Hotel Les Mars
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily continental breakfast, a nightly wine and cheese reception between 6 - 7 p.m. and WiFi
- The location, right off the main square in the heart of Healdsburg
- Guests receive complimentary wine tours and tastings at a host of local partner wineries, including Chalk Hill, Lancaster Estate, Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, and more
What To Know
- In addition to room and tax, a $30 (plus tax) service fee per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- Breakfast is served in your room
- Pets are not permitted and the rooms are not really suitable for children
- Rooms facing the road can pick up noise
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Healdsburg is one of Wine Country’s true treasures, an effortless blend of charm, class and hospitality. The same is true of this lovely 16-room, French-inspired, family-run inn, which took the tiny town by storm when it opened in 2005. Landscaped gardens frame a chateaux-style exterior. Inside, you’ll find a filigreed staircase sweeping down to a lobby filled with 17th- and 18th-century antiques next to a stately walnut-paneled library.
Bed & Bath
Lofty four-poster canopy beds, rich tapestries, antique furniture and soaring ceilings transport guests to the French countryside. But though the rooms are big on old-fashioned charm, Les Mars doesn’t deprive its guests of modern amenities with flat-screen TVs in antique armoires and free WiFi. Gas fireplaces and hydrotherapy Jacuzzi tubs up the romance factor.
Unwind after a long day of wine tasting, then retreat to the library where the nightly wine and cheese reception is held from 6 to 7 p.m.; the event often features Q&As with the resident sommelier or a guest appearance by local winemakers. Afterwards, sample seasonal small plates made from ingredients sourced on the restaurant’s off-site three-acre garden and from other local purveyors at the casual new Chalkboard. Tuck into dishes like housemade wild nettle and ricotta gnudi with mushrooms and meyer lemon and buttermilk fried quail around a massive old-growth oak farm table or at cozy banquettes overlooking the open kitchen.
In the Area
To see the tapestry of vineyards flanked by the Mayacamas Mountains from a bird’s eye view, float up into the clouds in the comfort of a hot air balloon tour. Rent a set of wheels from Anderson Valley wine region and join one of the day tours through Dry Creek Valley and beyond. Old-timey country store Oakville Grocery Co. is one of the most famous institutions in Northern California, having been around since 1881. Get in on the history and grab an artisanal sandwich, perfectly paired with vino, at a table by the crackling fireplace. The area surrounding Healdsburg is more than just vines, it’s full of hidden waterways, as well. Grab a paddle and a canoe from River’s Edge, and float down the Russian River for a perfect afternoon in the great outdoors.
How to Get There
I travel a lot, this was hands down the best experience I’ve had in a long time. Elegant without being snobby, helpful kind staff. The rooms are big, grand, clean and comfy. What i liked the best is they don’t waste plastic with plastic water bottles and cups, they give you glass bottles filled nightly with water, to pour into glasses that are clean, fresh and glass ( not plastic). Breakfast is delivered to your room daily which enhances the experience of feeling completely spoiled and pampered. I spent 4 days in California and this was the best place of all.
What a gorgeous and elegant hotel! The staff was wonderful, helpful, and friendly. The location was also great as we could walk everywhere. We had no idea this hotel existed and look forward to booking our next visit!
What a gorgeous place to hang your proverbial hat!! The front desk staff is attentive, the rooms are AMAZING!!! and the amenities are spot on!! Down to the fancy glass refillable water bottles at turn down, they have service down pat! The room was gorgeous with antiques without feeling old or worn. Bed so comfy! The shower built for 2! Bulgari products. And some of the best local wineries are pouring in the lobby in the afternoon. Loved every detail about the place!!
Everything was perfect! We were greeted immediately when we walked in, they helped with our bags and car, handed us a terrific glass of champagne at check-in, were so helpful in every way! We originally booked nearby Hotel Healdsburg, but when we didn't get the room we actually booked and all they could say was "we're so sorry, but we can't help you," as well as not helping us in any other way, we left and luckily Hotel Les Mars had rooms and was so warm and hospitable. The restaurant, Chalkboard was really good as well. Great service, the servers really knew their wines and food was good. Highly recommend the hotel and restaurant for a luxurious wine country getaway.
Centrally lived in Healdsburg the hotel offers an outstanding service, room comfort and amenities that are worth the value. Breakfast in bed is only one of the many perks with a room comfort will make your stay a perfect one