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“Good nights sleep but awkard room”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Healdsburg

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Hotel Healdsburg
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Good nights sleep but awkard room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Pros:
Comfortable bed and bedding
Room very dark and very quiet at night. No street noise, no hallway noise, no other guests noise - so we slept very soundly here
Staff was welcoming and helpful
Breakfast provided (it better be at this price range right?)
Location is good

Cons:
This hotel is on gorgeous grounds but the interior decor is a very cold and I have to say ugly attempt at modern. The walls are pea soup green. The bathroom is grey concrete.
The shower spills water EVERYWHERE so that the entire bathroom is soaked when you are done. Our bathroom door did not close all the way so you had no privacy showering.
Ventilation in bathroom poor - shower fogged up mirrors and it took forever to unfog
Lighting in room was terrible for ladies - I could barely see to get my makeup on. It was very spotty track lighting and I felt like I was going blind in there
TV was pretty small and remote didn't work well (for some reason lots of people have posted this?)
Wi-Fi is "free" but did not work in our room
Breakfast is only a "go and get it yourself" continental type of deal which was annoying to have to troop downstairs when you are trying to get moving for the day or to make an early flight

Overall: For the > $300 a night I would NEVER stay here again. The hotel was just off-putting and so cold feeling in decor (re: not tranquil - I felt like I was in jail) and the room was miserable to function in with the lousy lighting, lack of working technology and lack of delivered breakfast. I was impressed with the soundproofing of the hotel. I would love to see it under new ownership and to see someone else decorate it in a beautiful warm contemporary style and address the major issues in the bathroom and bring breakfast to the room. Then I think I would consider returning but for now this hotel looks like it was decorated by an HGTV design failure and had poor amenities for the price.

Room Tip: Hotel was very quiet but prepare for a the flood in the bathroom from the shower!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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long island, new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Just spent 3 nights at Hotel Healdsburg. It could not have been better. The rooms were great. The staff was phenomenal. They were knowledgeable and very helpful. Teaghan the concierge was super - when we said Pinot Noir - she knew 8 wineries off the top of her head. From the minute you walk in the staff is right there to make your trip fabulous. Check out Wine Road, they make tastings easy and fun with their events.
This hotel's location could not be better. The town has over 15 tasting rooms, all steps away from this hotel's location.

Room Tip: we paid a little more for a small suite, but make sure you ask for the larger suites (over by 315...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

I love this hotel! The rooms are sophisticated, well-appointed and so comfortable. I love the big bathtub and the bed is to die for. I also love the very ample breakfast. I was especially excited that on my recent visit they had a wellness weekend. We took advantage of the Sunday bootcamp at the Quivara winery. It was wonderful. The instructor from Live Fit was great -- very thorough and the workout was lots of fun. The setting was beautiful and it was a great way to recharge for the new year. The best part -- the included wine tasting and cheese platter afterward. Somewhat defeats the purpose of the workout but who cares... I highly recommend Hotel Healdsburg.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I'll be very honest and state upfront that this was our first get away post baby. We even had the guts to bring the baby with us. Crazy, I know.

The hotel was wonderful and very accommodating, even providing a pack 'n play for the room. Of course the abject looks of horror on people's faces as we passed them in the hall did damper our excitement. For the record, there were two other infants at the hotel the same nights, so we weren't the only crazy ones. :-)

This was our second visit to the hotel. Rooms are nicely appointed. Linens and mattress are comfortable. Breakfast is included (you're certainly paying for it, but still a nice perk), and while it's a buffet, it's pretty extensive. Options were yogurt, freest fruit, toast, muffins, bagels, lox and condiments, eggs, sausage, juice, tea, and coffee. The lady who was bussing tables was fabulous! She was so busy taking care of everyone, cleaning tables, and was so sweet making sure everyone was happy!


You MUST get a room with a soaking tub. It can fit both of you and it's heavenly. It's absolutely worth the extra $. I love the tiles and poured concrete sounders. I do not love the fact that the shower has no door... Water really got all over the floor.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room with soaker tub.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Hotel Healdsburg is a world of contradictions. The hotel staff is friendly and unpretentious, but you can’t get a crumb of service from the restaurant in the late afternoon. The lobby lounge is cushy and cozy, but the dust bunnies inhabiting the fireplace demonstrate a serious lack of detail in the cleaning process. Morning breakfast thoughtfully includes to-go cups (along with a plethora of sweetening options) for the enthusiastic caffeine addict, but the “hot” buffet breakfast itself is limp, highly repetitive, and concludes with a request for a tip.

These contradictions leave the guest confused and conflicted. How can a hotel have such great attention to detail in staffing and in the creation of a truly welcoming space downstairs, but not follow through on the overall quality and the finesse that would befit a hotel of this stature?

Ultimately, our least favorite aspect of Hotel Healdsburg was the room itself. The color palette is pleasing and the bed fluffy beyond all belief, but the space was not inviting or intimate. Poor acoustic isolation (especially noticeable for rooms overlooking Healdsburg Avenue) means every big rig trolling through Healdsburg drives right through your room. The bathroom is so big and cold that it feels vaguely penitentiary: there is no soft rug to protect your feet from the cold tile, no high-tech shower jet to bathe you with warmth, no bathtub for a relaxing weekend soak, and, most confusingly of all, no lid on the toilet…



Other pros: Evening jazz is occasionally offered live in the lounge/bar. The outdoor spaces call for glasses of bubbly and a good book anytime but the dead of winter. And the staff: they are the lifeblood keeping alive a hotel that seems to have lost its touch.

Other cons: Extremely lackluster mini-bar options, including a refrigerated can of Pringles.

Verdict: Balance is required in a Sonoma wine… and is just as indispensable in a Sonoma hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Healdsburg
Address: 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4107
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
Price range (per night): $558 - $1,195
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Healdsburg 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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