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“Two night stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

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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
Orange, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Two night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Traveled to Sonora from Orange County on Christmas day to visit family. Room was ready when we arrived at one o'clock. Early check in always a plus. Had an interior room #200, just above the office with two bedrooms, 1K and 1Q bed. Two sink vanity with separate bathroom/toilet area. Only complaint being that the pocket door was missing on one side of the vanity area. Every time my son came down the hall and vanity area light would spill over into our room Shower water pressure mediocre. Room was clean with coffee maker and refrigerator. Good selection of channels, but CRT tv. WiFi reception was excellent, but maybe that was because I was right above the office. Front desk staff courteous and helpful with directions.

Used the breakfast voucher at the little restaurant across the parking lot. Good breakfast with attentive wait staff. Food came out quick also. There is also a bar attached to the restaurant. Good for a late afternoon/early evening cocktail. Bar does not stay open too late on weekdays. Efficient bartender and friendly locals.

Room Tip: Shopping center less than half a mile down the road, grocery store and Starbucks and some fast food...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • 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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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We ended up booking a stay here after walking into a Hotel in Jamestown that was absolutely disgusting! When my husband called, he explained our situation that we were at a horrible hotel, and needed something inexpensive fast! The lady he spoke to on the home helped us out tremendously, and we ended up getting a really good deal on this hotel. We walked in, not knowing what to expect after our horrid experience earlier. We were pleasantly surprised, the hotel was perfectly clean, the beds were comfortable, and the free breakfast was fantastic. We visit family in Groveland often, and we will certainly recommend this hotel to others!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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, December 27, 2012
I am glad that our front desk team could offer you a special rate and provide availability to get you into a comfortable hotel. Sometimes the lowest rate is not the best value, as I have discovered myself, the hard way, too. We strive to provide great value for our guests. When you are calling again, feel free to ask about any applicable packages, which might provide you value, too. Some of those are also online.

We will share you compliments with our whole team; your comments are important. We look forward to your next visit at the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center.

Christopher Link
(209) 533-4400
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

The staff are lovely and very helpful.
We stayed overnight and it was very comfortable and clean.
The staff at the restaurant were friendly and helpful too.
I had a amazing night sleep, the beds were very comfortable.
I would recommend to anyone..

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very chilly nights in the winter. Noisy heater would wake us up. Had to turn off heating to sleep. Bed mattress was fine but blankets were too heavy. Will return only in the summer.
Would have liked a flat screen instead of old tube-type.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, December 27, 2012
Thank you for your constructive feedback. Although we strive to please every guest, we appreciate any comments to make us better:

The “old tube style” TVs are being replaced in January with 40” huge flat screens! We are excited about the upgrade and know that our guests will appreciate it. You room should have been pre-heated, if you made a reservation, and we apologize for not performing that extra service function in your room. Feel free to contact me to discuss further.

Many guests enjoy us in all seasons. I hope that the pre-heated room and the new flat screens with make your next stay excellent, in summer or winter. We also can provide standard blankets rather than the thicker duvet style, that others prefer. Feel free to request anything to make your stay better at the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center.

Christopher Link
General Manager
209 533-4400
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Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel Sonora
Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel And Conference Center
Sonora Best Western

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