Rated 2 out of 5 by Underwhelmedagain Very Underwhelming Sonoma Wedding
My wife and I stayed here for a wedding in Sonoma...but were not impressed from the beginning. The hotel was just underwhelming. The rooms were just plain, the bedding harsh with actual comforter/mattress exposed, and the basics of the basics in toiletries. The staff kept doors propped open (house keeping, supplies, maintenance, etc) so as you walked down the hall to the elevator you were forced to see "behind the curtains"...
July 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dad126 Terrible spg experience
When I checked in, I needed to extend my stay by a third day due to personal reasons, and the lady at the front desk did tell me that she can extend my stay herself and that I can do it on points. So she did...or so I thought-more on that later.
No club lounge access was provided for me and after I inquired why, she said it's only for spg platinum members. I had access at this time last year though. As she opened the side door to the front desk to give me the luggage cart, I explained to her I had access last year as a gold spg member and asked why it changed, but she had no response and closed the door on me. Kinda rude, no? I called spg and they had no reason either as to why I had it last year at this property and not this year.
Very confusing and inconsistent. It's not fair to provide it one year then take it away the next. One of the reasons I reserved this hotel was on the basis of access to the spg club lounge. It's very convenient and I get it at other Starwood properties all over the place as a spg gold member. That's inconsistent. I gave up complaining to them.
As soon as I got into the room, it was apparent by the look of the blankets in disarray, and some on the floor, that the room wasn't cleaned. I lugged my luggage and family outta that room then tried to call the front desk from the room, but no one answered after trying twice for about 5 minutes. Went downstairs, told them what was wrong with the room. No apology offered from that lady. She gave me a new room, but unfortunately it was the furthest from the elevator.
As I went into the new room, security lock box was not working. Called front desk twice again and no one picks up the phone again. I gave up trying to complain.
Bathroom floor towel was missing. Another annoying thing.
NOW, same lady at the front desk, 24 hours later, called me and said I have to actually call spg to extend my stay even though she said she took care of it then and there as soon as I arrived yesterday. Weird how it can't be done at the front desk. Well, as my kids are all dressed up for the pool and waiting for me, I called spg and spent 25 minutes on the phone wasting time taking care of something that I thought was taken care of already!
We all go to the pool, and unfortunately, the jets in the jacuzzi weren't working. The button doesn't work!
I got more one night at this hotel, then I'm done. This is the worst spg hotel I've ever had. It's too bad too because it was fine when I was here last year in August!
Will never come back to this shoddy service of a hotel.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Isabel119 Perfect Location
Some folks complained about the noise from 101 but we never heard any of it. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MQ209 Quality comfort and attentiveness
The hotel was just what I've come to expect from Sheraton. We enjoyed the Club level amenities and the attentive staff. Construction work in the area meant noise with the windows open during the morning hours but not a real issue. A close drive or cab to local shopping and dining.
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dennis79 Reservation & Cleanliness Lacking
The room provided did not match the reservation I made. We called in to request a Club Level room that was pet-friendly. The reservation was made as requested. However, upon check-in the Front Desk indicated that pets were not allowed on the Club Level floor. While this is understandable, I would have preferred to have been told this from the start. We were moved to the first floor.
The facility was not very clean. Our room was located on the South side of the property near the marsh. The entrance was filthy. It smelled like a horse's stable. Also, there were two cups sitting on the pipes when we arrived on Friday and were also there when we checked out on Sunday. Also, there were multiple beer bottle caps on the floor along with a lot of dirt, weeds, and other grime. I would think it worthwhile to clean the guest's entrances as this is where a first impression is made.
Also, housekeeping was not up to par for a Sheraton property. They took the dirty towels but didn't hang the new ones. They didn't replace our bed sheets. The sheets were simply flipped; the feet side of the sheets were now at our faces. The bathroom floor was dirty upon arrival and was never cleaned during our stay.
I will look at other hotels when I stay in the area next.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob1960 A beautiful place with a few problems
The place was beautiful and immaculate. The staff was very responsive. I found a few problems that were surprising.
1. The fan in the room was loud and the thermostat was difficult to figure out. It was flashing that it needed service.
2. The coffee pot overflowed.
3. The window curtain had a hole in it.
4. We never got our wakeup call.
The staff was apologetic and assured us they'd take care of it. We only stayed one night, so I don't know if the problems were fixed.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carl56 This hotel has great views
We loved the climate and views at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, would recommend to others.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brookeeeee Great hotel!
