5 on June 13, 2016
The Camellia Inn is simply charming and that charm is matched by owner operator Lucy and her staff. My wife and I went there to celebrate her birthday and stayed two nights. The location is ideal as you can drive out to visit wineries (there are dozens of choices within a 15 min drive) during the day, come back to the Inn after a couple then visit one of 30+ wineries on the Healdsburg square that you can walk to from the Inn. Then it's off to dinner on the square at any number of excellent restaurants. Since the Inn has parking this is all super easy. I also love a morning and evening swim, so be sure to pack your bathing suit as the pool is secluded and lovely. All in all this is an oasis of serenity and the perfect getaway.
5 on November 19, 2015
Wonderful bed and breakfast within walking distance of Healsburg. Highly recommend!
5 on October 19, 2015
We stayed at the Cypress House, a two bedroom condo/apartment in downtown Healdsburg owned by the Camellia Inn. It was beautiful and super clean and in a great location. We stopped by the Camellia Inn and the ladies there were very helpful with recommendations for restaurants and such. Can't wait to return again! We didn't eat at the Camellia Inn, but we have eaten there on previous visits, the food is delicious!
4.6 on October 05, 2015
This is a lovely B&B with a great location, clean, spacious rooms, and a very helpful innkeeper.
3.8 on October 01, 2015
this is a wonderful little inn where the owner meets you at the door, and all the guests gather for wine by the pool at 5 pm. We felt like we were meeting up with old friends rather than people we had just met. The room was very clean, and quiet. We had a great night's sleep. It's within easy walking distance of the town square.
5 on September 13, 2015
The Camellia Inn is amazing. The rooms are clean, well-appointed and very comfortable. It is very close to downtown Healdsburg and the grounds of the inn are beautiful. Most of all, Lucy, the innkeeper, is incredibly hospitable, attentive and has wonderful recommendations. All in all, this is a wonderful place to stay while you explore wine country!
4.8 on September 01, 2015
Lucy is a wonderful innkeeper and went out of her way to do everything she could to make our visit perfect. The breakfasts were outstanding and the wine and cheese by the pool were so pleasant. The best B&B experience we have had.
4.8 on August 25, 2015
Loved Lucy, the breakfast, the room, the sunday paper, etc. Great place to stay in Healdsburg.
3.6 on August 04, 2015
We stayed in the two bedroom apartment in The heart of the downtown. The apartment was very spacious for two couples. The location was right on the main strip however it was very quiet at night. We would definitely go back there. The rating for on-site dining was low because if you stay in the downtown apartment you don't have on-site dining.
4.6 on June 10, 2015
I recently stayed at the Camellia Inn during the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. I stayed in the budget room which although small, did not at all detract from the great breakfasts, evening wine & cheese pairings, and Lucy's unique ideas for spending time in the Healdsburg area.
4.8 on June 02, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camellia Inn. We were delighted to find out we had been upgraded to a larger room upon arrival. The entire Inn was charming and perfect for a getaway for two. We greatly enjoyed visiting with the other guests at the nightly wine and cheese event and at morning breakfast. The staff at the Inn was incredibly helpful and guided us to some fabulous food and wine spots including advice as to where to stop on our journey to Northern California. I truly hope someday my husband and I are able to return to this sweet historic Inn and stroll the streets of Healdsburg again one day. It was our favorite place on our ten day trip to Cali.
5 on June 01, 2015
We stayed in the apartment for my daughters wedding. It was better than we expected and overall absolutely perfect. The Camellia Inn was helpful and accommodated our needs beyond belief. Apartment was bigger than we expected and was just great!
5 on June 01, 2015
The Camellia has set the bar for us. The bed was so comfortable with luxurious linens. The Inn is beautiful and Lucy and her husband make you feel very well cared for. The location is perfect for walking into downtown Healdsburg. We typically don't stay in B&B's, but the Camellia changed our opinion completely!
5 on May 28, 2015
My wife and I are from Boston and spent a night at the Camellia Inn while we toured through Sonoma. Lucy, who runs the Inn, was friendly and fantastic to deal with. Our room was large, clean, and the breakfast was delicious. This Inn is right in downtown Healsburg within minutes of all the great restaurants, tasting rooms, and shops. We highly recommend the Camellia Inn if you are looking for a place to stay in Healdsburg!
4.4 on May 21, 2015
Delicious food, afternoon snacks and cookies after dinner
5 on May 17, 2015
My daughter and I stayed at the Camellia in this past week - having made a reservation for only one night originally -- we asked if they had a room for a 2nd night. We loved the ambiance of each room and the decorating was outstanding! Breakfast was another wonderful experience. Absolutely amazing breakfast was served both days and we would venture another trip just to stay there again! Thanks to Lucy and Archie and their fabulous staff. deb & michaela
5 on May 11, 2015
Having never stayed at a bed & breakfast, I was a little apprehensive about the experience. The Camellia Inn was amazing! Our room was very clean, cozy, and comfy. We had a queen 4-post bed, fireplace, and spa tub. The room had a private entrance off the breezeway which made it very convenient to access. A major plus was the onsite parking. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Each evening had wine, cheese, and crackers available for a few hours. Coffee, tea, cocoa, and cookies were also available throughout the evening. The pool looked very inviting, however I did not use it during this trip. The walk to the square was within five minutes. Service was great! We received wonderful recommendations for dinner and wineries along with a map. I definitely recommend and would love to stay here again!
5 on April 05, 2015
A favourite B&B for us, this was our 2nd stay here in the budget room - a real bargain by any standards. Lucy's baking and breakfast cooking remains outstanding and the house is a gem. We met lovely people at happy hour in the house - another bargain. This B&B is extremely well run and I discovered that the staff has been there for years which tells you something about working conditions and loyalty. All shops and main street are within walking distance. Other guests loved the new restaurant one block away called La Vallette, just opened a few weeks ago. We were lucky enough to be there for an in-house concert of guitar and Irish pipes in March. Lucy has a music series so check it out on her website.
5 on March 27, 2015
The room was charming, clean, and spacious; the price very reasonable; the included breakfast really delicious; and Lucy was friendly and attentive.
5 on March 23, 2015
Lovely, lovely, lovely! Lucy is a charming hostess and the Inn is an architectural gem! Tastefully decorated with period pieces but not at all stuffy, we immediately feel relaxed upon arrival. First class amenities like luxury sheets and soft robes made us feel pampered as well. A true respite.
5 on March 19, 2015
Accommodations were better than expected. We stayed off site at their Cypress house while visiting the Inn for Wine tasting. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. We are looking forward to booking another vacation and staying there again.
5 on March 19, 2015
The Inn had warm hospitality and very resourceful. It was in the heart of everything in town. Well kept
5 on March 04, 2015
This is our 3rd year visiting Camellia and Healdsburg and we keep coming back! We love our entire weekend from Camellia Inn to wine tasting to eating the best foods.
4.6 on February 15, 2015
Lucy and her team are wonderful and made our stay most enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the Burns night - what fun. I look forward to staying at the Inn again.
4.8 on February 10, 2015
We stayed in Cypress House, a 2 bed/2 bath appartment downtown. The location was great - just a few blocks from the downtown square. We were next to shopping and banks, but it was very quiet. The fold-out sofa in the living room was comfortable - I'm not kidding! There's a great kitchen with all you need to cook a nice meal. All with garage parking and a security gate. I will definitely go back and stay here again.
4.6 on November 20, 2014
The Roost was perfect for our stay. Room was cleaned daily. We never partook in the dining due to meeting with friends, but there was service for hot tea during the day. Loved being so close to the square yet far enough that the evenings were quiet. Loved our patio where we could sip wine until dinner and the camelias were absolutely gorgeous! Will definitely stay here again!
4.2 on November 05, 2014
We were in the area for a wedding and this was the perfect place. It's just off the beaten path to be quiet, but close enough to all things downtown to be able to walk . Great service with great recommendations and yummy breakfasts.
3.8 on November 04, 2014
My wife and I stayed for only two nights on October 2014, to visit the Vinyards. We were very positively surprised with the Camellia Inn and her onwers; what a beautiful experience in termos of building, locations, hospitality, etc. This is our first time in a Bed & Breakfast and we loved it.
4.6 on November 04, 2014
Lucy was a delightful host and was full of good information about the town and surrounding areas. The breakfast every morning was divine! I would strongly recommend the Camellia Inn.
5 on October 29, 2014
We recently stayed at Climbing Rose Cottage in Geyserville and had a lovely time. The cottage was more than we had expected. Fully self-catering and well equipped, including a much appreciated hot tub to soak weary running muscles (we ran a half-marathon). The cottage is about 3 houses away from the main street of Geyserville where the restaurants and wine tasting rooms are, you couldn't ask for a better location. The house is very clean, comfortable beds, has a fireplace and a nice garden attached. Felt safe and was quiet. Ideal. Highly recommend.
4.2 on October 27, 2014
This place was a perfect location. Everything was walking distance. We stayed here because we did the half marathon run. The race was not far at all from our room, it was just a perfect day for running. Then afterwards we went to have cocktails to celebrate our finisher...lol
3.4 on October 13, 2014
We enjoyed our brief stay and were sorry not to be able to stay longer. The house was very comfortable for our three person family. No dining was included. Many restaurants nearby.
4.6 on October 05, 2014
We stayed her last year and came back again. I liked this B&B because you can walk to town, the inn keepers are helpful but not intrusive, there is lots of community space ( living room, pool) to spread out in, and you can have breakfast anytime between 8:30 to 10. Great value for Healdsburg.Highly recommend.
3.8 on October 01, 2014
Lovely B&B in downtown Healdsburg. The staff was warm and friendly. Great breakfast in the morning. Delightful experience.
5 on September 26, 2014
Everything was perfect! The owners were wonderful! Breakfasts were great and the evening wine and cheese parties were amazing! Would stay again and again.
5 on September 19, 2014
We made our first visit to Healdsburg and Camellia Inn the first of September for 4 nights. We stayed in a king deluxe room, which is quite spacious. Comfortable sleep is important to us and the Inn provides it. Our room was amazingly quiet and the bedding was so nice, I heard several people express interest in ordering sheets. Also, the pillows were not too thick. My neck is most appreciative. Bottled water was placed in our room every day and breakfast was perfect, offering variety and interesting conversation around the table. The only downside to our room would be a spa tub shower, requiring some agility to climb into and there are stairs. I think the description in the website covers that and there are other rooms to choose from if that is a problem. The location is great for seeing Healdsburg. One block and you are in the shopping, dining area. We walked to dinner every evening; no need for a car. Lucy, the innkeeper, was very helpful, getting winery and dining reservations for us. All in all, a great place to stay.
3.6 on September 18, 2014
Welcoming atmosphere. Enjoyable wine and cheese reception around the pool.
2.6 on September 18, 2014
Lucy's recommendations for wine tasting and restaurants were terrific! Very quiet. A few minor maintenance issues that were quickly addressed Overall, a very good experience
4.6 on September 17, 2014
My fiancée and I stayed for one night, and that's our biggest regret of our stay: not staying longer. Healdsburg and the Camellia are brilliant. Hindsight being twenty-twenty, we would have cut a day off our stay in Mendocino and spent it instead at the Camellia. The room was small, but had everything we needed-- plus we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. The wine and cheese happy hour was a perfect welcome, and it took us a lot of willpower to pull ourselves away to go and get a proper dinner in town. I would highly recommend staying here to friends and family, and in fact already have done so. We agreed we need to come back.
