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Fodor's Expert Review Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Rosa Sebastopol

1101 Gravenstein Hwy. S, Sebastopol, California 95472, USA See on Map

A safe West County bet that often has rooms when other inns and hotels are full up, the three-story Fairfield, a bit south of Sebastopol's core, is a competently run chain hotel. True to the brand, the room decor is straightforward but colorful, and stone and wood features add style to the public areas. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi throughout, the 24/7 fitness center, and workspaces in all rooms appeal to leisure and business travelers.

YOU SHOULD KNOW On weekends year-round and daily from mid-July through September prices can be higher than one might expect at a Fairfield.

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room

Bold splashes of color offset the strictly standard-issue furnishings. The roomier studio and executive rooms are best for business and leisure travelers who like to spread out. All the accommodations have microwaves, small refrigerators, and workspaces with sufficient outlets and jacks.

The rooms near the pool and hot tub are away from the street and tend to be the quietest.

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bathroom

The spacious bathrooms here all have tile floors, hair dryers, combination tub-showers, and marble vanities with ample space for toiletries.

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lobby

Several easy chairs near a fireplace with a stone hearth provide a comfortable setting to read and relax. Off the lobby are are the breakfast room and a computer and related amenities.

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pool

The heated outdoor pool sits away from the street. Towels are provided, along with chairs and lounges, and there's a whirlpool tub nearby.

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gym

The fitness center contains weights, a treadmill, and a few other cardio machines, enough for a decent workout.

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dining

Except for a small convenience store selling prepackaged munchables, the morning buffet—hot items such as scrambled eggs and you-make-'em waffles along with the expected fruits, pastries, cereals, and yogurt—is it for dining.

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drinking

There's no bar on-site.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Fairfield Inn Sebastopol is within walking distance of downtown tasting rooms, attractions, and restaurants, including The Barlow. More attractions and many wineries are within a 10-minute drive. Sonoma County Transit Bus 20 and Bus 22 travel to Sebastopol from Santa Rosa.

Restaurants

Handline Coastal California (6-minute walk) serves upscale comfort food, much of it seafood, in a snazzy makeover of a former Foster's Freeze drive-in. Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House (4-minute walk) is a casual spot for southeast Asian cuisine. A former chef at Bouchon and other restaurants by superstar chef Thomas Keller opened Vignette Pizzeria in The Barlow complex (6-minute drive), on the site of former apple processing plant.

Bars

Three microbreweries—the Hopmonk Tavern (5-minute drive) and, in The Barlow (6-minute drive) complex, Woodfour Brewing Co. and Crooked Goat Brewing—are nearby. For a cocktail, head to the Hopmonk or the bar at Zazu Kitchen + Farm, in The Barlow.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Dependable service, good breakfasts, a bright color scheme, and proximity to West County wineries make the Fairfield a sensible choice if you're not concerned about style. The pool and small fitness center add to the appeal.

QUICK FACTS

82 rooms
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No
$
Gym, Pool
Yes
Free Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-829–6677

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