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Burbank, California
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The point of visiting is here is the experience. It’s not fair to review this place based on regular hospitality-industry expectations. There’s nothing regular about The Hacienda. My “excellent” rating is about the historic and unique aspect, nothing else. This lodge was completed in 1930 for William Randolph Hearst on his HUGE estate. He then sold it and lots of... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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144 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is, as you must know, if you've found this listing, this is truly a unique experience. Please understand that this might not be for everyone. Getting into the base takes time and is bureaucratic. This is not helped by the fact they they send you a form that doesn't print correctly, but don't worry, the Visitor Center is beyond... More 

2 Thank Todd2PS
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I love the Hacienda but I can't sleep there. I'm there now writing this at 6am because I've been awake since 2am. I am awake because in the parking lot outside my window is a generator loudly powering a huge spotlight that illuminates the parking lot. This is the solution the military base came up with when someone fell in... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Prices range from $50 - $200 so there is something for everyone. The on base IHG hotel, Gibb Hall, also is available to non-military guests and is located across the parking lot from the Hacienda, motel type rooms start at $77.00 there. The Hacienda offers a boxed breakfast for 1 (muffin, hard boiled egg, nutrition bar, yogurt) but you can... More 

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Santa Barbara
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Don't expect any fancy amenities. No air-conditioning other then an old portable cooler on wheels. There is no hairdryer. The in-room coffee is the worst ever! The complementary breakfast that was supposed to be in the mini fridge was nowhere to be found. Several of the lightbulbs in the bathroom where burnt out. But despite all this it is great... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

As everyone says, (1) It's historic (2) It is strangely located on an army base (3) It's really cheap by California standards (4) It's kind of shabby. It's a one-of-a-kind place. I wouldn't make it my destination, but if you're going to need a place to stay within 30 miles, why not?

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Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Interesting place to visit and stay once. Stayed in Upper Commander's Suite which is a huge apartment. Had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, large living room with an office/desk and large room at entrance. An interesting and historic property with few luxuries. Free wifi included. 1 Free breakfast included, additional breakfast $5/person. Breakfast was a boxed meal with... More 

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Vacaville, California
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36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Four of us stayed in the Lower Commander's Suite. Very simple rooms: 3 bedrooms, kitchen & living room. There were no murals or carved doors as shown in some of the pictures. The stove was unusable & the water dispensing area of the fridge was very dirty. The main bathroom was also very dirty with dust covering the fronts of... More 

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114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I have stayed here about 3 times in the past 15 years. I stayed in room 7 in May 2015, one of the very affordable Cowboy rooms. The room badly needed new paint and carpet, really bad shape that way. Furniture great, internet access great, nice to have mini fridge. Quiet facility despite being full up. They need to be... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We decided to go wildflower viewing for a couple of days and drove down 101 to King City where we took the Jolon Road exit to Fort Hunter Liggett. The road is narrow but paved and lined with mature oaks. First, we visited the St Anthony of Padua Mission, currently undergoing restoration. This is still a working church and you... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about The Hacienda

Address: Building 101 Infantry Rd, Jolon, CA 93928
Region: United States > California > Jolon
Price Range: $62 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
The Hacienda Hotel Jolon
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“Every room is unique, but I might think abut one of the upper tower rooms for the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Todd2PS, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms share community bathroom so be sure to be specific on your request.”
 of 5 bubbles 4ntraveler, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Drive to property during daylight - Very winding roads”
 of 5 bubbles WorldBound_5000, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask lots of questions about the rooms as the size & décor varies.”
 of 5 bubbles tour-gal87, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The bar seems less noisy in recent years, even on weekend nights. So having a room away from the bar seems less critical than in past.”
 of 5 bubbles luciasur, 13 May 2015 | Read review
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