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Petaluma California Accommodations

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The Petaluma center point is around the area of Downtown Petaluma and 1 mile south of Petaluma Valley Hospital.

If you've ever reached your breaking point from living a hectic, urban lifestyle, Petaluma, California, offers everything you could want in one quaint, relaxing town. Whether you want to stay in town or venture out into Sonoma wine country, Petaluma has hotels to fit every lifestyle and price range.

Located just two hours north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a town that's home to just over 57,000 residents, making it the second largest city in Sonoma County. The city got its start back in 1836, when a Mexican commandant ordered the construction of the Rancho Petaluma Adobe, which is a ranch built in the colonial Monterrey style. About 25 years later, settlers flocked to Petaluma when gold was discovered in the nearby Sonoma Mountains. When the gold dried up, many people stayed to farm around the Petaluma River, and the city became known as the "Egg Capital of the World" because of its poultry farms.

Today, Petaluma is more famous as a getaway for city dwellers from Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco. The region offers famous wines, artisanal cheeses, and a plethora of late 19th century architecture that managed to survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Whatever your reason for heading to the Egg Capital, make sure to find the right hotel to fit your budget, as well as a place that's close to everything you want to do. More from this guide...

Petaluma Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Metro Hotel & Cafe - Petaluma 508 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Hotel Petaluma : 106 Washington St. 106 Washington St., Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Hotel has 49 rooms
From$65
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma : 745 Baywood Dr.
+1-800-997-5148
745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$106
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Quality Inn Petaluma - Petaluma
+1-888-690-5247
5100 Montero Way, Petaluma, CA 94954 Website
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
Americas Best Value Inn
+1-888-305-3366
7600 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945 ~8.84 miles southeast of Petaluma
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00
Best Western Inn - Rohnert Park 6500 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~8.90 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • Low Cost property
  • Check in time: 3.00pm
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Rodeway Inn Rohnert Park
+1-800-997-5149
6288 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~9.15 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • Cheap property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$42
Average 3.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites Rohnert Park Sonoma County in Rohnert Park 6248 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~9.17 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$169
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park
+1-800-230-4134
1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~9.89 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • Expensive Golf Course property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
The Lodge at Sonoma a Renaissance Resort & Spa in Sonoma
+1-800-997-5148
1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476 ~10.00 miles east of Petaluma
  • Expensive Resort property
  • Check in: 12:00 PM
From$189
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa - Sonoma
+1-888-690-5247
100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95416 ~10.03 miles northeast of Petaluma
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$309
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park in Rohnert Park 5040 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~10.03 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • 2 star Resort hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$48
Average 3.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Oxford Suites Rohnert Park 67 Golf Course Dr. West, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~10.07 miles northwest of Petaluma
  • Expensive hotel
  • 163 rooms in property
Macarthur Place
+1-800-997-5149
29 East Macarthur St., Sonoma, CA 95476 ~10.26 miles east of Petaluma
  • Four-star Rural property
  • 64 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$225
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Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn in Sonoma
+1-888-690-5281
550 2nd St. West, Sonoma, CA 95476 ~10.28 miles east of Petaluma
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$159
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Bungalows 313 - Sonoma
+1-800-230-4134
313 1st St. East, Sonoma, CA 95476 ~10.64 miles east of Petaluma
  • Affordable property
Gaige House
+1-800-997-5148
13540 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen, CA 95442 ~11.04 miles northeast of Petaluma
  • Expensive Rural hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$189
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Palms Inn : 3345 Santa Rosa Ave. 3345 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 ~12.06 miles north of Petaluma
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 100 rooms in property
From$65
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call
Inn Marin
+1-888-305-3366
250 Entrada Dr., Novato, CA 94949 ~12.31 miles southeast of Petaluma
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites - Santa Rosa
+1-800-881-1523
3000 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 ~12.61 miles north of Petaluma
  • Low-priced property
From$75
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Novato Courtyard
+1-800-997-5149
1400 North Hamilton Pkwy., Novato, CA 94949 ~13.08 miles southeast of Petaluma
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$115
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Extended Stay America 2600 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 ~13.32 miles north of Petaluma
  • Low priced Mountain property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Americas Best Value Inn
+1-800-230-4134
1800 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 ~13.69 miles north of Petaluma
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$55
Average 3.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn : 215 Alameda Del Prado 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 ~13.75 miles southeast of Petaluma
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 108 rooms in property
From$129
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Best Western Garden Inn
+1-888-690-5247
1500 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 ~13.88 miles north of Petaluma
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
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When to Visit Petaluma, CA

Petaluma enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate that's characterized by temperatures that get neither too hot nor too cold. Perhaps the best time to visit is in the summer when temperatures reach a high of about 80 degrees and a low of 60. The mornings start off a bit chilly, so it's important to pack a light jacket or long sleeves, but during the day, shorts and a tee-shirt are more than enough. At this time of year, it's perfect to walk through the vineyards or saunter through the downtown historic district's antique stores, restaurants, and shops. However, this is a popular time for tourists from close and far, meaning you'll need to book a hotel well in advance to meet your needs.

The least popular season is the winter, as the mix of lower temperatures and incessant rainfall often limit tourism. Precipitation in the winter regularly exceeds four inches per month, making it wet, and when mixed with temperatures in the 40 degree range, weather is far from ideal. During this time, you can often score a stellar deal on a hotel as many establishments look to cut their losses by reducing rates. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can drive a few hours east to some of the best skiing in the state.

