Rated 5 out of 5 by Marilyn24 Great experience in Petaluma
Traveling frequently for work, hotels have become my home away from home and this Sheraton in Petaluma was a very pleasant experience. The room was spacious and comfortable and everything worked as it should. I didn't take advantage of the free wi fi since I have my own hot spot but I appreciated their offer. The view overlooking the small harbor and wetland was restful. I had access to a balcony (some rooms have their own) overlooking the harbor where I could sit and enjoy a glass of wine from the bar downstairs. The food at the Tolay restaurant was very good, the bar fully stocked and the servers were friendly. The Starbucks - although it opens late for an early riser - has a little store in addition to the coffee served each morning.
The hotel is just outside of town, only a 5 minute drive, and at the edge of the Schollenburger Park, a wetland preserve with a great walking/running trail that goes for miles.
All in all it's a well run establishment and I would easily recommend it to others.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cathey24 Renovations in process
This hotel will be great once the renovations are finished. I was really disappointed in the breakfast since the breakfast area was under construction - it was in a meeting room. it was only ok. I had looked forward to the omelets each day but while I was there, they were not offered.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Antonio21 Nice hotel
I really enjoyed my stay. The room was very clean and nice and always ready for me when I would return from work. My only suggestion would be a different selection of food in the club room for breakfast choices having other alternatives vs the same daily. Overall I enjoyed my stay.
July 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by August73 weekend stay
The facility was great, staff were excellent. The service award goes to Wendy, what a great personality and provided great service for our breakfast and drinks at the pool. Excellent location.
I do think the beds need to be replaced, we had better beds while we were on the road.
August 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MXglobe Lots to improve
The only person seemed to be happy and helpful at our late check in was the porter man.
Hotel is right off highway, marina view and hotel picture was somewhat misleading.
No or very limited recognition to Starwood preference guest.
Okay but we have stayed much cleaned sharetons.
January 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FDR38 Its the little things
Called two weeks ahead to advise hotel that my dog would be traveling with me. When checking in Brian the clerk told me the first floor pet friendly rooms were sold out. To his credit he put us in a room on the 2nd floor, gave us club room access and made sure to offer the extra benefits for SPG Gold members. It worked out fine, but since the hotel had been notified two weeks prior to check-in that I would have my dog with me, a room on the first floor should have been blocked for me.
Went for a morning swim at 9;00 AM. Pool was locked up tight even though opening time is 7:00 AM. Front desk offered to have the pool opened in 10 to 15 min. Didn't want to wait around the lobby in my swimsuit so I told them not to bother for me.
Club lounge is really an afterthought at this location. Terrible stale pastries and soggy oatmeal at breakfast and no drinks in fridge in the afternoon.. Also, it should be have been cleaner.
All in all, i would return if I needed a place to stay, but my expectations would be much lower.
September 30, 2013
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 4 out of 5 by jamie40 only one complaint
Breakfast did not meet expectations found it a little over priced. Would have perferred a more conventional menu instead of the napa valley theme ! I will stay there again in future but will eat some place local. Also it would have been nice to have valet parking.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Latebloom36 Conference kudos
I was attending a large 5-day arts workshops. Conference facilities excellent..over and above expectations for the individual workshops. Staff very courteous and friendly at all times. Loved 'Green Choice' option for room. Bar menu and service excellent.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laurie55 Wedding dress shopping
Our room wasn't ready when we arrived, but since we were busy shopping for my daughters wedding dress, we didn't have time for a marina view. We had a gorgeous room on the club level. Enjoyed the club hospitality room. From now on, it will be the club level.
December 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by geonolta Comfortable bed with excellent room service
We travel with a small dog, so room service availability was important. The food via room service was excellent - and very quick. This Sheraton has a very good kitchen. Only downside was that the pool is located in a cold windy area, so was not inviting.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edventure Good location for a great stay.
