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 snuck away for a mid-week winter special and found nothing but exceptional details at every turn. Bubbles and cookies at check-in, wine and cheese tasting from 5-6, hot chocolate bar to chase away the cold, and the most delicious salted chocolate chip cookies welcoming us in our room. The breakfast buffet every morning was generous and the staff was caring and hoard working. The gal even remembered that I wanted almond milk for my coffee and offered it up before I asked the second morning. The room was spacious with a roaring fireplace and luscious sheets on a comfy bed. We had a little patio overlooking the pool and hot tub, which by the way had fabulous jets to ease day into night. The front desk staff, headed by the lovely general manager, Scarlett, couldn’t be more accommodating and friendly. (They even revealed the secret to the perfect cc cookies to me!)
Needless to say, we’ll e back!
When I do reviews on Trip Advisor, I always base my reviews on the type of hotel I'm reviewing. Do I expect more from an inn such as this versus a Marriott or Hyatt standard room? Of course I do. Having said that, based on the amount of money I spent and type of inn this is, I expect "little touches" to enhance my stay. I felt that this inn was missing the mark on personalizing this experience. I don't expect the kind of looming over me that goes on at small B&B's; in fact I don't like that. However, there are some things that make this experience only average in my mind. First, the room was a disappointment. I spent quite a bit of money on one of the larger rooms only to find that it was badly in need of refurbishment. It was gray and drab. The free evening reception was a bit irritating. I just wanted to quietly enjoy a glass of wine with my husband, but they barely poured a 2 oz glass of wine. It seems they want to limit wine consumption, and I am OK with a limit of one glass of wine. This seemed ridiculous, however. Another expectation I have with inns is that the breakfast will be spectacular. I found this not to be the case with the buffet offered. Although the food was plentiful, it had an average, massed produced kind of flavor. They have a few items at the inn for appetizers in the evening. While I appreciate the effort to have something available, it was very expensive for the amount of food received. Front desk staff seemed helpful when asked a question but not overly so. All in all, the vibe I got from this place, was on par with a corporate hotel. Not what I wanted for a romantic two day trip with my husband. While the Sonoma visit was quite fun, I think some of the reviews reflect the fun nature of this kind of trip over objectively looking at the hotel itself.
Loved the experience here. My wife and I traveled there together. The manager was so kind to upgrade our room for our anniversary. The pools are heated, and Maggie was a DIAMOND! Set us up with some of the best tastings once she understood what we were up for! The happy hour every day from 5-6 with another winery each day was delightful. The grounds are lovely, and the rooms are tidy. Breakfast daily was a nice touch, even if I didn't always love everything (I'm a picky eater). I HIGHLY recommend this place!
We loved everything about this place. Quaint and romantic. Large well appointed rooms. The fireplace added warmth both figuratively and literally. The grounds are impeccable. The complimentary breakfast is excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful. The busy road in front of the hotel had absolutely no impact on the quality of our stay.
From the moment we drove up to the Inn to the second we unfortunately had to leave, was truly amazing. The grounds and atmosphere were very romantic and beautiful. We arrived and were upgraded to a different room, and we have never stayed in a more spacious and beautiful room than the room we were in. The manager Scarlet went out of her way to make our experience special.
The breakfast was amazing and I disagree with the prior review about the chef. She was an amazing chef and make a delicious breakfast. I truly enjoyed the company of the other guests at breakfast and during the wine tastings the inn offered everyday!
The front desk was always pleasant and willing to help with any questions we had. Brooke at the front desk was AMAZING and so sweet. She gave us the best recommendations to visit and make reservations for us for some of the best restaurants in the area!
I thought the location of the Inn was great and we cannot wait to go back!!!!