The 10 best hotels in Sonoma Valley, United States

January 25, 2023 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best hotels in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California including Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Olea Hotel, The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection, El Pueblo Inn, Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, Sonoma Creek Inn, Sonoma Hotel, Seven Branches Venue and Inn, The Jack London Lodge.
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1. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95476-3678
Excellent
52%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2256 reviews

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Experience the Best of California Wine Country at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa – Sonoma’s premier destination resort. The Inn boasts geothermal fed mineral pools, farm to table dining, and access to championship golf at neighboring Sonoma Golf Club. Located just an hour north of San Francisco, the resort has been catering to discerning travelers for decades. The iconic AAA Four-Diamond Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa provides an impeccable setting to relish the enviable Sonoma lifestyle. Like the Native Americans who revered the site as a sacred healing ground, you’ll live in harmony with nature through vast open spaces, beautifully landscaped grounds, majestic redwood trees and inspiring sunsets. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers exceptional accommodations in the heart of Wine Country, with suites and guest rooms to suit every taste. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, bottle of wine in room, resort-wide wifi access, and daily wine tasting in the lobby. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers room service and knowledgeable concierge to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts three geothermally-fed mineral pools, on-site restaurants Sante, Water Tower Bar and 38 North Bar, and the award-winning Fairmont Spa.

Relax

Reviewed By Iris M

I have been caring for a family member who had major surgery and the sleepless nights and anxiety began to create tension in my body. It was so good to get to the spa and have a wonderful massage and float in the spring waters. AND the cafe food was so delicious. The day was so healing.

2. Olea Hotel

5131 Warm Springs Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-8754
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 642 reviews

Olea Hotel

Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by oak and olive trees in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Olea Hotel is a small boutique hotel with unique amenities, modern guest rooms, and an exceptional breakfast experience.

Absolutely Amazing Hotel!

Reviewed By Sara M

We stayed here for 3 nights, and I cannot rate this amazing hotel highly enough it was absolutely superb. Staff: The staff were absolutely brilliant! Kind, helpful, nothing was too much trouble for anyone. Absolutely everyone we interacted with went out of their way and above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The staff on the front desk were so welcoming and just were lovely people to talk to. The waiting staff were super nice and friendly and everyone seemed super happy to be there. We also had a really great massage treatment. Rooms Amazing!! Huge comfortable beds, great bathroom modern room and super comfortable. Grounds Beautifully kept and the fire pitt was fabulous plenty of places to relax and watch the world go by with some wine. Pool was awesome and a lovely hot tub, clean rest rooms and lots of fresh towels and sun loungers. Food Breakfast was the best breakfast I've had anywhere to be honest. I fully agree with all the positive comments on here about the breakfasts, to put it into context I travel all over the world staying in 5 star hotels on a regular basis! sorry ritz carlton but Olea beats you hands down on the breakfast front. Food was super healthy and a well thought out 2 course menu that was tasty and set you up for the day. Location: Great location there are a decent amount of restaurants to walk to within about 10 minutes you will not go hungry, the road is narrow but there is a back route you can take to avoid traffic. It's close to loads of great vineyards and easy to explore the whole area. And a brilliant place to base yourself, there is also a huge grocery store in the village that has everything you could need. Overall I can't recommend this little gem highly enough, I would also add there are super nice touches such as wine in the afternonn/evening where you can just pour yourself. Tea coffee etc is also available all day from reception you just help yourself. We absolutely loved our trip and can't wait to return. Huge thank you to the amazing kind staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

3. The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection

1325 Broadway At Leveroni & Napa Roads, Sonoma, CA 95476-7505
Excellent
78%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection

Escape to luxury at The Lodge at Sonoma. Our boutique hotel is located in downtown Sonoma, California in the heart of wine country. Enjoy our spacious cottages, superb dining, luxury spa, outdoor pool and modern fitness center.

Amazing Stay in Sonoma

Reviewed By natalierworld

We had a wonderful time during our stay. Dillon went above and beyond to make our stay special and truly made it a great weekend. The hotel is beautiful and the breakfast and lunch we had at the restaurant was delicious. Customer service was excellent and we’d highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Sonoma.

