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El Bonita Motel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was a quiet and generally comfortable place except they have the world's highest beds. Our king bed was on a thick box spring and the mattress was at my waist level. I literally had to climb into bed. Not sure why they do this. Had to make sure I got in and out of bed carefully, especially in the middle of the night! Hope they are able to fix this soon!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

After looking around at all of the over priced and expensive places to stay in the Napa
Valley this motel is a gem. Great value for money and lovely, friendly service. We stayed in a quiet garden room, just back from the main road. I would definitely recommend this cute motel.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is not your father's motel! Located on Highway 29 just south of St. Helena, this is a gem. Centrally located in Napa Valley, it's not your typical motel, but more of a two-story hotel. The rooms are modern with tv's and wi-fi, and all have an outdoor balcony There is a nice pool, and a nice continental breakfast.

You won't find comparable accommodations at this price anywhere else in the valley!

Room Tip: If you have kids that love to swim, get a room facing the pool. If you don't want to hear the no...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This motel is in a great location central to Napa Valley and offers very reasonable rates. They do require a two night stay on weekends, but you don't mind considering their prices. They offer a continental breakfast in the lobby. Looks as though the bathrooms were recently remodeled.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are in the back. Pool rooms face the street and are more noisy.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is our 2nd time staying here and we have been very pleased on both stays. The rooms are fairly large with remodeled bathrooms. In-room coffee, small fridge for your food purchases. Girlfriend thinks the bed is just right, though I would personally would prefer a firmer mattress.
It is a good location if you are looking for a weekend gateway.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I love the El Bonita! I am reminded of a Rt 66 classic motel! The room is exceptionally large, very clean and well appointed. The grounds are as neat as a pin. I could stay here forever -and that's not the wine talking. I will be back.

Room Tip: The 2 queen beds room is very spacious and very quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

El Bonita actually makes a getaway weekend in Napa Valley affordable. It was a fair price for what we got. While I would have preferred a duvet cover instead of a bedspread- the rest of the amenities got high marks. It was a small space, but adequate. Very clean, nice glass and tile shower, beautiful crystal clean pool, hot tub and sauna-----glass wine glasses and openers, coffee mugs in room....no plastics.......well done.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Bonita Motel

Address: 195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
Price Range: $135 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Bonita Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
motel in Napa Valley,within walking distance to several wineries. ... more   less 
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