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"Very quiet. Nice to be in a small town. Close to ocean. We had our motorcycle with us and area was perfect for riding. Not used to town closing at ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 30 Jun 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star guestrooms with memory foam beds

Close to the beach

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this inn, you'll find Potter Schoolhouse and Wild Flour Organic Gardens. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Doran Beach and Tomales Town Hall.

Restaurant, bar/lounge

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this inn. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a garden, and a picnic area are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 7 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Refrigerators, Egyptian cotton sheets, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$167* Per night/room Aug 8 - Aug 9

Valley Ford Hotel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Valley Ford Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Very quiet. Nice to be in a small town. Close to ocean. We had our motorcycle with us and area was perfect for riding. Not used to town closing at 9p coming from a 24 hour city. Loved the atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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2 out of 5

B&B wannabee

Pros: Quaint
Cons: Either make the transition to a full B&B or become a real hotel. This in-between idea does not work for the amount charged for a single overnight.
Location: The entire area is over-priced and over-pretentious. They do not have the services in-place to be a full tourist trap but they overcharge like it.
The Valley Ford Hotel has no on-site management. It has no "modern" amenities:: no TV, no phone, running water from a non-potable well, breakfast was setup after 8:00 AM on a little hutch upstairs... The Queen-size bed that we paid for turned out to be a Full-sized bed. The downstairs nightspot for the town was noisy until late. We did not see any hotel staff at all.

Posted by , from Sacreamento Area on Jul 10, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice laid back hotel on Highway 1

Pros: Funky and cool with out being messy or pretentious.
Location: Perfect location for exploring the rugged Sonoma County coastline.
We both enjoyed our accommodations. Everything was clean and neat. The hotel is as advertised, no frills but comfortable and cozy. We had dinner in the restaurant, "Rocker Oysterfellers". The raw oysters were fresh, tasted like a burst of succulent sea water. Fried chicken met all of my requirements for Sunday supper comfort food. The bar was filled with locals and a delightful woman made and served drinks along with cheerful banter - great fun. We live in San Francisco and seldom cross the Golden Gate Bridge so when we do we usually stay in Sonoma or Mendocino Counties over night. We will return to the Valley Ford Hotel.

Posted by , from San Francisco, California on May 19, 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Valley Ford Hotel also features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Petaluma inn is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1864
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (114.9 km / 71.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Valley Ford Hotel offers 7 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. These individually furnished accommodations include desks. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Petaluma inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Rocker Oysterfellers - This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine and serves brunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


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

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

This property accepts credit cards

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 credit cards.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

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

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*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.