We wanted to take an overnight trip by starting near S.F., overnight in Cambria, and drive home via highway 1 through Big Sur. Not able to find a hotel with charging in Cambria, I stumbled onto the Paso Robles Oaks Hotel, http://www.pasooaks.com/. What a great find! I had never heard of the hotel before, but it had outstanding tripadvisor reviews. The hotel answered all my questions in detail by email while I was out of the country (yes, there is a NEMA 14-50 outlet, and would be available to me night of March 7).
Turns out this is a hotel owned by a husband and wife team, conveniently located by 101, exactly halfway between SF and LA. Their hospitality was unbelievable. Yesterday upon my arrival, the husband owner led me to the charging outlet, saying that an additional twin charger? (he said double charger) will be installed by early April. He even drove us into town twice and picked us up twice, as he knew our car needed charging. The room was neat and clean, breakfast was far better than the typical Hampton Inn or Courtyard, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. With a max charge overnight Thursday, we made the 175 mile drive from Paso Robles to Cambria to Carmel to Gilroy with 54 rated mile to spare (268 to 54).
Yes, there is the Atascadero Rabobank, but this experience was totally positive. The charging space was reserved for us, in a safe parking space. The owners and staff were phenomenal. They went above and beyond the usual service. Paso Robles was a charming surprise as well. I understand the hotel owners have even allowed other electric cars to charge for free when the car owners did not even stay at the hotel!
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