3.8 on September 03, 2014
The cottage was very well kept and comfortable for our family. Lucy was great at getting back to us on our questions in a timely manner and providing suggestions. The only issue we encountered was a shortage of parking. It wasn't always clear to us where we could park and if our car might be towed. The Dining rating didn't apply to us as the cottage did not include breakfast.
4.4 on September 03, 2014
My group of friends stayed at the Climbing Rose Cottage, which is off-site from the main Inn, about 10 minutes away in Geyserville. We LOVED it. There were five of us friends reuniting and we were so happy to have a whole house to enjoy together (rather than be split up in hotel rooms without common areas). We sat outside under the orange trees, drank coffee with our feet in the outdoor hot tub and watched movies in the living room. We loved the location. There was just enough in Geyserville to meet our needs...a coffee shop for breakfast, a mini mart for snacks and drinks. We felt in the middle of all the winery options and really enjoyed our surroundings. The rooms were clean and accommodating. It was a private place where we didn't worry about making too much noise. Over all it was such a pleasant experience and I would certainly recommend to any small group or family wanting to stay together. (Keep in mind that it's not attached to the regular B&B, so breakfast isn't included!)
4.6 on September 02, 2014
My wife and I have stayed at several places in Healdsburg and this was our favorite. Quiet, but convenient to the square, and very relaxing and nice.
5 on August 31, 2014
Lucy, is a fantastic hostess. Her breakfast is wonderful. The inn is close to business area, with an easy walk. Would totally recommend
5 on August 30, 2014
A delightful B & B, and we will be sure to stay there again if back in the area. The room is nice, breakfast good, service very friendly, and the location convenient to restaurants and stores. A good location for exploring Sonoma Valley.
3.6 on August 25, 2014
The Camellia Inn was a perfect location for wine tasting & sight seeing. The Victorian Inn is charming and our host was outsatnding making us feel very welcome and also ensuring guests have the opportunity to mingle and share touring experiences.
3.0 on August 24, 2014
Comfortable room with nice lines and bedding in well maintained, historic B&B. We were not able to take advantage of the outdoor pool, but imagine that is a nice feature on a hot day. Wine service in the late afternoon provides a meeting place for guests, but we were disappointed in the quality of the wine served since Healdsburg is in the heart of great wine country.
5 on August 20, 2014
We enjoyed our stay very much! Excellent food and accomodating staff!
4.2 on August 18, 2014
A nice, clean,comfortable, and roomy B&B. Great pool, delicious breakfast and a good little wine tasting at happy hour. A very pleasant and comfortable stay. Within 2 blocks of town. Easy walk. Very pleasant owners.
5 on August 11, 2014
Everything exceeded expectations, we were very pleased
5 on August 11, 2014
We absolutely loved our stay at the Camellia Inn. It felt like home. We stayed in the Queen room with a Jacuzzi and it was a great way to relax after a day of wine tasting. The wine and cheese hour was also a great time to trade stories with the other residence. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in a nice quiet getaway.
3.8 on August 07, 2014
Great breakfast and happy hour. Friendly and attentive service.
4.8 on August 05, 2014
We bought an overnight stay as part of an anniversary gift for my parents. They loved it! Thought the owners were very friendly and welcoming. My mom has a gluten (wheat) allergy - and they graciously made accommodations for her - it was wonderful! I would happily recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced bed and breakfast experience!
4.8 on July 29, 2014
My wife and I enjoyed our short stay. The pool was chilly but very nice. The wine and cheese at night were welcome. Bed was comfortable.
4.2 on July 28, 2014
Charming Inn! Lucy and Archie were very friendly and helpful. They suggested some fantastic things to do in the area that we did not know about before and were so glad we did go. The wines and cheese evening reception was superb. They served world class wines that we gladly drank :-). The location is excellent for walking to the best restaurants and the plaza. Our room was very charming however I am a "sheet snob" and would have preferred nicer/more cotton bed linens, but for the reasonable rates we are not complaining. Thanks you guys!
4.8 on July 28, 2014
Had a lovely one night stay in the "budget room".....which was perfect for us. Wine by the pool, super helpful hosts, the fun town of Healdsburg, great food, a fabulous breakfast....we'll be back! Hopefully for a longer stay!
3.6 on July 21, 2014
Very comfortable and good value.
4.4 on July 20, 2014
Very friendly run business and very welcoming and willing to help in any way they can. Only thing I wish they had a TV in the room and I understand that this was a bed and breakfast place. But sometimes you want to watch the news etc.
4.6 on July 16, 2014
Camellia Inn is a gorgeous place to stay. The furnishings both in our room and in the public areas were lovely and comfortable without feeling like you were in an antique museum. The vibe was laid-back California cool. Our room and bath were spacious enough for the two of us. The guest room iPad came in handy when looking up information. Breakfast was self-serve from several buffets next to the formally-set dining room table. Lucy and staff were on hand to keep the coffee pot filled and to answer guests' questions. Lucy and the staff know Healdsburg intimately. They gave great recommendations on wineries, dining, and the Tuesday night Healdsburg concert in the plaza! It was a treat to not only look forward to afternoon tea and cookies, but to enjoy pre-dinner wine and cheese out by the pool! It was very easy to talk to the other guests under these very sociable settings! Camellia Inn is a short 2 to 3-block walk to the center of Healdsburg's shops and many restaurants. Camellia Inn made our wine-tasting trip to Sonoma really special. I would definitely book a room again at Camellia Inn if I were to return to Sonoma County.
4.6 on July 14, 2014
Excellent location and wonderful overall experience. Loved the furnishings and the breakfast was outstanding. Lots of attention to details.
4.6 on July 14, 2014
The Camelia Inn is a lovely home with lots of interesting features such as fireplaces and collections. The inn keepers were low key but helpful. The inn is very conveniently located within wlaking distance of the town square and excellent restaurants. The surrounding area had a wonderful selection of wineries that you could drive or bike to. The delicious breakfasts and poolside wine and cheese servings provided a chance to meet other guests and share experiences.
2.6 on July 11, 2014
We booked the apartment as it seemed very convenient for our one night stay in Healdsburg. I believe though, we missed out on a typical Camellia Inn experience based on the inn's ratings. The apartment is worn down and definitely needs a refresh. The carpet should be replaced throughout and the decor needs some attention. Beds were comfortable and it is very convenient to the downtown area. We were hoping to show our friends who like luxury hotels that B&Bs are the way to go but unfortunately, this didn't do the trick!
4.8 on July 08, 2014
We arrived at the charming inn and were immediately shown our lovely little room in this restored Victorian after which we joined a few other guests for the afternoon wine tasting. The inn is very friendly but remarkably private and quiet. it is just a block off the main square and was perfect for our weekend stay. Delightful and an exceptional value as well!
4.8 on July 07, 2014
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. I really didn't know what to expect. The inn is charming. Our room was very nice and very clean. I didn't like the sink outside the bathroom but the bathroom is nice and updated. There is no central air but the window unit kept the bedroom cool enough. The breakfast was great and we loved the wine and cheese in the afternoon served by the pool because the weather was so nice. You can tell a lot of care goes into everything they do at the Camilla Inn.
4.6 on July 05, 2014
Lucy was a charming hostess and made our stay very comfortable. She was quick and adept at suggesting outstanding dining, making reservations, and meeting all of the needs of every guest. This is a pleasant B and B, and it is a quick walk to the lovely town center filled with shops and wonderful restaurants.
5 on July 02, 2014
we celebrated our 20 anniversary at the Camellia Inn and had a wonderful time. Our room was lovely decorated and had everything we needed.
4.0 on July 01, 2014
The Roost was smaller than I'd anticipated, though it was fine because of the porch. There was no place to unpack clothes, which was a downside. Because all else was great, and I did enjoy the porch, I would be happy to stay again though!
4.4 on June 25, 2014
Great location matched by beautifully appointed rooms. The owners are very attentive without being intrusive. Without hesitation we will be going back.
5 on June 25, 2014
We stayed in the downtown apartment owned by Camellia Inn. It was an ideal location for everything in Healdsburg. We recommend this place highly -- book soon, because we will book as often as possible! Many thanks for your incredible hospitality, the wine pouring poolside event, and your trust in us. Regards, Kim from Springfield, VA
4.2 on June 23, 2014
A beautiful B&B in a fantastic town. Wish we could have stayed longer!
4.8 on June 19, 2014
Lucy, Archie and their staff are consummate hosts at this charming B&B/Inn. The breakfasts are outstanding and the pre-dinner wine and snacks served by the pool add an additional personal touch. Camellia generates a warm and comfortable vibe amongst all of the guests. Healdsburg is a fantastic base for touring the Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley wineries, as well as being a funky town in itself, with many fine shops and restaurants. We hated to leave and hope to return soon.
4.8 on June 12, 2014
Great location, innkeepers were fantastic! Very quiet and clean...beautiful room!
3.2 on June 11, 2014
The rooms were as shown on their website. The hosts are very genial. The location is perfect.
4.6 on June 09, 2014
great location, attractive inn and landscaping, convenient location to town square and restaurants yet still quiet and private
5 on June 03, 2014
I just returned from a two night stay with two of my best friends and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Lucy and Archie were incredibly welcoming and accommodating - truly the perfect hosts. Breakfast at the inn was so delicious and we were fortunate enough to be there for a special wine tasting on Friday evening. I definitely will be returning and have already recommended Camellia Inn to multiple friends.
4.6 on May 27, 2014
Camellia Inn provides a fantastic food and wine get away home base, in downtown Healdsburg. Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way. The Inn is great, very accomodating and breakfast is delicious. Very nice touches all the way around. A great home away from home in charming Healdsburg.
4.4 on May 18, 2014
Main house living room and dining room also very pretty. All was very clean. Outstanding location from which to walk to tourist areas of Healdsburg. Service was excellent and we would stay there again.
5 on May 09, 2014
Lucy & Archie do it right. From the moment you step foot in the Camelia Inn you are THEIR guest. Warm welcome, wine and cheese evenings, sparkling clean and comfortable rooms and oh yeah, the breakfasts are to die for. I am a repeat guest and I will be there again someday. Mike & Maria Orchard Park, NY
4.2 on May 07, 2014
The service was good, the property was clean and charming and the location was outstanding. Would certainly stay there again.
4.2 on April 27, 2014
Top shelf service from pros that have been in this game for awhile and know how to please guests.
4.8 on April 17, 2014
We had the Family Suite for 3 adults. We thought the rooms were going to be small, but the layout and the exceptional bathroom layout worked out perfectly. The hosts offered many suggestions of restaurants and sights which we thoroughly enjoyed. Be aware the Inn has many stairways and discuss with hosts if stairs are an issue.
4.8 on March 26, 2014
Everything was perfect- from the evening reception, to the room and the breakfast. Lucy, the innkeeper was amazing and so helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone!
5 on March 17, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Camellia Inn for two nights. We couldn't have picked a better location or better hosts. The wine and cheese hour was a lovely way to mingle with the other guests and talk to Archie and Lucy. They were full of great recommendations. Breakfast was also a delightful plus! We will be back and we will be sure to recommend to our friends! THANK YOU!
