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“Nice little surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Cottages on River Road
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   14880 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly River Village Resort & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
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Sonoma, California
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274 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nice little surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed in a studio "cabin". It was very neat, clean, and accommodating. The bed linens and pillows were of good quality and most comfortable. There was a microwave, coffee maker and a good collection of STASH (my favorite) teas in the room. As there are two studios in a building with a common wall it was easy to hear the folks in the next room talking. Luckily they did not stay up too late.
While we did not partake, ingredients for smores were placed by the open pit fire in the garden in the evening. There is a bit of traffic noise as the cottages are on a busy street yet this did not bother us in the evening. The grounds are well kept and groomed. The staff was friendly and helpful.
I would stay here again and it was great for an overnight adventure to Guerneville.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Davis, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Staying at the cottages was the highlight of the weekend for me and my girlfriend. We were accomodated very warmly by the front-desk woman, Jeanne, when we notified her that we would be arriving later than we planned. She even turned on the room's heater so we would be cozy when we arrived. I slept like a baby in a comfy queen bed that had a variety of pillows for people who prefer firm or soft. Breakfast was a perfect way to start the day. Fruits, yogurt, bagels, pastries, juice, cofee, and tea. The courtyard was extremely relaxing and quaint. In addition, downtown Guernville is just a few minutes down the road and is a fun place to explore. The Cottages is close to vineyards, the ocean, and many small towns that occupy an afternoon. I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Brendan H
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We travelled with a group of 8 women in August 2012 and this was the perfect location and accomodations for us.

Rooms-we bunked with 2 women in each room and there was plenty of space. The rooms were nicely appointed - IKEA meets granola decorations. Clean, nice linens. Mini bars/sink. Semi private patios. The outdoor firepit was amazing. After a long day we would just get snacks from the market in town and drink our wine from the day around the firepit. The s'mores were a nice treat too. We did not use the pool as we were gone all day most days.

Staff- more than accomodating. The owner worked with me to have special gift baskets put in each room with snacks for after our vineyard excursions. Very nice at breakfast. Always willing to give suggestions. Great dinner advice in town for the night we did not have reservations.

Location- beautiful roadside cottages near the Red Woods. We were not bothered by road noise. Close to lots of vineyards in Sonoma or a short drive. We used a driver one day who picked up and dropped off and we were so close to several of our favorites Sonoma Cutrer, being one of them. We went to the State Park and hiked one day, we also would do morning jogs along the road into town.

This place is a value if you can get a room on a weekend you want one. I would definately come back with couples or girlfriends again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that backs up to the forest.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank cocktailmommy
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Palmer
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114 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We love this quaint place, reflecting the old mixed with the new. The cottage, #6 is very comfortable and perfect for 4, with two bedrooms, one with a full and the other with a queen sized bed. A nice light breakfast in the morning, with fruit, rolls, toast, bagels, juice and delicious coffee. There is a fire pit for roasting s'mores in the evening. A nice pool for the warm days. There is also a laundry room. There is street noise but it quiets down in the evening.
The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Suzanne B
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Santa Barbara
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This property has up-to-date, well-maintained, individual cottages, in a resort-like setting. Ours, #7, had two bedrooms, each with a double bed. Traffic noise could be a problem, so ask for a cottage on the side away from the road.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Songwriter123
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Davis, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We decided on a last minute trip to Guerneville. With our dog. This place was perfect.
The cabins are darling. We were in a studio towards the back.
Absolutely sparkling clean. They think of everything. The details, the linens, the comfy bed are five star.
The common garden area is very peaceful and beautifully manicured.
These are little close set together cabins right off the main road into Guerneville. There is noise. As long as your neighbors are considerate, it should not be a problem. If you have noisy ones I can see where it might be an annoyance.
The proprietor and his staff do their best to take care of any thing you ask for. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating.
The place is very dog friendly.
Lola definitely gives this fifteen tail wags!
This is not five star for luxurious, it is five star for comfort, value and service.
Everyone goes out of their way to make your stay terrific. It was a very nice place to return to after our Guerneville adventures.
We love this little town and it is the people that make it great.

Room Tip: Cottages at the back have less street noise.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank vagabondgirl007
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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I am very glad to have found these cottages,ours was spotless and spot on as far as the pictures of the rooms.Super vacation location wine, redwoods and ocean, all within a short drive. Great fire pit at night, a great way to meet people and learn of new places to tour the next day. To cold for the pool but it sure looked nice, well taken care.We loved Frank the cat.....

Room Tip: Did not get a chance to see the smaller cottages. but loved the bigger one , for little more money
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 14880 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly River Village Resort & Spa)
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cottages on River Road 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer our guests the chance to escape the ordinary and experience a unique hotel in a diverse and breathtaking destination. Whether it is canoeing on the river, biking the backroads, touring a world class winery, hiking the redwood forests or strolling along the beaches of Bodega Bay, you will return each evening to enjoy s’mores under a sky full of stars at Cottages on River Road. ... more   less 
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