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Friendly and accommodating staff. Wonderful room features. Very restful night sleep. Plenty of space. Convenient location. We would definitely consider staying here again when we are in the area.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DWP51 Great Attention
Nice facility in a great location as a launch point for all Sonoma County. Staff was VERY attentive and helpful attending to our needs. Second time staying here and we will come back!
June 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by regularguest43 4 days - tub drain is clogged....
I am a regular guest in the hotel, visiting with my work.
Usually you can expect spacious room OK beds.
Room location is critical: if facing parking lot .. you are going to experience allot of noise (cars, air-conditioning). If you are located first floor - surprise ... people will walk just outside of your window looking in....
BUT - in this last visit - I had the bath-tub draining half working... you try to shower ... and in 2 minutes you will be standing in water half way to your knees... soup and everything ... and it will go higher... for 4 !! days you ask for a fix, for change of room .. I go out in the morning .. comes back in night.. I get the same polite respond in the morning " ouch sorry we will take care of that immediately", night time comes,,, you check .. and "sorry sir - we are really full and can not accommodate changing the room" .
So - this is the service type you should expect... kind of sad, and really annoying.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelFanatic412 Nice hotel in good location
We had a couple pre-paid rooms and had to reschedule the original reservation dates due to a family emergency. The staff we spoke to at the hotel were accommodating and let us reschedule (not cancel) the reservation. Although it took calling back to get an email confirmation of the change, the staff was helpful in providing this. Rooms were nice with great amenities for SPG members. There was also free wine tasting in the evening from very nice people. Overall, it was a great hotel to stay at that provided a good central base to come back to after visiting all the vineyards in the area. Would definitely stay here again.
June 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jimmy512 Hotel did not meet our expectations
As discussed with the hotel General Manager, our most recent stay at this hotel was unsatisfactory. Housekeeping failed to clean our room; our room smelled of food being microwaved in rooms below ours; and, most disturbing, the desk manager failed to call me to discuss these issues, as I requested. We are Starwood Gold members. We expected more during this stay.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BonniesMom Tolays
My husband asked for a shrimp cocktail which was not on the menu. The chef was excited to make some wonderful cocktail sauce along with delicious shrimp. Great meal with the extra touch from the chef.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by keep This hotel is the best the area has to offer
It would be better if the pets were not permitted it is terrible when you go to the parking lot or trail and you see pet waste this makes your hotel look like a dump IF you must have pets stay keep them on a lower floor
June 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GM2014 This hotel needs help with staff
My original reservation was somehow lost and never made. Luckily I'd called to confirm and realized I had no reservation. There was a long wait for coffee in the morning (no one there) but the lady working the bar area was really nice. I waited almost half an hour for some lettuce wraps that were somehow lost and the tv clicker did not work in my room. It's a lovely hotel but there are constant glitches when I stay there. If I had somewhere else to stay, I would.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1708 Customer Service
Mr. David Scott made our trip one to remember! After a rocky start with one of his employees, Mr. Scott stepped forward and truly helped make this a trip to remember!!! Great customer service!!! Mike B.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Noise Construction noise was annoying!
We stayed up late on Sunday and planned to sleep in on Monday morning, however, the construction on 101 started @7:00 a.m. And we had to check out!
We should have been warned of this heavy and annoying noise at time of heck in.
June 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Petaluma horrible front desk
The first thing you deal with in a hotel is the front desk on the afternoon of June 5 th the women who was working the front desk could not have been more rude and unfriendly I own a business if she worked for me I would have fired her immediately
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mikerck sheraton sonoma county
better than average. we stay here when in santa rosa area for family functions. quiet and pleasing atmosphere.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WineSpectator A great place to stay at the gates of wine country
Our family recently stayed at the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma, and had a wonderful experience. After a long drive through San Francisco traffic we finally arrived at the hotel totally wiped out. We were so happy to be greeted by the welcoming front desk staff who helped us immediately.
While booking online we were promised sparkling wine and strawberries upon our arrival. We didn't find the strawberries or wine, but there was a generous and delicious spread of charcuterie. Eventually I asked Josue at the front desk about the wine, and he brought it to our room immediately on ice.
