hotels with a view in Windsor, CA

1. Holiday Inn Express Windsor Sonoma Wine Country, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this relaxed hotel in Sonoma Wine Country is 3 miles from both Sonoma County Airport and the Russian River.Laid-back rooms offer flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and desks, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have balconies with countryside views. Suites feature separate living rooms and whirlpool tubs.Continental breakfast and parking are free. There’s a fitness room, a business center and an outdoor pool, plus coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 10 min drive to Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates
  • 8 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Biggest Little Radio

Our family were brought back to Windsor for unforeseen circumstances but we have nothing but great things to say about staying here The welcome & hospitality we received from front desk representative Benjamin to the hospitable fruit & water on every floor as we headed to our room, to the comfort & cleanliness of our stay, to the professional & very hospitable service by Matt (the overnight gentleman) whom ensured we received the extra items we requested to complete the comfort of our stay, & to wrap things up… the delicious & fulfilling complimentary breakfast our family enjoyed before having to checkout Had we been able to have stayed longer, with the appreciated late checkout we were granted, we would’ve been able to enjoy our stay longer

It’s definitely not the last for our family & we look forward to our very soon return Thank you Ben & Matt for your genuine hospitality- The Rodriguez Family 😊

Denitrius Waite

This is a great hotel!Friendly, helpful staff Clean facilities Clean pool, spa, and sauna

The breakfast is pretty good I love that it is in walking distance for reataunts, grocery store, and more!See you next time Holiday Inn Express Windsor!

2. WorldMark Windsor (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1251 Shiloh Rd, Windsor, CA 95492
  • Phone: (707) 836-2420
  • Ratings: 4.5 (1432 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : WorldMark Windsor
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key condos with kitchens & terraces in an unfussy property offering 4 outdoor pools & a gym.

About this hotel

A mile from Highway 101, this relaxed resort is 7 miles from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and 11 miles from Safari West wildlife preserve.The straightforward 1- to 3-bedroom condos feature kitchens and dining areas, plus living rooms with cable TV, DVD players and fireplaces. All also have washer/dryers, and terraces with BBQs. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a fitness room, 2 outdoor pools and 2 kids’ pools, as well as 4 hot tubs and a spa. There’s also a playground, a game room and a sports court.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates
  • 4 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “golf courses” 11 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Colleen Choi

We have access to the timeshare, so our experience may be different than other guests Rooms were great, we got 2 bedroom with twin Plenty of room for family of 5

Very clean, big bathrooms Great service, friendly concierge Many pools and kiddy pools are great for little ones Super fun recreational area for kids Will come back again!

Angela Vine

Great place to relax and explore the area 2 pool areas, one very large with a kid pool & spa, another a little smaller if you like it more quiet, and 2 more hot tubs around the property Shuffle board, basketball, large grass area for volleyball etc

We have stayed here several times since 2014 It seemed brand new then, but this trip, although still very clean & totally comfy- It is starting to shower show some wear If I hadn’t seen it so new, I doubt I’d have that feedback But, the mattresses are pretty warn in and the carpeting could use replacing (Cleaning is no longer cutting it)Close to wineries, restaurants grocery and the oven We did a tour of some redwoods and the Bodega Bay headlands hike and all were an easy drive Also ventured into San Francisco & loved the SF science academy -WORTH IT and again easy commuteI say this every time we come here- when we look the property is often available for whenever we want to stay and that always surprises me, because it is the perfect spot

Doug Rockey

This is mostly a time share, but also rents out rooms like a hotel Rooms are basically small apartments, with kitchens, bath, living area, 1,2,or,3 bedrooms, balcony or patio Well equipped with all kitchen appliances, dishware, utensils, gas BBQ etc

Has pools, spas, tennis, basketball, and of course, a golf course next door Well maintained and clean Better than average furnishings Nice sheets and towels Will return

3. Bella Villa Messina

  • Address: 316 Burgundy Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Phone: (707) 433-6655
  • Ratings: 4.9 (33 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Bella Villa Messina
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined rooms with antiques in an upscale B&B set in a Tuscan-style villa offering free breakfast.

About this hotel

Occupying a Tuscan-style villa, this upscale B&B is 1.5 miles from Highway 101 and 2.5 miles from downtown Healdsburg.The 5 refined, traditional rooms are individually decorated and feature antiques and artworks, as well as jetted tubs. They also come with TVs and free WiFi. Some rooms have fireplaces and private decks with views.Breakfast is complimentary, as is an evening wine hour. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Simi Winery
  • 17 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Gossett

I have to say my wife and I lucked out when we booked with Jerry at Bella Villa Messina, it was the absolute finest stay I have had in a bed and breakfast ever Jerry is the quintessential host, knows the wine region in that area quite well, and every recommendation he had for a wine tasting was superb We were treated like royalty at Bella Villa messina, and when we mentioned his name at every wine tasting, we were treated like royalty there as well! If there were six stars available as a rating he would get that! We will definitely be repeat customers

Jennifer Schwam

We had a wonderful weekend at Bella Villa Messina The rooms are cozy, the views are breathtaking, and the company was excellentJerry’s warm hospitality is one of a kind, and the breakfast was delicious

