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"Nicely restored building. Great parking. Rooms are small, but very nice. Everything is new and crisp. Great bed, sheets and towels. ADA folks should ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 13 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Visalia Convention Center

In suburbs

Within a 5-minute walk of this Visalia hotel, you'll find Visalia Convention Center and Visalia Fox Theatre. Visalia City Hall and Imagine U Children's Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the gym and perks like free WiFi. Self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$159* Per night/room Apr 2 - Apr 3

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Darling Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Darling Hotel

Couples (1) Family (1)
2 out of 5
The hotel is cute, good remodel of a historic building, darling until it isn't ... arrived after a long drive only looking for a clean, quiet place to sleep and recover (pretty low bar). Upon arrival the bed has ripped sheets, suspicious white stains on a blue velvet pillow, red lipstick like stains on the pillows, ripped towels. I asked to be moved room and the staff kindly did and I appreciated. Then the next con arrived, I was moved to a room in the first floor by their lobby facing the street. It was SO loud, with cars racing, loud trucks and machines, got woken up throughout the night, woke up exhausted. In addition, if you are trying to be COVID safe, this is not the place for you. If you are placed in the first floor you have no option but to go through the desk of the "host" which manages the entrance to their upstairs restaurant and refuses to wear a mask properly, keeping it on his chin and not covering either mouth or nose plus restaurant guests waiting to be let upstairs wait in the lobby which is steps from the door to the rooms aren't required to wear a mask. The front desk said that they are trying to find a solution for the loudness of the street facing rooms and that issues with the dirty/broken linens has to do with the hotel utilizing an outside vendor but still there should be some level of quality assurance on their end... and not sell rooms on that floor until they fix the issue. Gave it 2 stars for the cuteness/style of the building but not stay again.

Posted by , from Elkhart on Jan 16, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2022 by Claire Caviglia, Hotel Manager

Dear Diana, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are so sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to our Darling standards. Your feedback has been communicated to our housekeeping and restaurant teams as well as upper management. As an older renovated building, we do have single pane windows that were kept to preserve the property's integrity. Management and ownership are working on a solution best fit for our property. We hope we get the opportunity to provide the elevated service we are known for during your next stay. Please do not hesitate to contact our hotel and ask to speak to me personally if you would like to speak further about your stay.

4 out of 5
Nicely restored building. Great parking. Rooms are small, but very nice. Everything is new and crisp. Great bed, sheets and towels. ADA folks should consider another hotel. Light bulbs in room lamps are horrible, that very bright blue hue is not nice. Overall a very good pick in hotels. Suggest king size room. Road noise is higher than it should be, especially on a Saturday night. Noise quieting measures are needed to get to the highest ratings they deserve. Restaurant food and service excellent. Outdoor seating on roof deck, very nice. Good views. They probably need more umbrealls, but the hotel is only 4 months in operation. I sincerely think they will improve every day. Not far to go to get it absolutely right.

Posted by , from Carmel Ca on Sep 13, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 19, 2020 by Guest Services

Dear Tom, Thank you for your constructive review! As a new hotel, we are working hard every day to improve our guest experience. Your feedback is very much appreciated, and we look forward to giving you a five star experience next time!

Property Features

The Darling Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Darling Hotel also features a terrace, a garden, and a front-desk safe. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Visalia hotel is smoke free.

  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Darling Hotel offers 32 accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 50-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Elderwood Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Reservations are required.

The Elderwood Bar - Onsite rooftop bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 15–22 for adults, and USD 15–22 for children
  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • The Darling Hotel Hotel
  • The Darling Hotel Visalia
  • The Darling Hotel Hotel Visalia
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.