Need To Know
36, including seven suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $229.00, excluding tax at 14 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
At the hotel
Gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, custom-made bath products. There’s a free ‘H20 bar’ on each floor where you can top up on still or sparkling.
The Eco-Studios have an open floorplan and lounge area, and a bathroom with a deep plunge tub. Opt for one with a creek view. For a bit more space, the Eco-Suites have two balconies overlooking Sonoma. Front-facing Suites look out to the mountain. Every streamlined green-and-taupe room has a balcony or patio overlooking Healdsburg.
The outdoor pool, set off the lobby, is heated by solar panels on the roof, and surrounded by sunloungers.
Plan to cycle through Sonoma? The hotel will lend you a bike for three hours at a time. Those more comfortable with their own wheels can take advantage of the hotel’s free storage, pumps and assorted tools. If only four wheels will do, bring a designated driver: this is wine country, after all.
Pets are welcome; Fido will incur a $99 cleaning fee.
Better for younger children, the hotel offers free Pack ’n’ Plays, but cannot arrange babysitting.
As green as it gets: the LEED-certified hotel has solar panels, a living roof, natural bath products, organic cleaning products and in-house water bars to eliminate plastic bottles.The hotel also works to protect Foss Creek, a habitat for steelhead trout.