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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 #4 of 8 hotels in Sonora
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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o.c. california
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 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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The Bay Area, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Location-Location-Location! that was the only reason for me to book this hotel thru Expedia. We were in Sonora in February, it was cool yet no snow on the ground. We new that the hotel was 'historical' but did not expect it to be so NOT comfortable. Entrance/ lobby is beautifully decorated and check-in was fast. But after that we went... More

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was the 2nd time I've stayed at the Sonora Inn. I was probably spoiled the first time as I was given the "honeymoon suite" even though a regular room had been booked. This time we were in a regular room. The rooms are smaller than traditional hotel rooms but its to be expected with a place this old. We... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed here for a night on our trip to sonora pass and tioga pass via mono lake. Booked the room through hotels.com and it took some customer service phone calls for the hotel to get the fax about the reservations... after that checkin was smooth. @ The hotel: building is OLD, which is not necessarily bad thing. It does... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located in the center of Sonora where there are many good restaurants and shops. We spent two nights in the Grace Kelly Room which was located by the main street of Sonora with constant traffic noise into the late night. We did not partake of the unattractive breakfast: packaged pastry items and juice, coffee and tea,... 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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Also Known As:
Days Inn Sonora Hotel Sonora
Sonora Days Inn

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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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