This was our second stay at the Lodge, and we definitely enjoyed it. This is a beautiful and modern hotel, but it has plenty of Wine Country charm. We are loyal Marriott travelers, and both times we have stayed, have received the complimentary upgrade to the suites. The suites have a fireplace, large (and very comfortable!) beds, soaking tubs, patio, etc. The rooms are also very clean and the staff is friendly and accommodating, which is always appreciated. The prices are a bit on the high side for this property, but comparable to similar properties in the area.
The location is a long walk from Sonoma Square, but the property offers a free shuttle in the afternoons and evenings (until 10:45PM I believe), which is great if you want to have a bottle of wine with dinner.
The only downside to this hotel is that the pool area can get very crowded and even rowdy, which does not lend itself to relaxation. There are plenty of chairs, but I saw many, many used towels and cups laying around the pool area even after it emptied out in the evening. It could have just been a particularly busy weekend when we stayed, but it was something I noticed.
Overall, great property in a great location. We will absolutely stay again when in Wine Country.