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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed at this quaint bed & breakfast quite a few times now and i am always pleased with the experience. I love being able to choose an available room that suits your personality. I have not found a room that was disappointing. The tea time is such a nice touch in the early evening. It includes tea, coffee and... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the center of town, this is the oldest operated Hotel in Southern California (1897). A very good feel for the quiet and quaint ex gold mining town. Now the info, rooms are small but decorated for the period. NO TV!! for the 1897 feel. Great lobby that has books and puzzles to enjoy the quiet. Very much enjoyed... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby surprised me with one night stay. Being an Native of the County of San Diego, I have visited this close net town many times growing up, but never stayed in the Historical Hotel. Our greeting by one of the owners was a little cold, but after checking in it again to warm up in a cozy small room,... More 

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San Marcos, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay frequently at the Julian Hotel as it adds a nice historical touch to visiting the Julian area. The afternoon tea and breakfasts are wonderful. Lisa always remembers us as we check in. Great location, central to walking to everything in the town. The dining room does not allow cell phones, which is WONDERFUL!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

It was Nice quiet.Big bed clean great service for the Breakfast A speaker at the high tea whom was knowledgeable about the original owner. It was interesting and enjoyable.Second time there it was good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The best things about this hotel are not the sleeping, but everything else that makes this a wonderful experience. The linen tablecloths, napkins, and real silverware make breakfast here such a joy. The cozy parlor with books and games is simply wonderful. The small rooms are not a problem at all - but the bed could stand some improvement. Ours... More 

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Tacna, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have stayed here for over 35 years and the owner and his wife and girls always make us feel welcome. We love the fact that there is no TV or phones in the rooms and that you can enjoy our fellow travelers in the parlor over tea in the afternoon and play board games and just unwind in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We got one of the few that had room to walk on both sides of the queen bed! we checked in about 1/2 hour early, and were told to go upstairs and choose the room we wanted. Since other people had arrived even earlier, most of the rooms with walking space were taken, so most of the ones that were... More 

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I saw this place on living social and thought I'd give it a try. What a gem it is. One is transported back in time to the late nineteenth century in this tastefully designed bed and breakfast. Not only are the staff gracious, hospitable and very helpful, but on our stay the guests were warm and very open as well.... More 

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

Look forward to hopefully seeing you again in May. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is our second visit to this B&B and we love it. The restored Victorian rooms are small but very comfortable and clean. The lobby and parlor are great places to read, build a puzzle or play games. No TV's here, you will have to rough it! We love the idea of getting into town early and having the opportunity... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We always enjoy knowing you had a wonderful time. Yes, the Hotel does not offer TV. However we do have free WiFi throughout if a guests needs that modern amenity. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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