I’d highly recommend staying here for a nice romantic getaway

Allison Gibson

*couples alert*Where do I begin? Villa Bella Messina was PERFECT! From breakfest to happy hour My husband and I are from Flordia We always wanted to go to Sonoma Valley, I landed up reading about Healdsburg ( which is in Sonoma valley) and stumbled along about villa bella Messina

And wow I was so happy I picked this place Jerry is the absolute best and makes you feel right at home I wanted a local experience and that’s what I got Jerry knows everyone, and gives the best suggestions Also, he will give you a map and plan out where to go/ eat at as well His doggies rosealee and Maria are so cute His place is also on a hill and has the best views, and is about 5 minutes into town as well It was the best vacation, and it’s to him and his bnb Thanks again Jerry!

4. Flamingo Resort (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
  • Phone: (707) 545-8530
  • Ratings: 4.1 (1685 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Flamingo Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed rooms in a historic 1950s resort hotel offering an outdoor pool, a nightclub & restaurants.

About this hotel

Built in the 1950s, this historic, family-run resort hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Montgomery Village Shopping Center, 3.6 miles from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and 9 miles from the wineries of the Russian River Valley.The relaxed rooms have minifridges and coffeemakers, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (surcharge). Upgraded rooms and suites provide additional living space and pull-out sofas. Room service is available.Amenities include event and meeting space, restaurants, and a vibrant nightclub offering live bands and salsa dancing. There’s also an outdoor pool and a spa, and a fee provides access to the adjacent health club.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean and updated
  • 7 min drive to the Museums of Sonoma County
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “dances” 28 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Monet Shepherd

This hotel is fantastic I love the update retro decor The room was clean, the bed was really comfortable and loved all the pillows to sink into

The staff was really friendly and it is in a great location I loved the water machines and they offer GOOD coffee in the mornings Will definitely stay here again when in the area and look forward to checking out the heated pool as others seemed to be enjoying

Teresa Sedano

1960’s Las Vegas time warp, with a dose of kitschy mixed in That being said this resort atmosphere is not for everyone, especially if you’re looking for a quiet romantic stay When we arrived, there were long lines in the lobby and I felt like I was at a convention

Turned out there were a couple of big events going on that day a memorial service at one end of the building and a loud reunion outside their huge swimming and lounges area We were told the events would end soon, but in reality the reunion party continued on through the night The best part of our stay was at the restaurant Delicious food and service was excellent Somehow it felt separate from all the craziness going on about us A huge pool surrounded by lounge chairs with maximum capacity people sitting on the chairs, as well as splashing in the pool After dinner I asked where the jacuzzi was, and a friendly staff managing towel service directed me past a large Alice in Wonderland gray chair with a flamingo painted on it Unfortunately, the jacuzzi too was at maximum capacity So we opted to head to our room There was no number on the door to our room, which was puzzling to say the least, and we ended up having to walk all the way around the resort to find our way in The room was spartan, like a monk’s cell, and a table but no chairs Bottom line is sadly, this resort was not worth the price we paid

Coco O

The room is not updated 100% They upgraded the bathroom, room partition, bedding linens The doors, wall, baseboard, and carpet were aged

The pool area is nice with 3ft-9th pool Kids enjoyed the pool a lot I waited forever for the server to take my order, but never came Other servers came by and told me a few times that my server will come She never did I ended up going to the bar and ordered coffee to go instead of having a full breakfast No pool towels between 9pm-10pm Pool closes at 10pm so I asked for some towels only to never come Walked back to my room soak and dripping ☹️ I don’t think I’ll be back

5. Hotel E

  • Address: 37 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Phone: (707) 481-3750
  • Ratings: 4.5 (141 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel E
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Polished rooms with free Wi-Fi in a sophisticated hotel offering a courtyard & a lobby wine bar.

About this hotel

Across from the Old Courthouse Square, a leafy public plaza, this sophisticated hotel is 2 miles from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and less than a mile from Highway 101.Polished rooms, some with square views, provide complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries, as well as minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers and safes. Room service is available.There’s a courtyard and a lobby wine bar. Valet parking and event space are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Museums of Sonoma County and the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
  • 11 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the lobby bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jennifer Sheldon

This hotel was very beautiful! The bed and pillows were comfortable, the bathroom was a good size It’s not a huge room, but it didn’t need to be, we weren’t spending all of our time in there! But plenty of room for 2 people to get ready for a weddingThe staff was top notch!! I have traveled all over and this staff was very friendly, and went above and beyond for us many times

They gave us wonderful recommendations on places to visit, places to eat, and even helped us with booking a wine tasting for a large group I couldn’t have been happier


This place is wonderful The employees who work here are very welcoming Our toiletries were stolen on our way to the hotel and the staff (Aaron, Tiffeny and Lisa) were so accommodating with whatever travel items they had to give us

They made us feel at home, made us laugh and cheered us up after a bad situation The room was very clean, well maintained and charming The bed and pillows were comfy The hotel is situated right in the downtown area, so you could walk to the brewery (I recommend Russian River) at night and breakfast spots in the morning (I recommend Land & Water) Next time I’m in the area, I’ll definitely be staying here!

