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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My husband and I stayed at the hotel for three nights and couldn’t have been happier. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. The gardens were so relaxing especially with a glass of wine. Special thanks to Sebastian at the free wine tasting who gave us great local winery suggestions and free tasting cards. Would definitely stay here again.
We have stayed at several Four Sisters properties and this one measures up nicely. Friendly and helpful staff showed us around when we stopped in last minute looking for a room. We got a lovely king on the second floor. Not spacious, but plenty of room for exploring wine country.
Nice pool with comfortable chairs. The spa is undergoing renovations, but the construction noise was minimal. Nice breakfast. Wine and cheese reception in the evening. Self-parking just steps away. And close enough to Sonoma City or Santa Rosa to drive there for dinner. Nothing but good things to say.
My husband and I stayed at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in May of 2019. The hotel is very lovely. It has a feel of a Mediterranean Villa. When they led us to our room, we passed through an open courtyard, full of interesting and beautiful plants and flowers, then walked down a path, under a trellis of vines, to another courtyard surrounding the pool, and up a flight of stairs. The room was charming. They already had the fireplace running with a bottle of champagne chilling. Also waiting for us was a delicious cookie, a box of chocolates, and a welcoming note. The balcony to our room, which overlooked the pool had a bistro table and chairs. Every night, they had a wine tasting from a small local winery with an accompaniment of cheese and crackers. In the morning, the served a complimentary breakfast. They had an egg dish, French toast, bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt with fresh fruit cups and an assortment of breads and pastries. The food was very good. I wish more complimentary breakfasts were like the one they had here. I would stay here again if we ever returned to the area.
We had 4 rooms booked 6 months in advance. Arrived and only 1 room got the champagne welcome.
The service, or should I say lack there off was very upsetting. There was no staff no spa, no drinks by the pool unless to went out and got your own. Based on previous reviews I was expecting a pampering stay. The breakfast was mediocre and when the manager asked my thoughts and I told her she offered to find us another place to stay instead of fixing our toilet and shower.
The bed was lo ely as were the grounds. They should tell everyone there is no spa.. closed for 2 years. It should be noted everywhere..qw
Wouldn't stay here again or recommend any of my friends.
My sixth visit here, 1st after it was bought out by 4 sisters. With the bath house decommissioned, the restaurant and wine cave not operating, the spa closed.....though the wine cave may open during the “high season”....this property is no where close to what it was. To boot, i had booked a specific room and did not get it. I was concerned when i booked it as the person helping me clearly lacked a good knowledge of the layout which is shocking given that it has less than 30 rooms. A beautiful property with good service and nice staff.... but BRING BACK THE AMENITIES!!!!