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los angeles,ca.
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A lovely stay in October. I was traveling solo and was pleased when I pulled into the driveway and saw this Victorian home. It's period inside and out; the gardens provided plenty of room to sit and admire them. The home is a period home not a re-do so expect some creaky floors and doors that may stick due to... More 

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174 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had been wanting to stay at a B & B in Ferndale for some time and was glad I chose Shaw House. It is a historic B & B on Main Street within easy strolling distance from the downtown area of shops and restaurants. It is tastefully decorated in period decor - not overdone. I had a clean and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Overnight stay in this lovely and clean B&B. Stairs to rooms are very steep and bathrooms have clawfoot tubs. Very quiet & wonderful library/sitting room. Beautiful gardens and plenty of parking. Tea & homemade cookies on arrival & breakfast at 8 AM. Charming town and close to beach.

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Eureka, California
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38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I came to Ferndale for the finale of the Kinetic Art Race. Even though I do not live far away I thought it best to get a room for the evening. Despite a few bad reviews, I chose the Shaw House Inn and I'm glad I did. Check in went very smoothly even though there were internet problems and i... More 

Thank Nina S
Bend, Oregon
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127 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Booked a room here through hotels.com and we were working in the area so I called in the early afternoon to let them know we would be arriving a little late only to be told "Oh no! You can't have that room, I already rented it to someone else and I'm going to reject your reservation" After I already had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Accidentally overslept after a terrible night sleep in a very uncomfortable bed. The owner woke us up by banging angrily on the door and curtly informed us we had 15 minutes to be out of her house. I have never experienced such rudeness from someone who works in the hospitality industry. The house was tired and old.When visiting the bathroom... More 

2 Thank ARBJSS
Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Built by Ferndale's founder, this 1850s house has good bones but is a bit shabby. Set back from the road in an overgrown, old-fashioned garden, it was covered with cobwebs outside and a riot of patterns in. We'd reserved the master bedroom, which had a wonderful wood-panelled ceiling with lots of angles and a private bath that was less charming... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is a very nice B&B. Ferndale itself is frozen in time in the late 1880s and this place lets you stay in a charming period place from that era. A few reviews have mentioned that some maintenance and refreshing is needed, and yes, we would agree, but there was nothing to take away from the nice experience. If you... More 

Thank professor-type
Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Shaw House is tired, worn and badly in need of renovation. My room was small and, as I said, badly in need of renovation. The bath was dated and, although dedicated for my use, was located down a hallway and not even close to my room. Also, the bath had no overhead shower, hand held only. Ferndale has many... More 

3 Thank dreynolds9
Davis, California
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140 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is a Victorian home, the one that actually started Ferndale. Originally Shaw built his home to start Ferndale, and to make it a town it was originally also the local court house and post office. Now there's wonderful old rooms with original antique furniture. The Inn Keeper makes a nice breakfast and has snacks during the day. One thing... More 

1 Thank Low_Hertz

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Additional Information about Shaw House

Address: 703 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Ferndale
Price Range: $206 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shaw House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“not all rooms are en suite. Choose wisely”
  • garden view
  • garden view
  • one of the sitting rooms
  • front view of Shaw House
  • garden view
 of 5 bubbles Travel_Gigi, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want a television, be sure to ask for one. Wi-fi is iffy but then you didn't come here to update your stock portfolio did you?”
 of 5 bubbles ninas663, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“We recommend the Isabella room, in the back, as it was very quiet and nobody above.”
 of 5 bubbles professor-type, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Check online prior to booking to understand the layout”
 of 5 bubbles 135russv, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Each room has its own charm. See their website for detailed photos and descriptions of the Shaw Inn rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JanM362, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
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