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Sonora Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   160 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 (Formerly Days Inn Sonora)
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Sonora
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here with the family on way back from Yosemite. It's certainly an interesting hotel - much more so on the inside. Nice people. Tons of character, which is great in most respects, except maybe the carpet. Awesome elevator.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really have to work at getting around in California to locate properties that are as cool as this. I notice that most people not impressed with the hotel should remember that finding hotels with the old style, caged elevators is pretty rare in California. While the nation was building its' infrastructure in the east, the west was really a... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Very old hotel with very small rooms and super small bathrooms with fixtures from the 50s or earlier. Hideous, faux Victorian decor. Not cookie cutter, that's why we chose it. Right on an intersection, so traffic is loud early.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I found the Sonora Inn on Groupon, and am very glad that I did. I like to venture off the beaten path and discover little jewels like the Sonora Inn. I despise chain, cookie-cutter enterprises, so I was very pleased with the Inn, with it's original tile bathrooms, milkglass doorknobs, and narrow, squeaky hallways with so much charm and authenticity.... More

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o.c. california
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After I tried and failed to make reservations for the Gunn House Inn in Sonora, Ca, on the 4th of July weekend, I decided to try The Sonora Inn. The reviews looked pretty good and it was right downtown which appeals to my husband and me. I chose the smallest room because we were only staying one night and weren't... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The overall lobby was very clean and nice with a lot of the older features the renovation of this historical hotel was done in good taste. Restaurant on location as well as a cute boutique. Restaurants and shops within walking distance. Room was very clean. Bed was a little hard but I have a bad back so that could be... More

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Alameda, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were booked at the Rodeway Inn across the street from Sonora Inn. Decided to switch to Sonora Inn after we looked at its welcoming, nicely decorated lobby. Sorora Inn was WAY BETTER than the tired, peeling paint Rodeway. Our 2-queen room was just $10 more than Rodeway. (139 vs. 149). PROS: spacious room with modern amenities like TV, Wi-fi,... More

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13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sonora is a sleepy Gold Rush mining town. Seems like the Chamber of Commerce has no goals. Town needs a traffic plan to route more traffic away from city. Sonora Inn (and the town) suffers from being ignored. Is there a business plan other than I want to operate an historic hotel? "Continental breakfast" should be omitted if that's all... More

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Modesto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I always wanted to stay in this hotel, and I'm very glad we did. Super friendly and helpful staff. Our room was the size of a shoebox but was super cute and fit what we needed. We could hear our neighbors move about but in the end I'm sure the got the worst end of it. Got up early the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We as a family (2 adults + 2 teen children) were on our way to Yosemite from Tahoe and decided to stay at Sonora as a last minute call as it would be dark by the time we reached Yosemite. Sonora Inn is an institution (I think built in 1896), There was a great old world charm to it. We... More

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Address: 160 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 (Formerly Days Inn Sonora)
Location: United States > California > Sonora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sonora Inn 2*
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The Sonora Inn was built in 1896 and originally named the Hotel Victoria. The Inn has played host to notables and celebrities including Grace Kelly during the filming of High Noon and more recently Drew Barrymore while she worked on the film Bad Girls. The hotels architecture and finishes reflect the popular California Mission style of the 1920's that hosted Hollywoods elite during the golden era of tourism and film making. Centrally located in historic downtown Sonora, and with exceptional views from the roof top swimming pool, the historic California hotel is the perfect place for travelers with an interest in the historic Gold Rush and Yosemite National Park. There are countless adventures to be found in nearby historic towns, year round recreation attractions. Unique shops, local theater, boutique, wineries and both fine & casual dining. The Historic Sonora Inn towers 3 stories.The Historic Inn has recently been remodeled. ... more   less 
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