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286 So Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370
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Gunn House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Sonora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the South end of our California Gold Country tour we stopped in Sonora. The Gunn House was a pleasant surprise. Sitting in a great location within walking distance of city center. There since 1855 its what you would expect for the layout and style, but very enjoyable. The breakfast was terrific and the staff excellent. Expect to walk steps... More

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure how this hotel has so many good reviews. One of the worst hotel stays of my life. I imagine it was largely in part because I was in the "Interior king", which is essentially in the basement of the hotel. Windows look out into a dark courtyard. When I inquired about the wifi, I was informed that... More

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one08, Owner at Gunn House Hotel, responded to this review

As owner and management of the Gunn House Hotel we take great pride in the satisfaction of our guests. We are very unhappy that your stay with us was less than exceptional. We do take pride in our hotel, as one can see from the many comments that we receive and that the majority of our guests enjoy their stay... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we stayed it was extremely hot but it didn't spoil the stay. Very smooth check in with easy parking. The room was clean and spacious. Gladly there was air conditioning although it was a little on the noisy side. It's located in the middle of town. Breakfast was different but fresh and nice. Fresh waffles and fruit were very... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned about the Gunn House Hotel on trip advisor and booked a room for just one night during a family road trip around California. We'd requested a back room because we'd read it would be quieter but the front desk said since we were traveling with kids they decided to give us a room in front because it was much... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Sonora without reservations having decided to leave Yosemite Park two days early because of a nearby fire in the forest and the smoke was troublesome for our little girl who has asthma.. We were greeted at breakfast by one of the owners, Shirley who asked us where we were from she shared her heritage as a Jost.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brothers & I needed a place to stay in Sonora. We wanted to try something different from the usual hotel chains, so we booked a room at the Gunn House Hotel. This hotel was built in 1850, and even though restorations have been done over the years, the last one being in 2002, the rooms are small & the... More

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Twain Harte, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Gunn House is only 20 minutes away from our vacation home, it was a place we thought to send our daughter and her husband for a little get-away while I took care of their two small grand children. We all met for breakfast after the 1st and 2nd nights. My daughter was overjoyed with the room and Victorian... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of favorite places to stay. Great rooms, we always stay at the front of the hotel, the rooms have rockers on the porch. The breakfast in the morning is wonderful, something for everyone. The hotel is on the main strip, walking distance from restaurants and shopping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was built around 1850, so I guess I was expecting too much (especially after reading some of the reviews). The room was nicely decorated, but the floor tile in the bathroom was cracked and loose. The room smelled OK to me, but it smelled too much like strong perfume to my wife. The homemade breakfast in the morning... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Sorry, this place just didn't do it for me. I booked into The Gunn House after reading reviews on tripadvisor, but I was somewhat disappointed. I think the place is just ok. The workmanship of the hotel is pretty poor, tiles cracking in the bathrooms because the floors are uneven (and this in the never part of the hotel), wall... More

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Address: 286 So Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370
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Location: United States > California > Sonora
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Also Known As:
Gunn Hotel Sonora

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Oldest historic hotel in Sonora. Experience a bit of the past in one of the antique apponted rooms. Innkeepers breakfast each morning. Easy walking distance to great shopping and wonderful restaurants. ... more   less 
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