I chose this hotel for its location as the reviews were quite mixed but was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were stylish and modern, with comfy four-poster beds, and the whole hotel was very nicely designed in a 'boutique hotel' style. Our room had a small balcony overlooking the pool area and restaurant terrace. The pool was small but nice with towels and reclining beds set out.
The location in Sonoma is excellent, right in the central square (where there is a good farmer's market where people sit outside listening to music and picnicking on a Tuesday night) with easy access to restaurants, bars etc. You can also hire bikes nearby to cycle round the vineyards which was really nice.
A lot of reviewers have mentioned the noise but we had no problems, though maybe in the height of summer if there were lots of people sitting outside the restaurant it might have been different. We ate in the restaurant which was lovely - they also do wine for half price on Wednesday nights which helped as it was quite pricey. We didn't have breakfast included but ate in the place in the lobby which was fine. The room price ws also quite high compared to similar places I've stayed but it was a nice place to stay and would recommend it for a break in Sonoma.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Hotel And Kitchen
- El Dorado Hotel Kitchen
- El Dorado Sonoma