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Valley Ford Hotel

3.5-star inn in Petaluma with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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8.4.Very good.
  • We absolutely adored our stay at Valley Ford Hotel. Located in the heart of Tomales Bay…

    Aug 20, 2020

  • loved the area. Fire delayed our arrival by several hours and on premise management had…

    Aug 18, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Doran Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Potter Schoolhouse - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Wild Flour Organic Gardens - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Tomales Town Hall - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Tomales City Park - 6.7 mi / 10.9 km
  • Tomales Regional History Center - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed


  • Doran Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Potter Schoolhouse - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Wild Flour Organic Gardens - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

What’s around


  • Doran Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Potter Schoolhouse - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Wild Flour Organic Gardens - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Tomales Town Hall - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Tomales City Park - 6.7 mi / 10.9 km
  • Tomales Regional History Center - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Bodega Harbour Golf Links - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Links at Bodega Harbour - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Bodega Harbour - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Dillon Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 91 min drive
  • Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County) - 34 min drive

At a glance


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Year Built - 1864
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rocker Oysterfellers - This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine and serves brunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Valley Ford Hotel
  • Valley Ford Hotel Petaluma
  • Inn Valley Ford Hotel Petaluma
  • Petaluma Valley Ford Hotel Inn
  • Inn Valley Ford Hotel
  • Valley Ford Petaluma
  • Valley Ford
  • Valley Ford Hotel Inn
  • Valley Ford Hotel Petaluma
  • Valley Ford Hotel Inn Petaluma

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Valley Ford Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Rocker Oysterfellers offers alfresco dining and southern cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Colleen's Coffee Shop (4.1 mi), Stormy's Spirits & Supper (4.5 mi), and Wild Flour Bread (4.5 mi).
  • No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Graton Resort and Casino (25-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Not for young people, not hospitable

    this place is just okay. we stayed for the weekend because of the close proximity to the coast. Just an fyi before you go, this place has no AC. Not their fault but we did not realize this before we booked. My advice to VFH would be to add an extra fan in the room. There wasn’t much to do in Valley Ford, and the environment of the whole town wasn’t super welcoming. When we arrived we spoke to 2 people who were super nice, but seemed like a chance encounter and were never around any other employees after that. The room was okay. Decorated kinda plainly but fit the theme of the hotel. On our last day, we had to take a cold shower as well. They might not have a large water heater but that’s something we think they should’ve disclosed. No breakfast, understandable because of COVID. The restaurant was an hour wait to eat, so we didn’t get the chance to try it. Definitely not a hotel or b and b, more like renting a room. Not the best spot for young people, can see the appeal for older crowds.

    2 night trip, Aug 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    very quaint. nice clean room. no tv or stairs. continental breakfast was good. owners were very nice. the hot water gets very hot so be careful.

    kim, 1 night family trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    As one from the East Coast I was pleasantly surprised to see a copy of the New York Times by the breakfast coffee machine.

    1 night family trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Best location for us on this trip. Did the trick for us.

    2 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    We could not get anyone to answer the phone to find out how to get there. On the answering machine it says they’re closed on Wednesdays. Our reservation was for Wednesday night. We gave your phone number on the answering machine no one ever called us back. The directions are confusing with GPS and we needed to speak with someone. Very disappointed. They have my credit card number and my money, I’m calling to have the charge dropped. Horrible

    1 night family trip, Sep 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charming place. Loved the food and atmosphere and staff

    1 night trip, Aug 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Warm feeling when staying here. Like Grandma’s house. I would stay again. The negative reviews come from folks who lacked a closeness to grandparents.

    1 night trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Some of the choices I made might seem worse than it really was. Place was fine :) We actually had a good stay but after a super long drive along PCH Hwy 1 I just wanted a beer or two and found out Bar is only open on Sat and there’s not place to eat after 7 anywhere in the area 15 miles away from Bodega Bay. We had to drive into town for dinner so I couldn’t even have a beer bcz I had to drive back. No one was there to check us in. Our key was in an envelope before 7 pm. No one was on property if we’d had any needs. Luckily we were too tired to care :) It definitely is more like an AirBnB than a hotel. Surprising it’s even listed on Expedia ...but it was actually fine is guess. If you’re looking for service and places to eat after 7 pm, this is not your place. Everything in town is closed. Breakfast place across the street was awesome next morning. All food supplied by local farms. Delicious. Cozy. Not sure if I’d stay here again but it was fine. Some would say charming and private but that just means nothing to do ;) Sorry, it was ok tho. Truly. Just a bit weird that we saw no staff at all the whole time we were there.

    Beerz, 1 night family trip, Jul 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely little inn. On a busy road but easy to tune out. Room was clean & comfortable. Would stay here again!

    2 night romance trip, Jun 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very quiet. Nice to be in a small town. Close to ocean. We had our motorcycle with us and area was perfect for riding. Not used to town closing at 9p coming from a 24 hour city. Loved the atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

    3 night romance trip, Jun 26, 2019

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