The Hallmark Inn is a great choice if you are staying in Davis. It's walking distance to everything in town, including a great restaurant next door (Paesano's). Hotel has free parking (underground garage), free Wi-Fi, and we also got free drink coupons and free breakfast with our stay. Nice pool and outdoor sitting area, and there's a little bar with a very friendly bartender. All of the hotel staff we encountered were friendly and professional, including the people working at breakfast and the front desk employees.
The breakfast is excellent. Much better than the standard free fare offered by most of the chain hotels, and comparable to the options that would normall cost $10-20 per person extra at nicer hotels. They make fresh omelettes to order, and have a good variety of pastries, fruit, waffles, oatmeal, etc. The mini cinammon buns are delicious. And their coffee was much better than expected.
The rooms are a little out-dated, but they're functional and nice enough. No fridge or microwave. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The AC unit is extremely loud, and didn't do a great job of keeping the room at a constant temperature. Another minor annoyance .. there are automatic lights in the bathroom, so the (extremely bright) light comes on as soon as you walk into the bathroom. That's convenient for the person who needs to use the bathroom at 3 AM, but less ideal for others in the room. Finally, the hotel didn't change our towels during our stay. I assume this is an effort to save money and help the environment, but I prefer the option of leaving the towels on the rack to reuse and dropping them on the floor to be replaced.
There was some serious construction going on when we visited (Labor Day 2012), and the noise at times when coming and going from the hotel was awful. Fortunately, we could barely hear the noise from our room so it wasn't too disruptive to the stay.
Overall, a great hotel and highly recommended!
- Also Known As:
- Hallmark Inn Davis Hotel
- Hallmark Inn Davis Hotel Davis
- Hallmark Hotel Davis
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charm, comfort and convenience is what you will find when you stay at the Hallmark Inn at UC Davis. Our outdoor pool and patio is an oasis for you to relax and unwind while enjoying locally produced wines and beer from the Courtyard Lounge. Our spacious 120 guest rooms have plush bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, and so much more. We are proud to have been recognized for our eco-friendly efforts, including providing complimentary bicycles for our guests. For business or pleasure, we're the only full service hotel located in downtown Davis. Our location puts you within walking distance of the UC Davis campus, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. A few steps from the hotel lobby leads you to dining, relaxing at Massage Envy or taking in a show. Cafe 110 features items such as a daily egg scramble, homemade breakfast bread pudding, a variety of grilled sandwiches, salads and soup for lunch and for your sweet tooth CREAM is right next door. Voted Best in Davis, Seasons restaurant in the Hallmark Inn at UC Davis features an open kitchen with stone hearth oven and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner. The seasonal menu focuses on locally grown and organic products with an extensive wine list. Private dining and catering are also available. ... more less
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