BEST WESTERN Plus Palm Court Hotel,  Davis

4.0/5  - based on 150 guest reviews.
234 D Street, 95616-4513, Davis, United States - See map
+1 530 753 7100 +1 530 753 8761

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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Our guests choose our property because of our proximity to the University of California Davis, Mondavi Center, UC Davis Arboretum, Davis Farmers Market, Explorit Science Center, Davis Art Center, Amtrack Train, and the International House. We offer a unique combination of a top location, service and quality. In the heart of downtown Davis, CA, you can walk to many of the best shops, restaurants and nightlife hot spots. We are a boutique hotel in a busy and beautiful downtown area that lets you enjoy the best of sunny California. The US Bicycling Hall of Fame is located near our Davis hotel, and is a must-see for cycling enthusiasts. Stop by the Hattie Weber Museum and Old Sugar Mill Winery for a real treat. Even if you're here for work with HM Clause, DMG/Mori Seiki, the Robert Mondavi Performing Arts Center or the Mondavi Institute of Food and Wine, there's plenty of time to duck away and explore the finer things in Davis, especially since our property makes your commute so fast. We specialize in extended stays or simply shorter visits for those who prefer a little more space to relax. A quaint, picturesque downtown provides the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating getaway. Close to the university, many of our guests are here for a special event such as graduation, UC Davis Picnic Day, Whole Earth Festival, homecoming or move-in weekend. We also offer luxurious suites to visiting professors who need a home away from home for a semester. Wineries surround our Davis hotel, and our friendly staff members are happy to provide recommendations on the best tasting rooms. Cycling and running events such as the, Davis Stampede, Davis Music Festival, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. bring many outdoor lovers to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Palm Court Hotel. Renovations in our lobby and atrium are under way to better our guests experience. Please enter the hotel through the elevator in the hotels underground parking lot. The bar is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Palm Court Hotel,Davis
  • 4
    « Under going renovations »

    The hotel is handicapped presently by having the main entrance tiled which meant entry into the hotel required a trip into the bowels of the parking garage with no signage and finding the elevator to rise to the lobby level. The renovations are to create a boutique hotel with a large sitting area and lavish bathroom in addition to the bed. The success is mixed - the beds are very high and indeed comfortable; the big soaking tub is a little out of place in an area that conserves water. The shower was a treat. One missing feature was a full length mirror ;( As an invited visitor to the University the location was perfect but the front desk person was somewhat diffident and unwelcoming which unfortunately, by extension, made Davis seem similarly inclined. Thank goodness the people with whom I worked for 3 days presented a different face.

    4
    « Pleasant »

    I had a pleasant stay at the Best Western in Davis, California. It has a great location next to the town with a variety of places to eat and shop at. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed the free coffee and grab & go breakfast. The room was very clean and large. My only negative comment was that my coffee machine didn't work and my room was next to a hallway outside where I heard people talking throughout the night. But a very pleasant experience.

    4
    « Great stay right in the center of Davis »

    We needed to find a place to stay while visiting our son at UC Davis. Palm Court Hotel is perfect. Right in the heart of the charming town of Davis. Perfect for early morning breakfast, afternoon strolls and evening walks to take in quaint little Davis. Accommodations are just perfect. All suite hotel means who have just enough room to relax. Hotel is all new and updated.

    4
    « Nice and roomy »

    This is a nice smallish hotel that offers good sized 2 room suites for 149/n. The rooms are reasonable and the hotel is close to everything, especially great eating. They are still renovating the lobby extensively, but you can ignore that easily.

    3
    « Only Game in Town »

    Easy walking distance to downtown Davis campus and restaurants. Dedicated underground parking garage. Security Key room access has been improved. There isn't much to offer as far as hotels in Davis, might as well stay here.

    4
    « Nice place »

    All was good, but the front of hotel and lobby were under construction, which lessened the attractiveness of facility. Otherwise, nice location and pleasant front desk help, and room was clean and suited our needs.

    3
    « Okay place for an overnight stay. »

    Stayed at The best western palm court for the first night of a two-week trip through Northern California. Was just an overnight stay having landed at Sacramento airport and thought we'd check out this town. Can't really give high praises to this establishment because they were doing renovations and a major part of the lobby was gutted so no welcoming atmosphere. I brought this up to the desk clerk and he said they notify guests regarding renovations in progress (They did no such thing) Our saving grace was we were only spending one night and the contractor didn't start until after we checked out the next day. Davis is a cute college town, nice streets to stroll around in the evening. Excellent restaurants, coffee houses and bars. I'm sure once the hotel renovations are done this place will be a nice establishment. Maybe, maybe next time. Room itself was more than comfortable.

