Petit Soleil

1473 Monterey St. , San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA (Show map)


Step inside the cobblestone courtyard and find yourself transported to the rustic charm and colors of Provence. We have both lived and traveled throughout Europe and have sought to recreate a feeling of European comfort and ease, with touches of whimsy, in our newly remodeled Bed et Breakfast. Freshly brewed coffee and a full gastronome breakfast will be served to you each morning in our inviting dining room, or in the sun filled back patio.Every evening you can relax and enjoy a tasting of Local and French wines paired with delectable appetizers. Petit Soleil, Bed et Breakfast, an unforgettable delight only five blocks from downtown San Luis Obispo. John & Dianne Conner Hoteliers



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Incredible experience!

5 on August 20, 2016

I had such an incredible experience with Petit Soleil, I felt like I was right at home. My father and I stayed in the Au Bon Marche room. The temperature was good, comfortable beds, cozy furniture and atmosphere, and very nice bathroom. Breakfast was GREAT, plus you get chocolate truffles delivered with the next days weather every night to your room. :) The owners and staff are extremely friendly. I am transferring to Cal Poly this coming year and Dianne, one of the owners, made sure to check in with me each day about how my visit to Cal Poly was; she made my father and I feel extremely welcome. If you are going to stay somewhere in San Luis Obispo, this is the place you should choose.

Lovely Provence touches!

4.6 on August 04, 2015

We enjoyed our short stay in SLO, just a few blocks from the main shopping district and the Thursday night market! Close drive to the 5 beach cities. And Splash shares the parking lot. We were in the Van Gogh room on the end is decorated with replicas of his work, even the yellow room on the shower curtain and cute linens from Provence covering the windows. The staff were very friendly and served many glasses of wines. Hors d'ouevres were delicious and tasty! You won't miss the breakfast with sounds of fun chatter and delicious scents of the breakfast wafted up to our room overlooking the crowded patio. We were offered 2 breakfast choices and lots of bakery items, fresh cut fruit, juices, and coffee at the buffet bar. John and Dianne were graciously serving breakfast! Thank you!

Exceptional Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on July 21, 2014

We were very impressed with Petit Soleil,.. unique and special attention to little details. Defiantly will return for a visit. Close to downtown shopping and Avila Beach was a short drive down the hwy.

Sur la route de L.A.

4.0 on June 16, 2014

Bien situé à 10 min d'un quartier animé de SLO. Idéal pour une nuit de repos après la route touristique 'California 1', les chambres sont spacieuses, d'une propreté irréprochable et au calme. L'accueil est convivial, formule 'auberge' et le petit déjeuner copieux, frais et de bon goût. Bref, vous ne serez pas déçus.

What an incredible escape ! 5 Stars

4.6 on August 26, 2013

Spent last weekend there getting our son moved and ready for another year at Cal Poly. Had our Golden Retriever with us and we were treated like royalty. From the moment we ck'd in, to the wine tasting to breakfast the following morning, WoW, what an awesome time. Due to our work my wife and I have had to spend a lot of time on the road both domestically and international and still we cannot say enough about Petit Soleil. Sunday morning I took my dog out for her morning "thing" and between the appearance of the establishment, the smells coming out of the kitchen, the low hanging fog I wld have bet serious money I was in a BnB in southern Germany, France or any of the beautiful spots we've been fortunate enough to experience. Lastly, cannot say enough about the owners and staff.....we came as strangers and left as friends we plan on seeing time and time again ! Yes, it may be a ill' pricey to do every time we visit our son, but the lasting experience and feelings, especially on Monday morning when we are back working tells me we will go as often as we can and hey......son may just have to start helping a little with the tuition !! :0) T and I from Fresno

the only place to stay in SLO !

5 on June 12, 2012

My husband and I have stayed in almost every room , as you can see we love Petit Soleil ! The owners John and Dianne have become wonderful friends of ours over the past few years - we love them and their wonderful B and B !

Awesome :)

5 on June 08, 2012

We stayed at this amazing B&B for our 10 yr anniversary last week and I can't wait to go back! The rooms were beautiful, the food was fantastic, the service was impeccable hydrant friendly, and the hotel itself was absolutely adorable and charming! The owners have a great thing going on at Petite Soleil :) If you are going to stay in SLO, STAY HERE, you won't be disappointed :)

Great place but some traffic noise

4.0 on October 19, 2011

We stayed in the Chocolat Room on October 16, 2011. We enjoyed our stay - the desk clerks were friendly and accommodating. The B&B is French Country and well designed. Being on a main street the traffic is a bit of a problem but closing the windows really blocks out the sound of traffic. The beds are comfortable, rooms very clean. The breakfast is great! Highly recommended.

Happiest B and B in SLO

4.8 on September 30, 2011

My husband and I love Petit Soleil for the friendly atmosphere, delicious breakfasts ( we own 2 of their cookbooks), and great location, walking distance to downtown SLO. We also greatly enjoyed using their bicycles to tour around the town and over to the rail trail. We will be returning to this B&B in December, when we travel by train up the coast. Love it!

Wonderful B & B

4.0 on August 07, 2011

The room and the staff were fantastic. We enjoy road biking and the location of the Inn was perfect for our daily adventures. There is a bike shop right across the street and Petit Soleil has storage for bicycles on site. We spent quite a bit of time in Morro Bay and look forward to cycling there on our next visit. Breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed a relaxing glass of wine on the patio in the afternoon. Immaculate facility within walking distance to the nightlife and shopping. I would recommend this B&B.

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Location Type



San Luis Obispo (SBP) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 101 to California Blvd. Exit then left to Monterey Street go through intersection of Monterey & California make immediate right into parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Patio Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must Call Owner

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Saturday Night Only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required at time of booking to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: 72 Hours prior to arrival.



John & Dianne Conner

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 7AM - 10AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Too Many
Too many great dishes to pick out just one. Check our web site for a new recipe every month.