The Sunburst Calistoga Hotel

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Every great journey needs a worthy destination. Welcome to ours. We fell in love with a tiny 1950's roadside motel (formerly the Sunburst Calistoga) perfectly placed at the head of the Silverado Trail, in the heart of California's most scenic wine region. We cleaned her up and gave her new life as t...

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Every great journey needs a worthy destination. Welcome to ours. We fell in love with a tiny 1950's roadside motel (formerly the Sunburst Calistoga) perfectly placed at the head of the Silverado Trail, in the heart of California's most scenic wine region. We cleaned her up and gave her new life as the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa - an epic ode to the Great American Road Trip of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, and the spirit of exploration it evokes. Framed by vineyards and bike trails, our stylish Mid-Century Modern digs are the perfect foundation for those looking to find their next great adventur...

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Fun and convenient

Reviewed 26 november, 2021

Clean, comfortable, well supplied, cleverly decorated rooms, convenient parking, pleasant pool and spa, easy walk to town. Staff was friendly and helpful. This was a very pleasant place to stay on a short escape from the bay area. (Bikes were available, but could use a bit of maintenance: seat on one was loose. It looked like there were new bikes not yet ready to be put to use.) We would return to this property.

Duo38

True Mineral Bath and Relaxation

Reviewed 21 november, 2021

I've been coming to the spa for years, and although its had its share of face-lifts, its still my "go to" when I visit Calistoga. Most important to remember are the healing waters. The Motor Inn, Dr. Wilkinson's and California Spa are the only places with their own springs. The others have it brought in. For over 100+ years people have come here for healing and to rejuvenate, body, mind and spirit. I love the fact that the Motor Inn is away from the main drag and the adult in the pool. Search the web for good prices, as some months are spendy.

