高速的匝道旁,晚上非常吵。

  • Jul 29, 2013 by Ivonne C.

    My husband and I (and our two medium sized dogs) recently stayed here for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  We drove up to the Inn from about 3.5 hours away after work on a Friday, so we didn't arrive until around midnight.  I had spoken with one of the ladies and she said this would be fine; she left our key in the mailbox with a little handwritten note to say 'hello Ivonne!' and little reminders about the room and when breakfast would be served. The room was so dainty and cute.  We stayed in the Jasmine room; it was nice and airy with the windows half open and the fan on the lowest setting.  I saw some comments on here about the bedding--while it wasn't the absolute best, it was comfortable and we slept soundly.  If I had felt it was unclean, I wouldn't have slept well at all!   Breakfast each morning was great!  The cook was very friendly and drank his coffee out in the parlor with us while we ate, joining in friendly conversation with us and the other guests.  Each morning we were there, we were offered hot egg casseroles, banana bread, coffee cake and fresh fruit (in addition to toast and cereal).  I had seconds each morning. After going on a hike to Bishops Peak, we came back to the Inn and were met by one of the ladies who kindly asked if we would like any wine and cheese.  How lovely!  She had also *just* made brownies...they were still warm!  She asked if I had any diet restrictions and also offered gluten free baked goods...all the baked goods were left out on glass plates and covered with plastic wrap so that we could have them throughout the day.  I forgot to mention that I had a cookie immediately upon our Friday night arrival! The second day, after coming back to the Inn from another hike, we were greeted by the owner and she said 'Welcome home" with a smile. That's why we chose a bed and breakfast place to stay.  B&Bs may not always have the very best sheets or views, but this place offered a great room to us and our dogs, a wonderful breakfast and welcoming hosts. Thanks, we had a wonderful time :)

  • Jul 21, 2013 by Jennifer C

    We stayed at Heritage B&B for one night in June. It was comfortable for one night but we were glad that we weren't staying longer. The owner/host was very friendly, showed us around when we arrived, offered us brownies, and said that wine and snacks would be available in the living room shortly. We stayed in the "White Lace & Promises" room, which had an ensuite shower room. The hotel is located just off of the highway and it was very noisy. The room was dated, tatty and in need of updating (e.g. the hot and cold labels had fallen off of the taps, the paintwork was dirty), and there was a lot of clutter (random old wedding photos all over the room). I understand that this is a B&B and was not expecting 5 star and ultra modern but it is possible to create a charming and homely environment without all the tatty furnishings. Some of the rooms are not ensuite so make sure you check that before booking if you don't want to share a bathroom. We didn't stay for breakfast so can't comment on that. We've given Heritage Inn 2/5 because we think it was massively overpriced. This was definitely the worst place we stayed during our 17 night trip to the US and it was by no means the cheapest. If they expect people to keep paying $145 a night then they need to make some improvements. We would be willing to give Heritage Inn another chance if we saw some evidence of refurbishment and updating but in its current state we would not stay again or recommend to others.

  • Jul 08, 2013 by Michael E.

    For a two night stay in SLO over a long weekend we wanted to find something a little unique and different from most of the other sterile cookie cutter hotels in the downtown area, that were also kid-friendly.  We made contact with the owner and from the very beginning of the reservation process felt welcomed and looked forward to our trip.  Though the GPS gives an odd path to get there (it is easier than GPS says) we found the place just fine and were immediately impressed with our discovery, even though we did not arrive until after 10pm due to LA traffic.  We had two rooms for 2 adults and 3 kids and felt comfortable from the moment we walked in the door.   In the morning the breakfast was prepared and set out for us to enjoy - quite a selection and again a real cooked meal instead of the plastic-wrapped muffins, self-made waffles from the flip-waffle-maker, and wax-coated fruit at the chain hotels. The location by the creek made for a great way to spend an hour in the afternoon between activities enjoying some wine while the kids played in the creek.  The owner/operator and staff are very friendly, and we found the place to be very clean and nicely decorated.  Coming back after a day of sight seeing to a plate of fresh brownies and cookies was a big hit with the kids (and me). Some of the rooms share two bathrooms in the hall.  This was not a problem for us, as the first day there was only one other guest on the floor, and the second day we were up and out so early that we didn't compete with anyone else. The only negative I can mention is that the upper corner room in the main house (there are two buildings) is a bit noisy from the traffic entering the freeway, mostly because the windows don't close all the way (at least not that I could see at 2am).  The other room we had that did not face the street was very quiet. We had a great time here and will definitely come back.

  • Jun 24, 2013 by fkrexcal

    We have been coming here for years. We love this place, the breakfasts are first class. We love to sit by the creek and have a glass of wine. We always meet the nicest people here. The bandb is within walking distance to downtown San Luis Obispo.

  • Jun 23, 2013 by A Google User

    Overall I rate this place as good. I recommend getting room with bath. Rooms are clean and quaint. But, breakfast was very disappointing. Packaged pastry and fruit with quiche ...no toast ...no potatoes ...is far from breakfast. We were told that the cook called in sick. Sure. But..they had a job posting on the window.
    I suggest...go somewhere else...for the price!"
    Ps. R. Loves B.

  • Apr 20, 2013 by Campbellinski

    The room we had was $160.00 per night, quite small, there was only one chair and one bedside table with a light. The noise level from the Freeway was extreme, kept waking us up in the night. The neon lights from the motel next door did not help with the sleeping either. No hooks to hang anything in the ensuite. The breakfast was OK.

  • Apr 09, 2013 by Karina B.

    This was my first B&B experience and I was so glad to have tried it out! We drove up for a weekend getaway from LA, did our first night a cheap motel in San Simeon and after Hearst Castle did some sight seeing. We wanted a nicer place to stay for the second night and were glad to Heritage Inn becuase it was within our budget even during a marathon weeknd and still really cute and interesting. Pros: - Adorable room with fire place - Close to everything you'd want to do in town - Amazing breakfast in the morning. Fresh fruit baked quiche and breads. - Attentive staff (although I didn't know anybody's name really because no one really introduced themselves to me). - Wine and snacks at 5pm - Made the stay feel like a vacation experience instead of squatting in a crappy hotel - Affordable - No minimum night stays -we stayed just for Saturday night. Cons: - Was told one room had view of a creek over the phone... but this would be past the parking lot I later learned. - Walls are thin... soooo we could hear the couple laughing at some video on their computer as though they were right next to use. - Quaint house in not so quaint an area. Nestled between motels. This place was mainly perfect because we wanted to do so much in town that we just needed a comfortable place to crash for the night. I'd suggest doing what we did below. So much fun! - Sycamore springs hourly hot tub rentals - real hot spring water in a secluded hot tub - Sunset Drive in theatre - so much fun 7:30 /9:30 stay for one of both. - Bob Jones Trial and Avila beach  - I rollerbladed he walked :)

  • Mar 27, 2013 by joanmckibben

    While this is a charming old Victorian, it is in bade need of an update! Fresh paint and less clutter would be good. The breakfast was disappointing-could have done better at the local supermarket. Not going to be back. Was overcharged and had to ask for a refund. This is located on a VERY busy street.

  • Mar 10, 2013 by E. M.

    Stayed over last night. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean, cozy, quaint rooms with a lot if unique charm. Amazing claw foot bathtub in the shared bathroom. Yummy breakfast muffins and eggs and OJ. Great place to stay in SLO!

  • Nov 18, 2012 by Smenezes

    Having found this B&B two years ago on Tripadvisor, I felt we should re-advise those we told to stay here back then. We have stayed here three times since our first review and each stay was great. Boy, has it changed. We came for two nights and the experience was so different and much worse. 1)The Breakfast was horrible. When we first started coming the breakfast was amazing; homemade quiche, homemade breads and muffins, fruit salads. Not anymore. Now everything is store bought (I saw all the cartons in the kitchen) and you can taste the difference and quality. Not at all what you expect from a bed and breakfast, this is more like a continental breakfast at the Value Inn. Very disappointing. Poor quality cakes and muffins? That's not why I stay at a bed and breakfast. The first day, someone in the hotel was vegetarian, so they served some sort of flavorless spinach egg dish. I understand that some prefer not to eat meat, but we do, and there should have been a second option for those in the hotel that did. This alone was fine; we thought it was a fluke and we thought breakfast would be better the second day. Again, boy were we wrong. The 2nd day, we went downstairs at 9:15 for breakfast (it starts at 9). And everything was GONE. What? The hostess was very sweet and explained that she had saved us some and had it warming. "Saved us some" amounted to three pieces of warm sausage, two pieces of cold breakfast casserole from that morning (this being just eggs and artichoke hearts) and a slice of the spinach casserole from yesterday! I was really shocked to see them trying to feed us food from the day before. Needless to say, we ate very little. I am so sad to see a place we thought would be "our place" when we needed a break from the city change so much. Gone are the days with homemade breakfast's that fill you up and make you feel like you're in someone's home (like a b&b should). Instead, you feel like you're at any other hotel that lays out muffins from safeway, watermelon slices and yogurt and calls it breakfast. With sad hearts, we admitted to each other that neither of us wanted to be come back here. We wont be coming back. Please know that this review is very hard for me to write. I loved this place. The specialness has gone and that is very sad. I would advise you: the rooms are still great but get ready to leave breakfast hungry and head to a restaurant that serves breakfast the way it used to be here. Don't expect anything special or homemade, because you wont find it here anymore.

  • Nov 16, 2012 by Cherish H.

    Rented out the entire place for the weekend of my wedding. Everyone who works here is so sweet! The place is charming- you definitely have to go here expecting that. It's a B&B, not the Four Seasons. The sheets and towels may be rougher than those luxury resorts, but they were not bad at all. The charm of the place makes up for everything it lacks and makes me feel like I stepped into a scene from Gilmore Girls. Food was delicious- Rachel was an amazing cook who sat and chatted with us as we readied for the wedding. She was so sweet and fun! Anaya (spelling?) was also too sweet and welcomed us like we were part of the family. The owner also came by to say hello, and all accommodated us for our special wedding needs. Each room was a good size, and several rooms have their own private bathrooms. Just be sure to pull down the window shades in the bathrooms so the adjacent buildings cannot peek in! There is also wine & cheese around 5 and snacks later in the night if you are there. The scones were amazingly delish. There is a creek down in the garden that lends a peaceful element to the location. I love that I got the additional experience staying in a B&B altogether with my bridesmaids. It gave us enough distance from each other when we needed it but allowed us to come together as only living under one roof can. Definitely recommend if you want a cute, quaint weekend away. Plus it's a short half-mile walk from downtown SLO- checkout the farmers market at night on Thursdays!

