Centrally located in Sonoma County, Rohnert Park makes a great vacation base, with a variety of lodgings offering easy access to everything the area has to offer.
It’s just a 10- to 40-minute drive to coastal walks along the beach, wine tasting at estate wineries, hiking among towering redwoods at Armstrong Woods, enjoying world class entertainment, and, of course, indulging in fabulous shopping expeditions.
You’ll have easy in-easy out access to the county’s main drag, Highway 101, and there’s also plenty to do within Rohnert Park itself. To learn more, read 48 hours in Rohnert Park and Family Fun Activities in Rohnert Park.
Staying in Rohnert Park definitely has its perks. The only question is, what are your preferences? Here are some suggestions that will help you plan for almost any type of vacation.
Extend Your Stay
Oxford Suites Sonoma County offers options for short term or extended stays. Accommodations include luxury suite to family friendly arrangements, and everything in between. Each has an amply furnished kitchenette and dining area that invites you to create your own meals using the wines, fresh produce, and artisan cheese you will no doubt find on your visit and carry back to your room. Add to that, a full hot breakfast awaits you in the morning, and when you return from your day’s adventures you’ll enjoy an evening reception of appetizers and wine, beer, or soft drinks. You also have the option of dining in their restaurant, open every night. Gathering a group? They also offer banquet and conference facilities, plus in-house catering. Finally, you need not leave one of your cherished four-legged friends at home, as this is a pet-friendly inn.
Easy Access To Everything
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country has it all, including convenience: it’s located close to the highway and hosts a stop for the Airport Express buses that operate regularly from the hotel to either the San Francisco or Oakland airports. Once here, you can plan your visit — including answering your wish to just unwind. You can play golf at a PGA Certified championship golf course, take a dip in the pool, enjoy the tennis court and fitness room, or simply stroll the park around Robert’s Lake reservoir, which is next to the hotel. Add to that the fact that if you are traveling with someone who is sight impaired or in a wheelchair, this hotel has a wide range of amenities to make their stay more comfortable. The in-house Bacchus Restaurant and Wine Bar offers laid-back elegance with seating by a fireplace or on the patio, plus a menu inspired by local farm offerings.
Remodeled in 2020, the 102-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Rohnert Park offers a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, and outdoor pool. They’re conveniently located right off US-101, three miles from Seawolves games and events at Sonoma State University. Test your luck at the nearby Graton Casino, take the kids to Scandia Family Fun Center, or hit the greens at Foxtail Golf Club – all within two miles. You’ll find many shops and restaurants five minutes from the front door.
Relaxed, Upscale Vibe
Indulge in little luxuries at the Cambria Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, like taking a dip in the outdoor heated pool, or relaxing with a craft brew or specialty coffee by the fire pits on the outdoor patio. Refuel at the hotel restaurant, Sam & Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, or at the bar lounge before heading out to explore nearby attractions.
A Little Local Color
If you’re looking for the charm and history of Sonoma County wine country, consider a stay at The Gables Wine Country Inn, a historic bed and breakfast located just outside Rohnert Park … and generations away from the 21st century. This is a classic Victorian Gothic Revival farmhouse, with all the sumptuously appointed amenities you might expect from this Grande Dame of inns. Each guest room features a full-size claw foot tub with shower, goose-down comforters, and Sonoma-grown lavender bath products, as well as soft micro-fiber sheets from a specialty bed linen company in Seattle.
Looking for a private getaway? The separate guesthouse offers a full kitchen, spa-style whirlpool bathtub for two, cozy loft bedroom, wood burning fireplace, and space for a second couple to sleep downstairs. And the breakfast is incredible, each course created with fresh, local produce and the cuisine artistry that makes Sonoma County so famous.
Featuring 5 floors, 69 rooms, and 31 suites, the centrally located Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Rosa Rohnert Park provides easy access to Sonoma County wineries, entertainment venues, beaches, and redwoods. Wake up to fresh and hot breakfast options (included with your stay) before embarking on wine country adventures, then later relax in the heated outdoor pool before settling into the spacious rooms and suites outfitted with plush pillow-top mattresses and complimentary WiFi.
Best Bet for Your Budget
Good Nite Inn is affordable, totally comfy, and central to everything you want. A brilliantly modern reception area, thoughtful amenities, and friendly staff await your arrival. For those traveling on business, you’ll have wireless access and fax and copying services, plus a spacious workstation in your room. Also included: free tea and coffee in the lobby, access to a pool with lounging area, and a visitor’s laundry center.
Visiting a ‘starving student’ at Sonoma State University? The Good Nite Inn is located next to two amazing fast food eateries: California’s classic drive-in, the In N Out Burger just down the road or, for those who want to opt for something more vegetarian and organic, Amy’s Drive Thru, the first-of-its-kind drive in restaurant serving up organic, local, vegetarian, and non-GMO fare to go or eat in.
Come visit “Sonoma County Central” — Rohnert Park. In addition to the diversity of experiences available throughout the county, you can also stay close to home and visit the Green Music Center for a concert in a spectacular world-class concert hall that offers indoor and outdoor seating. And for the kids (or the young at heart), check out Driven Raceway or Scandia Fun Center.
That said, you might want to consider booking a couple of extra days just for a few spontaneous new plans! For more options, check our listings of Rohnert Park Hotels & Lodging.
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