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Olea Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5131 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a quaint B&B with modern comfortable rooms (heated floors!), they are lovely but what makes this place stand out is attention to detail and the service. The service here really is, as all the other reviews state, above and beyond. There are too many thoughtful details to list, but trust me you are taken care of from check-in to check-out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I love a place that is detail oriented, and the Olea gets the details right. It's oozing with amenities. From the three-course included breakfast, to the free dessert and wine pairing, to the organic bath products and the water and snacks in our room, we felt totally spoiled and never nickled and dimed. Add in the friendly staff, comped tastings at local wineries and super comfy wine-country decor. The Olea has quickly become our favorite Sonoma spot.

Only thing to note is you cannot walk out the door at Olea and be at the shops and restaurants of Glen Ellen. Olea is set on a residential street. You'll have to drive to dinner.

Think about springing for one of the cottages. Cottage 9 is adorable, super clean, and has a cozy (real!) fireplace. And its right next to the hot tub.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank guacamoleh
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San Carlos, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Everything about the Olea is quality!
Pure pleasure in every thoughtful detail.
The painstaking renovation of this charming spot sets the tone for the level of quality you will experience throughout your stay. We highly recommend the Olea.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ldobson500
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Escondido, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I had heard a lot of good things about this place, but every aspect exceeded expectations! Amazing! Four Seasons type service at a 10 room hotel/B&B!

We arrive and Ken at the front desk spent the time to recommend restaurants, gave us a book for free wine tastings at a lot of wineries in the area, then after listening to what we liked, recommended some wineries. He was right on the money for both the food and the wine! After dinner dessert with a wine pairing was really nice, but the bottle of champagne in the room blew me away.

The room itself was really nice and had a great bed, and the soaps, etc, were very nice as well. By the way, the heated floor in the bathroom is a nice touch on a chilly morning.

Breakfast was special. Three course complimentary breakfast? Amazing!

All in all, an amazing, relaxing experience. No screaming kids, the guests were friendly and nice, and everyone that works there makes you feel appreciated and special.

I can't wait to go back when it's warmer!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank erniezap
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had a wonderful but short stay at this bed and breakfast. Fantastic gourmet food, including a dessert and wine pairing and breakfast. The staff was warm, knowledgeable and accommodating. Can't wait to make a return trip and share our find with friends!

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2 Thank Cyanns
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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hidden gem! The grounds are beautiful and we look forward to returning this summer and sitting under the trees with a glass of wine when the days are longer. 3 or 4 great restaurants nearby in Glen Ellen to choose from followed the next morning with breakfast at the Olea where the staff was friendly and attentive and the food exceptional...and I am not usually a breakfast person! Spacious room and bathroom. Clean as can be - very comfortable. Thanks, Kent!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Cliff W
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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106 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Found this place hidden just 5 miles off the main route between Santa Rosa and Sonoma. We were thrown into a happy party of couples enjoying a wine tasting from a local vintner. That spun off into conversations lasting most of the evening. Later there was the opportunity to soak in a hot tub that was in a grove of trees. Our room was newly remodeled, with warming bathroom floors, large tv, very comfortable bed. Someone spent a lot of money on making this place modern and tasteful. The breakfast was so good, we had to take a picture. Maybe 100 winery tasting room are within a few miles of this place. Not to be missed if you want to get off the grid with someone you adore.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank BigDogCA2013
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Property: Olea Hotel
Address: 5131 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Olea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by oak and olive trees in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Olea Hotel is a small boutique hotel with unique amenities, modern guest rooms, and an exceptional breakfast experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Glenelly Inn & Cottages Hotel Glen Ellen
Glenelly Inn And Cottages
Olea Hotel Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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