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
I don't think we'll ever stay at another hotel when we visit Healdsburg (which is usually 2 times per year). We arrived and the front desk staff was so friendly and helpful in getting us checked in and settled. We were staying in Healdsburg to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, and we found a bottle of champagne and a personalized note waiting for us in our room- such a nice touch. The room was clean, well maintained, and so spacious. A ton of spa products, lotions, etc were in the bathroom, which had a huge soaking tub and walk in shower. The bed pillows were AMAZING- i actually asked the concierge where they were purchased, and when I got home I bought four from the company to have at home. Breakfast was offered every day, and included a huge spread of fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, eggs made to order, toast, pastries, breakfast sandwich, pancakes, lox, vegetables, coffee, juice, mimosas- truly something for everyone, and it was fresh and delicious. The waitstaff during breakfast were so friendly and attentive to your every need. We had dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen one night and did the tasting menu, which we really liked. Service was outstanding, and we appreciated the fact we could bring in a bottle of wine from one of our favorite local wineries to enjoy with our dinner without a corkage fee. After dinner, we enjoyed drinks in the hotel lounge area while a Spanish music trio played live music! The hotel goes out of its way to make sure you're comfortable and have everything you need- from umbrellas to cruiser bikes! At one point during our stay, we wanted to make mimosas with the champagne the hotel had given us, and the front desk staff was so gracious in grabbing us some from the kitchen instead of making us go through room service or sending us out to a convenience store. Personal service like that is something you can expect at this hotel. Overall, we had a great stay, and we are already looking into when we can come back. This hotel may be pricier than some of the other lodging available in Healdsburg, but it is worth every penny for the luxury experience.
I love this place. Simple lines, contemporary. Marvelous rooms. Spacious, quiet, comfortable. Plenty of spread out space, and closet space. Magnificent bathroom with plenty of counter space. Wonderful shower. Didn’t use the tub but it looked great.
Bar is a nice place to spend s little time in the evening. Dry creek kitchen next door is a great restaurant, it to mention all the shopping nearby. If you go to Healdsburg his place is a definite must!
Classy, minimalist spot, on the square, with helpful staff, decent breakfast with outstanding cook to order egg dishes (try the egg sandwich on English muffin)
and a great deal combining room and tasting menu at Dry Creek Kitchen adjacent to hotel. But street can be noisy especially when those darn leaf blowers are operating in the square. So ask for room off the street of which there are plenty. Valet will take EV to chargers, which is great service. Nice operation all around.
A top notch hotel with a flaw, so no 5 stars. The breakfast staff was efficient, friendly and really took great care in their work. The food was delicious, with a great selection to choose from. The room was comfortable, with a large bathroom. The free valet parking was a fabulous bonus. But the flaw? We heard the staff from the bar downstairs toss glass bottles into the recycling bins every night. It was loud, even with the window closed. It really messed with the tranquility of the place.
Hotel Healdsburg is in the perfect location to go shopping, to restaurants or meet up with friends in the park across the street. The rooms are unique and relaxing and the staff is friendly and helpful. A great place to stay to enjoy this amazing town.