The Best Luxury Party Hotel in SLO

By Dawn Garcia, ATOD Magazine

Saying “best luxury party hotel” when referring to a place on the Central Coast of California may seem a little unusual but, assuredly, SLO Brew Lofts is legit.

Luxury can be defined in many ways but the traditional definition means the state of great comfort and extravagant living. Nothing quite showcases that like a newly designed boutique hotel. What separates a boutique hotel from the standard hotels are the intricate details, personal touches, and overall experience.

In SLO, also known as San Luis Obispo, this county of about 45,000 residents is among those continually evolving. While SLO has become synonymous with craft beers, unique wines, great golf, and no shortage of charm, it’s raising the bar in terms of design and art. (And partying in style.)

Introducing SLO LOFTS

The 1BR | 738 Higuera Street | San Luis Obispo, CA

Recently, we discovered a design beauty that hit all the marks of what we’re looking for in a luxury boutique hotel. The theme is a blend of European modern meets rustic chic. Art lines the walls whether it be in the realm of black and white photography, hand painted elevator doors, gorgeous sculptures, iron moldings, and even clever greenery, the attention to detail is beyond impressive. And then … you enter the rooms.

Beautiful wood flooring, full kitchens stocked with top of the line appliances including the refrigerator remnant of the 1950’s filled of complimentary bottled water, 4 varietal cans of SLO Brew beer for the drinking, and several six-packs of beer and wine bottles available for purchase. The bathroom reeks of elegance as subway tiles lined with black grout contrast the stark white walls and rich black painted industrial door accents.

The bedroom is just outside of the bathroom door with a raised rustic wooden bed frame, white sheets, and tableside lamps beautifully patched with elements of colors and textures making their own creative statement. Rounding the corner back into the kitchen and dining area of the loft are brick-lined walls floor-to-ceiling and a console table. On the console table sits a Crosley record player with old vinyls beside it including Simon & Garfunkel and Andrés Segovia Torres.

"Raising the bar in terms of design and art and partying in style."

Dawn Garcia - ATODMagazine

Just past that? The bar height kitchen table made old reclaimed woods and six gray leather barstools but it’s what faces opposite the table that ends up being the coolest part of the room: a large black and white framed print of Steve McQueen. The photo is a print from LIFE in 1963 while he was in his Palm Springs bungalow taken by photographer John Dominis. It’s one of the coolest images capturing the “King of Cool” himself.