  • Nov 16, 2012 by Giselle P.

    Stayed here last night on the way from Santa Cruz to LA. The owner told me that she'd prefer that I arrive by 7-7:30PM but when I told her there was no way I'd make it by then, she made other arrangements with me so I could arrive later, which was nice. The rooms are all country-cute which isn't my preference but it works with this place. I was in a room with a shared bathroom but I was lucky that there were no other guests upstairs so I didn't actually have to share. The house is very old and has very old windows which meant my room was really cold but there was a gas fireplace that helped a little. The window covering was a valance over a roll down shade. Unfortunately the shade wouldn't stay down (and it's a VERY large window looking down on a couple motels and a busy street.) I turned off the lights and changed in the dark so as not to be offering a free show to passersby :) PROS: * Five minute (if that) drive to downtown SLO (lots of bars, coffee houses, restaurants) * Wine and cheese offered at 5PM (though I missed it because I didn't arrive until 9:30) * Spacious room with sink and mirror, rocking chair, fireplace, and bathrobe CONS: * Roll-down window shade didn't work so I had no privacy * Inn is almost directly next to a freeway onramp so it's noisy (I wasn't bothered but this might be a problem for those who are light sleepers) and is within line-of-sight of a couple motels. * Breakfast was meh: bland egg popovers with broccoli and cheddar mixed in, store-bought muffins/cookies, yogurt, cereal, Thomas's english muffins, white sandwich bread, cinnamon raisin bread (store-bought), OJ from concentrate, and some really weak coffee. I had waaaay better food when I stayed at a B&B in Arroyo Grande in August. Overall, although it wasn't a horrible stay I wouldn't stay here again and wouldn't recommend it. There are much better options at the same price point.

  • Nov 14, 2012 by NockieT

    I am going to need to travel to SLO three times a year for business and I would like to find a place that works for me, but I have mixed feelings about this B&B. I thought that the Heritage Inn was charming, but with a few glitches. These glitches could be easily eliminated, however. The Positive… 1. The breakfasts are excellent! Rachel cooked marvelous and inventive quiche dishes as well as culinary marvels such as apricot scones and fluffy almond muffins. She was also very sweet and attentive. 2. The Heritage Inn is a charming, historic building that is decorated with love. I stayed in “Martha's Room” which had a homey touch – antiques, handmade quilts, a gas fireplace and fascinating vintage photographs. I felt at home. 3. The common areas are also well-appointed. 4. A beautiful creek meanders through the backyard of the B&B. Butterflies are attracted to the lovely flower garden and the owners have provided chairs so guests may enjoy the view. 5. When I arrived at 9 p.m. crackers, wine and cheese were set out for me. In fact, at all times, snacks, such as cake-like brownies, were available. 6. Free Wi-fi is provided. 7. Upon my arrival a key and note were left for me and I was able to find my way to "Martha's Room." The Not-so-Positive… 1. The first night it took me two hours to get to sleep because it was so cold I was shivering. After I borrowed a blanket from one of the empty rooms I was able to warm up enough to sleep. In the morning I complained and was told that the maid had forgotten to turn on the upstairs heater. (Because I didn’t get to sleep until after 1 am I was a bit groggy for an important meeting that I had the next day.) 2. The maid turned on the heater the second night, but the vent in my bedroom was stuck shut. I called about 8 p.m., but had to leave a message because no one was around. I tried to open the vent with a hanger, but that didn’t work. It was still too cold in the room, but not as cold as the night before. I didn’t need any extra blankets because enough heat had seeped under the door. 3. Because the vent was stuck shut it would make an annoying whistling sound every time the heater went on, so it would wake me up. 4. The location is nice because it is within walking distance of downtown, but be advised that it is in an area near other hotels/motels and is also located near a freeway on-ramp and off-ramp. I could hear occasional traffic sounds from my room (which faced the street), but it did not keep me awake at night. 5. I was not given a map of the city or any information about the city. I discovered a basket with maps in the dining room, but that was on my last day, so it didn’t do me any good. I had to ask directions at a nearby restaurant in order to orient myself.

  • Nov 05, 2012 by kardex2dog

    My husband and I stayed at the Heritage Inn for two nights. The innkeeper and staff were wonderful - helpful and friendly so it pains me to write that the room and inn were really not wonderful. There was noise from the motel next door almost all night (they assured us they were working on correcting this), the room was run down. I appreciate antiques but when you stay in a room, the dresser should work (this one did not - the drawers fell to the floor and we had to keep our clothes in the suitcase); the mirror was spotted with age marks (which would be all right if it were decoration but it was the mirror that we were expected to use with the built in hair dryer). They did not provide shampoo and when I asked for some - was told I was the first person to ask for this! Perhaps some of the other rooms are nicer. As much as we liked the staff and the very good breakfast, I think that there are some improvements that are needed. The location of this bed and breakfast was really good and very convenient.

  • Jul 24, 2012 by Denise D

    I was very pleased with my stay at the Heritage Inn. The innkeeper: Linda - was great and I was very happy they accommodated my best friend: a 11-year old pug. LOCATION The location is great - right off Santa Rosa by the entrance to the 101 freeway. Though the B&B is right by the on-ramp, I heard little freeway noise in the Jasmine room. It was very convenient to stay near the freeway and Santa Rosa is a main artery in SLO. Though the neighborhood is commercial (restaurants and other hotels) and there is a great deal of traffic during the day - I found the location to be fine. Downtown SLO is just up the street and for someone who enjoys walking (uphill) it is well within reach. SERVICE I was very happy with my B&B experience. I came in late so the innkeeper left a key for me. When I arrived, there was a note with directions including an invitation to nibble on brownies or sip a glass of sherry. It was VERY quiet. The next morning, homemade breakfast was served. I was in and out a lot - the innkeeper was present but not invasive so I felt very welcome with adequate privacy. Overall - the staff balanced unobtrusiveness and service perfectly. ROOM - Jasmine Room I was on the first floor with my own bathroom. The room was adequate with a few fixed extras including a hairdryer, alarm clock and vanity - I LOVE having a vanity! One could also use the vanity as a desk. The window seat was a great place for my suitcase and the closet was spacious. The bed was a bit squishy but I slept soundly and so did my pug! Linens were fine. The room wasn't ornately decorated and I prefer that. The other rooms in the Inn were themed with many decorative extras. The Jasmine Room was very practical - and I preferred it so. No view from my room. Windows slide open for ventilation. Shower was tiny - and I'm a tiny person so if you are taller than 5'2 or wider than the average bear - beware that the shower is petite. I wish the room had a nightstand - there was no place for your phone next to the bed. Plenty of outlets though. I did not hear a soul in the Jasmine room. WIFI The property provides free WiFi. I had intentions of using it but never ended up firing up my computer. AMENITIES There were two bathrobes in the closet. I did not use them but they looked comfy. Basic paper-wrapped bar soaps and liquid hand soap. No shampoo, no conditioner, no lotion - no typical hotel sized sundries. Be warned - there is no TV in the rooms. Outside the room, the innkeeper provides sherry in the living room, sweets on a table in the hallway, and refrigerator for use that contains cheese and wine for the afternoons. The breakfast was great! Hot dish accompanied by cold cereals, tea, coffee, fruit, pasties, toast in a cute little dining room with a view of Madonna Mountain. The fireplaces in the breakfast room and the living room were fantastic. There are many books, magazines and brochures for guests' perusal pleasures. PARKING On site parking right next to the Inn. It could not be more convenient. No extra parking fee. PRICE Great room price considering the area. ($130 p/night for Jasmine room.) Caveat: I am not a B&B aficionado - in fact - I prefer hotels for their anonymity. Obviously, the B&B experience is much more intimate than a hotel as the Innkeeper typically lives in the property and serves as a host(ess). I enjoyed chatting about the Inn's history and I felt the staff was there when you needed them - and out of sight when you didn't. Overall, it felt like I was staying at a friend's lovely home with no expectations. I will stay there again and highly recommend this property. Cheers!

  • Jul 19, 2012 by highermath

    The Inn is near the freeway, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find how quiet our room was. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly. The breakfast and snacks were top notch.

  • Jun 26, 2012 by Sarah S.

    A quiet, clean place to stay, but the "breakfast" of the bed and breakfast left much to be desired. We informed them the night before that we we're vegetarians and that I was a vegan. She said she would accommodate us. Still, come the next morning, what she had prepared was an egg and meat dish. She wouldn't fry up an egg separate from the meat dish for my husband. All she had for me was literally a packet of instant oatmeal. We've stayed at other bed and breakfasts before and were made fresh breakfast made to order based on our dietary needs. If you eat meat, I guess this place is no problem. But don't expect a made to order breakfast.

  • Jun 15, 2012 by loulou438

    My husband and I so enjoyed our 3 nights at the Heritage Inn recently, and Linda was the PERFECT hostess! She was so sweet about accommodating our vegan diet, and made us a couple of amazing dairy and meat free breakfasts! And there were always fresh home-baked vegan chocolate chip cookies waiting for us when we came in - seriously, the best I've ever had! Linda is really knowledgeable about the area and gave us all kinds of tips and info about the area. She is such a pleasure and really goes out of her way to make you feel at home and comfortable. Great smile, too! :) We stayed in Aunties room the first night, but the noise from the freeway entrance proved to be too much for us (light sleepers) and we didn't sleep well at all, so Linda graciously allowed us to move to a room on the other side of the Inn and we slept like babies the next two nights. I highly recommend this darling, historic place! Just a few blocks walk (good exercise!) to get to the heart of it all.

  • May 28, 2012 by FloridaSmokey

    We stayed in the white lace and promises room. We had a nice private bathroom with a small balcony. There really wasn't much of a view, but this was a beautiful old house with an interesting history. The hostess was friendly and helpful with suggestions. The parlor has loads of information about SLO. It is also equipped with fresh baked brownies and cookies waiting for you. Wine and cheese in the late afternoon. Wonderful breakfast, self serve. It's nice to be able to choose your portions. There is everything you could want and more for breakfast. Convenient location in the city. Stay here if you want to be spoiled and be comfortable. This is a pet friendly place, although we didn't bring a pet. But, we enjoyed seeing other people's dogs. No dogs were allowed in the breakfast area. The house was very clean and I would go back again to stay.

