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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Did I mention location? Less than a hour from SFO, this hip hotel with a surperb restaurant downstairs is everything that you want for a stay in the town of Sonoma. I thought the room was tiny, but I wasnt there for the room. Front desk staff - remarkable. Many things to do right on the square or the adjacent side streets including many places for wine tasting, so you really do NOT have to drive after checking in. A real jewel in my opinion!

Room Tip: My room #5 was just about over the entrance but no perceptible noise because, I think, everyone is w...
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This hotel has a great location, close to restaurants,a CVS, a Whole Foods, church, etc. My room had a very comfortable bed and was clean, but was extremely dark and it was very difficult to dress or find something. The bathroom was also very clean with good light and excellent towels. It was bright and I had to go there all the time to look for things. We were a group attending a wedding and my nephew's room was also so dark, that at a point he put on a gray pant matching a black jacket. The bathroom window needs a shade since other guests can see you from their balconies and the closets are very tiny with very little hangers. I requested extra ones and I could only get two, when I really needed four. You can hear noise and conversations from other rooms. Service in the restaurant is very good and the girl at the front desk is very nice and helpful. If they improve these little things, it would be a perfect place to stay for a few days.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We booked with friends and we both booked king beds. We both got queens. The rate is the same as a room with kings. Our room near the top of the stairs was smaller. So small that we could not open the closet door. We were there early, so they certainly could have given us options. I would stay again, but I would be selective about the room.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The El Dorado was a pleasant surprise! Quaint and charming - in a great location.
Service was friendly and accommodating and the restaurant - amazing! If you are looking for a small boutique style hotel where you will feel so at home you never want to leave, this is it!
The only complaint some might have is the rooms are small, as are the decks (a couple of rooms have nice large decks) but we found it clean, comfy and cozy! Checked out the "cabana" style rooms beside the pool and wouldn't recommend them as strongly - felt like a garage in a back alley - my opinion.
Overall i Would take this over a large tower type hotel any day! Would love to go back!
Other than the EDK in the hotel I would strongly recommend the Girl and the fig restaurant across the street.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a great little boutique hotel on the square in downtown Sonoma, close to great restaurants and wine bars and just a short drive to near by vinewards. Our room was very nice and comfortable with a little balcony overlooking a side street of the square. The bathroom was pretty tiny and there was no full mirror in the room (which can be very annoying for a woman), but we managed. There are two little restaurants in the hotel which we didn't eat at, but they looked great. We would definitely recommend this hotel and stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have chosen this hotel our last 4 trips to Sonoma. All rooms are nice with cute little balconies however rooms 3 and 4 have the largest balconies with great views of the square. The service and restaurant are added bonuses. Sonoma is a great base for heading north to Healdsburg and beyond. The drive is pleasant and the Sonoma charm can't be beat.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This hotel is in a great location, right on the town square. However, the hotel was a disappointment. The room was quite bare with a hard, uncomfortable bed; linens were rough and the towels were threadbare. After the first day of a five day stay, toiletries were never replaced. We had to ask at the desk for soap, shampoo and even TP! The staff was indifferent. We expected more for the money, even in northern CA. We have been to wine country several times and have always had nice accomodations before this trip. The restaurant is good.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Address: 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range: $230 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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