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Bradford Place Inn and Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
56 West Bradford Street, Sonora, CA 95370
Bradford Place Inn and Gardens
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect from Sonora the quiet sweet little town that's centrally located to Yosemite NP and wineries near Murphy. Definitely pleased with our bed & breakfast. True to form this wonderful historic home has unique character rooms throughout to fit your budget. We stayed in the Tioga room and enjoyed the lovely view of the shimmering... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and taking the time to write it. I'm glad you visited us and enjoyed your stay--we work hard here to help you enjoy yourselves. I'm especially glad you enjoyed our Crème Brulee French toast--it's a truly decadent treat for breakfast--or dessert for that matter. Eli More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We really loved our stay at Bradford Place Inn. The food was excellent and a nice way to start our day. The dogs that Eli had were very friendly. We stayed in the Tioga room and the only complaint we had was that the sun was VERY bright in the morning, making it impossible to sleep in. Waking up earlier... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Bradford Place Inn, in the Tioga Room. I apologize that the sun was too bright in the early morning--perhaps you didn't see it but there is a pull down blind on that window--it's just behind the other blind and may have been hidden. That... More 

Kalispell, MT, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay with Eli very much, every detail was attended to; like time for breakfast what scrumptious choice (eggs benedict, mother lode skillet) and the entertainment with the piano player was fun to listen too. Able to enjoy the quaint town of Sonora as everything was close by including great restaurants (recommend the grill) and boutiques. Thanks Eli... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, thank you for your visit and very warm review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and especially glad you loved my breakfasts--I do my best to pamper my guests that visit here. Looking forward to your future visits, Eli More 

los angeles
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not knowing what to expect, I tried keeping an open mind. First impression was that it was a little over-crowded with antiques. I believe there were four, if not five Pianos in the living room/welcoming area which is not that large of an area. We had the suite that was nice but could use a little more house-keeping. The breakfasts... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

One doesn't know what to expect when one visits any place. I am also not sure how having a piano in the front parlor and one in the back parlor (two total) makes the place overcrowded. I suppose one that doesn't appreciate antiques and period pieces really should know what they are coming into when they reserve a room in... More 

Cornelia, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is obvious Eli takes this Inn as his personal "Ownership". Everything was immaculate from the cleanliness to the breakfast he personally prepared and delivered to the room. I was so impressed with his collection of reproducing pianos, I have gone out and bought one myself. We can't wait to get back to Bradford Place and Inn except we want... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, How exciting is it for me when a guest tells me that not only did they enjoy their stay, but were so impressed with the antique reproducing (player) pianos that they decided to buy one for themselves. :) I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay here--I do my best to give all of... More 

Napa, California, United States
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367 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

By pure chance Eli was at the parking lot when we arrived. It turns out that the front door is a bit of a walk and Eli made no attempt to help us with our luggage. Then when we got inside he made sure that the extra balance from our LivingSocial coupon was paid in advance. We were impressed with... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hi again, I'm sorry that the ever important first impressions weren't as you would have liked, please understand that I do not read minds and if you had wanted me to help you with your luggage, you could have simply asked for it. You arrived 2 hours before the check-in time and I was still preparing most of the rooms... More 

Manteca, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We just spent a wonderful 2 nights at this lovely B&B. Such charm and hospitality. The oh so interesting collection of memorabilia and the innkeeper's stories were a bonus. The room was beautiful with the most comfortable bed and well thought out décor. Many extra touches to make the guest feel welcome. We stayed in the Tuolumne Room. Nice spa... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for your kind review. I work hard to help you to have an excellent stay here. The décor of the rooms, the menu (and of course preparing the breakfast made to order for you), the linens and amenities, as well as my own personal collection which I'm glad to share. I'm glad the whole package worked out for... More 

San Mateo, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a delightful time at the Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, and were especially pleased with the welcome offered our large but well behaved dog. We stayed in the Prospector Room, which features its own patio, offering us an extended private area to enjoy ourselves. The room was very comfortable and furnished with everything needed, from air conditioning to... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello again Carole, I'm always extra pleased when people enjoy themselves at the inn. (Especially in our new Prospector Room--brand new and already the most popular room in the inn.) I believe people enjoy it because it's handy, has a beautiful patio and I hope that they like the décor. I'm glad to share the recipes with you--I hope that... More 

San Jose, California
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Used a living social voucher for the first visit but would not hesitate to return without the discounted price. Eli knocks himself out to make guests comfortable and the breakfasts are amazingly yummy. Being in Sonora in the summer means it is hot but the B and B is comfortably air conditioned and even the room has individual controls for... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and very kind review! I agree with you that I'm at a loss for a couple of the reviews....I guess that the adage that you can't please everyone is very true here, but I certainly try. I hope that the environment is always welcoming and friendly, and I especially enjoy sharing my passions... More 

Santa Maria, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've had the pleasure of visiting the Bradford Place Inn a few times. I especially love to stay in the Yosemite room as it's large, comfortable and quiet. The location is excellent and the Innkeeper is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious--I really enjoyed the Mother Lode skillet--Eli does the potatoes PERFECTLY. Friendly and quaint and just a block from... More 

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Eli S, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to once again review the BPI. We're glad to welcome you when you visit your family here. :) We do our best to make you feel completely at home here. I'm glad that you enjoyed both our new Prospector Room and the Yosemite Suite. Both rooms have a very different ambiance but are comfortably... More 

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