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El Bonita Motel

195 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in St. Helena
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Lori M Kelseyville, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelseyville, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Bonita is a very charming, clean, and reasonable place to stay in St. Helena. The pool was wonderful, at least 3 places to sit and relax. There are various types of rooms. Close to town. We highly recommend staying there when visiting wine country.

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Dallas,Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is my second visit to the El Bonita. First of all it is a MOTEL not a hotel. If you keep that in mind you will love the charm, location, and the prices of this little gem. It is located on the main drag with easy access to great restaurants, vineyards, and even Dean and Deluca for gourmet picnic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hotel rooms in wine country are expensive. At first glance, El Bonita looks like a roadside motel and indeed, that's its history. Inside, the owners have done everything they can to justify the nosebleed price: Upgraded bathrooms, coffee makers, microwave and fridge (real, not "minibar") and excellent large TV. Beds are new and comfortable. Housekeeping is thorough. El Bonita is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed at El Bonita for one night during our honeymoon on a recommendation from a friend. The room was a fantastic value for Napa Valley. The room wasn't huge, but it was very clean and comfortable. We didn't stay long enough to enjoy the pool, but it looked nice! If you stay on a Thursday night,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had great service when we arrived. The room was wonderfully decorated and had all conveniences you would expect. Lovely grounds to sit in on a sunny evening. The pool wasn't in service when we stayed but it looked lovely. Great location for wineries. Good quality wifi that was free. Fantastic breakfast included. Would stay again.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been going to Napa Valley for 29 years. The El Bonita is one of the best values in the Valley! Not your dad's "motel"! Spacious rooms, good amenities, and located in the center of the Valley (think easy access to everything).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed at the El Bonita for two nights while visiting the Napa Valley. To be upfront, I selected this hotel to save money to spend on food and wine. I was impressed with the hotel, in particular the price and to convenient location. The pool was nice (although closed because of an accident that was no fault of the... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here two nights last week while in town for a wedding. The hotel looks older on the outside but the rooms were very nice. Had a small patio out back as well as a fridge and small coffee maker. Disappointed in the ironing board as it was a tabletop size and no real place to put it. The... More

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25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was looking for a decent place for less in Napa Valley. Ended up trying this place out based on other reviews. I was quite pleased! The room was spacious and comfortable, and well kept/clean. It was a pretty quaint place overall really, and had a cool atmosphere and charm to it in my opinion. Staff was also just fine.... More

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Endwell, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For the money, the accommodations were excellent! What kept this from being a 5 rating was the poor service at the front desk. We had several instances where they were completely inattentive and bordering on rude. It was not just one person, but it seemed to be the same quality of service no matter who was there. As an example,... More

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Address: 195 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
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El Bonita Motel St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley

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