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
This place is gorgeous. We like places that are understated beauty; clean, lovely grounds and very kind people. Not to discount the beauty here by all means, even on this rainy wintry day in wine country, it is so very beautiful. Welcome glass of bubbly for a kind welcome. A very warm reception from Ms Scarlett, who can resist a great smile and fun conversation? Rooms are comfortable, bed is good for us; soft and firm. Hot tubs are awesome even though spa won't reopen until summer, we were totally good without it. Breakfast fare was, again, very good for our tastes. Very romantic getaway for a birthday midweek escape. Come visit, it truly is a gem.
We stayed here 1/2019, when the spa side of the hotel was closed for renovations.
We were offered a glass of champagne at check-in, followed by a property tour and personal escort to our room. We had a semi-private sitting area outside our room (it's mostly curtained off from being visible to others), a large, very comfortable bed, big TV, and a fireplace which we loved. The bathroom was AMAZING, with a huge tub, large vanity, and large shower. The pools are heated! Breakfast was included, and while we had breakfast we watched the kitchen staff prep the cheese platters for the happy hour, and I recognized very good local cheeses (we couldn't be there for the free wine+cheese happy hour, and I regret that!). The property is gorgeous. Note: no fridge or microwave in the rooms, but we did have a corkscrew.
We just found "the place" to stay anytime we head to wine country. A+, highly recommend!
terrible hotel policy - they charged me $25 cancellation fee when I canceled 8 months in advance.
Find another hotel, folks.
This is not the place you want to stay. Nice Inn but terrible policies.
Why would you want to stay in a hotel that charges you to cancel a reservation well in advance? I certainly would not ever stay here again.
This is an absolutely charming property and makes for a romantic setting right in Sonoma. It has a B&B feeling with included breakfast and complimentary wine tastings in the evening both of which you can sit al fresco to enjoy. It’s location is very convenient to many wineries and our view from our room looked right at them. My husband and I just loved this boutique inn and look forward to a return stay!
I love how most of the rooms are arranged with no shared walls, stone walkways and greenery everywhere...very Italian country feeling. The included buffet breakfasts were delicious...fresh sliced fruit, yogurt & excellent granola, quiches or egg dish, pastries and cakes, tasty roasted potatoes, choice of waffle or pancakes. Good coffee,too. The staff very nice. Comfortable beds. The inn is close to many wineries, Sonoma Regional Park with beautiful strolling paths, and several enjoyable restaurant venues.