5 on March 13, 2014
My husband and I had a great stay at the Camelia Inn. We liked the Rooster Room, which was spacious and very clean. Lucy was a very kind and helpful host. We would definitely recommend staying here! Location was absolutely fantastic for wine tasting around Healdsburg as well as enjoying its many restaurants - we walked to most places!
3.8 on March 03, 2014
InnKeepers were very hospitable. Room was comfortable and had fun chatting with owners and other guests over wine and cheese happy hour.
4.8 on February 14, 2014
This is a beautiful old house that has been in the family for generations. That means they love what they do and the do it well. Just the right mix of friendliness and leaving you alone.
4.0 on February 04, 2014
Consistent excellent service is what you would get from Camellia Inn. Lucy and her staff were great in catering to our needs. From great rooms, delicious breakfast, to making dinner reservations at local restaurants is a tip of what Camellia Inn provides you. A great location allows easy access to fabulous wineries within minutes and just steps away from the main square in Healdsburg. Lucy’s knowledge of the area, rich history, and relationship with businesses make her a valuable resource in answering questions or finding things we needed. We will most definitely stay at Camellia Inn in the future.
5 on January 02, 2014
We regularly stay at Camelia when visiting Healdsburg. Lucy is a wonderful host and makes us feel welcome every time. The rooms are spacious and clean with large tubs for soaking after long walks around town and afternoons spent sipping wine and tasting the many local eateries.
4.6 on December 26, 2013
Lucy is friendly, accommodating and gracious. Although we reserved a queen, she generously upgraded us to a king, and the Tiffany room was perfect. Her small touches were appreciated. The area was quiet, and the closeness to town was a super plus. Her winery recommendations were spot on.
5 on December 14, 2013
We stayed in the family suite with our two young daughters and had a great visit. The breakfast was fantastic and the Inn is incredibly charming. Lucy is superb at what she does and we would definitely come back.
3.6 on December 05, 2013
The rooms, cleanliness, and dining all lived up to the pictures on the web site, so the reality met my expectations. It was Lucy and her recommendations that provided outstanding service and increased value. Lucy helped us with dining reservations. She listened to what we wanted to do and responded with recommendations for a winery tour, lunch spot, and the route for a scenic drive. These recommendations were spot on, and gave us an exceptional day in Healdsburg. Thanks Lucy.
5 on December 02, 2013
Every part of our experience at the Camellia Inn was positive, from the reservation process, to the courtesy from Lucy and her staff, to the comfortable and clean room and amenities, and the prime location near the downtown square in beautiful Healdsburg, to the delicious breakfast. In addition there were extras like wine and goodies in the evening, an evening drink, chocolate in the rooms, and cookies all day. If you went in the summer time you could take a swim in the swimming pool, but we were enjoying the day before Thanksgiving and loved the fire places carved in marble, an elegant old world atmosphere. We also met some really nice people at breakfast. Most of the people we met at breakfast had been there before and were returnees, always a good sign! I feel very certain that we will be back to stay.
5 on November 27, 2013
Camellia Inn was a gem right in the heart of Healdsburg. Just far enough outside the main Village area, but close enough to walk to shops and restaurants. Great people, nice amenities - especially the wine, cheese and cookies in the evening. Accommodates dietary restrictions in the menu as well. Highly recommended!
4.2 on November 27, 2013
This inn is a good choice for a visit to Healdsburg. A few blocks off the main square, you can easily walk to anywhere in downtown. The rooms are well appointed and clean, the innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, and breakfast was flavorful and fresh (which isn't easy for a buffet service, when we ate towards the end of the seating). I would stay here gain.
5 on November 14, 2013
Friendly owners, comfy beds (and sheets), clean. We had to leave in the early am so we missed breakfast which I'm sure would have been delicious. We will definitely by back.
4.4 on November 07, 2013
Wine and cheese socials in the evening were great! It is very professionally run
4.8 on November 06, 2013
Friendly B and B within walking distance to downtown Healdsberg. Easy, friendly, comfortable, Great value. Would definitely stay again
5 on November 01, 2013
The room was very nicely furnished, the bed and bedding delightfully comfortable with a very nice bathroom. Only issue was modest water pressure in shower, but not too bad. The breakfast was buffet style and quite tasty and plentiful, with group seating that enabled us to talk with other guests. Definitely worth going back to.
4.6 on October 31, 2013
The inn keepers at the Camellia Inn in Healdsburg are just great. The breakfasts are a fine way to start the day and the wine tastings by the pool are an excellent way to meet other guests and chill before dinner at one of the many great restaurants that are a block or two from your front door. A combination of old world charm and tech country convenience. We would stay there again!!!!!
2.8 on October 31, 2013
This was our first stay in a B&B. The theme of the house is Victorian, which we understand means"old". But we don't think means old and tired. The carpet was very worn and dirty. The light fixture above our bed was pretty but full of dead bugs and dirt. Breakfast was good. But dirty dishes were left on the table too long after people left.
5 on October 30, 2013
We would stay here again. Every part of our stay was wonderful, From our warm greeting to our last breakfast, we really felt like we were welcome, felt like the owner cared about us and that we felt so comfortable there. Our next wine tour will require that we stay at the Camellia Inn!
4.8 on October 26, 2013
I stayed here one night and it was a wonderful experience. The rooms are clean. The house is completely charming and the owners were very helpful and nice. The community breakfast and wine tasting the night before were a lot of fun. I would definitely go back.
5 on October 25, 2013
This was truly one of the best B&B experiences that I have had. Lucy was a wonderful hostess and the guests were a delight to visit with. The inn is situated close to the plaza which makes for an easy walk. I would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on October 24, 2013
The service was perfect. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable or the area. She was always cheerful and happy to make reservations for her guests at any restaurants or wineries. A beautiful, full breakfast was provided for all guests every morning. I would definitely stay there, again, and recommend the Camelia Inn to my fried Nds.
4.6 on October 22, 2013
Great Room and very nice stay. Charming.
5 on October 17, 2013
Our party of four's Healdsburg weekend was made even more memorable because we had a two bedroom cottage 10 minutes from town. The cottage was really well equipped, very quiet, and enabled us to enjoy breakfast at the house, soak in the hot tub and enjoy Sunday football. We love all of the Camilla properties!
5 on October 13, 2013
We have been staying here for many years and are always pleased with the location, cleanliness, quiet atmosphere, charming rooms and excellent breakfast. Lucy, the inn keeper is always welcoming and helpful. There is a lot of attention to comfort and great tips to local wineries and restaurants. It is a wonderful place to stay.
3.0 on October 10, 2013
This is an alternative we accepted because the Inn was full. It is a well equipped comfortable house a bit out of the main portion of town. It is a serious bike ride if that is your means of transportation. It worked well for us (my wife, son and his wife and I) but it does not give ready access to the quaint town of Healdsburg. Lucy was kind to let us check out late since we were on a bike ride into the afternoon we planned to depart. Overall it was a good experience.
5 on October 07, 2013
This was the perfect place to stay! Walking distance to all of the wonderful restaurants, shops and a few tasting rooms! The family style breakfasts were Amazing!! Couldn't have asked for a better hostess than Lucy!
4.2 on September 30, 2013
Room (queen) was comfortable, daily wine reception was fun, and breakfasts were pretty good.
5 on September 29, 2013
Friendly hostess. Close to town. Charming.
4.8 on September 26, 2013
4.6 on September 25, 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay - the room was lovely - the host is very gracious, helpful and friendly! We like the location - very close to town and an easy walk. We definitely will recommend it to friends and return ourselves for another stay.
5 on September 24, 2013
There were 6 of us and this was the perfect place for all of us to stay together. Unfortunately, breakfast wasn't included, but the apartment is right beside a fabulous bakery that had wonderful breakfast and free refills on coffee. It felt so homey and was within walking distance to downtown and the restaurants. Lucy sent us a list of restaurants, and we went with Bravas Tapas which was amazing. She also offered to set up reservations and anything else we needed. Archie gave us a map and wine tasting coupons and pointed out a few wineries to us. They were so helpful. I would definitely stay with them again!
5 on September 13, 2013
My husband and I arrived at the Camellia Inn at 6 p.m. after a very long trip. We were tired and hungry. After Archie, the very friendly owner, showed us our room (beautiful!), he promptly directed us to the pool area, where several guests were enjoying complimentary wine, cheese and fruit. Pure heaven! The conversation was lively and the wine was just what the doctor ordered. Breakfast the next day was too delicious to be true - both filling and healthy.
3.4 on September 11, 2013
Good value for room price (150 a night) but minimal offerings at breakfast (cereal, granola, fruit in small amounts, and one very small hot dish) although the coffee was great. Clean, good room but a little awkward given the shower and toilet was in one corner closet and sink was in main room. Not the most romantic of layouts.
4.8 on September 09, 2013
4.0 on August 29, 2013
Friendly hosts and a cozy delight. Highlights include a central location and an easy walk to the Healdsburg Plaza.
3.8 on August 24, 2013
Great location. Easy walk to the town square. Room was large with lots of seating. Lucy and Archie were very welcoming and helpful with directions to wine tasting destinations. Will definitely go back.
4.6 on August 15, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Camellia Inn. It is walking distance to Healdsburg Square and many of the local attractions, which was the main goal for us. Service from Lucy and the staff was fantastic -- she knows the area well and is full of great advice.
5 on August 11, 2013
Everything went smoothly, and was delivered as communicated. Great value, location, and staff. Wouldn't look anywhere else.
4.6 on August 07, 2013
This was a Birthday celebration stay. The B&B is somewhere I will go back to - loved our stay!!!
5 on August 06, 2013
We often stop in Healdsburg when we visit the wine country (we live in LA), and love it. This trip we decided to stay in town and a friend recommended Camillia Inn. We will never stay anywhere else. Lucy (owner) was so helpful and friendly. The rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortable...you can walk to any restaurant. The breakfast served was amazing! There is also wine and cheese in the early evening. Lots of little touches (chocolate kisses and water bottles in the rooms, homemade cookies in the afternoon) show how much the owners care about their guests. Fellow guests were friendly and interesting, and willing to share tips over breakfast and wine. As I said, PERFECT!
4.4 on July 29, 2013
The ultimate B&B. the hosts were perfect, location ideal, the food delicious + many little thoughtful details throughout our stay
5 on July 21, 2013
Everything was perfect and the hosts are wonderful people. Rhe rooms are cosy and nice. And the breakfast was absolutely delicious. A great stay.
3.6 on July 19, 2013
Camellia Inn is a wonderful little B&B close to everything in Healdsburg. The room was great and the pool an added bonus on a hot July day. Lucy was very helpful in making dinner recommendations and following through with a reservation for us. I would stay again next time I visit the area.
4.2 on July 18, 2013
Camilla Inn is a charming B&B in Healdsburg, which is the nicest town in Sonoma County. You can park your car at the Inn and walk to a fabulous dinner, wine tasting, town concert or many shops and antique stores. Lucy the owner is wonderful at making you feel at home and has many ideas for your visit. Breakfast is wonderful and the daily wine and cheese at 5:30 by the pool becomes a much enjoyed social event. We loved it!
4.8 on July 12, 2013
We loved our stay at the Camellia Inn! Lucy was so welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back!
4.6 on July 11, 2013
Lovely dining area and the food and food selection for breakfast was excellent.
