Kenwood Inn and Spa, A Four Sisters Inn
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The award-winning spa makes this Kenwood property a favorite serene escape
- Romantic, intimate Wine Country inn
- Two hot tubs and a swimming pool
- Handy on-site wine bar
What To Know
- The inn is more suited for couples; children 17 and under are not allowed
- No TVs or in-room gadgets to ensure maximum relaxation
- A $35 resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The intimate Kenwood Inn and Spa is cloaked in fragrant shade trees and towering palms, creating a private retreat with quiet courtyards and lush gardens. The look is decidedly Tuscan, with ocher-washed stucco walls, quarry-tile floors and archways over flagstone paths that run through the gardens.
Bed & Bath
Ivy crawls across the two-story buildings that house the lavish guestrooms. The style in all 29 rooms is grand, with an elegant, vaguely rococo vibe. Giant carved wooden armoires, heavy velvet draperies, oil paintings and sumptuous fabrics create a marvelous sense of place. All rooms have fireplaces, most of them gas-burning. There are no televisions to distract you from your sylvan surroundings (though there are iPod docks).
If you’re not up for winery hopping, you can easily linger here all day. A guests-only dining room serves contemporary Cal-Med Italian cuisine and the five-room spa features regional-focused treatments, including a Matanzas Creek Lavender Scrub and a Honey Wine Wrap. The no-children policy means the pool deck and gardens are always quiet.
In the Area
Book a spa treatment at the on-site spa — our favorites are the Rosemary Salt Scrub and the fitting Kenwood Wine Wrap. If you’d rather do something more active, head to Jack London State Historic Park for insight into the famous writer’s life and drop-dead views of Sonoma Valley. But this is Wine Country, so head to nearby Benziger Winery for a fantastic crash course in winemaking, which includes a tractor ride through the vineyards. For the best wines, stick with the reserves. Alternatively, the family-run Kaz Vineyard & Winery has a cult following for its obscure small-production reds and blends and is a must-visit. To take a break from sipping fine wines, stop at neighboring Wildwood Farm, Nursery and Sculpture Garden to see beautiful outdoor art amid many varieties of Japanese maple.
How to Get There
We truly enjoyed our stay here we know they were closed for nine months after the fire so we did close an eye to a few things that weren’t quite right but we are hopeful they will improve. The only real negative was the breakfast chef who was one of the most miserable people and doesn’t belong in an open kitchen. She was so busy making food that had nothing to do with the breakfast being served that she seemed like she could care less about the guests. This person should NEVER work in an open kitchen.
We haven't even arrived yet and are totally disappointed. We booked a couples massage for my husband's birthday and they just called and canceled it! Not only did they cancel it, they say they can't offer us any spa services at all on site!!
This is a delightful inn that is on the verge of needing updating. The front desk personnel were adequate but not the caliber expected. There is a lovely pool & hot tubs. Our room was next to the highway so we heard the constant traffic noise until after midnight. Complimentary wine & cheese was fair. Breakfast was good but full of carbs
Years ago, I stayed at the Kenwood Inn and Spa. In my memories it remained the pinnacle of romance and luxury. I could fondly recall how beautiful my room was with all of the gorgeous flowers and poolside location. I was in my 20’s. Now a few decades older, I would not rate this as a top visit anymore.
Everything was nice but I certainly would not describe this as a 5* experience. In fact, I would probably rate this as a 3* experience compared to other places I have stayed at.
It began with a lackluster greeting at the front desk. The room itself was quite large and the bed was definitely comfortable. But really, it was just ok. There were a lot of steps to access it and the little patio gave a view of a wire fence and a steep hill with brush and trees. I wish I had a room with a view of the courtyard or pool but this is what I got.
Annoyingly, I was awakened from an afternoon nap by housekeeping even though the privacy tag was hanging out there.
The breakfast totally failed to impress. A bowl of scrambled eggs, some processed bagels and a bit of bacon and cut fruit was the main summation. What a massive disappointment in the morning for such an agrarian setting.
Overall, it is a nice place to stay. I wouldn’t purposefully choose NOT to stay there, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to stay again.
The hotel is small which I prefer and the property is absolutely gorgeous. The feather beds are so fluffy and to die for. The main pool is great to sit at and very enjoyable with sunset and wine hour. Customer service is very personalized and everyone was friendly and helpful. Its amazing to be in such a beautiful intimate space. I did not like the lighting in the room and was moved to a brighter airier room. Shower and bathroom was spacious and nice. Everything was clean. Little things I needed were taken care of and the property is maintained well. I look forward to my next visit. My only suggestion would be a few more warm food options at breakfast and a larger variety of poolside snacks and in room treats for late evening (post dinner hours). That may just be me but I love good food!