  • Mar 24, 2012 by Tambi S.

    I so wanted to love the Heritage Inn and had high hopes based on the prior Yelp reviews. Unfortunately, I was terribly disappointed despite a few bright spots. The owner seriously needs to invest in some very basic amenities (e.g., decent linens, beds, and window coverings) and pay close attention to improving cleanliness or the inn is unlikely to get repeat customers. Pros: Nancy, the wonderful hostess at the inn, was charming and made us feel very welcomed. She gave us pointers about fun things to do in the area and even looked for a discount coupon in the local newspaper for us to use for one of the activities we were planning to do. She was the best part of our visit. The baked goods and fresh fruit at breakfast were amazing! The coffee was good and hot and there was always plenty of it. Wine and cheese available in the late afternoon is a nice touch. The house itself has a great history and it is wonderful that it is being preserved.   The other visitors at the inn were all very nice and we enjoyed chatting with them.   Cons: I do not recommend the room "White Lace and Promises" in which we stayed. A more accurate name for the room might be "Twenty to Life". The sheets were horrible--we're talking sheets you would expect to see at prison or at a rustic summer camp for kids: threadbare, pilled, and rough. The bedspread had certainly seen better days and was not one that can be washed after every visitor; it and the blanket had that distinct odor and *ick* factor of bedding that isn't very clean. A comforter with a duvet that can be washed after every visitor would be so much more sanitary, modern, and inviting. The bed itself had also seen better days. While it wasn't horrible, we both awoke feeling very stiff and sore, and we don't feel that way after sleeping in most beds.   Adding to the prison vibe of the room were the many uber-bright exterior vapor lights at the motel next door that shine right in through the bedroom windows ALL NIGHT LONG. The cheap, grimy, plastic faux wood blinds that are poorly fitted to the windows did little to darken the room or to provide a sense of privacy. Window coverings should be clean, provide privacy, and enable the guest to darken the room to permit a good night's sleep. Also, the lace window covering the bathroom window that overlooks the motel next door does not provide privacy in the bathroom at night if you have any lights on. It appears someone just threw an old lace tablecloth over the curtain rod and the single layer of loosely woven lace permits the motel visitors, especially those on the 2nd floor, to peer directly into the bathroom window which is right behind the toilet. I had to place a hand towel over the window to provide privacy after I looked out that window at night and realized that a guy at the motel next door had been staring up at me. SO CREEPY. The bathroom was not sufficiently clean. We had a private bathroom so this was a housekeeping problem and not the result of sharing the bathroom with other guests. When we arrived at the room, I found a dried poop smear on the back of the toilet seat and lots of toothpaste and soap splatter and drips on the tile walls between the bottom of the sink and the floor. The ceiling light fixture was also covered in dust. At that point, we should've asked for a different room or for the room to be properly cleaned but we were already unpacked and so tired after a long drive up the coast that I just cleaned it up myself.   The room is very loud even in the middle of the night. It is located on a busy street that's very close to the freeway, and the motel visitors next door were rowdy. Plus, the single pane windows (while historically accurate) do little to insulate the room from exterior noise.  Bring your earplugs if you're going to stay here.

  • Jan 18, 2012 by KimSolga

    My father and I overnighted here in August 2010 while on a drive down the California coast, and Lisa and her perfect little inn made our journey. From the refreshments available on arrival and anytime (including lovely local wines), to the clean, beautifully-presented rooms, to the delicious, abundant, lovingly-prepared breakfast, we enjoyed every moment and every experience Lisa offered us. A side note: Lisa has a great deal of experience in the hotel industry, and takes serious pride in the cleanliness and upkeep of her establishment. (This is probably the cleanest guest house I've ever stayed in, counting journeys on five continents.) She is also a delightful conversationalist, and kept us well entertained throughout our stay. Thanks so much, Lisa! Keep up the outstanding work.

  • Jan 11, 2012 by abnormal456

    I needed a place to unwind after a long road trip and this was the place to do it. No tv, just a beautiful and comfortable room. I did not stay long, I got in late and left early. I was greeted by Lisa at 10pm and she had brownies, tea and wine available. This was such a relief after driving all day everyday for over a week and staying in motels. I had such a restful sleep because there were tons of blankets and pillows on the already comfy bed. The breakfast the next morning was just amazing. Everything we ate was better than the last bite. I have no dietary restrictions, but Lisa was so willing to accommodate us if we did. It was definitely the right place to say in SLO!

  • Jan 10, 2012 by Morgan B.

    Lisa is a gem and the reason to stay here.  She is a caterer by trade and specializes in vegan and gluten free meals. That said we had an excellent restriction free breakfast of sausage frittata, carrot muffins, banana cake (all homemade), cinnamon rolls and plenty of fruit.  The Heritage Inn is 8 blocks from downtown SLO, walkable but on a busy street. Lisa had a last minute cancellation and was nice to offer us a complimentary upgrade to a room with private bath.  Two of seven rooms have en suite and the rest share 2 bathrooms (rooms come with robes and have sink/mirror). We stayed in White Lace and Promises, decorated in lavender and white with nostalgic wedding photos on the wall. Charming. No TV in rooms but free Wifi. Only complaint is noise level at certain times. Our room backed up to another motel and we heard several cars at 5am. Plus Olive St is a busy one with thru traffic to the adjacent highway. Noise wasn't terrible with the windows closed but in warmer months when fresh air is necessary (vs our December visit) it could get annoying. All in a pleasant one night stay and if we find ourselves in SLO again would revisit Heritage Inn.  Time your visit for a Thursday night and check out the SLO Farmer's Market - amazing!

  • Dec 16, 2011 by travel-adventure-md

    This is our second time staying at Heritage Inn, which is conveniently located right off 101, halfway between the Bay Area and LA. Lisa, the Innkeeper, provides wonderful hospitality and a very warm welcome. She had fresh-baked cookies ready for us upon arrival, wine for those who drink, a cozy fireplace going, and offered a room upgrade at no additional charge. She made an amazing breakfast of tomato, cheese and zucchini frittata, blueberry coffee cake, spice muffins, whole wheat cranberry banana bread, yogurt and fruit platter (see photo). The house itself is very quiet. Its proximity to the highway and main roads means that it can get a bit noisy outside. The rooms are old and old-school but very clean and with a firm-enough mattress for our purpose of getting a good night's sleep. We like Grandpa's room (good value and fireplace) and stayed in Mountainview room on this trip (great view of the hills during the day and with small private bathroom). Pet and kid-friendly.

  • Oct 30, 2011 by NorCalBeachGuy

    For a little more than $100 a night the Heritage Inn is a bargain for anyone staying in the SLO area, especially for parents of students looking for budget-priced lodging that is close to campus. Although the property is adjacent to a Highway 101 on-ramp the traffic noise was minimal to non-existent even though our room's window faced the busy thoroughfare. The room was just big enough for the two of us and the large antique bed roomy as well as comfortable. For a little more you can opt for a room with a private bath, but we did not feel inconvenienced in the slightest in sharing the two second-floor bathrooms available for the two rooms without. Our room did have a sink and a fireplace. The host was warm, friendly and made us feel welcome. Breakfast was fresh daily and above average B&B fare. We noted that the cook was more than happy to adjust the menu upon request for veggies, vegans, lactose intolerant, allergies, etc. Pets are welcome, too. Both Jen and I felt quite comfortable and will definitely not hesitate to book again in the future.

  • Sep 04, 2011 by David D

    Fairly small B&B tucked away just off interstate 101. Communal living room was good, dining area was cramped (and the place wasn't full the night we were there). Bedroom was small and the ensuite was poky. Close to main shopping centre and there are good restaurants and facilities in the town. I am sure there are better deals for the price.

  • Aug 22, 2011 by Katie Y.

    Positives: - Breakfast in the morning was absolutely phenomenal.  Lisa is an incredible cook.  The coffee was great, too.  I was super impressed! - Lisa is very nice, and very accommodating! - The price is reasonable. - The bed was comfy, and there were plenty of soap, towels, etc. Negatives: - For the reasonably-priced rooms, there's a shared bath.  This was no problem; it's just not as convenient.  I guess I learned that I don't like sharing bathrooms with strangers.  But the shared arrangement was not a surprise; Lisa was 100% up front about this.   - I wasn't a fan of the decoration in my room.   - It's not as close to downtown SLO as some of the other hotels in town (but it's an easy drive). - It's close to a freeway on-ramp, so it was kind of noisy.  The walls are a little thin as well. Overall, this place is not a great place to stay if you're looking for a romantic getaway (I wasn't), but is a solid choice if you are passing through and looking for something more interesting or personal than a hotel.  And seriously...  the breakfast?!  Easily five stars.  Overall, about 10 times better than a Super 8 or Motel 6.

  • Aug 08, 2011 by Valerie C.

    My best friend and I just took a girls road trip up to San Luis Obispo. Just a day before we were to leave, we had a bit of a lodging mishap and I ended up looking up hotels online. I ran across the Heritage Inn and something was just so magnetic about it.  I had never stayed at a B&B before, but I'm a huge fan of anything with history and charm, so I called and spoke with the innkeeper, Lisa. Right off the bat, she was warm and welcoming. She even asked if either of us had food allergies that she should know about before preparing our breakfast.   We arrived around 8:30pm and were welcomed at the B&B by the sweetly smiling Lisa and a tray of freshly baked snickerdoodles.  She told us a little about the place and welcomed us to a glass of wine or sherry (complimentary with the room!) After going downtown (just 10 minutes walk) for dinner and drinks, we called it a night and fell asleep in "Grandpa's Room" to the sound of the crackling fireplace (every room in the house has one!)   In the morning, Lisa, who is also a professional caterer, cooked a delectable gourmet breakfast: garlic maple ovenbaked pancakes topped with chicken apple sausage and maple glazed apples... plus lemon cake, carrot pineapple muffins and fresh fruit!  We couldn't have asked for a better deal!  We sat around the breakfast table, talking, laughing and making new friends... So glad we made the choice to stay with Lisa.  It was our first B&B experience - and certainly won't be our last.

  • Jul 29, 2011 by Michael E.

