Recently I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, experiencing their Girlfriends Getaway Special, with three of my dearest friends. Today I want to tell you all about this luxurious Wine Country property and their special getaway package, available in late September.
Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites is located just a few steps from Healdsburg Plaza Park, the quaint center of town which boasts a large gazebo, park benches, mature shade trees, and rose bushes. Surrounding the park, you’ll find some of the best shops, restaurants, bakeries, tasting rooms, art galleries, and entertainment in California’s Wine Country.
Once my friends and I parked our cars in the parking lot at Two Thirty-Five, we didn’t drive again until we departed. I love having so many great places to visit and wonderful things to do within walking distance.
This is my friend Lawana who came up from San Francisco to spend the weekend with me. We took the short footbridge from the parking lot which takes you to the Two Thirty-Five reception area. There we were greeted by the friendly staff who checked us in and showed us to our suite, the Orchard Suite.
Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites has four suites, all located on the second floor of the building and accessible by a large elevator.
I viewed the accommodations at Two Thirty-Five several times online before our stay and the suites looked large but I was still surprised by how huge our suite was in person!
This is the living room located to the right of the front door. There is plenty of room for a full house – up to six guests – to relax and unwind. It was where we girls spent lots of time chatting, laughing, sipping our morning coffees and then afternoon wine. I loved the natural light coming in from the many windows in this suite.
Across from the living room are the dining room and the gourmet kitchen. The full kitchen comes equipped with everything you need to cook for a group: pots, pans, glassware, utensils and dishes. We didn’t do any cooking – unless you count using the toaster as cooking – but we did take full advantage of the coffee cups, wine glasses and champagne flutes!
After we explored the common areas, we chose our rooms. Each Two Thirty-Five suite has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. All beds are California King. Lawana and I have been friends for decades and are used to sharing living quarters, so we decided to share the biggest room.
Instead of closets, Two Thirty-Five offers other alternatives. Our room had bars on the wall with hangers which made it easy to choose our outfits each day. There was plenty of drawer space for folded items and other belongings too. The other two rooms have armoires.
Our bathroom was enormous! We had lots of counter space for our many bottles, jars and tubes of beauty products. The walk-in shower was gigantic, as well.
My sister-in-law, Debbie, joined us on our Girlfriends Getaway trip. She had the middle room which had a flatscreen television housed in a cabinet at the end of her bed.
You simply press a button on the remote control, et voilà! Up pops the television! How cool is that? All rooms at Two Thirty-Five come with their own flatscreen, high definition television. Some are housed inside a cabinet like this, and some are mounted on the wall.
The bathrooms at Two Thirty-Five have high-quality toiletries and plush bath towels. And I loved the big bathroom mirrors!
One of my favorite surprises at Two Thirty-Five was getting to choose my perfect pillow at the end of the day. All three pillows – firm, medium and soft – are on your bed. You choose the one you like best, or sleep with all three if you want! I prefer a soft pillow myself. What a luxurious treat to have options!
My other favorite surprise was having Nest Thermostats, not only in the main common areas but in every guest room. For those of us who like it chilly, this was a real perk!
My friend Michelle, who also came along for the getaway, had this room with a view of the courtyard below and a bathtub.
After we unpacked our things, we started looking around at all the other details. A bottle of Viognier was given to us from Lambert Bridge, as well as, a gift basket of snacks and drinks. The Kuerig coffee machine was so convenient. No need to add water each time you want to make a cup of coffee because it’s piped in under the counter. Genius!
Lawana’s friends own Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg and gave her a giant bag filled with luscious breads, pastries and cookies! We washed some of the sweet treats down with a bottle of sparkling wine.
But first a toast to the beginning of Girlfriends Getaway to Healdsburg!
Later that evening, my sister-in-law would arrive. After she got settled, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner right downstairs at Café Lucia, part of the Girlfriends Getaway Special. More about that – and our other tasty experiences in Healdsburg – in a future post!
Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites are ideal for Wine Country getaways. I love having so much space yet being close to my friends. I especially love having large common areas that are ideal for enjoying wine and cheese before heading out to dinner, watching a movie together and playing board games.
Whether getting a group of your girlfriends together for a couple days, visiting Wine Country for a destination wedding or reunion, or taking a family vacation and prefer having the option to cook and wash your clothes (yes, a washer and dryer are in each of the suites!), Two Thirty-Five offers guests all the comforts and conveniences of home, plus the luxurious appointments you love to have when traveling.
Here are a few photos of the other three suites at Two Thirty-Five. Each suite is designed differently. All of them have three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a full gourmet kitchen. Take a look at all their suites on the website.
I can hardly wait to tell you all about the fabulous things we did during our fun weekend!
The Girlfriends Getaway Special includes a two-night stay at Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, a $300 voucher to spend on a fabulous meal at Café Lucia, a tour for six with Savor Healdsburg Food Tours, a spa treatment and guided tea tasting for six at Taste of Tea and a private food and wine pairing at Portalupi. This package is available for the weekend of September 23 – 25, 2016 only for $2,495 – a 30% discount!
Visit the Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suite website for more information or call them at 707-473-3500
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: Our stay at Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites was complimentary, in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.