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Hotel La Rose
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   308 Wilson St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401   |  
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Ranked #10 of 26 hotels in Santa Rosa
Dublin, California
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“We return again-and-again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and most importantly your return stays with Hotel La Rose. Updates for all of our rooms as we are continuing to do and listening to all of our family / guest new TVs have already started to be replaced in some of the rooms and we look to continue until all guest rooms have been updated.

Once again thank you and we look forward to your next stay / visit.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at Hotel La Rose from June 23 - 28th 2012. Santa Rosa is a great base camp for touring Sonoma and Napa wine countries. The hotel is historic and very central to downtown Santa Rosa. Great restaurants and bars are within walking distance of this hotel. Our room was dark but quiet and clean. The bathroom was huge, bright, and full of character with an old fashioned feel. We loved the feather bed and the free wifi, even though it didn't work too well in our room. The hotel is allegedly haunted, which adds a nice mystic to the hotel! Supposedly there was a family staying in room 42 and the family was killed by bandits. The ghost of the little boy and maybe his sister, who were killed in the murders, rides the elevator up and down and climbs the stairs at night looking for their parents. I have no verification that this is true but the story is very interesting!! There is a video on YouTube of a Halloween seance at the hotel in room 42! Free parking is across the street in a shared parking lot next to an awesome coffee shop. The hotel restaurant was waiting for a liquor license when we were there and never seemed to be busy. All in all a nice hotel but is lacking 5 stars due to the darkness of the room, the weak wifi, and the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your thoughts and kind words concerning your stay with us. I have not been told lately that our rooms were dark, I have been told romantic lol. Please note that we take all comments and suggestions very serious as we are here to truly please our guest. The restaurant Bistro 1907 is a work in progress and we look forward to continued growth and perfection as it moves forward in time. Once again thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We love this hotel and return often. This stay was on Thanksgiving day, Nov 2012, and we arrived with no reservation, just hoping we could stay in Hotel La Rose, since we prefer always to stay in historical hotels, and this is a favorite for many sentimental reasons.

Usually we LOVE our room, but not so much this time, although we're not complaining because it was the ONLY room available. It was room 47, top floor. Bed nice, pillows just okay (and too few of them), TV much too small for the room, one smallish window. Due to top floor, ceiling is sloped, but there was plenty of room to walk around - the room is positively cavernous. Two chairs to sit in, also, and good bedside lights. Because of the busy holiday, we were lucky to get a room at all, and were so happy to be able to stay in Railroad Square area, which we really love.

We both felt the rate ($129) a little steep for the room, which was just okay in terms of decor/design.

Biggest drawback is that the tv was miniscule for the size of the room. Could barely see it from the bed, which was pretty far from the TV, and the TV was far on the right side, and pretty low on a table, so two people would have to contort themselves a bit to both have a few of the tv. Since we couldn't see the TV, we read books - a good solution!

There is a bar and restaurant combo downstairs, which are small-town friendly. Since it was Thanksgiving, they were not serving off the menu, but instead had a huge feast dinner. Since we're vegetarian, paying to eat a turkey would have been horrendous, so they graciously let us choose a few items from the "feast" and we dined on fresh veggies and other "side" dishes, which were excellent to outstanding. The bartender suggested a Pinot which was also outstanding.

The location is wonderful - Santa Rosa's "Railroad Square." Walk to a few good restaurants, great shops, and even the huge mall just a few blocks away. Great coffee house across the street where you can go to use and plug in your laptop (see separate review: Aroma Cafe).

The personnel at Hotel La Rose were excellent in every way, bending over backward to make sure we had a good stay.

If you dine in their restaurant, provide your room key for a 15% discount on your entire bill!

There was a breakfast in the morning in a roomy back room. We always sleep in late when on vacation, and still made it in time for coffee and bagels.

Room Tip: Stay away from room 47.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Hotel La Rose and Bistro 1907 wish to thank you for your comments and look forward to your next stay with us. Remember your comments and comments like your help us make your stay a better one.
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Mendocino, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have stayed at many historic hotels in the past and make a point of spending a night at one whenever possible.
The location of the La Rose is very nice as it is in the old part of Santa Rosa with restaurants, coffee houses and bars nearby (walking distance). A very nice change of pace from staying at a motel on the outskirts of town. On location alone we would rate it a 4.
Parking is funky, you need to park about a half block away behind a coffee house, but that is part of what you get when you stay in an urban setting, things are not always as convenient as you might desire.
The hotel itself was nothing special. The staff was OK, and the facility was old but appeared to be relatively well maintained. The rooms were quaint but again nothing special as compared to other historic hotels at which we have stayed.
Overall, it was nice and if you seek a place to stay in a lovely urban setting I would recommend you spend a night or two. There is a restaurant adjacent to the hotel which can be entered through the hotel lobby but we did not eat there so cannot comment.