2.8 on July 01, 2013
Prior stay in the Inn was wonderful. The offsite apartment didn't receive any servicing during our three nite stay. Still it is a large apartment with kitchen that allowed our family to room together. Value wise it is very good but could do with a facelift and cleaner carpets.
5 on June 27, 2013
This Inn is a beautiful old Victorian home located within walking distance of Healdsburg Plaza and most of the excellent restaurants in the town. The Inn provides off-street parking and has a god size pool for warm days. The breakfasts provided by owner Lucy are very good, and the wines served with cheese in the afternoon are consistent with the reputation of the three wine producing alleys that meet in Healdsburg. This Inn provides good value for the money.
5 on June 26, 2013
This was our second stay at the Camellia Inn. We love the location, just a couple of blocks from Healdsburg's beautiful main plaza with loads of lovely shops and restaurants. The Inn is beautiful, the rooms are charrming, and Lucy is always ready with the perfect suggestions for exploring northern Sonoma. Everything about our stay was perfect.
3.8 on June 24, 2013
lovely inn, innkeeper Lucy was very friendly and helpful, as was Archie! Great place, rooms were comfortable and quiet! Breakfasts were quite yummy and do note, it's a serve yourself - would definitely stay again when time and budget allow!
4.0 on June 24, 2013
Wonderful place. Very close to the center of town. Owner is very nice. I would stay there again.
3.8 on June 20, 2013
We had a week of endless driving and were looking forward to a restful weekend and were not disappointed. Very quiet and clean which is just what we needed. Looking forward to the next little trip to replenish our tanks.
5 on June 17, 2013
This is our 2nd time to stay at the Camelia Inn. Lucy and Archie treat their guests excellent - they are friendly, great at suggesting restaurants & vineyards, offer free wine and cheese tastings each evening poolside, yet allow the guests complete privacy. The inn is in the perfect location. Their Victorian home is beautiful, and furnished with antiques that are truly comfortable. We highly recommend this incredible property - for the ammeneties, location and value it cannot be beat!
4.2 on June 16, 2013
We just returnedd from an amazing 4 day stay in Wine country. Our trip was stellar due in a large part to The Camellia Inn! Lucy and Archie, the proprietors, are personable and knowledgeable. The food was tasty and our stay in the royalty room was deluxe. We were happy about not Spending all our money on our stay. It made buying the wine easier to swallow!
5 on June 13, 2013
Really enjoyed our time. Great room and location for a good price.
4.6 on June 02, 2013
A beautiful place to stay and it is walking distance from Healdsburg's adorable town square.
5 on June 02, 2013
We absolutely loved everything about our stay at the Camellia Inn. We were visiting for our honeymoon and wanted a comfortable bed and breakfast in a picturesque walk-able town that wasn't as commercially touristy as Napa Valley (so we've heard). We stayed for four nights, and Lucy, our innkeeper, was genuinely warm and welcoming. She clearly takes pride in caring for her guests and her gorgeous historic property, and gave us great recommendations on wine tours and where to dine. The breakfasts were AMAZING and there was always plenty of it. She even created a different smoothie every morning! One of the other guests was vegan and Lucy made sure she had something else homemade specifically to fit her food preferences. Between the breakfasts and the wine and cheese hour we learned that several of the guests have been coming to the Camellia Inn for years. The property was clean and beautiful, the service was excellent, and the rates were beyond reasonable. We can't wait to go back for our one year anniversary!! Matt and Katherine H. May 21-25, 2013
4.8 on June 01, 2013
You probably don't want to stay in the room across the street from the main building, otherwise a wonderful experience. Archie is the perfect host and location is excellent
5 on May 30, 2013
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay in the budget room at Camellia Inn! For the location and all the Inn has to offer, the price really cannot be beat. The room was small with a double bed and private bath across the hall, but it was just enough for the two of us. We were hardly there anyway as we were out exploring wineries and the town most of the time, so it worked out perfectly. We were able to spend two nights in Healdsburg instead of just one because of the great price for the budget room. The Inn is beautiful, clean, peaceful, and just a couple blocks from town. The complimentary breakfast was delicious, and there was always fruit or chocolates around to grab for a snack, as well as the afternoon wine and cheese reception. I called about a week ahead to notify the Inn about my gluten intolerance and they were easily able to accommodate my dietary needs. I also received a postcard from the Inn about two weeks before our stay, which was a really thoughtful touch. We were the youngest guests, being in our mid-20s, but everyone was so friendly, welcoming, and professional during our stay. We didn't have the opportunity to meet the owner, Lucy, as I think she might have been out of town, but Archie was always around and had impeccable recommendations for the best area wineries, restaurants, and bars. He never steered us wrong! We really enjoyed meeting him. Thanks to Archie, Lucy, and the rest of the staff for their hospitality and for making sure we had a wonderful experience!
4.2 on May 21, 2013
Xmas present from my girlfriend. Combination bike and wine tours. The staff were excellent. Great location
5 on May 16, 2013
This inn has everything you could want - beautiful rooms, antique furniture, toiletries, stuff you forgot (like tooth brushes), bathrobes, pool, wine and cheese in the afternoon, 24-hour coffee and cookies, a great breakfast, helpful hosts, and probably other things I've forgotten. I've never stayed anyplace that gave the guests so many extras. And it's only 2 blocks from the plaza.
4.4 on May 02, 2013
Highly reccommend this upscale B&B. Great hosts, great ambiance, PERFECTLY situated.
5 on May 01, 2013
Inn keeper was known at every winery we stopped by and you can see why. Inn is right off the town square, very comfortable and they even gave us a free room upgrade. Breakfast was top notch. Ipad in every room for a nice modern touch.
4.6 on April 22, 2013
Lovely stay in Healdsburg. Rooms a little older but friendliness and service are beyond compare!
5 on April 15, 2013
We were met by Archie who made us feel welcome. Our room was clean, neat, and comfortable. The breakfast was great and there were several choices. The fresh fruit was really good. The coffee was some of the best I have had at a B&B.
4.6 on April 11, 2013
The Camellia Inn is a lovely Victorian mansion set in downtown Healdsburg. It's a short walk to day spas and bakeries. There are many fine dining establishments. We stayed in the Tower East king deluxe room, which is spacious and comfortable. There's a sitting area in the room, with a jacuzzi in the shower room. Highly recommend the Outrageous French Toast served at Saturday morning breakfast. Also a plus is that cranberry juice is offered. Just a relaxing visit. Prepare to shift down.
4.6 on April 02, 2013
We have been guests at this in for many years, can't remember when we first stayed. Have always felt we were special and made to feel comfortable. It is like going home after so many visits.
4.2 on April 01, 2013
The Camellia Inn is a cute, quaint B&B within walking distance of Healdsburg square. We enjoyed our stay here. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. I would stay here again.
4.8 on March 04, 2013
Everything about our stay was just fantastic. The room was beautiful, and the iPad winery guide was really helpful. Our hosts were gracious and very accommodating of dietary needs for breakfast. Highly recommended.
5 on March 02, 2013
We had a memorable experience at the Camellia Inn. Every aspect of our stay, the room, the inn, Lucy , the innkeeper was outstanding. I am not sure if Healdsburg knows what a jewel it has.
4.8 on February 27, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Camellia Inn. Breakfasts were wonderful - plentiful options, and tasty choices with quality bread from the local bakery. The lovely sitting room was pleasant with warm sunbeams. We enjoyed reading both the local paper and the New York Times both mornings. We stayed in the budget room and although it was smaller than the other rooms and had a double bed rather than a king or queen, it was just the right size for us! The location was ideal and we barely drove all weekend. It was so nice to be able to walk into town rather than drive. Lucy was away while we were there, but Archie was good company and we appreciated visiting with him and the rest of the staff and guests. Highly recommended and we hope to stay there again someday!
4.0 on February 23, 2013
Lucy was a perfect host, and the place and people were amazing. Thanks.
4.6 on February 13, 2013
This was our second stay in 6 years to Lucy and Archie’s exquisitely decorated Victorian home surrounded by lovely blooming camellias. Loved: the complimentary iPad and internet access provided in the room; full hot breakfasts during the 2 mornings (locally grown fresh fruits, yogurt, granola, cereals, fresh baked bread, hot croissants, Mexican breakfast casserole, fruit smoothies, juices); wine & cheese hour to meet other houseguests and talk about places of interest. Lucy gave great advice on eating at the local Healdsburg restaurants, all within a 2-block walk from the inn. Used the Sonoma wine pass and Lucy’s excellent advice to visit wineries in the Dry Creek area. With so many wineries & so little time, we made stops at those highly recommended by her and other local winegrowers. Only downside was the heater blower in the room’s old fashioned under the floorboards heater kicked on every 20 minutes to keep the room at a comfortable 72 degrees on the chilly nights.
4.2 on January 15, 2013
My husband and I and another couple spent 2 wonderful nights at the Inn. Our hostess was the best! Great food and the other guests were pleasant company. Perfect location-we walked everywhere. Would I go back?....Definately!
4.4 on January 03, 2013
We had a wonderful stay in Sonoma valley, with winetasting and a pleasent stay in Healdsburg.
3.6 on December 31, 2012
We love this 2 bedroom apartment for our family of 4, 2 adults two 20something girls. This is our second stay. It is a great location, quiet for sleeping, walk to shops, restaurants, strolling. Huge kitchen and living room. My only complaint is the bedding. Wish it was a little fresher smelling. Beds a little uncomfortable, but fine our 2 night stay.
3.6 on December 31, 2012
Magnificent Tree and Xmas decorations around the house. Lucy was great at making suggestions and reservations for wine tasting and dinners. Beds have thesoftest sheets I've ever experienced.
5 on December 20, 2012
Returning guest and will return again. We enjoy the area and to have a comfortable place to stay just adds to the fun and enjoyment. The staff and owner are great!
4.8 on December 06, 2012
Loved the fireplace room. For the price, this is infinitely better than the boutique hotels in Healdsburg.
5 on November 29, 2012
Very enjoyable experience at the Camellia Inn
4.0 on November 11, 2012
We had a great stay at Camellia Inn. Charming house, very well kept, good bed, great advice on wining and dining, pleasant breakfasts. The little things are done well - great sheets, high quality toilet paper and tissues, an iPad in each room. Perfect location. From someone who goes to many B&Bs, this one is in the top 10%.
4.8 on November 11, 2012
Lovely rooms, and delicious gourmet breakfasts. Very friendly and attentive staff.
4.8 on November 11, 2012
Had a lovely time! Walking distance (two blocks) to Healdsburg town center which is perfect for indulging in the wine tasting rooms and dining. Lucy is a lovely hostess and the pinot and pizza package was a winner!
5 on November 07, 2012
Everything from the hosts Lucy & Archie to the rooms, delicious breakfasts, wine & cheese hour and atmosphere shared with many friendly people we met who have been there multiple times. Now I know why. Thanks for a great B & B experience. Hope to get back......soon! Mike Orchard Park, NY
5 on November 05, 2012
Lucy is an excellent host. Could not recommend this place more highly.
4.6 on October 30, 2012
Can't beat the location with regards to being able to walk about town. We had the smallest room with the separate bath - not a problem. Terrific bed and bath linens. Very quiet at night even though facing street and close to main square. Excellent service by owners and staff - always available but never "in your face". Very good breakfast included traditional breakfast buffet items plus freshly made smoothies, hot entree, freshly baked coffee cakes or rolls, very good breads. Always fresh whole fruit as well as fruit cup. Owner very helpful with maps, suggestions, passes to wineries, offers to make dinner reservations. Easy off-street parking. High consideration for bicyclists. The best - the nightly gathering with other guests for wine and snacks by the pool (weather permitting, inside if weather not so nice). A super opportunity to meet and share with others - our group was a true mixed bag coming from Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, Sweden, Maine.
