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“Beyond romantic”
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Ledson Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Bradenton fl
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25 reviews
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“Beyond romantic”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel set right in downtown Sonoma was even more beautiful than its pictures.It is of modern structure but it was built to resemble a historic building from the 1029s I believe. Upon our arrival -way before check in time we were welcomed with a complimentary wine tasting from a wonderful knowledgeable sommelier. He made us feel very comfortable-we were new at this.
From the moment you walk in the classical music is playing through piped in speakers in the bedroom and the bathroom. The room had a private balcony that looked over the main square. The fireplace was beautiful and we could see it from the elaborate mirrored jacuzzi tub.
It was conveniently located to Sonoma and Napa. They also offer a wine tasting and tour of their beautiful estate

Room Tip: we had the middle room facing the main square
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the Ledson Hotel! It means a lot to us and our team to get this kind of detailed feedback, and it keeps us striving to continue creating this kind of experience. We hope you'll have the opportunity to visit us in the near future. Also, would it be possible to use your great review as a testimonial on our website? Either way, thanks again for your time and for sharing the Ledson experience.
Cheers!
The Ledson Team
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Stayed with friends early June - and we were the only people there that night - Sunday - this is a small hotel - but amazing in splendour and service!

Could not have been made more welcome - and the amazing breakfast brought to your room was both delicious and abundant!

Want something special - stay here

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Cliff,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Ledson Hotel. We strive to make our guests feel special and your words made us smile. Would you mind if we use your review as a testimonial on our website? Either way, thanks again and hope you'll return.

Best,
The Ledson Team
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed at the Ledson recently and could not have been treated better! The hotel is small and intimate, and our room was outstanding! A great place to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The staff was so accomodating and helpful. We even received a wine tasting during a pretty busy time for the staff at the bar. The location is great. We enjoyed relaxing on our balcony after a beautiful day. But you can't review this place without mentioning Angel. He was the BEST. He catered to anything we needed and was just fun to talk with. A great ambassador for the hotel! Amanda was also incredibly helpfull! We will definitely stay there again in the future. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony overlooking Sonoma Square.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your thoughtful review. We're thrilled that you chose to celebrate your 10th Anniversary with us - Happy Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Cheers,

The Ledson Team
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Just beautiful... They will take care of you or leave you alone. The owner has a gentleman named "Angel". Does everything!
They help you with your bags, bring you breakfast... Feels like youre in a beautiful home, but no one bothers you... Very peaceful for us- we were tired
Very grand looking and feel- everything is lovely...
Across from the plaza- the view is wonderful and everything is handy- but I think they would help you with just about anything you asked. One of the owners "Michelle". Is there most of the time too- very quality place!

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice and thoughtful review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and certainly hope you will return. Would it be all right with you if we used your great review as a testimonial on our website? Either way, thanks again for taking the time to write about Ledson Hotel!
Cheers!
The Ledson Team
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We absolutely loved the hotel and the location. The reason I didn't give it five stars were a couple reasons. First, if the hotel isn't full, they bring you breakfast to your room, which is nice, but there really isn't anywhere to comfortably eat it. I had to try and make room at the desk and my husband had to pull a chair up to the tray that it is brought you on and use that as a make shift table. It was too cool (not to mention wouldn't fit all of your food) to eat on the balcony. This isn't a big deal but the shower could use some kind of ledge for the ladies, so they have somewhere to prop their legs to shave, especially with the dim lighting in that area.

However, we did enjoy the balcony in the afternoon after a long day that faced the street (definite must, the other view is an alley/parking lot) We sat and drank some wine and got to visit with our neighbor while he was out on theirs...which leads to our unfortunate incident that happened that morning (it also affected them because I asked).

