For the last 5-6 years, we have visited Santa Rosa every February for a weekend of beer tasting. Yes, beer! We know most come to this area for wine but the breweries around are worth a stop (Russian River, Lagunitas, Bear Republic) and Hotel La Rose is a nice central location. In addition, the hotel is within walking distance of a fantastic coffee shoppe (Aroma), dozens of restaurants, and the local mall.
We have returned to Hotel La Rose five times - and we will be back again. The hotel is quaint, clean, and comfortable. The rooms are a nice size and include a table with two chairs and some include a couch. The TV is small and hard to see from the bed - but, then, we aren't really there for the TV but to sleep and rejuvenate after a full day of touring and beer tasting. We were buried among the cozy down comforter and pillows. Best of all: the curtains suitably block out the daylight should you find yourself in need of a nap after ice skating at Snoopy's Rink :-)
The staff has always been warm and welcoming. In particular, Janet has greeted us with a smile for the last five years ... and remembers us!! We love knowing we'll see her and she has been the source of many a fantastic recommendation for food or a sports bar to watch our beloved hockey team.
We'll be back again next year. It is an annual get-away that we really look forward to and we'd be sorely disappointed to not get a room at Hotel La Rose.