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No one was at the desk when we arrived, and we waited for a couple of minutes for someone to show up. My booking said I had a 2 room suite - we got a one room basic (and by the time we found out, there were no staff around to ask about it). The one electrical outlet in the bathroom (ceiling) was a GFCI, and it failed by the second day. No one ever tried to explain the discrepancy in the room we got v. our booking. The facility is at a highway junction, and we had a lot of traffic noise, even though our room was in the center, as far away from the surrounding roads as possible, with the office building between us and the roads. The staff were all nice, and the continental breakfast was adequate, but even accounting for the fact this was near Sonoma (couple of miles outside of town), it was not value for price paid.
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Vineyard Hotel is convenient to many of the wineries around Sonoma, The person behind the desk were both very welcoming and friendly and offered help as to which of the wineries to visit. The place is quaint and very simple. You are in Sonoma to visit the area and not to stay in your hotel and watch TV. Although the intersection of the place was busy, my GPS gave me the back roads to and from. Great stay, beautiful courtyard with statues. Just an overall great place for a weekend getaway!
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It is a more than adequate motel
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TripAdvisor reviews for Vineyard Inn Hotel
Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 3.5Based on 60 traveler reviews
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Beautiful experience. My husband and I stayed here for a wedding we had to attend. Beautiful property, reasonably price and very nice. Romantic and close to shops and local wineries. Would definitely stay here again.
On a busy weekend Janet accommodated my wife and me with a small premium for a I night stay. Room was clean and comfortable, if small, A/C worked great, and despite location near Hwy 121 I found the room quiet for sleeping. Grounds are quite attractive, especially courtyard. Nice feature is common room with a refrigerator, microwave and ice. Continental breakfast was just OK for the room rate; I thought the quality of the offerings could be better. Wi-Fi was unusable.
Overall, a very pleasant experience in a convenient location for visiting Sonoma, attractive property, adequate and comfortable with an accommodating and gracious host.
It is clean and friendly and has a great location. Very nice people run it. I could not believe how much I had to pay but I was over a barrel with a party to attend and needed a hotel. This was cheapest and had availability. Very low key. NIce breakfast. Pretty courtyard and pool. Traffic a bit of a pain but otherwise nice. I'd return.
We were in Sonoma for a friend's wedding. We paid an extra fee for 1 night vs. their 2 night minimum, which was reasonable. Our total bill was a little over 271.00. Our room however did not smell clean, it smelled like mildew, the sheets were dingy and did not look fresh, there were 3 spiders in webs above the door, I had a spider crawl across me in the morning, the bathroom was not fully painted, a cracked light in the bathroom, the closet door was not hung on the track, there was only ONE working accessible plug-in which was on the ceiling of the bathroom, oh and to use the plug you had to have the light on or it was not active. Walls/doors were incredibly thin, all traffic and noise outside was audible. This is a motel, it was the cheapest place listed near where we needed to be for a wedding, however I would NEVER recommend it to anyone. The man who checked us in was not friendly, though Janet was nice on the phone when I booked.
We paid over $600 for 2 rooms for one night (a premium because it was a Saturday). One of the rooms had 2 bedrooms and one bath. At these prices we were quite surprised to find old large tvs, a shower curtain instead of a glass enclosure, a sink that dripped incessantly, very dated furnishings and no heat in the room with the king sized bed.
The positives were the staff who were so nice on the phone and in person and who loaned us an umbrella and the fact that the hotel/motel was probably 3 minutes from the wedding venue.
For well over $300 per night, we bought a convenient location. And our innkeeper Janet was a lot of fun. And her cat is a gem! The list of possible improvements is long. Absolutely no counter space in the tiny bathroom, the heating/cooling unit was extremely loud and the television was a relic from the 80's and only provided 4 channels of fuzzy reception. The decor was old and tired and the included breakfast was fine for one morning and that was enough. I did enjoy our car being 4 feet from our door. That was novel! And made it very convenient.
You can pretty much know everything about a place when the shampoo bottle provided by the hotel is half empty and your predessor's fingerprints are all over the bottle (same with the conditioner). The rooms are dark, although clean to the extent visible.
While the shower worked, the water flow was subtle. When the place filled up on the weekend, there was a smell of backed up sewage.
The beds and the sheets were certainly clean, and the room was made up nicely each day.
Overall, the place was overpriced, and clearly took advantage of the booked-up nature of the area. There's almost a scalper quality to the pricing.
It would not be the end of the world if you stayed here, but if you can make your plans enough in advance, this would not be a top choice.
