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Reviewed 2 March 2017

What a lovely little hotel this is. Our room although not huge was just right, we had a mini fridge, free wifi, lovely bed and the overall décor was pretty and pleasant. Enjoyed the wing back chair for just kicking back in watching tv. The pool, hot tub and sauna were just lovely after a day of wine tasting and...

Thank paulag832
El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

The pool and hot tub are definitely a great way to kick back and relax after a long day of wine tasting! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and really hope to see you again soon!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place is truly a hidden gem in such a great small town in Napa Valley. We were hoping to get a camping spot but failed to get to the park in time and were full; on our drive through town we saw they had vacancy - Friday night over Labor Day weekend?! So we stopped, not knowing what we...

Thank Chelsea B
El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate that you were so pleasantly surprised! We love our little hotel and thank you for the kind words. Unless you decide to camp next vacation, we'd love to have you back again!

Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you don't care that much where you stay in Napa Valley and you are mainly interested in what you do outside your lodgings, such as wine tasting, shopping, eating, then this might be okay. Would we go back is always the question. Probably not, as there is no redeeming value at this spot. Well, the bed was comfortable, but...

Thank FreshTomatoes
El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay. While we're sorry to hear that the El Bonita didn't have as many redeeming qualities as you would've liked, it does help us get a better understanding of what each guest wants. We hope you do come back again though!

Vallejo, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This hotel is located very close to St. Helena, possibly walking distance a mile or so but you will be walking on the freeway, keep that in mind if trying to stumble back from dinner. It's also very close by driving to numerous wineries either up or down valley. We stayed in the front part of the hotel(around the pool,...

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Hollister, California
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We always like to stay at the El Bonita because it's central to a lot of wine tasting and food experiences. We always call ahead to book the "King George" room especially if we are traveling with another couple. The King George room allows us to relax in a large room to watch TV or enjoy a nice wine &...

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Really cute motel in a great location close to wineries and downtown St. Helena. If you are looking for fancy or new, this would not be your spot, but you'd be missing out! Only thing I would note is that it's close to the main road and a train track, so it can get a little noisy. Glad I stayed...

Thank Jen E
Mad River, CA
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a very pretty well maintained motel. The room was large with 2 chairs, a large tv, a small furnished kitchen, nice coffee maker and small bath. The WiFi was slow and intermittent. We'd suggest they add grab bars in the tub/shower and by the very low sitting toilet. The room was very quiet.

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We wanted to stay in a hotel in St. Helena...and this looked like fun. It was within walking distance of Prager Port and a number of eateries/wineries. The continental breakfast had amazing pastries...french bakery. Room was nice, not too much extra room, but helpful staff, nice pool, and pretty grounds. It was in a nice area for taking an evening/morning...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The rooms are much nicer than one would think by the outside appearance of the motel. We stayed for two nights in a double queen room which was located on the lower level towards the back of the motel. The room was very clean and much larger than expected. It has a very nice large shower (no bathtub) and the...

2Thank cinann
Corona, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Located about a mile south of Downtown St. Helena this little motel has a great location for touring Napa Valley. The rooms are modestly appointed typical and well maintained. we have always found it to be very quiet even when the pool/spa are in use. The front, older units face the highway, but evening traffic is not noisy.the rear units...

1Thank Michael M

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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motel in Napa Valley,within walking distance to several wineries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Bonita Motel

Address: 195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Price Range: RM740 - RM976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Bonita Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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“one floor we had room 203 and it is next to the office very convenient”
41estellek, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back of the hotel. Rooms having sliding doors and there is seating outside the room.”
BarbaraCreamer, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the pool side, the garden side seem to have newer rooms. And if in the pool side avoid rooms #16 and #17 unless you have earplugs.”
  • Multipurpose cabinet.
  • Large chair next to the heater. Tiny closet door
capun1950, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the back side are away from the traffic noise! They do offer handicapped rooms with wheel in showers!”
pharmgreg, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It was nice having our room right across from the pool for easy access!”
paulag832, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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