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“If you are stuck in staying in Petaluma - this is a good choice!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Petaluma
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Petaluma
Kansas City, Missouri
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95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“If you are stuck in staying in Petaluma - this is a good choice!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

OK - so - the chicken capital of California may have not been your first choice for overnight accommodations... but last minute reservations in late summer/fall on a weekend really limits your options, especially if you don't want to spend $700+/night. So, this funky little hotel in gentrified downtown Petaluma is quaint - not luxurious - but OK - especially for $130/night - and in walking distance of some great dining. Plus, not a tough drive to great wine tasting. So - if you're on a budget - or just last minute planning -- it works well!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank wetravelwell_11
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy the well kept secret of Petaluma on our drive through. We hope to have you stay again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Service: good. Nice staff.
Cleanliness: good
Bed: poor. Saggy.
Bathroom: small
Location: excellent. We walked and bicycled to everything.
Over all ambiance: poor. Hallways have stained carpet. Entryway has wall display shelves in disrepair.
Value: poor. Over priced. Would be a nice (except for the bed which is never acceptable) $80 room but I expect more for $120.
Tip: get a room on back of building. Front of building on busy street and not sure how sound proof an old building is.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fellowtravelerUSA
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We looked into the situation with the bed, as we have all new mattresses from the last 6 months, it was a support issue with the frame. We are in the process of completing the hallway renovations as that is in the last stage of our renovations. We are glad you enjoyed being so close to town and hope you come back to enjoy the updates we are looking forward to sharing with our guests.
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Northern California
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45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We like staying in old hotels, especially ones that are out of the generic standard corporate variety and found this to be interesting. It's very centrally located in this revitalized walkable downtown, near a little river and lots of fine restaurants (try Cucina Paridiso for great Italian food). I entered the Tattoo parlor next door at first as I walked right past the unobtrusive little check in lobby. Yes, the parking is around the block but we found a space not very far away even though it was a busy Saturday night. BUT, speaking of busy Saturday nights, the noise from the newly created bars, in a kind of little park area, didn't abate until 2:30a.m. We were in a room with two beds, ample enough, right over the front entrance which is on Washington St, the street that I wouldn't have ever imagined is so busy even at 5:30am on a Sunday morning!
When I asked about which room would be quiet, I was told that unfortunately they would be in the back but that they tend to be fairly dark. We did see another room and found it was indeed darker than we would like liked, with only one window. So, because of the noise and the lack of a quiet room with good light, I have to reluctantly conclude that we will probably not be staying here again. Even though the bathroom pleased me with the older "chicken wire" design white tile floors you see in older places. And the shower and bathtub were fine, and there was a walk-in closet.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rosabluecat
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our hotel and do apologize for the noise from Taps. We are working on a solution with their owner. We are glad you enjoyed the elements of the historic portion of the hotel which we are putting an effort in retaining throughout the renovation stage.
We hope to have you come stay again.
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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Parking is a bit challenging- cannot unload directly in front. The building layout reminded us of a boarding facility converted to a more traveler-friendly type lodging. Location is perfect for Petaluma strolling. Our room was recently painted and the refrigerator compressor had blown-we moved as the odor was unbearable. The innkeeper was very accommodating. We were a little put out with their requirement of copying our drivers licenses. Might stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank johndcbuilder
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
We would welcome you to come stay again as we are continuing to make improvements to the hotel especially making the common areas more traveler friendly. Our front desk staff enjoy making your stay as pleasant as possible and I am glad they were able to accommodate your need to change rooms. We home to have you come stay again.
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We just spent three nights at the Hotel Petaluma. It was within easy walking distance of everything in the charming downtown including a number of very good restaurants. The hotel was built in the 1920’s and has been upgraded, Each room appears to be furnished differently with different art, colors, linens. There is a cute little library on the mezzanine. Ours was a corner room was on the 4th floor with great views in 2 directions. Very light and airy. Everything looked clean and new. Some friends are planning a “girls road trip” to California in a month or two and we will definitely be staying at the Hotel Petaluma.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MPMWJ
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our services. We have put in an effort to create unique rooms without loosing the charm of the history of the hotel. We look forward to hosting you again on your travels and please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your stay more comfortable.
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East Palo Alto, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Loved the old elevator. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and clean, looked out on the street (a bit noisy on Saturday night, but not much). Overall very comfortable and perfectly located in this historic city.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to review Hotel Petaluma. We appreciate your understanding of the Saturday evening noise and we are working to create a solution around it. The original elevator from 1923 is a treat and a miracle that it works so well, a true testament to the quality of products from that time. We hope to have you stay again as we continue to make improvements.
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Danville, California
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Made a quick visit on a whim. Petaluma has a unique feel, very lively, young Friday night club action. Hotel is clean, old-fashioned layout, large rooms and quirky. Staff very friendly and helpful. Not fancy, but we enjoyed it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Schwanewede
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HotelPetalumaH, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Petaluma, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Our front desk staff put in a great effort to make the guests stay enjoyable and we are glad they were able to help you during your stay. We hope to have you come stay again.
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Property: Hotel Petaluma
Address: 106 Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952-2929
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Petaluma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Petaluma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Petaluma 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Petaluma proudly offers comfortable, private rooms in the renovated Historic Hotel built in 1924. Nowhere else will you find such convenient access to the heart of Downtown Petaluma, San Francisco & Sonoma County wineries. Restaurants, markets, and transit options are literally steps away from this beautiful historic gem. All rooms have private en suite bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, Keurig coffee makers, full-sized ironing boards, irons, hair dryers, clock radios, fans, extra blanket. The Hotel Petaluma is currently being renovated. Our rates are reflective of these conditions. ... more   less 
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