What We Love
- A daily buffet breakfast (inc. eggs, waffles and pastries) is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The on-site Charlie Palmer restaurant, Dry Creek Kitchen
- Easy access to Wine Country restaurants, boutiques and wineries
- Free WiFi, bike rentals and valet parking
What To Know
- Downtown location means there is some street noise
- You’ll want to have a car to tour the wine country
- Spa is well-equipped but small
- Pets under 40 pounds are allowed with a $150 cleaning fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Anchoring the west side of Healdsburg’s historic town plaza is the chic Hotel Healdsburg. The plush curved velvet couches, mod fireplace and poured concrete floor in the lobby lend an urban loft vibe. The rooms feel like cozy apartments with warm color schemes, Tibetan carpets on pecan wood floors and Sonoma County dreamscapes in subdued earth tones by local artist Wade Hoefer.
Bed & Bath
Teak platform beds with goose down duvets, feather beds and Frette linens ensure cozy sleeps. Bathrooms feel like a trip to the spa with Italian glass tile, walk-in showers, fluffy robes and custom organic spa products (some include six-foot soaking tubs). Most rooms have French doors leading onto private balconies, and all have CD/MP3 players, flatscreen TVs and DVD players (for use with the hotel’s movie library).
Start your morning with fresh-baked pastries, smoked salmon and egg dishes. For lunch, watch the action on the plaza while tucking into wood-fired pizzas at Pizzando. Before dinner, grab a craft cocktail and perhaps some house-cured charcuterie at the Spirit Bar before heading to your table at the Charlie Palmer-helmed Dry Creek Kitchen, which focuses on local wines and produce (you’ll often see chefs carting the latest harvest from the farmer’s market in an adorable red wagon). Guests unwind in the hot tub, by the pool, by the lobby fireplace or on an airy covered porch that leads to a grassy courtyard dotted with Adirondack chairs. There’s also a six-room spa with biodynamic treatments and locally sourced products.
In the Area
Situated northwest of Napa in Sonoma County, Healdsburg has a charming historic plaza and a real town feel that’s part cowboy, part craftsman, part boho-chic. The town is surrounded by three premium appellations — Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley — making it a good base from which to explore Wine Country. Stop into Oakville Grocery to pick up artisan picnic provisions before your wine country explorations. Save at least part of your stay for exploring downtown Healdsburg, and at night, book a table at the legendary Spoonbar, a hotspot for contemporary American food with a seriously hip scene.
How to Get There
Excellent hotel. Expensive but generally checks all the boxes. Well located, friendly and helpful staff, full suite of amenities, though the breakfast experience could be improved with a better kitchen.
We came here for our 10th wedding anniversary and are so glad we stayed here! It is a beautiful hotel, boutique style, well appointed rooms, luxurious bedding, modern bathroom style. Overall very relaxing, quiet pool area with good poolside food/drinks/wine service. we hope to be back again and much sooner than 10 years!! would highly recommend to anyone looking for a swanky hotel for an adults weekend getaway!
Pros: good food ok service, pool ok service not so great.
Cons: It’s not Greater Napa and room was not clean. Cost? $700?? What? Healdsburg?
Room had medication not mine? Blue pill ?Viagra on the floor? Area rug was smashed under the bed and stuck out on side. Spa was ok. Parking off site?