In the heart of the Sonoma wine region, Healdsburg has been blessed with fertile soil, and since the rise of the farmer’s market this little town has become a bit of a mecca for foodies and wine lovers. And now, as well as the regular markets, Healdsburg also has numerous restaurants, cafes and wine tasting rooms. The best places to stay in Healdsburg tend to be grown-up, boutique-y properties where you can expect a quiet, understated pampering.
Some of the best places to stay in Healdsburg can be found in the town itself, around the sun-dappled town plaza, while some are out amongst the wineries.
Most visitors to Healdsburg are here to eat, drink and relax, so expect to find plenty of open cellar doors and be prepared to book your restaurant table in advance. Especially on a weekend lunch - it’s only just over an hours drive from San Francisco.
If you want to tour the wineries you might want to consider doing it by bike? - many of them can be found on two roads, Dry Creek Road or Westside Road and the countryside it pretty flat. There’s also a beautiful river nearby if you fancy a spot of canoeing or kayaking, and plenty of beautiful walking trails.
Healdsburg’s gentrification is recent, so the atmosphere and architecture is wonderfully unspoiled.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Healdsburg for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Healdsburg, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or search further afield by checking out all our California recommendations.
Heart of Sonoma Wine Country with wineries, art galleries and restaurants on the doorstep. Classically decorated rooms with fireplaces, Italian linens, marble bathrooms and breakfast. The true gateway to the world of Californian vineyards to be explored by balloon, bicycle, foot or on horseback.
Cool eco-friendly hotel that uses organic materials and nature inspired design to create a relaxing and welcoming environment. Bedrooms are clutter free with bamboo floors and fresh cotton linens. Relax at the hotel pool and bar or get out and explore the fantastic countryside and activities nearby.
A classic Californian inn, located right in the centre of the action on the historic Healdsburg Plaza. The rooms are sophisticated yet understated, with neutral tones and plush linens. Kick off your evening with their complimentary wine and hors d' oeuvres. Simple, elegant and grown up.
A modern boutique hotel, draped in gorgeous wisteria, with a great outdoor garden and swimming pool with shady terrace seating area. Guest rooms are simply yet elegantly decorated with dark wood floors and polished concrete in the bathrooms. A variety of dining spots and a small relaxing spa.