    I very much enjoyed my stay here during a recent roadtrip. Lisa was extremely attentive and a wonderful host. Would absolutely stay here again in the future.

  • Jun 18, 2011 by Elliie_111

    We already miss the Heritage Inn... Our room was clean, comfortable and sweet, and the location on the edge of SLO is a short walk or drive to town. What sets the Inn apart from other B&Bs, though, is the lovely host, Lisa! She is as unobtrusive or chatty as you wish (though we thoroughly recommend chatting, she has had such an interesting life path so far!), and as many reviewers have already said, she cooks up delicious breakfasts and to-die-for afternoon cookies. We absolutely recommend a stay!

  • Jun 05, 2011 by Courtney M.

    This place was incredible... I needed somewhere to stay for only 1 night over mothers day weekend, and they accomodated me no problem, AND unlike other major hotels, the price included wine in the evening and breakfast in the morning. It was so nice to get there after a 3 hour drive and sit with a glass of wine before we went to dinner. They welcomed us by first name and in the morning let us take our time leaving. We had the Grandpa room, so we shared the bathrooms but it was no problem at all, they were always so clean and tidy. Also there is a great little creek nearby that has some chairs for morning coffee or evening wine! I would highly recommend this to any couples or even families looking for a nice getaway that doesn't include the complications of a big hotel. We were truly treated like guests at someone's house, and I would definitely go back there next time in SLO! The only reason for the 4 stars is that the place is right by a freeway which might bother some people, but we honestly weren't disturbed at all. And the woman on the phone was very honest with me about that issue, which I appreciated.

  • May 30, 2011 by Smenezes

    We just returned from our visit to San Luis Obispo and The Heritage Inn. Having never stayed at a bed and breakfast before we were a little hesitant about privacy, noise and shared bathrooms. Boy, were we blown away. The house is amazing and we rarely saw the other guests- only at breakfast. The breakfast was amazing and we woke up each morning to the smells of cinnamon cake and quiche. Only complaint- the Two Buck Chuck wine that was served at night. Being in wine country, we expected something a little more. But, the bathrooms were spotless and the house mostly quiet except for the traffic on Saturday night. Lisa, the host, was friendly and helpful with dinner recommendations. We are already planning a trip back in August. The Inn made the trip- a great place to return to at night and wake up in the morning.

  • May 12, 2011 by Chris W.

    We stayed there on our way to Legoland. Beautiful B&B with a wonderful history; that house was actually moved twice!  The place is quiet, super clean, and makes you feel like you're going back in time.  The price is really reasonable, around $85 depending on the room, including an AMAZING breakfast and good wine in the evening. If you plan to bring kids, you need to mention that to the owner since she want to keep the place very quiet and peaceful, so no crying babies allowed :-)

  • Apr 29, 2011 by Sami H.

    This is a great little quaint B&B. Lisa the host is amazing and makes you feel so at home. It was my first experience at a B&B and I definitely will stay there again next time I am in town. The breakfast was delicious and we were able to walk to downtown SLO easily.

  • Apr 20, 2011 by Morgan S.

    We booked the Heritage Inn for a two night stay in April based on the exceptionally reasonable price. Upon our arrival, we found the adorable B&B right off the freeway and immediately fell for the homey decor and wonderful innkeeper, Lisa. Our room had its own fireplace (wonderful!) and shared a bath with several of the other rooms. There was never a time that the bath was unavailable with the various schedules of the guests and after our experience I'd happily share a bathroom again. Lisa cooks up a delicious breakfast and her coffee cake is the BEST I've ever had. Wine is available at no charge in the evening and it's a lovely way to unwind in the common room or in your own room after a busy day. When I found out that I needed to stay a third night in SLO last minute (and after confirming that every other hotel or B&B was booked or had crazy high rates) Lisa generously offered to house me in her own quarters at no charge - she's so thoughtful and kind! - but there was a cancellation that night at the Inn and all worked out well. We loved loved our stay! There's a wonderful creek that runs through the back of the property - I highly recommend taking a favorite book down to the water with one of the lawn chairs available.   The Inn is a 10 minute walk to downtown but given all of the other pluses we didn't mind. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner, they have a great stash but were out of conditioner during our stay.

  • Apr 13, 2011 by SFmomof3

    We are not really B and B people, but this might have changed that. We were so welcomed by the woman who works at the inn, Lisa, we felt completely taken care of. The cookies were lovely, the rooms very sweet, and breakfast was delicious. All and all a great visit. Our kids loved it too.

  • Apr 12, 2011 by CentralValleyCharlie

    My husband and I (and our dog) chose the Heritage Inn for another weekend away and all of our expectations were met and exceeded for the 2nd time. The gracious innkeeper and hostess gave us a warm welcome. Yes, the rooms are small but they are comfortable and clean. We stayed in the Jasmine room and preferred it to the Mountain View room from our last stay. Outside, stairs lead to a lovely and fairly large creek perfect for the dog or sitting on the chairs to relax. Eve reception with wine, cheese/crackers, freshly-made brownies etc. and great conversation with other out-of-town guests. Dog-friendly and no extra fee, but not allowed in dining or common area as to be expected. Breakfast the following morning was nice; great selection of hot/cold cereals, toast, yogurt, juices, an egg dish, coffee, tea, etc.

  • Apr 03, 2011 by tangogypsy

    My husband and I stayed one night at Heritage Inn, SLO while visiting our son who studies there. We were welcomed so graciously and warmly by Lisa and her awesome brownies! Next morning, when I asked her if a friend of our son could also join us for breakfast, she welcomed the idea with a big smile. The brunch was awesome, the wonderful hash brown crusted quiche, fresh fruit (i.e. heart shaped water melon pieces!!!!) and variety of coffee cakes, etc. SCRUMPTIOUS especially when combined with her good sense, comments and recommendations... From now on, this is the only place in SLO where we will stay... ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.... ;-)))

  • Mar 27, 2011 by drdia

    This is one of those reviews that create ambivalence in the writer - Heritage Inn is so great that I fear it will become very popular and I won't be able to get a reservation next time I want to stay there!! From making the reservation (Lisa, the innkeeper is the most gracious person I have ever encountered at a B&B), to arrival, to helping with dinner (Lisa went and got take-out for me), to an absolutely gourmet breakfast (blueberry stuffed cream cheese french toast), all were wonderful, friendly experiences. I can't stop giving praise and neither can Diva, my dog who enjoyed it as much as I did. This is the place to stay, especially if you are traveling with a dog-companion. Gorgeous yard with creek running through it compensates for being situated next to motels on either side - don't let that bother you because Heritage Inn is quiet and so very comfortable.

  • Mar 07, 2011 by rysgma

    This B & B is reasonably priced for the area. It has not been renovated for awhile, but the rooms are clean and charming. While the location might not seem ideal, it is located at the 101/1 freeways, it is still quiet and easy to find. Our room had a shared bath, but we were there on a weeknight and were the only guests. It did have a fireplace and very comfortable bed. The breakfast was generous and well prepared. Wine was served in the sitting room in the afternoon. It would have been nice to have some cheese and crackers to go with it. The innkeeper was friendly and engaging, but gave us space. We would stay here again.

  • Mar 01, 2011 by Michael T.

    This is the most relaxing place I've ever stayed (I travel domestically and internationally 1/3 of my time for work). It's a wonderful old manor house within easy walking distance of both downtown and Cal Poly. The fireplace in the bedroom, a cozy living room with the paper in the morning and wine in the evening, a great home cooked breakfast by Georgia herself... I felt a welcomed guest. The place is clean and neat without feeling institutionally sterile, safe and secure instead of deadbolted and chained like a standard hotel. I'll be back.

  • Feb 27, 2011 by MikeTurnlund

    This is the most relaxing place I've ever stayed (I travel domestically and internationally 1/3 of my time for work). It's a wonderful old manor house within easy walking distance of both downtown and Cal Poly. The fireplace in the bedroom, a cozy living room with the paper in the morning and wine in the evening, a great home cooked breakfast by Georgia herself... I felt a welcomed guest. The place is clean and neat without feeling institutionally sterile, safe and secure instead of deadbolted and chained like a standard hotel. I'll be back.

  • Feb 27, 2011 by stlogan

    Heritage Inn B&B is fine. It is clean. The host is friendly. Breakfast is good, though not fancy. But I would not suggest it for a romantic getaway. First, the rooms tend to be on the small side. We opted for a room with a bathroom, and the shower is very small (my husband had to duck to avoid hitting his head). Second, while it is a nice place, it is not luxurious. For the rate of the room, I expected a down comforter and a few more amenities, but this really is a straightforward B&B with no frills. Third, it is basically located on an on/off ramp for 101, surrounded by cheap motels--not exactly a charming location, although it is convenient to downtown or 101 (obviously), and we did not have an issue with freeway noise. Finally, our room shared a wall with the community bathroom/bath tub. Some other guests, at 1 a.m., decided that was the time for a "bath tub" party. Three or four of them were in there, laughing and making a lot of noise. It was awkward for us and just plain weird, but since the host does not live in the B&B and we didn't know how to contact her without walking outside to the host quarters we just dealt with it. Then the noisy guests went downstairs and played music. I have never stayed in a B&B with such thoughtless individuals before--usually I like the people we meet at B&Bs. If you need a place to stay while visiting Cal Poly or in town for work, this functions quite well. If you're looking for a romantic escape with your significant other, keep looking--this is not the spot. I also think other guests, for whatever reason (timing?) chatted with the host more and got suggestions for restaurants and things to do. That was not my experience.

  • Feb 21, 2011 by jabailey4

    We had an incredible weekend at the Heritage Inn Bed and Breakfast. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the location was very close to shops and dining, and most importantly, the innkeeper went above and beyond to show us the best hospitality we have experienced in a long time. She provided a warm and inviting environment to enjoy a lovely weekend where we could relax and enjoy good company. Breakfast was magnificent as well. We will definately be back!

  • Feb 01, 2011 by fkrexcal

    Terrie the B&B Manager made our stay special with her friendly personality and her terrific breakfasts. The B&B is charming, we like the creek that runs beside it and the warm cozy fireplaces. We were here with friends celebrating our husbands birthdays which happen to be on the same day. She went out of her way to make sure our experience was memorable. Terrie surprised our husbands with party hats and birthday cards on thier birthdays. We will come back again with family and friends.

