Neither I nor my husband likes frou-frou B&B guestrooms with too many sham pillows and 2-hour breakfasts; we just want a nice home base for the area we are visiting. The queen suite at boon hotel+spa was ideal for us, providing a bed and linens that we both raved about, a fridge to keep our picnic supplies, a sitting area with duraflame log fireplace, and a serviceable little shower bathroom stocked with refreshing EO amenities in refillable pumps. The advertised “private back yard” was a disappointment- essentially an uninviting fenced-in graveled area, furnished with a table and chairs, backing up to the parking lot and laundry room. In fact our biggest criticism of boon is that it tends to overstate itself a bit in general, which can lead to false expectations. The “spa” part for example, is 2 little rooms off of the reception office and a lot of the “hip boutique hotel” style is executed with somewhat flimsy fittings. That being said, everything that really mattered was first-rate – I have to mention the bed again (*****); the pool and hot tub were great, continental breakfast fixings were diverse and excellent, including truly fresh baked goods and French press coffee (from 8:30 – 10:30); massage service was terrific and hospitality was at hand when we needed anything. Boon’s location was perfect for our pursuits of hiking in Armstrong State Park, canoeing the Russian River, and, of course, tasting the region’s wines. The associated restaurant in downtown Guerneville, boon, eat+drink, was an additional boon to our vacation. We would happily return to both.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We at boon believe the earth and its resources are gift and we must do our part to preserve them. We believe in luxury, design and amenities. We believe a hotel should amaze you and leave you eager to return as soon as possible. Welcome to boon. You're gonna love it here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boon Hotel & Spa Hotel Guerneville
- Boon Hotel And Spa
- Boon Hotel & Spa Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA