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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for our 26th anniversary. Great staff, helped us with our bags upstairs where we had a room with view of the Plaza. Small mini fridge with some ice cold water and chilled glasses and an espresso machine for coffee. No breakfast but coffee in the upstairs foyer in the morning and great breakfast downstairs off the El Dorado... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start? Perhaps with the lack of elevators coupled with rickety outdoor stairs and indoor tile stairs so slippery a clerk fell and injured herself the day we left? Or maybe with the lack of shelving and storage in the bathroom? Or perhaps with the TV on an angled wall that presented a challenge viewing from any location in... More 

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

Ms. TLtu, Thank you so much for the note. We are delighted to hear your room was clean and your dining experiences were positive. The charm of our historic building is not without its challenges. Unfortunately, an elevator would compromise the structure of Salvador Vallejo’s 172 year-old-building – I certainly hope luggage assistance was offered by our dedicated bell staff.... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday I had the opportunity to enjoy a meal at El Dorado and my experience was fantastic. This is not a small footprint of a restaurant as it has 300 seats so I always am alert to service when there are so many diners to cover. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. I will have to return as there were... More 

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

Mr. shakey26, Thank you kindly for the feedback on your dining experience. The risotto and ahi tuna tartare are fabulous choices. Well done! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to enjoy the newly renovated hotel! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was small but very functional and tidy. Good location and pretty quiet for having a corner room street/plaza side. Party in restaurant loud one evening as was the restaurant clean up, but they were done at a reasonable hour. Nice to walk everywhere in the town and close to bike/running/walk trail. Boulangerie across the plaza was the best place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hotel in a great location Not the biggest rooms but well decorated and comfortable. Buzzy atmosphere and well placed to visit wine country. This hotel has one of the best restaurants in the town and the breakfast is very good value

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

Mr. Christopher F, We appreciate the time taken to leave us feedback. We are pleased to hear your room was well-appointed and comfortable. It is great having such an amazing restaurant just a few steps away - glad you enjoyed both the hotel and restaurant! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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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 August 18, 2016 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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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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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 August 4, 2016 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 July 31, 2016

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 

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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: $194 - $496 (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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