Dry Creek Inn, Healdsburg, California Wine Country

"Best Western Dry Creek Inn Pool"

One a hot day in Healdsburg everyone will love the Dry Creek Inn swimming pool

Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Remember your grade school report cards? Were you excited when you received a “plus” after your grade for that extra effort?  Welcome to the Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn. This family owned hotel merits a plus in its name because they offer extras such as a sauna and steam room.  With an AAA 3 Diamond Award rating, the property features 163 guestrooms. I also noticed cotton robes in the closets and my personal favorite, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies in the lobby.

"Dry Creek Best Western Tuscan Bldg"

Enjoy a bit of Tuscany at the Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Tuscan Elegance in the Wine Country

There are two wings to the Best Western Dry Creek; the newer Tuscan building, opened in 2008, with 60 non-smoking rooms (no pets allowed) and the pet-friendly Vintage Building with 103 deluxe rooms.

Tuscan Deluxe King

"Deluxe King Room"

Best Western Dry Creek Deluxe King Room #510 with Balcony

My room, #510, was a deluxe king room with a gas fireplace, small, private balcony and rented for $150 during my April visit. The balcony looked onto a lovely Tuscan-themed piazza.  I didn’t have a chance to try out the jetted soaking tub, but I appreciated that my room offered the choice of a shower or tub. The plus side, the low flow shower heads are good for the environment and must be saving the property a ton of money on their water bill. The downside, I would have loved more water pressure.

Kid and Pet-friendly Vintage Building

I didn’t stay in the Vintage building, but this is the best bet for families wanting multiple beds or those looking for dog-friendly lodging.  The pet fee is a reasonable $30 per night. The property also offers a complimentary breakfast served from 6-1o a.m. on site and wine tasting on Friday evenings. The kids will enjoy the outdoor pool.


Best Western Dry Creek piazza view

Need to Know

All rooms include in-room refrigerator and coffee service, 25-inch color TV’s in the Vintage Building,  32-inch flat panel LCD TV’s in the Tuscan Building, with complimentary HBO, ergonomic work space and free high speed Internet access.

Check-in: 3:00pm/Check-out: 12:00pm

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If You Go:

Dry Creek Inn (707) 433 -0300

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Article written by  Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. Photos courtesy of Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of the Wine Road.

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