5 on October 26, 2012
My wife and I and another couple stayed at the Camellia Inn for four wonderful nights. Lucy and her breakfasts were great, she was full of helpful suggestions about Healdsburg and the wine region, and the rooms were very private and nicely appointed. This was our second stay at the camellia Inn, and I am sure we will be back!
4.4 on October 24, 2012
Great location and value. Super comfortable beds.
5 on October 21, 2012
We enjoyed our visit in 2000 so much that we returned in 2012. Same great place. Wonderful opportunity to meet other guests while enjoying refreshments at 5:30 pm. Great breakfasts ! The wine pass for free wine tastings in the region was very much appreciated. We hope to stay at the Camellia Inn again sometime. Jeff and Sharon Bryant La Crosse, WI
5 on October 04, 2012
Lucy, Archie and Staff took wonderful care of us and the other patrons. Beautiful room and really great breakfast. I would recommend their establishment to everyone.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
A very nice place, just 2 blocks from the main street and many restuarants. The host made reservations for us at Zin where we had an excellent dinner and wine. They have a wine and munchie hour at 5:30 which was by the pool as it was warm. Breakfast was great with hot food and great coffee.
4.0 on September 26, 2012
We were very pleased with the spaciousness of the downtown apartment. A second bath would have been nice, but the full kitchen was a real bonus. We did not have any meals provided, but the location was great for all the restaurants in Healdsburg, as well as wine tasting. Hosts were easily accessible and information for the stay was readily available. Great place to stay.
4.6 on September 12, 2012
Perfect place as a base for exploration of the Upper Sonoma Wineries.
4.8 on September 06, 2012
Three of us stayed in the downtown apartment owned by the Camellia Inn for a girls weekend. It was a little dated but still very comfortable with more than enough space and a fantastic location close to all the restaurants, shops and farmer's market in Headlesburg.
4.6 on September 03, 2012
This was our third stay at Camellia Inn, outstanding as always. Lucy, the owner, is warm, welcoming and extemely helpful with reservations, etc. There are always "goodies" out, and the food is wonderful. It is overall exactly what we enjoy and hope for when we stay at a B&B.
4.2 on September 02, 2012
For our Honeymoon we made our first trip to the wine country of California and found the gem that is the Camellia Inn. Lucy, Archie, and the others at the Camellia Inn were fantastic hosts. We stayed three nights and enjoyed every minute of it. They were always prepared with suggestions of activities to do, wineries to see, and restaurants in which to dine, and their recommendations hit true to the mark every time. We had a fantastic experience and have already been recommending a stay here to our friends and family.
3.8 on August 27, 2012
This is a great B&B. Owner's were very pleasant and the prepared food was excellent. We had the small room with a bathroom across the hall. The value was great. The only negative was the quality of the mattress.
First thanks for staying with us and second thanks so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback for us. We pride ourselves on good mattresses and linens - so it sounds like we're ready for a new one in the Demitasse room. The small room is great value but only if you can sleep well! Thanks again and come see us again, we loved having you with us.
5 on August 27, 2012
Beautiful room! Well-appointed and luxurious . . . even the shower! I felt welcome from the very beginning. Archie and Lucy are gracious hosts. Breakfast was a feast each morning, and the table was set beautifully. Lucy is on hand at breakfast, remember what we did the day before, and asking about our plans for the coming day. I needed a jeweler during my stay to repair a necklace, and she had the perfect recommendation. She knows the area well, and she is well-known and deeply respected by those around. I feel like I've made a new friend. I could not have been more pleased with my stay, and have already recommended it to several of my friends. The Camellia Inn sets the bar high!
3.4 on August 22, 2012
We had a very nice time at this B&B. I would recommend to anyone: the location is perfect and the service is outstanding
5 on July 31, 2012
Great B&B right near everything! Would defenitely stay again!
5 on July 27, 2012
We absolutely loved staying here! Lucy was so helpful and the inn was beautiful! We stayed in the Budget room with the detatched private bath and it was so clean and comfortable. The inn was quiet even with road construction right outside our window. There was a 5pm complementary wine and snack hour by the pool everyday and we got to meet several guests and chit chat about each others adventures. The breakfasts were delightful and one dish was made from veggies right from Lucy's dad's garden! I really can't say enough great things about the inn and Lucy. We would definately stay here again.
4.4 on July 24, 2012
From the moment we arrived, we were provided with great service. After our warm welcome and personal tour, we were able to quickly drive to may area wineries. In addition, upon our return to the B&B we found a wine and cheese hour by the pool awaited! This place is perfect for a quiet wine country weekend and is walking distance to all the downtown Healdsburg shops, cafes, and restaurants.
4.6 on July 23, 2012
We stayed one night in a Queen Room at the Camellia Inn. Our stay was very pleasant. We found the service to be outstanding and the rooms to be comfortable, clean and classic. The Inn is located just off the main square in easy walking distance from the restaurants, tasting rooms, and attractions. We look forward to our next stay at the Camellia Inn.
4.8 on July 21, 2012
Camellia Inn was wonderful. Breakfasts were great. Location was ideal - within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and tasting rooms. Will definitely stay here again!
5 on July 19, 2012
We had the pleasure of staying at the Camellia Inn when we were in Healdsburg for a wedding weekend. The innkeeper, Lucy, was warm and welcoming. Our room (Tiffany) was really comfortable and a great place to come home to at the end of a fun day. Comfy robes were provided and we loved the bathroom amenities. Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to eat breakfast at the Inn, but I gave it a top rating because I was forced to select a rating. Pool was nice and relaxing. All in all a great experience. We will definitely stay here again if another Healdsburg weekend is in the works.
4.2 on July 18, 2012
Delightful B&B within walking distance of downtown Healdsburg. Lovely hostess/owner. Extremely comfy bed and exceptional linens, etc. The wine by the pool was a nice touch. Breakfast is at a large oval table. I am not one for chit chat in the morning so this was my only issue with this B&B. So it was great coffee in a quiet corner for me. Otherwise, a fantastic place that I would highly recommend.
Thanks so much for your feedback. Guests are always welcome to take a tray back to their rooms with breakfast - I just have to remember to tell everyone that! We want to have options to fit our guest's needs. Hope to have you with us again.
5 on July 08, 2012
Everything was perfect! The food, the room, wine time by the pool, and the advice were wonderful.
4.0 on July 06, 2012
We enjoyed the accomadations and it was a great spot for enjoying the town. I wish we were able to stay longer but will definitely be back!
4.6 on July 05, 2012
we were able to secure the "demitasse" room and found it very fine and as advertised. the inn is charming and so convenient to downtown healdsberg square. lucy was attentive and made everything so nice. the breakfasts were delicious! thank you for a wonderful stay.
3.4 on July 02, 2012
Excellent service, great location, daily wine/cheese/cookies.
5 on June 27, 2012
Wonderful area, great restaurants within walking distance and Lucy provided delicious breakfast.
4.4 on June 23, 2012
Very friendly staff. Peaceful surroundings. Old classic building shows its age, but gives the place character. Breakfast and wine cocktails make it easy to meet other visitors and get advice on where to spend your time during the day. Overall a very welcoming experience.
5 on June 14, 2012
We have settled on the Camellia Inn as our home away from home on our trips to Wine Country. Lucy and her husband are wonderful hosts and the other guests are always interesting and fine company.
4.8 on June 13, 2012
Our second stay at the Camellia Inn was excellent. They have beautiful rooms and they prepare an excellent breakfast. The proprietor provides helpful tips and coupons for wine tastings and other excursions. We also enjoyed some time poolside!
3.0 on June 04, 2012
Great little place, functional, peaceful, great size for a couple; we loved the tub.
4.0 on June 02, 2012
Lucy, the owner, was very knowledgable of the area and had wonderful suggestions for restaurants, wineries, and running routes. The rooms were great and affordable! Thank you for a fantastic stay.
3.8 on June 02, 2012
This charming place is walking distance to restaurants and cafes in Healdsburg. After a day of sight-seeing wine tasting it's a great place to retreat for a dip in the pool before walking to dinner in town. We stayed in The Roost, a room in a house across the street from the inn. It was great, especially for folks who'd like to keep a little distance from the conviviality of a B&B.
3.6 on May 22, 2012
The Inn is located within walking distance to the town centre. The hosts were gracious and assisted us in making reservations, guiding us where to go and providing tourist information. The nightly wine and cheese was a great way to taste a few more regional wines and to meet some of the other guests.
4.6 on May 20, 2012
An excellent B&B in Healdsburg. Convenient walk to downtown. This B&B has been in the family for over 30 years. Rooms were perfect and food delicious. I'd highly recommend to others.
Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We are so happy to be celebrating our 30 year anniversary this year. Guests like you make it such a delight to be in this business. Enjoy your summer!
4.6 on May 04, 2012
I had booked the budget room, as I was traveling alone. Upon my arrival I was upgraded to the Luxury Suite. It was charming. The lovely wine tasting and cheese was nice each afternoon/ evening and the people were helpful. I will definitely return.
4.4 on May 02, 2012
Our stay at the Camellia Inn was fabulous. Lucy made us feel right at home from the minute we arrived. Breakfast every morning was terrific with fresh fruit, fresh bread and smoothie shots. We left for our day of biking with homemade energy bars and returned to fresh cookies. After we washed up, there was wine and cheese. For dinner, we followed Archie's recommendations each night and we were never disappointed. Then, time for bed in an amazingly comfortable bed with super soft sheets.
4.0 on April 30, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay in the Climbing Rose Studio which is part of the Camellia Inn. The room was large and airy with a wonderful "soaker" tub.At the back of the studio was a charming garden which was very private. The studio is situated near the best restaurants in Geyserville. We loved walking up the road a bit to the "Locals" Tasting centre where we had tasted great local red and white wine from the area
4.6 on April 27, 2012
After exploring Napa several times, we ventured over to the Sonoma side. The inn provided the most convenient place for visiting any number of wineries including several in town. Our host were outgoing and helpful, offering advice and a willingness to make reservations. The rooms were lovely. The evening wine and cheese gave us a chance to meet some of the other guests. Breakfast was top notch. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks!
4.2 on April 26, 2012
Camellia Inn is one block of the main square in Healdsburg. A great location. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. The Inn is quaint, the rooms are well maintained and decorated appropriately. The breakfast each morning home made, and the owners are available to give advice on which wineries to visit, etc. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, and definitely would stay there again.
4.6 on April 15, 2012
We were fortunate enough to get the downtown apartment that is part of the Camellia Inn. It was above the most delicious French Bakery, where we could just go downstairs, pick up some breakfast goodies and enjoy them in the comfort of our apartment with morning coffee. We could walk all over central Healdsburg and shop in all the stores that were right there. We had dinner down the street at Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar... it was so good, we ate there 2 nights in a row. I would recommend this Inn highly. Lucy is very sweet and accomodating. Great if you have a group of girls for a weekend stay... could sleep 8 easily.
5 on April 06, 2012
We were more than pleased with our rooms - the breakfast was very good. Lucy met our every need.
