River Belle Inn

River Belle Inn

Our River Belle Inn backyard view of the Russian River - November 14, 2018
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#1 of 4 inns in Healdsburg
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.9
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The River Belle Inn provides a one of a kind experience in the heart of Healdsburg Historic Wine District. Located ideally on the Russian River and just six easy walking blocks away from the charming Healdsburg Plaza, it provides the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The luxurious suites, charming common rooms, and amazing farm to table breakfasts are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy while staying here.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

68 Front St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4406
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Sonoma County Airport
Sacramento Intl Airport
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5.0 of 5 bubbles380 reviews
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The River Belle Inn earns rave reviews for its spacious and beautifully adorned rooms, often celebrated for their comfort and scenic views. Nestled on the river near downtown Healdsburg, the inn's location is a standout, offering easy access to local attractions that guests appreciate. The inviting atmosphere, underscored by the attentive and friendly staff, enhances the experience, as does the inn's commitment to cleanliness. Travelers are particularly impressed with the personalized service, the delectable dining options, and the thoughtful amenities, including a customizable breakfast and enjoyable happy hour.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Spacious
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
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MaryKay s wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States55 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to visit wine country at the last minute. I really love staying in great hotels so I spent a bit of time online researching them, reading reviews, looking at poctures. When I saw the picture of The River Belle Inn, right away I was interested. It is so pretty.
It is located right on the Russian River. The serene views are just lovely from the room or the adirondack chairs around the property or the hammock. The bad part is there is little incentive to leave and do anything.
If however you want to do something, the cute town pf Healdsburg is a 10 minute walk. Lots of good restaurants, boutique stores and tasting rooms. They are all very strict about distancing and sanitizing (as is the Inn).
The owner, Tom, referred us to some great wineries that we had never visited and they were all just gorgeous.
The breakfast at the Inn is delicious with an amazing array of choices. The chocolate croissant is worth the splurge and the fresh o.j. Is amazing. You can pick any time to have breakfast and we would have our coffee delivered to our roomat 7, go for a walk and come back for breakfast around 9:30. Perfect!
There is a nice happy hour (ended up being two hours) on the riverfront patio where the owners Tom and Mitzi spent a bit of time with us.
The hotel inside is decorated beautifully and the beds are extremely comfortable.
We will definitely put this at the top of our list!
Oh, whoops, can’t forget to mention the beautiful and patient (always waiting for a little morsel of food to come her way) lab, Mia. She is the official greeter and does a great job!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms facing the river would be my top pick!
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Sep 19, 2020
We thank you for the great review, but it is an experience that does go both ways as we just love guests as you who indulge in what we call the "RBI Experience" in all aspects. again, with guests like you, pour job is simply wonderful and easy, yes we are spoiled here! until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI Staff, ....... and of course the official greeter and Inn dog, Mia!
