Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Hotel is central to the Bay Area and the Wine Country
The rooms are beautiful and very clean and the amenities are top notch. The beds are the most comfortable but the front desk staff could use a bit more training. When I asked how to retrieve a message because the red light was blinking, I was instructed to push really hard on the red (inactive) button. I called to ask a supervisor and got the similar incorrect instructions until I noticed there was an answering machine across the room. The in-room coffee was great and we had a great view.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by oooooo9 Lovely
This hotel is beautiful and very very clean
November 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tmcollette Another wonderful stay in Sonoma County
I travel here frequently. I switched to a lesser hotel at one point but the service was so poor I've come back to the Sheraton.
Although the room I had this trip was near an elevator and thus very noisy, it was still a good stay. I would recommend this facility to anyone for personal or professional travel.
October 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Prettypaws What I expected
It was pretty much what I would expect from a Sheraton hotel. There were two things that were not quite up to snuff - the spa was not working and there wasn't a sign on it. I called the front desk and they didn't know about it. The bed was so high that I had trouble gettin up on it. I'm average height so a shorter person would really have trouble.
October 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leslie55 The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful.
We were quite pleased with our experience at the hotel and enjoyed the engaging staff and the comfort provided by the room and amenties. We rented a house for our stay and were only looking for the first night accommodation prior to our extended stay. After our experience we would not hesitate to return for a longer stay, or to recommend this hotel to our friends and family.
October 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marie99 Great staff
Your staff is great and your lobby looks fantastic. The bed was very comfortable, but there were stains on the chairs and lamp shades and the paint was chipped around the bath room mirror. The room just felt "old". I think it needs a face lift.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by btlpa Great hotel, lousy Cisco room phone
I was very happy with my stay at the Sheraton Sonoma County, with one annoyance: the Cisco IP phone in the room was just awful:
- The handset never did work. Only the speaker phone mode worked.
- Because only the speaker phone mode worked, wake up calls were a shock. The phone would announce, loudly, "Are you there?" over and over until you answered. Weird and annoying. Not a good way to be woken up in the morning.
This phone is a model of poor user design: a phone with limited capabilities that few people will know how to use offhand. Sheraton should just replace them with simpler phones.
October 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by FrankD One Night To Many
Hotel was beautiful to look at but stay wasn't up to expectations.TV wouldn't turn on. Smoke detector over the bed had a red light flashing the entire night which may not bother other people but drove me a bit crazy.One woman working the bar and there was about 30 people there.Flew in to SFO, drove almost an hour to hotel, and the ride was shorter than the length of time it took to order chicken fingers and receive them. At least she was really really nice!!!
October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AzMike Fitness Center
Your fitness center was spectacular. Available when I went to work out, which was about 6:00am. Great equipment and the room was neat and clean, and well maintained.
October 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dave76 furniture
One club chair.and a desk swivel chair for 2 people .means someone is on the bed....for a 3 day stay! We needed another chair, no ottoman...also being dead tired at the end of the day to sit up and watch some t.v....the remote seemed to need a new battery, unable to change stations w/o getting right up to the TV. Hallway consistently had debris/garbage visible
October 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CynBr Fabulous view!!
Gorgeous view from our room was unexpected. Loved it!!
The batteries didn't work in the remote and after waiting about 40 minutes, I called to cancel. Next day when I mentioned it on checkout, they credited me with 500 SPG points - more than fair. : )
Only "bad" was linens were scratchy (which seems to be common at Sheraton's based on this trip.)
October 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeftyDJ Overall great visit.
This was our second stay in the past six months. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel despite a "glitch" with our first room! We were given Room 275. It was constantly very noisy - sounded like a mechaical room was nearby. Jason, your desk clerk was wonderful. The next morning he changed our room assignment and all was well after that. Please investigate the Room 275 noise isue !!
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJHAA Great location
this hotel is conveniently located and has a great location for exploring Napa and Sonoma.
The staff is very knowlegable about the area and eager to help.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RMCC Great location
Very quiet location, and scenic. Convenient to freeway if traveling.
October 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Buckeye1 Disappointed
I found this hotel to have a lack of attention to detail. Hotel lobby was full of leaves that have blown in from outside during our entire stay. Our room had a sink that backed up so bad I can not believe that a house keeper cleaning the sink would not have seen this. In addition our toilet backed up and we had to have maintenance work on the toilet 3 different times. I don't believe this is reflective of the majority of Shearton properties I have stayed at over the years but of a reflection of poor attention to detail and a definite lack of accountability. I believe your management needs to pay attention to visible details and hold staffs accountable. In addition I found the dining room menue to be very poor in terms of options. As a result we only had one meal on property in five days. Lastly each morning the maids meet at there supply room to gather their things for the day. However the amount of noise and commotion taking place in this room and in the immediate hallway needs to be stopped. At times it was like a mini convention holding a political rally, noisy and conjusted. I suggest more time be spent cleaning hall ways, doors and walls with finger prints on them and picking up room service dishes that are left in the hallways for a day or more. Bottom line I was very disappointed in our stay at your property.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LynnS Another Great Stay
This was my second 1 night stay at the Petaluma Sheraton using my SPG points. I cannot complain about anything for either stay. This time the hotel was full, but we still got great service. There was not a room with a king size bed when I reserved but when I checked in, they found one. With a view at that. The evening wine tasting in the lobby was unexpected but enjoyable . I love this Sheraton.