4.8 on March 12, 2012
We stayed in the Demitasse rom which had a detached private bathroom across the hall. The tub, which dates from the 20s, iwas extra long and I enjoed taking a long, soaking bath. The room was fine and comfortable. After a long hard day of wine tasting, it was nice to come back to the Inn and have some cheese and more (!) wine set out. There were wines from wineries we hadn't visited. In the morning, the large dining table was the place for a communal breakfast (yummy) where we had a chance to trade tips with our new friends. I would recommend this place highly and already made areservation to return next year. Tamar and Scott--Chicago, Illinois
5 on March 10, 2012
The room was very clean and nice. The staff were very helpful. The food was also very good. I would go back there anytime.
4.6 on February 27, 2012
We are wine country novices and so could not believe our good fortune to end up in the charming town of Healdsburg at this wonderful B and B. It is no small feat for Lucy to maintain this beautiful Victorian home in such a pristine state. Our room was so comfortable, with its fireplace and four posted bed, and we spent more time in the room than we usually do, just to take advantage. Breakfast was not your ordinary fare, and was delicious and plentiful. We met the most lovely couples, from newlyweds in their 20's to European and S. American visitors. The wine and cheese get-togethers in the afternoon provide a wonderful opportunity to share winery recommendations and make new friends. We will definitely return.
3.8 on February 24, 2012
Nice guests, beautifull setting Easy walk to town square Very accomodating owners would recommend to anyone for a relaxing atmosphere & great food too
3.0 on February 23, 2012
This place is a little pricey for what it is, but it is in Wine Country. Location good and everything else met expectations.
4.2 on February 23, 2012
We really enjoyed our visit! The food was great and Lucy was very helpful. We would return and recommend this as a very nice Healdsburg getaway.
5 on February 20, 2012
I did have an outstanding experience. The room was comfortable and clean. A perfect explanation was given about how to achieve the perfect room temperature for me. My hosts were friendly and informative. The location was perfect for a stroll to and through town. The yard was beautiful with all its flowers. And breakfast was very yummy! I cannot wait to go back!
4.0 on February 01, 2012
Convient location, quiet room, nice gardens, good cookies & tea - cheese & wine, friendly staff & fellow customers.
5 on January 18, 2012
The rooms were very pleasant. The breakfast was out of this world and the afternoon wine hospitality hour was generous. Perfect location near downtown and restaurants with off street parking. It doesn’t get any better than a stay at the Camellia Inn.
4.4 on January 13, 2012
We had a lovely 4 night stay at this cozy B&B, close to the center of town. We loved that we could walk to all of the shops and restaurants. The rooms were larger than we expected and the bed sheets are amazing. Breakfasts are delicious and we love the wine and cheese hour and the cookies every day. We would definitely come back again!
4.2 on December 14, 2011
Very relaxing B&B close to town. We love the Downtown Bakery but Lucy makes it impossible to go there as her breakfasts are outstanding. A great spot we always go back to the
2.8 on December 07, 2011
We have stayed here before and enjoyed it.This time around was a little less interesting. The breakfast was a little underwhelming. We opted to skip breakfast Sunday morning and went somewhere in town. The staff is friendly but did not get the service or attention we got last time we were here. It is a charming old Victorian house that needs a bit of work. I would stay here again.
Thanks so much for your helpful feedback. Looks like I need to do a lot more staff training! I was on vacation during your visit this time and I apologize that your experience was not better than your last visit. I have reviewed everything with my relief innkeeper and be assured that the quality of our breakfast and guest service is our highest priority. With an old house we're constantly trying to keep up with maintenance so any specifics would be helpful as well. Please let me know when you visit again and thanks for saying that you would do so. Every guest is important but our returning guests are very special to us. Again thanks for your comments! We really appreciate knowing how we can improve.
4.6 on December 06, 2011
I loved staying at the Camellia Inn and walking to dinner. Very hospitable and lovely rooms.
4.8 on October 25, 2011
Camellia Inn is well run, warm, friendly and convenient. We enjoyed our stay there and would certainly return. We loved it and recommend it.
4.4 on October 20, 2011
I recently stayed here in their "budget room" and had a fabulous stay. The decor was inviting and the service was excellent. The location is prime and overall I would stay here again when I am in the area next time!!
4.6 on October 20, 2011
I enjoyed my stay at the Climbing Rose Studio. The location was great - within walking distance to several good restaurants, a corner market and of course wine tasting storefronts. It was clean, private and had all the key amenities.
4.0 on October 14, 2011
The building and rooms are well appointed and the breakfast each morning is great. The breakfast is serve yourself with lots of choices. It is an easy walk to many nearby restaurants and the inn keeper, Lucy is wonderful and knowledgeable about local restaurants and wine venues.
3.8 on October 12, 2011
A delightful Victorian Inn with all the comforts of home. Walking distance to downtown Healdsburg was a real plus! The Inn keepers took great care of us!
5 on September 27, 2011
We stayed two nights in a lovely king room. It was perfect. The ambiance, the help from Lucy, the food, the room - everything was lovely and comfortable. We could not have asked for more. My husband and I will definitely return.
3.4 on September 26, 2011
Wonderful location close to downtown. Lucy is a lovely lady and very helpful with making recommendations and reservations. Quite expensive but most places are in Healdsburg.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Healdsburg is a very pricey destination. Our rates are the least expensive for rooms within walking distance of the town plaza. With breakfast, afternoon snacks, wine and cheese reception - we try to remain moderate for the area. We really appreciate the feedback.
4.0 on September 25, 2011
Lovely B&B, comfortable, you can park once and walk the rest of the weekend as town is steps away. Great breakfast and wines in the evening, very friendly owners. Definitely will return.
3.4 on September 13, 2011
We had a fantastic time at the Camillia Inn and have wonderful memories of our two days spend there with the beautiful breakfasts that we took poolside and the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies wafting through the house before tea time. The amenities were more than ample, the room and bathroom very clean and the owners were so kind and accommodating. We will recommend this sweet little B&B to anyone who passes through Healdsburg, as it is also located so centrally, just a 3 minute walk into town and in a beautiful neighborhood that is perfect for scenic morning jogs.
4.6 on September 11, 2011
Lucy, the innkeeper, besides doing all the things you want and expect from a top B&B, deftly does more. Somehow, she fosters great interactions among guests that wouldn't happen without her. Also, she is THE expert on the area and is an incredible resource for all things Healdsburg. We were there mostly for wine tasting and she gave us passes for free tastings. It's pretty much impossible to not love Healdsburg, but a stay art Camellia makes it even better.
4.8 on September 04, 2011
A beautiful location - very short walk to the Healdsburg square. The rooms are gorgeous, beds comfortable. Wine & cheese by the pool in the early evening. Lucy & her husband make you feel right at home. Breakfasts are hu-yuge and tasty!
4.6 on September 01, 2011
My husband and I were guests at the Camellia Inn about 20 years ago. Our return visit brought back fond memories. We love the setting, the staff, the breakfasts and the location. Close to shops and restaurants but quiet and serene. We will definitely stay here again and I hope it won't be 20 years before we return.
2.6 on August 23, 2011
I have to preface my comments but saying that this was the very first B&B my husband and I ever stayed in. With that said, the Camellia Inn was nice but just wasn't our taste. The room we booked was exactly as pictured and clean but had a window A/C unit (which is unsettling for us Texans) and was down the hall from the (private) bath. While we knew the bathroom was not en suite when we booked, it is a bit further than we expected (note: our room did have two robes for our use). Additionally, there is only one TV and we found that the furniture in the living areas was uncomfortable for lounging. Checking in was a bit confusing (there's no "front desk") and the other residents were much older than us (we are in our 30s). However, breakfast was good and is served from 8-10am and the property is close enough to Healdsburg to walk with no problems. Overall, the Camellia Inn is a nice place to stay (if you love B&Bs you will most likely love this one, too) however, we have discovered that we prefer a more traditional hotel while vacationing.
Thanks so much for your honest feedback. As you said, Bed & Breakfasts aren't for everyone. It's interesting about our demographic mix of clients. We usually have guests of all ages but every once in awhile we'll have a majority of older guests or a majority of younger! Your comments about confusion and comfort I'm taking to heart and to my husband. I'm going to see what we can do to improve on both levels. Sounds like we probably won't be seeing you again but please come back to the area as there is so much here to enjoy. Your thoughtful critique is much appreciated.
4.6 on August 23, 2011
We stayed at Camellia for our honeymoon. It was a beautiful inn with great service and food. We really enjoyed our stay in Healdsburg. What a beautiful town!
5 on August 21, 2011
After staying here for the second time, we were again very pleased and hated to leave. Bountiful breakfasts, wine and cheese by the pool, and most of all, a very gracious innkeeper made for a perfect stay. We will be back!
4.2 on August 18, 2011
We found our hostess efficient, pleasant, generous and knowledgeable. While we are from Sonoma County, just 30 miles down the highway, we learned much about the Healdsburg/Dry Creek/Alexander Valley area from her. We hope to soon find a reason to return.
5 on August 17, 2011
Stay at Camellia Inn was fantastic. Accommodation is luxurious and comfortable - Lucy has a very lovely home and really goes out of her way to ensure your the best stay possible. Location is excellent - very close to town and the great restaurants and bars but on a quiet street so not noisy. Definitely recommend and will stay again.
4.0 on August 17, 2011
Lucy was very helpful with planning our Sonoma winery tour. Very appreciative of the room upgrade.
3.4 on August 16, 2011
We stayed in the two bedroom apartment in downtown Healdsburg, and it was delightful! This accomodation does not include breakfast. But, it does include a full, well-equiped kitchen. We went to the Safeway (within walking distance) and bought food, then cooked breakfast in for ourselves each day, and packed a cooler of lunch food for picnics at nearby wineries. Great spot for families with older children (ours are in their mid-20s so could legally drink wine.) There is sleeping for 8-9 people (although comfortable for only 5-6, since there are only two bedrooms and one bathroom. The common living area is great for card-playing and movie-watching, as well as eating together. Fun to go out to dinner and shopping and wine tastings within walking distance. Nice French cafe immediately below.
3.0 on August 10, 2011
I stayed in the apartment on Healdsburg Avenue. So, I cannot rate the service or food at the Inn. The apartment was wonderful, in an ideal location. It was roomy and perfect for my family, including my two young sons.
4.8 on August 10, 2011
Hospitality, helpfulness, guidance and suggestions exceeded our expectations. Lucy and staff were extremely gracious. We would stay there again.
Thanks so much for your kind words. We've just had the most amazing guests these last few weeks! Harvest will be starting soon so we'll all be busy and excited for the next couple months. Please come back for another visit soon.
4.0 on August 03, 2011
I recommend enjoying some coffee (or wine) near the quiet fish pond at the front.
3.0 on August 01, 2011
We stayed for one evening and it was very pleasant. The bedding was wonderful! We would recommend it.
4.0 on July 31, 2011
We loved our time at the Camellia Inn. Lucy was incredibly kind and accommodating, the Inn itself was cozy and well furnished and the location was perfect. We would definitely go back!
3.6 on July 31, 2011
Stayed in budget room. A little on the small side for me and my SO but it was very comfortable and clean. The inn keepers were both extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend!
