Rated 4 out of 5 by slowbutsure The heating system was generally inferior
Gues room, lobby, restaurant were continually cold
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starnight295 The staff, their service and the rooms were outstanding
This Staff and the hotel was really a very nice experience. If there were minor concerns the staff, in general, would provide the best service possible. Among the staff that were at their best were Ashley, Charlie, Angela and Sarah.
December 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Girard79 Nice Hotel, Sketchy Srvice
This is a very nice hotel. We have stayed there on numerous occasions. The rooms are always comfortable, spacious, clean, and the entire facility is inviting.
Unfortunately, on our last stay this past Thanksgiving, it was obvious the kitchen staff were completely overwhelmed. We waited 45 minutes for our breakfast. The couple behind us with three children waited over an hour.
In the past we have often received great service at this hotel. At other times, though, it has been sketchy and low staff morale has been obvious.
November 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bkallo Not the SPG I Know
When I checked in I was given a room on the first floor directly next to an elevator. I stay at Starwood hotels fairly often so I do not understand why the person working gave me this room. This turned into a disaster as this was the loudest room (on NYE especially so). I asked to transfer rooms but was told that there was no availablility. When my fiancee and I were headed to dinner there were a group of teenagers were in front of the main entrance smoking marijuana - our cab driver told the front desk who didnt seem to care. On top of all of that, the internet connection and television was terrible - spotty at best. This stay makes me question why I go out of my way in business travel to stay at starwood properties.
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sonomajer Best Bet in Petaluma
We stay here frequently. There is nothing else in Petaluma that even comes close. The adjacent wetlands trails are wonderful for a brisk walk, the Happy Hour is very good for a quick bite and you are just minutes from downtown with all the great shopping and eating. You can also get to the town of Sonoma or the seashore easily by scenic back-roads or to Marin and San Francisco by 101.
November 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by hesterprynne mixed feelings
first time i stayed here wasn't the best experience due to 2 different housekeeping staff, within 10 minutes of each other, trying to gain entry into my room even though i was granted late checkout. plus, the do not disturb sign was still up on door. as a female who had just showered, did not appreciate the male staff member trying to open my door as i was standing naked trying to get dressed and having to shout, yet again, that i had late checkout. i emailed the manager, and he assured me he would talk to housekeeping and front desk staff to assure the problem won't happen again.
however, the second time i stayed, my shower steam set off the smoke detector and was then accused of smoking in my room.
then, to my disappointment, 3 minutes after 12pm, housekeeping tried to come into my room, even though i had a late checkout. again.
apparently me not wanting my stay interrupted by housekeeping and not wanting a faulty smoke detector to be set off by shower steam just so i can be accused of smoking in my room is an indication that my expectations for my stay were too high.
if wanting to feel like my patronage is valued and that my feelings of privacy and safety matter means that my expectations are too high, maybe the hotel and it's management's expectations for providing good service aren't high enough.
December 19, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Redbirdma Time for an upgrade
This hotel is conveniently located near, but not in, the Sonoma Valley. The staff is gracious, helpful, and accommodating in every way. Unfortunately the rooms don't live up to SPG standards. The carpet was badly stained and the furniture was chipped and clearly in need of replacement. It's too bad that the room quality doesn't live up to the first-rate staff.
November 26, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bev908 comfy cozy
The room was just okay. The bedding was nice but we wish there were queen beds.
The beds were quite small. The pool has a view of the freeway as do many bedrooms.
The restaurant is small with not much variety in the menu. The lobby is tastefully decorated
and the desk clerks were friendly. It is the best place to stay in Petaluma as most others are your standard economy motel. Improvements could be made to make it even better!
December 7, 2011