4. El Pueblo Inn

896 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6415 1 (707) 996-3651
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 807 reviews

El Pueblo Inn

A Downtown Sonoma Hotel in the Heart of Wine Country El Pueblo Inn sits at the heart of Wine Country, flanked by lush fields of grapes and filled with an ambience that blends Tuscan beauty with Adobe serenity. We're just a short drive from San Francisco, and from our door, day-trippers can enjoy excursions to the Sonoma Raceway, Jack London State Park, plaza wine tastings, shopping, eateries, and pastry shops. Relax in our interior garden or alongside our refreshing outdoor pool and hot tub, then set out to explore the scenic Wine Country. Our accommodations include comfortable Adobe-style rooms adorned with wooden and brick accents.

lovely place

Reviewed By cielg2016

This is a great little inn. Great location just minutes away to downtown. I prefer this place because it was quiet and away from the crowds. We had a wonderful experience here from check-in to check-out. Neeka at the front desk was very helpful and accommodating. Our room was clean and comfortable and we had a patio with a garden view which was wonderful. The garden area had a large water fountain surrounded by lush green trees and plants. Nice continental breakfast included. Pool was open 24/7. Highly recommend this place and will stay here again.

5. Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

550 2nd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 1 (800) 568-8520
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1530 reviews

Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

Located in Sonoma,CA, the Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.

Good value and amenities

Reviewed By sharonstorm

The rates are very reasonable for Sonoma. Rooms are always clean and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast and decent, free Wi-Fi. Great location just a block from the town’s main square, and across from a Whole Foods for basics.

6. El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 415 reviews

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Set on the historic downtown Sonoma Plaza, 45 minutes north of San Francisco, our boutique hotel reflects the simple charm of the wine country as well as the urban sophistication of our guests.From world class dining at our El Dorado Kitchen, to relaxing poolside, to enjoying the area’s many local activities the El Dorado Hotel is a one of a kind destination.

This Boutique Hotel Gets It Right

Reviewed By Todd G

Checked into this hotel for the first time for a three-day wedding weekend in Sonoma. At check-in, a welcome glass of champaign was preceded by a warm smile, always the nicest way to start a mini vacation. Got room 4, smallish but with a large balcony overlooking the square. Complimentary coffee and tea in the morning from 6 to 11 am. Ice water available all day and night. Bikes also available for easy pedaling around this quaint (and relatively flat) paradise. The hotel's restaurant is delicious, with a lovely patio for lunch and maybe a warm night and a beautiful inside dining room where I recommend getting a table on the periphery, preferably by the window. The wait staff and hostesses were warm, personable, helpful, seeming to like each other and the menu. The entire staff was great. The women of the cleaning staff who showed up at 6:30 to start their day's work were also very friendly, speaking both Spanish and English and chatting among each other and sharing jokes and laughter before they buckled down to a long, hard day. Basically, this was a bright, clean, quality hotel. Thin walls, soft, squishy pillows are the only drawbacks, but other little details like cold bottled water, a nice variety of snacks in the room more than make up for this, as does proximity to excellent local restaurants (The Girl and The Fig, the Basque Bakery where you must try the raisin-apple muffins - OMG - and so on) ... enjoy the search for for your own favorites, this beautiful, comfortable hotel with the friendly staff will be waiting for you.

7. Sonoma Creek Inn

239 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476-3605
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 264 reviews

Sonoma Creek Inn

Located in Sonoma on Boyes Boulevard, just down the road from the world-renowned Sonoma Mission Inn, the Sonoma Creek Inn offers an affordable and casual alternative to pricey wine country Sonoma hotels - without sacrificing style and convenience. Sonoma Creek Inn's 16 updated hotel rooms don't skimp on amenities. Many rooms have private outdoor patios or porches - just the ticket for relaxation after a busy day exploring the wine country. Available select times of the year, unbeatable specials, discounts and packages are offered. The neighborhood is close to wineries, parks and the downtown area of Sonoma is just a short drive away, with its historic Plaza, innovative restaurants and enticing shops. Our staff are always happy to assist with recommendations for local adventures.

A nice hotel off the beaten path

Reviewed By PeterBallant

Found this hotel on line and was pleasently surprised. There are a few restaurants near by but downtown Sonoma is a number of blocks away. The rooms were small but comfortable and clean with free wifi. Boyes Blvd which is right behind the hotel felt like a racetrack at night which was loud at times but died down usualy by 10pm. This is a no frills hotel so if you want all the fluff and buff you need to book elsewher but if you want a nice small hotel with a comfortable bed and a clean room this is your place. There wasn't a chest of drawers in our room but there might be in others for we just had a small closet. There was a tv and as I said free wifi. There are two rooms on the second level so if you have trouble climbing stairs you will want to pick a downstairs room since there isn't a elevator.