4.0 on July 29, 2011
Okay, so I'm the only girl in the country who wasn't thrilled with California wine tours -- but this trip changed my mind completely. It was my third (and very best!) trip to wine country. We loved Healdsburg and The Camellia Inn made the experience even better. The Inn itself is located 2 blocks from the charming town square which is filled with notable restaurants, shops and wineries. What sets it apart from the competition is the professional and dedicated work of the owners. We enjoyed our "history" lesson with Ray and Lucy's AMAZING cullinary treasures -- she brings new meaning to the word "breakfast!" Complete with a beautiful pool where wine is served at 5:30 sharp -- we couldn't have asked for anything more. Both Hubby & I agree "We'll be back!"
4.2 on July 27, 2011
A fabulous B&B run by a lovely family. We stayed for 3 nights over a holiday weekend and the Inn could not have been more friendly or welcoming. Well appointed, comfortable rooms, a delicious breakfast and afternoon wine all added to the experience. Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.
4.2 on July 27, 2011
Everything met or exceeded our expectations. Staff was friendly and helpful.
5 on July 23, 2011
Awesome visit. excellent service, Lucy and her husband were awesome, Breakfast every day was excellent. They offered great suggestions for dinner. We are still talking about it. As a matter of fact, it's Saturday night and we are reliving our trip. WE loved it. thank you for share that wonderful bed and breakfast.
4.6 on July 22, 2011
We stayed one night at Camelia Inn for a mini getaway. The place was lovely and charming. We had a great stay and enjoyed the breakfast. Lucy, the innkeeper was a delight to be around with.
4.6 on July 16, 2011
Healdsburg is our go-to destination when we want a respite near home and we've tried several B&Bs over the past 20 years. We've stayed at Camellia Inn twice, and absolutely love it. Lucy, the innkeeper, is the perfect hostess and always makes us feel comfortable. The food and coffee are delicious. The proximity to Healdsburg Square can't be beat. We look forward to our next stay!
4.4 on July 05, 2011
This was the perfect spot for our Russian River wine experience. Lucy is very modest about her inn and her cooking abilities; they both are actually outstanding. We loved the relaxed atmosphere for her breakfast buffets; folks had a great time sharing their experiences from the day before and Lucy helped all of us a great deal in planning our day and offering tips and vouchers for winery tastings. She really knows the area. Enjoyable wine and cheeses around the pool in the late afternoon/evening, too. Right in town, it was a joy to walk to dinner and take in the small-town atmosphere of Healdsburg. (We just wish we had been there on a Tues. night to take in the music in the park.) We booked the smaller room with the bathroom down the hall (for our use only, not shared). The room was absolutely perfect for two; a great way to save a some money. And the window air conditioner was a godsend on our stay; it was 95 degrees both days. We recommend Camellia Inn without hesitation. (and Lucy, thanks for all the Jelly Belly candies; I certainly had my share...)
4.4 on July 04, 2011
We spend three nights at Camellia Inn in Healdsburg. Lucy, the innkeeper, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful with winery passes, restaurant reservations, and a wealth of local contacts and information. The inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants. We will return!
5 on June 23, 2011
Lucy and husband were amazing hosts! Wine and cheese in the evening by the pool. The breakfast was wonderful. A truly wonderful experience. We will be back!
5 on June 23, 2011
I just stayed 6 nights at Camellia Inn. It is in a residential setting, only 1.5 blocks from restaurants, shops and the main downtown part of Healdsburg. The rooms and photos on the web site are very accurate. There is nice pool in the rear of the house with several tables and chairs. The best assets that Camilla Inn have is Lucy and Archie. They have been doing this a long time, and know the perfect balance of being there when you need them and letting you feel like it is your home away from home. Their advice on restaurants and everything else was accurate, and exactly what I was looking for. It was so wonderful to come back from a long day and have their wonderful wine and cheese set out for us. It was nice to sit out by the pool, have some wine and talk with the other guests. Camellia Inn is a great value. Naturally I will stay there on my next visit.
4.2 on June 22, 2011
The inn is within walking distance of the town square, but the immediate neighborhood is very quiet--which was great for a good night's rest. The house itself is delightful, especially if you're interested in historic architecture. And the breakfast did exceed expectations! It offers a little bit of everything and was very good. I would definitely go back for another stay.
4.6 on June 22, 2011
We stayed at one of the Inn's two-bedroom apartments right off the main square in Healdsburg (only a few blocks from the Inn). The location was fantastic--the apartment is accessed by an unassuming door right next to a French bakery, which meant it was only steps from all there is to do downtown. Once inside, it was completely private and felt like a true home-away-from-home, with all of the conveniences you could need (full kitchen, well-sized and appointed bedrooms, great living room area with board games, DVDs, etc.). We found the rates to be a great value and probably one of the best deals for downtown Healdsburg. We intend to go back again in the next few months!
4.6 on June 07, 2011
Outstanding host/owner Lucy makes everyone feel welcome. The rooms are first rate and the location means you can walk to everything you need to get to. And the biking in the area is the some of the best we have ever done. We rented bikes from Wine Country Bikes and they set us up with self guided tours that were the best.
Thanks for your comments. It is definitely biking time here in Wine Country. We have such great routes based from Healdsburg. We attempt to give the best service and amenities we can provide at a price that is reasonable for Healdsburg. Hope you'll come back again soon.
3.4 on May 25, 2011
My room was quite spacious. My sister, who paid more for her room, had a very small crowded room.
First of all, we loved having you and your family with us. Our rates are based on the amenities in the rooms, ie. whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, etc. Your sister was booked into our whirlpool tub queen room which was originally the home's kitchen in 1869! We actually upgraded you to a larger queen that we most recently had put a whirlpool tub in. We always try to upgrade a group's organizer if we can (hint to those of you that love to work on a trip's details). Healdsburg is an expensive destination (like most of the wine country) and we try to keep our rates moderate for the area. Thanks for the feedback - it always helps us to be on our toes!
4.2 on May 23, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Camellia Inn. We stayed in the "budget room", because as you can probably imagine, we were on a budget. It exceeded our needs in so many ways. The room was bright & sunny. On the small side & the bathroom is large but down a short hallway. To our surprise it honestly did not impact our stay in a negative away at all. The Inn itself is beautiful and very large-lots of sitting areas to spread out in if needed. There's a TV room & free wireless. Walking distance to beautiful downtown Healdsburg where there are countless delicious restaurant options. Lucy was wonderful-so helpful with planning our days filled with wine tastings, biking & dining. We loved the delicious breakfasts she created each morning, as well as the wine and cheese hour after a fun day out in the vineyards and the town. It was very clean (and I'm a clean nut). The bed sheets were so soft and comfortable. I would absolutely recommend this Inn to someone else and hope to return in the near future!
We loved having you with us! For years we talked about turning the Demitasse room (budget room) into a spacious bath for the queen room next door. Healdsburg has just gotten so expensive that we decided to keep the room at a very reasonable price ($139, even the motels are more). This allows guests who are on a tight budget or those visitors that prefer to spend their $$ on wine or dinner to still have a room walking distance to the plaza. Yes the room is small but most people are out touring all day and enjoy the value the budget room provides. Hope to have you and your husband back again soon.
5 on May 18, 2011
The picture doesn't do this old Inn justice, the grounds and interior are beautiful and full of memories. Guests were happy and many returnees. Easy place to stay, so close to the plaza, yet quiet.
4.0 on May 16, 2011
I strongly recommend the Camellia Inn, which is charming and just two blocks from everything you need in town.
5 on May 05, 2011
Our stay at Camellia Inn was a great experience, and we've been to many. We look forward to going back.
3.2 on May 02, 2011
This was a GREAT location for all things Healdsburg! The lodging was fine...really no issues but the furnishings are dated but comfortable. We would stay here again but would look to see if there is better first. Lucy was really nice and helpful. BTW we ate at Madrona Manor...WHAT A DINING EXPERIENCE! SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL. Spoonbar was just ok but SCOPA (I think that was the name...on the square) was REALLY great! Share the dishes and have fun!
3.8 on April 18, 2011
We enjoyed our stay and the ease of walking to dinner and around town. The parking, refrigerator and maps were a nice touch.
3.2 on April 17, 2011
I stayed at one of the downtown apartments, not in the Inn. The apartment was spacious and in a great location...just steps from everything on the square. It wasn't decorated as quaintly as the inn, but it was nice to have a kitchen to make coffee, store leftovers, etc. My one complaint is the beds were not very comfortable. Luckily I was getting a massage the next day, so that helped, but could not have slept there more than 2 nights. (My friends had the same complaint.)
Thanks so much for your comments. We regularly monitor and purchase new mattresses and have not had any complaints. I will look into which apartment you were staying in and of course order replacements if needed. We want our guests to enjoy Healdsburg and a good night's sleep helps that endeavor!
4.0 on April 15, 2011
My girlfriend and I recently spent two nights in Healdsburg at the Camellia Inn. The place was perfect because of its easy walk to the restaurants and bars downtown and it's proximity to the Russian River and Dry Creek vineyards. But the best part of the stay was Lucy, the innkeeper, who was super friendly, very knowledgeable about the surrounding vineyards and dining, and even helped us ship wine back to our home state. I would certainly recommend this inn.
4.4 on April 12, 2011
The Inn is a block from the Square and within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops you'd need to visit while in Healdsburg. The Dining Room and other areas of the Inn are nicely decorated and maintained well. The Tower Room we stayed in was fantastic, nice decor and well-appointed bathroom - including a jetted two-person soaking tub. Fantastic!
3.6 on April 11, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at the Camellia Inn. It was our first B&B, and it was a very pleasant experience. Rooms were comfortable, great service, 2 blocks from the square, and the food was enjoyable. I would come back
4.6 on April 04, 2011
My husband and I were referred to stay at Camellia during the Sonoma leg of our honeymoon, and we could not have been happier. It was our first B&B experience, and we enjoyed everything about it! The room and bathroom were fabulous - very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The innkeeper serves wine and cheese every evening at 5:30pm and a wonderful breakfast array every morning. We truly had an amazing experience, would recommend, and will more than likely stay at the inn again in the future!
3.8 on March 02, 2011
We stayed in the Budget Room which was a great deal! The B&B was very nice and the owners are extremely friendly. We enjoyed the wine and cheese reception in the evening and the breakfast in the morning. Good experience and would recommend. The location is also very close to the quaint square of Healdsburg.
5 on February 24, 2011
Our stay at the Camellia Inn was relaxing and wonderful in every way. I highly recommend it for a restful, indulgent weekend in California's wine country.
5 on February 20, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Inn. Even though I booked one of the smaller rooms in the inn, I never felt cramped or uncomfortable. The food at the inn was terrific and it's location made it easy to walk to all of the shops and restaurants in Healdsburg. I will definitely stay there the next time I visit wine country.
4.4 on February 02, 2011
I came to spend the weekend at the Camelia Inn with my best friend for a girl's wine weekend and chose the Camelia Inn. What a great decision! The room was very comfortable with a private bathroom and a nice view. Lucy, the owner, was quite welcoming and propared a delicious breakfast each morning with both hot and cold options. She was also really knowledgable about the area and surrounding wineries and even provided us with a few free-tasting passes. Located just two blocks from the main square it was very easy to walk to local shops and restaurants. The inn does has a great looking pool even though we did not use it; January isn't swimming weather in Healdsburg.
4.4 on January 27, 2011
Lucy and Archie went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable. I appreciate the extra time they took to assist me, especially as a solo traveler. I'd recommend this charming inn to my friends and family!