    2
    « A nightmare within a nightmare. »

    First and most importantly, this a 27 room hotel with a subterranean garage that holds 17 cars. If you come back late, there is no parking. Yes, there is street parking, but this is a college town and it's filled drinking establishments. Many nights there is no parking for miles around. How this got around the Davis zoning board, I have no idea. The hotel is overpriced for value and amenities received. The room were just refurbished. The decor appears rather thrift-shoppy with a huge, ugly ottoman in the rooms. The staff, however, was mostly pleasant.

    4
    « Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel »

    Very nice hotel and rooms and underground parking. Good location in downtown Davis that is close to everything. The room A/C is very noisy. The grab & go breakfast is very skimpy - an apple and small bottle of water. Free Starbucks coffee.

    2
    « WARNING, under renovation »

    Renovations are necessary evils but when it affects the bar and restaurant, it becomes false advertising to describe these services as part of the hotel experience. The temperature control was very uneven during the night. When I left, no staff were to be seen.

  • 2
    « not good value »

    for the price, i expected more parking spaces in garage so you don't need to park on an outside street. the room air conditioner was in front room so bedroom got hot. lobby was all ripped up and staff was not all that great.

    5
    « Best Hotel in Davis »

    This small gem of a hotel offers suites that are immaculately well kept and comfortable. It is located in central Davis, close to the university and within walking distance to many restaurants. It also has limited free underground parking for guests. I have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. Hotel staff is friendly and attentive. Be sure to make reservations early as this hotel fills up quite fast when parents of UC Davis students are in town for an event.

    4
    « Great stay at Best Western »

    Large comfortable rooms, very nice staff, great amenities, and great area with many restaurants at walking distance. Thanks BW for such comfortable business trip. I'd stay here again and I recommend 100 percent.

    3
    « Hotel in Davis, CA »

    This hotel offers a great location and is walking distance to downtown Davis. We would have liked it if breakfast was offered, but there is an on sight hotel. Starbucks coffee is offered. The A/C was not working and the gym is barely functional. I would only recommend this for brief stays. It is pricey for what is offered. It is a very short drive to UC Davis and that was convenient for us. Communication needs to be improved with the housekeeping staff.

    4
    « Great Location but Beds Seemed Tired »

    The location is great as was the service from the desk personnel. The room was quiet but the bed felt soft and lumpy, which detracted from the experience. Also, the AC was next to the bed and blew directly on it when it cycled on.

    3
    « Good location »

    The best part of staying at the hotel is the location. Easy walk to anything in downtown Davis. Rooms were clean. Wifi was fast (didn't actually clock it, but able to download images and videos without issue). Would rate it higher, but for the price, I would say it is average for what I would expect

    4
    « Great Location, but expected more for the price »

    The location of the hotel couldn't be better for the area. Within walking distance to all of downtown Davis. My only issue is that the price charged for the room...in this area...should include a breakfast buffet.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Palm Court »

    Excellent customer service from Jessica at reception. Lovely, spacious room with patio and furniture. A great place to stay. We stayed here while visiting our daughter who is attending UC Davis. Excellent restaurant two doors down called The Mustard Seed. Hotel is centrally located with easy walking everywhere. Wednesday evening farmer's market at the park with music and fun.

    5
    « Very pleasant »

    Everything about my stay at Best Western Plus Palm Courtyard was very pleasant. Comfortable and large room with all the amenities. The location was also pleasant with a small town feel. Enjoyed my stay even though I was very busy with the conference.

    4
    « Best option in Davis »

    We recently stayed as a family of four in a King Suite - which had a King size bed in a separate bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room (which has a fireplace). Our room was large, exceptionally clean and appeared recently remodeled. The lighting was very good and the room had a large patio. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub with a separate shower. The sofa bed is not terribly large and there are no roll away beds available. Our kids were small enough that this was OK, but it would be hard for 2 adults or 2 larger kids to share the sofa bed. This hotel is arguably the nicest option in the best location in Davis. For me, the best location means as far as possible from the train tracks but still being near dining options. The hotel does not include breakfast, but there is coffee and tea in the lobby - as well as a restaurant off the lobby. Our minor complaint was that they did not provide enough towels - 3 bath towels and 2 hand/face towels for 4 people. They did rectify this upon request. Second minor complaint is that there is insufficient parking space for all guests. We arrived around 5pm and got the last spot. I assume later arrivals had to park on the street, which would not have been a problem when we were there. Finally, although it is the most distant from the train tracks, you can still hear the horns. They hotel provides earplugs - presumably for this reason. I used them and could not hear the trains at all. However, I did have trouble sleeping due to some sort of very low-frequency noise from mechanical equipment - probably an A/C compressor - that cycled on and off all night long and could not be stopped by the earplugs. We were on the third floor and I don't know if there was something on the roof or something, but it made for a far less than restful night.