  • Jan 03, 2011 by CentralValleyCharlie

    My husband and I (and our dog) spent New Year's Eve at the Heritage Inn and all of our expectations were exceeded. We wanted a quiet, away from the bar-scene kind of New Years Eve. The gracious innkeeper and hostess, Terri gave us a warm welcome that included local info, a map and suggestions on where to go and to eat. Our room was the Mountain View; small but clean with private bathroom and a great view with a balcony overlooking the rushing creek. Outside, stairs lead to a lovely and fairly large creek perfect for the dog or sitting on the chairs to relax. Terri set up reservations for us (and others) to have dinner at the Spyglass Inn and attend a comedy show. After, she hosted a New Years Eve reception with sparkling wine, plenty of food and great conversation with local friends and out-of-town guests. I believe she may be doing something for Valentine's day as well. Dog-friendly and no extra fee, but not allowed in dining or common area as to be expected. Breakfast the following morning was nice; great selection of hot/cold cereals, toast, yogurt, juices, a homemade veggie frittata, bacon...coffee, tea, etc. Everything and more than you would expect from a Bed and Breakfast. It's places like this that keep us going to B&B's.

  • Nov 29, 2010 by Rem1564

    I greatly enjoyed staying at the Heritage Inn. Susanne, the hostess, was friendly and welcoming. She shared many tips with us regarding restaurants in downtown SLO (about a 10-minute drive from the Inn), hiking trails, etc. Our room was cozy and warm (this being the "winter" season, warmth matters).

  • Nov 17, 2010 by GillElliot

    The Heritage Inn is simply the best place to stay in San Luis Obispo. Susanne the owner has a special talent for making you feel so welcome and relaxed as soon as you step onto the porch (with rocking chair and resident cat to greet you). Nothing is too much trouble to her and she makes sure your every need is catered for. The Heritage Inn is the most comfortable place we stayed in during our 2 week trip in America and we stayed in several expensive 4* hotels. The Inn is extremely clean and comfortable. The walls are littered with interesting quirky information about the Inn. Their are magazines and books and comfortable sofa's to rest on. The rooms are all styled differently and the little touches make it all very so very special....the chocolates on the pillows, the fresh roses in the bedrooms, the smell from the big displays of lillies in most of the rooms downstairs, the warm cookies when you return from a night out, the old fashioned comfortable beds (which gave us the best nights sleep in over a week) the complimentary glass of wine drunk whilst sitting by the creekside at the back of the Inn, the wonderful breakfast of home made quiche (which we had smelt cooking when we woke up), the jar of honey provided to help my daughters cough, the recommendation and booking of a restaurant for us on the night of our arrival. We arrived feeling somewhat jaded and a bit frazzled and left feeling totally relaxed and thoroughly spoilt. I cannot recommend The Heritage Inn enough, it's a wonderful , special place to stay at a very reasonable price.

  • Oct 12, 2010 by m1982

    I would recommend this B&B for a stay in the San Luis area. My husband and I booked a room 2 days out for a last minute stay and it was perfect! The owner was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was good and the amenities were what we needed.

  • Sep 20, 2010 by travelerjohn39

    We've stayed here previously, but the current owner brings a very special charm and warmth to hosting her guests. Everything about our stay was top rate. We especially enjoy staying at a B & B where the owner is present. It's so much more personal!

  • Sep 19, 2010 by janegardner

    As one other review says; staying at this inn really is like visiting your favourite relative / friend , who just happens to be an awesome cook, knowledgeable about the area, helpful and yet not pushy.. The owner leaves you feeling like nothing is too much trouble. She recommended restaurants to us, a fantastic local sandwich shop, an amazing beach, a local outlet centre and knew just about everything going on around town. Free internet was much appreciated - something not available everywhere we have stayed.. Our room was Mountainview and lived. up to its name- we left the doors to the balcony open in the evening for the sunset. The Inn is conveniently placed to walk the 6 blocks or so into town and we did this several times - safe even at night. We cannot recommend the hospitality or facilities of Heritage Inn enough. and judging by other happy looking fellow guests we are not alone.

  • Aug 20, 2010 by Eduardo N

    very good bb, excelent service but to much noise from the road

  • Aug 17, 2010 by Ed_Lamb

    We stayed with Susanne for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon trip to California. The Heritage Inn was the perfect spot to explore San Luis Obispo and it's surrounding attractions. The house itself in immaculate. We had a lovely room at the back, overlooking some wonderful countryside. The room itself was perfect - clean and comfortable. We were a short stroll (10 minutes) in to town. We arrived on a Thursday, just in time for the famous Farmers Market which is a MUST see in SLO. Great fun. I'm sure she's equally hospitable to guests of all nationalities but being a fellow Brit, Susanne took us under her wing! We were made to feel so at home as our hostess provided all that we needed - a great breakfast, ideas about where to visit during our stay, coupons for local restaurants and complimentary drinks/cookies on tap! We're already saving for a return trip to California and should we swing by SLO again we'll definitely stay at the Heritage Inn again.

  • Jul 28, 2010 by Chris J.

    I was in Santa Maria for a Clay target competition and was unable to find a Hotel to my standards so I expanded my search to include Bed and Breakfast locations. I saw that this Inn had received Outstanding reviews and a very reasonable price so I decided to give them a call to make a reservation. From the very start Susanne the hostess was a "jewel" from the way she answered the phone to getting me the room that I wanted,and then something that was unreal to me,I told her I had to leave early and she asked "what time" I told her 7:30 and she said she would get up and make me breakfast so I wouldn't leave hungry!! When I arrived Susanne was friendly helpful and immediately felt like family. She offered a variety of complimentary drinks as well as giving me directions and suggestions of what I could do while I was in town.The Inn was super clean ,comfortable beds and very tastefully decorated. The breakfast Susanne made was Unreal! There were a multitude of breads , yogurt, juices...on and on...then there was the asparagus quiche,my goodness a work of art and just as delicious!! Although this Inn was 35 miles from my competition I consider it time well spent and would do it again in a heartbeat!!

  • Jul 22, 2010 by Kat H.

    We've stayed at B&Bs every time we come to SLO. This was our best experience so far. July is a perfect time to visit because most of the students are gone and the weather is great. Susanne, the inn-keeper, was great and had a lot of information about the local businesses and restaurants. The inn is in a very convenient location near the Hwy 1 South on ramp. A couple of blocks away is Hwy 1 North. Less than a mile to downtown but you have to drive or ride your bike since there is a freeway overpass. We stayed in the Mountain View room and it was great with our private bathroom and view of the mountains. It's also facing the private parking lot so it's quiet at night. There's a small balcony that we were able to store our bikes on as well. Breakfasts were delicious with baked treats and an egg dish. We enjoyed our conversations with Susanne. She's so cool! She loved that we drive MINIs since she used to have one (that makes her cool automatically). We will definitely come back.

  • Jun 28, 2010 by kittymiss

    We stayed for 3 nights and Susanne, the inn's proprietess, is one of the nicest and most accommodating hosts/hostesses you will ever encounter. Our room was cozy, charming and, unlike other reviewers, we never heard any noise at all from the road or surrounding area - maybe because we faced the back of the inn. We had a lovely view through floor-to-ceiling french doors of the mountains and we watched the fiery sunset 1 night, and the ghostly fog moving in over the mountain which was also beautiful on another night. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept like logs each night. I looked at the other rooms and they also looked very comfortable and attractive. The location is very convenient, as we walked downtown every day to go to the farmers' market, restaurants and shops, movie theaters, etc. Susanne provides a wonderful breakfast buffet each morning - a hot egg dish (e.g., asparagus quiche, breakfast casserole, scrambled eggs with ham, cheese and bacon), fresh fruit, several types of homemade muffins and delectable pound cakes (e.g., lemon coconut, vanilla, banana nut), yogurt, toast. The breakfast is substantial and delicious, and it's a buffet so that you can have several helpings - as a result, we were never hungry for lunch. Susanne offered to make a "doggie bag" with quiche for my boyfriend's dinner one day when he was going to another town to organize an evening event for work. Wine, sherry and yummy homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are always out in the sitting room. You can go down and sit by the creek in the back as well. Free high speed wifi internet access is a critical "must" for my mate and was handy for looking up information about local attractions. Susanne provides tremendous value by keeping rates very reasonable for the convenience, attention and amenities that she provides She has owned the inn for only a year after a career in hotel management, and is planning some renovations in stages (painting, bringing back the hardwood floors on the 1st floor) that will make it even nicer. We would definitely stay here again. This would be a nice place to rent out entirely for a group or family.

  • Jun 15, 2010 by marcia79

    We have traveled all around the world and stayed at all kinds of different hotels and B&B's. The Heritage Inn is one of the best! It is so much like being at home. We felt very comfortable. The breakfast, which is included, was so good! Homemade pastries, quiche and fruit! We highly recommend the Heritage Inn, and will stay again.

  • Jun 14, 2010 by Michelle766

    Suzanne makes her Inn feel like home. The rooms are very comfortable, well appointed and roomy. Remember this is an historic B&B, so there is no TV, (I primise, you'll never miss it) no high end marble bathrooms, but you'll want for nothing. This is my second visit. Graduation and Masters Program Graduation for family. I have to make up a reason to travel from CO to CA just so I can get caught up with Suzanne and spend a couple of nights in her lovely home. Have one of her yummy cookies at check in (my family loves them). Breakfast was wonderful, I have celiac disease and had to ask for special dietary requirements. She knew exactly what my limitation was and how to make me feel like I was getting as good (or better) of a breakfast as everyone else. Take a walk down to the brook that runs through the property. I would higly recommend. The only draw back? It's on a busy street. But the road noise is a small price to pay.

  • Jun 14, 2010 by kvoll

    The Heritage Inn is a perfect B & B choice! Susanne, the owner, couldn't be more delightful. She definitely caters to every need and will spoil you for your entire visit. The breakfasts are great(way to much food :o), and she always has cookies wine and a stocked fridge with drinks. And, when relaxing in the living room, she will often bring out little snacks(she is a joy to spend time with). The rooms are adorable, each one is unique. And, the beds are so comfortable! It's a cozy inn and Susanne immediately makes you feel at home. We were thrilled to have stumbled across this quaint(and very reasonable) inn last year. We enjoyed this return visit as much as the first and will always stay here when returning to SLO.

