What We Love
- A relaxing and rustic stay in California wine country, with a winery tour and tasting and moreEnjoying a local vintage – and a delicious meal along with it – outdoors at the Geyserville Grille
- The proximity to the area’s renowned wineries
- The tranquil setting, complete with rolling hills and vineyards
What To Know
- Free WiFi can be slow
- There's free covered parking onsite
- There's no elevator – only stairs – so if you have mobility issues, be sure to book a room on the ground floor
It doesn’t get much more idyllic than a backdrop of Northern Californian mountains and vineyards – except, perhaps, if there are vineyards in the foreground as well. Locally owned and operated for two generations, and surrounded by world-class wineries and vineyards, the AAA three-diamond-rated Geyserville Inn pairs wine-country warmth and rusticity with the comforts of a modern boutique hotel.
For the full experience, start the day at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner with a dip in the solar-heated pool before setting off for a day of wine tasting. When you return – floored by the stunning scenery of Sonoma County, no doubt – you can wrap up your relaxing day with a delicious meal on the outdoor patio at the Geyserville Grille.
Rooms at Geyserville Inn are bright and comfortable, with plush bedding and often a balcony or a fireplace. Choose from a Deluxe Queen room with one queen bed or a Deluxe Fireplace King room with one king bed and – you guessed it – a fireplace.
At the Geyserville Grille, you’ll enjoy new American dishes in a casual setting, with the choice of dining under the oak trees, on the redwood pool deck or in one of the dining rooms.
Located 80 miles from San Francisco, Geyserville Inn is surrounded by some of Sonoma’s most recognized wineries. Scenic Calistoga in Napa Valley is only a 30-minute drive away, and there are plenty of recreational activities in which to take part in the surrounding Dry Creek and Alexander Valley areas.
How to Get There
We recently stayed at the Geyserville Inn for a long weekend to attend the Wine and Food Affair event. I was a little nervous after reading the recent reviews, but because we booked ages ago and got a really good rate, decided to keep the reservation.
We stayed in a Jr. Suite room (not really sure why it's called a jr suite, it's set up like a regular room). We had a nice little patio looking out over the back of the property and a fireplace that we weren't able to use, as the weather was super warm.
The room itself had what we needed, but everything was a bit drab and worn out. The carpets have seen better days, they were stained and worn. The mattress was very lumpy and the bedspread looked pretty thin and sad. But somehow we managed to get decent sleep (thank you wine!).
The bathroom needs a facelift, the toilet seat had faded paint, the tile floor looks like it was dirty even if it isn't, towels were thin and not luxurious, etc, etc. Everything worked as it should, it was just 'fine'. Oh, we did need to get a replacement hair dryer though, the one attached to the bathroom wall wouldn't work consistently. Anyway, it was just OK, good enough for what we needed.
If you are visiting Alexander Valley wineries, it's a great location. You'll drive a little further for exploring Dry Creek Valley, but it's still well located. Uber was more available than during past trips, so that's what we used for dinner in Healdsburg.
Overall, now that I know what to expect I'd be ok with booking again if the price was right, but will probably switch it up with hotels in Healdsburg too.
Our family spent 4 days with a large family group in this hotel for a wedding in May. We are 4 people with 2 kids boy and girl at ages where they would not sleep in the same double bed together. We requested a large room but it had a king and a pull out and the manager told us there is no room to fit a rollaway bed. So we asked if they had a larger suite and they did but were taken for bride and grooms and other members, so they talked us into an option of staying in their cottage. “It’s just 200 steps off property and looks like the other suites”. It has 2 full bedrooms and a pull out couch and a full kitchen. I wanted to see photos but they didn’t have any on website. I should of known. So we fly from NY to Ca and find ourselves in a hut-cottage similar to one my grandma used to have in the northern most tip of Israel. I think the furniture was from the 1960’s or at least they had that smell of mold and moth balls. The pull out couch had mold under the mattress, the room smelled like an old age home. The beds were comfortable and kitchen was newer but like 1992 “new”. When I saw the rooms in the hotel I was mortified how nice they were. It was really sad to stay there. No view or anything except thorns and poison oak. This place should not advertise the dump they gave us.
We all travel in hope to get away from the daily grinds of normal lives. Most people in the travel/hospitality industry understands this and they usually go out of the way to try to please their customers, no matter what.
However, there are always exceptions... such as the people (Mr. Klinton Neufer and his staff) operating this inn.
Like many, we checked in to this inn late at night after the typical long drive from the Bay Area. Just wanted to go take a shower and rest up so we can tour the wineries the next morning.
What we found was, in this order ....
1) Weird , almost rude comments from check-in staff : "you guys aren't going to 'rock-star' our room, right?" (we are not people who even look like we will do that sort of things in any hotel)
2) In room fridge smells of old milk (didn't get properly cleaned out from previous use)
3) Shower curtain with mild dew
4) Stains on pillow case
BUT, what really made us run of the door was few bed bugs that fell out from the pillow case before we want to go to bed. They measure 5mm each.
We talked to the night staff who is NOT shocked nor apologetic that we wanted to check out immediately due to the bed bugs (it was past midnight). He told us Mr. Klinton will call me in the morning to discuss it and give me a refund.
Next day by the afternoon, no call from Mr. Klinton. I called him instead and he stated "there is no evidence of bed bugs, and this is the countryside so there are bugs; and you have to talk to expedia to try to refund, he cannot do anything". There was no apologies or giving a damn from the man.
Mr. Klinton, had you or your staff at least say "we apologize this happened to you; we will help get you your refund or help book you in another hotel "; i would not even have to waste time writing this rant publicly. This is a waste of my time.
Lastly, I will also contact the county health department about this incident; as bed bug is a health issue.
We had so hoped this would warrant the overpriced room rate. Unfortunately, we were so disappointed in our hotel stay. The rooms are straight out of the 1960s. The queen sized bed was only a bit better than sleeping on a board. The pillows were of similar comfort. We found only one extra pillow in the drawers but did stumble upon a half loaf of wheat bread in one of the drawers obviously left by a prior occupant. This attests to the lack of thorough cleaning by the hotel staff which could be seen in the hotel bathroom and hotel hall carpets as well. Very, very disappointing.
Geyserville is close to all the northern Sonama wineries. I always stay here when I can. They have a nice restaurant and are (long) walking distance to several other nice ones. Rooms are comfortable and clean and the pool is nice.