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180 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I had a friend stay here before Christmas and loved the ambiance and décor. They even made breakfast for me too. It was a delicious gourmet breakfast. Much more than we expected. The room had a sun porch, which we talked nearly all night long. There was a swing on the porch, outside also. You had run of the house... More 

Thank betsybubbles
Lake Tahoe
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We travel quite extensively and always prefer to stay out of hotels if at all possible. B and B's have always been quite the treat, usually worth the increased rate...not this time. We booked directly with the B and B, paid $180 a night. It's in a great location, walking distance to downtown. We arrived and the Innkeeper previously mentioned... More 

8 Thank BlueBuka
Rialto, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

The home was quaint, however the floors were so squeaky! got up to use the restroom and was worried I woke up the whole house. Could not figure out how to use the TV in the room. After no success there, then tried to get on my laptop to do some surfing and no success logging in! needed a password...hello... More 

10 Thank QueenieA
Riverside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

I was very much looking forward to a stay at Ben Maddox because of the historical value of a home built in 1876. It was also my very first B&B experience and I was thrilled to finally try it. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the Innkeeper Lucy and brought a bottle of wine (I was thrilled). She said she... More 

7 Thank ARB1980
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

The upstairs bedroom was HORRIBLE. Nice living room though

3 Thank Finbin
Surrey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My husband and I stayed here for an overnight stop on the way to Yosemite. We had picked the Ben Maddox House based on positive reviews and attractive photos, so the reality was disappointing. I can only assume that other visitors were charmed by Lucy and so turned a blind eye to the actual state of the B&B. First of... More 

4 Thank Northfields
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

On our honeymoon and from the UK, this was a real lucky choice. The house was full of history, antiques and oodles of charm. Lucy the host was also full of charm, Irish charm that is, her warmth pervaded the whole house and she treated us to Champagne , strawberries in chocolate, lovely wines and the most incredible breakfasts. Definitely... More 

1 Thank vickster1950
Dublin, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Purchased a B&B package through living social. Were very excited to stay here based on lovely pictures and amenities listed. Once we arrived we were instructed that we would not be staying in the house, but in a cottage on the grounds. The Inn keeper/owner did not have a key for us...we waited for quite some time..hours. Thought we would... More 

4 Thank shastadaisy2137
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2011

Hubby and I needed a change of scenery and Groupon had a two-night deal for the Ben Maddox B&B, only about 2 hours from our home. We've stayed in several B&B's in Texas, New York and California and have had good experiences. We reserved the Ben Maddox Room, the only one with a king-size bed and arrived in the late... More 

1 Thank LoveBandBCalifornia
Modesto, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Our family gathered at the Ben Maddox house for a two night stay for some "Family Time".. We came from both ends of California and were welcomed by Lucy and her staff upon our arrival with smiles and open arms. We immediately felt at home - the longer we stayed, the less we wanted to leave! Our breakfasts on Sat... More 

2 Thank lgm1228

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  • Free Breakfast
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Ben Maddox House

Address: 601 N. Encina St., Visalia, CA 93291
Region: United States > California > Visalia
Price Range: RM335 - RM380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ben Maddox House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ben Maddox House Hotel Visalia
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“The room with sun porch is charming.”
 of 5 bubbles betsybubbles, 3 May 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in the Rose Room”
 of 5 bubbles BlueBuka, 18 Apr 2012 | Read review
“We paid $80 more of the Rose room which isn’t that much bigger or different in quality than the others. The other rooms are sufficient.”
 of 5 bubbles ARB1980, 18 Aug 2011 | Read review
“clean and very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles vickster1950, 18 Jul 2011 | Read review
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