Villas, Wine and Beautiful Grounds!

So I have mixed reviews- I love this property, but it’s not worth the steep price that I’ve seen…so if you get a good deal I would go and enjoy! I’ve been here several times and I’ve always stayed in the villas. The grounds are gorgeous, well manicured, flowers blooming all over the place- lovely! The villas themselves are small but quiant. It’s not as fancy as I expected considering how expensive it can be (I don’t think I would stay there if it’s well over $300). The showers are nice and look remodeled. The pool is not as nice I expected, but nice to relax. The gym is a decent size with enough equipment. I never had to wait to use anything.

I’m a Platinum Marriott member and love the perk of the concierge lounge but they don’t have one here which was disappointing.

The lobby is beautiful, the lobby bar is nice and all the staff are pretty nice. One time, I checked in rather late in the evening and the staff member who checked me in didn’t give me any information on the hotel (and this was my 1st stay here) so I missed out my complimentary sangria, shuttle service, wine tasting, free bike rentals. I only learned about it when I was checking out and heard someone checking someone in and heard about all the different services/amenities. I was bummed he didn’t take the time to tell me. It would have been nice to have those extra goodies- plus there is a resort fee! I had to go again for work and I took full advantage of all the services they provided.

There is a local farmers market during the week that is wonderful! The hotel shuttle took me across the street from it and I spent a lovely evening enjoying live music, food vendors and roaming around downtown Sonoma. If you’re there during the week (I think it’s on Tues or Wed) make sure to go!