Inspired by the past. Reimagined for you.
Situated in the heart of downtown Visalia, the former Tulare County courthouse annex has been reimagined and redesigned to the tastes and sensibilities of the modern era. Given new life, the boutique hotel hosts tastefully designed accommodations, open spaces for guests or planned events, and is crowned with a rooftop restaurant and lounge. Guests and patrons can enjoy panoramic views of the Sierra Nevadas and the quaint downtown while enjoying a cocktail or meal. The Darling is wrapped in the decadence and grandeur of the 1930’s, yet still offers the small-town courtesy and charms of the Central Valley.
Stay with Us
Each of our rooms and suites take inspiration from the Art Deco period and are complemented with the plush furnishings and modern amenities you’ve come to expect from a boutique hotel stay.
A Piece of History
The Darling Hotel has a rich local history with Visalia’s past. Initially built as an annex to the Tulare County Courthouse in 1935, the building occupied the part of the then downtown area known as Courthouse Square. Once a bustling nexus of commerce, justice, and entertainment for the people of Tulare County, the Square gradually fell into ruin and disrepair, eventually being abandoned in the latter years of the 20th century. Yet, seeing the promise of the structure, a group of local investors began the task of rehabilitating the property to its former grandeur, and through this project, The Darling Hotel was born and a piece of local history restored