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posted 08-12-2012 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigsemi   Click Here to Email bigsemi     Edit/Delete Message
Try the Wine Valley Lodge. Close to down town Napa, Silverado Trail, and Hwy 29. Probably the least expensive/quality simple lodging in the Valley. Free breakfast, wifi. We've stayed several times, and always have had a good experience.


posted 08-11-2012 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
You are visiting at "High Season" for the area, unfortunately for the pocketbook, so lodging will be higher for sure.
As Hawkeye suggests, Santa Rosa is likely to offer less expensive options, but Santa Rosa isn't generally considered a prime lodging location because its the urban center of Sonoma County, and therefore lacking ( significantly) in the "wine country ambience" that people are looking for.
It does, however, have a TON of rooms to sell, so prices tend to be lower than in the "Prime" locations in either Napa or Sonoma Counties, and its centrally located in the county so it works well if you plan to explore Sonoma County in its entirety, and it is not terribly difficult to venture to Napa County from there for day trips to that area.
I can vouch for the Marriott Courtyard located at Railroad Square and the Flamingo Resort located at the north end of Sonoma Valley in east Santa Rosa- we've stayed at each and found them perfectly acceptable places for crashing at the end of a day of tasting and exploring.
You could look at lodging options in Cloverdale or Geyserville...I don't have experience with lodging in either of those towns, but because they are a little out of the way to the north the rates may be more competitive. From either it would be pretty easy to explore the northern parts of Napa or Sonoma


posted 08-11-2012 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Arwinst75,

You are probably asking for the impossible. You can probably get under the $175.00 per night during the week, but on the weekend, you will probably have to add $100.00 to that.

With that said, we normally stay at the Stevenson Manor Best Western in Calistoga which fits your budget during the week but goes up on the weekend as all accommodations in the Napa and Sonoma Valley's do. They do have a complimentary breakfast. It is a BW PLUS hotel which means that is is a cut above the average BW.

What is nice about this location is that you can go south to the wineries along the Silverado Trail, you can go south to the wineries on Hwy 29, then you can go north to the wineries around the town of Healdsburg (great zins on Dry Creek Road), or you can go west to the wineries in the Sonoma area. Wherever you stay, you are not more than 1 hour from any place in Napa or Sonoma counties.

If you don't mind driving more (remember the cost of gas), you can probably find cheaper accommodations in the town of Santa Rosa, which is in the center of the Sonoma Valley but not very close to any wineries.

Hope this helps, holler if you need anything else.



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posted 08-11-2012 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Arwinst75   Click Here to Email Arwinst75     Edit/Delete Message
I am planning our 1st trip for the last week in September. I would love any suggestions for a hotel/motel in a good convient location to both Napa and Sonoma. I'm not against staying a few miles away to save money. I plan to rent a car for the week. I am looking for something comfortable and clean, nothing fancy or too expensive. I hope to find a room from $125-175. I would pay a little more if it is a fantastic location. I also hope to find something with a complementary breakfast. Thanks for any information!


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