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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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El Pueblo Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   896 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
Reno, Nevada
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113 hotel reviews
Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2007

When we travel to the wine country, we usually stay in one of the upscale hotels or spas, but this time we waited until the last minute
and were unable to find anything available for our dates of travel. After reading the reviews on the motel, we thought we would give it a
try. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised!

The property is 50 years old but is in excellent condition. We were given a room in the newer section and it had a patio facing the inner
courtyard. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. Our room was spotless; the beds and linens were extremely comfortable.

The only negative comment I can make about the property is its location. It's located at a busy interesection, but it didn't bother us during our stay.

We're sorry we have overlooked this property in the past and will definitely go back.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and comfortable beds
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the El Pueblo Inn in August '06 based on reviews on this site and it was a great find! We liked it so much last year that we booked a stay in the less-expensive rooms this year and were equally pleased. We went to Sonoma during harvest season, which is traditionally expensive. We were pleased with the value of the room. The bedding is fantastic - rarely do I get as good a night sleep on the road as I do at home. Here I did. The courtyard is breathtaking and a lot of care goes into the property - even the landscaping in the parking lot. It's evident that the owners care about the quality of guest experience. We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

El Pueblo is a motel with rooms around a nicely landscaped courtyard, with outside parking. Rooms are a little dated and rather dark, and have older A/C unit which grinds away. Pool is a plus, especially during unexpected heat wave during Labor Day, but not nothing terribly fancy. Staff was very helpful and nice. Morning b'fast was typical motel fare: big urn of coffee, bread to toast yourself, yogurt and cereal. Perfectly acceptable. All in all, a relaxed place, about 1 mi from main plaza, good value if you get the $169 rate. convenient to the wineries.

  • Liked — convenient to town, free parking, pool
  • Disliked — rooms dated and need reno
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2007

For the budget traveler, this is a nice, convenient, motel with a friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

We stayed at the El Pueblo August 23 /07. This is the second time we have stayed here and once again we were not disappointed. The courtyard and the pool area are beautiful and very well maintained. The bed was really comfortable, the room was clean and the breakfast was more than adequate. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, they offered advise on where to eat as well as mapping out the best route to take. We would definately stay again.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

We stayed at this hotel because most of my cousin's wedding guests were staying here. We had a room in the Sonoma section, and it was wonderful! The beds were as good or better than the Heavenly Bed at Westin. The in-room coffee included complimentary biscotti each day; however, the larger complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel was excellent (when we could get out of those fabulous beds in time).
About a mile from the hotel is The Square--which is a delightful place for shopping and eating. We ate at the General's Daughter one night--very good. We ate at the Red Grape on the Square twice (delicious). We also took a six-hour wine tour with the Beau Wine Tour company (ask for Denise as your guide; she's great!). We travel often and frequently stay in very well-respected hotels. We would put the El Pueblo Inn among the top 5 for comfort, friendliness, cleanliness, and overall beauty. I wish I were this pleased with all of our vacations!

Stayed August 2007
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Tampa, FL
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2007

We read the reviews, both positive and negative, and took a chance. The place is delightful! The landscaping is fantastic. Check out the roses in the parking lot. It is an older motel, however it is evident that the owners care for the place, as everything is top shelf.
The location is a short drive, about one mile, from the square in Sonoma.
My wife and I travel quite a bit, and we were thrilled with this place. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends.

  • Liked — The landscaping is amazing
  • Disliked — Nothing I didn't like
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 896 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sonoma
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Pueblo Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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