h2hotel All projects, Green, hotel, LEED, Restaurant
Healdsburg, California

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h2hotel was selected by Fodor's 100 Hotels 2012 as one of the top recommended hotels in the world.

Find out more about h2hotel at their website and blog: h2hotel.com


h2hotel guest entrance. Image: Bruce Damonte

The first glimpse of the undulating green roof of the h2 Hotel signals your arrival in downtown Healdsburg. The small, stylish inn—little sister to the grand Hotel Healdsburg down the road—welcomes visitors with its straightforward, vivacious feel.

A broad glass entryway draws guests into the lobby lounge, a dynamic commons that invites mixing and lingering, with a reception desk that doubles as an intimate modern wine bar. Spoonbar!, the hotel's modern Mediterranean restaurant, shares the space.

h2hotel achieved LEED NC Gold Certification in May 2011.

The fleet. Image: Midstate Construction

LEED Gold certified, h2hotel infuses all aspects of its design, operations, and attitude with eco-consciousness—including such energy-saving measures as a green roof and solar panels.

Reclaiming the site of a gas station, the inn is a key part of the restoration of Foss Creek, which flows through the length of the town. The inn embraces the creek, preserving the giant, spreading Live Oak tree and restoring the surrounding banks.

The hotel rejects fussiness and caters to active users with a scaled-down pragmatic luxury. Custom bike racks hold PUBLIC bicycles on hand for guests to take a spin around town. In contrast to the energetic common spaces, the simple and functional rooms offer a restful retreat from the activity of busy north Sonoma County days.

The bar features custom counters and fallen-wood chandeliers by Pacassa Studio. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Spoonbar by night. Image: Bruce Damonte

Creek-side solar-heated pool! Image: Zubin Shroff


At right, the workings of the new media door in h2hotel's conference room. The 6-by-12-foot door is made of reclaimed elm. It was designed by DBA and built by fabricator Barrett Karber in our firm woodshop.

Local Black Acacia Wood for the bar and common table from Evan Shively, wood broker extraordinaire.

SpoonBar!'s community table, made of deadfall Black Acacia by Pacassa Studios. Image: Midstate Construction

H2h bathroom mock-up featuring Heath tile, made in Sausalito.

The flame element for h2Hotel by artist/fabricator Leonidas Kyriakopoulos. You can't have much more fun than this!

Hotel street sign. A collaboration between Noreen Fukimori Studio and artist/fabricator Leonidas Kyriakopoulos.

Katy's Stone's "Little Universe (Burst Boom Bloom)."

Level 4 plan

Level 2 plan

The site faces Healdsburg Avenue with Foss Creek at the rear.

Hh and h2h are located on the old Redwood Highway running through the center of town.

David Baker + Partners Architects


100 Hotel Awards 2012: Trendsetter
50 Best Designed California Hotels
California Home + Design Magazine
2010 Top Projects: Hospitality
North Bay Business Journal

project details


David Baker Architects

Interior Design

Marie Fisher Interior Design

Interior Design

Jen Gadiel Design

Landscape Architect

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects

Lighting Designer

Horton Lees Brogden

Acoustical Engineer

Wilson Ihrig + Associates

Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer

Guttmann + Blaevoet


Midstate Construction



project data
h2 Hotel 20612
219 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, California
July 2010
number of units
guest rooms 36
retail sf 408
density ratios
project sf 32,540
site sf 23,761
acres .55
total bedrooms 36
bedrooms/acre 65
total 0
LEED NC Gold May 2011