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Sonoma Orchid Inn

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

This place was great! We loved the amazing breakfasts every morning (decadent french toast soufflé for example) and all of the small details that Brian and Dana paid attention to- homemade cookies in the guest kitchen, newspaper and DVD’s for guests, towels nicely rolled up outside by the hot tub- were really appreciated. We also loved the abundance of antiques... More 

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Munich, Germany
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108 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This romantic hide away is situated right next to the Russian River, and all the highlights of Sonomas vineyards and restaurants are within easy reach. The lively River Road separates you from the river, but the traffic dies pretty much down during the night, and the bedroom of our Laurel suite is amazingly well protected from all noises the outer... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

The location is right by a noisy road. Our cabin seemed a bit dingy with stained carpet and the towels smelled of mildew. Killed about 5 wasps and flies in our room but that is probably seasonal. The breakfast wasn't bad but it was pretty light and we left still feeling hungry. Inside of the farmhouse is quaint and it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The hosts are terrific, served the best breakfast I've had anywhere, and were extremely helpful in helping us plan our days. The rooms itself was only OK: Small, dark, and with traffic noise (although the traffic was not unbearable).

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This place is not a hotel at all, it's a bed and breakfast. The grounds feel a little like a summer camp site more than a hotel or inn, but our individual room was very very comfortable. The bedsheets are so luxurious, and each room has a private entrance and a private bathroom. The communal kitchen is stocked with plenty... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

nice b,b but much more like an inn or small hotel, nice range of rooms and a range of prices , owners really helpful , family style breakfasts with all guest around two tables which is great to chat , might not suit everyone. In good location outside town but on main road so easy to find near vineyard .

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

If you want luxury, don't go here. If you want nice people, great breakfasts, and comfortable lodgings in the country, this place is for you. Our room was comfortable and it seemed the bathroom had a recent makeover. The grounds of the Inn are very nice, with lots of flowers and trees and chairs to sit around and enjoy life.... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2012

My partner and I stayed were looking for several days to explore wine country and get away from the noise and hustle of work. We found the perfect place at Brian and Dana's quaint bed & breakfast. The food was made daily, with fresh baked cookies everyday, and the fruits and vegetables picked fresh from their garden on location! They... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The Sonoma Orchid Inn is just the right distance from Guerneville, wineries and the coast. Very attractively renovated historic home and buildings with a personal touch. Dana and Brian's suggestions on places to visit were spot on and made our stay very enjoyable. We enjoyed the breakfasts--good coffee and tea, lovely fruit, etcetera. We stayed in the Hawthorne room which... More 

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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

This little spot is nicely tucked up over the main drag out of sight. We stayed in one of the lower floor rooms, it was a little cool and damp smelling but nicely put together. The hot tub under the tree's was perfect. Thankfully here was a well stocked guest kitchen and the main living room area have a wonderful... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sonoma Orchid Inn - it's all about location, stylish comfort and convenience. Exit the urban scene for an escape to the country. The redwoods rise, the vineyards yield fog-kissed premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the coast beckons, and the scenery ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonoma Orchid Inn

Address: 12850 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9276 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: RM719 - RM1,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonoma Orchid Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Sonoma Orchid Hotel Guerneville
Sonoma Orchid Inn Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
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“Lower level rooms are very noisy! Sits right on River Road which surprisingly has a lot of late night traffic.”
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 of 5 bubbles Wanderllust, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles rays251, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a great community kitchen stocked with amenities for your stay!”
 of 5 bubbles cyclistrunner, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The inn is located on a busy road. Traffic noise may bother some guests.”
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“Spruce Room was great for a couple!”
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