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11175 Washington St Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310-9430
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The Columbia City Hotel and its sister, the Fallon Hotel, are authentically restored 19th-century country inns. All rooms are elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, custom crafted wall coverings, and beautiful lithographs. Each hotel has a sitting parlour where you can peruse books and magazines, or participate in one of many board games. While both hotels stay as faithful to 19th century decor as possible, modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, heating and air conditioning have been added. Each room has a half bath, and a shower basket and robes are provided for the trip down the hall to the shared shower rooms. There are also three charming cottages- a one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom- each with a full kitchen, fenced yard and DVD player.
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Just bear in mind it's in the Columbia State Historic Park...Google maps instructed us to turn left onto the street...a slight problem, there is a sign designating the street as only for horsedrawn carriage. The next question, where do we park? So we drove around and decided to park in the lot across a busy highway. Going up to the front door, the door was locked...Then we noticed a note on the door, instructing us to go to the City Hotel, so we went in search of the City Hotel. We finally founda ranger locking up and asked. In a very friendly manner, she chatted with us, then directed us to the City Hotel. At the front desk, my dh mentioned he had a reservation and the young man at the desk recognized that he had a reservation. When we inquired about a nearby place to eat, he recommended the City Hotel restaurant. After we arranged for dinner, he walked us to our hotel and room. This should give a feel for the experience... Accomodations: Quaint and captures the feel of life in the Victorian era, except with an in-room toilet. The beds are single, which may be a bit small for those used to queen or king beds. The sink is in the room, and the shower is a communal one, across the hall. The hotel provided very nice robes, but no disposable slippers. Quiet accomodations--our room was closest to the busy highway but we did not have any issues sleeping. There is no heat in the room--the AC can only be turned off (or prevented from kicking in), we discovered when we checked the temperature in the room (62F) Housekeeping: the communal areas (hall, showers) are maintained daily, but in the 2 days we were there, no one came into our room to remove the wet towels. There were ample towels and toiletries for the duration of our stay Communication: free open Park wifi, but did not have phone service with carrier (AT&T), so the wifi did not allow me to receive or make calls, text or use email. Columbia and Sonora had limited carrier service for my carrier; the opposite was true for my dh who used a different cell service carrier--he did not have any service in Angels Camp. The lack of communications was highly inconvenient for me, so the room got 3-star rather than 4-star. Unexpected "guests": mosquitoes, stray aunt, and baby mouse found in upstairs room Overall, not a typical hotel--more like a Victorian immersion camp.
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We've stayed at both the City Hotel and Fallon Hotel. Fallon is slightly fancier but the lobby/lounge is slightly smaller. Both are gorgeous. Because both are authentic, the walls are on the thin side, and you will hear some street noise. Beds may be a little creaky. Doors and doorknobs won't work perfectly. No TV, maybe no clocks. Wi-Fi spotty (Park Wi-Fi). But all is clean, and there is modern plumbing and AC/heat. Be aware that rooms above the saloons are noisy on Sat nights. In the City Hotel, #4 is quietest. In Fallon, #3 is the corner and mostly quiet. Those are the rooms where we've stayed. Learned after we left that #3 might be haunted. Perhaps that explains my very weird dreams thru the night. But the wife and kid slept fine, so who knows. All in all, a lovely stay.
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Very clean and unique, the rooms are gorgeous. The employees are excellent. Especially Maddie, Cynthia and Travis (though Travis and Maddie work at the City Hotel) . All the furniture fits accordingly to the era the hotel is based on. Although there is no breakfast, the thrilling experiences made up for it. One of the days I and my family were there, I and my youngest sister were sitting downstairs. And from the hallway, I saw a gentleman's head like out from room 13; the night guards room. He looked to be in his mid 60's to early 70's. Had a long Brown beard, but he was mostly bald. I just thought they hired a new nightguard. But I later found out that there was no nightguard at all. And then another time, I and my sister were showering in the showers across from our room (separate times of course). And when she was showering, I saw a decapitated head roll by. I think it was a man's head. Black ratty hair. I didn't tell my sister until later on, lol. Overall, this was a lovely experience.
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Okay this is going to sound like hyperbole but it's real. We went for one night 5 years ago and stayed 3 because it's too charming and wonderful and unique for just one night, also there are feather mattresses. We,ve been back several times and yup, it's a little step back in time ( with air conditioning and fluffy robes) and now we,ll always go, you should too.
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I must admit when I found out the history of paranormal activity in the hotel I was slightly worried about staying here. However we didn’t experience any activity that I recall (we stayed in room 7). It was a lovely experience staying in a period hotel in a historic town. Comfortable rooms. The room had its own toilet but a shared bathroom but this wasn’t an issue.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fallon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fallon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Columbia State Historic Park (0.2 miles), Columbia Candy Kitchen (0.1 miles), and Columbia Cemetery (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fallon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Fallon Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fallon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Columbia Kate's Teahouse, Mandy's Breakfast House, and Christopher's at the City Hotel.
Is Fallon Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Columbia.
Are there any historical sites close to Fallon Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Columbia State Historic Park (0.2 miles).
Is Fallon Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.