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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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#5 of 11 hotels in Sonoma
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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405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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Karen L wrote a review Jul 2021
Marin County, California89 contributions42 helpful votes
The location can’t be beat but this hotel is not worth its hefty price. Bathrooms are tiny. Rooms are outdated decor and NOISY! We heard everything including the young children awaking and screaming at 6:30 am, the cars driving by at 8:00 am and the other guests walking down halls. Service was great - very friendly staff but can’t make up for paying $500/night for a very mediocre room.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from H Wagner, General Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded Jul 6, 2021
Hello Karen, Thank you for staying with us over the Fourth of July Weekend. I am sorry to hear that you felt your stay was not worth the price. It appears that you were in a room that overlooks the Sonoma Plaza. The holiday weekend attracts more families to our hotel than typical, as well the town is more active than usual. This is partly due to the vintage car parade early on the Fourth, as well as our location just a couple of blocks from the fireworks show. While are bathroom sizes do vary by room, our rooms were updated with RH furnishings in the last few years. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We do hope you give us another opportunity on your next visit to Sonoma. Kurt
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Jg321879 wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had a wonderful stay at the El Dorado Hotel in Sonoma! We were staying for a night during our honeymoon and the hotel recognized and made it a special and memorable stay! The parking was a little bit difficult as we arrived on Tuesday during the farmer's market - that seemingly everyone in town attends! Once we were settled, we had a great time getting tacos from the Cantina window and heading over to the park to join the festivities and wandering the market. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful!
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Date of stay: June 2021
SGS wrote a review May 2021
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I wish I could’ve given the El Dorado 5 stars - our street-facing room with balcony was comfortable (although the bathroom was pretty tight), the staff was attentive, and the restaurant good. Our only complaint, and in no way the hotel’s fault, was the daily 5am racket made by garbage and recycling trucks. Full disclosure: we like to sleep with the windows open and not use the a/c. My suggestion would be to book a room overlooking the courtyard and sleep with the windows closed for a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Henrike Wagner, General Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Responded May 27, 2021
Hello Susan, Thank you so much for staying at El Dorado Hotel in Sonoma. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the future.
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David M wrote a review Oct 2020
Los gatos, United States10 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a lovely clean hotel right on the plaza. We stayed in the plaza king room with a big balcony overlooking the town. The restaurant was top notch and we enjoyed all our meals. My only suggestions would be that the room have a magnifying mirror, and a better coffee set up. A nesresso or Kerrig machine would be much better. The room was small but loved the big balcony.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Cindy R wrote a review Apr 2020
Weddington, North Carolina1194 contributions146 helpful votes
We enjoyed an excellent lunch here during our wine tasting weekend. 3 couples....women all ordered the Tuna Poke and the guys all ordered the tacos. All very good and the specialty cocktails were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Which popular attractions are close to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Nearby attractions include Vella Cheese Company (0.3 miles), Sonoma Plaza (0.01 miles), and Sonoma Coast State Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet Scoops Homemade Ice Cream, Cafe La Haye, and LaSalette Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Sonoma.
Does El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen?
Many travelers enjoy visiting General M.G. Vallejo Home (0.4 miles), Lachryma Montis (0.4 miles), and Haraszthy Villa (1.6 miles).