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USA: Northern California – Petaluma

DIRECTIONS TO SITE
Directions to this Northern Petaluma, CA location will be sent upon registration confirmation.

AIRPORTS:
You can fly into San Francisco Airport, Sacramento or Oakland Airport. There are some flights available from LAX to the Sonoma County Airport. The Sonoma County Airport is the closest; less than a half hour away. If you are planning on taking an airport shuttle to Petaluma or Santa Rosa, you may want to fly into SFO or Oakland or Sonoma. Conditions as far as transportation times etc, change occasionally. Please check with your travel agent before booking.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES TO SONOMA COUNTY:
When making your hotel reservations, make sure the location is close to a shuttle drop-off or that the hotel will pick you up. This changes time to time so you are responsible for securing your own arrangements. Taxis are available for booking from the hotels to the farm.

Airport Express Inc: (707) 837-8700
www.airportexpressinc.com
Leaves SFO and Oakland: 5:15am to Midnight
Cost: One Way: $40 please check website for schedules and current rates.

SHUTTLE NOTE: For those going to Petaluma lodgings, your shuttle will go as far as the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Please ask the driver when you board to call a taxi for you. This phone call is a service provided by the shuttle line at no extra charge. You will be responsible for the cab fare from the Fairgrounds to the hotel which is not included in the amount listed above.

Marin County Airport Express: (415) 666-0166
www.marincountyairportexpress.com
Leaves SFA and Oakland
Please check website for updates and costs.
Golden Gate Transit which is San Francisco’s bus transit system will not go by the airport nor will allow luggage. Please do not plan on using this transit system for other than for downtown or close by areas.

CAR RENTALS:
Major rental car agencies are available at both airports. The following is a list of car rental businesses if you’d like to wait to get into town. It’s usually less expensive!

  • Freeman Toyota: (800) 225-3055
  • Enterprise: (800) 736-8222
  • Bay Area Rentals: (707) 763-2900
  • Budget: (707) 545-8013

Equinology, Inc. and associates are not responsible for reservations, conditions or rate changes of the following lodging. These are listed here for your convenience and not as a recommendation of this company. Please let us know if any should be removed from this list. You should always request an extended stay rate when making your arrangements.

If sharing with another, try www.vrbo.com or www.homeaway.com for short term rental houses at good prices. They also have rooms in private houses too. For long term rental; message the owners for an extended stay rate before booking.


Hampton Inn Petaluma
450 Jefferson St, Petaluma, California, 94952
Phone:707-397-0000
https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms
Standard rates: $153 (varies throughout year) Try calling for manager rate for extended stays

Sheraton Petaluma
Phone: 707.283.2914
Fax: 707.283.2898
745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707/283-2888 Fax: 707/283-2828
www.sheraton.com/petaluma
Standard rates: $153 (varies throughout year) Try calling for manager rate for extended stays

Sage Hen
Phone: 707.792.2990
http://thesagehenaccommodations.com/
[email protected]
Please mention you are an Equinology student. He has quote $700 for a week or $150 per night

Hotel Petaluma
106 Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
[email protected]
Extended Stay Rooms: Please enquire at [email protected] or 707.762.4531
Some participants have enjoyed the place; others have not.
Rate vary according to the time of year

Metro Hotel and Café
http://metrolodging.com/booking/
A student stayed here and wrote: “there is a one bedroom, and a two bedroom…..it is not a place for people who are needy regarding service and are offended by the eclectic. But the cottages are great for the long classes because you have a kitchen and all.
Rates vary starting at $129

Best Western Petaluma Inn (main drag, can be noisy if you are not used to freeway and street traffic)
200 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 763-0994 or (800) 297 -3846, Fax: (707) 778-3111

Quality Inn
Call them directly for extended stay rates. They usually have attractive rates well under $100 per night
5100 Montero Way, Petaluma, CA 94954, Phone: (707) 664-1155, Fax: (707) 664-8566
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://sonomazone.com/qualityinn.html

Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Rd. Petaluma, CA
(707) 795-0919
[email protected]
www.gardenvalley.com
Please mention you are an Equinology Student for a $130 per night rate. Please note that the cottage no longer has a minibar any longer (small fridge and sink)
$130 per night

Hampton Inn Rohnert Park
6248 Redwood Dr, Rohnert Park, (707) 586-8700
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hampton-inn-and-suites-rohnert-park-sonoma-county-STSRPHX/index.html

Double Tree (occasionally good deals from Hot Wire)
One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, California 94928
Phone: +1-707-584-5466 Fax: +1-707-586-9726
http://doubletree.hilton.com/

 

America’s Best Value Inn: Petaluma Valley Inn (budget; can be very noisy with freeway noise and people returning from the casino next door: NOT RECOMMENDED)
5135 Montero Way, Petaluma, CA 94954
707-795-9000

MOTELS TO AVOID: please do not stay at these places; very noisy, poor upkeep and very bad hangouts.
Motel 6: Petaluma
Good Nite: Inn Rohnert Park

Equinology, Inc. and associates are not responsible for reservations, conditions or rate changes of the following lodging. These are listed here for your convenience and not as a recommendation of this company. Please let us know if any should be removed from this list. You should always request an extended stay rate when making your arrangements.

If sharing with another, try www.vrbo.com or www.homeaway.com for short term rental houses at good prices. They also have rooms in private houses too. For long term rental; message the owners for an extended stay rate before booking.


San Francisco North/KOA Petaluma Camping
Phone: (707) 763-1492
20 Rainsville Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
6 miles
Variety of offerings: Deluxe cabins, cabins, huts, RV parking, and tent sites