The beds and linens were great. We would have slept wonderfully all three nights had it not been for the man who decided to park his pick-up in front of the hotel both Saturday and Sunday morning a little before 5:30 am and blare his Tejano music with his truck door open. Saturday morning at 5:18 for at least 10 minutes across the street and Sunday he was there at 5:17 am (you know you tend to look at the clock when you are suddenly awake like that). On Sunday, he was right below our room, so my husband was able to go out on the balcony and get the guys attention and told him to leave or he would call the cops. He promptly left after that but then we were wide awake. 5:30 is 7:30 our time, so we decided to pack-up and head to the airport early to try and get on an earlier flight, which was unfortunate because we missed their Sunday brunch downstairs that looked so good.

We did share with Angel what happened and another employee who said they would check the video. I sent an email the next day for the 2nd time it happened because I would really hate for that to happen to anyone else for the $400+ price you are paying for your room.

It really was a great location and we loved the wine tasting at their estate. The staff was wonderful. I am sure we will go back to Sonoma but not sure whether or not we would stay here again due to what happened with the street noise.....hopefully that was an isolated incident and doesn't happen on a regular basis.

Room Tip: Street view room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thanks you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. We will certainly take your suggestions into consideration as we are always trying to improve guest experiences. I'm so sorry that you had a bad experience with early morning noise. Had we known at the time we would have called the police. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

I know Michele Ledson sent you an email offering a nice brunch (the one you missed) or lunch next time you're in the area. We certainly hope you'll take her up on that!
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

G'ma is 95 - what an accomplishment! Being a wee bit old - and demanding plus having our 10 year-old big dog with us on b-day trip to Sonoma should make finding a place to eat and relax really difficult. But G'ma did not want go back to her home in San Rafael - who can blame her? Staring at the same walls gets old at any age but when your key loved ones in your generation are all gone - it's really tough.

Well - the first place we went to bore the difficulty out with dismissive nasty attention - don't go to the Lodge at Sonoma. Instead, hop over to Sonoma square and the Centre du Vin. We got a nice table on the patio, really friiendy neighbors and a fantastic waitress in Courtney - what a sweet cutie! The food was quite good too and reasonably priced I would say. We had a Ledson Chardonnay which was delish (met G'ma's approval although admittedly any alcohol tastes good to her - woman after my own heart :)).

If you are coming up from SF - take the little jaunt down Lakeville Rd which is just so pleasant and drops you off on 116 to Sonoma. This is truly God's country and I lived in Hawaii for 7 years.

I will be back to Centre du Vin for sure and will try out their hotel too. I would trust the other reviews here on this after my experience at the Resto.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write such a lovely review on Centre du Vin. So glad to hear you'll come back! Cheers to your 95 year old Grandmother!
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Ledson for 4 nights last week. The rooms are wonderful (ask for a room on the front--with balcony facing the square). Staff was very attentive to all our needs and was especially helpful in arranging to ship home the wine we acquired from our winery visits. Morning breakfasts (in room during the week) were amazing. Could not make a better choice for a Sonoma get-a-way!
Ted Owen

Room Tip: Rooms on the front side of hotel have nice balconies overlooking the square.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Ted,

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write such a lovely review about Ledson Hotel. We hope you'll return soon. We love seeing familiar faces! Also, you can follow us @ledsonhotel and on facebook.com/TheLedsonHotel. Cheers!

The Ledson Team
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Property: Ledson Hotel
Address: 480 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ledson Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ledson Hotel features six individually decorated guest rooms that are named after the legendary Ledson family members: William, Noble, Whitby, Winslow, Barker, and Edna. Appointed with antique grandeur, and paired with modern amenities, each room reflects a different personality with almost 400 square feet of luxury and comfort for your convenience. All rooms are equipped with king-sized beds, whirlpool tubs with a separate standing shower, marble sink vanity, complimentary Internet access, refrigerator, fireplace and balcony. One guestroom is equipped with wheelchair accessible facilities. The rooms boast views of the historic and bustling Sonoma Plaza or overlook the rustic backstreets that make Sonoma quaint. ... more   less 
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Ledson Hotel And Centre Du Vin
Ledson Hotel Sonoma
Ledson Hotel Harmony Lounge

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