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“The Perfect B&B in Glen Ellen” 5 of 5 stars
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Olea Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5131 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
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“The Perfect B&B in Glen Ellen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at Olea Hotel over Thanksgiving weekend. Neither of us are into the old fashion B&B's that remind you of grandmas house and from what we could tell by the photos on the website this was not at all their style. We stayed one night in the main building (Room #2) and two nights in a private cottage. All of the rooms have recently been remodeled and have all the amenities one would need including heated bathroom floors which are a nice treat on a cold November morning and a wood burning fireplace in the cottage.

Overall I cannot come up with one negative thing to say about Olea. The staff was incredibly friendly and treated us like royalty. The two course breakfast which was included in your nightly rate was amazing and you could eat anytime between 8am and 11am. The rooms were very clean, newly remodeled and surpassed our expectations. The hotel itself has a beautiful hot tub and outdoor common area situated under a huge tree on the property. The property was very well cared for and had lots of outdoor space to relax and take in the scenery. From the hotel its a short 10 minute walk to downtown Glen Ellen which has several restaurant and grocery options.

I highly recommend this hotel and hope to make this an annual trip for the Holiday Open House.

Thanks again to Clay, Linda and the other employees at Olea who helped make this a very memorable weekend.

Room Tip: Top floor in the main building means you wont hear people walking around above you. Cottages are m...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Beautifully re-modeled and I loved the laid back, but so helpful attitude of all the staff! We stayed in rooms 2 and 3, which were simple but elegant 1 King bed rooms on the first floor of a 2 story building, with I believe a total of 8 units. Heated bathroom floors took the edge off of one of their first cold mornings. We only stayed 1 night, but will definitely be returning. The complimentary wine and olives when we arrived, lovely 3 course breakfast and departing gift of almonds were the thoughtful touches that will create loyal customers. The outdoor elevated lounge area and hot tub were great relaxing locations on site. We visited the Glen Ellen Star less than 1/2 mile up the road, and had an AMAZING meal. To top it all off the Hotel is located within 1 mile of my favorite winery, Benziger which is bringing the fine art of Biodynamic wines to the forefront.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We took a quick getaway using a groupon, and had a wonderful stay! Kent was a gracious and welcoming host, personally showing us to our room and also being available to help us whenever we went down to the reception area. The dessert wine and food tasting was wonderful, as was the incredible breakfast! We loved the sheets, the lovely bath and heated floors. The architecture of the building is charming, and the details of the room enhanced our experience! Thanks for providing such a tranquil retreat!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

When we were first booking our stay, we were looking for a B&B to try out for a romantic getaway and quickly realized that all the options looked old fashioned which isn't really our style. However, we finally stumbled upon the Olea and decided to book because it looked modern and nice.

This ended up being an amazing place to stay. The entire staff is super friendly and make you feel warm and welcome. The new owners did a great job with all the little things that one doesn't notice immediately. Complimentary wine (and decent ones) in the lobby along with coffee and tea at any time of the day, jars (yes mini jars!) of assorted olives, an amazing gourmet breakfast each day, a hosted wine tasting (including a personal cheese board) on Friday afternoons, nightly dessert/wine for a night cap, complimentary water and snacks in the room, free (and good) WiFi, super soft sheets, robes (2 different styles), cozy large towels for showers and the hot tub, clean and modern rooms and bathrooms, and so many other things I can't possibly describe in this run-on sentence!

We indulged in a couples massage on a Saturday afternoon- it was a great way to wind down before dinner. Just had to throw on our robe and meet them in the lobby. The massage therapists were great and personal and made us both feel relaxed.

Everything is just well put together and works. I think we will always stay here when in the area as it is perfect and with an appropriate room rate to match. And the location is ideal for exploring all the many wineries in the region.

I have a feeling I will be dissapointed when I have to stay at a future B&B and it is not the Olea.

Give them a try, it will be worth your while!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I saw the Groupon for this hotel and after looking at the website I jumped at the chance to try it out. My husband and I love little weekend getaways every now and then and this was only about 1/2 hour drive from home. We really had a wonderful time there. On the way, we stopped at Mantanzas Creek Winery. The grounds there are heavenly and the lavender products are very high quality. We were really impressed with the Olea Hotel grounds and room appointments. It's contemporary yet warm and comfortable. They provide 2 kinds of robes in your room. One was so soft that I bought one at the lobby. We had dinner at a really great restaurant that's only about 1/3 mile down the road called The Glen Ellen Star. Great food and atmosphere. Then we stopped in the lobby at the hotel for their complimentary dessert and wine. In the morning we had the complimentary breakfast which was just fabulous. Really great cuisine. This is truly a charming hotel that we will no doubt head back to again. I'm pretty picky about hotels and this one was just right. I forgot to mention that the staff is so friendly and provides top notch service. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the cottages and would definitely try for one of those rooms again. Quiet, clos...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We haven't event left the Olea yet, but I had to write a review before we left just to say how amazing our stay at Olea was! Everything was incredible from the moment of check in. Ken and Clay were incredibly hospitable, the room was the perfect size (we had cottage #9 which I think is the accessible room), the bed was one of the most incredible beds we've ever slept in, and to top it all off, the breakfast was literally out of this world. My husband and I will forever be blown away by the two breakfasts we were able to partake in. Thanks to the Olea for everything! We will absolutely be back and will tell all of our friends to come back as well!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I was lucky to experience the Olea Hotel for a Saturday night stay with some girlfriends for a trip up from SF to wine country. We adored the hotel, and the staff, and literally planned our next trip to this gorgeous retreat on our way home. EVERY detail of this cozy, quaint, yet modern and new hotel was extraordinary. The breakfast was to die for, the bed was the most comfortable I've been in at a hotel, and the staff were truly memorable, especially Linda, Clay, and the owners. We'll be seeing you all again soon!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 5131 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Olea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by oak and olive trees in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Olea Hotel is a small boutique hotel with unique amenities, modern guest rooms, and an exceptional breakfast experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Glenelly Inn & Cottages Hotel Glen Ellen
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Olea Hotel Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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