I stayed there September 14 and 15th 2014 because most rooms in the Sonoma and Napa town were sold out. Seemed a bit like a charming place. I paid for the most expensive room with the marble bathroom. $300 and something per night. When I arrived no one was in the office even though I called in advance (an hour) before arriving to say i would be arriving. The man to check me in was sitting talking away with a couple and saw me going in and out with my friend looking for someone to check me in, but chose to talk for 20 minutes and then he got up. I never used any ice until Sunday my last day. I went to their area where there was ice and took a bag. A man who was dressed unidentified ran after me screaming where are you going with that ice. I asked him who he was. I asked him does it matter. He said it did matter. I said I would be happy to pay for the ice. He said it would be $3.00. I told him I will be right there to pay for it. I told him I am in a suite, the best room here at $300 a night and if I filled the champagne bucket up 4 times that would have been a bag of ice. He started shaming me by saying that I am a nurse and should know better. There was never a sign up that I saw stating how much ice you could use. Then after agreeing to pay him, he wanted to know what I was going to do with the ice. He seemed so creepy that it scared me. My girl friend did tell him off too. I wanted to leave thinking he might hurt my car parked right in front or acuse me of hurting something expensive in the room. However, we did sleep there and left the next morning. I had bought some cheeses and had some champage that I wanted to cool down. I thought that was very unprofessional to run after to me and shame me and want to know what I was going to do with the ice. After all, it was a 22 one story room place and he could have handled that in a professional manner. I will never stay there again because of it. The place was clean inside and that room was nice, but the place needs a good pressure wash and paint outside. At night it has nice vibes, but in the day it needs some cleaning. Also needs to have mouse traps and spraying. No security there either.
I must admit the room was clean, small, but clean.
The grounds were very beautiful and the staff was amazing. The place needs a bit of work.
The showers to start with,,,,WOW, not even a standard shower head (just the pipe sticking out of the wall) or light in the shower There is no place to put your items in the bathroom, it is about the size of a small closet.
There is NO:
coffee maker, fridge, microwave, clock or ice machine,,,, Bring your own.
There is: a community refrigerator, I wouldn't even think of using it because every one else can. No one did. There is a chest freezer that you have to use a mallet to break ice up and can only use a very small container "for room use only" no ice chest.
Also, the breakfast area was cute. BUT, the food that was put out was out from Friday until Sunday. The bananas at that point (Sunday) were brown and nasty and the strawberry's were a nice touch, but had been sitting for days and were, well, not eatable, that is why they were still there. The cereal was in one container and was a mix of stale shredded wheat, raisin brand and granola. I fought with sheets that were too small for the bed and would wrap around my feet at night and be total off the bed my morning. (The fitted sheet)
Granted we were there for a Race Weekend,(2 nights) but wow, $433.00 for this place was just a insulting. I expected a bit more for my money, at least a clock radio for the time. The Inn is very hard to access and very noisy because it is right on the road. Parking is horrendous.
The pictures of the pool, well lets just say, the water was so dirty that you couldn't see your feet.
Now the positive note. The Woman who ran the Inn. She was an amazing lady. Very welcoming and hospitable. She even took me to feed their resident animals.
I feel bad writing this poor review of the property but she was great.
I gave this place 3 stars across the board because it is just a little below average. NEGATIVES: Spending $200 per night you might be dissapointed. Rooms are small, shower gives needlepoint water drops, television is a BIG BOX( not a flat screen) with 5 channels, very few to mostly absent room ameneties, outdated air conditioner may need a new filter( had a severe bout of allergies/sneezing) that cleared right up after leaving the room , the towels in the bathroom needed softner, might has well been using a tree stump to dry off with( we used our softer beach towels we brought from home) Parking is limited, people can literally park inches ... thats right inches away from the door, not allowing room to get/in out of your room. You might have to climb around bushes to get to your room depending in what car is parked on your doorstep. We were so lucky to have MR. MONSTER TRUCK parked in front of our room.Postive: Continental breakfast was okay, very basic don't expect fine cuisine. Bathrobes in the room, outside statue/ garden area with firepit. Very quiet grounds. Close to downtown and
racetrack.. About 10 min each way. Staff seems friendly. Did not use the pool. No hotel info in the room so you kinda have to venture out to find things. I wandered into the common area and found a deep freezer full of large costco bagged ice for our tiny cooler( no ice bucket in room and the sign says ice is NOT for coolers) so where exactly are guest to put ice? There was also a microvave in the common area as well. So you decide if the price for what you get is worth it????
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