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“A little hard to find but a jewel.”

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Best Western Plus Garden Inn
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A little hard to find but a jewel.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is on a busy main shopping artery in the newer part of the city. The depth of the property is surprising. It has a restaurent in the back and a nice one, open to the public and the price is absolutely one of the best, no more than $6.50 for the breakfast. The rooms are large and clean. Many are furnished with two queen beds, rare these days.

The price is normally reasonable. At the peak season, I heard it is comparable to newer larger hotels.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you Basshe, We appreciate your business, and your comments. I am glad you ate in our cafe, and found the prices reasonable, and met your needs for breakfast. There is nothing more important to us than a clean room. And we have met your expectations. And yes, the price is normally reasonable, However during peak season, we are comparable to other hotels in the area. When in the area, do not hesitate to stay with us again.
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is our go to hotel for a quick weekend getaway to wine country. The hotel is an older property but it has been renovated and is very clean and well maintained. Excellent rates and without the 2 night minimum that other hotels in the area require. Conveniently located right off 101 and close to several fast food casual dining options, as well as downtown Santa Rosa. We will return!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you knsf, Thank you for choosing our property when traveling to the wine country. I know you have lots of choices when you are in the area, So I am pleased that you stay with us. Our hotel as you pointed out is right off Right off the 101, And 1 mile north of downtown, where there is lots of places fro dining. So next time you need a quick getaway, give us a call.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is older property that is well maintained The grounds are well landscaped and the rooms are fairly large, clean and comfortable. If there is a negative it is the rather overuse of spider type electrical outlets. It probably a necessity as electrical needs have changed since this property was built. but I get a bit nervous when an outlet with way too many wires in it is covered by the bed pushed up against it; The staff was pleasant and very helpful and the stay was uneventful, quiet, and I left the next day well rested.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you Reexsinlv. I do thank you for taking the time to do this survey. Yes we are an older property, but we do try to maintain our rooms,and grounds. As a matter of fact we are in the process of updating the power source in the rooms. Again thank you, and do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

A nice well kept property with surprisingly superior rooms. The room decor is nice and great crown molding! Excellent prices and the garden cafe is a good value for breakfast. You can spend more, but won't get much more for your money!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank Don M. i am happy to see that you found our rooms to be superior. We have just updated the crown molding in all our rooms. Thank you for for you comments on the crown molding. Sounds like we met your needs. Please do not hesitate to stay with us when you are in town again.
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San Francisco, California, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stay at this hotel a number of times a year to get out of the San Francisco summer FOG.
TWO---(YES--TWO) outside pools--on heated, one not. Always very clean rooms. Pretty property with outside landscaping. Staff ALWAYS very courteous & helpful. Fight off US 101 just south of downtown Santa Rosa.

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donadidit44, General Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you smttrav. Any time you want to get out of the San Francisco fog, Just call us for reservations. I am glad you like our landscaping, and our two pools. I do hope you tried our breakfast cafe also.. If not, try it next time you stay.
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Northern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were called to the Santa Rosa area because of an emergency and this was a last minute choice for a place to stay and was booked late in the evening. I was concerned when we first pulled into the parking lot because the layout reminded me of motels of the 70's. But, our room was clean and well appointed. It was very quiet even though we were close to the highway 101. There is no complimentary breakfast but we found the little breakfast cafe on site to be very good and a pleasant place to eat. I doubt that you could find the quality of food at a nearby restaurant for the price. Our room was huge and well appointed. We did pay more for the room than the suggested prices listed here but I think that was because of the last minute reservations late at night. Even with a AAA discount it was more than listed here. We not spend much time looking around the grounds but what we did see looked as though it was well care for.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you 1 Broedtravler. Like they say, Do not judge a book by the cover. Even though we are a older property, we do have all the up to date bedding, and amenities. I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast, and the service. in our cafe. Next time when you come to Santa Rosa I hope you can relax, and spend more time to be able to enjoy our property. Thank you again.
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Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is way out of town with just one local restaurant in walking distance, but it is quite a nice place. Our room was large, a comfortable bed, & clean. There is a swimming pool but we didn't have time to use it as we were more interested in touring the wine areas near by. Having to drive into Downtown made it difficult to have a nice meal without a glass of wine as we don't drink & drive.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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donadidit44, Manager at Best Western Plus Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you Walmeracually.. I am happy that you found our hotel to be quite nice, and comfortable.
We are actually only 1 mile from downtown, where there is great dinning. We would have been more than happy to call a taxi to pick you up, as well as bring you back. Also next time you are in town there are a lot of wine tours that we can recommend for you. I thank you for choosing our hotel.
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Property: 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
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Rosa
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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