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Gunn House Hotel

286 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370-5022
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#2 of 8 hotels in Sonora
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Oldest historic hotel in Sonora. Experience a bit of the past in one of the antique apponted rooms. Innkeepers breakfast each morning. Easy walking distance to great shopping and wonderful restaurants.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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tshend wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California19 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed at the Gunn House before and enjoyed the quality of our experience and service. The hotel has new ownership and we were very disappointed in the general cleanliness throughout and the guest room. One bedside lamp did not work; the remote control for the air conditioner did not work and the room amenties were sparse to say the least. The exterior corridors were quite dirty. Outside lighting and fans were set to a timer that went on after dark...not helpful getting to ones room. The Gunn House has great potential, the new ownership needs to get more hands on.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Hotel of last resort.
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apappas_11 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed for one night in this hotel. I'd checked online and it showed queen rooms available but since I was making the reservation just a few hours before arrival I thought I'd call. The staff member who answered the call was on what must have been a cell phone - it was very hard to hear her. I asked for a queen room and she said I could have a king for a bit more money and I said no a queen was fine. She repeated the offer at least twice before finally saying no queen rooms were available. I took the king. She asked when I'd arrive and I said 9:30 pm, she said the reception would be closed and to call the same phone number 15 minutes in advance of my arrival, which I did and she said my key and the receipt to sign would be under the front mat. A staff member (?) was outside and gave me the key and had me sign, I was not given a copy of my receipt and no one was in the office in the morning around 9:15 am when I left to provide me with one. I had to ask where to park and where the room was, the woman who gave me the key pointed toward the back of the property and said she thought it was that way. There were some other guests who were also trying to check in. The website said wifi and breakfast - there was no information in the room about either, I had to call to find out the wifi password and that took two attempts; asked about breakfast was told there was no breakfast due to Covid. I get it but don't think the rate should be the same and ideally should be noted on the website. The staff member I spoke to on the phone said she'd told me that there was no breakfast when I booked - she may have but the phone connection was so poor I didn't hear. The room itself was dilapidated - there were stains on the carpet, the curtains were dirty and the bed cover and pillow shams did not appear to have been washed. The sheets and pillow cases were clean. There was no coffee maker in the room which would have been at least something in lieu of breakfast. The room faced the street an it was noisy and there was a lot of light from the neighboring businesses. I would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Avoid a front room as they face busy street
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Jasmeet wrote a review Jul 2020
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I just visited this historic inn in month of june and experienced a heaven like feeling in it. Congenial staff, clean rooms and loos, delicious breakfast, following all precautions to tackle covid-19 And various more facilities like pool, spacious garden and many more
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Richard Lamm wrote a review May 2020
Reno, Nevada2 contributions
Historic and nicely decorated, so charming. Books detailing the 150 yr history of the hotel in the office. I never go in pools, but this one was very nice and they supply rafts, which I floated on for half an hour in the evening. I asked for a quiet room, and got one overlooking the back deck and pool- very comfortable (the golf room, complete with "artwork" and a bag of old wooden shafted clubs). The rooms facing the front are close to the street may not be so quiet. For the price, this place is a gem. I was a walk- in and got a room for $80. I had actually checked in at the Aladdin, but left because it was shabby.I will recommend to everyone and will be back soon again.
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Date of stay: April 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Back rooms are awesome
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valohnaw wrote a review Nov 2019
Palm Desert, California1 contribution
It is always interesting when you travel to places you remembered as a child and as I checked into the Gunn house hotel I was met with a nostalgic moment of remembering parades and warm summer nights and the easy smiles of folks who remembered your dad or family members and the beauty of those easy conversations over a cup of tea on the veranda..the Gunn house managed by ray made my visit the highlight of my trip . The property is in perfect repair . The patio gardens and pool reminded me of my grandmothers place where it was magical. the attention to the rooms with there charm and beauty made me so happy that i came back home and tried this property again . Many Years ago at least 10 or so I had stayed at the property and at that time it was in need of some love and attention and the feeling reflected in the property. Today under rays management the property flourishes and it’s abundance will not disappoint . For those wanting to enjoy charm and a signature veranda choose the upstairs balcony room 14 is my favorite . Have a cup of tea in a rocking chair and watch the world drive by .. every one of the locals has a rich story as does this beautiful hotel and those that keep it in mint condition . Best to ray see you in August!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Gunnhouse143, Manager at Gunn House Hotel
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Thank you so much for your positive, and very descriptive words of your stay here at the Gunn House Hotel. It was a pleasure to have you here and to do what I could to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable one! I look forward to seeing you in August as well. Until then, take care! Regards, Ray Manager, Gunn House Hotel
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$105 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gunn House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gunn House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tuolumne County Museum (0.2 miles), Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum (0.3 miles), and Stage 3 Theatre Company (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gunn House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Gunn House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gunn House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gunn House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diamondback Grill, Emberz, and Sonora Thai Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gunn House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Gunn House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Sonora.
Are there any historical sites close to Gunn House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Columbia State Historic Park (3.9 miles).