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“Jewel of a bygone age in preserved Victorian town.”
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Victorian Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Ferndale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Jewel of a bygone age in preserved Victorian town.”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

If your aim is to enjoy refined and tasteful living from a different
era then this hotel is for you. We stayed in the "Ira Russ" suite,
one of the larger rooms with a king size bed. The hotel is
beautifully appointed with period furnishings. The bed linens
were high quality; the breakfast is generous. Ferndale itself
is not to be missed and the coast spectculalrly wild. If you
have the time drive the "Wildcat" road which has spectacular
views above the fog belt down into the valleys. I cannot say
enough good things about the whole experience. The town
is quiet, relaxing, and parking could not be easier. Off the beaten
track, thank God, and a must see. Stair access may be a problem
for elderly.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pacific Grove, California
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here on a Saturday night in June. All the rooms are on the 2nd floor in a solidly built and renovated large mansion from the late 1890s. The rooms are large and quiet and comfortable. It was our first time here but other guests we spoke with had stayed there multiple times. The street parking is plentiful and was not a problem. Its location in historic very walkable downtown Ferndale is a plus and was appreciated. There is a fine dining restaurant on the first floor under the same ownership. They serve a complimentary full breakfast there for guests only. Pleasant and helpful owner and staff. The Victorian Inn and Ferndale are well worth the 5 mile sidetrip from 101.

Room Tip: Don't let the stairs deter you. Staff is always willing and able to assist with your luggage.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monterey County, CA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

My second time here and it's better than ever. The rooms are charming. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is great. The bar is well stocked and, most important, frequented by locals. The rates are reasonable and, at five miles West of 101, Ferndale is an obvious stopover for anybody traveling the coastal route.
We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Sonoma, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our first night in a two week road trip up the Oregon coast from SF was here. The Inn is lovely and our room was spacious and well appointed. There is a very nice large communal room furnished with coff/tea.etc and games to play. The restaurant is very, very good and the staff very friendly and fun in a very casual way. East coast folks might find it a bit odd; we thought they were very funny! The ONLY draw back is the stairs: two flights straight up. Hard on the knees, especially coming down!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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San Rafael, California
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

A friend and I spent two nights at the Victorian Inn in Ferndale with no purpose other than to experience the ambiance of the town and surrounding area. The Victorian Inn was over 50% of our experience. Not only are the accommodations superb, reminiscent of the town's historic past, but the owners, Lowell Daniels and Jenny Oaks, made us feel welcome as though we were visiting their own home. Within a couple of hours, we were completely relaxed after a long drive from home. It was completely unexpected to choose the perfect place to stay while visiting the area. The included breakfast was superb as were the two dinners we experienced in the dining room. Complementary tea and coffee throughout the day. We were completely spoiled and did not want to leave! I will submit a separate review for the restaurant. Thank you Lowell & Jenny!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

My wife and I stumbled upon the Victorian Inn on a trip down the Pacific coast and through the redwoods. This town is an absolute gem, with numerous spectacularly preserved examples of Victorian architecture. Among the best of these is the VI. We were treated spendidly during our stay here, enjoying an excellent breakfast in the picturesque dining, and upon learning we were on a honeymoon of sorts, the manager gave us a free upgrade to the best room in the house. The next morning, we had a perfect view of a little parade passing down the street outside our window.

Ferndale is the best widespread example of Victorian architecture I have ever visited, and the Victorian Inn did not disappoint. It was a wonderful respite after days of hiking old growth redwood and spruce forests, and the best night of our trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Mesa, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We could not be happier with our experience with The Victorian Inn and the Inn Keepers (Lowell Daniels and Jenny Oaks). We were planning our wedding for over a year and from San Diego without seeing the location...we had a couple of obstacles (IE: cancellations of vendors) but with a great deal of cooperation and trust between both parties our wedding and reception (as well as our room accommodations) were absolutely amazing! If it wasn't for Lowell Daniels then we would have ended up having to find a different location away from the beautiful town of Ferndale. Once we made our trek up to the northern section of our great state to "The Lost Cove", we have fallen in love with the area and didn't want to leave. But the town and the generosity will be in our hearts FOREVER. We look forward to being able to rejoin our new friends in the town we were married, in the future. Thank you Lowell and Jenny for helping bring our dreams into reality...we would not have been able to do this without you!

Brian & Pam Williams

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Victorian Inn
Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Ferndale, CA 95536
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Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Ferndale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ferndale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Victorian Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On California's northern redwood coast you'll discover the quaint Victorian Village of Ferndale and the elegant Victorian Inn. Built in 1890 of Humboldt County redwood, this luxurious northern California bed and breakfast combines romantic accommodations with modern amenities for the convenience of vacationers, tourists and business travelers. ... more   less 
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