  • 5
    « Unique hotel »

    This is not a typical Best Western. Most of the rooms are suites and many slightly different. Very pleasant restaurant and bar share the property. The location is in downtown Davis with convenient access to shops and restaurants in walking distance and a short drive to the university. A pleasant change from most chains.

    2
    « You get what you pay for...or not! At least in our case.. »

    Hotel looks nice, and pretty clean rooms. Problems were they share a bathroom on the ground floor with the entry into the elevator, and ice machine. Drunk girl from the bar got in my face as I was trying to enter the elevator, as a hotel staff member just stood there and laughed. I was not very happy and did not feel safe. Next issue.. We played extra for an "upgraded " room with two beds. Upon entering our room, only one bed . upon speaking with the gentleman who checked us in, he said they had given our room away, and there was no way of comping us for our upgrade, but he could give us a gift card for the restaurant downstairs for the next day. We agreed. We requested extra blankets and pillows as two of us had to sleep on the floor, since the pullout couch was "stuck". They gave us one blanket and one pillow. Mini fridge wasn't working, and also there were a few roaches in the bathroom and sink area. Upon checking out the next morning, the gentleman who checked us in, was not at the desk, but a girl who was unaware of our situation. We had to inform her of the problems from day before, which she then proceeded to hand is a $10. Gift card. For the restaurant. overall the check in guy and housekeeping was very nice, the booking problem was terrible, and so was the one hotel employee who laughed when I almost got assaulted. Would not recommend unless your young and like to party.

    3
    « Centrally located. »

    No rooms with 2 beds - only a queen/king and a sleeper sofa, so beware and flip a coin to see who gets the sleeper sofa. No breakfast included. Great location (walk to all the central restaurants and shopping) but it is not on a bargain budget. I'd say a bit below average for a Best Western Plus venue.

    5
    « Great customer service! »

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. They printed out directions for me to help me find my way around town. The hotel room was much nicer than expected. Free Starbucks coffee is provided to all guests in the morning. Free Wi-Fi to all guests. The only issues I had were that the smoke alarm went off when I tried to shower with the door open. Also, the channel up button didn't work on one of the two TV remotes.

    4
    « Nice quiet 4 star hotel »

    Well maintained, updated rooms, and friendly professional staff. The rooms were fresh and well stocked/serviced. The king size bed was nice and soft but firm and very comfortable. Separate living space with tv and let out sofa bed was great.

    2
    « Scruffy hotel in downtown Davis »

    This hotel has paper thin walls and is in desperate need of renovation. Staff seem confused and puzzled about what they're supposed to do, so checkin can take a while. The hotel is, however, in an excellent location in downtown Davis, close to a number of good restaurants and the farmers market.

    5
    « Another happy stay »

    This is my favorite hotel in Davis. I come to visit my daughter who is a student several times a year and this hotel allows us a little extra room to spread out. I also love the location. It's right in the middle of downtown and we just step out the door and walk to most things from there.

    5
    « The Perfect Place to Stay in Davis! »

    Located walking distance to everywhere you want to go in Downtown Davis. Only a couple of blocks from UCD. Cafe Bernardo downstairs and the Bar are both awesome! The rooms are suite style with a living room, two TV's and more. They have free morning coffee in the room and downstairs. Very friendly, clean and upscale! You can't go wrong!

    5
    « Great location »

    I have found this hotel to be a great location to do all things in downtown Davis, plus great for getting to the UC Davis campus as well. The little suites are very nice --small living room, nice bathroom and medium bedroom. Coffee service in the am. There are two attached restaurants. One is great for breakfast and one great for drinks/dinner. Underground parking helpful too.

    4
    « Best location in Davis »

    This hotel definitely has the best location in Davis. The rooms are spacious and have refrigerators, separate living areas. Very nice when I come to visit my daughter and we need a little room to spread out. We love it that we can walk to lots of restaurants and the farmers market easily from our hotel.

