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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved this hotel. It came recommended to us by a friend who vacations in Sonoma a lot. We had one of the rooms in the back behind the pool and it had its own private patio. The location was just prefect - everything is within walking distance in Sonoma Square. I'm sure the restaurant is very good- we simply... More 

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Thank Heather W
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. Heather W, We love this hotel too! The restaurant is more than enough reason to return soon. Your private patio awaits - thanks for the kind note. We wish you and yours the very best until we meet again! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, nice location and good rooms. We didn't know there was a pool so that was an added bonus and we never saw anyone there. Rooms were stunning, bed comfy and nice toiletries. My only comment would be to replace the hot water in the morning more frequently. Even at 7am it was only 80 degrees which isn't hot... More 

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Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. charlotteamy2, We are so pleased to hear our recent renovations are receiving positive reviews from our guests. However, it isn't very pleasing to enjoy lukewarm tea - thanks for the feedback and we hope to host you again! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights and loved it! We were with a group of friends and everyone liked their room. The location is perfect. The rooms were clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We stayed in a room that overlooked the courtyard dining area. It was a little loud but we didn't mind.

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Thank cjnrp
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. cjnrp, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the kind note. We are so pleased to hear that your group not only enjoyed the comfort and quality of your room, but our service hit the mark! We cannot wait to welcome you back for your next Sonoma getaway! Our best, The El Dorado... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the centre of Sonoma and easy walking distance to gift shops, wine tasting and eateries. Perfect as a base point to further explore the wineries that surround the area. Room is well presented and modern. Bed is a pleasure to lay in after a hard days exploring! Bar fridge in room with chilled water and glasses. Coffee machine... More 

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Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. Ralph Bart, We appreciate the feedback - it appears we were a great home base for all of your Sonoma adventures. Unfortunately, it sounds as if an early kitchen delivery made their presence too well known - our sincerest apologies. We hope to welcome you back in the future when it is time to indulge in more farm-to-table food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. The room had a "rustic chic" feel and was very clean. We stayed in the rooms to the right on the pool and it was amazing. We had our own patio and it was very quiet. The rest of the hotel is very nice and, although we... More 

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Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. Michael S, It was such a pleasure hosting you and yours during the honeymoon! Our restaurant surely missed you both - please come back and enjoy the amazing creations the next time you're in town! No need to wait a year for the first anniversary... Cheers, The El Dorado Team More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was very well appointed with a small veranda on the side. Loved the natural woods and tiles. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Located right on the square and easy walking distance to restaurants and shops!

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Thank travel4fun49
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. travel4fun49, It is always splendid to hear our little hotel on the plaza made a big impact! We cannot wait to welcome you back for your next Sonoma getaway!. Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Booked last minute and so glad. This charming hotel is so California, worth Spanish tiles, bright white fixtures, and natural wood everywhere. The rooms are small, but perfect, and even over the square there was no noise. Free wifi and illy coffee machine in room was appreciated. The location is perfect, right scros from Roche-wines, and the girl and the... More 

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Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. tjadolan, Thank you so much for the kind note - we are thrilled to hear your last minute accommodations were a success! Sylvia has been a great addition to our amazing guest services team. We are glad she helped enhance your visit! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The rooms are very small but comfortable. The bed is extremely comfortable, but it is not the kind of room you want to hang out in. They have a nice little pool area, very simple, and dining there is pretty good. My only beef was that we made a reservation awhile ago and let them know we were celebrating our... More 

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Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. Emily H, I am so pleased to hear you decided to join us twenty years later! However, you are absolutely correct - we missed out on a nice opportunity to impress a returning couple and make more memories. We take pride in the little things and our attention for detail and it is simply unfortunate we missed the mark.... More 

Aptos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Located on the plaza in Sonoma you can get a tasty and creative cocktail. The outdoor dining area is very pleasant in the evening. The food is good. Some things are better than others. I wasn't crazy about their salads but the specials are usually very good. It also has a wonderful private room for private parties.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I loved this little hotel located right on the square. The location is perfect and the service is outstanding. Everything you need in Sonoma is right on your doorstep if you chose to stay here. The rooms are gorgeous, modern yet classic and we were lucky enough to have a room overlooking the square with a little terrace. The pool... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Address: 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Price Range: $202 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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El Dorado Hotel And Kitchen
El Dorado Hotel Kitchen
El Dorado Sonoma
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
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