Contemporary style comes to California's wine country.
Located 67 miles north of San Francisco in northern Sonoma wine country, this 55-room boutique hotel embraces the area's simplicity and charm. The property is set on the southwestern corner of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, and guests can enjoy some of the world's finest vineyards, restaurants and shops within minutes of the front door. Standard rooms are modern and spacious, offering a rustic take on the Arts and Crafts movement. All rooms come with basics such as free Internet access and DVD and CD players; the bathrooms are truly luxurious, with six-foot-long soaking tubs. Suites offer private balconies, sitting rooms and wet bars. Stylish pampering awaits at The Spa Hotel Healdsburg, which offers six treatment rooms and personalized body and beauty therapies. There's also a swimming pool on-site. A monolithic concrete fireplace warms guests in the lobby, where, in the Fireside Lounge, you can enjoy drinks and tapas-style appetizers. Across the courtyard, Dry Creek Kitchen (part of the Charlie Palmer dynasty as is the hotel) serves seasonal dishes that rely on fresh local ingredients. Oddly, the hotel also boasts a hand fan museum.