Our first hotel of the trip! We were SO excited to be in Novato/Sonoma and see all the beautiful wineries and vineyards. As I said on my previous post, we HAVE to go back when the grapes are in season. I bet it’s breathtaking!
We stayed one night at the Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma (that’s a mouthful – it’s a Courtyard Marriot) because my cousin had a wedding to attend nearby. I ordered pizza in for me and the kids and we just partied it up in the hotel room (after an unruly grocery trip to the nearby grocery store…never. again. lol) until bedtime.
The hotel was nice, and I loved that it was so close to the grocery store (seriously a 3 minutes walk around the corner). The room wasn’t overly big – in fact there wasn’t much room to do anything once the hide-a-bed was pulled out and the hide-a-bed mattress was in serious need of replacing (we put all the kids on it and we took the King bed! hehe), but it was nice and we enjoyed ourselves.
Ordering pizza was a little tricky as the list in the room was for more specialty restaurants, so it was a little unnerving to choose a place I was unfamiliar with AND where the pizza was more expensive than other more well known pizza places. But it was good and still fun….and we all ate too much! 🙂
Would I stay in this hotel again. Absolutely….though I would definitely make sure the hide-a-bed mattress was in good shape if we needed to use it. But seriously, other than that….the hotel was great and is worth staying in. Besides, being just 10 miles from beautiful Sonoma and a short drive to downtown San Francisco doesn’t hurt either!