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Best Western Petaluma Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Petaluma
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This hotel is typical of Best Westerns. The rooms are a good size, clean, contain refrigerators, coffee makers and the furniture you need for a brief stay. A room in this area for under $100 per night is a good price. One small thing i appreciated - the power strip on the desk, which allows guests to plug in several electronic items. It's one of my hotel pet peeves that often I have to crawl around on the floor to find outlets or else plug them in near the sink where they can get splashed with water. Don't know why all hotels don't offer this; everyone travels with electronic gear that require recharging!
This hotel has two buildings. The first one is where the office is located and the second one is perpendicular to the main building. I was placed at the end of the second building, farthest from the office building, and the noise was awful. It sits practically on top of the main road and it was impossible to get a good night's sleep with constant traffic. I mentioned this to Best Western when they sent me an email inquiring about my stay. To his credit, the manager contacted me and explained that they are working with CalTrans to get a sound wall built. That would be nice, but in the meantime they need to replace the windows with quality double-pane windows, better sound-proofing in the walls, etc.
I would stay here again only if i could be guaranteed a room in the main building or the first half of the second building.

Room Tip: Do not stay in the back half of the second building. It is terribly close to the main road and extr...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a great place to stay, the staff are very friendly and the rooms are confortable and well equipped, andconsidering the location at a freeway junction it was remarkably quiet. The breakfast nook was spacious and the food was very good.
It was only a 10 minute drive to the town center, plentiful shops and eateries, I would definatley stay there again...highly recommended

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Enjoyed this hotel and the area that we stayed an extra night. Clean and updated room; a bit small if you plan on an extended vacation. Refrigerator and microwave in the room, comfortable bed. Friendly and helpful front desk. Appreciated the clean and bright laundry room! Quiet are pleasant stay. An added bonus is the family style restaurant across the street.

Room Tip: All rooms should give one a good night's sleep. The property is set back from the street, away f...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I wasn't too impressed when we drove up. This BW is surrounded by the 101, Washington St and McDowell. There's a plaza mall across McDowell and a plaza mall across Washington St. It was traffic noisy and after a long day on the road - this wasn't where I wanted to be.

Check-in wasn't as smooth as with other Best Westerns but the room was spacious, clean - looked like it had been renovated - comfortable bedding, had a fridge and microwave (which we used). Bathroom was also a surprised - basic but clean and comfortable.

We stayed a Friday night - the Internet in the room was great except that it didn't work Sat morning until the motorcyclists (going to an Apple Festival) rode out. Do motorcycles interfer with Wifi??? It did make for a very busy breakfast Sat morning. The poor attendant was crazy busy refilling every station. We ended bringing breakfast back to our room.

Final verdict? Great night's sleep, great value - not unhappy we stayed here.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Strategically located near the 101, large parking lot. large, comfortable and clean room. Very comfortable bed.
The staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is better than the standard continental requirements .
Highly recommended

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Last time we were in Petaluma we stayed at the Quality Inn which was good, but the bed here was definitely more comfortable. We found the location to work very well--there is a Trader Joe's just down the road, easy freeway access and a killer natural area about a mile away. The breakfast was good and restocked regularly. The housekeeping was a little inconsistent, i.e. not having the coffee restocked one day, but it didn't affect our overall stay. The cable, if that's important to you, is not much beyond the local channels. The wi-fi, however, is weak which would have been a problem if we had spent much time there.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Petaluma Inn

Address: 200 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954-3506
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Petaluma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Petaluma
Price Range: $108 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Petaluma Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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