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Northwood Lodge & Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monte Rio
Reviewed 31 October 2008

My friend and I stayed at the Northwood Lodge on a late September weekend for a wedding in Monte Rio. All the lodging in Monte Rio was already booked. We were not unhappy with our choice; it was a good value, as we were not spending much time at our lodging.

The place is actually much more attractive in real life than in the website photos...at the foot of towering redwoods, with well kept grounds and a very pleasant pool. Our room was clean, quiet, and smelled nice. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was new and well appointed. I was able to make tea in the morning (very important!)

It is a simple motel, and a good place to stay if you don't want to spend too much, and there are myriad things to do very nearby. The ocean is about 10 minutes away, and Monte Rio and Guerneville are full of charm.

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Reviewed 29 July 2008

After a couple of nights at a 4-star hotel in San Francisco, we headed to the Russian River Valley for vineyards, biking, and hiking the redwood forest. As you enter Monte Rio, you are greeted by a sign exclaiming it to be a "vacation wonderland" teeming with "resorts." Don't expect luxurious spas and 5-star "resorts" like the Four Seasons -- this is truly an old fashioned "motel" type place, very much the kind of place our family would have stayed at when I was a kid. Nestled at the edge of a redwood grove, pool in the center with L-shaped, single-story motel looking out at the pool. Family works the office. Nice book of local restaurant menus in the office. Friendly people, but once you check in you won't see them again unless you need something. The rooms are not luxurious, but they are very clean and tidy. The bathroom looked new and was equally clean. Towels are changed daily, unlike the trend of the chains to conserve water and leave your towels unless you request a change. Restaurant next door doesn't open for breakfast until 10, so that was a curiosity ... why put a restaurant next door to a motel and then not offer breakfast at, say, 8:00 am? There is a bakery/coffee shop next door, though. There are a couple of local, homey restaurants for a full breakfast right down the road in Guerneville.

Northwood Lodge is very conveniently located to Russian River vineyards & wineries, the beach and spectacular Route 1 in the Jenner/Bodega area, hiking at Armstrong Woods redwood forest, bike rentals and tourist shopping in Healdsburg. Great vacation at the rustic Northwood Lodge!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Address: 19455 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462-9716
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monte Rio
Price Range: £94 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Northwood Lodge and Resort is nestled among the towering Redwoods along the picturesque Russian River Valley Wine Country. All rooms and suites include air-conditioning, satellite TV; some include kitchenettes, spa tubs, and patio. Rooms are located across from the Olympic-size solar-heated swimming pool, surrounded by colorful flowerbeds and roses, and manicured lush lawn. The Northwood Lodge and Resort is nestled among the towering Redwoods along the picturesque Russian River Valley Wine Country. All rooms and suites include air-conditioning, satellite TV; some include kitchenettes, spa tubs, and patio. Rooms are located across from the Olympic-size solar-heated swimming pool, surrounded by colorful flowerbeds and roses, and manicured lush lawn. Cottages located under the towering Redwoods include a master bedroom, living room, full kitchen, wet bar, fireplace, and deck. Scenic outdoor barbecue and picnic facilities located under a canopy on Redwoods. Adjacent to the prettiest nine-hole golf course in the area, restaurant, and coffee shop. Enjoy your stay in a unique and relaxing atmosphere by visiting the famous Russian River and beautiful Sonoma Coast, the tallest Redwoods in the world at Armstrong Redwood Park, and many fine Russian River Valley wineries. Minutes away from Guerneville, a variety of activities like canoeing, hiking and biking, and fine dining to make your stay more enjoyable. Our staff is always on hand to help make your stay a memorable one! Your great vacation getaway awaits you. ... more   less 
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