8. Sonoma Hotel

110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5696
Excellent
27%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
13%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 168 reviews

Sonoma Hotel

A vintage historic hotel on the downtown plaza in Sonoma. Unique rooms, some with clawfoot tubs and a view of the plaza.

Excellent for a short stay

Reviewed By Rob186298

The two big pluses for the Sonoma Hotel are location and character. It sits on the edge of the main square and gives easy access to many restaurants and bars. It's an old building by American standards and the owners have retained its charm with sympathetic décor. I would only recommend the hotel for a stay of one or two nights as its age impacts significantly on storage space. We had to live out of our suitcases; our room had a tiny wardrobe and no drawer storage. There was a double size shower but the washbasin was in the corner of the bedroom which, unlike most modern hotels had a standard double bed rather than a queen or king size. The reception staff were friendly and helpful.

9. Seven Branches Venue and Inn

450 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5625
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Seven Branches Venue and Inn

Seven Branches Venue and Inn is just blocks from Sonoma’s historic town square. Whether your stay is inspired by a weekend getaway, special occasion, or corporate event, our multifaceted venue and inn is the ideal location. Our warm and inviting venue spaces evoke old Sonoma’s Spanish heritage with rammed-earth walls, charming balconies, and a sun dappled courtyard. For your next event, enjoy the seasonally inspired and locally sourced food from Folktable, our exclusive caterer. Sip and savor impeccable cuisine that’s expertly crafted and joyfully served. Rest in one of our boutique rooms, thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. Welcome to a space where hospitality is experienced at its finest.

Great Location, Less Than Desirable Room

Reviewed By 341milfordm

This review is regarding renting out a room, not attending an event. Stayed here for a few nights recently while exploring Sonoma wine country. The location is great, just a 10-minute walk from the Sonoma town square. The grounds are also inviting and clean. The biggest problem was the room. My wife and I stayed in room 1. It was very spacious and clean, and had a very nice upgraded looking bathroom; however, the room had some odd features that made the stay less enjoyable. For one, room one didn't have side tables next to the bed. Instead, it had a shelf behind the bed, which is awkward to use. The A/C was very powerful, but so much so that it was a bit over to top loud when turning on. There were no window treatments on the windows, just blinds. The tv is miniature, maybe 19", and it very far from the bed, and also situated up on a high shelf off to the side, which made it unusable. The bed was also very soft. That might be ok for some, but for me, it made my back ache. The room had so much potential, but it seems like it was put together by someone who didn't know what they were doing. Looking at pictures, the other rooms seem to be better.

10. The Jack London Lodge

13740 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Excellent
38%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 308 reviews

The Jack London Lodge

Find your perfect escape with a stay at The Jack London Lodge, located in Glen Ellen, CA. This wanderlust town is situated in the heart of Sonoma Valley, with a population of 784 in the midst of an idyllic landscape. From historical parks and world-renowned wineries to botanical gardens and spectacular natural views - the village of Glen Ellen does not disappoint. Situated along the banks of the Sonoma Creek, The Jack London Lodge offers 22 spacious rooms in a tranquil setting surrounded by wooded views. Our quaint hotel boasts accommodations that have been tastefully designed and comfortably furnished. Our property features a relaxing outdoor patio with views of the Valley of the Moon, an outdoor pool and spa, and the historic Jack London Saloon. Whether you're here for a wine country getaway, a wedding celebration, or traveling for business, The Jack London offers a convenient location for your Sonoma Valley trip.

Disappointing Motel

Reviewed By Tour729919

The word “lodge”in the name is misleading; this is a MOTEL with no common space to gather in other than the pool area. The website shows the 4 remodeled rooms but doesn’t reflect the 18 dated rooms out of the 1970’s. We were in room number 3. The rooms have no charm, they aren’t lodge feeling or reminiscent of a Jack London novel. The bed and chairs were very comfortable but the tops of the bedside tables were badly bubbled and the linoleum in the bathroom was burnt. The shower/tub was tiny. There was adequate air conditioning and heat and hot water. You could clearly hear the rooms upstairs. Housekeeping did a great job but overall attention to detail was not there; burnt out bedside light and entry light. The refrigerator was set to freeze and the ice bucket was too small for cooling a bottle of wine. It wasn’t a problem for us but the office has limited attendance which could make it hard to get support (or a spare key if you lock yours inside). The location is terrific, the price was reasonable but I’d have paid more for a remodeled room and there was plenty of parking.

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