Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel,  Davis

4.5/5  - based on 37 guest reviews.
234 D Street, 95616-4513, Davis, United States - See map
+1 530 753 7100 +1 530 753 8761

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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.

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Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel,Davis
  • 5
    « Absolutely perfect in every possible way »

    I stayed at this hotel with a couple of friends and fellow alumni of UC Davis. We spent a weekend in March and had an absolutely amazing experience. The hotel is amazingly located in the center of downtown Davis with excellent room accomadations and superb customer service. We arrived late Friday evening and were greeted with such professionalism and walked into our room to find everything much nicer than we had expected. The front desk was helpful with every question we had and even gave us a few recommendations in town since we hadn't been there in almost 7 years. Check in and check was easy and the parking situation was great. We would definitely stay at this hotel again! Great job davis team!

    5
    « An Exceptionally Good Hotel for Its Type »

    Location: It's located right in the middle of downtown Davis, within easy walking distance to the university. Room: Clean and well appointed. The room we had was a suite, with the TV and a couch in the entrance hall. Sleep quality: The bed was good, and gowns and slippers were available, an added touch. Lobby: USA Today and coffee as well as apples were available at all times. Gym: I didn't use it, though it was there with a few machines and free weights. Atrium: A nice place to have a casual meeting or chat. Staff: They were all courteous and professional.

    5
    « cozy comfort »

    This hotel was located in a perfect area downtown, close to shopping, restaurants, Farmer's market and close to UC Davis campus. I would absolutely stay here again if I was ever in the area. The town is quaint and very safe for walking at night. The people in the shops and restaurants were very nice and hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Campus visit to UC Davis »

    1st trip to Davis. Booked this hotel for one night for a stay overnight for a college visit the next day. This hotel is in the middle of downtown Davis. We left the hotel to look for a place to eat by car and realized we can park back at the hotel and walk wherever we wanted in downtown Davis. Hotel is clean with great room decor. Looks newly renovated. Room had Kurig machine and coffee and tea and complimentary bottles of water and a fridge. Bed was very comfortable and clean along with the entire hotel. Didn't even need to check out at the front desk, they have free automatic checkout, just left keys in room and left the next morning. If your in Davis for a night or two this is the place to stay, I'm glad I picked this place!

    5
    « Very Clean and Comfortable »

    My stay at the Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel was very pleasant, clean, and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again when I'm in Davis, California. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good, restful experience.

    5
    « Surprising gem »

    First visit to the BW Palm Court Hotel. Prime location just one block away from the farmer's market. Hotel condition appears recently renovated and all very clean and in good working order. Warm and cozy and quiet rooms and generous amenities such as coffee and tea pods and bath products

    5
    « Emergency trip to davis »

    My recent stay at the BW Palm Court was an emergency trip regarding my ill son. I called on my way up from Southern Calif and your employee Brian Dhoge was extremely helpful in making my reservation. Upon my arrival he was very accommodating. Since I had no idea of how many days I would need to stay and this was not a pleasure trip, Brian Dhoge, made what was a very difficult time for me a little easier knowing I did not have to worry about not having accomidations for the next day. I would leave early in the morning and return late. When I would walk in, if Brian was still on the front desk, he would always ask about my son. I appreciated his genuine concern. So nice to see we still have caring people in this world and individuals going that extra mile. Thank you Brian and Thank you Best Western. Great location, rooms very clean and staff and hotel amenities great.

    5
    « Great location in Davis »

    This BW is in a great location in Davis. Rooms are spacious and service, if needed, are good. Staff is very accommodating. The only down side is that you can hear more outside noise and possibly adjacent rooms than you may be use to but they do offer ear plugs.

    5
    « Best hotel in downtown Davis »

    I have stayed here often in the past 10 years, but this was the first time after their renovation. It was great before, and pretty much nothing has changed - other than improved looks / furniture, and an upgraded look to Cafe Bernardo. Service is fantastic. However, location is the best attribute of the Palm Court, as anything in downtown Davis is within walking distance. Same goes for the university (depending on where you are going). Hard to beat Cafe Bernardo for breakfast.

    5
    « The Real Deal »

    Great hotel and in the best location, downtown. Great rooms with different rooms for privacy and two TV's. Great staff and walking distance to everything. Private parking basement was clutch as city streets have restrictions.

  • 5
    « Family celebration »

    In town for family celebration. Looked at several different options and chose this one--so glad we did! Room was spacious, very clean, updated and my wife really enjoyed the amenities. Staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Location is great. Walking access to variety of shops and restaurants in this small college town. Just an excellent experience and recommend highly.

    3
    « Be careful when making reservations »

    Had to make last minute reservations & was given limited choices & had to take what was given.After paying top price we noticed there were only 2 cars in the garage while we were there. Price gouging.

    5
    « Perfect Stay »

    This property is perfect if you are planning a visit to Davis. Centrally located, near campus, delicious food and very nice rooms and staff! I can recommend the delicious burgers at Bernardo's as well as the great selection of beer!