  • Jun 01, 2010 by westcoastbarbie

    My fiance and I stayed here in March 2010 for one night during our 2 1/2 month road trip around the US. We found this B&B to be very charming and good value for the money. We liked this B&B - the convenient location (it was a short walk to downtown), the friendly hostess (she greeted us with freshly-baked cookies and offered to make us a breakfast bag-to-go as we were leaving early in the morning), and the charming Victorian ambiance of the B&B. The only real negative would be the setting as it was right by the side of a busy road leading to the highway and was next to motels and fast food restaurants. We would recommend this B&B to people looking for a friendly, convenient, and quaint place to stay for the night.

  • May 30, 2010 by Foster7204

    We stayed at the Heritage Inn during a road trip up the California coast. We were greeted by Suzanne on our arrival to her charming inn. We had the Mountain Room, with great views of the mountains, sunsets and the creek below. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, whether eating fresh fruit and home made pastries or Suzannes specialty quiches or eggs. Suzanne had wonderful suggestions for touring the area wineries as well as where to have a quick meal or a wonderful dinner. Her hospitality reminded me of Eurpean B&B's but right here at home! We had three wonderful days in SLO at the Heritage Inn and look forward to a return visit. We will definitely book here again. Thank you Suzanne and Paul for a wonderful visit. Foster sends you his best.

  • May 24, 2010 by J P.

    My husband & I were passing through SLO for one night of a 3-week road trip.  We tried to choose small, independent accommodations for the entire trip, that were reasonably priced, and ended up at the Heritage Inn B&B, in the Jasmine Room...a small room with private bath.  The owner, Susanne, was an excellent host, offering input on what to see in the area, while also giving space to the guests.  We enjoyed sherry by the fireplace in the evening before retiring for the night; the room & bed were comfortable.  Breakfast was delish:  fresh fruit, yogurt, a variety of pastries, a breakfast casserole, coffee, tea, juice.  We'd recommend it to others and would return if in the area again.

  • Apr 18, 2010 by tinatang0

    What a lovely place to stay in SLO. Suzanne is definately the hostess with the mostest! Couldnt do enough for us. My 2 children aged 12 and 6 loved her and the Inn. Breakfast was delicious. The rooms were so nice and comfortable. the location is great. Easy to find if you are driving. Walking distance to the main street with many shops and restaurants. We didnt want to leave! We will definately return next year. Thanks Suzanne!

  • Apr 12, 2010 by Susanbunny_8

    My husband and I stayed with Suzanne this past weekend. As indicated in the other reviews, Suzanne is the hostess supreme! She made us feel very welcome. Breakfasts were INCREDIBLE! Room and bed were very comfortable. She provided us with some great biking routes, and had no problem with a little late checkout. We come to SLO often and we will be back! Definitely the best bargain in town. Thanks Suzanne!

  • Mar 23, 2010 by Adel S.

    This was my first time staying at a B&B, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends. Susanne was a great host, which is no surprise given her previous career working on the Queen Elizabeth 2.

  • Feb 26, 2010 by seekingmoments

    We enjoyed our stay, especially the room with a cozy fireplace during an unusually cold weekend. The inn is very comfortable and welcoming. But we were awed by the homemade breakfast - quiche, muffins, fresh berries and fruit from the farmer's market - truly the best breakfast we have ever had at a B and B. Especially kind to include the students of parents at breakfast - they really appreciate a home cooked meal.

  • Jan 28, 2010 by malibrarylady

    My husband and I are great fans of a proper English tea and were thrilled to find the owner of of the Heritage B&B, a Scottish lady, puts on one as good or better than anyone we've ever had! A beautifully set table with fresh flowers in a lovely room. We began with some tea sandwiches which were extremely good but luckily left room for scones still warm from the oven! They were served with jam, lemon curd and and cream topped with fresh raspberries. Then a bountiful plate with pound cake, mini eclairs and coconut cake. As a nod to her homeland, Susanne also served some shortbread. Although there was a bounty of food it was served very elegantly and we couldn't recommend it more highly. After tea Susanne showed us around and when we saw the Mountain Room with a wonderful view and a balcony we promised ourselves we'd come back and make a night of it.

  • Dec 24, 2009 by Alan F.

    We wanted a birthday get-away for a few days, and chose SLO because it was not too big yet had lots of stuff to do. A motel just wasn't going to cut it, so some seriously good reviews brought us to Heritage Inn. It was all we could ask for, especially at the price, and we really enjoyed heading back there at the end of each day. (Could it have been the wine and cookies in the parlor?). Suzanne, the owner, is very professional, though she's happy to sit and chat a bit when she has time. We arrived around dinnertime, so after setting us up with keys, wireless password, etc., she asked our breakfast preferences and pointed us toward downtown with a few dining recommendations. The location is just across the freeway from the town center, a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to the restaurants and shops. There's a couple of restaurants within a block or two, but we had more fun wandering the main drag. The nearby freeway ramp leads to a little truck noise on one side of the inn, mostly morning rush-hour, though it didn't bother us. More importantly, we heard nothing from the other rooms, even when the place was full. Behind the house is a small creek and a couple of ducks. Based on the web site, I had picked out a room with a fireplace but without a bath, knowing that my GF lusts after fireplaces. Well if we had any reservations about a shared bath, they were unfounded. The two baths, one with a tub and the other with a shower, are absolutely spotless and tastefully decorated, with lots of wood and polished copper. Come to think of it, the entire place was spotless. It was off-season and mid-week, and we were offered an upgrade to an ensuite bath, but preferred the fireplace. There is a sink & mirror in each room. Breakfast is included, which is sort of an understatement. Suzanne likes to bake, and there was a variety of home-made muffins and cakes, along with fresh fruit and yogurt. The main breakfast dish varies from day to day, and depends to some degree on how full the inn is. We had quiche on a day it was full, and scrambled eggs with lox over muffins on a slower day. All were excellent, and we got the idea that personal preferences are accommodated. Without repeating the other reviews, there's no way we'd stay anywhere else in the area. We're even thinking about a few more long weekends here, hopefully to include the Thursday farmer's market.

  • Dec 14, 2009 by SimplyGwenTS

    My husband, my sister and her husband and my parents stayed at The Heritage Inn for one evening this past weekend. We were attending the graduation of our niece at CalPoly SLO. I had booked the Inn for the 3 parties after reading all the glowing reviews on this site. All I can say is EVERYTHING glowing you read about this place is ACCURATE and even better, if that's even possible! We were greeted with umbrellas to borrow in the downpour and fresh cookies and wine as we made our way ... warming up in front of a beautiful fire in the parlour! Susanne was helpful and gave great directions and even drew maps for us to get to various places....she was funny, kind, warm and HOSPITABLE with a Capital "H"! The rooms were delightful, warm, cozy and our bed was extremely comfortable! Robes were soft and the shared bathrooms were not a problem as there are sinks and mirrors in each room! We had early plans to attend church that conflicted with the "posted" breakfast time but Susanne accommodated our entire party and put our a breakfast fit for royalty! My 71 year old father had never stayed in a B&B and couldn't get over the wonderful, warm hostess and homey atmosphere! My husband and Susanne chatted about Edinburgh and reminisced about football and favorite pubs...it felt like a family...and I am quite sure EVERY guest feels that welcomed and invited. Susanne's prices are EXTREMELY FAIR AND REASONABLE...no kidding aside...the breakfast ALONE is worth the cost! Her Lemon/Coconut bread and homemade quiche were beyond explanation! Bottome line...if you have the opportunity to stay in SLO at The Heritage Inn....Carpe Diem (or at least the opportunity) ! You will never regret it! We will FIND excuses to visit the Inn and the gracious Hostess!

  • Nov 30, 2009 by Jen Y.

    This place is very reasonably priced for a B&B -- starting at $85/night for a room with shared bath. Includes full breakfast, so it's a pretty good deal considering the relatively high price of even the 2-star motels in SLO. Our only tip would be to ask for a room away from the road, because even though it looked like a small street in front of the hotel, we could hear cars and trucks roaring by all night. Fortunately Susanne offered us earplugs, which definitely helped.

  • Nov 27, 2009 by mamanickles

    Suzanne the inn-keeper did everything possible to make my trip a wonderful experience. From the moment I arrived, she went out of her way to make the experience a step above my expectations. First, I was upgraded to a better room, then she offerred to cook breakfast an hour earlier so that my daughter, a student at Cal Poly, could make it to her morning class! I travel to SLO quite often to visit and have never experienced this kind of service. The environment is very warm and quaint, the rooms are clean and comfortable , and the food is delicious. Plenty of it as well! Don't forget to spend some quiet time out back. The stream that runs behind the inn is beautiful. The Inn is located within easy walking distance to downtown SLO and several great restaurants and shops. I will definitely stay at the Heritage Inn on my next trip.

  • Nov 17, 2009 by SwingJH

    The Heritage Inn certainly lived up to its reputation. The hospitality was world class, with beautiful touches like fresh flowers, plush bath robes, wine and sherry, cookies, and delicious breakfast.

  • Nov 17, 2009 by n0e

    We found Heritage Inn, while looking for a B&B that would let us bring our dog. Suzanne, the owner was inviting and very gracious about including our canine traveling companion. Our room was cozy and well appointed with a great duvet and bathrobes. There were cookies and wine available in the afternoon and each morning we were awoke to the smell of fresh coffee and a tasty full breakfast of fruit, muffins, toads, quiche (or some other delicious eggs) Suzanne also welcome our college son and friend to have breakfast as well. This was the most hospitable B and B that I've stayed in over the years. We will go back the next time we are in SLO. One other thing, the Inn is located close to the college and down town.

  • Nov 09, 2009 by Yan G.

    My GF and I just spent the weekend at the Heritage Inn and we couldn't be happiet. Besides all the interesting history behind the place, it's very charming and cozy. Susanne, the owner, makes sure we all have a great stay. She cooks and bakes breakfast herself and it's a GREAT breakfast. During the day, guests can have complimentary red wine, white wine and cookies. Each  room has a theme and they are all different from each other. We stayed at the Mountain View room which has its own bathroom and a little view to the mountains. It was very comfortable. In all, it was a great stay, highly recommended.

  • Nov 09, 2009 by skubaman

    My GF and I just spent the weekend at the Heritage Inn and we couldn't be happiet. Besides all the interesting history behind the place, it's very charming and cozy. Susanne, the owner, makes sure we all have a great stay. She cooks and bakes breakfast herself and it's a GREAT breakfast. During the day, guests can have complimentary red wine, white wine and cookies. Each room has a theme and they are all different from each other. We stayed at the Mountain View room which has its own bathroom and a little view to the mountains. It was very comfortable. In all, it was a great stay, highly recommended.

