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“Lover's Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tallman Hotel

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Tallman Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
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Dunsmuir, CA
1 review
“Lover's Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2008

It was a showery January Sunday evening when we arrived in Upper Lake, to find a double rainbow arched over the town and our accomodations, the Tallman Inn.

You don't want to pass the Tallman up for a romantic off season weekend away. We took them up on the Lover's package with the geyser tub, Room 11. First, you find your bed covered with silk rose peddles (and some real rose peddles in the gift basket), Lady of the Lake champagne chilled, chocolate truffles and lot's of privacy. All for a meager $200 for the nite. We will remember this forever.

The Tallman is tucked in Upper Lake, Clear Lake, and has been renovated with class and style. It's location is in the main town but with nice private accomodations. The Blue Wing restaurant loacated in the complex serves really good food to. The morning continental breakfast is served in a quant dinning room located in the main lobby. I picked up the breakfast and we dined in our room.

I have stayed in many BnBs and small hotels and the Tallman is one of the best values and class acts I have experienced.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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st paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2008

Had a fantastic experience with the Tallman Hotel. Room was probably the cleanest room I have ever stayed in. Very comfy, loved the furnishings. Stayed in an upper garden room overlooking the saloon next door. It was very nice to have our own veranda. It was quiet, maybe due to slow time of year but I would stay here anytime. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We ate at the Blue Wing and thought the food was good, not exceptional but wait staff was very polite and friendly. If we are ever back in this area we will most assuredly stay here and would recommend it highly.

  • Liked — clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2007

This place is a total find. Inexpensive, utterly cushy. Great amenities, the likes of which you usually find at luxury resort hotels. All in a small town package. Keeping this review short due to time but I can state flat out that this is one of the best little hotels I've ever stayed in. Going back for sure!

One note of feedback for the owners: I know your pool maintenance fella is super confident that his 75-76 degree pool heat setting (up to 80 degrees after a day of sun) is warm enough, but it is not. We didn't tell him this, because he seemed so confident in his settings, but we couldn't brave the cold water on either day we were there, and the weather was even sunny and nice! The same seemed to be true for other guests who visited the pool deck as well. If you're going to advertise a heated pool, you need to heat it adequately.

The hot tub, however is wonderful! Nice and deep seats, so you're in up to your neck. Love it!

  • Liked — Luxury boutique hotel accommodations at a midmarket chain hotel price
  • Disliked — Pool not heated well, dinner at restaurant was only a 6 out of 10.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank TBroomCAE
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California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2007

After reading all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, my wife and I decided to try the Tallman Hotel. When we entered the suite, we were very pleased. However, that feeling did not last long. First, the wireless internet did not work in our room. Second, the phone to call the front desk did not work, Third, the heater took two hours to heat the room. The staff was very nice, however, they did not offer us any discount for our troubles. Actually, they charged us 0.50 cents per call for local calls that we were forced to make to get a dial-up signal. Also, there was a basket of goodies in the room but you had to pay for everything. In short, Upper Lake is a beautiful area, but next time we will have to find another place to stay.

Stayed October 2007
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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2007

We stayed in a lower garden room with our own private Japanese teak Ofuro soaking tub. The room itself was very nice, spacious and well appointed. I especially liked the Moulton Brown bath products. The aforementioned soaking tub was absolutely wonderful--the wood gives off a great natural scent and the water felt great. The service at the hotel was professional and friendly. The Blue Wingrestaurant/bar next door was great. My husband liked the tri-tip steak a lot. Upper Lake, CA seems to be an up & coming area. We'll most certainly return to check out the Lake County wineries and to stay at least a couple of nights at the Tallman.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2007

We stayed at the Tallman House on 9/4/2007.
We arrived early afternoon and were greeted very friendly. We stayed in a lower garden room; Room # 7. This room has a small front porch with two chairs and a table and a private deck in the back with lounge chairs, sun umbrella, a soaking tub and an outside shower.
The restaurant is just outside the room in a garden like area between the Tallman house and the Blue Wing Saloon. We dined at the restaurant and the food was very good.
The staff was very friendly and professional (Restaurant and Hotel)
The room was beautiful and clean, very clean! We used the pool and hot tub on premises as well. Towels and drinking water were available in the very nice pool area. Again, everything was immaculate.
The soaking tub on our back deck was a real beauty. We have a hot tub at home but this was a really nice experience w/o the jets going. In the write-up about the hot tub (in the room) you'll find a hint to put a little step stool inside the tub with you. Try it out! I don't want to spoil the experience...it's worth it.
Bottom line: Very beautiful place. Everything we found was immaculate. Even the outside window sill on our front pation did not have any dust!!! Nothing. Very friendly people. They built and maintained this place with a lot of attention to detail. Very luxurious. I will come back here and stay again. Perfect location to start your trip around the lake. We surely fell in love with the Tallman house.

  • Liked — Everything, a wholesome good experience
  • Disliked — I found nothing not to like
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Santa Clara, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2007

The Tallman Hotel is a wonderful and relaxing place! We spent two beautiful nights there and found the Hotel very accomodating and beautiful. The restaurant next door, The Blue Wing Cafe was friendly and the food was tasty and fresh.

We enjoyed the continental breakfast at the Tallman, which they served in their beautiful dining room. If you want to slow down and relax, this is the place to stay in Upper Lake, CA. Don't forget to tour the lake!

  • Liked — Great Place to Relax!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tallman Hotel
Address: 9550 Main St, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9596
Location: United States > California > Lake County > Upper Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tallman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This handsome country hotel, built in the 1890s, was completely restored and expanded to a 17-room luxury facility in 2006. The historic hotel received one of seven statewide historic preservation awards and is listed on the California Register of Historic Resources. ... more   less 
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