We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice,but not for me.”
Review of L & M Motel

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Healdsburg
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
L & M Motel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice,but not for me.”
Reviewed November 16, 2010

Just around the corner from downtown, this is a convenient, if not beautiful, location. The rooms are super clean, and perfectly maintained. Nice staff and homemade scones for breakfast. I had a great night sleep in a wonderful bed. That being said, I still might check out the modern chain next door, just because the rooms at L&M appear old fashioned. If you don't care about that, then it's a great value and nice place.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank dkj160
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    89
    54
    10
    2
    2
See reviews for
27
89
10
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2010

We considered staying at the pricier Hotel Healsburg, but were very happy we chose the L&M. Everything from check-in to check-out went smoothly and the proprietors treated us like extended family (Wanda's homemade scones for breakfast were a GREAT treat!!)

We stayed in Healsburg for 2 nights and, because the town is so compact, it was just a short (10 minute) walk to the town common, so the location was ok.

The rooms were small and a bit out dated, but super clean. The entire property was kept-up very nicely and it was great to come back after a long day of wine tasting.

They have a pool and hot tub, indoor in a separate building, which was adequate, the building got a little stuffy though.

They have a fire pit which was a great touch as a few of us would gather at night and drink some of the wines we found during our visits to the many area vineyards during the day (and some that the owners donated), and cook smores over the open fire...it was nice to chat with the owners and meet new people. All in all it felt much more like a B&B then a Motel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank phalex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northern Virginia
1 review
Reviewed November 11, 2010

The L&M Motel is quaint and a bit quirky but a great place to stay in Healdsburg for the price. It is within 1/2 mile from the downtown square and a great place to stay for visiting all of the wineries in the area. There are hummingbirds buzzing about the many gardens. Wendy and her mother are very pleasant and the blueberry scones are yummy. The only minor complaints are that the bed wasn't the most comfortable and the water pressure in the shower leaves something to be desired. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank LEHNorthernVirginia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
north carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2010

We came to Healdsburg to run the half marathon on the 30th of OCbober . We decided to stay here b/c of the great reviews on Tripadvisor. It is not fancy but very cozy. We had rooms 17 and 18, which are situated in an alcove that has a lovely patio which is surrounded by all kinds of gorgeous flowers, herbs, and veggies. The entire motel is a garden!! The owners are real down to earth folks, friendly and informative.

The location is awesome, go check out Lola's market just up the street...lots of great tasting rooms and the FARMERS MARKET is not to be missed; it runs from May till the end of October every tuesday and saturday.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank yogababe1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portola Valley, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2010

If you want to go biking, canoeing or wine tasting in Healdsburg, this is an excellent Motel. We would definitely stay here again.

Pros:
1. Location is great--close to downtown, close to a yummy burger joint (Healdsburger), close to canoeing
2. Host was terrific--Wanda provided suggestions for great wineries, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.--this made our day. Her winery suggestions were excellent.
3. Home-made blueberry scones and continental breakfast
4. Excellent value for pricey Healdsburg
5. Room was clean and double-paned windows made for a quiet stay
6. Extra perks, such as an indoor pool and night time fire

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank tbfree
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2010

We stayed here while we toured the northern Sonoma wineries. For the price we paid, we couldn't have asked for much more. Its an older style motel on the edge of town, but the rooms are clean with air conditioning, comfortable beds, and they have delicious homemade blueberry scones every morning.While its not in the middle of town like the more expensive places, it's certainly a manageable walk.

If you are looking for an affordable place to stay while touring wine country, this is probably the place for you.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ebjohn3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Recognizing that this was inexpensive for Healdsburg, I was unprepared for what a fine experience we are having here. We are a group of relatives here for a wedding. The rooms are very comfortable, the furniture is simple but new, the walls and furnishings updated. Some units have very small but functional kitchens. The free breakfast included coffee, tea, o.j., hard boiled egg, hot cereal, banana and a small, tasty scone.
Last evening upon our return we found a wonderful fire had been lit in the center of the courtyard surrounded by a ring of comfortable outdoor wooden chairs. This morning I noticed a croquet set. There is an indoor pool, I am guessing up to 6' deep and perhaps 25 feet long, a sauna, and a whirlpool in a basic building.
Save your money on accommodations, spend it on the fine dining or other opportunities afforded in this area. If you are contemplating an event, wedding, etc. and are not hung up on pretense give this serious consideration.
Footnote: It is now mid-morning and the noise from the traffic is clear, but there was none at night...and we all had our windows open.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank judyfitz3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Healdsburg hotels
1.6 mi away
Best Western Dry Creek Inn
0.4 mi away
H2 Hotel
H2 Hotel
#3 of 9 in Healdsburg
4.5 of 5 bubbles 478 reviews
1.2 mi away
Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Hotel Healdsburg
Hotel Healdsburg
#2 of 9 in Healdsburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 552 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hotel Les Mars, Relais & Chateaux
0.7 mi away
Duchamp Hotel Private Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to L & M Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about L & M Motel

Property: L & M Motel
Address: 70 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4017
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
l & m Hotel Healdsburg
l And m Motel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing