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Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #26 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Paradise, California, United States
1 review
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“Awsome and comfortable place!!”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Anyone that leaves a bad review has to be a very snooty person that doesn't even know a great place because they cant get past there own selfish perfect world. This place is a great bed and breakfast to go for! The view is unbelievable showing part of the valley esp. from the pool. We stayed at the upper house and it was all that we needed and then some. And the owner, Debbie is sociable, tolerant and will work with your needs without a second thought. The atmosphere is so relaxing that you do feel at home. As far as the 2 dogs, they only bark to let the owner know that someone has arrived. They are sweet and mellow from the time you leave your car. So I give this place 5 stars for sure without hesitation! thanks again Debbie! , Lori

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Not to sound classist here, but reading some of the other reviews here brings to mind a rich, but cheap couple. There are a number of hotels available in the area--all expensive. Hillcrest is, I believe, the least expensive option in the area. Expectations should be set by the price relative to other accommodations in the area.

That being said, we enjoyed our stay very much. The room was small, but clean. Yes, the TV was small and old and the breakfast wasn't 5-star, but it was absolutely fine for the price. And, most importantly, we had a private balcony with a gorgeous view of the valley, which can't be said for other options in the area (e.g. the Best Western) at double the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I let some months pass to describe THAT experience from a more objective point of view...first we almost couldn't find the place and were greeted by fierce looking dogs...then the owner (?) gave us a room key and dissappeared into his filthy kitchen leaving us in a dusty overdecorated common room....our room was old, smelly and run down and we only could sleep after sampling great Calistoga wine and drove on without breakfast as it came from the dog room aka kitchen....go somewhere else!

  • Stayed November 2012
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How anyone in their right mind could rate this even one star is a mystery. Our room was filled with dust and mold on the ceiling. I looked in the kitchen after breakfast and I am sure the health department would want to close it down. Filthy. The room we had could only be called "creepy". The business license was expired and there was no health department certificate. We inquired at the local Chamber of Commerce and were told that they were dropped from the Chamber and were not considered a legitimate property. Do not stay at this establishment.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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The owner has let the property deteriotate a great deal. She is basically not existant. We saw her twice in two days, when she put out coffee and stale danishes. The place is totally cluttered with stuff. The pool is in disrepair along with the property. I should have read the reviews before booking! The most HORRIFIC place ever...and SPIDERS/DOGS OWN THE PLACE

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We traveled from Dallas, Texas to St. Helena California to visit family. Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast was a refreshing, relaxing surprise. A lovely home nestled on the top of a mountain, our airy room offered a breathtaking view of vineyards and valleys. It was a step back into a more peaceful and tranquil space in time. My son and I enjoyed every moment. We left after a delicious breakfast wishing we could stay a little longer.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Tehachapi, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

TL;DR: Beautiful space with significant potential comes up short with overpriced, small rooms and cluttered grounds.

We did not want to be dissuaded from the number of poor reviews since there seemed to be a few good ones in there too. So, my husband I stayed here for two nights this last weekend in the Valley View room that shared a bathroom.

Upon our arrival, we knew immediately that the reviews were spot on about the neglected establishment. The exterior looked like it was not well maintained by the chipped paint and dirty windows. There was also a lot of machinery and equipment nearby that really distracted from the beautiful gardens. This past weekend, the pool was closed due to maintenance but the hot tub was functioning. We did not use the hot tub and pool closure did not really bother us; however it was a very troubling scene. The pool was completely drained and there was equipment and tools scattered along the concrete. I could not believe how unsafe that would be for kids or small dogs!!! Definitely an area we avoided.

The room was pleasant but small. Though clean, the bedding was slightly musty. The mattress was incredibly stiff and there was not much room for our belongings. The view was beautiful and such a treat to wake up to see the rolling hills and vineyards. It was nice having the screen door open to let in a little breeze.
The bathroom, on the other hand, was a nightmare. There was no screen on the bathroom window so both mornings there were spiders and bugs everywhere! I did not feel comfortable showering in the bathroom, so I limited my use to brushing my teeth and using the restroom if absolutely necessary. Luckily, we booked a spa treatment at Calistoga Hot Springs and took advantage of their showering facilities there.

We did not partake in any of the breakfast items because it was prepared sorta late for us. Breakfast is served from 9:30-11 am and both mornings we were ready to go much earlier than that. Not sure we missed out on anything since Debbie made it sound like she was putting frozen pastries in the oven to bake.

The lake in the pictures is beautiful however very overgrown. My husband brought some fishing equipment in hopes of a relaxing morning however there was no good spot to stand without snagging a line on the overgrown grass. Beautiful but not functional as a fishing spot.

We did not spend much time at the Hillcrest since we were not very comfortable there. We were out of options since everything was booked up for the Memorial holiday weekend, otherwise we would have preferred staying at a hotel. It is so disappointing because minor changes could have significant impact on this property. Read the reviews and take note that pretty much everything is true. What a shame. We will not return and would not recommend this as a place to vacation. For $150/night you might as well pay a little more to stay at one of the nice resorts in town.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast
Address: 3225 Lake County Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515-9738
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
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Ranked #26 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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