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Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg 

25 Matheson Street
Healdsburg , California
Tel: 800 889 7188 (toll-free)
Tel: 707 431 2800
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The 55-room Hotel Healdsburg has stark, unfussy interiors done in warm woods and greens with bright-white bedding and Tibetan rugs covering hardwood floors. (The best rooms have balconies overlooking the buzzing Healdsburg plaza.) Bathrooms are likewise minimalist in design, with poured-concrete vanities and giant soaking tubs for two. The look is sleek and contemporary, but with so many hard surfaces, rooms can be echoey. The lobby is a happening gathering spot and a great place to warm up with a glass of zin on a chilly afternoon, especially beside the fire sculpture in the hearth. Come morning, the lobby becomes the breakfast room; the extensive buffet is included in the rate (the smoked salmon is delicious, but the accompanying bagels will disappoint New Yorkers). There's also an outdoor lap pool, fitness room, and spa with regionally inspired treatments, such as a wine-and-honey wrap and seasonal fruit scrub. Even if this weren't northern Sonoma's smartest address, the well-dressed crowd would probably still flock here for co-owner and chef Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, where most ingredients and all the wines come from Sonoma County, some from as close as the garden out back.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
This hotel on the historic plaza is "very pleasant and without pretension." "Tasteful decor" in public areas means Tibetan rugs and teak furniture; rooms in pale greens and yellows have bathrooms with six-foot soaking tubs. The wine hour at the Fireplace Lounge "is just wonderful," and the service "seems invisible but attentive." Grab an espresso or homemade ice cream at Café Newsstand.

(55 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 87.9
  • Design: 87.0
  • Location: 95.7
  • Food: 87.9
  • Rooms: 84.9
  • Service: 83.9

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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wonderful in many ways, but noisy

I've stayed at HH six or seven times through the years. There are many things I LOVE about this hotel: its location in the center of one of my favorite towns... more