I love this part of wine country. It is (in my opinion) far superior to the Napa Valley, with a lot of fantastic small wineries, and some excellent drinks to be had.
That makes the Vintners Inn an excellent place to stay. It's close to Santa Rosa, and only a few miles from Healdsburg, which is a great town. The hotel is in a pleasant setting, and the buildings are very nice and well designed.
The room was, for the most part, excellent. Very large, with an excellent bathroom, and a reasonably comfy bed (only reasonably though - it was pretty firm for my taste).
There are however a couple of things that let this place down. In the morning, I was surprised to find no coffee making facilities in the room. It turns out there is coffee out in the lobby area (the rooms are in separate buildings, so this was the lobby for our building, not the main lobby), but no decaf, and the coffee itself was pretty poor quality. I don't expect to need to get dressed to be able to go and get my morning coffee. The second thing, which seems trivial, but really lets the hotel down, was the iron, which is attached to the ironing board with a security lock.
A security lock on an iron? Is this a Motel 6? I know it seems both trivial and petty, but it really left me wondering where I was staying - does this place really think so little of it's customers that they think we would want to steal the iron?
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October 17, 2012
Thanks for your mostly good comments. As I may have responded to some others who would love coffee in their room, we may consider it when we find the right coffee pot that doesn't take up too much counter space and doesn't smell like stale coffee. I really don't think any of our guests want to pack the iron. It's to prevent the few guests who have in the past placed the hot iron on the duvet or carpet, face down. I know it seems trivial but not only has this ruined bedding and carpeting, it's dangerous. I do appreciate your feedback though and hope you'll visit us again. Sue
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