Santa Rosa, California Hotels and Travel Guide
Surrounded by mountains and lush wine groves, Santa Rosa is the largest city in California’s famed wine country and the southwestern gateway to the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. If you’re looking for Santa Rosa, California hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay, each at a great price.
Santa Rosa has a charming and historic downtown with several buildings that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. One of those landmarks, the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, belonged to the famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who spent 50 years developing over 800 varieties of plants, herbs and vegetation. Among his developments was the Russet Potato, the main ingredient for modern fast food French fries.
Higher education plays a vital role in this growing city with campuses for Santa Rosa Community College, Empire College and the University of San Francisco-Santa Rosa, a private Jesuit university.
Santa Rosa has its share of high profile employers. One company, Agilent Technologies, develops measurement and scientific instruments, while another, JDS Uniphase, makes products for optical communications and lasers. Amy’s Kitchen is a processing plant for organic, easy-to-prepare frozen food. Just two minutes from the Extended Stay America Santa Rosa-North hotel is the campus of Medtronics Vascular, the world largest medical technology company.
Included among Santa Rosa’s famous former residents are two of America’s greatest cartoonists, Charles Schulz and Robert Ripley. Mr. Schulz’s Peanuts characters remain a part of the local community and can be enjoyed at the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center. Mr. Ripley was creator of the world famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Santa Rosa’s The Church of One Tree, built from just one redwood tree in 1873, received acclaim from Ripley and now hosts a museum in his honor.
Santa Rosa is very prominent in California’s wine producing region and is home to the Kendall-Jackson California Wine Center, a magnificent chateau for wine tastings, tours and gourmet meals. If you are at all interested in fine wines and great food, this venue is definitely worth the visit.
Those in need of a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Santa Rosa, California hotel, have two terrific options: Extended Stay America Santa Rosa– North and Extended Stay America Santa Rosa– South.