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Valley Ford Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Valley Ford
Certificate of Excellence
Canton, Ohio
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This was our first experience staying in an old time hotel. We just happened on it and decided to stsy. Since then if we can we choose these. The rooms are simple but adequate. Comfortable bed, bathroom had a shower. Coffee available in the morning. Not much going on in the late evening but isn't that why you are here. There are lots of spots to see the coast.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Mateo, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

It was perfect, home away from home without the TV! Very cozy and warm, the rooms are clean and the bed very comfortable. The morning coffee and breakfast was just everything you would want to start your day right. So glad we discovered it and will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Dounia K
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were looking for a relaxing get-away and this place fit the bill. The room was comfy, clean and quiet (and no TV, wonderful!). The proprietors of the hotel were gracious and friendly and accommodating. We loved sitting on the front porch with a glass of wine. The restaurant, Rocker Oysterfeller's, served delicious food and the staff was friendly and attentive. The location is perfect for exploring this wonderful part of Sonoma County and is close to wineries, beaches and farmland. We look forward to going back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Theo065
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Carlsbad, California
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

We stayed here because of the other reviews onTrip Advisor, but I must have missed a number of details. First, when we arrived at 4 PM, and the entire place was locked. Thankfully, the bartender heard us trying to get in and opened the door. There was no check-in and after waiting about five minutes, we were given a key. Then, we couldn't get the door open. It was one of those, "ram into the door hard with your shoulder to get it open - it's a little sticky" kind of doors.

The shower was very small, there was no TV and no WiFi, so we ended up using one of our phones as a " hotspot" and made do. The rooms are also directly above the bar and restaurant, so if you're looking for a quiet night's rest, not here. Luckily, we were there on a weekday night, so things wrapped up by about 11:00 and we were able to finally drift off

On a positive note, their lavender body wash and citrus hand soaps supplied in the room were divine, as we're the sheets. So, for out of the way, removed from the hustle and bustle, it scores - for charming and refined, I'm afraid it doesn't.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank travelingtee
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We had high hopes for this place...me and the lady were getting away for a long weekend. We called weeks in advance to make the reservations for 2 nights...spoke to some guy on the phone and he assured me, we were all taken care of.

The day we get there, a very nice woman checked us in and said that we were down for 1 night. Clearly this was a mistake, when we asked for the guy we had booked with, she told us that he was not there. then she told us that the inn was booked for the rest of the weekend, so we'd have to head home after 1 night or find another inn.

The woman offered to help us find one, she called a place and handed us the phone, and that will be a review for a different time. annnnnd offered to get us some oysters and drinks on the house, if we had dinner there...as a to say sorry. Which we thought was nice. (if it actually happened). We show up that night and the woman who claimed she would "hook us up" had left for the weekend.

We definitely felt let down by the whole experience.

This place is definitely not worth the price. Cute, but not great.

Room Tip: Rooms away from above the bar.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AllDayChiro
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previse
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175 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

The good things:
An extremely helpful and welcoming host.
For what we needed, a good location where there isn’t much else.
Excellent coffee.
A nice table in the room for doing computer work.

The less good things:
No breakfast is served during the week, although coffee is available in the hallway.
A cramped bathroom with impossible lighting and sink with no stopper.
Windows that can’t be left open because there are no screens and can’t easily be closed because the mechanism is broken.
An awkward, quirky room with ceiling fan and desk light that don’t work properly.

All in all, it’s hard to give the hotel more than a three. I think the only reason it rates higher than that with most people is because the owner is so nice. Aside from that, I’d have given it a two.

We were there on a Monday when the restaurant and bar are closed. Very quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank previse
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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Small rm - no TV - the bartender tried to chg me twice for the rm. Not very friendly. Very odd entrance to the rm. Looked like just a big bar. No thanks not for $150.00. I wouldn't call that romantic at all.

Room Tip: Don't bother staying there.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank vivian m
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Additional Information about Valley Ford Hotel

Property: Valley Ford Hotel
Address: 14415 Highway 1, Valley Ford, CA 94972
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Valley Ford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Valley Ford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Valley Ford Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Valley Ford Hotel, built in 1864, is located in the rolling hills of West Sonoma County, in the quaint community of Valley Ford. The hotel has seven charming guest rooms, each with a queen bed and private bath. The rooms feature comfortable high-thread count triple sheeted & quilted beds, over-sized bath towels and local artisan soaps. Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen & Saloon, which celebrates local, seasonal and sustainably farmed foods with its Southern inspired dishes is just downstairs. ... more   less 
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