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“Well sited, helpful, friendly ... too expensive.” 3 of 5 stars
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Victorian Garden Inn
316 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 Sonoma B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Well sited, helpful, friendly ... too expensive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of days. It is located a short walk away from the town square where all of the restaurants etc are. Wifi was acceptable and it had decent air con. Really nice gardens (we took out breakfasts outside for example) which might be a plus if you have some time to kill.

My main complaint was the price.

We ended up paying about 20% more per night for this small "traditional" room (without any wardrobe or TV), a small double bed and a cramped bathroom than we paid for a spacious 4 star hotel (with huge bed, amazing bathroom, views, storage facilities, great wifi, desk, arm chairs, TV, roof top heated pool, gym, bar etc etc) in a trendy area of Manhattan just a couple of days later.

It is a nice enough place, the service was friendly and attentive, but the price was just too much.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This inn is beautiful and a great value! The property and gardens are very well maintained with lovely amenities including a pool and hot tub. Our room was comfortable with many nice touches - fluffy towels and pillows and chocolates, too. Breakfast preparation sent delicious aromas throughout the inn and we enjoyed coffee on the porch. I highly recommend this inn.

Room Tip: Our room on the second floor was quiet, private, with lots of natural light.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place is exactly what is says, set up like a Victorian house with loads of "period" pieces even down to the decanter of sherry for the guests to help themselves to! Donna, the owner goes out of her way to welcome you and the staff are excellent, Janet gave us a number of tickets and cards for free wine tasting offers and recommended some great places to visit. The garden and pool is a relaxing place to spend the early evening before walking 5 minutes to Sonoma Square where there are a number of bars and restaurants for your evening entertainment. For you wine lovers, there are 23 wine tasting rooms within walking distance, making this the ideal base for people on a wine tasting adventure.

Room Tip: We booked the queen room in the main house. The only thing we had to get used to was walking across...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We loved our stay here! We arrived much earlier then expected and were greeted very well. The staff (so sorry I can't remember her name!) helped tremendously by giving us great information and a wonderful itinerary that helped us plan out our day. While the décor is not 100% our taste with all the white wicker, etc., it is certainly what one would expect in a "Victorian" inn. Our room was beautiful and the bed was super comfortable. The breakfast was simple, but perfect and catered to our preferences (eggs scrambled versus hardboiled, gluten free, etc.). The best part about this place is the beautiful gardens and yard. I could have stayed out there forever just soaking up the serenity and beauty of this place and I loved the proximity/short walk to the square. The hospitality there by the staff was very warm and we would love to come back. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night, and my daughters and significant others were in two other rooms. Pre-arrival communication was good (email and phone), and the place is really nice. Beautifully decorated and very welcoming. We loved our room in the main house, and the garden and tower rooms are also wonderful. Nice gardens, grounds, and decor in and out. House was built in 1870. Very comfortable, and we relaxed in the living room after dinner. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, staff and owner were delightful and informative. We loved being able to walk five minutes to the square for dinner. We hope to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We greatly enjoyed the Victorian Garden Inn. The room was comfortable. The full breakfast was superb. Fresh fruit and cookies are available throughout the day. Sherry is available in the afternoon and evening.

The inn is located a few blocks from the plaza, which made wine tasting and getting home very convenient.

We liked it so much, we plan to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sacramento
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Great B&B. They serve an excellent breakfast. They gave the option to eat inside or in the lovely garden. The staff is excellent. We needed to leave the B&B about 6AM as we were running the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon and they offered to serve us breakfast when we returned from the run. We returned about 10AM which was after the normal breakfast hours. We enjoyed our breakfast and they did not rush us. We would be happy to return. Loved the location only a short walk to the center of town.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 316 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us spoil you at the Victorian Garden Inn, a historic Sonoma bed and breakfast. Just a short walk from the Historic Sonoma Plaza in Northern California's famed Wine Country, we provide you with the best in Sonoma lodging.A stay at A Victorian Garden Inn offers one the opportunity to step back into another era. Originally built in 1870 as a private residence, it is one of the oldest properties in the City of Sonoma. It was opened to guests as a bed and breakfast in 1983. Surrounded by historic sites such as the San Francisco de Solano Mission, the Sonoma Barracks, and Lachryma Montis, the home of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the Inn is the perfect getaway to enjoy the history of Sonoma.The Inn is named for its lush English gardens surrounding our historical Sonoma farmhouse. With well-appointed rooms and a comfortable parlor inside, you'll find everything you're looking for in a Sonoma Wine Country bed and breakfast. Our acre of gardens is a great place to relax with a glass of wine from one of our local wineries at the end of a long day enjoying the beauty of Sonoma. ... more   less 
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