The Occidental Hotel is a 28 room, multi-star rated Hotel nestled at the base of a beautiful redwood forested hillside overlooking the historic Village of Occidental, California. The Hotel’s location is truly unique leaving its guests with the feeling of being totally surrounded by nature but still steps from everything the Village has to offer and minutes by automobile to Bodega Bay and other wine country and Sonoma coast destinations. The Occidental Hotel is almost a Bodega Bay hotel with two beautiful drives to get to the coast.
Hotel Accommodations – The spacious guest rooms include 32-inch flat screen television, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, granite marble bath countertop, work desk, and sitting area. King, Two Queen, and Suite rooms are available. All rooms are 100% non-smoking.
Amenities – Occidental Hotel guests can enjoy a large seasonal swimming pool and sun deck, town views, center of Village location, Wi-Fi internet access, fax service, free parking, and free local telephone calls. In-room coffee is always complimentary.
Area Attractions -From your room at The Occidental Hotel you are steps from the Village’s famous restaurants, Friday Night Farmers Market, Performing Arts Center, and eclectic shops. Located just a short scenic drive from the Hotel are:
- World-class wineries
- The spectacular Pacific Ocean
- Bodega Bay
- Russian River
- Armstrong Woods
- Osmosis Day Spa
- Wildflour Bread
- Championship Golf Courses
- Sonoma Canopy Tours Zipline Adventure
Occidental History - The entire Village of Occidental is a designated Historic Landmark by the County of Sonoma. Steeped in history, the Village lies tucked into a small valley surrounded by large redwood tree studded hills. This valley location gives the town an enviable mild year round climate, both escaping the famous coastal fog and also the extreme summer heat of inland cities.
The Village was founded in 1876 and was the last stop on the mighty North Pacific Coast Railroad connecting Cazadero and Sausalito. The railroad brought expansion to the area and given the area’s natural beauty, central location, and favorable weather, the Village not only evolved into a wonderful place to live, but also an enormously desirable place to vacation. Since that time Occidental has retained its essential character and avoided the homogeneity of many Wine Country towns, with many of the original buildings still lining Main Street to this day. For generations Occidental’s authenticity has kept the Village a favorite destination by those looking for a unique experience seemingly far from it all but only 65 miles from San Francisco.
Savvy travelers have also discovered that the journey to the Village is also part of the attraction. The ten mile long Bohemian Highway, one of the most beautiful drives in all of California, runs straight through the heart of town and is a breathtaking way to reach the Hotel.
In recent years, The Village has become home to artists, musicians, and urban escapees looking for more serene surroundings. It has also become known as one of the best cycling destinations in the world due to the challenging and beautiful bike routes in the surrounding area. Famous cyclist Levi Leipheimer’s enormously popular Granfondo bike event and the prestigious Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race speed right through the center of town.