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The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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Reviewed February 14, 2005

I stayed at the Lodge at Sonoma last week during a conference. The property is nice but there were a few annoyances. Although I requested a king room for my companion and I, a family cottage with two double (not queen) beds and a small sofa bed was assigned. All that furniture was really too much for the room and you had to squeeze tightly around a bed to get to the bathroom. When I arrived the bellman insisted on taking my bags, even though I was assigned a room where I could park right outside the door. When I asked him to return the bags to the car he wouldn't (trying to get a tip). He took the bags to the door of the room. I didn't tip him. I had to return to the front desk twice after checking in because two sets of electronic keys didn't work. That meant returning the luggage to the car each time because I couldn't get into the room. The third set finally worked. I didn't find the desk staff to be very knowledgable about anything. Ice Machines are few and far between on the 9 acre property so it was a VERY long walk to get ice. The location is about a mile and a half away from the center of town so you can't walk. The hotel does have a shuttle. The good news is that the rooms are clean and fairly quiet. I didn't try the spa or the restaurant.

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Reviewed February 14, 2005

This is an excellent resort and it takes pets. We were there this Valentine weekend, $118/night through priceline. When we arrived we were upgraded to a beautiful cottage. The staff was so attentive, the place was sold out for the weekend, but there was a mix up with our reservation we wanted a king size bed for a romantic weekend and somehow through priceline we were booked for double beds. There was a rate difference but it was still better than booking directly or through expedia.

The room was well done, very comfortable with turn down and room service; the staff went out of their way to make up for the confusion when we arrived. The restaurant (Carneros) was excellent, and the restaurant manager was friendly and accommodating, we drank with him later at the bar. The bartender was friendly and very helpful, even arranged to have champagne delivered to our rooms after we inquired about the possibility. Furthermore, the Concierge was so helpful and ensured we got last minute reservations as some of the best restaurants in the area. And the spa was to die for.

The staff at this hotel made us feel like royalty. We highly recommend the Lodge to all.

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Reviewed January 22, 2005

Our first time to wine country. My husband and I booked one of the cottages at the Lodge. It was nice and romantic with a fireplace and the bed was very comfortable. Room was clean and had a nice sitting area outside the cottage. We arrived early at the Lodge but the front desk was very nice about getting us in early. If you're looking for a great winery head out to Clines. Everyone was extremely nice unlike some of the other local places. The wine is great too!

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Property: The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa
Address: 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476-7505
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Sonoma
#3 Spa Hotel in Sonoma
#3 Green Hotel in Sonoma
#3 Family Hotel in Sonoma
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indulge in an exquisite Sonoma Hotel offering vibrant charm in a tranquil setting. Nestled in gorgeous Sonoma Valley, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is less than an hour north of San Francisco and centrally located among the country's finest wineries. Showcasing the incredible beauty of the valley, our Sonoma resort's accommodations combine authentically artisan surroundings with contemporary facilities to create a haven of casual sophistication. The award-winning Raindance Spa in our Sonoma Valley resort offers the ultimate in reflection, revitalization and romance. Carneros Bistro at our Sonoma resort features local wines and innovative cuisine with Mediterranean influences. In a hurry? Try Bean & Bottle, our wine & coffee bar with locally inspired items to-go. The Lodge at Sonoma is also the perfect destination for corporate meetings, social events and Sonoma Wine Country weddings and wedding receptions offering 22,000 square feet of flexible event space, both indoors and out. ... more   less 
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