  • Nov 03, 2009 by DanMMadison_WI

    My wife Jane and I stayed at the Heritage Inn in San Luis Obispo in California for two nights in October 2009. On our 10-day trip along the California central coast, this was the very nicest place we stayed. It's a lovely and fully renovated house with beautiful furnishings and excellent amenities, located ideally as a base for exploring the incredible surrounding areas (parks, beaches, mountains, towns, etc.) The inn owner and hostess Suzanne was completely kind, gracious, and attentive to our visiting requests. When we first arrived, she politely suggested some tips for where to have supper and enjoy some of the local scenery that proved to be fantastic, and she even secured dinner reservations for us for the next evening while we were out exploring the town during the day! Suzanne's quiche, fruit and pastry breakfasts were delicious, and she always had carafes of wine and a tray of cookies available for guests in the evening. This was absolutely the ideal spot for our vacation - peaceful, relaxing and thoroughly charming. My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. - Dan Mohr, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  • Oct 08, 2009 by petalpower414

    My husband & I stayed here for only 1 night in September. What a place! Picturesque, quaint & utterly unique. Our room was a delight, beautifully decorated, with a wobbly tap & a rocking chair. No problem having to share a bathroom. We ate downtown in Naturals which has a great veggie selection, then back to the Inn for coffee, homemade cookies, wine & a blether with other relaxed guests in the parlour. Almost called out 'goodnight' before going to bed. Thankfully there is NO TV but Wifi is available in the parlour. The star, however, was our warm & friendly host, Susanne. NOTHING seemed too much for her & I'm not saying this because she is a fellow Scot. Breakfast was a wonderful spead of food. We particularly enjoyed the hot Quiche. Under Susannes guidance, the Inn is definately going to be VERY popular so book early if possible. She is also starting to do home cooked afternoon cream teas with her Aunty's jam sent over from Scotland. Good Luck to her. Highly recommended.

  • Sep 25, 2009 by PBABD

    Suzanne truly knows how to run a B&B! She was the perfect hostess and was very accommodating. She was there for us with ideas, suggestions and great in conversation. She also respected your privacy and would give you plenty of time to yourselves. Her many years of international luxury hotel experience including several years on the QE2 showed. We enjoyed 2 nights there in September while touring via a motorcycle. It was a perfect base for exploring the area. It's only 30 minutes to Paso Robles which has some great wineries and only 15-20 minutes to Morro Bay. We stayed in a room with a private bath, but next time would gladly opt for a shared bath as there are ample facilities and robes provided for your comfort. The Inn has WiFi and you can sit in the parlor and enjoy some tea, wine, sherry and cookies. The breakfasts were fabulous and there was plenty to eat including fresh fruit, breads, cereal, yogurt and a main course. It was great meeting the other guests too. Many of whom are repeat guests - I can see why they keep coming back - I know we will too.

  • Sep 17, 2009 by Kats319

    My girlfriend and I only spent 1 evening here, but enjoyed our stay very much. Suzanne is very hospitable and made us feel most welcome. She suggested local activities and even hand drew maps for us! The Inn itself is very clean and well kept. We were in the white lace and promises room, which has a private bath and a small balcony. Downtown SLO is only about a 10 minute walk away. We took Suzanne's suggestion and ate at Big Sky restaurant, which was really great. Suzanne made a wonderful breakfast...quiche, 5 or 6 kinds of muffins/bread, and fresh fruit. If you're in SLO, I would highly suggest staying here.

  • Sep 07, 2009 by J_and_D53

    My wife thoroughly researched all options for a weekend in SLO and chose the Heritage Inn for location, ambiance, and value. It was a great choice for all those reasons and with the gracious attention of our hosts, it exceed our expectations. The food was genuine, hearty home-cooking and I was still eating delicious quiche sent home with us days later. Complimentary wines and snacks were generously provided. Recommendations for the area were right on and we walked to downtown in about 10 minutes. They also went out of their way to accommodate our two mountain bikes. In spite of being close to the 101 freeway, we never heard noise from traffic. With new owners, renovations of this historical home are ongoing and we had the benefit of being in one of the remodeled rooms.

  • Sep 03, 2009 by militarymama21

    My husband surprised me with a weekend at the Heritage B&B for our 22nd wedding anniversary. Suzanne was most hospitable. We loved the welcoming with wine and a quict walk to the creek. The room was wonderfully refurbished. The other guests were so wonderful to meet. It was a great weekend. We felt very pampered and will visit again and highly recommend it as a quick getaway for those who love close by. But not foo far for those who live a few hours a way. Again, Suzanne was the BEST. Very highly recommended.

  • Aug 20, 2009 by Dana1972

    Mom and I stayed overnight at the fabulous Heritage Inn B&B just recently and it was an amazing experience. Not only did Susanne, the owner, pick us up from the train station, but she went out of her way to make us fell so comfprtable and welcome. She drove us into town after recommending the Big Sky Cafe for us to eat at. The rooms were warm and beautifully decorated and the breakfast in the am was the most gorgeous sight I have seen! Not only is she a wonderful person, and fantastic innkeeper, but Susanne is an outstanding chef! I highly recommend staying with her at a great rate and for a memorable experience. I will definitely return to the Heritage B&B!!!!

  • Aug 20, 2009 by LittleHannahBanana

    If you are staying in San Luis Obispo, you HAVE to stay here. It is absolutely wonderful! It was so good, my boyfriend and I rearranged our vacation to come back and stay another night! Susanne was very sweet over the phone and impressed me by asking about food allergies for our breakfast. I asked her if it was okay to bring my Golden Retriever, and she said it was fine! How many B&B's let you bring your dog? This was just the beginning of the superior customer service of Heritage Inn. When we arrived, the dog needed to be let out, and we found the cute private creek behind the property. Once inside, we quickly dropped off our things in the Mountain Room (balcony with views of the surrounding mountains) and walked downtown to the Farmer's Market. Susanne gave us our key and encouraged us to have the wine and cookies in the parlor room when we came back. She let us choose a breakfast time and then was out of sight--friendly but not overbearing like some B&B owners can be. In the morning we were completely blown away by the breakfast. At least 5 different types of fresh muffins, fresh fruit from the Farmer's Market, made to order omlettes, two kinds of coffee cake, coffee, an expansive selection of teas....it was just amazing. It was at this time that we got to know Susanne and found out she worked for many years for an international hotel. That's where she got the amazing customer service skills! The house itself is decorated really tastefully and is very charming. All of the linens were new, and there were lots of pictures of the house throughout the years. You will definitely feel like you are living in a historic home-no tv's here! Just the real authentic experience. Obviously, I was very impressed with Heritage Inn. I will be recommending it to all of my friends. It was exactly what a B&B is supposed to feel like: that you are staying at a friend's house, and that friend really takes care of their guests.

  • Aug 14, 2009 by sfgiantsgirl

    My fiance found The Heritage Inn online just before our trip to SLO to celebrate his birthday, and I am so glad he did. The house is very cute, and the rooms were very comfortable and cozy (slept great). Breakfast was so good and the hostess went out of her way to accomodate two vegans - best blueberry banana muffins ever! Cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Aug 07, 2009 by PhilipJJ

    After some complications with our travel plans, we decided to stay in San Luis Obispo for the night on our way to Disney Land. At first, we were going to stay at another hotel in the area. However, my partner and I saw the Heritage Inn B &B and the beautiful exterior of the Inn first lured us to go inside and check it out. The inside was beautiful and we were promptly greeted by the owner, Suzanne. She allowed us to take a tour of the Inn and we were very impressed and decided to spend the night. Suzanne made us feel completely at home and offered us wine and cookies which was delightful. Our room was very clean and well kept with a beautiful fireplace to add to the cozy feel of the Inn. We had a great night in SLB with downtown a short walk away from the Inn. In the morning we had an amazing home cooked breakfast that was the perfect way to start of our day. Suzanne and her family really made us feel at home and relaxed throughout our entire stay. I would strongly recommend the Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast to anyone. GREAT STAY!!!

  • Aug 04, 2009 by MuseofMarketing

    Scottish owner Suzanne couldn't be more helpful -- very conscientious, warm and interested in her guests. Just a lovely experience and a hidden secret for those visiting SLO. As a Californian myself, I've been to SLO often to visit family, and am really glad to know this place is on the map now that it's been totally refurbed and recently taken over by Suzanne and husband Paul. Given her background as a operations executive with a large, well-known US hotel corporation, she knows what "good" looks like! Definitely would stay here again!!!

  • Jul 30, 2009 by KGlausLate

    My husband and I stayed at the Heritage Inn in SLO for two nights with friends. The innkeeper, Suzanne, was wonderful and prepared fabulous breakfasts for us. The rooms were very comfortable, not fussy and overdone as some are, but very welcoming and attractive. The house and yard are lovely, the entire experience was so wonderful, I haven't stopped telling people about it since we returned home. If you are planning to be in SLO for any reason, check this out as your first overnight option. We will definitely be returning!

  • Jul 26, 2009 by joannabg

    My partner and I were in such a stressful situation, our car got towed off the beach and our car put in the shop, our holiday money was coming to a end. We looked in the phone book and were originally going to stay at a nearby hotel, but I couldn't help but admire the house and its beauty. My partner knew how much I liked the place and insisted we take a look inside. We were greated, and allowed to see the rooms, all of the rooms are beautiful. It feels like home with a european touch, fire places in each room, and beautiful decorations. The building is a part of history, 105 years old, making it feel even more special. We were welcome to wine, and cookies, and a scrumptious breakfast of home made goodies. Suzanne even allowed us to use her personal laptop to check some stuff on the internet. I have traveled many places and this has to be one of the most memorable experiences. The Heritage Inn and its owners relieved my stress as well as my partners and allowed us to refresh and revive ourselfs for the rest of the trip. I have never saw so much compassion and sincerity as the Heritage Inn. What a lovely place.

  • Jul 02, 2009 by Gina C.

