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“Best in Guerneville”
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boon hotel & spa
Ranked #8 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
San Francisco
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best in Guerneville”
Reviewed 24 August 2009

Boon is the best in Guerneville. I would have given it 4.5 stars but TripAdvisor can't do half stars.

I fell in love with this place starting with the website. Good marketing goes a long way. It's tucked away from the main street of Guerneville and is close to the hills and big redwoods. Cottages are cute and all centered around the pool and jacuzzi. Everything is modern and simple. Not overdone. Our bed was plush and very comfortable. They are big on eco-friendly products as well. Our room was spacious and if you go during the winter, they have a fireplace. Our room had a patio in the back too, but we spent most of our time at the pool. The only deduction I gave was on the size of the shower in the bathroom. It was teeny tiny and my husband kept banging his elbows on the knobs and hanging basket holding the soap. It also would have been nice to have a table or stand to put our suitcase on rather than everything having to go on the floor. I guess that's what happens with simple design sometimes.The other partial deduction would probably be the noise. Which wasn't horrible but the first night we slept with our sliding door open for the breeze and the people in the jacuzzi kind of were noisy. But they do offer ear plugs in each room and the people quieted down at a reasonable hour. It was better the second night.

They serve a light breakfast in the mornings by the pool. Coffee, OJ, teas...One morning it was baked goods and fruit. Another morning bagels and all the fixings.

The owners (mother/daughter team) are so welcoming and accommodating. Boon, the namesake dog, does his job being adorable, but definitely has his priorities set on his frisbee.

I would highly recommend a stay here. It's a great value and relaxing getaway. And they're dog-friendly!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

Boon is a fantastic find -- we are very picky travellers but recommend this without reservation. The visual design is great - it's a mix of zen, Redwood Forest and modernity without attitude. The rooms are spiffy new (our bathroom was fine though a bit under the standard of the room over all in fit & finish). Pool and breakfast great, massages well done and the owners are gems! Only downside is that it's on a noisy road, but it quiets at night. Ask for a room away from the main road if this might bother you. Great, great, great.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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UK
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2009

I truly enjoyed this little boutique spa, by far the best in the area and I've stayed in four other places nearby. The crowd was a nice mix of gay and straight couples. The location is perfect, great breakfast with probably the best coffee in the area. The staff were always attentive and full of advice. The pool area is very relaxed, only annoyance were two screaming kds terrorising the pool and the parents unable to control them, but this is not the hotel's fault, And if you stay for more than three days, the music by the pool is very repetitive.
Area for improvement: the spa is only two tiny rooms where massages and facials are given, there are no telephones in the room and the mobile signal often fails, the shower is very small and we struggled to find space to unpack our clothes.
Overall, highly recommended for the area

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver BC
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104 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2009

The boon is a gem. It's cute, modern and fun, and the staff is delightful.

The units themselves are "mini" bungalows, well restored in a minimalist style. Our room was a queen suite, which was clean and spacious enough. There was a mini fridge and i-pod dock, and the linens were crisp and comfortable. The bathrooms are on the tiny side, however.

The 14 bungalows on the property encircle a common pool area, which was the hub of activity during the day. Every morning a lovely continental breakfast was served on the pool deck. Cold water and an honor bar was available all day for poolside lounging.

The best part of our days wine touring was returning to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon sun on the pool deck and be entertained by the resident dog, Boon. It was great to see such a relaxed attitude about dogs (so many places are just too uptight) and a few of the other guests brought their canine companions along on their vacation. Note to self that I will be bringing mine along if I return!

The owners of the hotel also run a great little restaurant in town (boon eat + drink)....hands down the best place to eat in town! We did picnic takeout one day and dinner another. Free corkage for guests.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Ottawa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2009

It's just great, very low key, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Great pool, great hot tub.

Peaceful and Tranquil, the owners are a pleasure. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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san francisco, ca
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

We did an overnight stay at the Boon Hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The proprietors were extremely friendly & helpful. The hotel has modern clean lines, but maintains quirky & cozy atmosphere. The cabanas are surrounded by well kept pool & hot tub, and lovely landscaping. The view from the pool looks at a mountain side with gorgeous redwoods. Breakfast was fresh & prompt. Onsite pooches are adorable. Unfortunately, there was no time to check out the spa on this visit. We also had lunch dinner in the their quaint bistro on Main Street - food and service were excellent. We'll definitely go back for weekend getaways from SF, and plan recommend to friends.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank tracisf
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night with 2 other couples and we absolutely loved it. From the minute we arrived the owners treated us as though we were family and had been waiting all day for us. We met several other guests at the pool and within an hour we we knew everyone's name and felt like we were all old friends. We were having so much fun with everyone we skipped our dinner plans and had food delivered to the pool. The rooms were fantastic- super clean and the decor is simple and very cute. The bed was unbelievably comfortable. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: boon hotel & spa
Address: 14711 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9201
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
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 
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Boon Hotel And Spa
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