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“Does Not Show Its Age” 4 of 5 stars
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Fountaingrove Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa, CA 95403   |  
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Ranked #4 of 26 hotels in Santa Rosa
Sacramento, California
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“Does Not Show Its Age”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was THE high-end place to be in the mid-Eighties in Santa Rosa and a lot of its charm remains, except for large sections of former lawns eaten away by road expansion. The waterfall and stone floors in the lobby, and the overall Frank Lloyd Wright-esque feel to the exterior and decor are rather comfortable to the eye. The room we enjoyed (Junior Suite) was nicely furnished, very clean, the beds were quite comfortable, and the in-room amenities pleasing. The Equus Restaurant's food was very good (you should try the calamari!!) and its morning breakfast buffet (although quite limited) started each of our two days in Santa Rosa off just right.

As others have mentioned, the hotel essentially overlooks Highway 101, so traffic noise can be a problem. Therefore, if you enjoy quiet as we do, would recommend a hillside-facing room if you are staying in the main building and an even-numbered room in the adjoining (north) building. Our initially assigned room was an odd-numbered room in the adjoining building. We moved to an even-numbered room immediately. Front desk was more than pleased to meet our needs. Also, in the adjoining building, there is no elevator; you access the rooms by ramp or stairs on either end of the building.

Speaking of noise, Equus is all hardwood flooring so even walking creates a cacophany. However, the food and good service are worth a little distraction.

All in all, we would stay again if Travelzoo runs the $99 offer again which includes a $25 per day restaurant credit and buffet breakfast for two. Otherwise, we are not into $225/night accommodations.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We've stayed at the Fountaingrove three times and have always felt that it was a good value and pleasant experience. The rooms are small but comfy. They have a fitness center, and often wine-tasting in the evenings. The location is close the the freeway (but not at all noisy) and 10 minutes from the downtown. They have an on-site restaurant (Equis) which is particularly good for a weekend brunch. Watch for their special rates!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed at a very comfortable suite including $25 for dinner and breakfast for 2 people.
The hotel is right off the freeway, so it was perfect for us after a class at the School of Herbalism in Forestville.
We ate dinner at the hotel, it was decent but nothing to write home about. Breakfast had great selection in the buffet.
Check Luther Burbank House and Gardens it is really beautiful especially when the roses are in bloom.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Included breakfast. Really large rooms n great spot in wine country. 3 min from Peanuts Museum. Free parking and wifi. Comfy bed. Is near highway so a little road noise but not much. Helpful receptionist. Got us taxi for later for dinner at restaurant 10 min away

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Thanks for doing everything you could to make our 25th Anniversary special for us.

The hotel and staff far exceeded our expectations and we highly recommended the hotel to 25 plus people our first night's stay!

Thanks again.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was our second time staying here (last time was a few years back) and we enjoyed ourselves. The front desk couldn't have been nicer or more helpful (I can't remember his name now... maybe Chris?). It's a nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay. As others have pointed out, it does have some slightly dated elements. But Sonoma County hotel rates can really go sky high, so I appreciate a place that's reasonable, offers a large, clean room and good service. Good times.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We have just got back from here and found the place spotless and a little outdated. We used a travelzoo deal for $99. But doubt id pay more to stay here. Staff at check in checked us in early and helped with maps etc of the surrounding areas. They were friendly and attentive. Our room was in another building. It was spacious clean and quiet but a little dreary Nothing in the immediate area to see so you need a car. and was not overly impressed with the breakfast in the Equus restaurant on site. No wait staff attention at all at buffet.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 101 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fountaingrove Inn 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Fountaingrove Hotel Santa Rosa
Fountaingrove Santa Rosa
Fountaingrove Inn Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County

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