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
Kenwood Inn recently reopened after last fall's fires and I was delighted to discover it for the first time while taking some fantastic bike rides in the area and sipping some local wines. While there is fire damage in the area, it is not noticeable from the resort and whatever damage the hotel sustained is not apparent now. The spa area is still closed but I got a lovely massage in the temporary location, which was very pleasant and peaceful.
While the hotel is directly on Highway 12, the design of the buildings - around a series of little courtyards - and the number of fountains made the highway noise negligible. My room (#11) looked down on the pool area - which is sometimes a drawback. But in this case there was no noise from other guests and a waterfall splashing into the pool provided soothing sounds.
The included wine and cheese hour by the pool and the breakfast were excellent. Staff were friendly and accomodating.
Altogether, Kenwood Inn and Spa provides a lovely home for exploring the area.
I stayed here in 2006 and loved it. So, decided to revisit the Inn. Guess what?! I still love it!!! Very quaint, cute, well decorated, with delicious food / wine reception and amazing breakfast buffet!! The room was large, well appointed, with a huge shower and jacuzzi tub!!! I was in Room #29. Secluded, quiet, gorgeous!!! I will be back!!
We were so delighted to see that the Kenwood Inn and Spa had reopened after the California wildfires, last October. We feared that our secret hideaway in the Sonoma Wine Country, might not have survived the incident. We were delighted to learn that Kenwood Inn and Spa were not victims of the fire, but did take the opportunity to do some extensive remodeling and updating. The property is even more exquisite and refined. This property is a rare jewel. On two occasions, we have reserved the entire property for our private weekend guests. Very intimate. Unforgettable.
Spent 2 nights in this lovely Sonoma inn. Exceptionally informative and helpful concierge staff.
Breakfast buffet with eggs and lovely pastries and the Magic hour’ wine and cheese is a delightful way to meet fellow travellers and exchange thoughts about wineries.
Welcoming room with great wifi as almost no cellular connection.
Too cool and rainy for us to appreciate pool or hot tubs unfortunately
Great Spot to hop off and see the Sonoma wine region
I’m in love w the ambiance of this beautiful inn. Love the grounds, the landscaping and the the quaint little areas to sit and just enjoy. Nice pool. Hot tub a bit cloudy for our entire stay. Room is a great size w beautiful shower and fireplace. However, we were very disappointed with the spa being closed due to renovation. Had we known, we would have booked somewhere else. We wanted the couples rooftop massage. After sending two emails and calling, I was told two different things. Finally found out they have a room converted and could still do it but it would be w a different ambiance. Not happy but agreed. Sent two emails trying to schedule a day and time and the lady, I was corresponding w just stopped answering after I asked about a certain day and time. So we checked in and the desk clerk said she could schedule. I said ok, we want two facials and the couples massage. She then informed me facials were not available at all due to renovation. Soooo disappointing. We were looking forward to an entire spa day relaxing before my husbands surgery. Staff were not responsive nor apologetic. Their loss. They lost about $1200-1300 in spa treatments from us. I would love to come back in the future but with lack of customer service, I’m not sure we will return. I’m told the Fairmont has a wonderful spa.