Hotel for the Holidays: Feeling at Home During Holiday Travel

There’s nothing like being home for the holidays, but if you don’t find yourself saying “I’ll be home for Christmas” this year, don’t worry—the Martin Resorts properties offer all the festive comforts of home, away from home. With decked halls, rich hot chocolate, delicious feasts, and crackling fireplaces at our homey hotels, you’ll feel cheery and bright during your holiday on the beautiful Central Coast. Read on below to find out how you can make our hotels your home for the holidays this season.

1. Cuddle up with cocoa

Every year, Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Inn at the Cove, Shore Cliff Hotel, and Avila Lighthouse Suites greet guests in the lobby with cozy, complimentary hot chocolate bars. Sitting by the fire with loved ones, listening to The Night Before Christmas being read to little children while sipping on delicious cocoa are the kind of moments that make the holiday season so memorable, and why we look forward to this time together all year long. So during your stay, grab a steaming cup of cocoa and head to your oceanfront balcony to drink in all the holiday magic that our Central Coast views have to offer. When you sip on our cocoa on a cool winter day, you’ll feel wrapped in the warmth of a cozy quilt or a mother’s hug, and your feelings of homesickness will be fade away like the sand on our beaches as the waves kiss the shore.

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2. Indulge in a festive feast

At The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn, enjoy a classic Christmas feast that tastes just like your mama’s home cooking, without having to help in the kitchen! The Steakhouse’s annual Christmas Buffet happens from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and is sure to keep your belly (and your heart) full. If you have plans later on Christmas Day, enjoy a festive breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. instead, featuring specials like prime rib and eggs, cream cheese blintzes, or country benedict. Otherwise, opt for a classy Christmas Eve dinner from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the Steakhouse. Once you’re done eating, walk it off by wandering through the Paso Robles Inn to admire the grandest holiday decorations in Paso Robles! With four large, live trees in our Ballroom, Ballroom lobby, Matador Room, and hotel lobby, the Paso Robles Inn makes for the perfect backdrop for your family Christmas photo. For reservations, call 805-226-4925.

3. Experience the joy of giving

When you wake up at a Martin Resorts property on Christmas morning, you’ll wake up to a twinkling Christmas tree in the lobby and feel the child-like excitement as you creep down the stairs in the morning, just like you would at home. Under the tree at Pismo Lighthouse Suites, however, you’ll find gifts for their annual Toys for Tots drive. Experience the joy of giving on Christmas by donating an unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots bin in the lobby. When you do, you’ll get $20 off your stay as our holiday gift to you!