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El Bonita Motel

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80 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 1950s Motor Lodge that's been completely redone. We chose to stay in one of the garden rooms in the back. Your means of access in and out is through a sliding glass door however there is a good lock on the door. The room was very comfortable the beds were very comfortable and we felt it was... More 

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152 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room size was pretty good but the carpets just felt super grimy so bring some slippers or something. The room we had could not get any wifi and 3 days without it really sucked. I'm not sure If I would stay there again.

Thank kevincanada
Holden, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was neat and exceptionally quiet. However the coffee machine did not work in the morning. The continental breakfast was mediocre. Coffee could have been stronger. Pastries were below average. The computer and printer were of very mediocre quality and we were not able to print boarding passes.

Thank Karen5247
Lake City, CO
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dislike chains so anytime I can find a retro court, I am all in. El Bonita is clean, conveniently located to the wineries we had appointments with, and our stay was very pleasant. Beds are comfy and it was quiet even though it is on the main hwy. through Napa Valley. There is a nice pool/hot tub and the... More 

1 Thank matterhornmountain
Palo Alto, California
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126 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a clean, centrally located motel room in Napa Valley. When you want something quick and easy, and don't want to hassle with a B&B, this is the place to go. There is nothing interesting or romantic. We had a clean king bed and a very used but funcitonal carpet with religious tapestries on the walls (see photo). I... More 

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259 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We finally decided to stay at the "El Bo" as the locals call it. We come to the valley at least twice per year and when we would drive by we'd always say that one day we would book in here. Well, we did! At a time of year when the other hotels are literally gouging customers at $600 per... More 

1 Thank Susan S
Winnipeg, MB
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154 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the only hotel accommodation that could be found by my hosts when I recently traveled to the Napa Valley to do some education. I was literally terrified about this place after reading some of the reviews but it turned out to be okay. The room was large but really rudimentary in all things - bed, bathroom etc. We... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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125 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I had stayed in Calistoga and Napa on our last visits to Napa Valley but wanted a reasonably priced (nothing is inexpensive in Napa Valley) in or near St. Helena. The El Bonita is about 1/2 a mile south of the center of St. Helena, the price was right, so we booked for two nights. We were... More 

1 Thank edward d
Boston, Massachusetts
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222 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This motel has a great retro feel. You can pull right up to your door and there's nice picnic area if you want to get take out or bring your own food. There are tiny kitchenettes in the rooms. The included breakfast was good. Cereal, fruit, oatmeal, coffee and pastries are available. The room itself was unremarkable but big!

1 Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great centrally located hotel in wine country inexpensive .walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Wineries close by . Continental breakfast included . Free WiFi and parking hot tub and pool. Nice staff.

1 Thank Ted N

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motel in Napa Valley,within walking distance to several wineries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Bonita Motel

Address: 195 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-2197
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Price Range: €116 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Bonita Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Go for the rooms farthest away from the highway. Ours was called Homestead which was very spacious and quiet for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles Girltime, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you enjoy being close to the pool, you'll have to put up with a little traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles ehartlin, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had a room in the back on the first floor. It was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles scooterv51, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles J9wings, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were on the 3rd floor, nice views”
 of 5 bubbles Colorado1girl, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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