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Rio Villa Beach Resort

20292 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Ranked #3 of 5 Monte Rio B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013
SNDePetris Idyllwild, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Idyllwild, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Located right in the Russian River, this inn is a throwback to simpler times when roadside inns were the perfect getaway for the family. The rooms are immaculate but a little dated and the breakfast is basic but you can't beat the ambiance or the service offered at this little gem.

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Tucson, Arizona
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104 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was rather late when we 'stumbled' onto this motel. And so we asked for the most reasonable room. I feel that the one we took deserved just 3 stars. The room was clean, but dated. The living/sleeping area was separated by the bathroom, which was very narrow and the shower was tiny. It was awkward for us.The bedroom area... More

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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Prior to our visit to San Francisco, and to unwind from 2 weeks and 1500 miles of driving, I booked 3 nights here having researched for suitable accommodation on the Internet. We had originally planned to stay in the Napa Valley but my partner had heard of this gay enclave - Russian River - so we thought we would support... More

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Lakeport, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We left with feelings of contentment with the room, the garden area and the general peacefulness of the resort. Ron and Bruce are great hosts and make the experience just that more wonderful and personal. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit!

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San Diego, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I loved this little inn and would give it a "5" but for the bathroom. It was so tiny. My six foot husband could not shower without bending way low to get his head under the water and when he did his backside hit the back of the shower. He is not a large man, other than his height, so... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Took a trip with my sisters and 89 year old mother. Rio Villa was a great spot for our evening. We loved the grounds, loved the patio with table off our room and overlooking the river. Loved the fireplace where we met lovely teachers from SF and shared some of their port. Loved Bob. It was a great experience in... More

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Rocklin, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed here 26-29 October 2012. Ron, the owner, greeted us pleasantly and sorted out the paperwork with the minimum of fuss. The rooms are quaint (as is much of Monte Rio), but very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We had a mini-kitchen which was nice, and a view over the gardens. The gardens and river frontage, particularly... More

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Saratoga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This motel is located right on the bank of the Russian River, with nice grounds and beautiful view. They have rooms of different sizes, but all rooms are well outdated. Breakfast is very light, so you need to bring something with you if you want to survive till lunch. The owners are helpful (if you ask), but it seems they... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Ron has the best place on the Russian River for a get-away. Whether you are single, a couple, a family or extended family, you'll find a clean and cozy place to stay at the Rio Villa Resort. Set right on the river, with easy access,it has a nice lawn and great outdoor patio with fireplace and grills for cooking your... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great Place, Excellent location right on the river and just a few steps to the bridge where you can rent Kayaks Canoes and Tubes for a small fee. Ron is a very attentive host and has done a great job making sure all the guests have what they need during their stay. A few large grills for b&q's in the... More

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Address: 20292 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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