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Occidental Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Occidental
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

My girlfriend and I just returned from a fantastic long weekend in the charming town of Occidental. This was our 6th visit to Negri's and they have always come through with great service and a very comfortable, clean room. The hotel is quiet and the staff has always been friendly. With the beaches and wineries close by, Occidental is the ideal place to stay. If you are looking for a great Italian meal in town, you must visit Negri's Restaurant. We look forward to trip number 7.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

When I called a couple of days before our trip to get a reservation near Sebastopol for the Tour D'Organics bike ride, the conversation with the hotel was excellent. When we arrived, we were welcomed. The room was air-conditioned with a king-size bed and full bath. The fridge was quiet and didn't disturb us. We were given the Internet password at reception and in a village where AT&T doesn't have mobile phone service, the Internet was reliable and quick.

I swam in the pool after dinner, which is covered with a bubble-wrap type solar cover at dark. It was clean, warm and long enough to get some good lengths in - it also had shallow steps for children and was 5ft deep in the deep end.

The area is quiet and we slept well. As this is a motel-style property you can hear people above and people in the car parking area outside the rooms, but the proprietors have done a great job of modernizing the rooms. Occidental has a variety of restaurants and is on the edge of the redwood forest, not too far from the sea and not too far from wineries, so it's a great base for a restful vacation or weekend escape.

Room Tip: If you like big, comfy king size beds then you can get one here.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank amhey
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

I've stayed here before, I'd say 6 years ago. I found the location great with Colson Road to the ocean just down the street. Very reasonable rates considering the area. The rooms are comfortable and the reception was friendly and accommodating. Occidental itself is a great little town. Check out the Sonoma Canopy tours if you go. My daughter did it and loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

The Occidental Hotel is centrally located in beautiful Occidental. We had a two queen bed room on the first floor for a total cost of 199. For some unknown reason there is a surcharge or $20 for the two kids that stayed in our room with us. The room was very clean and modern and tastefully decorated. The bed I was in was soft and roly- poly I didn't sleep much it was very uncomfortable. The other guests were for the most part quiet but the walls are very thin and you can hear the people walking upstairs. Loved the delicious popcorn in the lobby- would have enjoyed a DVD player for the room but it was not available. The pool did not open before we left at 11( it was a cool day, but I like to swim) and there was no one at the front desk when I checked to have it opened. We spent few days in the area- loved Occidental and the shops and restaurants- the scenery was beautiful. We ate out and went to the coast and hiked at Pt. Reyes. The choices for lodging are limited and very expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed for just one night, and knew in advance what we'd be experiencing here. We stayed in one of the "upgraded" rooms. In general, we were satisfied with our stay, not expecting 4* accomodations, and the room had just about everything we needed: small fridge, microwave, decent TV (not flat screen), and comfortable beds and linens. The one thing we noticed was the lighting wasn't great. They need to add wattage to their lightbulbs, or just upgrade their lighting. Very difficult to see much of anything after dark! Also, the popcorn popped in the office, although a nice touch of something different, was very poor quality. After a couple of tastes, I threw mine out. Nothing like what you get at the theatre or even a microwave-popped bag of popcorn at home. Better to have some mints handy.

We stayed on the first floor and have to admit that the noise-level from upstairs was very detectable.

The location was great, though. We stayed there because it was close to our morning destination, a long bike ride over the Bohemian Highway, Cazadero, King Ridge/Meyers Grade and Hwy 1/CA-116. Arriving on late Friday, we were treated to their local farmers market, so loaded up on fresh fruit, and a vendor was selling paella, cooked right there from scratch. Very good restaurants and bakery within easy stroll from the hotel. We especially like Howard's Cafe and Bakery.

All in all, a nice stay . . . if they'd only upgrade their lighting.

Room Tip: Stay on the second floor if you don't mind carrying up your luggage; get the upgraded rooms
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Occidental Hotel

Address: 3610 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Occidental
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Occidental
Price Range: ₹ 10,924 - ₹ 14,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Occidental Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quietly nestled among world famous redwoods in the historic Village of Occidental, this multi star 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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Occidental Hotel CA - Sonoma County

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