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Julian Gold Rush Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
2032 Main St., Julian, CA 92036
Julian Gold Rush Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mission Viejo, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter loves the little town of Julian, so while she was home from college for a few weeks this summer, I surprised her with a roadtrip to Julian. We have been to Julian many times, and had always wanted to stay at the Julian Gold Rush Hotel. We were delighted by the experience and look forward to another visit... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprise just two hours away from Orange County. Ambiance, charm, and quiet describe this turn of the century hotel. Cordial staff providing great service. A morning breakfast feast with healthy options including fruit, baked eggs florentine, and choice of hot beverages. Just a place to relax, walk, and enjoy the open air! We shall return.

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear your stay was so enjoyable. Its always nice to travel close to home. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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208 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay here was ok. The tea time the first day was just store bought muffins cut up that weren't so great. The teas are average quality and the water wasn't really hot. The second night the tea time had homemade cookies and scones which were better. There was a talk about the history of the hotel and Julian that... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to start again by saying thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the breakfast so much and the helpful suggestion for your scenic drive home. We are always happy to hear when a manager takes the time to find what your interests are and helps your have that experience while... More 

San Diego, California
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed overnight through a deal i got on living social. This hotel does not have a lot of parking compared to the Julian Lodge Bed & Breakfast so keep that in mind. My room was cute and quaint. everything looked nice and i had especially loved the color of the room (purple happens to be my favorite color) I... More 

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Radne H, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

As a guests ants would be a very frustrating experience. We apologize you experienced your stay with an ant visit. This is an unusual occurrence for our property and we immediately sent our maintenance to resolve any issue involving ants. Regarding your concern with the hot water we did have maintenance test the system and everything worked properly. However we... More 

claremont, california
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely historic hotel right on Main Street. The hotel and rooms are decorated with beautiful antiques. We booked a 1st floor room with the porch facing Main Street. The room was extremely small, with a bed, wardrobe,and small dresser. We were In room 17, and it had a window air conditioner, which was welcome! The room was... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

We are disappointed to hear your stay was only "okay". We strive for our guests to have the best stay we can offer. The hotel consists of 4 first floor rooms. The room #17 is one of the smaller of the 4. However the bonus to that room is location of the front porch, it is nestled on the end... More 

Paso Robles Wine Region, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel with antiques in the rooms, as well as the community areas. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast and afternoon tea were excellent! Our room overlooked the Main Street and they have a porch in front for relaxing and people watching, as well as a patio in back for privacy and solitude.

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and room. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Julian Hotel is the most lovely B&B. I love its history! The entire staff is extra kind and friendly. My husband and i stayed in room #10, it was beautiful, clean and very quiet. Each room is unique and special. Since we enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the world go by, we are looking forward to staying... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we very pleased how much you enjoyed the hotel an our staff. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are looking for a place to just get away from the hustle and bustle, you've found it. Our stay more than meet our expectations. The staff, Karen, Lisa, and Jennifer are incredible. They treated us well, and the accommodations were warm and private. It was really like stepping back in time to a simpler way of life. We... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and our staff. Lisa, Karin and Jennifer truly enjoy visiting with our guests and helping provide an enjoyable experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As a resident of San Diego, I have visited the nearby mountain town of Julian many times. Each time, I admired the old Julian Gold Rush Hotel and dreamed of staying there. That dream came true last November, when my husband and I decided to mark a special occasion by spending two days in Julian, with a night at the... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are always happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay. Yes the hotel has a lot of great things to offer such as the history, location. tea time & breakfast. We look forward to having you return. More 

California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've always admired the Julian Gold Rush Hotel from outside; so as part of my vacation this month, I had the opportunity to stay there. I love historic buildings and this one is just delightful. I had the choice of two rooms to choose from, "8 is Great"!! Each room has a different decor. There is a lovely garden area... More 

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TheBallingerFamily, Owner at Julian Gold Rush Hotel, responded to this review

It always nice to hear experiences of our guests and are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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