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14711 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Neat place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The Boon Hotel is about a halfmile from "downtown" Guereneville, easy ride on the hotel's free bikes. The room was nicely decorated and spacious (we'd upgraded a level or so). The rooms are arranged around a heated pool with attached bar which doubles as the breakfast area. Breakfast was fine -- bagels, fruit, juice, and coffee. Friendly, helpful, and accomodating staff. Within easy reach of the spectacular Armstrong Redwoods park -- best seen (I think) on one of the hotel's free loaner bikes. There is so much to do in Guerneville and the area and this is an excellent base foriall that.

Room Tip: We upgraded one level, and had a very spacious room with a private patio.
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  • Stayed June 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Boon did not disappoint. I booked a room here for my husbands birthday weekend and we had a wonderful experience. The room was minimal but still very cute. Everything was clean and the room was stocked with all the necessities plus more. We stayed in room 10, its away from the road and very quiet at night. I feel that if we had stayed in a room next to road we would not have slept well, it's a small road but still quite load. The jacuzzi was a huge win and you can't beat the pool side honor bar. Morning breakfast brought to the room was perfect, just a light snack with awesome coffee to get us started on our day.
I was worried about the distance to the wineries/vineyards but in the end this didn't bother me at all. The drive into Santa Rosa is quick and the scenery along the way is very pleasant.
This place is not for the snooty and the high maintenance peeps out there. The vibe here is relaxed and minimalist.

Room Tip: It seems that the rooms in the back farthest from the road are quieter. Most rooms surround the poo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We were thrilled to find this little hotel on the edge of Armstrong Woods, a gorgeous Redwood forest. Every detail of this hotel is perfect. The owner, Crista, obviously has a great eye for detail. The rooms had been transformed from what I imagine where dark and woodsy to white and sparkling. The fireplaces are sweet and romantic, the products are eco-friendly and the logo design is fresh and effective to my graphic designer eye. The owner also owns two restaurants in town that are both really good with great local wines and cheeses. Evan brought us a lovely breakfast in the morning with home-made baked good and the best coffee I have ever had at a hotel. We enjoyed the steaming jacuzzi after a long day of driving. They have bikes for the guests to use to ride into the woods, which is a short easy ride. We rode into the woods and got engaged! What a special place this is. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 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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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We booked the hotel room as part of a group up in Guerneville for the annual Barrel Tasting
Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County. the Hotel is in close distance to many wineries and in walking distance to Guerneville downtown. The room was comfortable, clean and welcoming. The bathroom is not very spacious but is functional with a larger shower with a very good shower head. Impeccable service and excellent breakfast made the stay a real pleasure. Bonus was dinner at the owners Boon Restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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los angeles
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I've been meaning to write this review for 2 years. The good news is that this is a trendy, funky, cute place in Guerneville convenient for touring the small organic farms in the area. The pool area is charming with guests bringing their pets and their bottles of wine out to the lawn to socialize. The rooms are spare but comfortable; some have fireplaces.
The bad news is that it is not up to luxury hotel service standards. The phone is not always answered and there isn't always someone at the reception desk.
Sometimes you have to wait.....
The ugly is that after checking out, while we were speeding down the freeway toward the airport I realized I'd left my watch in the room. I called the hotel. No answer. I kept calling and finally got an answer. I explained that I'd left my watch. They promised to check with the housekeeping staff (which was waiting outside our room when we walked out) and call me back. They called back and said a "sports watch" had been found that day. Unfortunately my watch was a Rolex; I never saw it again.

Room Tip: Nice place to bring your doggie.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Stayed at boon for a romantic December weekend - it was off season so very quiet - perfect! The property is a motel-style setup with rooms circling a pool and hot tub. Our room (#14) - which I assume is similar to others in style - impeccably redone with extremely comfortable bed, fireplace, beautiful wood side table with supplies for sipping wine - also has a mini-fridge with honor bar. We could not have been more delighted.

Hot tub is open late so even in the chilly evenings are mornings we were able to go out and soak - robes and towels are provided. In the morning the staff brought a fantastic coffee press and homemade pastries to the room.

Located on Armstrong Woods road, about a mile up the road from Guerneville, and that suited us fine. It's a very short drive to town, and they have bicycles to loan (nice touch for during warmer seasons). There are spa services on the premises (massages); we did not use them on this trip. Also there is not 24-hour on-premises staff if that's important to you. We let them know when we were arriving at everything was set up for us so no complaints at all.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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brighton
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15 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We booked Boon through i-escape.com - a site we trust, so knew it would deliver and we got a great price, I believe, for a weekend booking.

Boon was just what we wanted: it's cool, but not pretentious, and has those little touches that you don't get in chain hotels. And Boon himself is one of the best dogs I have wrestled with in a long time!

Our booking got us a complimentary bottle of wine and an kind-of upgrade: we were given room 14 - a large room, but next to reception. The room is large because it caters for wheelchair visitors, but we asked to move because we wanted a carpet (it was a wet weekend). Room 2 was smaller, but just right for us, with a nice private deck. It is a old motel style set of buildings so be aware that you may have neighbours walking past your glass front door. Keep the curtains drawn!

The pool and hot tub are lovely; the honestly bar and self service breakfast in keeping with the laid back attitude; and the free bicycles are real hit - we took them off to Porter Bass winery which was a great, safe way to get around (and have a glass or two of wine).

Guerneville itself is a sweet town: there's a great coffee shop at the top of road; the Boon restaurant is fantastic, and Michael at the Big Bottom Market could not be more helpful - do pay him and that store/deli/winebar a visit.

If you're looking for character, design, ease and comfort, Boon is hard to beat.

Room Tip: The motel style means that you might get some foot traffic outside your room. If that really is goin...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14711 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We at boon believe the earth and its resources are gift and we must do our part to preserve them. We believe in luxury, design and amenities. We believe a hotel should amaze you and leave you eager to return as soon as possible. Welcome to boon. You're gonna love it here. ... more   less 
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