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El Bonita Motel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to use this hotel because we needed a place to stay for a wedding, right off the bat you need to have a minimum of 2 nights. We were given a pool unit which seem to be the older part of the hotel. Also we were given unit #17 which is the one next to the main drag...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. While we're really sorry to hear our accommodations did not live up to your standards, we try to improve upon whatever experience each guest has. In regards to the room, we do hope you expressed your problems on the bed situation with the front desk staff. We try to help...

Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up without a booking inquiring about a one night stay - they had availability at an excellent price (especially for the area) for February. Rooms are large and clean, you can open the windows for fresh air, wi-fi is included, as is breakfast which was fine - they had a great selection of pastries and donuts which you...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your night stay with us! We try to make sure each guest is fully accommodated and welcome, even those staying last minute. We hope that you visit again soon and possibly when it's nice enough to use the pool!

Redding, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms clean but not a special treat for most vacationers looking for that Great place in Napa Valley! We however enjoyed our stay there and found them to be friendly and helpful. Yes, we will stay there again on our next visit to St Helena! I was there for total knee replacement with Dr. Coon. Only one night for me...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear the surgery went well and that you had a great stay at El Bonita! We appreciate the feedback and love hearing that you'll be back again. Can't wait to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely little hotel this is. Our room although not huge was just right, we had a mini fridge, free wifi, lovely bed and the overall décor was pretty and pleasant. Enjoyed the wing back chair for just kicking back in watching tv. The pool, hot tub and sauna were just lovely after a day of wine tasting and...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

The pool and hot tub are definitely a great way to kick back and relax after a long day of wine tasting! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and really hope to see you again soon!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly a hidden gem in such a great small town in Napa Valley. We were hoping to get a camping spot but failed to get to the park in time and were full; on our drive through town we saw they had vacancy - Friday night over Labor Day weekend?! So we stopped, not knowing what we...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate that you were so pleasantly surprised! We love our little hotel and thank you for the kind words. Unless you decide to camp next vacation, we'd love to have you back again!

California
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you don't care that much where you stay in Napa Valley and you are mainly interested in what you do outside your lodgings, such as wine tasting, shopping, eating, then this might be okay. Would we go back is always the question. Probably not, as there is no redeeming value at this spot. Well, the bed was comfortable, but...

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El_Bonita333, Manager at El Bonita Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay. While we're sorry to hear that the El Bonita didn't have as many redeeming qualities as you would've liked, it does help us get a better understanding of what each guest wants. We hope you do come back again though!

Vallejo, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This hotel is located very close to St. Helena, possibly walking distance a mile or so but you will be walking on the freeway, keep that in mind if trying to stumble back from dinner. It's also very close by driving to numerous wineries either up or down valley. We stayed in the front part of the hotel(around the pool,...

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Hollister, California
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We always like to stay at the El Bonita because it's central to a lot of wine tasting and food experiences. We always call ahead to book the "King George" room especially if we are traveling with another couple. The King George room allows us to relax in a large room to watch TV or enjoy a nice wine &...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Really cute motel in a great location close to wineries and downtown St. Helena. If you are looking for fancy or new, this would not be your spot, but you'd be missing out! Only thing I would note is that it's close to the main road and a train track, so it can get a little noisy. Glad I stayed...

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Mad River, CA
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a very pretty well maintained motel. The room was large with 2 chairs, a large tv, a small furnished kitchen, nice coffee maker and small bath. The WiFi was slow and intermittent. We'd suggest they add grab bars in the tub/shower and by the very low sitting toilet. The room was very quiet.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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motel in Napa Valley,within walking distance to several wineries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Bonita Motel

Address: 195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Price Range: $163 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Bonita Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Avoid the pool side, the garden side seem to have newer rooms. And if in the pool side avoid rooms #16 and #17 unless you have earplugs.”
  • Multipurpose cabinet.
  • Large chair next to the heater. Tiny closet door
 of 5 bubbles capun1950, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the back side are away from the traffic noise! They do offer handicapped rooms with wheel in showers!”
 of 5 bubbles pharmgreg, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It was nice having our room right across from the pool for easy access!”
 of 5 bubbles paulag832, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Away from the highway will get you away from the noise”
 of 5 bubbles FreshTomatoes, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“if quiet is big for you get a room in the back”
 of 5 bubbles alwaysbcheap, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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