meghan green

Walking in to this hotel is a little confusing as the entry doors take you to a set of stairs and the real lobby is off to the right which also acts as the bar When we got into the room the first thing I noticed was how small it was I stayed in a corner room on the 4th floor

There was plenty of light and windows and the room was very clean and updated/modern The shower was fantastic but I could live without the window in there Really comfortable bed and good air conditioning It was very loud however due to the location of the building But with that location comes great shopping and food right outside I enjoyed this little transformed courthouse

6. Guerneville Lodge (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 15905 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Phone: (707) 869-0102
  • Ratings: 4.3 (137 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Guerneville Lodge
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Understated rooms in a serene riverfront property offering a wood deck with a hot tub.

About this hotel

Surrounded by trees along the Russian River, this tranquil lodge with gardens is 3 miles from both Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Korbel California Champagne winery.Featuring wood floors and dark-wood furnishings, the unpretentious rooms offer private bathrooms; some have river-views. A suite adds a kitchenette and a river-view balcony.There’s a furnished wood deck with a hot tub and garden views, and a campsite is also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min walk to Johnson’s Beach
  • Guests mentioned “campsites” 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Travis Bernard

Absolutely gorgeous place with rustic charm A beautiful and charming lodge with a gracious host to match Ample parking and then a gorgeous elevated walkway up to the redwood log cabin

A big beautiful porch over looks the vast property Inside a large live edge dining table, an alluring library, a grand fireplace, a monumental mantle, and a fluffy couch to sink into The lodge is nestled in the perfect spot on the Russian River, this time of year the water was pleasant and full of steelhead trout, cranes, and ducks Dorthy the host is a beautiful soul and a pleasure to chat with She made us the most delicious French toast breakfast Sunday with scrumptious and fluffy scrambled eggs, the best strawberries I’ve ever had, orange juice, coffee, cinnamon bread, and more! My stay here wasn’t just pleasant, it’s was soul healing

Dan Sawran

I hate to leave a bad review of a small business but it’s mostly so that the owner can improve his business There is some good, some bad to this hotel so I’ll try to be fairIt should be noted that this is not a dog friendly hotel

He does offer one pet friendly room but you need to call the hotel to book this room Be aware that third party sites mistakenly call this a ‘pet friendly hotel’ It is not This isn’t the owners fault but he should try to make this much more obvious on his websiteBe aware that this is not a quiet place to stay The road noise is very loud Also, if you are staying in the hotel the itself (not camping on the grounds) you will hear everything from people walking around in their rooms, to people checking in at all hours of the night, to drunken guests loudly shouting in the common areasThe beds are not comfortable They are old and really could be upgradedDuring fire season I was shocked to see multiple open fires in the camping grounds I’m assuming this is legal because it’s private property but still seems pretty irresponsible Never mind the fact that it already smelled like smoke when I was there but it made the air quality even worseHowever, the grounds itself are nice and there are plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied The river is right there so if you want to take a canoe or kayak out, you canThe location is hard to beat as well You are within easy walking distance to town but be aware that the road can be a little busy and the sidewalks aren’t really that largeThe hotel does supply groceries and access to a full kitchen, which is great

7. Dawn Ranch (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 16467 CA-116, Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Phone: (707) 869-0656
  • Ratings: 4.1 (145 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Dawn Ranch
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm cabins & cottages in a cozy, ranch-style riverfront lodge from 1905 offering rustic dining.

About this hotel

Set on 15 acres on the banks of Russian River, this cozy, ranch-style lodge dates from 1905. It’s 3.1 miles from Northwood Golf Course.The warm, relaxed TV-free cabins and cottages have Wi-Fi access and offer pool, creek or woodland views. Unique features in some units include sitting areas, fireplaces and wet bars, plus decks, patios or porches.Amenities include woodlands and an orchard. There’s also a bar, a rustic restaurant with a dining terrace, and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min walk to Johnson’s Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily Kager

We may be biased, but in our opinion Dawn Ranch is the best wedding venue out there Dawn Ranch is a beautifully recently renovated property with modern and updated cabins for all your guests We were so lucky to find them newly reopened with availability

It was exactly what we were looking for – somewhere were all our family could gather together for the entire weekend The staff was amazing and went above and beyond – especially Susan their on-site coordinator They were very responsive and organized and the weekend of, everything went smoothly and was ready and executed to perfection We felt very special and loved every minute We will definitely be returning for special events and anniversaries and feel so lucky to have found them!

