09/16/2011 AT 10:00 AM EDT
Less than a week before filming starts on the new season of The Bachelor
, Sonoma winemaker Ben Flajnik
was seen checking into the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Flajnik wore flip flops, baggy gym shorts, a t-shirt and a baseball cap backwards as he checked in at the lobby desk – while a woman and two men waited before escorting him to his room.