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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence


#5 of 11 hotels in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Set on the historic downtown Sonoma Plaza, 45 minutes north of San Francisco, our boutique hotel reflects the simple charm of the wine country as well as the urban sophistication of our guests.From world class dining at our El Dorado Kitchen, to relaxing poolside, to enjoying the area’s many local activities the El Dorado Hotel is a one of a kind destination.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Free internet
Public wifi
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Park View
Historic Hotel
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Special Offer:Sonoma Farmers' Market


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Grade: 99 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
37Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Just increadable place. You can have everything what you want and wish. It is located in the center of Sonoma. Rooms facing the partio are kore quiet. Eating in the restaurant is excellent. Hotel offers bikes free of charge
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Response from el_dorado_gsm, Front Office Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded yesterday
Dear GabrieleS2472, Wow! Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay at El Dorado Hotel. I'm happy to hear you were able to enjoy the relaxing balcony facing the courtyard, and the fabulous food at El Dorado Kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you to El Dorado Hotel in the future! Cheers,
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Hotel's Favorite
What a gem on the Sonoma town square! The El Dorado was a simple yet thoughtful and beautiful home base for our four days in Sonoma. We loved the small touches in our room — great throw blankets, a “vintage” radio that connected via Bluetooth to our phones (and plenty of USB plug-ins), a refrigerator with cold glasses and a large bottle of water to keep us hydrated amid all the wine ... We slept great on our king bed under a super warm and cloud-like duvet. A complementary bottle of Gloria Ferrer bubbles awaited us in honor of our anniversary. Our one regret was not taking more opportunities to dine at EDKitchen. The Glen Ellen Star was fabulous, and The Girl and the Fig across the street was good with great desserts, but we could have eaten three meals a day at EDK and been divinely happy. It’s a bit expensive to stay on the square but totally worth it.
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Response from Ashley M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Dear mskeri, Thank you for your lovely words and for taking the time to write a review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed so many different aspects of our cozy boutique hotel. We do our best to make sure our guests are comfortable and impressed when they stay with us and it sounds like we were able to help elevate your experience with our wonderful beds and additional amenities! We look forward to welcoming you back to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen for your next visit to Sonoma Valley! Our Best, El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen Team
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Spent a couple of nights here. Hotel staff texted several times prior to my visit to ensure there was nothing extra needed. Rooms (2) were ready for our party upon arrival. This is an older hotel so the rooms are smaller BUT the hotel is beautiful and well taken care of. You are right on the square which is convenient. There was a market on the square our first night which was an added bonus. Great good and entertainment. Within walking distance of several choices for food, shopping and wine tasting.
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Response from el_dorado_gsm, Front Office Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded yesterday
Dear Dylanw263, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at El Dorado Hotel! I'm thrilled to hear the team was able to assist you with your reservation before your arrival, and that you were able to enjoy the hotel's proximity to the square. The Farmer's Market is a blast, so I'm glad you were able to participate in the festivities. I appreciate your kind words and will be sure to share them with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to El Dorado Hotel soon. Cheers,
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I gave this hotel a 1-star rating but overall I had a really positive experience. One of the most positive features of paying $525 a night is that I won't have the opportunity to blow my money anywhere else. So I'm thankful for getting that out of the way. There are a lot of redeeming qualities of staying at the El Dorado. For starters, I think the layout of the room was great. Though I've stayed in an RV before and enjoyed it, I wasn't able to reach the toilet from the bed I was sleeping in, so the El Dorado is much nicer than an RV. I saved a ton of time not putting my clothes away, because there was only room for one shirt in the closet, so I used my spare time to check out the pool that looked AMAZING in the photos online. I was stoked. The pool doesn't quite look like it does online BUT for the sake of keeping everything positive, the pool experience was nostalgic for me. If you remember when Daniel Laruso checks out his apartment pool for the first time in Karate Kid Part 1, that's the feeling I got when I used my spare time from not having to put my clothes away and went to the pool. Brought me right back to my childhood. A really cool feature of the El Dorado is the communal feeling you get from staying there. We were on a trip with a bunch of our friends and I was worried that by staying in separate hotel rooms we wouldn't get a chance to hang out much, but thankfully you can hear everything through the walls that you don't miss a minute of catching up with anyone. Great design! The hotel is really environmentally conscious as well. It only requires one wet wipe to clean the room, mainly because it's the size of a shoe box. No offense meant to any shoe boxes that are reading. Overall I think the best thing about staying at the El Dorado Hotel is that there was free tap water.
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Response from el_dorado_gsm, Front Office Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Jack80301, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at El Dorado. While your review was humorous, I feel terrible you walked away with such a negative experience at our property. Our team strives to provide a high level of service as well as a relaxing experience for our guests, we clearly missed the mark. I value your feedback, and will be sure to pass this along to our General Manager. I would like to rectify this situation, if you would like to discuss your experience further, please e-mail me at cmiller@eldoradosonoma.com. I apologize again for the negative experience you had at El Dorado Hotel.
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This was our second trip to Sonoma and this time we decided to stay in the square. We picked El Dorado Hotel and Kitchen because it is centrally located in the square. Our room was small but it had a nice balcony with two chairs outside, and we were only staying one night so it was not really a big deal. The bed was comfortable, however the A/C unit did not do a very good job of cooling down the room, so we opened the French doors to the balcony because it was a nice cool night. This was a big mistake as our room was located on the side of the building where one of the main roads filters into Sonoma. All night into the early hours of the morning (2-4am) you could hear big trucks coming through, loud music from people out and about. We had luckily planned on leaving early to head to LA, however we were hoping to get a good night sleep, which did not happen due to all the commotion going on. Rooms towards the back of the hotel may have been quieter, and would probably give this hotel another try and request one of those.
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Response from el_dorado_gsm, Front Office Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Bigcat3386, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen. I apologize for the issues you experienced with the A/C unit, as well as the noise from the street. Our downtown location is second to none, however, the liveliness of our corner can occasionally be heard from the rooms. We have our HVAC maintenance scheduled for this month, we will be sure to let them know the units are not cooling down as quickly as they should. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future, please give us a call directly so we can ensure you are in a quieter location towards the rear of the property. We look forward to seeing you at El Dorado soon. My best,
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$310 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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