Anant Sanchetee

This place is blissful I visited the resort last week with my partner and it felt like being transported to a peaceful haven The living accommodations are great (esp the fellow kettle, in-room pour over coffee, quality linen), food menu is straightforward and perfect, and the staff is so helpful

Apart from a serene visit, I’m going to recommend it to my corporate teams as a quintessential destination for offsite or retreats They’re in the process of setting up their own veggie garden, yoga space, and spa Can’t wait to be back

Kenya Ramirez

This spot was beautiful! Walking distance to many restaurants and shops in town We had the Sycamore cabin The cabin design is beautiful! Very minimal and neutral tones with quality appliances (mini fridge, bathroom)

You do share a wall but it’s the bathroom wall so not too much noise Right on the property there is a restaurant and bar called Agriculture Public House (closed on Yelp but definitely not closed) In the morning, we found a box filled with scones and OJ at our front door It’s a huge property so you can walk around and see the river Another plus is this place is pet friendly! We stayed for one night but we would definitely come back

8. Montage Healdsburg

  • Address: 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Phone: (707) 979-9000
  • Ratings: 4.6 (176 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Montage Healdsburg
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Refined luxury hotel among vineyards with a plush spa, 2 restaurants & a bar, plus 2 outdoor pools.

About this hotel

Set on 258 acres of vineyards and forest, this polished luxury hotel with views of the Sonoma Mountains is 2 miles from US-101, and 4 miles from Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park.Refined rooms feature flat-screens, sofas, and terraces with forest, mountain or vineyard views. Upgraded rooms add fire pits and/or bars. Suites have sofabeds and/or living rooms; upgraded suites provide kitchenettes. Room service is available 24/7.An area shuttle is free. There are also hiking trails, 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools, plus a plush spa, a store and a bar. Wine tastings and sports facilities are available, as are Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 4 min drive to Simi Winery
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Ellen Anna Laaxaa

Spent an absolutely wonderful night here celebrating my boyfriends birthday The staff was so welcoming and helpful with checking in and shuttling us to our room, which they also upgraded for us The room was so comfy with a stunning view and an outdoor shower

We spent the day by the lovely pool area and for our dinner, we went down to their restaurant where we got amazing food and wine through our lovely server Melony! really the best in the business! she created such a special restaurant experience for usAll in all, a great experience

Steph Gonzalez

The team at the Montage is exceptional! The experience was made that much more memorable and enjoyable thanks to the amazing team The team takes pride in their work and strive to make each guest comfortable and feel at home Every single person we interacted with was smiling and their willingness to help really shines through

The facility is spotless, and very well organized The views are breath taking and if you’re lucky you might see some wildlife from your terrace The food was fresh and absolutely deliciousAsk about a room with an outdoor shower! Awesome experience Keep up the great work!

Michelle Neider

We had our wedding at Montage Healdsburg and it was perfect in every way possible Incredible property, food/drinks, and service! They made us feel like royalty and they were so accommodating to us and our guests The property sweeps you away, it feels like you’re in a super remote, gorgeous escape

We can’t wait to come back for anniversaries to spark amazing memories from our wedding Everything is quite expensive, but worth it if you’re willing to splurge on a special occasion

9. Holiday Inn Windsor – Wine Country, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Redwood Highway, this straightforward hotel is a 13-minute walk from Mutt Lynch Winery and 5 miles from Riverfront Regional Park. It’s also 4 miles from Calluna Vineyards.The casual rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes, plus living areas with sofas. Room service is available.There’s a bistro and a bar offering drink specials. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 10 min drive to Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates
  • 10 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • Guests liked the beds, mentioned 15 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 20 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Andriy Serezentynov

We stayed in this hotel last year for the Valentine’s day We had dirty sheets, somebody’s else food was left in the fridge and we had issue with air conditioning at 2am Manager wasnt able to talk to us despite our multiple attempts

I would recommend to stay away from this hotel It is very beautiful area and there are so many other good hotels to stay

Michael Echols

Wanting to let people know that those who gave bad reviews concerning homeless don’t know anything !me and my husband and Are dog are very thankful to holiday inn and the town of windsor for welcoming us in and we dont have scabies bedbugs Needles and?????

its acovidfree safe place for65 and older and those that have autoimmune problems ( to keep us from getting covid)

10. Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Nestled within landscaped gardens, this upscale, Tuscan-inspired hotel is 2.5 miles from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and 6.2 miles from the Graton Resort & Casino.The warm rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add patios. Suites feature additional sitting areas, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a brasserie and a cozy lounge, plus an outdoor pool and a gym. There’s also a sculpture garden, a fire pit, a business center and event space, and parking (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Walking distance to the Museums of Sonoma County and the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 5 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 20 times
  • Guests mentioned “wine tastings” 15 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarai Exil

We were really excited to stay here, since it’s in such a beautiful location Unfortunately, there are plenty of other places that would be a better fit for folks Here are a few of the reasons why you shouldn’t stay here:(1) if you’re just here to stay the night – they will still charge you a $25 destination fee for a wine tasting that happens from 3 pm to 7 pm

No one told us it was happening when we booked – and we still got charged even though we checked in at 8 pm When we brought it up to the concierge after staying the night, he was incredibly rude and couldn’t take the $25 fee off(2) the map/route of the building doesn’t make sense Elevators are in random parts of the building and if you’re differently able, it’s gonna be difficult navigating the area The carpet is everywhere and hard to move luggage on(3) the key card system doesn’t work We had a room but couldn’t get to the bar, stairs, and the breakfast room through the hotel Instead we would have to walk outside to access the main lobby areas to enter – OR wait for another person to open it for you It seemed like other people of color had similar issues with their key cardsReasons why you should stay here:(1) great rooms, great atmosphere, and a small lobby bar that’s great!

