Amazing Value for the Price!
I was shocked at how nice this hotel was, considering the reasonable cost! Decent wine country location. A very nice, renovated hotel. The staff was very gracious and accommodating. The rooms are large and most have shared balconies overlooking a courtyard. Hotel has a decent on-site restaurant, too. Modern bathrooms and amenities and super comfy dream beds. A real value! Not a 5 star hotel, but a very nice Hilton property.
My wife and I stayed at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park from March 31 through April 2. We had previously stayed at this hotel in the fall of 2005. The front desk service was better this time around as was the bathroom. During our second time around, the shower was equipped with a shower rod that curved out from the shower, which prevents the shower curtain from flapping against you, and is a great idea that all hotels should emulate.
The bathroom and the room in general were large. The room featured a slider that opened onto a cute little patio. The bed was comfortable, and the room was relatively clean (the bedspread needed to be washed, which seems to be typical even in four star hotels).
We received warm cookies on checkout as well as arrival, which was a nice little touch. All-in-all, it was a nice place to stay after enjoying the restaurants and wineries of Sonoma Valley and the Dry Creek Region.
Great stay, convenient location
Stayed here in late April for 3 nights/4 days, and had a wonderful time. Weather was near ideal - sunny and 75 - 78 every day. The hotel staff, especially the general manager Mr. Sakai were very friendly and accommodating. One recommendation - most of the desk staff when we were there did not know much about the local area (e.g., recommended a restaurant that was closed), and there was no concierge, so make sure you study up and have some ideas in mind - I wouldn't rely on their recommendations. Not a big deal though. We typically ate our meals in Sonoma or Napa, and made it back to the hotel for the evening. There is a great little Italian restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa we found one night - can't remember the name, but the food was great, relatively inexpensive, and it's only about 10 miles/minutes away up the 101.
The hotel itself looked very nice, and as other reviewers have said, the prices are pretty reasonable for a hotel of this caliber in this area. Although Rohnert Park isn't the place where we would spend much time - its proximity to Sonoma, Napa, Santa Rosa, etc. makes it a great home base for exploring the wine country. The hotel food (we had breakfast each morning) was excellent (volume and quality), and not too expensive for hotel food (~$9 or $10).
The room we stayed in was nice and clean - plenty big for 2 people. It looked out onto the Courtyard which was landscaped nicely. The bathroom was larger than usual which was also nice - plenty of room to move around, and the curved shower curtain was indeed a nice touch. The hotel itself was fairly quiet, but we could definitely hear the person/people above us walk (more like tromp) across their room. Don't know if that's a hotel defect or just someone who really puts gusto into their walking. Again, not a big distraction at all.
If you golf, the Foxtail Golf Club (North Course - upon which the Doubletree sits) was a great experience and value. There were nice views on several of the holes, and though it is also laid out within a residential neighborhood, the houses were far enough back from the fairways to not be a distraction. There's a fair amount of water and a LOT of sand, but that made it interesting. The 1st hole runs behind the Doubletree, and the 9th runs in front of it. We made a quick stop back at our room between 9 and 10. Also, you can book tee times online, and if you book within a few days of when you want to play, you can get pretty deep discounts which also include a cart. It was a great deal - $48 for two green fees (18) AND a cart. Can't beat that even back home.
Final reflections - I would DEFINITELY stay here again. Location, hospitality, service, food, amenities were all way above average, and it the price is right, it makes it a can't miss stay. Oh yeah, also, the cookies are great.
Double Tree Wine Country, Rohnert Park
I just got back from a 2 night stay in the Double tree wine country/ rohnert park in sonoma valley. This is a very nice hotel that is conveniently located ( about 30 minutes ) from the wineries. The room was very nice ( though the ac did not work that great). The exercise room was OK ( no AC). The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. They give you warm cookies on checkin ! One note: do not eat at the restaurant, it is average, at best.
Nice hotel, great central location
I was surprised to see the most recent post because I'm guessing we were at the hotel right around the same time, as we returned home July 3rd. Our experience with the hotel was that it was just fine. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows. And in general, I thought the noise level was fine. We slept well all of our five nights there and the only noise we heard occasionally (not enough to wake us but could hear when we were watching tv) was people talking in the halls, a complaint I have in all hotels, from the most luxurious all the way down, because people are simply inconsiderate. The pool looked nice but it seemed to be used only rarely. The jacuzzi was a nice way to end a day of wine tasting and we enjoyed that. There were towels at the pool/jacuzzi area so you didn't have to take your room towels. Finally, I want to say that the location was terrific. While we didn't do anything in Rohnert Park itself, it was a great central location for jumping off for many places from Guereneville to Healdsburg to Calistoga to Santa Rosa to the city of Sonoma. We felt being on the 101 was a good practical choice for the kind of trip we were taking.