I cannot speak highly enough about this place. My girlfriend and I (early/mid-20s) had an amazing time. After receiving a tip from a colleague to stay at hotel healdsburg, I went on TripAdvisor and after looking at a number of options, chose Honor Mansion based on how strong the reviews were, and also because of the TripAdvisor discount featured on this site (we were staying on a Wednesday and Thursday, not valid for the weekend)
We were budget conscious, so we chose one of the more affordable options in the main inn (Dogwood).
As soon as we arrived, we were told of a complimentary upgrade to the Pool Suite!!! FANTASTIC! While we would have had a great time in the Dogwood room, the Pool Suite was just awesome--the extra room with two recliners, and the outdoor tub, it was just a real surprise and made us feel incredibly comfortable.
The staff was super helpful and very knowledgeable about the different wineries we could visit. The cookies in the lobby, the chocolate cake they provided for my birthday, the complimentary wine and welcome sign they provided on our arrival (in both the Dogwood room and the Pool Suite--since we had a choice of whether or not we wanted the upgrade) were all fantastic extras. Also loved the automatic fireplace.
The breakfast, as other reviews have mentioned, was fantastic. Given that we came during the week off-season, they were able to bring us breakfast to our room rather than provide it in the dining room, and this was another "upgrade" that was much appreciated. The breakfast was quite delicious, particularly the granola with fruits. There was a big issue with one of the dishes they provided--the pineapple french toast--it was very poorly made, but given the high quality of everything else, we saw this as an anomaly and it was easy to forgive this.
We also took advantage of their DVD collection, which had a lot of great DVDs. Other than that, we used some of the complimentary free wine tastings we got to visit a number of wine tasting booths in downtown. For dinner one of the nights, we found a binder of information on all the restaurants in the area very useful in making our decision on where to get food from.
This is a hidden gem and won me a ton of brownie points with my girlfriend for finding this place. Thank you Honor Mansion, and thank you TripAdvisor!
SPLURGE FOR A SUITE! Pool suite was fantastic. Bonus here is the outdoor hot tub.
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6 February 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for the Honor Mansion. Please thank your colleague for us for recommending Healdsburg. We are happy that you found us and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I truly apologize for the “Pineapple French toast”. I can’t imagine what happened as we truly do get many compliments on it every time we serve it. It has been on our menu for almost 2 years and you are the first to mention not liking it. I will personally make sure that it is tested the next time we serve it for quality control. I’m just thankful that it didn’t hinder your stay in any way but I do understand you being disappointed.
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As you mentioned, sometimes in the slower season we are able to offer upgrades and we are pleased that you enjoyed the Pool Suite.
Again, thank you for your review and for mentioning the French toast so that we can fix the issue or at least improve it.
We will look forward to your return!
Steve, Cathi & Staff
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