If it weren't for the sign at the entrance, you wouldn't know the Best Western Dry Creek Inn was a chain motel. Newly renovated with a Tuscan-inspired exterior and furnishings that are more hotel than motel, it offers upscale amenities at an affordable price. The pool, tucked in back behind the parking lot, is nothing lavish but has plenty of room to splash on a hot day; there's also a hot tub for an evening soak with a glass of wine.
There are two types of rooms. Those in the older motel are fairly basic but clean, with all new furniture and the types of special touches that families appreciate like fridges for storing leftovers and milk and big TVs and free wi-fi. The 60 new rooms in the brand-new adjoining conference center are worth an upgrade; they're more along the lines of a high-end resort with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, king-size beds and fancy finishes. If you're visiting for a wine country getaway, the fitness room's a great way to work off all that good food and wine. Families appreciate the hearty breakfast included in the room rates, served at the restaurant next door.