S.P. Cason

Fantastic experience The front desk team did a wonderful job with the check in/check out process and always willing to help Room was clean

large and comfortable We loved the location but the freeway was a little loud when outside by the pool Food service is a little lacking on site but the quick bite by the lobby bar were pretty good and ton of local places to eat within easy walk from the hotel My only big issue would be the out dated key system Keys wouldn’t work in a lot of the outside doors and the gate on the back of the property wasn’t secure and nor was the fence that lead out to the public trailOverall really a nice property at a reasonable rate Defiantly will stay there again

Alice W

I would have given 5 stars for the quality of the room and the kindness of staff However, I was charged $62 for a facility use fee which was never explained before I checked in at any time I called to ask about it and the desk clerk said he would reverse it

A week later and $34 was refunded out of the $62Lastly, I was told I shouldn’t worry about paying for the self-parking by the desk when I checked in The girl actually tossed away my exit ticket for the parking, saying I can just go through when I leave When I checked out I double checked asking again if I should keep a room key to exit with my car, but she assured me it was fine I ended up having to pay with a credit card for parking I would not have minded paying had it just been expected It was frustrating that I had to scramble at the gate to push buttons to be able to exit the lot until I paidThis would be a 5 star Hyatt if they could do away with the facilities fee (or any fee that is not explained BEFORE check in) and there should be consistent rules around parking so as not to confuse guests

11. The Raford Inn

  • Address: 10630 Wohler Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Phone: (707) 887-9573
  • Ratings: 4.9 (45 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Raford Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Quaint B&B set in a historic, Plantation-style house offering upscale rooms & wine socials.

About this hotel

Overlooking the Russian River Valley vineyards, this upmarket B&B occupies a grand Plantation-style house dating from 1880. It’s 9.6 miles from Downtown and 2.5 miles from the Gary Farrell Winery.The individually styled rooms feature period decor, and have minifridges. Some offer private patios and vineyard views, or 4-poster beds and fireplaces.Hot breakfast is served in an informal dining room. Free perks include evening wine-and-cheese socials, plus snacks and drinks during the day. Massages are available either in the spa room or in-room. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Copain Wines
  • 12 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Erika Williams

We were able to rent out the whole inn (6 rooms) for our wedding weekend, and got to stay here with my whole family and my (new) husband’s family The owners were so helpful and responsive, the rooms are beautiful, the breakfasts were delicious and very filling, and the grounds have the most amazing views! My husband and his family had never seen hummingbirds before (they’re from Europe), and the many hummingbird feeders around the inn let us all enjoy seeing hummingbirds the whole visit (the photo is from one of the many comfortable couches with a view outside) It was a wonderful weekend, and we’d all love to come back again sometime!

Christine Cooper

We are so glad we decided on the Raford Inn! We stayed for nearly a week, making the inn our base for exploring Sonoma County, from the wineries to the coastline Rita & Dane are warm, knowledgeable hosts and we enjoyed every aspect of being at the inn, from our comfortable room to glasses of wine on the porch and a morning tour of their vineyard, wine making process, and lovely gardens We’re looking forward to our next visit ~


We stayed for four nights in early September We stayed in Angelica and our room was absolutely beautiful, the bed was very comfortable and we loved the private porch off our room Rita, Dane and their staff could not have been any nicer and they were quite accommodating to our wants and needs

We felt right at home! The breakfasts were awesome, the coffee excellent and it was fun to chat it up with the other guests at breakfast and wine and cheese in late afternoon Two lovely kitties graced our presence Book a stay, you will not regret it!

12. Vintners Resort (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Phone: (707) 575-7350
  • Ratings: 4.6 (628 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Vintners Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm, polished hotel set on a 92-acre vineyard offering a posh restaurant, a spa & gardens.

About this hotel

Set on a 92-acre vineyard in Sonoma’s wine country, this cozy, upscale hotel is 0.3 miles from Highway 101, and 3.3 miles from Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club.The plush rooms and suites feature private patios or balconies. They also have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minifridges. Some rooms add fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.There’s a posh restaurant, a cafe and a lounge-bar. Other amenities include a hot tub and an exercise room, plus spa services and landscaped gardens.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 5 min drive to Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the posh restaurant
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Breck Beatie (IRonin)

We didn’t stay at the resort, we just ate at the restaurant The service was excellent Staff saw us to a table without any wait

They took our order very quickly Our drinks and food were delivered expeditiously My beer (Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewing) was delicious The appetizer was delicious, although I don’t remember what they called it All in all, a pleasant way to spend an hour chatting with relatives


The Front Room is the best bar/lounge in West County with a special nod to their bartenders Friendly, courteous, professional and they make the best espresso martini you’ve ever had And the fact they have Blind Pig on tap is just a bonus

Did I mention Happy Hour 5 days a week? I would give it a higher rating, but I’m limited to only 5


So beautiful, everyone is really niceThe restaurant is B U L L S H I TPortions are small, price is through the roof, frozen “country potatoes”

Their restaurant business model is simpleSpend all the money to make it look as nice as possible, charge based on how fancy it looks, and give college kids a microwave to cookSo horrible, but nice people and beautiful location

13. Hotel Healdsburg (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Phone: (707) 431-2800
  • Ratings: 4.6 (260 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel Healdsburg
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: A luxe beauty spa & upscale rooms and suites with a hip vibe, plus free breakfast & parking.

