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“Awesome place, attentive staff, YOU HAVE TO GO!”
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Inn at Occidental
Ranked #1 of 1 Occidental B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
san francisco
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Awesome place, attentive staff, YOU HAVE TO GO!”
Reviewed April 18, 2007

The Inn at Occidental is so beautiful, even photographs don’t do it justice, although the photos are fantastic. My husband and I checked in after a 3 hour spa treatment down the road, which was part of a package that the Inn offered via the internet. The Victorian Homestead was gorgeous, with a beautiful fenced courtyard in front, and authentic yet “new looking/feeling” antiques and interior design.

We were greeted as we walked in by one of the owners, Jerry, who was warm and friendly, as if we were old friends coming over for a visit. He gave us a quick description of the Homestead, and little of its history. He then gave us the keys to our special themed room named “The Tiffany Room”. The room was large, clean and romantic. It had a Queen Sized 4 poster bed with white lace canopy and linens. The windows also had matching eyelet lace. At the foot of the bed was a love seat facing the wood burning fireplace, with a little coffee table where we could sip wine and champagne, and eat chocolates! The bathroom was clean, modern and had a double shower, but most of the rooms have a spa tub for 2 people. We also had our own private deck with lounge chairs, and a small table and chairs, if we wanted to enjoy the beautiful redwoods outside.

The Inn is a very short walking distance from all of the restaurants in Occidental, and during the free wine and hordeurves at 5:30 pm in the living room; they have menus available for the local eaterys for all to browse through. Jerry made a reservation for us at the local French restaurant down the street. When we returned from dinner, there was a table at the foot of the staircase with coffee, tea and some goodies (brownies that night) for midnight snacks!

Breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room on the bottom floor. As you, enter there is a spread consisting of fresh granola, fresh fruits, croissants , muffins and sweet rolls. An assortment of teas and fresh brewed coffee is also available. Also served fresh was honey pecan French toast.

All in all, it was the best bed and breakfast I have ever been to. The staff is attentive, helpful and friendly. Tina, Jerry’s wife mingles with the guests and always has some helpful information. They are both friendly and as I mentioned before, make you feel as if you are an old friend over for a visit.

I highly recommend this B&B, and plan to make it an annual tradition.

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  • Liked — Beautiful rooms and friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Palmer, Alaska
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Reviewed April 9, 2007

The Inn at Occidental in Occidental, California, was far beyond my wildest dreams! This Inn was incredible. From the moment we entered we felt as though we had just walked through the doors of paradise. Jerry and Tina were the most gracious of hosts and did everything in their power to make sure our stay was not only comfortable, but memorable. They both helped us to plan our three days in wine country and even made reservations at Osmosis Spa so we could relax after a long day out enjoying the beautiful sights and vineyards and at the Bistro, for a late night dinner. I not only will return to the beautiful wine country of California, but I most definately will return to the Inn at Occidental, nothing else compares or could even come close. As a matter of fact, from here on out, the Inn will be a planned destination every time I visit Northern California, it should be a planned destination for everyone that appreciates the comforts of home, in the luxurious setting of the Inn at Occidental. Thanks Jerry and Tina, you made my trip the most pleasurable and memorable leisure trip I've ever taken, I hope to see you soon and I will tell everyone about you. You are Fantastic!!!

  • Liked — The beauty and peacefulness
  • Disliked — No cell service, difficult wireless for pc
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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San Anselmo, CA
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2007

We celebrated my daughters 21st birthday at the inn. We were first greeted by the delightful innkeeper, Jerry, who escorted us to our room, the Sonoma Lodge, which was beautifully decorated in a birch tree theme. Much to our surprise a small chocolate birthday cake and birthday card awaited my daughter. We were treated with gracious hospitality. After an afternoon at the Osmosis Day Spa, a comforting night at the Inn at Occidental was our home away from home. Thank You!

