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El Bonita Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   195 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in St. Helena
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Calgary, Alberta
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the El Bonita, and were there for a conference at the Culinary Institute of America. The hotel itself is quite quaint, and the Trip Advisor photos do not really do the hotel justice. Actually, the photos on the hotel website are more representative of what to expect. Overall the space is large, and fairly clean.... More 

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Napa, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Helena is known for their Bed and Breakfasts and 5 Star Hotels with a price tag to match their quality and service. What you get at El Bonita Motel is a simple room. A simple continental breakfast. All at a very reasonable price. They offer a variety of rooms depending on your needs. Need 2 bedrooms and a living... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Bonita is great value for money and a very comfortable place to stay to explore the Napa. The rooms are ample and have all the amenities without having to pay the prices of most places in the area. I recommend as the place to stay. It is some distance from the centre of town so a car is a... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are tired of the hotel chains and seek a bit of local flavor where you stay--at a reasonable rate with very nice people and rooms and amenities--this is your place. Yes, some "poolside" rooms are close to the road, but we suggest you get a "Garden Room" around the rear of the property if this is a concern.... More 

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San Rafael, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the heart of the wine country you are located at the edge of town with reasonable rates. Its not the greatest and newest but if you are on a budget its perfect. Clean, happy employees, and surprisingly, fun. I like its location to the greatest wineries in the world. Virtually outside the door. Plenty to do in the area... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't judge by the reviews that you have read! This place was friendly, and clean and rooms are well furnished! I saw not one bug! As for the noise that some reviews mentioned, we didn't even notice! We had the rooms closest to the road and unless you really stayed quiet, you really wouldn't think of it! Pool and Jacuzzi... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A lovely hotel in the middle of the wine country. The rooms were wonderfully furnished and you just felt that you could relax and enjoy the ambiance. In addition to being close to wineries El Bonita is also close to restaurants and shopping. I would recommend El Bonita Motel.

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Oakland, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We came home from three weeks abroad to find the plumbing not working at our St Helena home. We quickly called El Bonita, where we've sent guests for the 15 years we've lived here. We explained our situation and they immediately offered a reduced rate. A very gracious Hunter checked us in,but we slept restlessly due to jet lag. I... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

El Bonita Motel is located in the middle of the vineyards just outside the city of St. Helena. We lived in a Homestead-room. The room was very nice and it had a small terrace at the back where we could sit and relax in the afternoons. The only downside to this hotel is that it is a little outside the... More 

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This motel is affordable (for the Napa Valley) and is located near eateries, shops and wineries in St. Helena. And it is extremely dog friendly. I stayed here one night with my husband and our dog; we did not have any significant complaints and we plan to return for another stay. We stayed in the Homestead building in the back... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — El Bonita Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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El Bonita St Helena
El Bonita Motel St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley

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