About this hotel

This upscale hotel with a hip vibe is next to the seasonal Healdsburg Farmers Market, and 3 miles from hiking at Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve and 15 miles from Lake Sonoma.Rooms and suites with teak platform beds and Tibetan carpets offer in-room dining, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some have balconies, French doors and scenic views.Complimentary perks include hot breakfast, valet parking and bike rentals. A fireplace cocktail lounge features light bites, an elegant eatery serves wine-country cuisine, and a casual pizza parlor provides poolside service. There’s also a gym, a luxe beauty spa (fee), and a garden pool and Jacuzzi.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Williamson Wines and Seghesio Family Vineyards
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the elegant restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

P. Tsai

The hotel’s nice but the sleep quality was terrible during my stayI was very exited after booking this weekend getaway with Hotel Healdsburg However, there was a battery-draining smoke detector that beeped every 5-10 minutes that kept me up until the wee hours and their gardener started blowing leaves at 8AM I was barely able to sleep

Mentioned the nuisance to front desk the night-of but the issue was not resolved Then I mentioned the problem to the front desk manager when we checked out, she wasn’t even apologetic for the inconvenience caused only mentioned they are looking for the source of the noiseI was more tired after this supposedly relaxing weekend I will not be back again and will not recommend this hotel to anyone You’d probably have a better stay at Hotel Trio……

Kristine Kascht

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the service here was impeccable!!! Truly authentic, helpful staff who have obviously been trained by the best in the business Rooms are spacious, clean and beautiful! The complimentary, made to order breakfast was delicious! Can’t say enough about our experience! Highly recommend and look forward to returning Thank you for completely exceeding our expectations!!!


Hotel is exceptional at being environmentally conscious! Rooms are nice too The issue is that the street facing room that I was in had a very high level of street noise—starting at around 5am—which will wake you up, including street cleaners, garbage trucks, buses and cars The front desk person, Michael, said other guests had notified him of this issue before

So they know about this issue but do not resolve it (for example by providing ear plugs) Thus, we paid full price for half a nights sleep, which is not ideal

14. Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor – Sonoma Wine Country (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101 in an area famous for its wineries, this modern hotel is a 14-minute walk from Windsor Town Green and 4 miles from Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport.Unfussy rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels, plus custom-designed beds, desks, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add extra living space and pull-out sofas.Freebies include hot breakfast (with a breakfast bag option on weekdays) and parking. There’s also a fitness center and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include a snack shop, weekly wine tastings, bike rentals and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to Williamson Wines
  • 8 min drive to Sonoma County Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 12 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Allison M

Very well-kept property Digital check in and digital key were super convenient and easy on the Hilton app Room was clean and bed was super comfortable

Was nervous to hear children next door when I arrived to my room but didn’t heat a peep all night Walls are not paper thin here, as are common in most hotels Breakfast had a decent variety Safe area, brightly lit parking lot Would definitely stay again

John Buzolich

Very clean and comfortable hotel with current renovations and nice pool area We paid a ton because of limited availability this weekend in the whole area but we were still happy anyway Really saved driving time for us and the quick complimentary breakfast is a lifesaver with kids

Really appreciate having protein options at breakfast like scrambled eggs and hard boiled eggs

St Pauls

Check in was friendly and efficient Room was clean with plentiful towels The A/C unit has a wood frame around it for added space to set your stuff on

The bathroom is large with nice counter-top space and a shelf above the level of the wash basin, so you can easily keep your accessory bags out of any splashed water Bed was comfortable and overnight sleeping was quiet Plenty of charging ports at bedside and on the desk This facility is well worth the money we paid (compared to another Hilton property we stayed at when coming home and traveling thru the Bay Area) Bell carts readily available when we checked in and checked out The breakfast was fabulous however, the only reason I give this property 4 stars is one of the maintenance/housekeeping workers ate her breakfast in the breakfast room along with the patrons and several of the employees came thru the breakfast room to ask this maintenance/housekeeping staff person questions Seemed a bit unprofessional Entry and exit to the freeway was a breeze–nice location

15. The Woods Cottages & Cabins @ Russian River (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 7-minute walk from the Russian River, this casual lodging is a 22-minute drive from the beach.Basic rooms offer TVs and private bathrooms. Suites add full kitchens, separate living spaces and gas fireplaces. Rustic cabins feature kitchenettes, balconies and gas fireplaces, as well as views of the redwood forests.Amenities include an outdoor pool and a sundeck, plus an outdoor fireplace. There’s also a workstation with Internet access.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 7 min walk to Johnson’s Beach
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned pools 13 times

Feedback From Real Customers

joey ereñeta

It was lovely They have a mandatory 24hr gap between guests for sanitation of the room We got one of the cabins

