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“El Bonita is quaint and lovely.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Bonita Motel

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El Bonita Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
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Aptos, CA
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11 reviews
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“El Bonita is quaint and lovely.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2005

My sister & I stayed at El Bonita Motel July 2004. What a lovely place to stay. They have beautiful roses surrounding the motel, a nice pool, continental breakfast with a sitting area that has a fireplace and an outdoor patio with a waterfall. We walked to the center of St. Helena and enjoyed the quaintness of the town. When we would return to the motel we would relax in the pool and jacuzzi. I would definitely stay there again.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2004

Stayed there at the end of July, 2004... Was not so impressed with the upgraded room and lack of service in our $250 a night garden King suite. There are much better places in St Helena and you pay top dollar here if your staying in HIGH Season. This is a motel nothing more nothing less. This Place is $125 a night but when the tourists come to town and the weekends of weddings in the summer the price doubles. Room included a lite Breakfast coffee and juice with rolls and bagels. This property is close to town 10-15 min walk.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2003

we stayed there when we traveled to napa. The hotel was clean and had a nice view. No complaints

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2003

This little roadside motel is convenient if you are travelling through Napa Valley and have absolutely nowhere else to stay. But beware, not all the rooms are cozy & sweet as they may display on their website.
The road noise is incessant, the staff is amateurish, and the amenities are basic. This would all be tolerable if these factors were reflective of average room rates, but at over $200.00 single beds during summer travel season you should expect better. Save your money for a good case of wine, the El Bonita is not worth it !

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Property: El Bonita Motel
Address: 195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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