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Best Western Plus Garden Inn
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Santa Rosa
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Booked this place thru AAA based on TA reviews and very glad we did! Had prepaid so check-in was a breeze. Very clean with recent upgrades in the bath. Restaurant on the site with great breakfasts. Nicely cared for grounds. Very quiet room in the rear of the property with parking immediately outside the door. Would return here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Harry B
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Very, very clean. Very friendly staff. A decent sized room with parking right in front and opened out to a pretty courtyard. I felt safe and comfortable and was close to Starbucks and shopping. I really like this place, but it was on the upper end of my budget. For that reason, I would choose the Best Western Petaluma Inn in the future. Just as nice, but way cheaper!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank AnjellaEl
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our check-in was quite easy and the desk manager was very pleasant. The room was larger than expected, was clean and attractive, and we were able to park right in front of our 'one-floor' unit which was very helpful. This was the first facility in quite a while that did not offer breakfast which was a bit surprising....there is a small restaurant on the premises with standard Denny-like prices but we didn't try it as we were going to get on the road quickly in the morning and a formal sit-down was not what we were seeking.

Otherwise, a good place to stay.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank LENNYPAL
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We chose Santa Rosa to sleep after visiting Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley, mainly because the awesome Russian River Brewing Company was about 1.5 mile away.

Room size, cleanliness and service were good. If it was within walking distance of downtown and had breakfast included in the rental price, would be perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Presidente_RJ
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I was one day in Santa Rosa for business.

The hotel is conveniently located close to the 101 freeway. The property is large for a Best Western. There are a couple of pools on the property as well as a separate dining facility. There is a communial computer in the lobby as well with a printer. The style of the property is that you drive up and park in front of your room.

The rooms are updated and clean. WiFI works well, as does the A/C. There is a flat screen TV, coffee maker, and fridge. The staff is friendly and will let you check in if your room is ready before the official check in time. The bed is comfortable, but the pillows are small. They are just a bit larger than a couch pillow. I am not sure why they cannot provide for a proper sized pillow.

There are only two real downsides to this hotel. First is the price. I paid over $150 per night. Although the property is good, it is not worth that much money. A person can stay in a proper hotel for that money. Unfortunately, a proper hotel is not in the area. Also, breakfast is not included. It is standard now that this category of hotel provide a free breakfast - either continental or basic hot food. If you want breakfast, you have to go to the dining room and pay for it. I think this is just another way to get more money out of people, and for $150 a night, it should be included.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The room was fine- nothing special but clean and quiet, but expensive for what you get. Breakfast is not included, My only complaint is that despite the do not disturb sign on the door, housekeeping came in to begin cleaning before the posted checkout time-- I returned approx half an hour prior and my belongings (which I had already packed) were already removed and stacked outside. If you leave the premises for breakfast and plan to return before checking out, expect housekeeping to have already cleaned out your room.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank David C
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

In Santa Rosa/Sonoma area for family trip (daughter in college here) and pleasantly surprised by the Best Western Garden Inn. Hotel probably dates to the 60s but is VERY clean and updated. Most rooms are on ground level but some buildings are 2 story. Nice greeting and easy check in process. Clean room with comfortable bed. Mini fridge and microwave in room too. Our room was quiet and nice. There are 2 pools and the one we went to was heated and nice (the other pool is apparently not heated). There is a little breakfast place on site with good food and affordable prices. I was very pleased. Not the cheapest in the area but a nice surprise and better than what you'd expect from a Best Western. I recommend.

Room Tip: I would ask to be more in the back. The rooms in the very front might have some road noise.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Greg B
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Garden Inn

Address: 1500 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5428
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Rosa
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range: $116 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Garden Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tour the Sonoma Wine Country while staying at this beautiful, garden setting Santa Rosa hotel.The BEST WESTERN Garden Inn, located in Santa Rosa, California features 79 guest rooms and a beautifully landscaped quiet garden. Hotel guests are only minutes from Sonoma Wine country and all of the area attractions which include the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, the Russian River Redwoods and downtown Santa Rosa.All spacious well-appointed guest rooms come equipped with a microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Guests can start the day off with breakfast at the coffee shop located on the hotel premises. The BEST WESTERN Garden Inn also features two outdoor seasonal pools, dry cleaning services and free parking.Families will appreciate being only one mile from the Snoopy Museum. The Luther Burbank Gardens and the Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum are also close to the hotel. Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN Garden Inn. ... more   less 
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