All redone, and very niceThe pool was relaxing, just our group and a couple other guests (around 5 – 10 people max) They have a big outdoor fireplace for distance hanging in the evening No parties or music at night, but we stayed up chatting around the fire each night (The woods has tons of fire wood that they are happy to provide) The garden is well kept with beautiful flowers and fruits/veggies Dog-friendlyAll restaurants in town have outdoor seating and serve drinks until 8pm The river was nice, but the pool was perfection with no wind, plenty of sun and room to spread out The owners/operators of the Woods were so friendly We had such a good time that we stayed a third night Support this place It’s a gem

Egan Lasley

Excellent comfortable stay, not a whole lot of amenities, but not looking for that exactly The large full service room with kitchen and living space means it’s a great stay for couples or even 2 couples or a family of four Clean and quiet

Only negative is the price, but that is a fairly standard price for similar style places in wine country All are asking too much for not a lot more than the basics, but as they say, “location, location, location”

Aimee Pfaff

All we really care about when we stay somewhere is that it be clean, quiet, have a comfortable bed and a hot shower and the Woods offers all of that In fact, our first night was the best night sleep we have ever had while traveling Even my boyfriend who suffers from insomnia was able to sleep

The motel is quaint with a rustic, retro 50’s vibe The only thing that could have made it better was if the pool was heated and/or they had a hot tub to relax in after a long day, but overall, this is a great place to stay and very close to great dining and activities

16. Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off U.S. Route 101 and a 5-minute drive to Sonoma County Airport, this modern hotel is 7 miles from Santa Rosa.All rooms offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi.A cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there’s a restaurant serving American cuisine, as well as a relaxed bar featuring Sonoma County wines and a 24/7 market. There’s also a fitness center and the indoor pool with a hot tub. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms and a business center, plus a free airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

amy hurst

The hotel is extremely clean and quiet The beds were exceptionally comfortable The staff was very professional, warm, welcoming and friendly

The grounds are well kept and the restaurant has very good food I had the pesto chicken sandwich and it was actually amazing Would definitely recommend renting a car and driving to the state parks and walking through the forest

Jane Malo

Overall very nice stay Staff was friendly and welcoming Room was very clean and beds were comfortable

Nice convenient location Only suggestion is to avoid a room overlooking the bar/open lobby There was a very loud party happening in the bar and even though our room was on a higher floor, the laughing/screaming echoes up the open foyer Not the fault of the hotel, and I’m happy those guests were able to enjoy themselves, but had a long, early drive in the morning and they made it difficult to sleep

Tim Gladwin

Room was decent size and very clean There was a bit of noise from the pool (during the day) and from doors closing down the hall, but we slept well Bathroom ventilation didn’t seem to be working too well but no sign of mold

Reported it to the desk and they were checking it out Very handy to the Luther Burbank Center Good breakfast Ok recommend this hotel

17. Honor Mansion (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 891 Grove St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Phone: (707) 433-4277
  • Ratings: 4.7 (61 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Honor Mansion
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Plush rooms, suites & a cottage in an upscale hotel built in 1883, plus a pool & free hot breakfast.

About this hotel

Set on 4 acres off Highway 101, this upscale resort in an 1883 Victorian Italianate mansion is a mile from the Healdsburg Museum and within 5 miles of multiple wineries.Plush, individually decorated rooms come with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and luxe linens. Upgraded rooms have decks and garden views. Stylish, airy suites (1 in a former water tower) add wet bars, soaking tubs, fireplaces and private patios. There’s also a secluded cottage.Parking and hot breakfast are complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a putting green, tennis and croquet courts, and spa treatments (fee). Kids age 16 and over are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min walk to Seghesio Family Vineyards
  • 14 min drive to Sonoma County Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Sue Pence

We’ve stayed at Honor Mansion several times and look forward to returning From the moment you arrive you are well taken care of and the attention to detail is amazing!! When I booked the reservation they asked for any dietary restrictions and everything they gave us was gluten free for my husband

even the afternoon crackers and nighttime cookies The breakfast both mornings was fabulous!! The grounds are lovely and there is so much to do without leaving the mansion This would be a great place for a family reunion, a wedding or a romantic get a way Everything is first class! My brother is opening a B and B in Marshall, CA and I told him he must go stay at Honor Mansion to see how it should be run!

Houston Searcy

I really cannot say enough about how amazing Honor Mansion is We had a truly spectacular time and I don’t have a single negative thing to say The staff here is truly top notch, and they made our stay really wonderful

The concierge service did most of the work in helping us to plan a wonderful week around Sonoma, and it wouldn’t have been half as good without them This place is worth every penny We’ll definitely be repeat guests in the future!