calboy4u

Over the moon about our Baby-moon! ❤

Reviewed 20 november, 2021

My fiancé and I are expecting our first child together and had heard about a new concept for expecting parents - a babymoon! I am 8 months pregnant and still working so it's impossible to take off enough time for a full vacation but thought we could definitely use a 'stay-cation' somewhere local. My pregnant, swollen, exhausted body was begging for me to find a place with a hot tub however, being pregnant means that the typical hot tub situation was off limits to me; still, my entire being yearned for a warm body of water and relaxation. We live in Glen Ellen and had heard wonderful reviews of a place not too far away in Calistoga, the Motor Lodge. I decided to give them a call and was lucky enough to speak to the Front Desk Manager, Jessica. Let me tell you - this lady is a SUPER STAR - her impeccable and above & beyond approach to customer service left ME feeling like I was ROYALTY! I told Jessica about our impromptu babymoon and she made sure that we were upgraded to a room in the new Vista section on the 2 floor with a King bed. Despite it being a Sunday night during what is normally the off season, these guys were almost sold out so we were beyond thankful for the upgrade! Jessica also offered to check for availability in their onsite spa (of course they were sold out but she guaranteed me that their two heated pools and hottub would be the next best thing!) and even offered to make our dinner reservations at their restaurant, Fleetwood. I informed her that I am vegan and she assured me that she would speak to Chef personally and that he would have no problem making special arrangements for our celebratory dinner - AMAZING! We made the 45 minute drive over the mountain from Glen Ellen to Calistoga; we laughed at how similar our small village towns were and found the Motor Lodge Inn just on the outskirts passed all the hustle n bustle of shops, restaurants, cafes and tasting rooms. We pulled into a full parking lot, found the lobby and were immediately greeted by the warm and inviting front desk rep, Crystal. Smiling and bubbly, she congratulated us on our babymoon (Jessica was thoughtful enough to note it on our reservation), gave us a map of the property (careful to point out the heated pool area and the special adult only hours - genius!) with two keys to our room and was kind enough to point out where we would be dinning that evening. During our check-in, the hostess with the mostest, Jessica, happened to waltz in; we immediately started to thank her for all her help and hospitality when she graciously informed us that she was just getting back from setting up our very own, semi-private pool side cabana; was this lady for real?! Thankful and floating on Cloud 9, we were turning to leave the lobby when my fiance noticed what turned out to be a "Smore Station" - graham crackers, milk and dark chocolates and fire utensils were calling our names! Seeing our faces light up, Jessica asked if we were interested in grabbing a couple Smore making packs to which we nearly yelled "Yes!" in unison, ha. She was kind enough to point out where the firepits were located on property and we were off to the races with our first stop being our room. No elevator but the one flight of stairs was easy enough; we found our room and were impressed immediately at how clean, unique and thoughtful the space was. The modern take on a retro theme was charming and made me feel as if we stepped into a time machine. The bathroom was directly left to our entrance, impeccably sterile with a mirror the entire length of wall and even offered a motion sensor vanity mirror and walk-in waterfall shower that was big enough to comfortably fit two. Walking forward from the entrance we walked into a huge room equipped with king bed, love chairs, desk, side dressers on both sides of the bed, mini fridge (stocked with complimentary snacks, waters and a couple beverages), in-room safe, ice bucket with scooper, bottle opener, a pair of plastic cups (perfect for use at the pool), luggage holder and a closet big enough for both our belongings and stocked with more pool towels and a pair of bath/pool robes with hoodies! We high fived, quickly changed into our bathing suits and made a beeline to our #1 destination - the geothermal pools! Using our room keys to open the gates to heaven, we noticed the fire pits were turned on, the heating lamps were pumping and steam reached out from both heated pools, beckoning us to come in. We turned and noticed a pool cabana had been staged with an ice bucked filled with ice and sparkling cider, two plastic champagne flutes, vegan cookies, chips, fruit and a hand written note exclaiming, "Congratulations, Michelle & Kiel, on your Babymoon!" We looked at each other with our mouth agape and I couldn't help but fight back the tears of joy and appreciation - we knew Jessica was behind this but we couldn't believe our great fortune - we truly were feeling like ROYALTY! Needless to say, we stayed in our cabana and those gently warm geothermal pools as long as we could but didn't want to miss our dinner reservations and eventually made our way back upstairs for a quick, warm shower then it was off to the restaurant downstairs. We were greeted by the host with the most (Shane, I believe? I could be wrong but he was oh so awesome!) and again, congratulated on our soon to be bundle of joy, whisked away to our special indoor table (though they had offered dinning outside but 8pm at the end of October was a little too cool for comfort for me) and waited on hand and foot. The food was exquisite and the service left us wanting nothing! All in all, this place is easily a 10 out of 10 in all aspects and in every way - the only downside? We were only able to stay one night when I could've easily spent a blissful week there. Take it from me, a local who was looking for a little self indulgent celebratory splurge stay-cation, this place was hands down an easy choice! A big thank you to Jessica & Crystal at the Front Desk, the host, server and busser at the restaurant and all the hardworking housekeepers with eyes for details - you made our babymoon unforgettably amazing! We will remember this for so many years to come. <3

Meeeeeeeeeeesh

Perfect Stay for our Company Retreat!

Reviewed 18 november, 2021

My boss booked several rooms for a one-night stay for a company retreat. The hotel's proximity to downtown is great and a nice walk. The rooms were retro design but updated and spacious. My only complaint about the rooms is the walls are somewhat thin so you can hear passersby and some of the nearby rooms. The entire staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and very present in case we needed anything! The pool/hot tub area is beautiful and lovely hidden retreat. The grounds are well maintained. They also sell s'mores and have a fire pit to roast them over :) I can't wait to return! Special shout out to Kim at the front desk for going above and beyond to help locate and ship my toiletry bag that I left in my room! Thank you so much!

1991agm28

Just 'OK' - not great for family with older kids

Reviewed 3 november, 2021

comfortable rooms and clean. disappointed in literally no service to the rooms. completely understand the no cleaning during a stay as i understand many places are doing this currently. however, they don't even come in to refresh your coffee or take out the trash. also not thrilled with the attitude of the staff. my kids wanted to make popcorn at the bonfire at night during what ended up being the adult swim hours. totally fair they told them 'no' as these were their posted rules (however, WHY have a night-time bonfire with smores and popcorn and then kids can't even use it!!??). however, when we went to pop the popcorn for them and started using the wrong bonfire and kind of realized something might not be quite right, we went back in on our own to clarify. the lady we spoke to then when to get a manager to come out to reiterated it AS we were leaving the area to bring it to the correct area. it was completely passive aggressive behavior coated with niceness. we thought this place would be fun for the kids (we have teenagers, not babies), but in terms of families - the place is definitely left to the 30-something hipster crowd who has a baby in tow - not a family with older kids (completely counter-intuitive!)

Elanal