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Inn at Depot Hill
Ranked #2 of 4 Capitola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Escalon, California
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130 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Best in Town!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

By far, this is the place to stay! Breakfast served in the room has to be one of the top breakfast experiences ever. Service from the staff is top notch as well. Within walking distance of downtown Capitola. Peak season prices are a bit much, but perfect off season.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

I had a one night stay at this lovely Inn in Capitola. I would happily stay again and hope to go back in the future.

I loved going to my room and having the crackling fire going and the light music. I stayed in the Stratford upon Avon room. It was lovely and the bed fantastic. I slept like a baby.

My only slight issues were that both the seat wall cover and the parlor chair in the bathroom were dirty. The parlor chair actually needs to be replaced. It was obvious as the Inn in general was beautiful.

Great bathroom amenities, as well. I also only had a shower in the room and would have liked to have a bath. Also, I felt for a B and B of this caliber, the towels could have been a bit plusher.

Overall, very nice!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is an absolutely beautiful, sparkling clean, gorgeous property in the lovely little resort community of Capitola. The people at the Inn are more than just friendly; they can't do enough to make you feel warmly welcome and VIP. A short walk to the beach and amazing little restaurants with fabulous food, wonderful wait staff and great atmosphere. Staying here next time, no question!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Tx
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The Inn at Depot Hill was a last minute choice driven by freeway traffic and probably one of the best we made on this trip. We had stayed in 3 other B&Bs on this trip, all highly rated, and the Inn at Depot Hill blew them away. The luxurious beauty and genuine attention to detail shine in everything that they do here, from the rooms to the service. We stayed in 2 different rooms and they were both absolutely stunning. A fireplace in the rooms, each with a lovely sitting area, access to the courtyard, wonderful bathroom & ammentities, and just steps away from a well laid out evening wine offering and a late night chocolate truffles and homemade cookies turn in. The Inn is easily accessed from the freeway, making a pleasant drive for us to Carmel and an easily walkable trip to the local beach and restaurants. The staff made reservations for us at a local restaurant which provided a free taxi service in a restored 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook. We would definitely stay again if we are in the area and it would be a great place to celebrate a couples get away or take a break from the ordinary. Wonderful all the way around.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The Inn at Depot Hill is not only cozy and charming in its' own right, but it's located in a perfect spot. At the top of a small hill overlooking the unique beach community of Capitola, it is only a 3 - 5 minute walk from the beach, several good restaurants, and leisure shopping in a number of local boutiques. My husband and I have made multiple trips to this inn over the past 4 years, and every one of our 2 - 3 night stays have been perfect. The inn exterior and grounds are well maintained. The interior lobby, as well as each tastefully decorated room is fresh, clean, and inviting. The good-sized rooms have comfortable beds and special details, such as over-stuffed chairs, fireplaces and beautiful bathrooms, that enhance your stay. There is a late afternoon wine, cheese and dessert available for guests each day, as well as a great complimentary breakfast. Each morning offers a special menu with an entree, fruit, orange juice and/or coffee. The quality of this meal is comparable or better than I have experienced in a 4-star restaurant (the maple/pecan french toast with sausage is to die for). And, guests can choose lobby dining, or enjoy breakfast delivered to their room at no additional cost. There is on-site parking which is a big plus. Additionally, the staff is friendly,readily available, and willing to assist with anything needed. Based on all these features, this inn proves to be an excellent value. We have never been disappointed staying here. It's the perfect romantic, as well as friends, get-away. You can relax in comfort, and enjoy all that the Inn, and Capitola has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

There is a lot to like at this Inn. Super well maintained rooms and premises, wonderful perks like wine, cheese, dessert wines, coffee/tea always available. Included breakfast of pancakes, fresh fruit and OJ was very good but not as diet conscious as I would have liked ( too many white carbs in the am). The host was really friendly and accommodating.
The room we had had a double shower, super comfy bed, nice lighting, working gas fireplace, turn down service if you go for that. The amenities were all well thought out from the soaps and water in the room, to the hot tub out back all the way to the details in the wall paper and drapes and heat lamps in the bath. This place is really comfortable,I would highly recommnend it for a short getaway.
Suggestion to mngment: The old pull out TV wall closet should be converted to a mini bar, and you need to change all those old fashioned locks that require you to put the key in and turn to lock up before leaving, to more modern simple close and lock type.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Depot Hill Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast. Loved the location, quiet hill but only a short walk from the town and the beach. You can also take steps up the Depot Hill.
Lovely wine hour with good appetizers. At night some desert wine with chocolate was a nice touch. Room (we stayed at Stradford on Avon) had a very comfy bed and nice bathroom with two showers.
Breakfast was beautiful with fresh fruits, pancakes were a little dry, could've used a little less starchy meal, but I overhead the staff accommodating other guest with eggs.
I would highly recommend if you don't mind paying, but I think it was a good value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn at Depot Hill
Address: 250 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3358
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Region: United States > California > Capitola
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Capitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn at Depot Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near the beach in the quaint, Mediterranean-style resort of Capitola-by-the-Sea, this AAA 4-diamond rated inn boasts 12 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, each with its own fireplace, and many featuring private patios with hot tubs. Guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning served in the main salon or delivered right to your room. Enjoy afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and our delicious homemade desert in the evening. ... more   less 
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