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patriciacT9092TQ wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for a relaxing weekend before visiting our grandson in California. The River Belle Inn surpassed our expectations and we hated to leave. It's a lovely inn with a great view of the Russian River, yet you can easily walk to all the restaurants in downtown Healdsburg. Mitzi and Tom were gracious and welcoming hosts who gave us very helpful tips on wineries, restaurants and Sonoma directions. Their dog Mia was sweet and gentle and made the place very homey. Our room (Alexander Valley ) was spotless, spacious, well appointed and very comfortable with a gas fireplace, large bathroom, big shower and soaking tub. There was a large closet with lots of hangars, great lighting in the rooms, and plenty of towels in the bathroom. We especially appreciated the early morning coffee brought to our door in the morning and loved the breakfasts which we ate on the back patio facing the river. The happy hours featured wine pours from small, local wineries and snacks ( pizzas, charcuterie plate) and gave us an opportunity to chat with other guests. Overall the River Belle Inn was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it. We hope to return and stay for a longer time.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Aug 1, 2021
Thank you ..... you join many of our great guests who enjoyed the "RBI Experience"! Loved having you here! until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, Cathy, the RBI family, ...... and of course Mia
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Lindaww629 wrote a review Sep 2021
San Jose, California3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
River Belle Inn is everything you want for R&R: beautiful surroundings (on the Russian RIver), comfortable rooms with amenities you didn't know you wanted but really need (bedside charger outlets, individual room temperature controls that really work, enough hangers in the closets), great location (walk to the downtown plaza of Healdsburg), kind and welcoming hosts. We planned to stay 2 nights and immediately extended to a 3rd night. Right decision.
Breakfast was superb and COVID friendly: choose from a menu of wonderful food, delivered when you want to a location you specify on the hotel's grounds. Our friends who live in town joined us for the nightly wine tasting from the best local vineyards.
Thank you, Tom and Mitzi and Mia!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Sep 29, 2021
You are very welcome, we love our guests who enjoy our complete "RBI Experience" as you. until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI family, ....... and of course Mia
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Lanell S wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous property. Extremely clean and well maintained. The pictures are very representative of the rooms (and we saw all of the rooms). They actually look even better in person. The proprietors are very friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding wineries and local restaurants. Breakfast is to die for, and the view of the river is spectacular. Oh, and don't forget the Queen of the Belle, their sweet lab Mia. We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from THOMASB10643, Owner at River Belle Inn
Responded Feb 12, 2020
and ...... Fabulous guests like you! Thank you so much and we are glad you chose us for the "RBI Experience"! Best of Times Vacations is truly what it is all about here. until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI staff ......... including Mia of course!
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Culture258176 wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay in the Blue Heron Suite and from our patio we spotted a great blue heron on the Russian River. The tasty breakfast had a good variety of options and could be enjoyed in our choice of settings. Afternoon happy hour wine tastings by local vintners made our stay extra fun. The hosts, Thomas, Mitzi, and Mia have created a wonderful setting to enjoy Sonoma, with thoughtful design details throughout the inn and grounds.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Jul 27, 2021
Thank you, and thanks to our local Blue Heron too! Loved having you here as our guests, glad to see our "RBI Experience" was enjoyed for you. until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, Cathy, the RBI family, ......... and of course Mia
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Carolyn S wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about the River Belle Inn is wonderful. Thomas and Mitzi's hospitality is top notch. And, of course, there is Mia...a beautiful social "puppy" that welcomes everyone.