Being close to so many natural settings from Bodega Bay to nearby wetlands, this hotel provides a great base. Its accommodating staff and comfortable rooms all combine to make this a fine option to consider for a stay in this enticing area of California.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BusinessTraveler2 Food & Beverage Needs Help
The staff and hotel room were very nice. the food and beverage area needs a lot of help. It could be so much nicer. The arms of the cloth chairs were stained and very dirty. Two big signs announcing 90+ point wines get your hopes up but then quickly let you down. The signs advertise Reidel Stemware, but there were no Reidels to be found anywhere. Just cheap, thick $1 wine glasses you can get at any discount store. There is a 2 glasses of wine for $5 happy hour. The bartender did not know much about any of the wines being served. The Chard was served ice cold. The Zin had been open for at least three days and was very warm. I was told to try the calamari. The presentation was nice, but it was basically just fried breading with no calamari inside. The servers were nice, but the service at all four meals I ate at the restaurant was extremely slow and it was not due to it being busy. Overall, a nice place to stay, but avoid the food and beverage, which is dissappointing because it is in wine country and setting is beautiful on the water.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldTraveler Great Club Lounge, Beautiful Location
I always enjoy staying here, why?
1. The rooms are nice.
2. The club lounge is great and the club staff are fantastic.
3. The restaurant is good.
4. The location is nice and there is a nice walking path right outside the hotel.
5. The pool is relaxing
May 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Champ14 Terrible Restaurant and Catering Service
The service at the hotel restaurant was very slow and unresponsive. It took over 2.5 hours to have a 3 course meal. It would have been longer if we hadn't said anything. The food was good but not good enough to wait over an hour for our food.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great accommodations
Your hotel looks very nice, is comfortable and has a very pleasant atmosphere. Staying on the club floor was wonderful. The gentleman working in the afternoon/evening was so pleasant and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your hotel.
December 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tim21 This Hotel is in the perfect location
The hotel is situated less than a mile from my destination. The desk staff was efficent and friendly. The morning club attendant was very helpful and attentive. The evening club attendant was non existant. The telvision remote was sub-standard.
December 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 4 out of 5 by carole64 good stay
Nice and clean bedroom, nice gym club, nice jacuzzi.
Swimming pool a little cold and too close to the freeway (but it is well isolated and we don't ear the freeway noise when we are in the bedroom.
It was nice to be able to come with our dog.
November 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dorothy31 Great Place
My stay at this hotel is always a pleasure. Everyone is very courteous and I especially loved my room this time because of the wonderful view. Will ask for it again. The restaurant always serves a nice meal and everyone serving is a delight.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spgs13 PETELUMA
The view is not what you expect. Marina is not big at all. Location to Peteluma and wine country is good.
$5 wine tasting is a nice addition. Free laundry room is great!
Our in room fridge froze all of our fresh fruit and cheese :(
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 50snowwhite This hotel has great features
Love the screens in the windows that allows for fresh air at night. great breakfast, and the Friday night wine tasting was terrific.
We love hiking the marsh.
This is our fourth time staying here and we would stay here again.
August 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Claudia2012 Poor Service
I called 12/24/12 to change my reservations. Josue was not very friendly. He seemed upset that I was changing my plans and the transferred me the reservation department without allowing me to finish my answer to his question.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug Great place
Stayed at this hotel after a long drive. Beautiful views of the marina. Spacious room. Club Lounge was great for breakfast as I got to sit out on the balcony overlooking the marina and ate. Will definitely come again.
May 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Popal understaffed
I feel that the hotel at the time of our visit may have been in need of more staffing. Overall though we would stay there again as the hotel itself was very comfortable,and the staff that was there was very pleasant.
May 29, 2013
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 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 FlyIntl Clean, Easy and Good in Petaluma/Sonoma
Easy/plentiful free parking and welcoming check-in. Spacious room (with a safe). Decent fitness room. On premise dining with a coffee shop in the same building. Easy to drive to/from the area.
October 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by lalam1968 Nice hotel near Sonoma
The Sheraton Petaluma is a nice hotel that is near the Sonoma Wine Country. The staff is nice, the rooms are clean and comfortable. It has become our 'go to' hotel for overnights to the wine country.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paula47 Always a beautiful place to stay
Hotel sits on the water with beautiful boats outside the window. It's well kept with fresh flowers outside on the grounds and nice staff to greet you. Love the apples in the container in the lobby.
April 14, 2013