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“After a day of ziplining............this was nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Occidental Hotel
3610 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Occidental
Sacramento, California
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“After a day of ziplining............this was nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Spent a hot afternoon ziplining through the redwoods and were anxious to get cleaned up. Selected the Occidental Hotel because it was close to the ziplining. A very sweet lady behind the desk got us registered quickly and told us to always call the Hotel first before signing up through other internet sites to possibly get a better deal. Good thing to know. The room was clean and nicely decored. We had an upstairs King bedroom. There are about 20 or so total rooms, so it's a small hotel. The only things kind of negative were that the upstairs rooms took a long time to get hot water up to the showers and the towels were not very soft. But a great loufa!
The setting was beautiful right along the Bohemian Highway nestled among the trees. I would recommend this hotel to those who want to use it as a jump-off based for the loads of other activities in this area. Also on the place side, we were not put right next to other guests, but the manager spread us out so there wasn't any noise from other guests.

Wifi is kind of sketchy and slow loading. But you didn't come there to be on your computer did you?
We paid $129 + taxes for 1 night. A little expensive, but par for the area. Just take your own towels and be patient with getting hot water if you're upstairs.

Room Tip: The only cafe in town was located right across the street and had an excellent breakfast.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

There's no getting away from it, the walls here are really thin so invest a few pennies in some earplugs for an undisturbed night. And, yes, it's a motel not a hotel so if you want a business centre, or valet, concierge and room services then you're probably better off on Highway 101. Other than that, for budget accommodation, it's fine. You won't hear the thrum of the ocean here, but it's only a short hop to the pricier Bodega Bay places and the town of Occidental is a delight. The little Mexican diner, La Mariachi, is cheap and cheerful, the Italian restaurant, Negri's, is unpretentious and good and the Bohemian Market is on hand if you get tired of eating out and want to make your own snacks: decent bread, wine, cheese and salami - what else do you need? There are a couple of artsy shops close by and if you pop into Such Fine Things you might get really lucky and hear a live performance by songstress Teresa Tudbury.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Quaint, quiet and relaxing hotel in center of the Occidental. Only 50 steps to excellent breakfast place, a local pub or wine tasting enoteca. Sparkling pool, clean rooms and relaxed atmosphere created by attentive staff. Highly recommend this place for visitors coming to "down shift", take in the Bohemian atmosphere of the town or go Zip-Lining the nearby Canopy Tours.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the building closer to the pool, it's further away from the road.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We have been staying here for years. Great spot, well run. The prices really shot up this year, but they did spruce up the rooms a bit. Brian is super helpful. Try to get an upstairs room aas they are quieter. Wireless, coffee in room, great pool.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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key west, fl
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Clean, comfortable rooms with small refrigerator, microwave and king bed. For the price, you can't beat it. Family owned and you can see it in the care that is taken with the property. I'll be back. They accept pets too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

The Occidental Hotel is clean and best bet for the price. But be clear--it is a motel not a hotel.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Elk Grove, California
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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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Address: 3610 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465
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): $
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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