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Reviewed October 23, 2009

We found this hotel online, looking for a place to stay near Navarro, our favorite winery. The hotel's website is fabulous; the real thing is a bit lacking, however!
We drove right by the hotel our first time through town. This is a town which takes approximately three blinks to pass through. When we did locate the place, we pulled in back and Jerry came out the kitchen door to greet us and rush us through a check-in process. He told us that he would be around only as long as he had to, then we would be on our own. He pointed out several times that doors would be locked and we'd better bring our key with us or we'd be out of luck. He didn't seem happy to be in the hospitality business.

The room was small but very tastefully decorated. I'm a neat person who doesn't like clutter but this was at a whole new level! There was not even a dresser or a closet to hang clothes in!! Nor was there a counter around the sink to put toiletries on. I guess all our belongings were meant to be kept on the floor. Good thing the room was spotlessly clean. We immediately asked to be upgraded to a suite but the two on premise were not available.

What to do in Boone after the wineries close? The hotel restaurant (supposed to be great) is only open Thurs, Fri and Sat. We were there on a Weds! And there's no TV, radio, phone or internet!!!! The only other place in town with internet closes at 4 p.m. We had to drive 1 hour to Mendocino to find a wi fi signal! Luckily, it was a quaint town and we found a place for dinner as well.

We returned to our room at 10 pm and were kept awake all night by banging pipes. Needless to say, there's no workout facility, so we went for a run along hwy 128 - not an ideal location as there's very little shoulder and it's frequented by large trucks.
We went back for breakfast and found it to be pastry - no toast or anything resembling a healthy start to the day. We checked out a day early and headed out of Boone - good riddance!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank nhleees
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We road-tripped to the Anderson Valley area and Boonville on a Thursday and stayed until Saturday. Both nights were enjoyed at the Boonville Hotel. It is located in a well-maintained older building that, from photos in the lobby, appears to have housed a hotel for many, many years. On the main floor is a lobby, a living room-like sitting area and a restaurant. Upstairs are 8 individual rooms or suites and out back are a bungalow and a studio. We stayed in Room 1 which, along with Room 2, are what I would call suites in that there is a distinctly separate sitting area from the bedroom area. They are located at the front of the building which means they front the two-lane highway that runs through Boonville and Anderson Valley.

The rooms are decorated in a funky country modern style that others have characterized as "minimalist." I disagree with this. We had everything we needed and it was quite unique, attractive and cozy.

The restaurant is truly excellent, but you must know that the hotel and the town are not going to be hot nightspots. Spend a beautiful in the highly under-marketed Anderson Valley wine country, enjoy a tremendous dinner at the Boonville Hotel, open a bottle of the wine you procured during your day's touring...and snuggle up.

The only thing to be aware of is the placement of the rooms relative to the highway. The rooms at the front (1 and 2) can get noisy in the early morning as the vineyard workers and loggers get started on the workday. I doubt that any of the other rooms would suffer similarly.

All in all, a great place that we most certainly will visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank GDrohan
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

I stayed at the Boonville Hotel because my boyfriend and I were driving through the Anderson Valley and wanted to spend the night in Boonville. Since there are limited lodging options we were left with the Boonville hotel. Most unfortunately, we stayed on a night that the restaurant was not open. Judging by the other reviews the restaurant is the best part of the hotel.

We stayed in room 5 which over looks the garden, although from our room we saw more of the metal roof over hang. The room was spartan to say the least. It was very small. It was very clean though with a straw woven mat carpet on the floor. The bed was comfortable with soft country linens. The bathroom with a tub was just fine, nothing special. Honestly I would describe the room as very Zen like in it's minimalism, but we did need some conveniences! For instance, being so close to all the wineries you would think they would have a wine opener. We had to push the cork into the bottle to enjoy some wine (to my horror!)

Since the restaurant was not open we went to Lauren's down the street which I highly recommend. The food was homey and everything was fresh and delicious. We had the pasta with cream sauce and ham and fresh peas and also the steak, yummm!

After dinner we went back to the hotel for some wine and relaxing. The place was a dead zone. Everything was locked up and there wasn't a person in sight. There clearly were other people in their rooms, but they weren't about the place either. We decided to sit outside with our wine and found scrabble, but it didn't have enough pieces. We had to turn on the lights all over the place so we could even see! The resident cat was the only thing alive in the place! We were kind of freaked out and decided to go to the bar across the street, which was an excellent choice for some local town fun.

In the morning we couldn't believe how loud it was! We could hear everything from cars to the neighbors shutting their house windows! It was not fun to wake up in the morning to all of that. In addition, the staff said since there weren't a lot of people staying (there were, we heard every conversation they had!) they weren't doing breakfast, awesome.

In the end the thing about this place is we had no choice. We had to spend $198 to stay here and deal with it. It was worth maybe $130. I think the hotel actually likes how minimal and low maintenance they are and almost relish the idea that they are an original "roadhouse." I'm very sorry that we missed their dinner, but in the future we would rather stay in Mendocino even if it's a bit of a hike back from the wineries.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paestumgirl
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

My wife and I decided to drive up highway 1 from San Francisco on a gorgeous day and ended up staying in this charming, professionally run establishment. We enjoyed an excellent dinner with a menu offering fresh and seasonal cuisine. The service was friendly and attentive in the elegant setting. We look forward to our next visit so we can enjoy once again the very comfortable room, the freshly baked scones and a true sense of hospitality.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank stephane69
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

Our two night stay at the Boonville Hotel provided a magical oasis in 100 degree weather. Our front room had a comfortable bed, lovely sitting area and huge porch, and the gardens provided spectacular dapple and shade throughout the afternoon and evening. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the location put all Boonville within walking distance. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Valley123
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