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Jack London Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Glen Ellen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2012

This motel is a location that we have used several times during the Heart of the Valley Barrel Tasting weekend. The rates are reasonable and it is a great location for getting to the surrounding wineries. Going again this year, I made the reservations last December for four rooms. I was quoted a price of 125.00 for Friday and Saturday, and 95.00 for Sunday. These are the posted rates on their website. Upon arriving at the motel to check in, each night's rate was raised by $20.00!!! I was told that this was a very busy weekend. It would of been apprciated that this price hike could of been told to me at the time of the reservation or when I called a month before to check the reservation. Just disapointed.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I grew up in Glen Ellen and now when I return I will frequently stay At the Jack London Lodge Hotel. It is reminds me of the way it used to be in some ways when I was growing up there. Of course Glen Ellen has change quite a bit, but there it still seems to capture the old days.
The staff is very friendly and accomodating, the bar is a short walk away. The food is good. It is a great spot to make a home base for wine tasteing excursions throughout the area. There is a beautiful creek that is adjacent to the property and you can here the babbleing creek sounds from the hot tub. There is also access to the creek from the rear of the bar, restaurant which also is a great place to sit at there outsside tables while enjoying your dinner and or wine. Itis just a real laid back place to go and relax.

Room Tip: I like the upstairs, but all the rooms are quaint and clean with antiquish type furnishings. I have...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Hannm4
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We recently spent a long weekend in Glen Ellen at the Jack London Lodge. This the second time we have stayed there. The location is ideal for wine tasting in the area, each room is unique with the most comfortable beds and colorful soft sheets. It is really nice to just walk across the street to grab a delicious deli sandwich at the market and then be off on your adventure. Michele is the office is very accommodating even when we could not check in until late. We just stopped at the Jack London Saloon next door to pick up our keys. Our rooms were warm and waiting for us. We will definitely come back again for our next wine tasting adventure.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We celebrated my 50th with friends and had a great stay. The Glen Ellen Market is just across the street and has an awesome deli, salad bar, and hot meals bar. Walking distance to restaurants, and a half mile to Benziger Winery. The rooms are comfortable, and the staff was very accommodating. Don't forget the free continental breakfast. We will be back!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank dkaroly
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

This hotel is what it is. It is an older hotel/motel that has been remodeled. Don't go in thinking this is a 5* resort in wine country. It is a small hotel in a small cross-roads town. But saying that I still liked staying here. It is very quiet and peaceful. We stayed here to start our Sonoma vineyard tours. Jack London State Park is very close. It wasn't on our itinerary but we had time to kill and really enjoyed it. We hiked to the burned out shell of Jack London's house and really enjoyed the peaceful stroll. We then went to Benzinger Vineyard tour. We wanted to stay in Glenn Ellen and picked this hotel due to it's price. Enjoyable stay in Glenn Ellen and this hotel suited our purpose. If you're looking for a peaceful place and aren't too wrapped up in staying in posh/luxury (expensive) digs, Lack London Lodge will suit your needs. Stayed here May 2011

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

We had a great time staying at the Jack London Lodge at the end of a wonderful day of exploring the very nearby Jack London State Historic Park. This is a wonderful park full of history, with a museum filled with wonderful stories and artifacts. The JLL was very clean and quaint, and the proprietor was very pleasant and helpful. Within walking distance is the adorable town of Glen Ellen with restaurants, etc. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank SusieTraveller7
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Having our wedding at the Jack London Lodge in Glen Ellen on October 1, 2011 was an amazing and wonderful event not only for me (the bride) and my handsome groom but for all of the guests and the wedding party. Several aspects of the venue lent to a stellar wedding experience. First, all of our guests were able to say at the lodge thus eliminating the danger of drinking and driving. The fact that all of the guests were staying at the hotel also enabled many of them to meet prior to the formal festivities and thus added to a more relaxing, casual and jovial vibe. The complimentary continental breakfast in the morning certainly helped facilitate the introductions.

The venue is lovely and romantic: perched on a wooden deck above the confluence of two creeks, nestled under the canopy of huge oak trees. Conveniently, after the formal reception was over, most of the guests walked over to the historic-era Wolf House bar (which is situated on the hotel grounds) and continued the party.

In addition to the stellar setting, what made the whole experience so great was the presence of Elaine Neally. She not only guided us in planning the event and toward time-proven quality service providers but was there every step of the way the day of the wedding to let us know what was next on the schedule. This facet of the Lodge not only provided us with sanity yet also enabled us to enjoy the wedding and not worry about looking at our watches, trying to control what happened next or remembering for that matter, or what was scheduled to happen next. Elaine made the whole event function flawlessly. Overall, we would strongly recommend the Jack London Lodge as a wedding venue. We did not break the bank and still had an unforgettably fabulous wedding. Almost all of our guests mentioned several times how lovely the whole experience was and what a good time was had—including both sets of parents. That is worth its weight in gold!!!!! Thanks Elaine and Michelle.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Leslie S
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Address: 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Ellen
Price Range: $153 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jack London Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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