A boutique hotel inspired by the past. Reimagined for you.
The Darling Hotel in the heart of downtown Visalia — about 45 minutes from Sequoia National Park and within easy walking distance of the Visalia Convention Center — is a boutique hotel rising anew from the abandoned former Tulare County courthouse annex. The stately building has been faithfully restored, but also reimagined and redesigned to accommodate the tastes, sensibilities, and comforts of the 21st Century patron. At the Darling Hotel you will find tastefully designed room accommodations, open spaces, and larger rooms for special occasions. The Darling is crowned with a rooftop restaurant and lounge. Picture yourself enjoying a meal or cocktails while taking in a panoramic view of the Sierra Nevadas or looking down at the vibrant nightlife of downtown Visalia. The Darling Hotel shows off the sleek, stylized beauty of the 1930s Art Deco period, yet it still offers the small-town warmth, 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