4.4 on January 26, 2011
Camellia Inn is a fantastic B&B with exceptionally friendly service and charming accommodations. My boyfriend and I went during December and despite chilly, somewhat rainy weather, we had a wonderful time largely due to Lucy's awesome establishment and her friendly staff. Camellia Inn is quaint and friendly and within walking distance of "town" which is perfect when you're really taking advantage of all the delicious wines. Highly recommend!
5 on January 21, 2011
This B&B was an outstanding find !! Perfect location in town walking distance to restaurants, shops, wine tasting and etc. The house itself is fabulous, design, decor, furnishings and ambiance. Lucy is an excellent host, pleast to be around and have a conversion with and her baked treats that she makes daily are to die for as well as daily special unique breakfasts. We look forward to our next stay there. J Guevara
3.2 on December 13, 2010
Close to downtown with good parking. Very easy to walk to good restaurants and shops in the area. Easy access to other area attractions.
4.2 on December 12, 2010
We had stayed at the Camellia Inn many years ago and it was a joy to return! We loved the room, service and wonderful breakfast.
4.2 on December 08, 2010
My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend at The Camellia Inn. The home itself is an intact home from the Victorian era that is completely decorated with antiques and art from that period. They served tea and cookies, wine and cheese in the large inviting drawing room. The breakfast was delicious. Especially appreciated was the room upgrade that they offered us with no extra charge, which they said they always do when available, and the warm conversation and guidance about the area and restaurants. The hosts have a long history with the inn which shows. We lived in England for many years and this was just like being in the English (or Scottish!) countryside. We can't wait to go back!
4.4 on November 29, 2010
What a lovely friendly inn, gorgeous period house kept in the manner it deserves. Lucy and Archie, thanks - we shall make sure our friends know about your inn. Gary & Karen
5 on November 22, 2010
This is the second stay we had and it was better than the first. We will definitely make this an annual vacation.
3.2 on November 18, 2010
My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary with a trip to Wine Country. We had spent our honeymoon in Healdsburgh at an outstanding B&B but this time we wanted to be within walking distance of the square. Camellia Inn has a fabulous location and we were able to walk to all restaurants, shops, etc. The inn is much more "rustic" than I had expected because I missed the fact that in-room TVs were NOT listed on the room features. We were just really surprised since we didn't see this noted anywhere on the website. Our room had a "fireplace" but it was really just a fake gas type heater looking thing, so that was disappointing. The jet tub was huge but we never used it. All in all, I would consider this an average place with above average location and breakfast. It is communal dining with no options to sit by yourselves, so if you aren't into that, I would find another place. There were many people at the Inn who obviously come back year after year. Maybe I was just spoiled with some of the other options in Healdsburgh.
Thanks so much for your comments! The downside to being in this business for 30 years is that sometimes we're a little slow on the latest trends - TV's in the rooms. We've considered this issue over and over in the last couple years. For now we've decided to upgrade our common television room and keep the guest rooms "unplugged" except for CD/MP3 players & WiFi. We have recently refreshed our web page and added some content indicating our TV free guest rooms. Our "gas fireplaces" are used for heat and do have flames but I can totally understand a desire for a wood burning effect. We are not allowed to burn wood within the city of Healdsburg but have nice wood fireplaces at our out of town cottages. For those folks who would prefer dining not at the communal table we are happy to provide trays for self-service that you can take to enjoy in your own room. I am so sorry you were disappointed with our inn. We try to keep our rates moderate for Healdsburg and luckily there are many nice places to stay in our town. We want our guests to be happy and comfortable so we apologize that we weren't able to meet your needs. Thanks for trying us and for your constructive feedback. We can always be better!
4.4 on November 12, 2010
The innkeeper, Lucy, is a well informed resource for touring Sonoma and her dad, Ray, adds the local color. We look forward to returning on our next trip to northern California.
4.0 on November 10, 2010
Came in a couple of days early for the Russian River wine event. Always like Healdsburg. Decided to try the Camellia Inn and was very pleased with the accommodations. The room was comfortable and breakfast was great. Also very convenient to town.
3.4 on November 10, 2010
Camellia Inn, while quite pricey does have a great location. It's an old house on beautiful grounds with a pool. The king rooms were well located for us--two couples traveling together as they were located upstairs separately from the rest of the rooms. Breakfast was good and the owner gave good directions to the wineries and restaurants. If you love bed and breakfasts, this is an ideal getaway spot when in Healdsburg, but it is quite pricey.
4.4 on October 19, 2010
Our stay at the Camellia Inn was the perfect weekend getaway. The room was attractive, spotless and well stocked. Lots of thoughtful touches like freshly baked cookies and cofee/tea available any time. Breakfast was much more than toast and coffee and the company of the other guests truly enjoyable. It was our first visit but it won't be our last.
4.6 on October 19, 2010
The property and the innkeeper could not hve been nicer. Also served a nice breakfast and the property was a short walk to the town square.
4.6 on September 19, 2010
We recently spent 3 nights at the Inn and used it as our home base for exploring the wineries in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley. Lucy was a fantastic hostess and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the wine and cheese parties around the pool each evening and the fantastic breakfasts! Our room was very comforatable and clean. We are already planning our return trip to the area and will definitely visit Lucy and her team again!
4.6 on August 30, 2010
We rented the cottage near the Russian River...about 5 mins from downtown. We loved it! The beds were comfy and I was in the hot tub every night! The robes were a nice touch and everything was very clean. (less clorine in the hot tub would be advisable).
5 on August 23, 2010
The Innkeeper is simply amazing. The place is spotless, of an easy going pace, the breakfast is delious, hearty and pretty darn healthy! Lucy has an amazing knowledge of the area and is very willing to share and help you plan an amazing stay while in her care! Highly recommend!!!
5 on April 26, 2010
Owners Lucy & Archie couldn't do more for us. Their Inn is simply charming. Food and service outstanding. Since we were from out of state they both had great tips for us to explore the area. They offer some fantastic connections and recommendations for tours and nearby retaurants &wineries. They also made several reservations for dinner and tours. If we ever go back west to the Sonoma/Napa area again ,our stay at the Camelia is a definite. Arlene & Bob New Jersey
4.2 on September 26, 2009
we spent two nights at the Camellia Inn and enjoyed it immensely. We had the "budget room," which was very small, but comfortable and sufficient. The Inn itself is gorgeous, and the breakfasts, wine & cheese, and other snacks were wonderful. Overall an excellent experience and we'd highly recommend the Inn to others.
4.0 on September 16, 2009
Every summer my sister and I escape to the Camellia Inn and this is our 3rd year. Lucy and staff are wonderful, the breakfasts are the best, located a block from the square, the best pool in town and we always meet the nicest people staying there as well. Highly recommend it!
4.0 on August 24, 2009
We had a wonderful experience during our stay in the Healdsburg area for a friends wedding. The room, service and value was great. The egg casserole and almond croissant was really good.
4.0 on August 05, 2009
My recent visit was short but sweet. The inn continues to meet high expectations with great ambiance, service, and more than adequately sized beds and rooms. Don't miss this place if you go to Healdsburg.
4.8 on April 18, 2009
After a business trip my husband and I met in San Francisco and headed north to Russian River wine country. Camellia Inn in Healdsburg is ideally located for venturing out to the Alexander and Russian River valleys or for staying put and enjoying the Healdsburg offerings. Our accommodations were great and Lucy and staff made sure that we had everything we needed. they had good suggestions for local offerings and even assisted with our Friday night dinner reservations at a local restaurant that was within walking distance of the Inn. The fact that they reached out a few days before we arrived to see if we needed reservations was especially thoughtful and it ensured our ability to get into the restaurant of our choice. Breakfast was delicious with something for every taste; the fresh baked bread and croissants were outstanding. We will definitely stay at Camellia when we travel this way again.
4.0 on April 17, 2009
We spent a wonderful two nights. The Inn is on a quiet street but just two short blocks to the Healdsburg Plaza, the hub or shopping, restaurants, etc. A surprising plus was how much we enjoyed talking to other guests from around the U.S. and abroad at breakfast and for wine before dinner.
4.4 on April 13, 2009
Love this place. Rooms are comfy, quiet and nicely appointed. We celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary here and enjoyed every minute. Breakfasts were tasty. We spent the days exploring Healdsburg and the surrounding area - wine tasting of course.
4.6 on March 23, 2009
Our stay at the Camellia Inn was all we hoped for and more as we were needing a respite from our busy lives. Everyone, the staff and the other guests were so nice and friendly, the food was outstanding,(esp. the cookies every afternoon!), the bed comfortable, the location perfect for our dalily bike riding, and the atmophere, charming.
4.0 on February 24, 2009
we had a wonderful 3 nights at this charming b & b. accomadations were great and the staff was superb and attented to our every request. Healdsburg is a charming place w/lots of great restaurants. Looking forwarding to another visis. Wine tasting was superb.
4.4 on February 17, 2009
Stayed for a couple days last month. Couldn't have had a nicer time. Beautiful rooms, reasonable prices... wine and cheese with Loretta in the evening. The perfect b&b.
4.4 on November 30, 2008
We stayed at the Camellia Inn for three nights just before Thanksgiving 2008. The room was very well appointed with a comfortable queen size four poster bed, tiled shower and ample storage for our clothes. The room also had a gas fireplace which we used to heat up the room since it was about 50 degrees at night! It worked very well and added ambience. The rest of the house was elegantly decorated but not overdone as many Victorian B&Bs can tend to be. The living/front rooms were open for guests and were used in the evening wine and cheese tastings. There was a TV room downstairs but no TVs in the rooms (which we prefer). We were able to park our rented tandem bike in the garage and there was plenty of off-street parking for guests' cars. The pool looked lovely although it was closed for the season in November. The service was outstanding. Lucy asked every guest what their plans were for the evening and the next day and promptly suggested and arranged dining reservations, tasting reservations, etc. She even knew which restaurants had the best hamburgers in town and who was open on a Monday night for dinner. We had many questions and concerns about driving directions, hours of operation, and practical matters and Lucy always had an answer or a solution. The service, in a word, was outstanding. The morning breakfast buffet was very well balanced. There was fresh bread for toast, fresh fruit, juice, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and tea. Every day there was a new smoothie and a freshly made and delicious breakfast entree. We enjoyed almond croissants with huevos rancheros one morning. There was something to satisfy every taste and appetite and lighter healthier options as well.
4.4 on March 05, 2008
Quiet residential street, yet a short walk to the great restaurants and shops of downtown Healdsburg. Lucy and her staff are helpful and welcoming, the common areas inviting, and the guest rooms comfortable and reasonably priced for this expensive area. Enjoyed the flexibility of the buffet-style breakfast. Having a convenient desk and free wi-fi was fantastic.
4.2 on December 31, 2007
Of all the B&B's we have stayed at this one definitely ranks the highest on service and attention to detail. Lucy is the best innkeeper we have ever had. And, top that off with a beautiful B&B and a great location and you have a real winner!
5 on September 18, 2007
We love the Camellia Inn. The Innkeeper, Lucy Lewand, is extremely helpful in booking reservations at wineries and restaurants. She gets us discounted wine tasting at local wineries. The family produes award-winning wines which are complimentary every evening with cheese and crackers. The breakfasts are excellent. The rooms are charming and comfortable.