We stayed in two queen/balcony rooms for five days - a family holiday. We were the only people for four days during the week - it was like having our own home.
Herb or Ingrid made breakfast each morning - eggs, bacon, bagels, english muffins, with a great selection of hot and cold cereals, juice, milk, coffee. They have a restaurant that offers dinner five nights per week. A fairly simple menu with a German flair (about five main course choices during our stay). They have a full bar. Seating for dinner is out on the deck or inside with floor to ceiling windows.
The balcony rooms over look the river with a small balcony for each room. The rooms are small. They include a queen bed with a sink in the sleeping area. The shower/tub & toilet are in a separate room. There are two nightstands and a dresser with ample drawer space. There are a set of four hooks on the wall for clothing. The mattress appeared to be new. It was a little soft for me but everyone has a different preference. It didn't sag.
We looked at the balcony suites. They had a sitting area with a couch and a bedroom alcove (no door).
This is a nice place to stay for a day or two. This was part of a two week trip for me, so the lack of a closet to hang all my clothes was a bit limiting (I'm traveling by car so brought everything except the kitchen sink with me).
The Inn is in a quiet location and has been kept up nicely. The one thing that could use a change is the carpet. It's pale green and very stained. I'm sure a hard floor would work so much better.
No elevator so I don't think it is wheelchair accessible above the first floor.
See my review of Monte Rio for other notes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built circa 1906, the historic Highland Dell is a very popular destination for San Francisco and Bay Area families as it was throughout the 20th century. Surrounded by century old redwood trees and overlooking the Russian River, it is an ideal place for a vacation or weekend get-away. The Highland Dell offers well appointed lodging, and a fine gourmet restaurant, complete with a full service bar. A variety of exciting activities are available within easy reach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highland Dell Hotel Monte Rio