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El Pueblo Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“No brainer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Stayed here two nights in mid-May as part of a week-long trip through Northern California. Great location. Friendly staff. Super clean rooms. Good, competitive rates. Comfy beds and linens. And this may seem trivial to some, but plenty of easy-to-access wall plugs for all your electric gadgets! Would I stay here again? Yup - no brainer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank cpags
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Kaala S, Guest Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear cpags,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to northern California! I hope that enjoyed your visit to the wine country and that you will return again soon,
P.S. Easily accessible electric outlets are no trivial matter! Thank you for appreciating them!

Best Regards,

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We recently returned from a 3-night stay at the El Pueblo Inn in Sonoma. We were very happy with our choice. We did not have enough time to stay in both Sonoma & Napa and after reading the reviews on TA I opted for Sonoma. We had a very nice room facing the courtyard. There was a small patio which was lovely. The room was quite large and very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pool each afternoon after returning from our wanderings as it was quite hot in Sonoma while we were there. The continental breakfast was just what we like - cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice & toast. Because the Inn is off a busy street I was concerned about noise. However, the rooms facing the courtyard are away from street noise and the fountain in the courtyard drowns out any traffic noise one might hear. I would repeat what others have mentioned about the outdated television. Flat screens and a good choice of channels would be a plus.

Room Tip: We chose a ground floor room facing the inner courtyard and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Carol G
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Kaala S, Guest Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Hello Carol G. and thank you for your review!

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, we are happy when you are happy!
I'm also glad that the weather cooperated and you were able to enjoy our pool.
Please come back and stay with us again when you return to Sonoma!

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Here are some jokes inspired by my recent experience with the El Pueblo Inn:

What do you call a hotel that confirms your online reservation but then cancels it without calling you?

The El Pueblo Inn!

What do you call a hotel manager who doesn't apologize for her hotel's mistake but says it's "unfortunate" you didn't get her cancellation email, and says she "cannot be responsible for internet problems"?

Jessica Shatto, manager of the El Pueblo Inn!

Don't think these jokes are funny? Me neither. But trust me, El Pueblo Inn's online reservation system and customer service are definitely a joke.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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7 Thank Michael_Skrzy
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Kaala S, Guest Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Michael_Skrzy,

I sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered with your reservation at El Pueblo Inn.
We became overbooked and did not handle the matter as we should have. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience this caused you and I hope that you will call me at 1-800-900-8844 Ext. 409 so that we can speak further about this situation.

Thank you,

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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Tahoe City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great pool area, VERY clean rooms, nicely appointed, super comfy beds, very nice staff. And a good value on top of all that. I Highly recommend staying here. I've stayed here twice and the onbly negative thing I could comment on was when I asked for a late check out due to the fact that my one year old would be napping right at check out time, the person working the front desk was not willing to extend it for me. But the day prior when I asked a different front desk person, she said it would be find. So that was kind of a hassle.

Room Tip: The larger rooms with patios are very nice and worth the extra cost. They look out onto a lovely cou...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank tahoegal09
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Kaala S, Public Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear Tahoegal09,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your business and we are so glad that you have enjoyed your stays with us. I apologize for the trouble you had with checking out late- I wish that we had been more accomodating for you and I will speak with our staff about this incident.

I hope that you are able to return to Sonoma soon and that we are able to serve you again!

Thank you,

Kaala Stewart
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed here during our first trip to Sonoma. It was just what we needed, clean rooms and friendly staff for a good price! The pool was lovely and the continental breakfast was more than just your average cereal selection. We were able to walk to Sonoma Square as an added bonus.

Room Tip: Request a fireplace
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Green Features: Loved how El Pueblo Inn encouraged being green! There were pamphlets and signs in the bathroom
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lmdtatraveler
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Kaala S, Public Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear lmdtatraveler,

I'm so glad to hear that your stay with us was pleasant!

I hope that you will return to the wine country and stay with us again soon.

We sincerely appreciate your business,

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Staff is extraordinarily friendly. Rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable. We were on ground floor so there was little light in the rooms. The interior little garden is very nice and swimming pool is clean. Breakfast is very good (fruits, cereals, bread, ...). You can even walk to the center of Sonoma if you wanna drink and not drive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Stella-Ashley
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Kaala S, Public Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Stella-Ashley,

Thank you so very much for your review! I'm very glad that your stay with us was comfortable and I hope that you will stay with us again soon!

All of us here at El Pueblo sincerely appreciate your business.

Thank you,

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Loved this place ! Great rooms, walking distance to downtown. rooms were very nice, hot tub & pool were great after a ling day of wine tasting. Free breakfast was very nice.

Best part was helpful Staff, (especially Michelle), who gave us excellent recommendations, discount tickets and local info on where to go and what to do, especially since we had not been there before.
Definitely would recommend and go back there.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the patio room for a great view of the gardens.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jimsun
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Kaala S, Public Relations Manager at El Pueblo Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear jimsun,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review- we appreciate it!

Thank you also for your business. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay in Sonoma- we hope you'll visit wine country again soon!

Best Regards,

Kaala Stewart
El Pueblo Inn
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Property: El Pueblo Inn
Address: 896 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6415
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Sonoma
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Pueblo Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Pueblo Inn sits at the very heart of Wine Country, flanked by lush fields of grapes and filled with an ambience that blends Tuscan beauty with Adobe serenity. We're just a short drive from the famous city of San Francisco. From our door, day-trippers enjoy excursions to Sonoma Raceway, Jack London State Park, plaza wine tastings, shopping venues, fine dining eateries, pastry shops, biplane rides, hot air ballooning, and a whole host of delightful activities and sights. Guests delight in our ample amenities, including an interior garden for relaxing, 24-hour pool for swimming, and free Wi-Fi for web surfing. ... more   less 
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