“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”
I arrived in Davis at almost 1am Friday. The drive took an extra two hours due to two major car accidents on the 5 Freeway. Just so thankful we made it in one piece.
The Hallmark Inn is a lovely boutique style hotel set right smack in the heart of old downtown Davis. The area is surrounded by great eateries and shopping. So much more different from Southern, California. Northern California feels more like you’re on the east coast, especially this time of year while the tree leaves are beginning to turn color for fall.
The Hallmark lobby and my room were exactly as they had advertised. At first I was a bit concerned when I heard the Amtrak train come through town in the early morning hours, but I actually enjoy the sound of a train so it doesn’t bother me.
The Inn has a great selection for breakfast, which is complimentary each day from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Also, was happy to see they offer smoothies on their breakfast fare.
The staff at the Hallmark were friendly, helpful and extremely accommodating. What I really appreciated was the underground parking and no extra charges on the bill like other comparable hotels.
The first day in Davis was extremely relaxing and I enjoyed all the great food and shopping. The weather was a perfect mid 70 degrees, which I like. My son stopped by later in the day to enjoy the pool and exercise room with me.
Saturday we plan to visit the Bicycle Museum just two short blocks up the street as well as the wonderful farmers market they offer every Saturday morning right across the street from the Hallmark Inn.