October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paula111 Green Room Tag
Our room was clean. Our problems were broken in room safe and shower head could not be adjusted. Our friends put their green room tag out on their handle. There room was not cleaned or beds made. Thought the green tag meant not to change towels or sheets. Apparently it means not to make beds or refresh bottles of water.
October 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SadlySurprised Multiple things went wrong
Loved the glass of wine on arrival with friendly personnel to greet us.
Coffee maker clogged with some white stuff in it but hotel quickly gave us another.
TV did not work- had to replace it with another the next day
False fire alarm went off in the morning while we were in the room
Man next door was smoking constantly and we could smell it and was throughout the halls. Took several days before problem resolved. Found out he had to be evicted. It was horrible smelling stale smoke for so long.
WiFi was off and on throughout stay.
Eco option for $5 voucher was miss-leading- It was an all or nothing option. Either you didn't want maid service at all or you had everything done. We didn't feel we needed sheets and towels changed daily but when we hung the tag on the door, no one came in to make the beds, empty the trash or clean the bathroom. This is really to save the hotel labor costs not to help the environment. Our towels were changed even though we hung them up in the bathroom.
We had no issues with the people working at the hotel. They were all friendly and accommodating.
October 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Windy Thoroughly Enjoyed Stay
I attended Art IS You held the hotel and enjoyed our stay. . The lobby was inviting and comfortable. The rooms, as well, were comfortable, well appointed, quiet, and clean. The safe was not operable even after two repairs by maintenance. The toilet ran constantly; though reported to the front desk no repairs were made. Checking in and out was easy. Newspapers were delivered to the room door and additional papers were made available in the lobby. Coffee/tea service was quick and easy at a space adjoining the front desk-this was a very nice feature. It was a bit hard to find one's way to meeting rooms but once used to exiting and passing through gates to enter another door it was not so bad as long as the weather is pleasant. Overall, I would recommend the hotel for business and leisure travel.
September 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pdob1 I'd stay again
In a nutshell, it is what I've come to expect from Starwood Hotels. And you cant beat the location to the wine country.
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fran73 Wonderful stay, can hardly wait to stay again.
Beyond our expectations especially the spg "Gold" Membership acknowledgements with Club Suite and floor. Lovely hotel, location, parking, service, cleanliness, food, beverage. All excellent in our book.
September 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChloeL100 A Favorite
I always try to stay here when I'm in the area; great location and very comfy rooms.
This last time there were minor but irritating issues, like the remote for the TV not working. I asked housekeeping to replace it or the batteries; which didn't happen. So, I didn't get to watch any movies, which is my way to relax at night. Oh well, maybe next time.
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LL21 Very friendly staff
The staff at this hotel is excellent. They were there for all our needs.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bfun80 Friendly and helpful with added comfort
The hotel staff was friendly and answered questions as well as provided suggestions on activities around the local area. The rooms were comfortable, check-in and check-out eas, and the location was nice and close to Sonoma and Napa Valleys. I recommend this hotel.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jane55 This hotel offered me exactly what I needed!
Our stay at this hotel was wonderful. We used the Petaluma location as our home basse for our visit to the Wine Country. It was easy to get everywhere and we even went to the Pacific Coast one day which was a treat. The staff offered great advice, directions and went out of their way to help us.
September 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by DavidWaterloo Internet Down
The hotel was pleasent in appearence, No concerige from what I saw, no one to meet us with our bags on arrival. Front staff seemed very inexperienced.Most importantly the internet was down most of the trip, and because our room was far from reception, the short time it was up the signal was not strong enough in room. Reception said they have had problem with internet for weeks. I lost a client as a result.
September 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by GoodServiceExpected Decent Hotel. Met Expectations
This hotel is located just off the freeway and is a relatively convenient option for exploring Sonoma. The room was clean and sufficient, though the bed was a little stiff. The hotel has clearly undergone a renovation, but some floors still smell like smoke (2nd floor). The third floor didn't have the same odor problem. The pool was refreshing and a good place to relax during the afternoon heat. Many people use this as a base for Napa/Sonoma partying so it can get a bit noisy.
September 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Deebz Wine Country Tour
Location was fine for a home base between Napa & Sonoma. Check in went smoothly and we were in our room quickly. Breakfast was a mess. We moved 3xs to find a clean table. My friends requested crispy bacon and received burnt bacon. Note there was no bell hop service. You will need to contact the front desk to get the heat on in the hot tub. However, Josue really added a sore note to our stay at checkout. Checkout took about 20 mins too long. He contradicted everything we were told at check in.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BLARNEY NIGHT IN PETALUMA
THE HOTEL IS IDEALLY LOCATED. BEDS WERE HEAVENLY AND THE HOTEL WAS QUIET SO OUR OVERNIGHT WAS PERFECT.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank50 Vineyard & Wineries
excellent ! Easy access to restaurants vineyards and outlets!!!!!!
September 10, 2012