Located just 55 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of wine county is Santa Rosa, a vibrant city that packs an almighty punch. Whether you want to tour the wineries, explore the nearby coastline, or soak up the city's cool vibes, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better place to experience the delights of Sonoma County. When it comes to places to stay, you'll be spoilt for choice. From large resorts to tiny boutiques, the city is blessed with an abundance of accommodation options. To help you sort the best from the rest, we've whittled through the options to find the ten finest hotels in Santa Rosa. Without further ado, here they are.
10. Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa is a well-situated hotel with a great range of amenities. Guest can expect excellent hospitality, clean, comfortable rooms, and a range of onsite amenities that cover everything from an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, and fitness center to a business center and onsite restaurant.
9. The Astro
The Astro offers 34 tastefully decorated rooms and suites. Guests are treated to an exceptional array of comforts, including Casper mattresses and pillows, high thread count bed linens with custom bedspreads, a curated selection of NorCal minibar snacks and refreshments, Chivas Soap and Shikai bath products, and free wifi and parking. A complimentary continental breakfast seals the deal.
8. Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
Comfortable, conveniently located, and offering the full complement of modern conveniences and comforts, the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country makes a great option for families and solo travelers alike. Located just a short drive from the Sonoma County wineries, Pacific Coast, and Napa Valley, it's perfectly situated to help you get the most from your visit to Santa Rosa. The hotel's lush grounds are full of roses, wisteria, and lavender, offering the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco wining and dining. Additional amenities worth noting include a cozy fire pit and the exceptional onsite restaurant, The Brasserie.
7. The Sandman
Set on the northmost edge of Santa Rosa, the Sandman is a superb destination for travelers looking for easy access to Sonoma's wineries. Its warm, inviting decor is designed to evoke the magic of a traditional roadside inn. Its welcoming, friendly hospitality achieves the same effect. Although it lacks the resort-style amenities of some of Santa Rosa's bigger hotels, its comfortable lobby, relaxing pool, and charming bar more than makes up for it.
6. Hummingbird Garden Retreat
Booking.com has awarded Hummingbird Garden Retreat a 9.10 for 'Superb.' And superb it most definitely is. Located just 8 km from Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and 10 km from Safari West, the retreat offers easy access to all of Santa Rosa's premium attractions. The accommodation is spacious and equipped with all the necessities, including a microwave, a toaster, and a fridge, as well as a coffee machine. Onsite amenities include a sauna. If you're looking for a private retreat with everything you need to ensure a relaxing, rejuvenating break, it's ideal.
5. AC Santa Rosa Downtown
Hotels.com has awarded AC Santa Rosa Downtown a very impressive 9/10 for quality. It's not hard to see why. First of all, there's the location, which couldn't be more convenient if it tried. Then there's the hospitality, which is just as courteous and professional as you could wish for. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and clean, and the onsite amenities are more than adequate for most people's needs. If you want great service at a great price, you'll find it hard to beat.
4. Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport hotel
If you want to enjoy some of Sonoma County's world-renowned wineries, you'll find few places better situated than The Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport hotel. Other than its fabulous location, guests can expect a great range of amenities, including complimentary WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, and microwaves/mini-refrigerators in every room. The onsite-restaurant, Garden Grille & Bar, offers a very satisfying dinner and breakfast menu, while the onsite bar and lounge area is the perfect place for evening drinks. Other amenities worth a mention include an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, a fitness room, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour market for snacks, beverages, and essentials.
3. Hotel La Rose
Hotel La Rose is one of the wine country's most historic properties. Established in 1907, it's been attracting visitors for over a century. Today, it's a charming, welcoming boutique hotel that embraces its past while keeping its guest well supplied in 21st-century conveniences and comforts. Rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious, and scrupulously clean. The service is professional but wonderfully friendly. Best of all is its location, which offers easy access to ancient Redwood forests, the best wineries in Sonoma County, and, of course, the beautiful pacific coastline.
2. Vintners Resort
Trip Advisor reviewers have named Vintners Resort as the number one hotel in Santa Rosa. Reading through the reviews, it's not hard to see where the attraction lies. One past guest describes it as a 'quiet, beautiful oasis' while almost everyone has only positive things to say about the hospitality, the amenities, and the location. Rooms come with a fireplace and a balcony, while amenities include a pool, a bar, a fitness center with spa, and a business center with internet access. It may be pricey, but if you're looking to relax, rejuvenate, and explore the best attractions the wine country has to offer, it's more than worth the splurge.
1. Hotel E
If you're looking for a hotel that marries casual elegance with classic sophistication, look no further than the super-luxe Hotel E. Boasting 71 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, the hotel is a slick, stylish affair with enough comforts and conveniences to meet your every need. Hotel amenities are extensive and include sports courts, bicycle rental, airport transportation, conference facilities, a bar and lounge, and a 24-hour reception. Offsite amenities include hiking and bicycle tours, aerobics, and boating. If all that wasn't enough, the hotel is pet friendly, meaning you get to enjoy your vacation with Fido in tow.
Written by Dana Hanson
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