Metro Hotel and Cafe

508 Petaluma Blvd S. , Petaluma, CA 94952 USA (Show map)


Small Inn - French charm - 140 year old building restored in 2004 - Located near historic downtown 15 minutes to Sonoma Wineries - 15 minutes to Pt. Reyes Seashore - Singles, double and suites All private baths with clawfoot tub & shower - Some garden rooms - Only non smoking rooms In hotel French café - Lunch & dinner restaurant on premises - Conference & banquet room Free wireless internet access - Air conditioning - Free guest parking - Flat screen cable TV - Handicap accessable



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service3.6
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.3

Charm, charm, charm

4.6 on December 08, 2014

This was one of the best Joie d'Vivre hotels we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. It is clean, well appointed, oozing charm is in a great location. Highly, highly recommend it.

quaint in lumaland

3.8 on December 10, 2013

A wonderful boutique hotel in the sweet small town of Petaluma. My stay was brief, but very nice. I did not eat so I can not honestly rate the dining experience, but the food looked and smelled terrific. The bed was cozy. I will stay there again should I have the opportunity.

So glad we found this place!

5 on October 29, 2013

Happy to see this little place so busy on a Sunday in October! The owner and a new employee were both friendly and helpful. Gave us a tour and let us pick between a few rooms when we got there. This made me think they wouldn't be too busy but they seemed to have several reservations. Codes on the doors and 24 hours staff on site made me feel very safe. Loved the red phone out front. It was obvious someone put some care into decorating. It's true if your main concern is food and being waited on this may not be the place for you, but if you want to feel like you are at home among friends, you will enjoy this place. Plus there are plenty of places to walk for food, coffee, drinks, movies, shopping, anything you need. We'll be back!

Great Getaway in the Wine Country

4.0 on December 02, 2012

We took our two adult children for a 3-day vacation in the wine country. The Metro Hotel exceeded our expectations. It felt like we were staying at a friends home instead of a hotel. Petaluma is a perfect location--just a 10 minute drive to Napa and Sonoma--with more than a few great restaurants and coffee shops. The Metro is a pleasant change from the run-of-the-mill hotels. We will be back!

Tres Chic

3.8 on April 28, 2012

Fun smaller hotel with a funky French accent. It's on a pretty busy street, but I didn't hear any traffic noise during our stay. Make your own Peet's drip coffee - this is an excellent idea for the morning. Will make this our go-to place to stay when we're in the area. There wasn't any dining here per se (morning pastries), but it's a required field in the review.

Charming Little Hotel

4.0 on November 28, 2011

Clean, comfortable and charmingly decorated. Tiny chairs, tiny tables, small tub, narrow walkways, narrow halls, narrow staircase, just like in France which adds to the charm of this hotel. So if you are a large person or have a lot of luggage, this may not be the hotel for you. Conveniently located to all the attractions in Napa Valley. Will definitely stay there again.

Loved this place

4.0 on November 17, 2010

This hotel was a great little place to stay with European-style rooms, a wonderful front porch, and a neat restaurant area. The innkeeper was very nice and accommodating. This really isn't a traditional bed-and-breakfast, but it is definitely a cool experience. I would recommend it to anyone.

Metro Hotel and Cafe

1.4 on April 02, 2010

This hotel looks better on their website. It was Not a B&B. Listing Coffee & Pastries as included in the rate, in the morning we found coffee we had to prepare ourselves, and no pastries. There was a plate with three tiny slices of dried-out cake (these were on the counter the previous day at check-in) and the ingredients for coffee, which we had to make ourselves. If we had wanted to eat stale cake in lieu of actual pastries, there were no napkins, or any staff present to help us or answer questions. The make-up/shaving mirror in our bathroom was filthy and there was one tiny bar of soap to be used in both the sink and in the shower. We would not recommend this hotel to friends.

NO BREAKFAST, no soap, no service

1.6 on May 22, 2009

NO BREAKFAST WAS SERVED. The entire time we stayed here, we saw not one person. We tried leaving voicemails for the staff, but they were never returned. No hand soap was provided in the room. The room was very cute and clean, but late at night there were people talking in the main part of the hotel and we could hear everything. DO NOT STAY HERE!

