5 on August 26, 2013
Absolutely perfect! My husband and I stayed here while we eloped for our wedding. Before we even booked a room, the staff showed us the available rooms so we could be sure to choose the right one. They were also able to offer a generous mid-week discount We stayed in the detached patio cottage #19, which afforded us a beautiful room with private bath and fireplace in an extremely private/quiet setting. The little cozy cottage is situated out behind the hotel patios and features its own veranda with seating. We felt like we had absolute privacy but the luxury and convenience of the fully staffed hotel at the same time. As other reviewers have noted, the breakfasts here are incredible.In fact, the eggs Florentine were so delicious that my husband asked for the recipe, which they generously let us have. We were also able to have a special order for our main course. If you stay here, be sure to make your wishes known. The staff will do everything possible to accommodate you! Unlike other hotels that charge an enormous fee for anything out of the ordinary, the staff here allowed us to have a beautiful private ceremony right out on the back deck under the enormous oak tree--a really special place. They even provided a witness for us who took pictures and really seemed excited to be there. All of this, as well as the storage of our wedding cake, was provided at no extra charge whatsoever. They were also able to provide excellent suggestions for driving tours and activities and dinner recommendations. Others have already mentioned the special tea service--while we were there we saw many guests getting to know one another, although we kept to ourselves and felt completely comfortable. There are many private spots on the property if you prefer to make use of the games, puzzles, or copious reading materials provided for you. We are already planning a trip back to our patio cottage every year for our anniversary. For romance and connection, it can't be beat.
5 on July 25, 2012
If you want to step out of the present and go back to the past (1800's that is), this is it. The Julian Hotel is a beautifully restored hotel true to it's late 1800's vintage with the necessary conveniences of the present such as in-room bathrooms added. The furnishings and decor are true to the late 1800's but without the dust from horses that undoubtedly passed by. The rooms are very clean and the bed mattresses very comfortable. Taller visitors such as myself (6'3") can be assured a queen size bed with no foot board. (The 1800's did not have California King beds!) I especially enjoyed taking in the atmosphere of the building. The breakfast was not your typical zapped danish and coffee, but hot french toast topped with a tasty apple topping and the best granola I've had, made by the cook on the premises. The Julian Hotel does not have TV but does have wifi. This turned out to be a plus as it causes you to actually talk to each other! The town of Julian shuts down at 7:00 p.m., so take advantage of a board game or one of the old books in the parlor. My wife and I spent one day at the Julian Hotel and I went back to the office feeling like I'd been gone all week! We'll definitely be returning again when we want to step back to a slower time.
4.8 on June 23, 2008
We only were able to stay one night, but it was very enjoyable. The rooms are Super Clean, the check-in and out was smooth and fast, the breakfast was Very Delicious, and the Service was OUTSTANDING. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank Ya'll for being so friendly. Dale and Barbara Hunt of El Centro, CA.
4.4 on June 19, 2008
The Julian Hotel is our home away from home. When we need to get away from our regular routine for some R&R, we always escape to the Julian Hotel ... just 1 1/4 hours away from our home. No phones, no TV, no mail ... just peace and quiet to renew your soul. A great value and incredible selfless staff.
4.6 on July 05, 2007
Very Quaint -- small, but it was cold out and perfect for snuggling. The in room dairy was so sweet. The staff could work on being a tad friendlier, it's not like everyone has been to a bed and breakfast before :) The evening parlor games, cider and pie were great! A fantastic place to stay. We are hoping to make it a tradition
San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 64 miles
1. Head west on Airport Terminal Rd 492 ft 2. Slight left to stay on Airport Terminal Rd 0.3 mi 3. Slight left toward N Harbor Dr 443 ft 4. Turn left at N Harbor Dr 1.4 mi 5. Turn left at W Grape St 0.4 mi 6. Slight right to merge onto I-5 S 1.2 mi 7. Take the exit onto CA-94 E 8.7 mi 8. Take the exit on the left onto CA-125 N 2.3 mi 9. Take the exit onto I-8 E 25.6 mi 10. Take exit 40 toward CA-79 N/Japatul Valley Rd 0.3 mi 11. Turn left at CA-79 N/Japatul Valley Rd Continue to follow CA-79 N 2.8 mi 12. Turn left to stay on CA-79 N 10.8 mi 13. Turn right to stay on CA-79 N 5.6 mi 14. Turn left to stay on CA-79 N 0.5 mi 15. Turn right to stay on CA-79 N 0.5 mi 16. Turn left to stay on CA-79 N 2.8 mi 17. Turn left at Main St (signs for Julian) Destination will be on the right
Alarm clock, Board games, Conference Rooms, Desk, Library, Piano, Telephone
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Heating, Wake-up calls, Newspapers, Parlor games & puzzles
Steve and Gig Ballinger