  • 4
    « Very Enjoyable Stay »

    The room was very comfortable and the free underground parking convenient because the hotel is located in a very busy location. There are blocks of stores, pedestrians and cars constantly going during the day and early evening, so on street parking is a problem. The lobby is ok, nothing to speak of really, but the room was large and attractive.

    5
    « Great hotel in Davis »

    The hotel staff is always so nice, the internet is reliable and the adjoining restaurant Cafe Bernados is one of the best in Davis. I know I can depend on Palm Court time and time again when I am in town for business.

    5
    « Incredible room!! »

    What an incredible room!! Loved the decor...loved the room, loved the fireplace, loved the deck, loved the tub. Jessica on check in was incredible. I was very impressed with the town, the hotel and the staff. Restaurant was great, with a great guy who served us. Very pleased with everything. Can't say enough good about it!!

    5
    « A Wonderful Place To Stay If Your Student Is Attending UC Davis »

    My daughter recently graduated from UC Davis and in the last 4 years I've stayed at many of the local hotels but I found the Best Western Plus Palm Court to be the best location in Davis. The hotel is conveniently located near the campus, has a restaurant and a bar in the same building, and is located in the center of Davis making everything within walking distance of the hotel.

    5
    « Surprisingly quiet location in downtown Davis »

    Stayed with family in a suite in this upscale Best Western in downtown Davis. Room was surprisingly quiet, had a nice balcony, and sofabed in living room provided perfect second bedroom. Bathroom area was centrally located between large bedroom and livingroom, with a door to close off the "wings" of the suite from each other. Sink with large counter space outside of toilet/shower/bath room. Garage parking under hotel, which has 3 floors of rooms arrayed around a central indoor atrium. 1-1/2 blocks from great farmer's market and many downtown restaurants and shops. UC Davis arboretum just a 5 min drive.

    5
    « Great Downtown Location »

    Great place to stay in Davis. Close to everything. It was nice to be able to park the car (free) and walk to everything as parking in downtown Davis can be a challenge. The bar and adjoining restaurant were a plus.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Best Western Plus Palm Court has the very best location in Davis. It is in the heart of everything and highly recommend this Hotel when staying in Davis, California. The Hotel is immaculately clean. I like the fact too they offer free Wi-Fi. Also they have a lovely welcoming lobby.

    4
    « Great for UC Davis Parents »

    We just returned from freshman orientation session at UC Davis and I was pleasantly surprised by our stay here. It's a very small hotel, but it is in the middle of downtown Davis and pretty close to campus. It's a pretty good walk to campus, but an easy bike ride and definitely close by car. It is served by Cafe Bernardo, which is split into two spaces, both attached to the hotel: the bar/restaurant and the coffee house, which serves breakfast. We had breakfast in the coffee house, which was very good, and had drinks in the bar. Service was great. Did not eat lunch or dinner at Cafe Bernardo so can't comment on that. The rooms are large. We had our daughter with us so we had 2Q beds, which were very comfortable. The room has a refrigerator, which was nice, as well as a Keurig coffee machine. The vanity area is spacious and there is plenty of drawer/cabinet space for clothes, etc. The only knock on the room we had (210) was that it lacked for decent lighting. School was not in session (or perhaps was in summer session) so we did not experience any noise issues whatsoever. There is free Starbucks coffee on the 1st floor each day in a comfortable sort of reading room setting. The front desk staff were all very nice and helpful. Underground parking is convenient and free. All in all, when we return to Davis to visit our daughter, we will definitely stay here again. My wife stayed at Hallmark Inn on a prior stay, and although that was great as well, she did like the Best Western Plus Palm Court better.

    4
    « Davis Best western »

    Everything was wonderful. However I booked one night with booking.com and another on my own and they made me change rooms. So my morning was a bit unpredictable since I couldn't move into my new room until it was clean. It all worked out in the end. just a small glitch.

    4
    « Consistently good »

    This is one of the best Best Westerns I've stayed at. Sometimes the coffee machines in the room don't work, but overall it's a great hotel. Good location, parking, and the rooms are nice and spacious. If you're on the first floor (I was in room 106) I could hear people talking in the lobby, (Very loudly early in the morning) so I would recommend staying a little further from the guest lounge if possible.

 

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·From: Interstate 80. Take Richards Boulevard Exit downtown Davis. Travel north, then take a left on First Street and a right on D Street to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Palm Court Hotel. We are located on the corner of 3rd and D Street. Entrance to underground parking is on D Street.