I love where this hotel is located - beautiful! But other than the location, I was rather disappionted in our stay at Occidental Hotel. The bed was extremely firm (very uncomfortable, they need to invest in pillow top beds), and the walls were thin (we could hear the people next to us talking and laughing). We did not sleep well.
We had purposely asked for a quiet room, so we were lucky and got one at the end of the building (on the pool side). The man on the phone mentioned they had added sound-proofing. Unfortuntely, this didn't help, even when we stayed on a Sunday night....
The towels needed a good dose of laundry softener, and the heater in our room was hard to get just right....it got either too hot or too cold, and we wanted it "on" to help drown-out the people next door.
This place was about 15-20 minutes from Bodega Bay which worked well for us. Their rates were also reasonable, which is why we checked them out to begin with. The staff were friendly and helpful. Over-all, I have mixed feeling about this hotel because I feel the owners should invest in better beds and wall insulation. It would have been perfect, and I would have been willing to pay a little more for the room had it provided what we needed!
- 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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