    5
    « Highly Recommend! »

    Great location, nice welcoming lobby, clean and nicely appointed guest rooms - and free parking! Used this as a stopping point in my drive from Oregon to Southern California and was glad I did. Davis is a fun, walkable town. I was very pleased with this hotel on all accounts...except for one. I looked on their website prior to departing for my drive to pick a stopping point and noticed a $102.99 last minute rate. When I arrived, I mentioned this to the front desk person and he said he knew nothing of this rate and quoted me the higher rates. I had to go out to my car, book this rate on line and then come back in to check in, which he simply did without any questions. He should have honored that rate for me when I arrived.

    5
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    I have stayed at Best Western Plus hotels before and they have been somewhat more upscale than regular best Western Hotels, but this one was far better. Even though they did not have the continental breakfast that I can't eat anyway, there was an excellent restaurant adjacent to the hotel. I was surprised about the extra amenities in the room like slippers and robes. The usual shampoos, etc. were in the bathroom, but the towels were oversized and there were plenty of them. The only problem I had was that the bathroom sink and vanity was not separate from the shower/tub and there was only one sink. It is awkward to have two people trying to brush teeth at the same time in one sink. Also, I really don't think that the oversized ottoman is necessary in the t.v. room. It takes up way too much space.

    4
    « Well situated and high quality »

    We were very happy with our stay. Accepted service dogs without question. Convenient to everything by foot. Luxurious provisions. Quiet and clean! No breakfast. A simple continental spread would be nice, especially at this price point, to avoid the wait and cost of ordering breakfast.

    5
    « Definitely a PLUS! »

    Especially since the nice renovations. We have stayed here before. Lovely rooms, wonderful staff. There is a restaurant & fun, friendly bar onsite. There are several nice parks, restaurants, shopping within walking distance there. It is convenient for attending concerts/events at Mondavi Center as well as on campus.

    5
    « Pleasant Stay »

    Friendly and attentive staff on check-in and check-out. Immaculate room - as a frequent traveler it was one of the best that I have experienced even at high end properties. A lovely, relaxing stay while working for a few days at UC Davis. I would definitely stay here again.

    2
    « Poorly insulated for noise »

    If you stay here, be prepared for the possibility of not getting a good night's sleep. Court-style hotels, where rooms open into a common alcove or courtyard are often more noisy that other hotels. The courtyard noise travels up and affects every room. That's a problem at this particular hotel but not the only problem. Additionally, the insulation between floors is substandard. I was kept awake most of the night due to the thump, thump, thump of foot traffic in the room overhead.

    5
    « Great hotel, great location »

    We try and stay here whenever we visit our daughter if rooms are available. Staff are always nice and accommodating. Beds are so comfortable and the rooms are fairly large (king suite). Great location in downtown Davis. Love The Bernardo cafe as well. Great food!

  • 4
    « Very clean and comfy hotel, perfect for a few day visit to Davis. »

    Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visiting my girlfriend who is a student at Davis. The bed was very comfortable, ample closet space left room for all my clothing, and a clean and bright bathroom was very inviting and comfortable. The water pressure was nice and the shower and tub were large enough to relax after a long day. The one and only issue I had was the temperature of the room. My thermostat did not work and i had to rely on the Ac unit by a window to cool the room. Overall, did not matter too much, but it did take longer than average to cool off the room to a comfortable temperature. Overall, very enjoyable and comfortable stay when visiting the area, for a very reasonable and affordable price!

    5
    « Great Place to stay in the heart of Davis »

    Great Room, Great Staff, Great Location! My 13 year old couldn't believe all of the "free stuff" in the room: body wash, razor and shaving cream, toothbrushes and tooth paste etc...The room was very spacious and comfortable. We'll be staying there again.

    5
    « Fabulous Room, Friendly Staff, Great Coffee! »

    I wish we were staying longer than 1 night as the room was fabulous. Had a huge balcony with a seating arrangement where I would have loved to drink my morning coffee. But the room was spacious, comfy bed, robes, slippers, lighted mirror, every little thing you could need including toothbrush and toothpaste. Shower, separate jacuzzi tub, and wifi. The Keurig machine was a hit with all of us too. Super nice and helpful staff. We will definitely be back!

    4
    « Small town »

    Great place to stay, centrally located in town. Had a function in Winters, CA. Only thing that could have made this better was the tree outside the bedroom window. It would have allowed for some air flow!

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Our room was nice although the air conditioning only worked in the front room and not in the bedroom. It was a little uncomfortable to sleep because it was pretty warm. The staff had excellent customer skills and really helpful.

    5
    « Upscale and Great Location »

    The Best Western Palm Court is centrally located in downtown Davis and is within a reasonable walking distance to the university. The rooms are spacious and lovely as are the bathrooms. Parking is underneath the hotel - no small item in Davis where parking can be difficult to find. The area is filled with restaurants and shops of every sort. Staff is excellent and the place is well managed.