    If you are staying in San Luis Obispo, you HAVE to stay here.  It is absolutely wonderful!  It was so good, my boyfriend and I rearranged our vacation to come back and stay another night! Susanne was very sweet over the phone and impressed me by asking about food allergies for our breakfast.  I asked her if it was okay to bring my Golden Retriever, and she said it was fine!  How many B&B's let you bring your dog?  This was just the beginning of the superior customer service of Heritage Inn. When we arrived, the dog needed to be let out, and we found the cute private creek behind the property.  Once inside, we quickly dropped off our things in the Mountain Room (balcony with views of the surrounding mountains) and walked downtown to the Farmer's Market.  Susanne gave us our key and encouraged us to have the wine and cookies in the parlor room when we came back.  She let us choose a breakfast time and then was out of sight--friendly but not overbearing like some B&B owners can be. In the morning we were completely blown away by the breakfast.  At least 5 different types of fresh muffins, fresh fruit from the Farmer's Market, made to order omlettes, two kinds of coffee cake, coffee, an expansive selection of teas....it was just amazing.  It was at this time that we got to know Susanne and found out she worked for many years for an international hotel.  That's where she got the amazing customer service skills! The house itself is decorated really tastefully and is very charming.  All of the linens were new, and there were lots of pictures of the house throughout the years.  You will definitely feel like you are living in a historic home-no tv's here!  Just the real authentic experience. Obviously, I was very impressed with Heritage Inn.  I will be recommending it to all of my friends.  It was exactly what a B&B is supposed to feel like: that you are staying at a friend's house, and that friend really takes care of their guests.

  • Jun 19, 2009 by NorCalLynne

    We stayed at this great B&B for graduation. Unlike every other place in SLO, Suzanne and Paul didn't triple their prices for graduation weekend--and they don't for other special-event weekends either. Breakfasts were delicious: fresh fruit, home-made muffins, a hot egg dish, even toast. Rooms are very comfortable. I shared one of the two bathrooms upstairs, but since the rooms have sinks in them, it wasn't a problem at all. Location is next to the freeway, so there's some road noise, but the comfort and ambiance more than make up for it.

  • Jun 11, 2009 by ArchTraveler01

    I can't express how wonderful this B&B made our stay in SLO. We were fed an amazing breakfast and coffee first thing before heading off to work. Then we were greeted at the end of the day with wine and cookies. Weather you visit SLO for business or pleasure, the Heritage inn is a comfortable and relaxing oasis.

  • Jun 01, 2009 by Ashley N.

    I love the Heritage Inn! It is the cutest bed and breakfast, and the owner is so sweet! The prices are very reasonable, especially because it includes a full, home-cooked breakfast (delicious!). I would definitely recommend this Inn!

  • May 31, 2009 by DieterWulfhorst

    This B&B is one of the most wonderful places we have visited. Susanne, the Scottish born owner and her husband Paul are the most wonderful hosts imaginable! They made us feel totally at home and very comfortable. They are extremely generous, offering bottled water/wine/sherry/cookies in the evening and a home-made HOT breakfast with ample, tasty food every morning until 10 a.m. (very civilized) that was a wonderful start to the day. Our room was exquisite, the bed was excellent, and we had a private bathroom and a sweet balcony overlooking a creek with a lovely mountain view. There are many wonderful touches in and around the house, and the owners are planning even more improvements and upgrades. Both Susanne and Paul gave easy, accurate directions in helping us find hiking trails and terrific restaurants in the area, and were wonderful to be with and to ge t to know. We had a very relaxing time and plan to return soon! Very highly recommended!!!

  • Apr 27, 2009 by candace_woodruff

    Just book a visit at the Heritage Inn ... you won't be sorry. As a mother of 3 and wife for 27 years, I don't often get an opportunity to be pampered, but I totally was this last weekend.

  • Apr 21, 2009 by MTMPlymouth_Michigan

    For the last year My husband and I have traveled to San Luis Obispo often and have stayed at many different hotels and B&Bs. But now we found the place we will stay each time. The new Inn Keeper, Suzanne, is incredible. Her Scottish charm and hospitality made our stay a true home away from home experience. We stayed a full week in the Mountain View room with a private bath which was nice but now realize the rooms with a shared bath and fireplace are equally nice. The bed was amazingly comfortable and we were not bothered by noise. It felt as if we were the only ones there even on the weekend when all seven rooms were fully booked. The breakfast was completely homemade and delicious. Be sure to make reservations early. On the weekend I must have heard her turn away 10 different parties. My only concern is that the word will get out and it will be harder to get reservations.

  • Apr 05, 2009 by dra9638

    My girlfriend and I spent the weekend visiting Cap Poly and we were blown away by the incredible service by Susanne who manages the B&B. We did not at all feel like we were at a hotel, but felt as if we were guests staying with good friends. I do not enjoy breakfast but I definitely enjoyed hers! We will stay here any time we are in the area. Thank you Susanne!

  • Mar 12, 2009 by HiddenGem

    My husband and I like to take last minute spontaneous trips. We joined a couple of friends the next day and the new owner Suzanne was super accomodating and friendly. She just became the new owner a couple of months ago and is planning to make a few updates but she is still keeping the same warm vibe-wine and goodies in the evenings and amazing homemade breakfast! This place is still amazing regardless of the future additions. The rooms are cozy and super clean and this place is worth more than your value! We will definitely be back!

  • Mar 10, 2009 by Mikephoto22

    The Heritage Inn offered a very comfortable weekend stay, at a reasonable rate during our weekend visit to San Luis Obispo. The B&B is located close enough to walk to downtown businesses and restaurants. Morning breakfast consisted of a variety of fresh fruits, egg dishes and homemade muffins and breads. Lodging as charming as San Luis Obispo...

  • Feb 22, 2009 by sdrose

    Just returned from a one night stay at the Heritage Inn B&B. Suzanne, the new owner, could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. We had a last-minute reservation so were not able to get a room with private bath, but there are 2 bathrooms available for only 3 or 4 rooms, so we didn't really have any competition in that department. I've stayed at many more expensive places and the Heritage Inn compares favorably. My only criticism would be the Inn's proximity to the freeway and the attendant noise, but earplugs would probably work just fine. The bed was comfortable, the fireplace in the room was very cozy. Having a tray of cookies available to us was a nice treat and the breakfast was delicious.

  • Feb 12, 2009 by bigheadedroadtrip

    Heritage Inn was taken over a couple of months ago by a young Scottish woman and her US Army husband, but from the sounds of the earlier reviews, they've really kept to the ethos of the previous owner! Complimentary local wine and fresh cookies in the evening, excellent breakfast in the morning (she sure is great at baking, and also served the best omelette I've ever had), and the owners were incredibly friendly & welcoming; helpful, and also a lot of fun. The Inn is pretty and comfortable, looking over the garden sloping down to the creek behind the house and the mountains behind. It's about 10mins walk from central San Luis Obispo and a short drive to Avila and Pismo beaches. There are several chain motels on the same street, but I can't think why anyone would stay there in preference to the Heritage! It's tiptop.

  • Jan 03, 2009 by DoctorDallas

    We have stayed in SLO many many times over the last 14 years. We come every year for New Years & make other trips as time allows. We have greatly enjoyed the numerous hotels & other B & B's that SLO has to offer. Recently we had a baby & most B & B's won't allow them. Thus we decided to stay here this time, mainly because they accept guests with babies (FYI - well behaved dogs are welcome too). The Inn was recently purchased from the woman who owned it for 20 years. The new owner is from England and was absolutely a wonderful host! The breakfast each day was a selection of fresh fruit, fresh bakes goodies and a freshly prepared egg dish. The new owner really went out of her way to insure our comfort. There were no indoor cats & no cat smells at all. She is in the process of updating the interior. Our room was comfortable. We will definately be returning!

  • Nov 18, 2007 by rcs_trs

    Very cute place... the rooms are not particularly large, but the place more than makes up for that in charm and by the proprietor's warmth. Excellent breakfast, especially the huge number of freshly baked breads. Freshly baked cookies and complimentary wine in the evenings... all at a reasonable price for SLO... what more can you ask for? We would love to stay there again on our next trip there.

  • Sep 25, 2006 by REBRY

    We've stayed one night in the Heritage Inn and we arrived by plane from Los Angeles, the owner, Georgia, even picked us up from San Luis Obispo airport after desperatly waiting for a Taxi at the airport. We contacted the B&B and the proprietor immediatly said she'll pick us up. As we were the only ones that night, we booked the grandpa's room but upon arrival, we got to see all the rooms and could pick one of them, what a service. We ended up in Auntie's room. The common badroom was spotless and huge. I read one review about the cat odor, yes, true, but this didn't bother us at all as me and my girlfriend are animal lovers. The breakfast was awesome, nice egg omelette and home made pastries. We had a special time at this B&B and realized we should have stayed longer. We've stayed in numerous B&B's but this one is top charting.

  • Jun 25, 2006 by nianders

    This was a nice little house that felt alot like staying with a distant relative. The breakfast was fantastic. Homemade muffins, fresh fruit and a nice egg and brocolli casserole dish. Slight cat odor downstairs but the upstairs rooms were quite pleasant.

  • Mar 30, 2006 by pfliegjl

    We were referred to the Heritage Inn B&B by another B&B in San Luis Obispo because they wouldn't allow us to stay with our 11 month old girl and we couldn't have been happier. Georgia, the owner, was great with our little one. She could not have been more inviting and accomodating. The Inn is an old, old house but it feels like an old home.

  • Mar 01, 2006 by Karen I

    This inn is a very old house within walking distance of downtown. Georgia, the innkeeper, was very accommodating and let us bring our small dog! It was no trouble for our son, a student at cal poly, to joint us for breakfast each morning - at no extra charge! The property is very clean, and though we had to share a bathroom it was no trouble. Everything was spotless. The inn is Georgia's home and it feels like someone's home with photos and mementos. There is a creek running close to the house in which we saw an egret each morning. It is close to the freeway so traffic noise might be a problem, but not for us - we used ear plugs!!

  • Sep 05, 2004 by A TripAdvisor Member

    Georgia, the proprietor, was so very kind and accommodating for our kids. Why, she even made them green eggs & ham for breakfast! Attention to the adults was well into the above-average range. If you've got a family, call early - you'll be glad you did. rdl

  • Feb 14, 2004 by A TripAdvisor Member

    Been there 3 times & find it is a friendly B& B with good breakfast. Tucked away but not far to downtown. Good value with a shared bath. Like someone's home, things are worn but comfy.