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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 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
187 helpful votes 187 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oakville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We spent 2 nights at this great hotel.. It is superbly situated on the square in Sonoma. The restaurant is great value breakfast, lunch or dinner and the waiters are very well versed in wine pairings and the different local vintners.... The staff are brilliantly friendly and helpful. I would suggest asking for a room not facing the courtyard as... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Everything you could want in an elegant, simple was. The room faced the square. (Was slight bright at night) it was an extremely small but delightful room. The bathroom was awesome. Service ok. They don't accomodate early check in and are even slightly rude about you asking. I saw people get good service, they just didn't offer it to me.... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you're looking for a special occasion restaurant or simply top-notch food, go to El Dorado Kitchen, located in the plaza. Everything I had was perfectly done - from the salad (recommend the Heirloom Tomato salad) to entrees. Attention to detail is clear from the presentation; the wine list has a range of price options, including local and imported wines.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed in Sonoma 5 nights. 3 at the ED and 2 at another inn. Hotel is newly renovated, clean and convenient. Close proximity to the square, restaurants and most wineries. Pool area is small but nice. Stayed in a room that faced the pool/courtyard. From those we talked to, the street facing rooms were a noisier. Hotel staff for the... More 

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