200 S McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA 94954-3506
Phone: 707/763-0994   |   Fax: 707/778-3111   |   73 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Choose this charming Petaluma hotel - minutes from Sonoma State University and the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore, pet-friendly!

The BEST WESTERN Petaluma Inn is a sophisticated and inviting hotel situated just off the infamous Highway 101 in California's Sonoma Area. Guests staying at this hotel in Petaluma will find the area to be a fulfilling and less expensive alternative to staying in Bodega Bay. This California hotel is a short drive into the Sonoma Wine region, featuring 150 different wineries, as well as a quick trip into San Francisco to see sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Other favorite Petaluma attractions include the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, the Garden Valley Ranch, the Cretan Labyrinth, the Two Rock Coast Guard Base and the Sears Point International Raceway.

This Petaluma California hotel offers an array of amenities including an onsite restaurant, an outdoor heated swimming pool, business services and meeting facilities. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast. Each spaciously-appointed guest room features high-speed Internet access and cable satellite television with Showtime®.

Enjoy all that Petaluma and Northern California have to offer while staying at the BEST WESTERN Petaluma Inn! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Hot Eggs, Choice of Breads, Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Coffee/Juice, and more
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor pool Heated Seasonal - May to October
  • Guest laundry $1.00 per wash/dry
  • Sunbathing, large seasonal pool and sundeck (pool season is mid May through mid October
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Poolside services Pool towels available
  • Fax services
  • Exter corridor
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Computer available
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Staples Business center located across street.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Centralized location for touring and shopping
  • Complimentary Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Large seasonal pool and sundeck
  • Free wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Hard wired high-speed connection available in hotel lobby
  • Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western petaluma inn in Petaluma.


Conveniently located, the best western petaluma inn in Petaluma, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.248565  /  Latitude: -122.625295


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The South Take Highway 101 North to the East Washington Street Exit. Turn right onto Washington to McDowell Boulevard. Take right on McDowell Boulevardd and the Best Western Petaluma Inn is on your right.

From: The North Take Highway 101 South to the East Washington Street exit. Take left on East Washinton to a right on McDowell Blvd. Best Western Petaluma Inn is on your right.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Adobe Creek Golf Club

Embark on your next journey through the Bay Area of northern California and experience some of the very best golf in the region. Book your tee time soon for the Adobe Creek Golf Club, one of the premier courses in Petaluma. If you're staying in nearby cities like Novato or Sonoma, you're just a short drive away. 

The Adobe Creek Golf Club is 18 holes and a par-72. Grip it and rip it as you play through the nearly 7,000 yards at Adobe Creek Golf Club – it also features a slope rating of 131, with a course rating of 73.8. Adobe Creek was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and it opened in 1990. 

More Area Attractions & Services

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Rooster Run Golf Club
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Adobe Creek Golf Club
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Petaluma Golf Center

Nearby Restaurants


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Petaluma. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

February 2016

February 7, 2016
2016 Super Bowl 50

The NFL's two best teams face-off in the biggest sporting event of the year. This year's game will be played a Levis Stadium in Santa Clara. Visitors won't want to miss events leading up to the big game, including Run the Road to Super Bowl 50, NFL Experience in San Francisco, and San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films.

February 13, 2016
2016 KNBR Giants FanFest

Traveling San Francisco Giants fans won't want to miss the annual Giants FanFest, set to include player appearances, photo ops with World Series trophies, a kids' zone, and much more. The fest is held at AT&T Park, beginning at 10 a.m.

February 8-14, 2016
2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

One of the PGA Tour's most renowned and scenic stops, Pebble Beach sees some of the best professional and celebrity, amateur golfers competing for prizes, alongside a week's worth of special events. The course is located in Pacific Grove, with event times yet to be determined.

February 13-16, 2016
2016 Cloverdale Citrus Fair

A fun-filled festival featuring plenty of sunshine, family fun, and more. The festival is in its 10th year, held at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, beginning at noon Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

February 14, 2016
2016 iHeartRun

A scenic 5K held at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, all being held for a great cause. Enjoy the views of Spring Lake and Lake Ralphine with Santa Rosa residents. The run begins at noon.

March 2016

March 10-13, 2016
2016 Ocean Film Festival

Dozens of independent films will be screened at the Cowell Theater at the Fisherman's Whart in San Francisco. The films have a theme of ocean and environmental awareness – ideal for the Bay Area visitor. Details will be announced as the festival approaches.

March 12, 2016
5th Annual Bay Area Brews Festival

Make your way to Pier 35 for the 5th Annual Bay Area Brew Festival. Find your favorite international and domestic beers, along with heaps of new brews you've yet to taste. 

March 30 - April 3, 2016
2016 Redwood Coast Music Fest

A four-day music festival featuring regional jazz, swing, blues, calypso, and more at six different venues throughout Eureka. Check the schedule during your visit.

March 19, 2016
2016 Redwood Wild River Run

A fun-filled 5K fun run/walk that traverses beautiful Crescent City. The race start time is TBA.

March 24 – April 16, 2016
The Comedy of Errors

Head for the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Eureka between March 24th and April 16th to see a live performance of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Shows are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

March 6, 2016
Humboldt Dog Expo

On March 6th, visit the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka for the annual Humboldt Dog Expo. Free to the public, this dog expo features canine education classes for nearly all breeds. Dogs must be registered beforehand. Admission is free.

April 2016

April 23, 2016
Butter and Egg Days Parade & Festival

Experience the Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival in Historic Downtown Petaluma. On April 23rd, check out the 35th rendition of this popular event. Don't miss the Cow Chip Tossing contest or the Cutest Lil Chick Contest. 

May 2016

May 7, 2016
Film Festival Petaluma

As one of the top annual events along the north coast, Film Festival Petaluma is a can't-miss. Head for the Mystic Theatre on May 7th for a day of shorts and feature length films, followed by Q & A panels. 

June 2016

June 25 – 26, 2016
San Francisco Pride

Check out the 46th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. On June 25th & 26th, head for the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza for music, dancing, parades, and more. 

June 12, 2016
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Think you can handle a 1.5-mile swim, followed by an 18-mile bike ride, and then topped off with an 8-mile run? Great! Head for the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf for the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 12th. 

July 2016

Every Friday Night
Friday Nights @ OMCA

An inviting event held weekly at the Oakland Museum of California featuring local food trucks, regional craft beer tastings, live music, and special weekly events. The fun begins at 5 p.m. every Friday.

July 25 – 31, 2016
San Francisco Marathon

Comprised of several different running events, the San Francisco Marathon is one of the biggest events of the year. Take part in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, or 5K – head for the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building.

August 2016

Reoccurring Monthy
Oakland First Friday Festival

Just as the name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month, the KONO district in Oakland transforms into a cultural hub, teeming with galleries, street performers, food, live music, and much more. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

August 5 – 7, 2016
Outside Lands

Visit Golden Gate Park this August for the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. See premier musical acts, comedy headliners, and try exceptional food in San Francisco.

September 2016

September 25, 2016
Folsom Street Fair

Celebrating its 31st rendition, the Folsom Street Fair is one of the premier leather events in San Francisco. Join the anticipated 400,000 guests across 13 city blocks on September 25th, all in conjunction with San Francisco Leather Week.

October 2016

October 7 – 10, 2016
San Francisco Fleet Week

Don't miss this year's Fleet Week Celebration in San Francisco. Celebrate and honor those men and women who served in US Armed Forces. There's an air show, parade of ships, and a variety live entertainment options.

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