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“Not what we expected” 3 of 5 stars
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Carlin Country Cottages
2.0 of 5 Cottage   |   1623 Lake St., Calistoga, CA 94515   |  
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Unfortunately, we were disappointed with our stay here because we felt the lodging was more of a motel than what we expected. Everything was fine but not what we expected for the money and value- we did not think that this was going to be like an old motor lodge.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a very nice alternative to a regular hotel room. The cottages were immaculate with a very nice kitchen. Very good value and location. Loved staying here! I traveled solo and was very comfortable staying here. The outside grounds were well kept and the flowers added a nice touch.
2 large grills were available along with picnic tables.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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orange
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

There were 3 families and we rented 4 rooms and everyone of us loved our "cottage". This probably was a motor lodge but they have refurbished it and it really is a quaint and lovely place to stay. Nice, large, clean rooms, most have kitchens, microwave, refridgerator. Each cottage has an outdoor area where you can sit outside sip your coffee. Our group of 10 people had lunch in their outdoor area, and played a couple of games. This place is really a gem. Close to town, the market. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Carlin Cottages is located in Calistoga, close to a market and the main street. You can easily walk or drive to downtown. The cottages are clean, quiet, have everything you need for a comfortable stay. We rented 4 rooms and they have a great outdoor space to hang out and relax, eat lunch and then we played some games after swimming. If you are looking for posh decorations this is not the place for you; if your looking for a clean & comfortable place with large rooms & kitchen this is the place for you.
Our room was the king size spa roome and the spa in our room was large enough for both of us (my husband is 6'3").
We will come back.

Room Tip: This place is located in a residential area so it is quiet but there is a school across the street...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Back in time review says it all. Good value, great place to have as a meeting place for friends. More DIY, but comfortable & near everything. Rent a bike @ Calistoga bike shop, stop by Calistoga Roastery, hope on the wine shuttle....

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Carlin is a couple of blocks off the main drag in Calistoga. It has a small number of rooms. It's an older building, but well maintained, and very clean. It has a pool and hot tub heated by spring water. When we were there, it was very quiet, and we had the hot tub to ourselves. I recommend it.

Room Tip: Room 8 was quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

What a Great Surprise. This great little hotel has rooms with deep soaking tubs and mineral water piped right into the room. The rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. Nicely priced. We will definately be back and definately recommend the property. It's not hoity toity so if thats what your looking for ...don't stay here! If you want comfortable, clean, fun, priced right, and super nice people this is the place for you!!!

Room Tip: They have updated all the rooms with new windows, air conditioners and my husband said roof. I didn...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1623 Lake St., Calistoga, CA 94515
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlin Country Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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