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“Great addition to the rapidly-evolving Healdsburg scene” 5 of 5 bubbles
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H2 Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great addition to the rapidly-evolving Healdsburg scene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

A delightful little hotel that combines stylish comfort with modern ecological sensibility. Really enjoyed our stay here.

But really, they had us at the Heath tiles.

I generally tend to favor hotels that have a bit of a small inn feel, but not necessarily in the B&B way. Plenty of privacy, please, and no lace trims in pastel colors. And you get that here, in a baby-W format: The lobby is a well-populated bar/restaurant, the reception is attached to the bar, but thankfully there's no silliness like music piped into dark hallways.

The H2 welcomed us with a casual, friendly feel, and followed through with a modern idea of what a luxurious accommodation can be: No water in plastic bottles, LEED certification, sustainable but stylish materials. Did I mention the local Heath tiles?

We had just come back from an NYC trip where high-end-ness was signaled with constantly replenished bottles of Fiji water, and this was a nice welcome back to Northern CA, without it being hippie.

The standard rooms are compact but smartly and interestingly furnished. Lots of Dwell magazine going on here; for those keeping score on local architects, it's a David Baker building.

The hotel had been open for just a week when we stayed, but the staff didn't show it during our fully-sold weekend; I think their small size (36 rooms) allows for plenty of attention to the guests. The couple of oddball requests we asked of them were promptly and gracefully taken care of; as were other launch-week issues like the rooms missing hair dryers and steam irons.

Free wifi. Guest PCs available in the hallway. Comp morning pastries and fresh orange juice were delicious.

Thanks to @ssh2007 for the Travelzoo tip: We paid close to rack rate due to our weekend stay, but avoided the 2-night minimum stay requirement. Such is the reality of wine country lodgings during the summer season.

One note, being a car guy: Their valet parking is in a gravel lot. It's fine, but I know some people care a lot about these things.

We'd definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2010

Found this hotel through Travelzoo last minute when I was looking for a one-night stay in Sonoma/Napa county. This is our first time to Healdsburg. Turned out that our stay was the Grand Opening day of the hotel. Hotel rate is great considering this is the wine country and it's a trendy boutique hotel. Hotel is located on a busy street and we missed it the first time driving by it. Valet Parking is $15 but was included in our Travelzoo rate.
Hotel staff (bell person, valet, check-in, concierge) is very friendly, helpful and accomodating. We felt very welcomed at first impression. Upon walking into the room, the first encounter is the smell of new paint. I guess that comes with being the first guests to stay in a brand new hotel. Not sure if all rooms are like that or we just happened to stay in one that is the last to be painted and thus has less time to air out the paint smell. But after that, we love what we saw in the room. Bamboo floor is beautiful, so are the bedding and the trendy sleek decor of the room. The bathroom has a very open layout. Loved the design. I used the bathrobe and it's very comfy. Our family enjoyed the swimming pool (solar-heated) and the lounge chairs by the poolside. There are still little things that needs to be worked out here and there as it is the first day of opening, but they are minor to us and didn't affect our enjoyment of this hotel. Overall, excellent experience and will definitely return in the future.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: H2 Hotel
Address: 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4103
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Healdsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — H2 Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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