  • Stayed March 2007
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Pittsburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2007

The Inn at Occidental was the most unique accommodation that I have ever stayed in. We were in a courtyard room, which was very spacious (and included a giant jacuzzi). The guest living room in the main house was so cozy that we all felt right at home - they offered wine tasting and appetizers there every evening. It was great to have wireless internet access as well. Breakfast was out of this world - always two courses plus granola and juice. The town of Occidental is completey charming, out of the way but close to everything. The innkeepers and staff were so nice and were able to recommend a lot of different places: restaurants, wineries, even things to do in San Francisco. They even made reservations for us at one local winery that is very popular. We got a lot of individual attention and felt like valued guests. We had so much fun that we didn't want to leave!

  • Liked — The unique decor and the comfort of the rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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Lodi, California
1 review
Reviewed March 4, 2007

We visited this Inn the week of 2/19/07. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous surroundings, the well-appointed rooms, and the most customer service oriented management and staff that I have experienced in a very long time!! I arrived very stressed, as I just realized I had left my purse in a restroom in Sonoma. The staff immediately "swung into action" - they assisted in calling a local store we had shopped at on our way; helped contact the Chevron station where I'd left my purse (who had found it & given it to the police); notified the Sonoma Police by e-mail; contacted the police again by phone the next morning. The literally calmed me down, gave us a complimentary glass of wine, and reassured us that "all was well". The room was very comfortable, and literally felt like it was home. Breakfasts were substantial, with excellent flavor. They anticipate the needs & wants of guests, and are extremely responsive to assisting with arranging spa appointments, dinner recommendations etc. If you want a wonderful, relaxing vacation - I HIGHLY recommend this Inn!!!

Stayed February 2007
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York, UK
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 3, 2007

We spent one night at the Inn at Occidental during a visit to San Francisco. It was lovely. Just as good as it looks on the web site. Our room, the Leaf and Umbrella, was very quirky and comfortable. We were quite sorry that it was so unseasonably warm in February that we didn't need to light the stove! We enjoyed the early evening cheese and wine and breakfast was great. The breakfast room in particular was very attractive. It was very useful to have free internet access - and free hot drinks and biscuits. We'd asked the hosts in advance to book us somewhere for dinner and the French-style restaurant about 5 mins walk from the inn was an excellent choice. The hosts and other staff we met were all very helpful and attentive

Occidental is a pretty little town with some interesting gift shops and galleries and the area around is beautiful and peaceful. So all in all, a very enjoyable experience.

  • Liked — The amazing quirky antiques everywhere
  • Disliked — Ameicans don't make a good cup of tea!
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Kansas
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Reviewed February 18, 2007

We just returned from a four night stay at the Inn at Occidental, and we loved it. The inn, itself, is quaint and welcoming with a lovely courtyard, large fireplaces, a wrap around porch, and unique antiques. Our room overlooked the court yard and the small village of Occidental with redwoods in the background. The innkeepers, Tina and Jerry, were very friendly, helpful, and devoted to making our entire experience a good one. They went out of their way to make certain that we had reservations at wonderful local restaurants and that we took in the best experiences of the area, including a trip to a winery north of Healdsburg that was absolutely beautiful, and a trip to the coast on a small rural highway that gave us unbelievable views of the countryside and the ocean. The breakfasts each day at the inn were divine. We loved them all, but the cinnamon brioche french toast and orange pancakes were our favorites. The evening hors d`oeuvres and wine receptions were relaxing opportunities to visit with the innkeepers and get tips on local attractions, etc. We found this entire experience very refreshing and relaxing; just what we needed. Now, you should know that we did not have cell phone reception in and around Occidental, and there are no TVs in the rooms. Also, this is a very rural community with small towns scattered all around and a mix of forests and rolling farms, many of which are planted into vineyards. So, if you are looking for constant excitement and prefab entertainment, you probably should go somewhere else, but if you are looking for a truly relaxing get-away, this is the place to go. Also, if you are a foodie, this entire area is a must. Every single meal that we had was wonderful.

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Inn at Occidental
Address: 3657 Church St, Occidental, CA 95465-9116
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Occidental
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Occidental
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Occidental 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the village of Occidental, the Inn is centrally located to the spectacular vineyards and orchards of Sonoma wine country, the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Pacific Coast, and the delightul, meandering Russian River. The Inn is a perifect spot for a romantic getaway or special occasion. ... more   less 
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