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
- 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
My husband and I recently stayed at the charming Hotel Healdsburg and we had a blast! The hotel itself is beautiful - very well decorated and spacious. To our delight, every single staff member that we interacted with was friendly and helpful. Our room was large and quite comfortable, and it had a cute balcony overlooking the hotel's patio area.
The daily breakfast was tasty and made to order. Also, with their turndown service comes delicious house made candies - a different type of candy nightly. All in all, we had a lovely time and would definitely like to go back someday.
Given the location and nice rooms this hotel has a lot of potential however feel flat given the horrible service. Living in SF we were excited for a long weekend getaway however were very underwhelmed. Given all of the other top notch hotels in Sonoma and Napa I would not stay here again. With the exception of the valets and breakfast staff, which were all great, the rest of our experience with the pool, lounge for drinks, front desk, and house keeping were severely lacking. A few examples...no towels available at the pool from 1:00 pm on a Saturday to noon on Sunday when we checked out. After asking and waiting for over an hour Sunday morning (with a 2 year old) we finally took it upon ourselves to track some down from the spa. We hoped to get lunch at pool but gave up at noon when there was still no one insight to take drink or food orders. Room was still not cleaned by 3pm despite being out of room since 8am. Given we had a toddler who needed to nap the room was not cleaned until after 6pm. Music at night in the lounge was great but again was over shadow by the terrible service...had to flag down service after being seated for over 30 minutes...brought tab without asking if we were done (we were not and would have gotten another round) and then were over charged for 2 drinks and when we politely asked the server rudely ridiculed us in front of other guests. We are pretty easy going and have visited a lot of top notch hotels in Napa and Sonoma and I honestly can’t remember the last time I walked away with such a poor taste in my mouth.
We stayed at the hotel over the 4th of July weekend. What a nice place. Beautiful decor, modern and country French combined. Rooms are beautiful and clean. The pool felt like if we were somewhere at the south of France. The stuff deserves the award, friendly, professional, and available to our needs. A nice touch they have bicycles for guests to use for city sightseeing. Highly recommend this place.
On our twentieth anniversary trip we stayed at HH for three nights. This is by far the best hotel we have stayed in Napa or Sonoma.
The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Healdsburg. It is near urban tasting rooms and many great restaurants.
The staff is A+. Warm, knowledgeable and friendly. We interacted with many staff members and they were great each and every time.
The common areas and modern and awesome. Glass and wood predominate and the areas and light and airy.
The rooms are great. They aren’t huge and they do not have fireplaces but they are well appointed and well thought out.
The extras are great. We had a bottle of sparkling wine for our anniversary. We had snacks and bottles of water each day we left to the vineyards. There was a sparkling water fountains and water us refilled in large bottles in the refrigerator each day.
The breakfast was very nice. A decent assortment and great eggs for breakfast.
Just an all out great hotel and great experience. Will definitely be back.
So we visited for our anniversary and as I said, wanted to love it. On our arrival the room looked great, staff was friendly and helpful with luggage, check in etc. My husband had ordered flowers which were amazing! We had dinner our 1st night at Dry Creek Kitchen also amazing but thats a different review.
Our room, 313 was nice but had some issues. The biggest was the old bed, they tried to make it better with a topper but that was just lumpy. It was fine for the first night but got old fast. The other problems included usb ports (which would have been great) didn't work and my fault for not checking till too late. Sink was cracked, broken hairdryer (did get a new old one when requested), had to request extra pods for coffee every night as the cleaning staff would remove them if we had extra. The shower design looked good but didn't function well as the whole bath floor would be soaked so we needed extra towels on a regular bases, again had to ask. The pool was beautiful and relaxing, but again out of towels so got from spa-not a big deal.
Ok done complaining, the room space was nice and tastefully decorated. The view was of the lawn and it was quiet at night. The breakfast was really really good for an included breakfast, probably best we've had. Again all the staff we spoke to was super friendly. The location is also great, town is fun and shops and restaurants really good.
Had I not gone in with high expectations (or paid so much) the hotel would have been fine, but as my kids say "fine is not great".