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Bradford Place Inn and Gardens

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56 West Bradford Street, Sonora, CA 95370
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Cayucos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bradford Inn and Place was such a great place to stay! Jeff and Gail think of everything to make your stay easy and enjoyable. They put a lot of the personal touch in everything. The breakfasts were all excellent from Eggs Benedict to Homemade French Toast with a fresh baked fruit dessert to top it off! The rooms are... More 

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night August 5th 2015 .Filled with antigues, including antigue Ampico player pianos with the largest collection of player roles that I ever saw. Innkeeper was very generous in sharing his pride and joy pianos, playing them, relating theur histories. Maybe a little tired but a Very comfortable bed, clean linens bedroom and bath . Hugh bath. Huge... More 

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Thank Lvig007
Jeff P, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello and thank you, We at the Bradford Place Inn are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are proud of our inn and its décor and are always glad when our guests enjoy our enthusiasm. thank you again, Jeff More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The Bradford Place Inn made me uncomfortable. Unkept landscaping and front porch, broken front gate, and very dirty carpeting inside. Overall first impression gave us the creeps. Once in the room, not so bad, except it smelled like a very old room, which it was. Breakfast good, but cold. Bed was good, and I slept soundly. Some nice touches like... More 

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3 Thank Marie n
Jeff P, Owner at Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Marie, The Bradford Place Inn is a calm and respectable establishment and we do our best to make all of our guests feel welcome. If you felt that Eli (the previous innkeeper) was too intrusive, I'm sure, knowing him that he was only trying to be helpful and make you feel at home. I do want to state that... More 

Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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Thank Mathew M
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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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1 Thank Wendy S
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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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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459 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 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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1 Thank Napamel
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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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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1 Thank Lardca
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 

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