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“A real haven, extremely relaxing, with excellent and attentive service” 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
Bristol, England
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39 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“A real haven, extremely relaxing, with excellent and attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here whilst attending a birthday party in the area at the recommendation of the party planner. It was an outstanding choice. Really relaxing ambience, well equipped rooms with high-quality fittings and really good toiletries, helpful staff, amazingly inventive breakfast dishes. The nightly cheese and wine tastings are a good opportunity to relax and interact with the other guests and share experiences.

A real fine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My fiance and I were trying to fit a lot in without much time (did 1.5 days in Napa before our one and only day in Sonoma here). After experiencing Olea for just a day, I wish we had done a week. The staff are very friendly and helpful - we had done a wine tour in napa, but they recommended VJB winery in Sonoma for lunch and we loved it. They also made our return trip to SFO airport that much easier by offering to charge us for the Golden Gate toll, that way we wouldn't get hit by the rental car surcharge. But anyways, back to the hotel. Olea is small, charming property in the hills. We stayed in a regular room as opposed to the villas - although it was a little small, it was completely modern (even has a heated floor in the bathroom). Who wants to stay in the room anyway? You're in wine country, so go enjoy it. That being said, I definitely plan on staying at Olea when I go back.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel located amongst the oaks and ancient olive trees. Personalized service and a breakfast second to none. We will be back. Our dog loved it too! Grounds we're beautiful and we'll maintained. With the wine, coffee and amazing breakfast the value is amazing. Stop here before wine tasting, you won't be sorry you did.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Grants Pass, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Olea was everything I expected and more. Very friendly staff, delicious breakfast and beautiful park like setting. I was impressed with the extra attention to detail such as refreshing cold water waiting in our room, amazing sheets, wine and strawberry lemonade available at no additional cost and sugar coated almonds in a thank you bag as we checked out. We were asked what we would change if we could pick one thing and they genuinely seemed interested in my response although I could not come up with anything but good things to say. Thank you Olea!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fair Oaks, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed here twice. The first time they only had a tiny queen bed room but it was clean with lots of amenities including a heated bathroom floor although I only learned about that and how to operate it on our second visit. We are now here for the second time. I had brought our dog the first time. Apparently, the tiny room wasn't one of their 'dog' rooms but we were allowed to stay there anyway. Now on our second visit we are in one of the dog rooms even though, after I made the reservation, I decided not to bring my beloved chocolate lab along on this trip. It always gets my antennae up when hotels have "dedicated dog rooms." Meaning they have some not so good rooms you can stay in if you bring your dog. Sure enough, we are in a handicap room right on the street. Loud cars go by every few minutes. The last time we did have a wonderful breakfast here that is part of the modest price of this hotel. Overall, it's a quaint but crowded setting. It's clean and pretty comfortable but scout out the rooms and do not stay in room number 9. And leave your beloved pooches home or you'll get leftover rooms.

Stayed July 2014
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AnastasiaPatel, Owner at Olea Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
We do understand that the cottage is close to the road. Normally Warm Springs rd. is a quiet residential road with some road noise, but generally contained to daytime hours and very quiet at night. We are so sorry this was not the case during your stay.

The #9 (lower) cottage is also one of our favorite and most reserved rooms, so we were very surprised to hear that it was sub-par compared to other rooms. Dedicated pet-friendly rooms are publicized as some guests strictly prefer non pet-friendly rooms. Some visitors think rooms are 'not as clean' when pets have been in the room, but here this is not at all the case. We are extremely diligent about ensuring all rooms are perfectly clean. Thank you for confirming with us that you found the room very clean as well.

We really do apologize that your experience was not as good as your first. We always welcome customer feedback and will certainly do everything we can to ensure our guests' satisfaction. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Hotel staff is outstanding and made us feel like being home away from home. Excellent cooked breakfast. Good pool area. Our room (Hillside Queen Rooms) was very small though. Also, we like to walk to dinner and the street without light and/or walking path to the hotel isn't inviting/safe to use at night (or day).

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights in May. Flew into Santa Rosa so the drive to Glen Ellen was pretty short. Check-in was swift and we were shown the various facilities and then escorted to our room. We chose one of the more reasonably priced rooms (nothing is cheap in this area) which was of modest size with a large bathroom, and a couple of seats on the balcony outside the entrance to the room. As others have said complimentary wine was served each day which we made limited use of but was very pleasant nonetheless. It is walking distance into Glen Ellen itself although after dark it's virtually impossible to see your hand in front of your eyes as there is no street lighting so the walk back from a local restaurant was 'interesting'.
Our best memory of our stay - and probably of the entire trip was sitting on the balcony enjoying a very nice bottle of wine we'd purchased from a vineyard that day and just chatting and watching the sun go down with the person you most want to be with (we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary). We'd be happy to stay here again if we ever venture back to this area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 And Cottages
Glenelly Inn & Cottages Hotel Glen Ellen
Olea Hotel Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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