Room Tip: Get a room that is not facing the freeway, it can be noisy particularly if you want to open your win...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing Hotel La Rose for your stay. The staff tries hard to make sure that every guest stay is a stay that they will remember. Once again thank you for staying at Hotel La Rose.
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Dillon, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Spent five nights here in early October while visiting wine country and attending the BR Cohn Fall Music Festival. The hotel is pretty cool because of all the history associated with it. The room was comfortable, but the TV was so small, I felt like I needed binoculars to see what was on the screen. We did not spend that much time in the room. When we arrived late Wednesday night (after 11pm) the room was set-up with a candles/chocolate covered strawberry/champagne romance package that was awesome. It certainly surprised my wife. ;-) Friendly folks at the hotel & good service, but I wouldn't recommend the restaurant on site for breakfast. Service was slow, order was taken inaccurately, food was not prepared properly, etc. The manager was not happy, so he comp'd our breakfast, which was nice of him, but would have preferred to have it done right. The hotel was walking distance to most everything else, like other restaurants, winebars, cafe's, retail outlets, etc. oh, the visitor center was right across the street.

Room Tip: get a room on the other side of the hotel, away from highway vehicle noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your recent comments and stay at Hotel La Rose. This year we hope to continue to replace our TVs through out the property. We have been working on this over the last year and will continue to do so. Once again I want to thank you for staying at Hotel La Rose and look forward to your next stay.
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Taos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I would say this is one of my favorite places to stay at period. I travel a lot! When I come to Santa Rosa, this is where I stay. I did try a few other places, but for the value, location, cleanliness, friendliness, and convenience, this wins for me, no competition. Hotel La Rose is across from a pretty good cafe, around the corner is a fine sushi restaurant, pub, cute boutiques, italian restaurant, breakfast place too. Down a couple blocks is a nice size mall. This is all within walking distance. The prices for Hotel La Rose are quite reasonable, given the area. Each room has comfy beds filled with pillows and fluffy comforters, cable tv, nice furniture. It does feel like a quaint Inn, window boxes at each window filled with geraniums. The staff is wonderful. Staff gives full attention to each person, and they remember my name. There is a restaurant in the hotel, the steak is quite good, and as with the rest of the staff, they are pleasant and accomodating. I highly recommend Hotel La Rose.

Room Tip: I've been on the 2nd floor with all my stays here.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
The entire staff wishes to thank you for choosing Hotel La Rose for your rooming needs in Santa Rosa. We also would like to say thank your for mentioning Bistro 1907 in your comments. As you may not know Hotel La Rose with in the last couple of months took over management of the restaurant and we are working hard not only at Hotel La Rose but Bistro 1907 to insure that every guest is treated in a way that will make a great lasting memory. Once again thanks for your comments and most of all being part of the Hotel La Rose family.
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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I drove into Santa Rosa with no hotel reservations and found Hotel La Rose on the web. It was late at night (we were 12 hours on the road) and the desk clerk stayed on the phone so we would not get lost. We had a suite and it was just that -- sweet. We took advantage of the historic location and walked all over downtown. It was the perfect place from which to launch day trips as well. We took advantage of the hotel restaurant, really good food, reasonably priced, and attentive wait staff. We will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: There is a main hotel building and an annex either are great. Location, location, location.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dade V, General Manager at Hotel La Rose, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Be it a last minute reservation or a year out reservation we strive to make your stay at Hotel La Rose as wonderful as possible. From the time you call and walk in the door we want each guest to feel like family (the Hotel La Rose & Bistro 1907 family) from that day on. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to your next stay.
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Address: 308 Wilson St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Rose 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our airport transportation is a pay shuttle service from hotel. Fitness center is offsite but free to our guest.Historic Hotel La Rose was built in 1906. Our main building has antique furniture in the lobby and all guest rooms. Our Carriage House is more modern with balconies or outside room sitting areas. We are directly across from the Historic Railroad Station in Railroad Square where in 2015 the Smart Train will arrive. ... more   less 
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