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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We are going back again. The staff greeted us as we arrived , warm and welcoming. They had everything ready for us. The room was poolside and comfortable. The morning comped breakfast was 3-4 star, which for free is pretty great. The hotel is so close to everything , the Sonora night life and the mountains.
Back to the staff, they were so accomodating, we needed towels , and toothpaste which they gladly provided. My son loves the hot cocoa in the lobby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Rosa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Another visit to the Sonora area and decided to stay at a new place I had heard good things about. Was not disappointed.
Check in was fast and friendly, and was provided free breakfast coupons for each of us for both days of our stay in the the motels adjacent restauarant.
Made mistake of not asking for a room on ground level before checking in as I found out shortly thereafter that hotel has no elevator to upper floor where room was located. Had great difficulty getting heavy luggage upstairs in the rain from parking lot (and back down when we checked out), and this would be my only complaint.
Room was spacious, clean, well appointed. Had flat screen TV, mini fridge and microwave.
Our room was exterior entrace from parking lot, which we prefer, but there are rooms with interior corridors if you prefer.
Pillows are rather large and hard, so it was hard for us to get comfortable with them.
Location was quiet and had a good nights sleep both nights.
Ate breakfast at adjacent hotel restaurant and service was fast, attentive, and food was ample/good tasting.
Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Quieter if upstairs but know there is no elevator available for upstair rooms, if that is an issue f...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sacramento, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice spot for a last minute get away, they have a special rate and package for the nearby Casino. Clean room, good service and free full breakfast! It is a typical chain type room, but comfortable, clean and quiet.

Room Tip: Stayed in the Executive Kings, in the back, 2nd floor, nice and quiet, pretty view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Enjoyed a very comfortable night's stay. Hotel is in a nice quiet location. Bed and pillows very good and excellent outdoors hot tub which we greatly enjoyed. Super breakfast with voucher served at restaurant across the carpark. Close to shops. Our only problem was with our Tomtom sat nav which could not locate it so had to drive around a bit to find it- it was not too hard. Staff all very friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I enjoy a quiet, bigger than a shoebox, comfortable room when I travel. This Best Western provided not only that, but a flat screen TV w/HBO, a microwave,a refrigerator and an excellant breakfast at their on site reataurant. All this included in one reasonable price.

Room Tip: I always request a room away from the ice machine, the elevator and the exit door.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Essex
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was my fifth hotel on my trip! I really liked it as it had a nice friendly air to it. My room was very clean and big. It was inside as opposed to some of the rooms - handy on a rainy night. To reach the bar and restaurant I had to walk across the car park but it was easy to find and no hassle. There was a nice welcoming atmosphere in the bar and restaurant. The food was very good - especially the cherry pie! It was good value too. On this type of holiday often most of the money is going on food. I don't mind if it's good though.One thing to note is that the restaurant closes quite early - about 8.30 - so late diners be aware.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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yosemitehotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your feedback about the 8:30pm closure of our on-site family -operated restaurant; it is true that they close earlier than some others. In additional to the Pine Tree Restaurant/Lounge, there are many truly excellent restaurants that open a little later, including the Black Oak Casino restaurants. Our Front Desk team can guide you to your best choices in the area, and most are very close. I am also amazed that our small towns in this region have such a great array of fine and fun dining.

Thank you for making the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference you choice. We appreciate you kind comments about the hotel and the restaurant/lounge.

Christopher Link
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Address: 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370
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Location: United States > California > Sonora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this Sonora, California hotel conveniently located in the heart of Gold Country. Those in need of Yosemite lodging will not be disappointed at the Best Western Sonora Oaks! Guests will be a short distance from many landmarks and attractions, including the Sierra Railroad, Columbia State Park and Yosemite National Park. Guests will also be near Dodge Ridge Ski Area, Leland Snow Park and we are the closest hotel to Black Oak Casino. ... more   less 
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