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“Stilish and comfortable stay in Wine Country”
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boon hotel & spa
Ranked #7 of 12 Guerneville B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We booked the hotel room as part of a group up in Guerneville for the annual Barrel Tasting
Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County. the Hotel is in close distance to many wineries and in walking distance to Guerneville downtown. The room was comfortable, clean and welcoming. The bathroom is not very spacious but is functional with a larger shower with a very good shower head. Impeccable service and excellent breakfast made the stay a real pleasure. Bonus was dinner at the owners Boon Restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

I've been meaning to write this review for 2 years. The good news is that this is a trendy, funky, cute place in Guerneville convenient for touring the small organic farms in the area. The pool area is charming with guests bringing their pets and their bottles of wine out to the lawn to socialize. The rooms are spare but comfortable; some have fireplaces.
The bad news is that it is not up to luxury hotel service standards. The phone is not always answered and there isn't always someone at the reception desk.
Sometimes you have to wait.....
The ugly is that after checking out, while we were speeding down the freeway toward the airport I realized I'd left my watch in the room. I called the hotel. No answer. I kept calling and finally got an answer. I explained that I'd left my watch. They promised to check with the housekeeping staff (which was waiting outside our room when we walked out) and call me back. They called back and said a "sports watch" had been found that day. Unfortunately my watch was a Rolex; I never saw it again.

Room Tip: Nice place to bring your doggie.
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank larsthorwald
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Stayed at boon for a romantic December weekend - it was off season so very quiet - perfect! The property is a motel-style setup with rooms circling a pool and hot tub. Our room (#14) - which I assume is similar to others in style - impeccably redone with extremely comfortable bed, fireplace, beautiful wood side table with supplies for sipping wine - also has a mini-fridge with honor bar. We could not have been more delighted.

Hot tub is open late so even in the chilly evenings are mornings we were able to go out and soak - robes and towels are provided. In the morning the staff brought a fantastic coffee press and homemade pastries to the room.

Located on Armstrong Woods road, about a mile up the road from Guerneville, and that suited us fine. It's a very short drive to town, and they have bicycles to loan (nice touch for during warmer seasons). There are spa services on the premises (massages); we did not use them on this trip. Also there is not 24-hour on-premises staff if that's important to you. We let them know when we were arriving at everything was set up for us so no complaints at all.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We booked Boon through i-escape.com - a site we trust, so knew it would deliver and we got a great price, I believe, for a weekend booking.

Boon was just what we wanted: it's cool, but not pretentious, and has those little touches that you don't get in chain hotels. And Boon himself is one of the best dogs I have wrestled with in a long time!

Our booking got us a complimentary bottle of wine and an kind-of upgrade: we were given room 14 - a large room, but next to reception. The room is large because it caters for wheelchair visitors, but we asked to move because we wanted a carpet (it was a wet weekend). Room 2 was smaller, but just right for us, with a nice private deck. It is a old motel style set of buildings so be aware that you may have neighbours walking past your glass front door. Keep the curtains drawn!

The pool and hot tub are lovely; the honestly bar and self service breakfast in keeping with the laid back attitude; and the free bicycles are real hit - we took them off to Porter Bass winery which was a great, safe way to get around (and have a glass or two of wine).

Guerneville itself is a sweet town: there's a great coffee shop at the top of road; the Boon restaurant is fantastic, and Michael at the Big Bottom Market could not be more helpful - do pay him and that store/deli/winebar a visit.

If you're looking for character, design, ease and comfort, Boon is hard to beat.

Room Tip: The motel style means that you might get some foot traffic outside your room. If that really is goin...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BossHanson
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Boon is a stylish, comfortable, and peaceful retreat that's just off the wine road. We celebrated our anniversary with four nights at the hotel. The rooms are simple and clean (think Swedish design). The grounds and landscaping have been perfectly updated. The pool and hot tub are great and stay open late. Breakfast is basic continental-style with locally roasted coffee.

The hotel is ideally located for a day-trip to the coast and within easy driving distance to Russian River wineries. It's about a 30 - 40 minute drive to Healdsburg and Dry Creek wineries. Guerneville is a bit of a funky little town but we quickly found some great spots including the Boon Restaurant and Big Bottom Market (for picnic supplies).

Ride the free Boon bikes (beware, they are a little rickety) into town for a homemade biscuit with fresh strawberries and cream at Big Bottom Market. Then ride back, past the hotel to visit the Armstrong Redwoods State Park. There are great hiking trails if you continue (by car) through the redwoods and up the road to Austin Creek State Park.

Room Tip: Select a room that's away from the main road.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank beachfox
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We stayed at the Boon Hotel for three nights in Sonoma. It was exactly as advertised but with some extras that we weren't expecting like the hot tub being open until midnight (yay!) and the Honour Bar!! Our room was simple but had everything we needed.The bed was exceptionally comfortable. We had a small 'private deck' that we didn't set foot on so perhaps an unnecessary extra. Breakfast was fantastic and different each day - I enjoyed a lovely coffee by the pool each morning before my run. We ate at the Boon Restaurant all three nights. Boring perhaps but each night we had an excellent meal. We used the bikes they had on loan each night.

Guerneville is a very cute town and is a much more relaxed, low-key alternative to Healdsburg. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Neither I nor my husband likes frou-frou B&B guestrooms with too many sham pillows and 2-hour breakfasts; we just want a nice home base for the area we are visiting. The queen suite at boon hotel+spa was ideal for us, providing a bed and linens that we both raved about, a fridge to keep our picnic supplies, a sitting area with duraflame log fireplace, and a serviceable little shower bathroom stocked with refreshing EO amenities in refillable pumps. The advertised “private back yard” was a disappointment- essentially an uninviting fenced-in graveled area, furnished with a table and chairs, backing up to the parking lot and laundry room. In fact our biggest criticism of boon is that it tends to overstate itself a bit in general, which can lead to false expectations. The “spa” part for example, is 2 little rooms off of the reception office and a lot of the “hip boutique hotel” style is executed with somewhat flimsy fittings. That being said, everything that really mattered was first-rate – I have to mention the bed again (*****); the pool and hot tub were great, continental breakfast fixings were diverse and excellent, including truly fresh baked goods and French press coffee (from 8:30 – 10:30); massage service was terrific and hospitality was at hand when we needed anything. Boon’s location was perfect for our pursuits of hiking in Armstrong State Park, canoeing the Russian River, and, of course, tasting the region’s wines. The associated restaurant in downtown Guerneville, boon, eat+drink, was an additional boon to our vacation. We would happily return to both.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 14711 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9201
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range: $218 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We at boon believe the earth and its resources are gift and we must do our part to preserve them. We believe in luxury, design and amenities. We believe a hotel should amaze you and leave you eager to return as soon as possible. Welcome to boon. You're gonna love it here. ... more   less 
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