Mark Spence

My wife and I had an AMAZINGLY enjoyable weekend from start to finish at the Honor Mansion From the moment we arrived we were immediately treated like long lost friends We were greeted with a smile and taken to our room where details to the history of the Honor Mansion were given to us with great pride

We looked out the back door to a beautiful patio with private spa The flowers, trees, pool, and room dripped with an “attention to detail” that are rare these days Fresh cookies and wine were waiting for us in the room Though we don’t drink we sure did appreciate the gesture Quiet setting and friendly staff Fresh coffee delivered to our room each morning was a nice way to wake up Breakfast was served in a pleasant room with views of the spacious yard and Koi pond Kudos to the chef! I seriously think the Eggs Benedict was the best I’ve ever had I highly recommend the Honor Mansion with absolutely no reservations what so ever

18. R3 Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 16390 4th St, Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Phone: (707) 869-8399
  • Ratings: 4.5 (305 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : R3 Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Lively gay-friendly hotel with a range of rooms, plus a lively pool scene, a grill & a bar.

About this hotel

Set on a tree-lined street, this adult-only, gay-friendly hotel is a 7-minute walk from the banks of Russian River.Room have casual decor, and some offer pool views, decks or wood-burning stoves. A suite adds a wet bar, a whirlpool tub and 2 TVs, along with a pull-out sofa.A pool area is home to a lively social scene with regular events and happenings. There’s also a bar with a week-day happy hour, and a grill restaurant open in the evenings.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and coffee makers
  • 7 min walk to Johnson’s Beach
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Karaoke” 10 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Tosca Hawkins

I have never stayed in a room at R3 mostly because I live a couple blocks away But my friends have stayed plenty of times and refuse to stay anywhere else The all love it and they have been coming up for over 20 years

So, I would give that a top rating R3 is always my first choice of the clubs in Guerneville Ifeel welcome and I am treated with kindness & respect The new restaurant is super good and you get quite a bit of food for your money The prices are affordable The pool is amazing, the bar, is amazing, the shows are amazing! What else is there??? Did I say the whole place is AMAZING? 💖😉🌞 Have fun 🌞

Henrique Junqueira

I was overcharged at the bar I spent a few hours at their pool on 08/26/21 after a hike and spending sometime at the riverI have done it many times! I had a good time, it was a beautiful day! I started a tab at the bar, had TWO drinks only since I had to drive back to the city

I left and realized that I didn’t close my tab, but didn’t worry knowing that they had my card information I checked my bank account a few days later to realize that I was charged $5760 for two drinks Their drinks are $11 so it does not add up not even adding 20% tips I really owned them $27 the most I called the hotel several times and finally spoke to their accounting person who said that under his records I consumed four drinks and refused to fix it for me I could not Have had four drinks I was by myself and had to drive back to the city I could not had drinked that much Now it’s my word against theirs I told him that I have been a long time client, I ‘ve been going there for years and it would be nice if he could take that in consideration and fix the charge His response was he didn’t care I was long time patron…and he won’t reimburse the overcharge I am very bummed, I really like this place, but i hate how they are handling this It doesn’t not feel good! I loved my summer times in their pool, unfortunately won’t go back anymore I feel ripped off!!! I am very disappointed the way this has been handled SHAME on you!!! 🙁

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19. Highland Dell Lodge (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio, CA 95462
  • Phone: (707) 865-2300
  • Ratings: 4.5 (133 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Highland Dell Lodge
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed rooms & suites in a casual lodging with a riverside restaurant & bar, plus free breakfast.

About this hotel

Set on the banks of the Russian River, this tranquil, family-run hotel dating from 1906 is within 8 miles of both the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, and the Korbel Champagne Cellars winery.Featuring knotty wood furnishings and exposed timber accents, the relaxed rooms provide free Wi-Fi and satellite TV; some have river views. Suites add living areas, and private balconies with views of the river. Room service is available.Complimentary amenities include parking, and continental breakfast served in a bright restaurant with a bar and a riverside terrace. Event space includes a ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Sonoma Zipline Adventures
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “German cuisine” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Delia Farrell

I’ve lived in the area for almost three years now and only recently found out about the Highland Dell from a neighbor The location is really rustic, and the place is beautiful I’ve never stayed the night so I don’t know what the lodging is like, but I do know that the food is delicious

On Tuesdays, there is a locals special, chef’s choice three course meal for about $20 per person after tax The first time Boyfriend and I went was the week of St Patrick’s Day They served split pea soup, corned beef and cabbage, and I don’t remember what the dessert was because I gobbled it up so fast The second time we went, they served a blue cheese salad, pork schnitzel, and an apple crisp dessert Every time we’ve gone, we’ve been very impressed by the meal and the servers We will definitely keep coming back on Tuesday nights We have yet to try anything on the regular menu

Arielle Ellis

Okay listen I came here totally randomly for work It was the best deal in the area for Tuesday night

This hotel is rad I feel like I’m in a fairytale world out here The rooms are definitely smaller and simpler, but it’s so cute I don’t care You’re right on the river The dinner is decent and you can sit on the patio Special 3 course deal on Tuesdays (lucky me) 11/10 came here on accident 10/10 would come here on purposeEdit: I forgot to add the reception dogs

Clint Griffin

We came here for a weekend getaway I was not able to truly enjoy my stay since I became incredibly sick after eating at a local restaurant the following day Even though I spent most of the time sick and sleeping, I was shown so much care and concern by the lodge manager that I absolutely must give a 5 star review and give a heartfelt thank you

I look forward to going back soon

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