Healdsburg is a wonderful town, but it suffers from a lack of affordable accomodations. This hotel is an exception, however. The prices are very reasonable (if you come in the off-season, you can get a rate as low as $79/night), but the hotel delivers far more than the minimum at this price point. The hotel is divided into two sections, the Tuscan building (which is new) and the Vintage building (which is old). We were only able to get a room in the Vintage building. As other reviewers pointed out, the rooms on this end are somewhat drab in decor, but they are clean and nice otherwise. Furthermore, the bedding is superb--The quality of the mattress and sheets well exceeded what you usually get in high end chains like Hyatt, etc.
The location is superb if you are into wineries, very close to Ridge Lytton Springs, Seghesio, Unti, etc. It's also a very short drive or a very long walk to the restaurants and Healdsburg Square in downtown.
The hotel has many nice touches--two small pools and two jacuzzis, a sauna, exercise room, a gazebo, make-your-own-waffles at breakfast, freshly baked cookies in lobby, etc. I believe that they do complimentary wine tastings on weekdays (the day before we arrived it was Seghesio, which is a great winery), and they had free passes for tasting at another local winery in the lobby. The staff, in our limited experience, was friendly and accomodating. At every point where the hotel could have cut corners, they instead added something extra.
Keep in mind that, even with all the 'Tuscan' decor, this still has the feel of a motel. You'll be disappointed if you come expecting the Four Seasons. This is a well-managed and well-priced hotel that attracts a pretty diverse clientele, not an upscale boutique hotel that caters to the 1% (for that, go to Hotel Les Mars).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Dry Creek Inn is the heart of California's famous Wine Country in the beautiful town of Healdsburg CA, just 15 minutes from Santa Rosa. Five minutes from our hotel is the popular Healdsburg’s Town Square, home to many award-winning fine dining and family restaurants and boutique and antique shopping. Over 150 of the renowned Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander Valley wineries and River Rock Casino are within 20 minutes of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Dry Creek Hotel Healdsburg
- Best Western Healdsburg
- Healdsburg Best Western