The breakfasts are delicious and have plenty of options (even for us vegetarians!). You pick your breakfast options the night before and where and when you want your breakfast and when you arrive there is a table made up with your room name on it and "magically" your breakfast arrives. You can also have "morning coffee" delivered to your door between 7-7:30am.

The not to miss part of your stay is the Happiest Hour. We enjoyed wine, beer and iced tea while watching pizzas being made in the new pizza oven, then of course sampling many of different pizza combos that were made.

We spent 2 nights in the Chalk Hill Suite. Great room with sitting area and fireplace on the 2nd floor (there is an elevator), no river view but we knew that when booking. Honestly, the property is so big with so many hang out options; lounge chairs overlooking the river, large porch with lots of seats (some rockers and a glider), indoor music room and bar area with large screen tv and windows all around. There was also a bocce court...nice! You could spend the whole day just hanging out at the RBI or you can take an easy walk (just over 1/2 mile) to downtown Healdsburg.

You really do want to stay longer than we did so you can enjoy all that RBI, Healdsburg and Sonoma have to offer! We are looking forward to visiting RBI again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded May 23, 2021
thank you thank you thank you! we loved having you here as our guests, you have outlined our "RBI Experience" here at the River Belle Inn. Looking forward to you return to do it again! until next time safe travels, Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI family ........ and of course that "puppy" Mia!
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Marci F wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second visit to the River Belle and it will not be our last when staying in Healdsburg. First of all, our hosts Tom and Mitzy are just amazing, wonderful, warm and inviting people. They make you feel like you are family when staying with them. (Mia their lab also makes you feel welcome). They are so knowledgeable about Healdsburg and wine country and can guide you anywhere and suggest numerous restaurants and things to do.
The Inn is incredibly decorated in beautiful furnishings and is highly maintained inside and out. Each one of their rooms is different and it makes it quite hard to select which one to stay in. The breakfasts are to die for and happy hour is quite happy as you nosh on homemade pizzas, fabulous charcuterie boards and sip on delicious wines and beer. It is located in a peaceful setting on the Russian River so if you need to take a break from wine tasting you will have a perfect front porch to sit on or a delightful backyard to day dream in. What more can I say! Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor with balcony and faced the Russian River
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Love it! ..... love when our guests enjoy our complete "RBI Experience" Thank you for the review until next time safe travels Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI family, ....... and of course Mia.
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J and S wrote a review Sep 2021
Mountain View, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at River Belle several times, and believe me, we will continue. Bottom line: It is the best there is in every aspect. From the time you arrive one senses it is something special. This is a family affair, & they work beautifully together. One can tell they love & enjoy each other and love what they do. Each time we have stayed in a room, my husband has said, "Oh, this is my favorite!" This last time, he said, "Oh, this definitely is my favorite!" In fact, they all will be your favorites. There is not a thing they haven't thought of you would need or want for clear relaxation and comfort.
We have never had a more personalized stay anywhere. The breakfast & afternoon wine & appetizers are delicious and varied and the grounds and venues to eat or relax are simply amazing and beautifully appointed. Tom, Mitzi and Kathy, thank you for your warm, gracious hospitality and your commitment to not only excellence, but an assurance it will be a happy, fun stay!
We love you and love it here! Joel and Susan
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Every room is wonderful
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Sep 23, 2021
Thank you for the fabulous review, much appreciated! We are always happy to have you stay with with us and so glad you enjoyed your River Belle Inn Experience. We look forward to your next visit, take care, stay well and come back soon. Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, Cathy, the RBI staff and of course Mia!
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Vince G wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed at the River Belle Inn in Healdsburg while on a Sonoma County wine trip. The accommodations were top notch and included daily made-to-order breakfast, a nightly happy hour with complimentary wine tastings, and a daily room clean. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very service focused. The location of the Inn was perfect, within a very short walk to downtown Healdsburg which had plenty of dining, shopping and tasting options. I highly recommend a stay here and will definitely come back on our next trip to wine country.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brianna Davis, General Manager at River Belle Inn
Responded Nov 20, 2023
We are so thankful that you took the time to leave a review and let us know how we are doing. It was our pleasure hosting you and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to host you again in the future. Warm Regards,
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Aman M wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a last minute reservation here opting to go with a BnB instead of a large resort (which is a more typical option for us). The house is beautiful. The location is amazing, right on the river and a 15 minute walk to the town plaza. Tom and Mitzi are super accommodating, sending restaurant and winery recommendations in advance of the stay. The morning breakfast is awesome and available to be enjoyed in various locations through out the property. They also host a daily happy hour with beer and wine plus some very thoughtful snacks. The river patio and wrap-around porch are great for lounging, drinking and playing some board games. The house dog, Mia, is super chill and adorable. Can't say enough good things. Will be back regularly!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Thomas Bangs, Innkeeper at River Belle Inn
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Thank you for the fabulous review, much appreciated! We are so very happy you enjoyed your River Belle Inn Experience. We look forward to a return visit at some time in the not to far future, stay well. Cheers! Thomas, Mitzi, the RBI staff and of course Mia!
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Bridget C wrote a tip Sep 2023
George Town, Grand Cayman2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wish we could’ve stayed longer, if anything!"
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corinne wrote a tip Aug 2023
Leonard, Michigan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan on having breakfast in the morning before checking out. Can’t miss it! "
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William H wrote a tip Jul 2023
Pinehurst, North Carolina6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Schedule your breakfast times early."
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Ed S wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss the Happy Hour (5-6), the treats are special and different every day."
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Toni C wrote a tip Jun 2023
Carmichael, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you travel with a lot of suitcases and your two people, you would definitely want a room with two beds. The rooms are on the smaller side"
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PRICE RANGE
$344 - $460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSonoma CountyHealdsburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Belle Inn
Which popular attractions are close to River Belle Inn?
Nearby attractions include Healdsburg Plaza (0.5 miles), The Shed (0.7 miles), and La Crema Tasting Room (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Belle Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River Belle Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at River Belle Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at River Belle Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Belle Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guiso Latin Fusion, Baci Cafe & Wine Bar, and Valette.
Is River Belle Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Healdsburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Belle Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to River Belle Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hudson Street Wineries (0.04 miles).
Does River Belle Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is River Belle Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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