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“Decent and economical” 4 of 5 stars
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2901 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95409   |  
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Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
Pleasant Hill, CA
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“Decent and economical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We spent the night at Hillside Inn in Santa Rosa after attending a wedding. If you're looking for an economical, clean, and convenient place to stay, then this is it. No frills - no coffeemaker in the room but who cares - there are cafes and coffeeshops a minute away. This place is not super close to Hwy 101 but it only takes a few minutes to get there. Plenty of conviences, shopping, restaurants, and most importantly: wine country!

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs - I imagine it's quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Rooms are nice, but a little bit old, but not that shabby kind of old, it's clean... Looks like my grandmas place. Pool area is nice but directly next to the highway...
Overall it is a very good budget stay for a night or even longer....

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bell Air
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

What we liked best about staying at the Hillside Inn was the comfort & lovely ambiance of the room - quiet location despite being near city center. Other things we liked: Nice foliage & residential feel of the site very helpful host WiFI hookup excellent TV (w/coverage of Olympics) handy kitchenette inviting pool & lounge/patio area walking distance to supermarket. When we return it will be a welcoming feeling like coming home.

Room Tip: Just a great place to stay
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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surrey, british columbia
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70 hotel reviews
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309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The television series "Bewitched" ran from 1964 to 1972. I tell you this because the Hillside Inn will make you think that you've time warped back to 1964. You'll be looking over your shoulder to see if Elizabeth Montgomery and the rest of the Bewitched cast have been resurrected and are living large at the Hillside Inn. This place is retro, groovy, and just the ticket for a pleasant inexpensive stay ($74 plus tax for a king room with 1960s original kitchenette) in Santa Rosa.

I stayed the evening of August 2, 2012 in room 207. Very clean, room 207 featured everything I needed, including original appliances from the 1960s. 25 inch tv, lots of dressers, king bed with firm (but comfy) mattress, and basic washroom (tub with shower). Outside, the pool area is very nice and well maintained, and there is plenty of parking. On site restaurant open 7 am to 2 pm daily, or cross the street and go to the IHOP. I have nothing bad to say about the Hillside Inn.

Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is terrible and 10 is excellent, I give the Hillside an 8. It is not the Waldorf, but for the price, you get excellent value and a neat motel experience.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Italy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

felt cozy, like being at your great aunts home. you have to pay for wifi. great value for a one night stay

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob C, General Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Hi and thanks for your review. I just wanted to clarify that WiFi is free in all of our rooms for all of our guests, so that there is no confusion with anyone reading this review.
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Belmont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This family owned property is a pleasant change from pricey chain hotels in the Santa Rosa area. It's a well-maintained older property with large, clean rooms, pretty landscaping and owners who work hard to provide guests with a good value and a comfortable stay. Many rooms have small kitchen areas; some are full suites with a 2nd bedroom and separate kitchen. Hillside has a great location by Montgomery Shopping Center. There is an excellent restaurant on the property and several other good places within reasonable walking distance. "Downtown" Santa Rosa is a short straight drive away. We rarely use the pool, but it makes a pretty place to visit or read on warm days. Hillside became our home away from home in Santa Rosa nearly a decade ago. Few places stand up to repeat visits the way this one has.

Room Tip: We've been comfortable in various rooms. Some rooms have separate kitchens for which there is a...
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, CA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I was so pleasantly surprised by how big our room was! There was only a suite available, so we took it (especially b/c the price for a suite here compared to a normal room elsewhere) and wow, it was big! Two bedrooms, plenty of other space to move around. but I peeked into other rooms at checkout time, and even the smallest rooms were very large and have kitchenettes. Especially pleasing considering the price! The pool is big, and not cold, and there are mature trees, and it's just a pretty place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hillside Inn

Address: 2901 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the heart of Sonoma County the Hillside Inn offers a variety of accommodations, comfort, and in-city conveniences. Located just a few blocks from village shops and restaurants and two miles from downtown Santa Rosa the Hillside Inn is ideally located. Guest rooms are affordable and cozy, a ‘Home Away from Home’. Come and discover nearby area wineries for tasting and tours, wander the scenic north coast, or explore the towering redwoods. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hillside Hotel Santa Rosa
Hillside Inn Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County

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