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El Bonita Motel

195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
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#6 of 10 hotels in St. Helena
motel in Napa Valley,within walking distance to several wineries.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Joanne G wrote a review Oct 2021
Miamisburg, Ohio1 contribution
This place was surprisingly nice! Very clean, recently renovated. Reasonably priced compared to the area and definitely a hidden gem and well worth every penny. It's a great location and easy access to the area wineries
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Guest Services Manager, Marketing at El Bonita Motel
Responded 29 Nov 2021
Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.
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lucyandethel wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California268 contributions172 helpful votes
We are remodeling our home in Yountville and needed a clean quiet place to stay for a couple of nights. El Bonita (shouldn't that be El Bonito haha?) had some of the best prices in the valley and we have always admired its retro decor / 50's vibe while driving down 29. Check in was smooth and easy - our room was available and freshly cleaned. The cleaners were all over the property with big smiles and seemed to take pride in their work. Our room was spotless and the bathroom smelled strongly of bleach - just the smell I want when a bathroom has been freshly cleaned. The exhaust fan dispensed with the smell quickly. Speaking of smells, they use air freshener on the rooms like so many hotels do... I wish this trend would end. I just want to smell soap / clean not air freshener. The room is clean and there's nothing to mask with air freshener. Front desk very friendly and NOT drunk so I'm not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Full ice machines on the property even though they were at 100% capacity. Easy parking in the shade. We did not use the pool but appreciated that the AC in our room kept it at 68 degrees while outside it was 102. Nice mini-frig with freezer that worked well. Also appreciated the Keurig coffee maker and the wine glasses provided for use and available for purchase. Our room had a nice balcony which overlooked greenery and a very powerful shower. We travel the world and often stay at high-end resorts. Yes, I could nitpick and find things - this is a motel and is not perfect. But you do get a sense there is pride of place with a happy staff and again it's very clean and very quiet, my two main requirements in a place to stay for a night or two. If a scuffed baseboard or lack of blow dryer or foam pillows bother you then spend $1200 a night and stay in Yountville. Our remodel will continue and we will need another hotel for a stay up here and I won't hesitate to book El Bonita again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Guest Services Manager, Marketing at El Bonita Motel
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Wow! Beautifully written! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for complimenting our front desk staff! We can't wait to see you again.
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dijon555 wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was clean and nice and usually (but not always) quiet. The outdoor fire pit was a nice spot to have a glass of wine. The person front desk was definitely not sober. We went to the pool one afternoon and it seemed to be the local hangout for lots of 20-somethings who weren't actually staying at the hotel. Not quite walking distance to downtown St, Helena.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: We were on the end of the building and it was fairly quiet.
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Marketing at El Bonita Motel
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Thank you for your review. We will say, that our front agents certainly are not drunk and our pool is for guest use only. Please contact us directly if you have further concerns. We appreciate that you chose El Bonita.
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Steve Urban wrote a review Jul 2021
Salem, Oregon22 contributions18 helpful votes
We have stayed at this hotel several times when visiting Napa Valley. It is one of the last remaining reasonably priced hotels and located perfectly for visiting all the wineries on the main highway. You can even walk to a couple nice restaurants from the hotel. Nice clean rooms, continental breakfast, swimming pool and a cool vintage vibe. Also pet friendly. I almost regret posting this because I don't want it to be more discovered than it already is!
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Guest Services Manager, Marketing at El Bonita Motel
Responded 9 Aug 2021
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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kellyjV6959VX wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just spent 3 nights there, we had 3 rooms and in all 3 rooms there was no internet, we each complained to the front desk which was dismissed with a "yeah we have been having problems", when on vacation and planning dinners and wine tasting it is important have have working internet as advertised, the breakfast should not be called a breakfast, they did have hot coffee though. Would recommend for location only otherwise drive a little further and stay in Napa at a quality hotel
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$144 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Bonita Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Bonita Motel?
Nearby attractions include Clif Family Tasting Room (0.8 km), Napa Valley Olive Oil (1.0 km), and Gary's Wine & Marketplace (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Bonita Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Bonita Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Bonita Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Bonita Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Bonita Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gott's Roadside, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, and PRESS Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Bonita Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at El Bonita Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Bonita Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Bonita Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (6.8 km).
Is El Bonita Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.