$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 3, 2014 Check-out: Dec 5, 2014

BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

3 stars
1500 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5428
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
94 reviews
great stay

The staff was very friendly with no muss no fuss at all. See full review

  • Greenbird
  • Sep 26, 2014
home away from home

Awesome hotel for the price. I've stay at other best western hotels but by far thos one was the... See full review

  • Passerby Smith
  • Jun 25, 2014
Santa Rosa hotel with two pools near Highway 101 and fairgrounds
The Best Western Garden Inn is located near Highway 101, giving hotel guests easy access to Sonoma County wine country. The nonsmoking hotel accommodations include microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel features two outdoor pools and a quiet, landscaped garden. Parking at Best Western Garden Inn is free. There is a coffee shop on the hotel property for breakfast.  The hotel is centrally located in suburban Santa Rosa near Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Highlights
  • Santa Rosa hotel convenient to area attractions and Highway 101
  • All rooms include microwave and refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Two swimming pools (one heated)
  • Free parking
Rooms
The Best Western Garden Inn has 78 rooms, all of which contain a refrigerator and microwave. DSL, Wi-Fi and local calls are all free, as is digital cable with HBO, CNN and ESPN. Find king or queen-size beds, along with in-room coffee-makers, an iron and ironing board, and hair-dryers. Select rooms have sliding glass doors that open to the pool and patio area. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available. The Best Western Garden Inn is pet-friendly (fees apply, call for details).
Features
Enjoy the California sunshine at two seasonal outdoor pools (one heated) at the Best Western Garden Inn. This Santa Rosa hotel has a small garden area and coin-operated laundry facilities. The on-site coffee shop Garden Cafe serves breakfast daily.
Transportation
  • Santa Rosa Greyhound bus terminal (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • Sonoma County Airport (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (65.4 mi/105 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (67 mi/ 108 km)
Attractions
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Downtown Santa Rosa (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Charles Schulz ("Snoopy") Museum (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (6.3 mi/10.1 km)
  • Sonoma State University (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
  • Safari West wildlife reserve (13.1 mi/20 km)
  • Russian River/Guerneville, Calif. (21.6 mi/34.8 km)
  • Bodega Bay (23.3 mi/37.4 km)
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve (23.9 mi/38.5 km)
Business
  • Meeting room seats 25
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

Hotel Map

38.4233 -122.7122
Area served
San Francisco
Nearby airports
(STS), 9.00, MI, NW;
Area description
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BEST WESTERN Garden Inn Rooms

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SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
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2 QUEEN BEDS
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1 KING BED
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Services
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Ironing board

Dining

La Gare Restaurant
1 mile(s) from La Gare Restaurant, Full Service, French, Open for: dinner, Closed Mon/Tues, Wed-Sun open 5:00pm-10:00pm
LoCoco's Cucina Rustica
1 mile(s) from LoCoco's Cucina Rustica, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Hours: Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Tue-Sun 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Third Street Aleworks
1 mile(s) from Third Street Aleworks, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Open Mon-Thurs 11:30am-12am Fri-Sat 11:30am-12:00am
La Vera Pizza
1 mile(s) from La Vera Pizza, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Hours: 11:00 am-9:00pm
Cattlemens
2 mile(s) from Cattlemens, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: dinner, Mon-Thurs 5:00pm-10:00pm
Willie Birds
0.02 mile(s)from Willie Birds, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Restaurant specializes in turkey, but also features fine steaks, seafood, a variety of salads and a full service bar. Open 7 days a week 7am to 9pm.
Gary Chu's
1 mile(s) from Gary Chu's, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Lunch weekdays 11:30am-3:00pm. Dinner 4:00pm-9:30pm Fri. 3:00pm-10:00pm. Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (94)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
94 out of 94
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gretagerm and Flyboy
Business
Henderson, NV
Oct 10, 2014

Quiet retreat and pet friendly

This older property is on a busy thoroughfare but rooms are quiet. We stayed in one fairly close to main road and had no issues. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast and dinner right on the property with very reasonable prices. Very limited menu but OK for tired travelers who do not want to go out. Very close to Denny's and highway 101. All in all a very good value. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

California redwood parks an hour or so up the road. Wine country all around and a short drive through Alexander valley. Be sure to take the road to the drive through tree, a big redwood worth visiting.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Greenbird
Business
Santa Rosa, CA
Sep 26, 2014

great stay

The staff was very friendly with no muss no fuss at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Elmoore Fudd
Business
Salt lake City, Utah
Sep 26, 2014

For the Price........

Staff were cheerful and very nice. The hotel was really dated but clean and functional. Great value. if you are looking for a bed and not there long it works well. I was there for a quick one night stay. If your used to modern and updated hotels you may not like this one too well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Charles Shultz Museum and Luther Burbank Gardens

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
UCLA Bruin
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 18, 2014

A stop along the way

This is a somewhat old place, a classic motel, but it is kept clean, and our stay was quiet. The location is not in the heart of the city, but close to the civic center. It is a short drive to acceptable places to dine. The television system is a bit quirky and not easily intuitive to operate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is acceptable dining both north and south of this place.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nasri
Business
New York
Sep 18, 2014

Upgrade charges!

Charged me $20 a night for giving me a two bed room while my reservations showed a King size bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nasri
Business
New York
Sep 17, 2014

Charges more for a lesser room

Had a king size riom but needed a two beds. The hotel called it an upgrade a d charged $20 more per night for the room!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KarmaJoy
Business
Santa Cruz Ca
Aug 7, 2014

Friendly check-in

Good value for the price. Bathrooms are small but clean & all worked well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown shopping and a brew pub on 4th st

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wine Lovin Wifey
Business
San Jose, CA
Jul 25, 2014

Cheap Stay in Wine Country

Had a relaxing stay as we traveled through the Napa Valley. Good price, nice and clean, felt very safe. Only regret is that it's not a little closer to downtown. But we would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NC to CA
Business
NC
Jul 20, 2014

Clean and Comfy

The hotel room was clean and comfortable. Not in the nicest neighborhood, but never felt unsafe. Wish they offered a commentary breakfast for the price, but the cafe was nice. Overall a pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveleeeeer
Business
Sacramento,CA
Jul 16, 2014

Location good, hotel normal

Nice location near downtown Santa Rosa. Nothing special but clean and safe. Cheaper than the other options near downtown that are nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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