My partner and I visited Fountaingrove Inn using a Living Social getaway. Check in was easy and the staff was very friendly. The deal was nice - we got a one night stay, two free drinks in the bar, free breakfast, and some tasting passes for some wineries near Sebastopol. Our hotel room was nice, clean and quiet, spacious for two people. After we had settled in and taken a nap, we decided to head to the lounge for our free drinks. The entrance of the restaurant is impressive - many wine bottles in an nice display - including many old bottles of notable wines! We entered the lounge and were taken aback - it reminded us of the 1980's, a bit out of date and lots of blaring music and a packed space. There was no room for us to settle in for a nice quiet drink, and the few available seats were unbecoming and seemed to have been tossed together last minute just to provide more seating.
We opted out of the drink and instead went to dinner down the street where we had reservations at Willi's Wine Bar. Came home, had a nice night in after that and headed off to enjoy our day and head back to the Bay Area.
A few other notes:
The free breakfast was a severely average breakfast buffet. We had a tiny bit to eat and left - we're not buffet people, but there seemed to be plenty of people who were. The shower also had an extremely loud high pitched sound that hummed constantly while the shower was in use. A bit frustrating, because the shower had a nice stream. Not too conducive to romantic showers or sleeping in while your partner takes a shower because you can hear the humming noise in bed!
Overall, a nice stay, good for an overnight, but a few tweaks, and some updating needs to take place to keep this hotel relevant. The staff was friendly and the location is good. We probably won't be rushing back soon, though.
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- Also Known As:
- Fountaingrove Hotel Santa Rosa
- Fountaingrove Santa Rosa