This is a European style hotel with clean, modern decor and a focus on environmental friendliness. You have to put a hotel key card in the main power control by the room door in order to turn on the electricity. I have only ever seen this in Norway. The room was spacious, and I liked the hard wood floors because I have allergies. Each room has a small balcony, but ours was useless as it was at the front of the hotel where there was a lot of noise and zero privacy. There are full-sized toiletries in the bathroom, which you pay for if you take them with you.
We visited on a very busy September weekend when there were lots of weddings going on. We had made a reservation several months ago, to attend an anniversary party, and were forced to spend two nights just to get a reservation. It was cheaper to stay Saturday and Sunday rather than Friday and Saturday, despite which it was still pretty expensive! And we had to use valet parking because the town was so crowded, for an additional $20 a night.
I had no issues with the staff. I thought they were very friendly. The breakfast (included in the cost) was very good and included numerous options.
The bed was comfy but there was a heck of a lot of street noise, as our room was at the front of the hotel. Saturday night partyers seemed to hang out on the sidewalk well after midnight. Noisy, rambunctious drivers revved past during the night (the street is the main drag coming in from highway 101). Then the delivery trucks started arriving at five o'clock in the morning. If you can, ask for a room at the back of the hotel!
The hotel restaurant, Spoonbar, is one of our favorites in Healdsburg. (Another favorite is Zin.) This is why we decided to stay at the hotel, but I won't stay there again unless I can get a quieter room.
The location is central to many of the Sonoma County wineries so if that is the focus of your trip, I recommend the town but do explore other options for a hotel.
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