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“Very friendly but have realistic expectations”
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Fountaingrove Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
San Francisco, CA, USA
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“Very friendly but have realistic expectations”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend, getting a decent (well $250 a night) rate. Room was very nice, but there's not much to this hotel. It's like a very plush motel, just off 101 freeway, no real grounds other than the open space behind it under the Hilton, and the pool is teeny (nice hot jacuzzi though). We didn't use the restaurant other than for morning coffee but it looked nice.

What it lacks in amenities it made up in friendliness of the staff. We brought our dog ($25 a night more) and they were very nice to him (have a special print out of dog friendly activities) and they couldn't have been nicer at advising and steering us to restaurants and wineries. Front desk essentially was better than concierge at many 5 star hotels I've been at

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stopped one night and we liked it. The room is exactly what you want after a long day driving by car. The whole hotel feels new with a great atmosphere, the room was large, the beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean.
The only downside is the location: it's perfect if you need a place right outside the highway but I thought that it was nearer to the city center. This isn't a great problem, just plan to spend some time before getting in Santa Rosa (especially with the heavy traffic on the highway that we met at every hour).
I definitively recommend this hotel if you plan to visit the region.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Suwanee, Georgia
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were disappointed in the breakfast buffet of the hotel restaurant, which is overpriced for what you get (you're better off at one of the diners like Adel's on College Av) but other than that this place offers a good value for the location and the price point. We had a clean quite room with good quality mattresses, and good and friendly service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I stayed at the Fountaingrove for a week during the Vineman Full triathlon. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and the rooms were very quiet. I slept perfectly before the race. The staff was great too. After the race we ordered room service and the waiter was amazingly quick. He said he knew that the rooms were filled with hungry athletes and wanted to make sure we got our food! How sweet! He even remembered me the next morning as I teetered to the car. I would recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed July 2013
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North Louisiana
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Clean, quiet, updated and the right price. Comfy beds, updated bathrooms and quiet. Great fridge in the room for snacks. Hotel lobby and pool really pretty. This place has been updated but still has lots of oak trim that give the rooms and hallways an 80s vibe. I would recommend this place based on location, cleanliness and price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Eureka, California
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stop in Santa Rosa frequently. We're in So Cal and the family is in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. This time it was the 4th of July week and everywhere we usually stay was booked.On TA I noticed The Fountaingrove still had rooms available. Their prices are higher than the discount motels, but competitive with the "Plus" places nearby. I've passed the Inn many times. Its quite small looking from the outside, if fact you might not even notice a hotel is there. Looks like offices. There is a large comfy lobby with sofas, a water wall and a very attentive staff. Off the lobby are two wings with rooms on each side (all on one floor). We booked a "garden view" room. I expected to see a garden. What you get is a view of a tall wall with a few sparse tree ferns and such. It was private but not refreshing. The wireless had a good strong signal. The coffee is yummy "pod" style! There is a restaurant right out the lobby door that serves a pricey breakfast. We didn't go swimming but they do have a small lap pool in the back. I liked here. It was nicer than most of the other places we've stayed at in SR and it has super easy on and off the 101.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I look forward to traveling to Santa Rosa knowing I will stay at Fountain Grove. The staff are always very accommodating and friendly. I like that they acknowledge that I am a repeat costumer and where I prefer to stay in the hotel. The highlight for me is the pool and spa, which I think is one of the most beautiful given this type of hotel. The location is great, right off the freeway with easy on and off access. I think the breakfast is a step up from most business hotels and again the staff are friendly and helpful. We have had dinner there also and can be a bit pricy, but after a long day it's nice not to have to leave the hotel. Sometimes there is wine or stacks in the lobby and there is usually bottled water in the room or by the pool. It's in my top 10 for business hotels.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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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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