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In the quaint city of Healdsburg, a Sonoma community filled with restaurants, bars, and shops
Just a few blocks from Healdsburg Plaza, this area offers plenty on the restaurant front. Several shopping centers are just a short walk away, and the hotel's proximity to Westside Road makes it an easy origin for winery hopping.
A quaint Sonoma County town, Healdsburg used to be the agricultural capital of the region. Now it's become a center for shopping, tourism, and wining and dining. Most wineries can be found on Westside Road or Dry Creek Road, and are accessible via biking, driving, or touring company's charter vehicles. As for dining, Cyrus is one of the most famous eateries in town, and often is reserved two months in advance. Other notable restaurants include Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, Madrona Manor, and Zin.
This upscale property feels like a European mansion, and exudes elegance on every level, from the rooms' high ceilings with exposed wooden beams, to the dark cherry wood furniture. With 16 rooms, it's small enough that guests receive the special attention (such as a fresh breakfast delivered to your door each morning) without being overwhelmed by staff. The rooms are equipped with fireplaces and free Wi-Fi, and feature European-style design that includes draped four-poster beds, Italian linens, and antique-style furniture; some bathrooms have big soaking tubs. For its high price, though, you'd expect to get a little bit more on the facilities side -- there's just a small pool and no gym, restaurant, or spa.