Paso Robles City Council approves 119-room Marriott hotel

Proposed Residence Inn by Marriott, on Union Road in Paso Robles.
Proposed Residence Inn by Marriott, on Union Road in Paso Robles.

A 119-room Marriott Residence Inn will be built on Union Road in Paso Robles just west of Barney Schwartz Park.

Construction is expected to start next spring. A completion date was not available.

The Paso Robles City Council on Tuesday voted to allow the four-story building to exceed the 50-foot height limit for the area. Architectural and roofline features of the hotel will be 63 feet tall.

The council also allowed the removal of an oak tree. The developer, Paso Highway Hotel Partners, will plant replacement oak trees.

“The hotel project is also located close to the intersection of Union Road and Highway 46 East, and as a result, much of the council discussion focused on traffic generation and traffic circulation solutions at this intersection,” said Meg Williamson, assistant city manager.

As part of the project, the developers will contribute to the future installation of an interchange at the intersection by dedicating a right-of-way through the project property.

The hotel is intended to accommodate guests interested in staying for an extended time. Stays of up to 30 continuous days will be allowed.

In addition to the 119 rooms, the hotel will have a dining area and 132 parking spaces. An outdoor pool, terraces and barbecue are proposed for the west side of the property.

A residence and a dog boarding facility are on the site for the proposed hotel. These will be removed to allow for the hotel’s construction.

Before going before the City Council, the hotel was approved by the city’s Development Review Committee and Planning Commission.

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