Kenwood Inn and Spa, A Four Sisters Inn4.0 out of 5.0
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Just checked into the property. Lovely grounds and facilities as always. Complete, shocking miss on wine selection and attitude from the front desk. Last time we stayed here, we enjoyed the grounds and a wonderful wine tasting room with a very friendly and knowledgeable host who greeted folks and poured great wines from Sonoma County (and beyond). This stay, we were limited to a "sponsored" tasting from a well intentioned but mediocre vineyard located a few blocks down the street. When we asked about other options at the front desk we were told, "there are bars in the area you can go to if you want wine." Period. What?!...this from from the staff at the Kenwood Inn? One of the great pleasures of Sonoma County are the knowledgeable ambassadors of the the vineyards and gracious hosts found in nearly all the hotels, spas, and restaurants. The Kenwood Inn WAS one of the finest examples in my experience. I was literally shocked and deeply disappointed by the sad representation and poor hospitality on display this afternoon.
If you're looking for a quiet romantic Inn look no further. From the time you arrive you're swept away with sparkling wine and a tour of the property. Our room was in the back. Every entrance is private. We were in room 10. Perfect!!! Fireplace in room with king sized bed and balcony overlooking pool and gardens. The landscape is top notch. The signature breakfast was everything you'd want to sample in the morning. The wine and cheese hour was also lovely. There is even time for a nightcap of port or sherry by a fireplace. We didn't try the spa but I'm sure it was wonderful as well. This place is perfect for couples. We never missed not having a tv in our room. When we were first escorted to our room a CD was playing and all the songs were some of my favorites. The bathroom was gorgeous...again think Italian marble and toiletries smelled heavenly. There are plush bathrobes and slippers for your use. The staff are all friendly and the guests were fun at wine reception. And OMG the bed and pillows were simply the best! I didn't want to leave the bed in the morning. Our bed faced a beautiful fireplace which even in August you get to use in the early morning and late evening. To the left of the bed was the balcony with bistro table and chairs. The one thing that they don't have but need is a small chest of drawers to store your underwear, shorts and tee shirts. The armoire is gorgeous but drawers are needed. Also, I wish they still had the restaurant open to serve guests for dinner. It changed hands and no dinner is served on this gorgeous property. It's a magical place and I'd imagine having dinner and wine here would be the icing on the cake.
The place is beautiful and the location is great for wine tasting. My room was lovely and comfortable, but it was also facing the road and very noisy. I woke up several times to loud trucks and motorcycles. They had a fountain coming out of the wall and I heard running water all night. To top it off, I had no hot water in the morning and had to take a freezing cold shower. When I told them at the front desk, they said "I didn't set the handles right" There were two handles, hot and cold and I travel for a living! I know how to work a shower. Anyway they took 15% off my $400 per night rate. Any major chain would have done a lot more, for no sleep and a cold shower. To be fair other members in my group had a better experience, but nun felt it was worth the price.
I chose this property after seeing it as a new addition to the Four Sisters properties which we have stayed before. This is a gorgeous Mediterranean style property with stone walkways and separate garden apartments. There is a lovely pool offering both shaded and sun areas surrounded by sitting areas and a couple of small fire pit areas. Our garden apartment was across from the pool and a great location proximate to enjoying a delicious breakfast of homemade granola, yogurts, pastries, fruit and quiche, as well as an afternoon wine tasting offering two wines, fruit and cheese. The only change I would make would be a request for either an upstairs apartment or an apartment with no one above as we could hear the folks above us walking around. Fortunately, they were on our same schedule so it wasn't an issue. It is important to note that this property operates like a B & B so there is no lunch or dinner service. Apparently, the former property operated as a bar and restaurant. This was not an issue for us as we enjoy visiting the local restaurants. We are looking forward to another trip to the west coast and have already made the decision to stay here again since our first stay was so short.
Beautiful accommodations but lacking in ammenities. The cookies were complimentary, the wine and cheese in the afternoon was mediocre and the breakfast was terrible, cold food and broken toaster. All in all not a great experience.
Good location. Bit disappointed with the limited breakfast selection. Staff faced issues in keeping the food replenished. Large room. Suggestion is not to get a garden/pool facing room because of the noise level especially in the late evenings. Because the pool is always 'open' there is a tendency for guests to congregate around the pool area and talk loudly. We had a ground floor room. And heard foot steps and squeaky floor boards from the room above!
This was a great place to stay from a person out of the area. Property was sold and the changes are here. Not all good. A larger Corp purchased the Inn. Prices are up, staff is different, attitude is all business, the " relaxed feel" is off. I may try it again but will probably look elsewhere. A sad transition.
I had a treatment and the energy felt weird;the architecture is flimsy, aiming at Spanish colonial but misses. The staff was weird and the location was right on the road so it did not have a secluded or private feeling at all it felt like anyone on the road could just drive up, lol.
This place is amazing! It was just the most relaxing, beautiful getaway. The rooms are lovely and the overall feel of the property is perfect. In addition to the physical appearance/feel, I could not possibly say enough about the staff. Every person that we interacted with was sweet and helpful. I could tell you something positive about every single one. The most outstanding, that I must mention by name, is Maggie. She is the concierge and took such special care to help us design a perfect trip. I do not know what we would have done without her recommendations! She was so wonderful! We will definitely be back!!
Great central location for venturing out wine tasting. The courtyard and grounds overall were gorgeous! Room was spacious, clean and private. Loved coming back from a day of visiting wineries to relax in the hot tub. Complimentary wine and cheese tasting every afternoon at the Inn. Fireplaces scattered about made the cooler days cozy. Wish we had time to take in a massage. Maggie recommended some amazing wineries to try and even packed and shipped bottles we had purchased home for us. Need to get back here for a longer stay next time.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 641 reviews