I'm tempted to give the Vintner's Inn one star and a savage review because I want to keep it a secret and ensure that they'll have availability on my next trip. But I won't. Truthfully, the Vintner's In is a fantastic place to stay in Sonoma County.
I regularly visit the area, and typically stay in Healdsburg. For this trip (October 2012), I had business meetings in Santa Rosa, so I thought I'd stay closer to where we were meeting. I found the Vintners Inn on TripAdvisor and I'm happy to report that it lived up to the reviews.
The setting is fantastic, even as close as it is to Hwy 101. You can almost pick grapes from some of the rooms, and the inn is a short drive from restaurants and stores. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed with a lot of space. I had a ground-floor room which accessed a private, partially-screened patio. There is a pool and hot tub separate from the buildings with the rooms.
If you're familiar with the area and plan to visit wineries, this is a great choice.
A final note with respect to the staff. On the day I left, I checked out at about 6:00 a.m. and drove 4 hours north to have lunch with my grandmother. After a few hours with her, I made the 5 hour drive south to San Francisco. At SFO, after I cleared security and as I put surprises for the kids in my carry-on bag, I had the dreaded "oh no" moment as I realized my Bose headphones were still in the safe in my room which I had checked out of more than 14 hours earlier. This was not what I needed at the end of a long day. I quickly called the Vintners Inn to explain to them what I had done. The staff was incredibly helpful. They took my number and called me the next day to let me know they were able to locate my headphones. Two days later and with the assistance of FedEx, my headphones were at my front door.
Thank you Vintner's Inn. You won my repeat business and my recommendation before I checked out. You cemented it when I was long gone.
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- Also Known As:
- Vintners Hotel Santa Rosa
- Vintners Santa Rosa
- Vintners Inn Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County