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“A very pleasant inn in the centre of Davis” 5 of 5 stars
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Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   245 First Street, Davis, CA 95616   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Davis
Ballymena
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A very pleasant inn in the centre of Davis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were very pleased with the Aggie Inn. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. We were surprised to learn that our room was the smallest one in the hotel. It is not described as a cottage but is actually attached to one of the revamped cottages. Coming from the UK where hotel rooms are generally smaller than in the US, we found it very adequate. It had a queen bed (UK king size), a settee which could be converted to a full/double bed and ample space to move around. The carpet and furnishings were fairly new and scrupulously clean.

There was an excellent choice of breakfast cereals, danish pastries, bread and bagels for toasting, waffle maker, yoghourts and a good selection of teas. The only cooked food was hard boiled eggs.

Room Tip: A relative booked the room for us and asked for a quiet room, which it was, so I would suggest that...
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  • Stayed May 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Pros:
Clean
Convenient location

Cons:
Tight Parking
Fairly noisey location
No hot tub

For those sensitive to noise be advised: avoid room 201.
Room 201 is the corner room directly facing the corner of 1st and B streets. As the room is right on the corner, I'm guessing it's probably the room at Aggie Inn that is most susceptible to noise. Friday late afternoon/early evening will entail lots of stop-and-go traffic noise and
car radio noise (as cars queue up to leave town). The intersection of 1st and B streets seems to be on the routes of a lot of different buses as well. You will hear the stop-and-go noise of diesel bus engines during this Friday evening time period for 2-3 hours.
Once the Friday evening traffic noise of those leaving town dies down, be prepared for any live music that might be happening farther down B street (towards Central Park). This music may die down around 9 o'clock. Then things get a little quieter. Then The only thing that will really stand out is the occassional yelling of a drunk (or sober) college student. Though if you wear earplugs during the loudest times, the noise isn't that intolerable.
Note: Ear plugs can be found upon arrival in the room (near the soap and shampoo bottles).

Room Tip: avoid room 201 due to street noise exposure
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel! We are pleased that you found our location convinient. We strive hard to satisfy all of our guest by having clean and up to date rooms. Thank you again for all the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

That was my wife's suggestion when we decided to visit my son who has been working at UC-Davis for about a year. What a pleasant surprise! Total renovation, clean, pretty, and attentive service. We stayed in a "king cottage" at a remarkably decent rate.The location can't be beat. Inches from Downtown and remarkably close to the University. I hadn't been to the Aggie Inn since 2008. despite the fact that was a bit gray around the edges them, my family and I had spent a really nice and relaxing vacation weekend in Davis then, but every time I've been back for business, somebody at UCD put me at Hallmark Inn. So I figured that they had good reason to put me there. Hallmark ain't bad, but it's cookie-cutter and has a torturous parking garage. Very pleased to be back at the Aggie. The only thing standing between it and a Tripadvisor "5" is that the breakfast is typical American "spare fare"; but the coffee, granola, and yoghurt will fortify you for one of the many first-class breakfasts in downtown Davis. I suggest Cafe Bernardo, but that's another review...

Room Tip: "King cottage" is worth the price if you have a few visitors over to watch TV or hang out.
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  • Stayed February 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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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hello! Thank you for all the wonderful comments. We are glad you and your family enjoyed our inn, especially our cottages. We are currently working on improving our breakfast and we invite you to come stay with us and experience our new breakfast items. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Ancaster, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a no frills hotel. The rooms are spacious but a bit dated. The walls at thin! I could hear my neighbor coughing in the next room and his (judging by the voice it was he) telephone ringing. The amenities are bare bones. The coffee machine comes with one coffee pod (and a single decaf pod) so if you have a companion, plan on splitting your cup. The bathroom is cramped but adequate. There's a basic continental breakfast although I suggest that you wander down to the Black Bear Diner down the street, about two blocks away. The staff are courteous and there are apples and cookies at check in. Nice touch. The big value is the central location. Walk to downtown location with its village flair or to UC Davis. All in all not bad but not superior either.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hi My2CentsAndMore,

We are always working on improving our guests experience and welcome all feedback we can get! We are currently working on upgrading our breakfast and would love to have you here again. I am glad you enjoyed our cookies, baked fresh daily by our front desk! If you are traveling through Davis again, please stop by and visit our inn.
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We got put up here by UCal Davis so I can't complain too much, but it's only average. Getting to the room was a trip in itself, as we had to go up a stairway (no elevator) and then outside. The room itself was clean and pleasant, however, with a fridge and water provided. Good bed, and generally pretty quiet though right on a fairly busy street. There is a breakfast provided but don't expect much beyond cold cereal.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us soon!
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Washington DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here on a recent trip to UC Davis. The Inn is close to campus, and a short walk from downtown Davis. The room was clean and neat, though the furniture was a bit beat-up. The desk staff were helpful. Breakfast was marginal, though there was lots of fresh fruit. The one downside is that the Inn is on a busy street. I realized on the second night that ear plugs were provided, and found sleep easier when I wore them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you found our location ideal for your stay. We apologize for the noisiness of the street and are glad to hear that the ear plugs worked great for you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you on your next visit to Davis.
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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here for a night on our way to a wedding in Napa in one of the cottages.
Can't speak highly enough on the quality of the rooms, comfortable bed, spa bath, friendly and helpful staff and general condition of the property.
Very close to UC Davis.
Will stay here again when next in Davis.

Room Tip: Can't go past the cottages.
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  • Stayed September 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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PCGeneralManager, Front Office Manager at Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottages. I'm glad you found us on your way to Napa. We hope to see you again if you are ever in the area. Cheers!
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Address: 245 First Street, Davis, CA 95616
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Location: United States > California > Davis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Davis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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