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The Darling Hotel

Visalia’s Centerpiece

Inspired by the past, reimagined for you. Welcome to The Darling Hotel, located in the heart of California's Central Valley. Formerly the Tulare County Courthouse Annex, The Darling brings new life to an iconic landmark in the town of Visalia.


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What Sets Us Apart Historic Setting

Originally built in 1935 as the Tulare County Courthouse Annex, the property was completely reimagined in 2020 as a boutique hotel. Combining the timeless elegance of its original Art Deco design with the modern conveniences you crave, The Darling is Visalia's go-to hotel destination.

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What Sets Us Apart Central Location

Located about an hour from Fresno in downtown Visalia, The Darling Hotel places you in easy driving distance to some of California's most famous parks. Make The Darling your home base and experience the world-famous Sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park or Kings Canyon National Park. 

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What Sets Us Apart Rooftop Dining

Savor seasonal, locally grown ingredients blended to celebrate Central California at Elderwood, Visalia’s only rooftop restaurant and lounge. Plus, enjoy an expansive cocktail menu featuring one-of-a-kind creations by our in-house mixologists. 

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What Sets Us Apart Poolside Oasis

Relax and unwind in The Darling's very own poolside oasis, open year-round. The pool is heated, making our poolside terrace the ideal setting for both summer gatherings and steamy winter dips.

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What Sets Us Apart Authentic Hospitality

At The Darling, our guests are considered family. When you stay at the hotel, you can expect courteous and attentive service that makes you feel welcome and cared for from the moment you arrive onsite. 

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Refined Rooms

Our 32 rooms and suites combine the building's original Art Deco style with modern-day hotel amenities. From plush bedding and linens to designer furnishings, each element plays a role in creating a boutique space for your hotel stay.

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Rooftop Dining

Share flavorful bites over handcrafted cocktails at our lively rooftop restaurant and lounge. Whether you're gazing out over the valley below or marveling at the mountain peaks in the distance, Elderwood's dining experience is nothing short of stunning.

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Celebrate in Style

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Special Events

Plan a birthday celebration poolside, anniversary dinner on the rooftop, or team meeting in the conference room at The Darling.

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Celebrate life’s most important moments with friends and family in a setting that inspires joy. We can't wait to be part of your wedding day.

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Sequoia National Park
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Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Gateway to the Sequoias

Centrally located in Visalia, The Darling Hotel places you within easy distance to unrivaled adventure. Visit the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world, admire granite monoliths and waterfalls, or spend a day hiking, biking or picnicking in California's renown national parks. 


Explore this vibrant city with a thriving arts and culture scene, historic landmarks, and stunning natural beauty less than an hour away.

Sequoia National Park

A majestic destination, this national park offers a breathtaking display of giant sequoia trees and granite cliffs in pristine wilderness.

Kings Canyon National Park

Explore this hidden gem with stunning natural beauty and endless outdoor adventure across deep canyons, alpine lakes, and pristine forests.

Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, and camping by the park's iconic landmarks at this world-renowned destination.

Gateway to the Sequoias

Plan an unrivaled adventure within the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world, admire granite monoliths and waterfalls that tower above the land, and get your heart racing while hiking, biking, and paddling down scenic waterways in the nearby national parks.

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