David Baker Architects

Hotel Healdsburg

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Corner along Healdsburg square at dusk. Image: Cesar Rubio.


Main entrance and lobby reception desk. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Main entrance with green stair. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Stark with spark: Hotel Healdsburg takes on country quaintness with warm minimalism and rustic luxe. This polished urban inn puts a city spin on the classic Sonoma wine country retreat.

The screen porch. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Custom PUBLIC guest bikes. Image: Bruce Damonte

Pool in the evening. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Carriage house work-out room at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

The frontage along Healdsburg Avenue features pedestrian oriented retail such as a news stand cafe.

Pedestrian retail on the corner of the pedestrian mid block passage.

David Baker + Partners Architects

2014.06.19 Pam Sher, our client, and Evan Shivley, artisan wood master, with Barrett Karber, DBA Fabrication Lead, at Arborica's ranch/wood mecca in West Marin.

The beautiful Bay Laurel wood grain.

Wood drying in a rick at Evan Shivley's Arborica yard.

Courtyard with awning grass and umbrellas. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Events green, as shown in 7x7 magazine.

Entrance expanded.

Lattice passageway, as shown in 7x7 magazine.

Poolside, as shown in 7x7 magazine.

Carriage house. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Green stair with giant bamboo.

A custom fireplace makes the lobby a cozy place. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Fireplace close up, as seen in 7x7 magazine.

Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek restaurant. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Original guest room. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Original guest room full bath. Image: Cesar Rubio.

2012 suite upgrades at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

2012 suite upgrades at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

2012 suite upgrades at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

2012 suite upgrades at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

2012 suite upgrades at Hotel Healdsburg. Image: Bruce Damonte

Tivoli lights and a cable trellis span this pedestrian passage leading from Healdsburg Avenue to the hotel gardens.

Pedestrian retail fronts Healdsburg Avenue.

The corner of Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson, with the News Stand Cafe at the base.

Site plan.


50 Best Designed California Hotels
California Home + Design Magazine
Gold Nugget Grand Award
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Merit Award
California Council, American Institute of Architects
Design Merit Award
Redwood Empire Chapter, American Institute of Architects

project details


All Projects, Hotels, Mixed-Use


Healdsburg, California


Terranomics Development


David Baker Architects

Associate Architect

Frost + Tsuji

Landscape Architect

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects

Structural Engineer

Tipping Mar + Associates

Lighting Designer

Horton Lees Brogden


Midstate Construction


Cesar Rubio


Tom Origer + Associates



project data
Hotel Healdsburg
25 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, California
Completed 2001
number of units
guest rooms
total 55
lobby and public areas
meeting facilities
guest rooms
back of house
carriage house
density ratios
project sf 59,778
site sf 54,900
acres 1.3
total bedrooms 55
bedrooms/acre 44
units/acre 44
f.a.r. 1.09