    5
    « Best in Davis! »

    My favorite place to stay whenever I'm in Davis. It's central, the staff is kind and helpful, the rooms are spacious and inviting, and the lobby and garden wall is just beautiful. The hotel went through a major renovation last year and now it is on it's own level in Davis. I love the bright bathroom mirrors and that there's a gym downstairs too. I highly recommend checking them out!

    5
    « All around great for UC Davis visit »

    Perfect suite hotel for a stay in Davis regardless of reason, but especially for events associated with the university. Great dining, and bar on site. Close to all downtown services, dining and entertainment. Walking distance to events at university.

    4
    « Centrally located in Downtown Davis »

    Hotel is very nice; room was modern. Loved being so close to the Saturday Farmer's Market and all the restaurants in Downtown Davis, Nice touch that coffee was always available in the lobby. The only downside was that the underground parking was not adequate for the size of the hotel; finding parking during the day is difficult but not a problem at night.

    5
    « Excellent »

    There is not a lot to add to the many great reviews on this hotel. We were welcomed by Sean at reception who although we were a couple of hours early for check in went ahead and did so. During our short stay he was helpful with local information and sites worth seeing. The hotel has apparently undergone a fairly recent renovation and is tastefully decorated. Our room consisted of a sitting area with large screen TV, bathroom with vanity area and good selection of toiletries then through to bedroom also with large screen TV. All linen and towels were clean and fresh. The location is perfect with the option of eating in the hotel or the many restaurants within easy walking distance. The AC in the room was pretty loud but personally did not find the room too hot when I switched it off overnight. For those who need the AC, earplugs are supplied bedside. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    if you are skeptical of best western hotels have no fear this place it great, excellent staff great rooms and right in the Hart of downtown Davis. the attached bar/Restaurant has an excellent black-been burger

    5
    « A hotel that all other Best Westerns hope to be »

    This hotel is in a perfect location to walk to all areas of downtown Davis. The rooms are clean, up to date and modern. The only negative is that breakfast is not included. The staff are some of the best in the industry. Helpful, pleasant and engaging. Excellent stay!

    5
    « outstanding staff »

    Alexis at the front desk provide a superior level of customer service. Room was nice, clean and well equipped. Wifi is provided free. My room was much larger than the standard room which would have been good for small business meetings. My room was a rear of hotel and did not have a view. I

    5
    « Excellent Accommodations »

    The hotel is excellent, clean in all respects, beautiful, with all friendly and polite people taking care of all guests. Parking is convenient, underground, with an elevator from the garage to upper, (second) floor. We like the convenient location in the center of the town.

    5
    « A great stay »

    I love the Palm Court. It is a quiet and relaxing place in the heart of Davis. I just spent a week there. The rooms are large and comfortable. Service is great. The adjacent restaurant is outstanding. I hope to be back soon.

    5
    « Comfy beds, bath, and beyond! »

    Wonderful room with a super comfortable bed! the pull out was room fro my 2 kids and the bathroom was large enough to dance in! Location is perfect in the heart of downtown Davis. The staff is super friendly and helpful! The complimentary Starbucks coffee in the lobby is Great too! Thank you for the clean and soft stay!

    5
    « Comfy, elegant in Downtown Davis »

    Comfortable and elegant hotel in the heart of downtown Davis. Easy access to restaurants, shopping, bars and the UC Davis campus. Newly renovated, spacious rooms. Breakfast not included, but with so many restaurants within walking distance, it's difficult to choose where to eat.

    4
    « Close to Cal-Davis campus »

    We got a King jacuzzi suite. It was perfect for my husband and I and two teenage daughters had the sofa bed in the living room. Large jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Keurig and coffee as well as a number of bathroom amenities. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, all were good quality. Very comfortable master king bed. It had a deck with two chairs. No view though. There are two restaurants connected to the hotel. One we had drinks at in the evening. The other we had breakfast at. Very handy.

    5
    « Great location, helpful staff »

    We (my husband, two young daughters, and I) stayed for two nights at the Palm Court. We were incredibly pleased with the hotel. The room set-up was ideal for a family because our daughters were able to stay in the main room while we stayed in the bedroom. The staff was very helpful, as well. We loved the location of the hotel, too. We were able to park our car and walk everywhere we wanted to go.

    4
    « Unique place »

    This is an interesting hotel, definitely a departure from the typical chain hotel layout. It's located downtown, easy walking distance from numerous restaurants and shops. Renovations are nearly complete, and most areas look sharp. The hotel has character, with an odd layout/design and seemingly unfinished details to be found in common areas as well as in the room. I had a good stay and enjoyed the property, the bed was comfortable, parking was easy, the amenities were from Bath & Body Works. Be aware that unlike most Best Western properties, there is no complimentary breakfast at this hotel.

  • 5
    « Nice place »

    The first time I ever stay there. I was really satisfied with the service and I love the room. Nice place to stay. I love the property the service and the whole building. I'm planning to stay there in the near future

    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.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·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.