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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3610 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465   |  
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Elk Grove, California
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is an older hotel in a charming little town. The folks working there were very nice and helpful. The shower worked great, the bed was a bit hard and the walls are pretty thin. The folks in the next room were loud talkers, but the AC unit helped drown out their yapping and they retired early.

Room Tip: 2nd floor, you don't have to listen to the folks above you walking about.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I've just returned from this motel and, yes, it is older but upgraded The cons are that the walls are thin and you can hear the people walking upstairs but other than that it is value for dollar The room was clean and spacious and the pool while not heated was just fine. Howards acrosss the street has an amazing breakfast and the Wildflower bakery down the road is not to be missed. The front desk is not continually attended but are available as you need them. You might neeed to leave a message for a reservation but they get back to you immediately. The rates for other nearby B&B's and motel were double to what I paid here. You should bring your Skype app device because cell phones do not work well here. You are in a valley on the edge of the Redwoods. Internet connectivity was no problem. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Very accommodating. They quickly cleaned our room when asked (very important with two kids on somewhat different nap schedules.) Excellent value. Clean. Had mini fridge and microwave. Fairly spacious given that we had a pack and play (square) to fit in besides a toddler and the things that he likes to leave around. I would return.

P.S. right across the street from howard's that serves delicious breakfasts (crabs benedict, breakfasr quesadilla, blueberry cornmeal pancakes and strawberry waffles.)

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange County
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My girlfriend and I just returned from a fantastic long weekend in the charming town of Occidental. This was our 6th visit to Negri's and they have always come through with great service and a very comfortable, clean room. The hotel is quiet and the staff has always been friendly. With the beaches and wineries close by, Occidental is the ideal place to stay. If you are looking for a great Italian meal in town, you must visit Negri's Restaurant. We look forward to trip number 7.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portola Valley, California
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

When I called a couple of days before our trip to get a reservation near Sebastopol for the Tour D'Organics bike ride, the conversation with the hotel was excellent. When we arrived, we were welcomed. The room was air-conditioned with a king-size bed and full bath. The fridge was quiet and didn't disturb us. We were given the Internet password at reception and in a village where AT&T doesn't have mobile phone service, the Internet was reliable and quick.

I swam in the pool after dinner, which is covered with a bubble-wrap type solar cover at dark. It was clean, warm and long enough to get some good lengths in - it also had shallow steps for children and was 5ft deep in the deep end.

The area is quiet and we slept well. As this is a motel-style property you can hear people above and people in the car parking area outside the rooms, but the proprietors have done a great job of modernizing the rooms. Occidental has a variety of restaurants and is on the edge of the redwood forest, not too far from the sea and not too far from wineries, so it's a great base for a restful vacation or weekend escape.

Room Tip: If you like big, comfy king size beds then you can get one here.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indialantic, Florida
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I've stayed here before, I'd say 6 years ago. I found the location great with Colson Road to the ocean just down the street. Very reasonable rates considering the area. The rooms are comfortable and the reception was friendly and accommodating. Occidental itself is a great little town. Check out the Sonoma Canopy tours if you go. My daughter did it and loved it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

The Occidental Hotel is centrally located in beautiful Occidental. We had a two queen bed room on the first floor for a total cost of 199. For some unknown reason there is a surcharge or $20 for the two kids that stayed in our room with us. The room was very clean and modern and tastefully decorated. The bed I was in was soft and roly- poly I didn't sleep much it was very uncomfortable. The other guests were for the most part quiet but the walls are very thin and you can hear the people walking upstairs. Loved the delicious popcorn in the lobby- would have enjoyed a DVD player for the room but it was not available. The pool did not open before we left at 11( it was a cool day, but I like to swim) and there was no one at the front desk when I checked to have it opened. We spent few days in the area- loved Occidental and the shops and restaurants- the scenery was beautiful. We ate out and went to the coast and hiked at Pt. Reyes. The choices for lodging are limited and very expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3610 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Occidental
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Occidental
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Occidental Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quietly nestled among world famous redwoods in the historic Village of Occidental, this AAA multi diamond rated hotel is steps from everything the Village has to offer. Walk to fine dining, eclectic shops, and hiking/cycling trails or take a short scenic drive to renowned Wineries, Spas, the Pacific Coast, Bodega Bay and Russian River. With its comfortable rooms, large secluded pool, and affordable rates it's the ideal place to call home during your Wine Country getaway. ... more   less 

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