We were travelling with a puppy, so we didn't want to sit in the restaurant, although the rockstar hostess, Jordan said she could accommodate us. We instead gave her our meal order at the host stand. At the same time an unruly table in the lounge well into their drinks started verbally accosting my lady and our dog, eventually accusing our dog of wetting the floor. Although we couldn't see where it happened, we were thoroughly embarrassed, and growing frustrated. Jordan defused the situation with the unruly table and told us not to worry about the dog, that it goes along with the territory of a hotel that accommodates pets. Thanks to Jordan our minds we were put at ease, and we able to enjoy our food back in our room in peace and quiet.
We enjoyed the food, and the comfort of our room that had a great view to the water. We highly recommend taking a run along the path through the estuary adjacent to the hotel at sunset. It was gorgeous. All in all we had a great stay thanks to the wonderful staff of your hotel. Hope to see you all again sometime.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WilliamP Great place to stay for business or pleasure
Excellent facility and a fantastic staff! Uniquely located between the Sonoma/Napa wine country and the north pacific shore and mountains giving you access to many different experiences to explore. Kudo's to the chef, dinner each evening was excellent.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by itspattc This hotel has a great location
This hotel is in a great location for anyone visiting any areas of wine country. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are large and the beds are super comfy. I had a very nice view of the boats on the bay. The windows open which is great if you like the cool breeze over air conditioning. Nice quiet location.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen8 Great hotel
We very much enjoyed our experience at the Sheraton Petaluma. The facility itself was very nice, and we were very pleased with the room, which was updated and in good repair. The walking path through the marsh was a great natural amenity. The only drawback is that the hotel is pretty close to the freeway, so freeway noise can be heard in the otherwise calm and beautiful setting.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CA2014 Is this really a Starwood property?
Excited to learn there was a Starwood property in Petaluma. But very disappointed in the whole experience. Lots of improvement needed... Large carpet cleaning machine blocking the hallway when we arrived to our Club floor. Club lounge was more like a daycare room ... Too small and filled with running children. Warm water and sodas in club lounge refrigerator, Not business friendly at all sorry to say. Bedroom had stained bed skirt, not a heavenly bed at all, mattress pad made bed stiff and warmer than usual, felt like I was in a kids bed, plastic mattress pad causes sweat, most uncomfortable bed ever due to this. Club room with marina view was good but not the bed or mediocre club lounge. Loudest ice machines echoing down hallways both on club level and ground level. Seemed more like a mediocre budget hotel than a Sheraton or any Starwood property. More than a design renovation needed.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sammybocaj Perfect for wine country
Our primary purpose was to travel the areas of Sonoma & Napa . This location was perfect
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobTennis The staff was 5 Star
In order of help; Charlie, Kirk, Joshua, Zach and Kevin were all exceptional hospitality representatives for the Hotel.
We'll probably be staying at this property at another time when we visit our daughter in San Francisco. Thanks for a great three days!
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by savvygirl Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend
I decided on this hotel as it was a convenient place for all 6 family members to meet to celebrate Mother's Day. It was easy to get to (right off the 101) and a beautiful quaint area to explore including several casinos if you like to gamble and fabulous restaurants in the area. We were able to get 2 adjoining rooms and 1 other room right across the way all on the same floor. The front desk staff were all pleasant and extremely helpful and even acknowledged my parents 57th wedding anniversary by surprising them and sending up a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The lounge was nice but did not offer hot egg dishes, etc...was definitely a continental breakfast which we enjoyed especially the espresso machine that made excellent coffee drinks including a fabulous hot chocolate...you do have to pay $5 for wine or alcohol in the executive lounge so we did not drink in the lounge we bought wine at Trader Joe's and brought it back to our room. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this for all types of travelers. The entire staff was helpful, caring, professional, and made sure our stay was enjoyable and relaxing.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by thisisdumb Thanks to Ashley
Ashley is terrific!! Helpful, charming, always friendly and quick to respond with a cheerful voice and demeanor.
You need more people at the front desk. One person and four waiting to check in is not good.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cat06 Needs some improvement
This Sheraton met my business travel needs for the most part, but the food for room service at breakfast was not great. The toast was really burnt. And I mean really burnt!
The room was way too warm for sleeping. The thermostat would not go below 68 and when I called the front desk they just said thats just the way it is.
The only reason I would recommend it is because it really is the only business hotel in Petaluma.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DKGirl Location, location, location
This is a beautiful hotel, situated among historical and cultural places that deserve to be explored... Not to mention all the amazing wineries. The place is very nice, and although the food is good, it didn't meet a level that I would call exceptional. What was exceptional however was the cost. Very reasonable for such a nice hotel, even room service was reasonable.
April 28, 2014