Since Paarl tends to be overshadowed by Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, there are comparative bargains to be found here. You'll find guesthouses on suburban streets leading off Main St, and some plush high-end options further afield.
Many wineries have excellent restaurants or offer picnic lunches. There are also some good eateries in town, particularly in the central section.
Drinking & Nightlife
If it's daytime drinking you seek, Paarl has you covered with its plethora of wine farms. After dark there are fewer options, but you will find a few bars on Main St, particularly around the Zion St and Treurnich St intersections.