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
We finished off a bachelorette weekend with a day at the Kenwood Inn and Spa. Brooke was amazing at setting up our spa appointments and reserving a cabana for the day. I had an Eclipse Massage and highly recommend. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. I want to plan a trip back already!
The grounds, and venue exceeded our expectations. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive during our wedding in the Sonoma area. We loved the Kenwood Inn and Spa and cannot wait to return back there!
The property is amazing. Super relaxing, very much an Italian villa. Gorgeous flowers and fountains, looks exactly like the pictures!
The main drawbacks: food is terrible/limited, service is indifferent. We wanted to stay in one evening and enjoy the lovely courtyard so ordered their pizza and the cheese plate. The pizza was awful! Undercooked, bland, overpriced and pre-made (we asked for less cheese- not possible bc it was all pre made. Tasted like a bad frozen pizza). Very few options for food which is a shame and surprise for such a nice property.
Service indifferent, verging on cold. Concierge Sebastian was a stand out in a good way. The rest of the staff was indifferent esp front desk. Today- Friday- drilling and construction at the pool so not usable! I know the spa is closed but now the pool as well? Huge letdown. And the workers seemed to go out of their way to be extra loud, for example dropping wheel barrels, slamming chairs around. I get they have to do work but could be a little more mindful?
Overall, I would return for the ambience but they need to make real changes to service, food and quality to merit the rates they charge.