For wine enthusiasts, foodies, and couples looking for romance, Sonoma is one of the top getaway destinations in America. This Northern California town has a lovely downtown area, lots of great restaurants, more wineries than you could ever visit in one trip, and interesting local attractions to check out as well. Sonoma also has many wonderful hotels and inns to accommodate travelers and help you make the most of your time in wine country. Here are our top picks for Sonoma hotels for your next Northern California getaway.
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MacArthur Place (Prices & Photos)
MacArthur Place is a 64-room luxury boutique hotel that has a spa and that is situated near so many wineries, restaurants, and shops. Each room here is unique, ten are located in the original manor house, and 29 suites have fireplaces and hydrotherapy tubs. This is a nice place to book a room to take advantage of custom packages too, such as wine tours and hot air balloon rides. The award-winning restaurant, Saddles, specializes in steaks and seafood. Meanwhile, the Garden Spa offers more than 40 massage, body, and facial treatments. Also, take some time to explore the gardens here to see the sculpture, fountains, and ancient trees.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (Prices & Photos)
Another great place to stay while you’re experiencing Sonoma is the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. This destination resort has a Michelin-rated restaurant, access to the Sonoma Golf Club, and a fitness center that offers group classes. The Willow Steam Spa here is a tranquil and beautiful space with four geothermal swimming pools. The restaurant, 38* North, has more than 50 wines available by the glass. Guests are charged a daily resort fee of $35 per room while staying here. Many rooms have fireplaces, and there’s a daily afternoon wine tasting in the lobby at 4:30pm.
El Pueblo Inn (Prices & Photos)
The El Pueblo is a great pick if you’re looking to be near downtown Sonoma and have access to an outdoor pool, hot tub, Wi-Fi, and free breakfast. Here you’ll find adobe-style rooms with wooden and brick accents and can book an in-room body treatment or facial massage. Parking is complimentary, and package deals are offered for romantic getaways and girls’ weekend trips. Some rooms here have their own private balconies and patios for extra privacy and luxury. The continental breakfast consists of locally baked breads, fresh fruit, quiches, yogurt, coffee, tea, and more. For dining later in the day, check out the nearby Breakaway Café, Sonoma Springs Brewing, and Tortilleria Jalisco.
The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
This lodge and spa is a Marriott resort that is within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants in the Sonoma Plaza. Here guests will receive plush bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi, rustic-chic guest rooms, and large seating areas to socialize in. The Lodge at Sonoma also has an outdoor heated pool, award-winning restaurants, a hotel spa, and event spaces. The Carneros Bistro serves American/Mediterranean cuisine, Bean & Bottle is an eclectic coffee and wine shop, and you can order sandwiches and salads while relaxing by the pool. This is also a pet-friendly option with a fitness center.
Ledson Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Ledson Hotel offers a boutique hotel environment that embraces old-world luxury. It’s located in the historic Sonoma Plaza and has just six guest rooms. The hotel was built by a fifth-generation Sonoma farmer and winemaker, and the vibe blends the best of antique décor and modern amenities. Bar service is available, so you can have a bottle or glass of wine delivered to your room. Other amenities at the Ledson include two bathrobes, a fireplace, iron and ironing board, and in-room whirlpool tubs in each room.
Sonoma Creek Inn (Prices & Photos)
Another highly rated hotel in town is the Sonoma Creek Inn on Boyes Boulevard. This is an affordable and casual alternative to many of the very pricey options in the Sonoma area. There are 16 hotel rooms here, and many of them have their own private porches and patios. The downtown area of Sonoma and many wineries are just a short drive away. Onsite amenities include complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers, 32-inch flat-screen televisions, and pet-friendly guest rooms for an extra fee. If you are staying four nights or less, the dog fee is a one-time fee of $25 per dog, with a maximum of two dogs allowed. The nightly rates typically range from $89 to $139, depending on the room you pick and the season.
Ramekins Culinary School, Special Events & Inn (Prices & Photos)
Many people are familiar with the Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, but you might not know that you can stay overnight here too. The Ramekins Inn offers guest amenities including king-size beds, Wi-Fi, and complimentary continental breakfast served daily from 7am to 10am. There are six suites onsite, and the typical pricing is approximately $295 per night. This is an ideal place to be to experience the delicious food and wine of the Sonoma Valley. The pricing for cooking classes starts at $140 per person, and you can learn how to create dishes from scratch from top chefs when you spend your vacation here. Check out the venue’s website to see which classes are taking place during your stay.
El Dorado Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Another historic boutique hotel that we love in Sonoma is the El Dorado Hotel. This hotel is located in the historic downtown square of Sonoma and has 27 rooms for guests to stay in. You’ll be close to everything in town here and also enjoy the fireplace bar, farm-fresh cuisine, and solar-heated pool. The El Dorado Kitchen serves California-inspired cuisine, Wi-Fi is complimentary, and many guest rooms open to private terraces and balconies.
Hidden Oak Inn (Prices & Photos)
The last lovely spot for accommodations that we’ll mention here is the Hidden Oak Inn. This bed and breakfast inn was built around 1914, is in walking distance to the Sonoma Plaza, and has a wine and cheese tasting each evening at 5pm. The inn serves an expanded continental breakfast daily from 7:30am to 10am, there’s a swimming pool to relax by, and you can choose among the three guest rooms here for a cozy stay in Sonoma.