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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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405 First St. W, Sonoma, CA 95476
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Anselmo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently stayed ay the El Dorado Hotel for a 20 yr wedding anniversary. The staff at the Hotel and restaurant was wonderful and very considerate. Kristina Munoz, Hotel Manager, was as gracious and helpful as could be. Very pleased with the entire stay.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel cannot be beat. Right on the square with plenty of dining options. Had a "patio suite" which was a liberal use of the word "suite". It was tucked back behind the pool and more a cottage. However, the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Overall I think the rooms could use some updating.... More 

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La Quinta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best hotel in central Sonoma unless you want to pay $400+ /nt. EDH is roomy and well appointed. The bathrooms are small as well as the showers but if you can see past that it is a great place to stay. There is no elevator FYI but the bellman will help with bags. Conveniently situated in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to Sonoma on a California road trip last year. It was over 100 degrees, we hadn't booked anywhere and we're looking for somewhere to cool off and settle in for the night. We found the El Dorado Hotel right off the park, in the centre of town. We were greeted with friendly service and the pool sealed... More 

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San Ramon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved this hotel. It is small and right on the square. We played games in the lobby by the fire and had a wonderful dinner in the kitchen. Pretend you are an original pioneer, right there during the Bear Flag revolt and have a great time.

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Toronto, Ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Sonoma is small - meaning, it's walkable and quaint but also that there is limited accommodation options given the number of visitors. Overall, I would say that the El Dorado Hotel benefitted from an excellent location and was reasonably priced. Other options in this category were dated and more expensive or astronomically over priced. Really, this place is a win... More 

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was our first time in Sonoma and we decided to stay right in the heart of the Plaza to be close to restaurants and shopping. The hotel itself is very nice, with an updated modern design in the lobby and a minimal but sleek design in the rooms. My main issue was with the staff who seemed completely aloof.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was really disappointed in this hotel. The rooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator which means you have to drag your luggage up stairs. The carpet in the hallway where the rooms are located is disgustingly dirty. When I arrived I was looking forward to a long, hot bath because my back was killing me.... More 

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Jennifer T, Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear The-Traveling-Femme, Please allow us to first apologize for the unfortunate experience you recently had with us. Being in the heart of Sonoma, it is our aim to be the best ambassadors we can and provide our guests with an enjoyable and leisurely stay. Your grievances come to us with great concern and will be targeted specifically as we begin... More 

Northern California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife with me on a business trip - so I was looking for something on the Plaza in downtown Sonoma so she would have thugs to do while I worked. Could not have picked a better place - one of the most active restaurants on the plaza - central to the park, shopping, other restaurants, wine bars, and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently spent the weekend at the El Dorado Hotel right in Sonoma, CA. It was our first time in the Sonoma Valley and at the last minute we decided to book a room in Sonoma. It just happened to be the last room available right in town for under $500. Our room ($325/night) was spacious, clean, included a refrigerator... More 

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