Not a B&B

4.0 on April 11, 2009

Nice place but note that this is NOT a bed & breakfast! I called ahead to find out whether the breakfast would accommodate our schedule and was told it was "coffee, tea, and pastry." Pretty skimpy for a B&B, but adequate for our needs, so I booked it. When we got there, it was just coffee -- no tea, and more importantly, no pastry. My partner and I don't drink coffee. My partner was also looking forward to a soak in the promoted clawfoot bathtub. It was a halfsize tub, and he is 6'2". It had barely two square feet of flat space to stand on, and we had to be careful with our footing just to take a shower. Otherwise, comfy and very conveniently located.

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Rooms & Rates


Our warm and inviting rooms all have their own unique decorative twist. Room includes a luxurious queen bed, private bath with claw foot tub and shower, free wireless internet, 40" flat screen cable TV, iron and ironing board, blow dryer, complimentary organic coffee and pastry in the morning, free parking and an excellent location only blocks from Historic Downtown. All rooms are non-smoking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Feel like you're on your honeymoon in this brand new, shiny, gigantic, 28 foot designer Airstream travel trailer, they only 50 produced with this contemporary limited edition interior.This travel trailer has all the amenities you have in your own home. Queen memory foam bed, two giant HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, full bath with rain shower, hairdryer and iron, full kitchen with everything, climate controlled heat and air conditioning, landscape garden, even maid service which includes linen and towels and complementary organic coffee and pastries in the Metro Hotel Cafe. The honeymoon airstream is for two adults only 18 and above , no children or infants please. No pets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Feel like you're taking a road trip but with maid service and complementary organic coffee and pastries in this brand new, shiny, 22 ft Airstream travel trailer. Our Airstream aqccomodates two adults only, or one adult and one child 6 and above OK. No toddlers or infants please. No pets. It’s parked at the boutique Metro Hotel & Cafe near downtown and near Sonoma wineries.This travel trailer has all the amenities you have in your own home. King memory foam bed,giant HD flat screen TV, full bath with rain shower, hairdryer and iron, full kitchen with everything, heat and air conditioning, landscape garden, even maid service which includes linen and towels and complementary organic coffee and pastries in the Metro Hotel Cafe

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

ANNA'S NEST Two Bedroom Cottage

This lovely 1870 two story lavender colored Get-Away house is next to the Metro Hotel. This two bedroom one bath is within walking distance from downtown Petaluma. It has its own quaint Vineyard and Garden Patio. It sleeps 5. One bedroom has a queen and the second three twin beds, It is Fully Furnished Kitchen with Dishes, Microwave, Toaster oven, Towels and Linens, Iron and Hair Dryer, Big Flat Screen TV with Cable in the living room and a TV in master bedroom Free internet and free parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

ALICE'S NEST One Bedroom Cottage

This Red Cottage is located 1.5 mile away from the hotel. A winding path leads you to this cozy, cute 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage hideaway in Sonoma's Wine Country just a few blocks from Historic Downtown Petaluma. Enjoy the casual warmth of high ceilings and skylights that create a light and airy feeling. The living room opens onto a redwood deck with the bedroom opening onto a flagstone deck. Smoke free and pet friendly. Fully Furnished includes Towels and Linens, Full Kitchen with Dishes, Coffee Maker, Flat Screen TV with Cable, CD player, Iron, Hair Dryer and Free Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


LOCATED 1.5 MILES AWAY FROM THE HOTEL, this adorable orange cottage is in a secluded backyard just a few blocks from Historic Downtown Petaluma. It has one bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower. The living area has high ceilings with a 60' Flat Screen TV, Free WiFii, and a nice sofa. NO KITCHEN. Smoke free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


LOCATED 1.5 MILES AWAY FROM THE HOTEL, This sweet little one bedroom, one bath opens into a deck. The room includes a luxurious queen bed, private bath with claw foot tub and shower, free wireless internet,42" flat screen TV, iron, an ironing board, blow dryer, and mini fridge. An excellent location only blocks from Historic Downtown.Smoke free.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 60 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Coffee available in the Lobby in the morning, Cell phones available at the Front Desk

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, wine tasting, surfing, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside patio
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Limited number of family suites available.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: see web site
  • Cancellations: see web site




Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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Only Organic Coffee and Pastries no full

  • Time Served: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area