In the fall the weather is usually comfortably cool, making it perfect for a romantic getaway. Wine season goes into full effect just after August, as harvested grapes have already been made into fine wines. This makes getting a room at a winery more difficult, so advanced booking is highly recommended. The slow season of winter tends to extend into spring in Petaluma, as the weather still isn't the greatest. However, it does lend itself to some superb prices on lodging.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Petaluma, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Petaluma

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Petaluma, CA. Analyze these charts to calculate the most cost effective seasons to stay in Petaluma during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Petaluma, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $220.16

If you're looking to get pampered and enjoy some of the nicer things in life, you may have to go about 20 miles away from Petaluma, but the results are worth the distance. Located among hundreds of acres of beautiful vineyards, The Meritage Resort & Spa is one of the premier opulent destinations in the region. Whether you want a guest room or one of their 12 lavish suites, you're bound to have a memorable experience.

Here, you'll enjoy free wireless internet, a refrigerator, an MP3 dock with stereo, and a 32-inch flat screen television. Amenities around the resort grounds include two swimming pools with a poolside bar, two bars and lounges, four restaurants, a nightclub, and an adjacent winery. In addition, there's a full spa to provide you with massages, facials, and any other thing you require.

Overlooking the Napa River and just a 20-minute drive from Petaluma, the River Terrace Inn is another luxurious option in the area. Perhaps one of the best aspects of this getaway is the heated outdoor pool, which allows you to swim outdoors any time of year. The River Terrace Inn also has in-room spa treatment, meaning you don't have to leave the comfort of your room to get a massage or a facial. For kids, the Inn is right near the Scientopia Discovery Center. On the weekends you can also get some delicious food at the Oxbow Public Market. Rooms on-site include full minibars, DVD players, digital programming, and free internet access.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Petaluma

Affordable Hotel Choices in Petaluma, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $197.11

Although Petaluma is full of wineries and luxury getaways, finding affordable accommodation isn't as hard as you might think. America's Best Value Inn & Suites offers a nice amenities and is only three miles from downtown Petaluma. Nearby attractions include the 101 Casino, the Cinnabar Theater, and the Petaluma Village Premium Outlet store. Once you're ready to relax in your room, you'll love features like an LED TV with premium channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, free local calls, a refrigerator, and a microwave. You'll also have your choice of a room with one queen bed, two double beds, or a standard room. There's also an outdoor pool and free breakfast each morning.

If you don't mind being a bit farther from Petaluma, the Motel 6 Rohnert Park is a nine-mile drive from the city, although it's conveniently located a short distance from the Suncadia Family Fun Center, Spreckles Performing Arts Center, Graton Casino, and Foxtail Golf Club. Amenities here include an outdoor pool, free coffee and tea in the common area, cable programming, and daily housekeeping services.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Petaluma

2 Star Average Prices: $124.68

2 Star Hotel Prices in Petaluma

Where are the real discounts in Petaluma

To save even more money on your trip, many hotels in the Petaluma area offer fantastic discounts for various travelers. Just nine miles from Petaluma, you'll find the Rodeway Inn Wine Country a great place to stay during your visit, offering discounts to card-holding members of AAA and the AARP. This inn offers some exciting features such as wireless internet access, a complimentary continental breakfast, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Another hotel where AAA members, AARP members, and seniors can receive discounts is the Quality Inn & Suites Wine Country. Located 13 miles outside of Petaluma, this suburban getaway provides close proximity to the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, and the Sonoma County Museum. Here you can stay in one of 61 guest rooms that feature items such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat screen television with digital programming. Other amenities include free continental breakfast, dry-cleaning services, and a free fitness facility.

Best Value Options in Petaluma, CA

If you're looking for something of value or in the mid-range hotel market, Petaluma still offers a ton of impressive options. The Best Western Plus Novato Oaks is one of the best options in the area with some awesome amenities such as rooms with a self-controlled air conditioner, complimentary wired and wireless internet, free local calls, and flat-screen televisions. You'll also be just minutes from the Pacheco Ranch Winery, the Space Station Museum, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market.

You can also choose the Sandman Hotel if you're looking for a hotel of a similar stature. At this hotel, you're close to the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, and the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. On top of this, you'll also be entertained by amenities such as an indoor pool, a fitness center, a concierge service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free continental breakfast.

Top Things to Do in Petaluma, CA

No matter where you decide to stay in Petaluma, you'll be close to a host of entertainment features. In downtown Petaluma, take your time exploring art, antique, collectibles, and vintage clothing stores. After you're done buying all-new decor for your home and an awesome outfit, head over to the Carnegie Library and check out one of their permanent or revolving exhibitions. Another fun thing to do around town is to take the Petaluma Film Location Tour. Over the years, iconic movies such as "American Graffiti," "Basic Instinct," and "Peggy Sue Got Married" have been filmed throughout the town. This tour gives you the opportunity to see the sets and learn a bit about how the films were made.

If you get done exploring the ins and outs of Petaluma, start a trek to one of the charming places outside the city. Located just west of Petaluma, the Point Reyes National Seashore is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It features a stunning coastline as well as a diverse ecosystem of plants and wildlife. You can also head north or east and go wine tasting in one of Sonoma County's famous wineries.

Before you hit the sack, don't miss out on some of Petaluma's nightlife. Make sure to stop off at the legendary Lagunitas Brewing Company for some fantastic beers and grub. Then, head over to a venue like the Cinnabar Theater to catch a local or national act.

Whether you're in Petaluma on business or pleasure, make sure to pick the perfect hotel to suit your needs and tastes.

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