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“Decent hotel for decent price” 3 of 5 stars
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Fountaingrove Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Decent hotel for decent price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I purchased a Travelzoo deal for this hotel. For the price, the hotel was really nice. The staff was very friendly, room was clean and spacious (small sitting room with TV separate from the bedroom with another TV), and the breakfast was hearty (buffet including eggs, bacon, sausage, potato, french toast, fruit, oatmeal and pastries). There was free parking, as well as internet (although we didn't use it), and a pool and gym (that we didn't use, either). The room had a small fridge, coffee maker and hair dryer. Cons: dim lighting in room, cold hallways, poor quality TV. We had dinner at Equus (we tried their BBQ, which was good, but not great). If you're looking for a quaint hotel in wine country, then this isn't it, but it's a decent, clean, affordable hotel with typical amenities,

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Long Island NY
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

great spot to relax while on business. even a great spot when you want to go into the wine country. spa decored lobbey, soft and comfortable rooms, oh by the way best sleep in many nites, matress the best.
food in an atmosphere that is quiet and the food at Equas is dynamite. cooked to order. osobucco was succulent and more than enough.
can not wait until the next visit to my account in the Santa Rosa territory. Thanks Fountaingrove Inn, great job.

Room Tip: rooms are great soft and the mattress is the best, what a real sleep long time over due.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Sacramento, California
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84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was THE high-end place to be in the mid-Eighties in Santa Rosa and a lot of its charm remains, except for large sections of former lawns eaten away by road expansion. The waterfall and stone floors in the lobby, and the overall Frank Lloyd Wright-esque feel to the exterior and decor are rather comfortable to the eye. The room we enjoyed (Junior Suite) was nicely furnished, very clean, the beds were quite comfortable, and the in-room amenities pleasing. The Equus Restaurant's food was very good (you should try the calamari!!) and its morning breakfast buffet (although quite limited) started each of our two days in Santa Rosa off just right.

As others have mentioned, the hotel essentially overlooks Highway 101, so traffic noise can be a problem. Therefore, if you enjoy quiet as we do, would recommend a hillside-facing room if you are staying in the main building and an even-numbered room in the adjoining (north) building. Our initially assigned room was an odd-numbered room in the adjoining building. We moved to an even-numbered room immediately. Front desk was more than pleased to meet our needs. Also, in the adjoining building, there is no elevator; you access the rooms by ramp or stairs on either end of the building.

Speaking of noise, Equus is all hardwood flooring so even walking creates a cacophany. However, the food and good service are worth a little distraction.

All in all, we would stay again if Travelzoo runs the $99 offer again which includes a $25 per day restaurant credit and buffet breakfast for two. Otherwise, we are not into $225/night accommodations.

Room Tip: Get rooms that face away from freeway.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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El Dorado Hills
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130 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We've stayed at the Fountaingrove three times and have always felt that it was a good value and pleasant experience. The rooms are small but comfy. They have a fitness center, and often wine-tasting in the evenings. The location is close the the freeway (but not at all noisy) and 10 minutes from the downtown. They have an on-site restaurant (Equis) which is particularly good for a weekend brunch. Watch for their special rates!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed at a very comfortable suite including $25 for dinner and breakfast for 2 people.
The hotel is right off the freeway, so it was perfect for us after a class at the School of Herbalism in Forestville.
We ate dinner at the hotel, it was decent but nothing to write home about. Breakfast had great selection in the buffet.
Check Luther Burbank House and Gardens it is really beautiful especially when the roses are in bloom.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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132 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Included breakfast. Really large rooms n great spot in wine country. 3 min from Peanuts Museum. Free parking and wifi. Comfy bed. Is near highway so a little road noise but not much. Helpful receptionist. Got us taxi for later for dinner at restaurant 10 min away

  • Stayed December 2012
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Menlo Park
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Thanks for doing everything you could to make our 25th Anniversary special for us.

The hotel and staff far exceeded our expectations and we highly recommended the hotel to 25 plus people our first night's stay!

Thanks again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fountaingrove Inn

Property: Fountaingrove Inn
Address: 101 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1777
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fountaingrove Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Fountaingrove Santa Rosa
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