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“Welcoming” 4 of 5 stars
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Hallmark Inn at UC Davis
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   110 F St, Davis, CA 95616   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Davis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

My stay at the hallmark inn was great from start to finish. I stayed there over the picnic day weekend 2013 which can be a little worrisome. But the staff and environment made everything very comfortable. One staff member, believe her name was rita/frita?, she was very nice and helpful from our first arrival. I know that workers are always supposed to be friendly but she was very genuine. When we first arrived on Friday she greeted us at the entrance, smiling and very patient. We then saw her while we were out the next day and she remembered us and even my daughters name.The last night we stayed we got back to our rooms around 11:45 pm and there she was, this time in the back parking lot, making sure no drunk or trespasser came in, she was still laughing with us and friendly at almost 12 o clock at night. The rooms here weren't the greatest but they had very comfortable beds, TVs , free wifi. The breakfast was a nice addition. Typical hotel. What made this place stand out was the staff and their preparedness for what could have been a horrible weekend especially being in the middle of Downtown Davis,next to numerous bars. We saw security staff(I assume that's what they were) walking around at 2 am making sure everything was going well.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
On behalf of Freida and the entire team at the Hallmark Inn Davis, Thank you for sharing your experience over Picnic Day. Our goal is that every guest enjoys the festivities of the weekend from start to finish and it appears with regard to your stay we were successful. We look forward to the opportunity of your next visit. Sincerely- Marisa Schaffer
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I like this hotel a lot. They are extremely friendly and work hard to make you happy. The location in the Davis area is excellent. It's not extravagant (with expensive soaps, etc.), but it's solidly nice, and I am not looking for luxuries-- I want a good night's sleep and a clean room for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for making the Hallmark Inn the place you stay when visiting Davis. Looking forward to a future visit- Sincerely, Marisa Schaffer
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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We love staying at the Hallmark Inn when we are in Davis. We have two small kids (ages 2 and 4) and we often come into town by train-- the train station is directly across the street. The staff are always very helpful and friendly and we appreciate having an on-site breakfast and evening wine reception. Our kids love playing in the pool (which is not heated, so can be rather bracing in the Springtime!). The central location in Downtown Davis is key to us-- we can walk everywhere we want to go. The beds are comfortable and everything is very clean. We got a room with a refrigerator (not all rooms have one) which is great for leftovers or for kids' snacks. Our room was on the "train side" of the building, which our boys loved. The doors to the balcony had 2 glass doors and a screen and the double glass doors very effectively kept the train noise out at night. This has repeatedly been our go-to spot over the past several years when we are visiting Davis. We are already planning our next stay!

  • Stayed April 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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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
On behalf of the entire Hallmark Inn team...."Thank You" for sharing your experience. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed yourself during you visit to Davis. We look forward to the next opportunity of a visit from all of you! Sincerely- Marisa Schaffer
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Rooms can be a bit noisy. But have been updated. We had a nice stay over picnic day weekend. High quality soaps and lotions in the rooms. We enjoyed the complementary daily breakfast and evening reception. We will return next year.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Hallmark Inn, Davis and I am glad you enjoyed your experiece during the Picnic Day weekend. We do our best to keep the hustle and bustle of activities from causing too much noise so hopefully all can enjoy rather than a select few. We look forward to the opportunity of your next stay. Sincerely- Marisa Schaffer
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Dana Point
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We have stayed at Hallmark for many years and loved it. However, they changed their happy hour now and give two drink tickets. Not the value it used to be. We stay many weekends during football season and always have a group once a season. It is great to have any area to gather with our group.

The staff is spotty. Sometimes they are fabulous and other times not very nice. Used to love the gentleman omelet maker. He was the best.

Also, they used to have a football parent rate. Last time I called, they said they don't have that anymore either. Such a bummer because this was our go to hotel for several years. We have another child starting in Sept. and was hoping to keep this as our hotel. Instead we check rates of all the hotels and make our decision based on that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Hallmark Inn, Davis and we appreciate your patronage. As we are nearing the completion of our renovation we have also changed some of our processes such as the happy hour in an effort to keep our rates more competitive versus having to raise them. We do still offer special FB group blocks as arranged through UC Davis athletics with exception to Special Event Weekends such as Picnic Day, Graduation, etc. so I presume the date you inquired about the block may not been established. Please feel free to inquire with our Sales Manager as she handles those arrangements. Be sure to always let the reservationist know you are a Cal Aggie Assoc member to receive special rates and upgrades. I hope that any time you feel a staff falls short of fabulous you will please ask to speak with a manager as it is always our objective to have knowledgeable, friendly, gracious team members working. We have added new team members but there are quite a few that have been a part of the operations for over 10 years so the gentleman you referenced may have had the day off. We look forward to the opportunity of a future stay....Sincerely- Marisa Schaffer
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Sonora, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Amtrak and freight trains seemed to run all night long every hour or two. Wear earplugs. Other than that, the hotel stay was nice, rooms were great and staff was excellent. The breakfast is also wonderful.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for staying at the Hallmark Inn when you came to Davis. I am sorry if the train disturbed you as we have added additional layers of insulation to the rooms directly across from the tracks but you can still hear them if you are a light sleeper. Another option to the earplugs, which we have available, may be to request a room overlooking the pool as those seem to be a bit quieter. Thank you for sharing that you did enjoy the staff, breakfast and rooms. We look forward to the opportunity of a future visit. Sincerely-Marisa Schaffer
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Hallmark Inn for 3 nights and we were very impressed with the high level of customer service. The complimentary bikes were a bonus to get us around Davis and the college. The complimentary happy hour beverages were a welcome surprise and none of the guests took advantage of the service to make others feel uncomfortable. If we had a need, the staff warmly listened and helped. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. We have serveral years ahead of us of visiting our student at UCD and will stay here every time!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HallmarkInn, General Manager at Hallmark Inn at UC Davis, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
On behalf of the entire Hallmark Inn, Davis thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Our collective objective is to insure every guest enjoys their stay and it is very nice to hear when we have been successful. Become a member of our Loyalty Fan Club to get additional benefits for staying with us. Looking forward to your next visit....Sincerely- Marisa Schaffer
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Address: 110 F St, Davis, CA 95616
Location: United States > California > Davis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Davis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hallmark Inn at UC Davis 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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