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“Luxury in Downtown Sonoma”
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Ledson Hotel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a night when we visited Sonoma on September 27, 2012. It was absolutely luxurious! It was our first trip to wine country and a perfect place to stay. Yes, it is pricier than some of the B&Bs in town, but the accommodations are worth it.

The location is central to everything. It is right across from the town square and perfect walking distance to any of the local shops or restaurants (We highly recommend Cafe LaHaye - probably our best meal in our trip to San Francisco and Sonoma combined).

Each of the 6 rooms are uniquely decorated. We stayed in the "Barker Room" which was aptly decorated with a few paintings of dogs on the wall. The bathrooms were beautiful gold and marble, the room was ornately decorated with red satin and gold trim. Our bed was super comfortable, we had a small balcony that looked out the back of the hotel. There is also a whirlpool in the room and wonderful sound system (we could hook up our iPod) that made for a wonderfully romantic experience.

Free WIFI and parking are also included as a nice perk.

The complimentary breakfast was nice. Egg quiches, fruit, yogurt, granola, pastries, fresh squeezed orange juice, and coffee.

The staff was exceptional. Thank you Michelle, Mike, and Angel for being so accommodating and welcoming. They helped us choose some winery tours and set us up with our private VIP tasting at the Ledson Winery. They also recommended the Benzinger Family winery tour - which was a great experience.

The Ledson Winery private VIP tasting was a great bonus for us! It is complimentary to hotel guests. We got "Freddie" who was a real delight to taste with - we had a lot of fun with him. The Ledson Wine is awesome. We brought back 4 bottles with us!

We would definitely come back if we are in Sonoma again.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Of course this a charming hotel, however...... Angel whom I believe is the cook/jack of all trades was very pleasant and made awesome quiche every morning. It would have been nice to have some type of pastry or bread served with the complimentary breakfast. A few things on the down side are....there is a bar next door and the noise at night when you are trying to sleep, will keep you up. I can't forget to mention that either the hotel or bar should wait and dump their bottled garbage until during the day the noise of 100's of bottles being thrown into a can is so loud. In addition to the noise from the bar, I have never been in a city where the garbage truck comes at 3:19am to empty trash. Don't sleep with the window open, you'll be up all night. I mean really, come on is there not enough hours during the day that this can be done. Overall experience, I would not stay again given all the choices of places to stay. Can't say anything about their wine...we were never offered the complimentary wine tasting.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the front of the hotel...perhaps it's better than the back.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great location to stop and have lunch. All fresh hand made sandwiches. Excellent staff and service. Amazing architecture of the main building. Spectacular grounds. Great for special occasions. Majestic when you drive up the entrance.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Ate here on our first night in Sonoma. Great spot to sit outside on the square with a glass of wine. Friendly attentive service. Bleu frites were the best bet, mussels and french onion soup not bad. Portions small, but fine with wine and salad.

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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience at Centre du Vin at the Ledson Hotel. We love the Blue Frites, too! Hope you'll come visit us again. Cheers!
The Ledson Team

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Ledson is a small hotel with only six rooms; your stay includes a complimentary tasting and continental breakfast. The rooms are very nice and well appointed. Comfortable beds, big screen TV, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and a small porch. You won’t get the amenities of a large hotel like a pool or workout room but what you do get is location. It’s right on the square in Sonoma, walking the town is a breeze from this location. Ledson has its own restaurant or you can walk to several others and quite a few tasting rooms. Great mix of luxury and location, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at the Ledson Hotel. We hope you enjoyed the Sonoma Plaza as much as we do - it sounds like you did. We'd love to use your review on a testimonial on our website if that works for you. Either way, thanks again for writing the review and we certainly hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
The Ledson Team

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Only six rooms, all first class, fire place, nice size rooms and facilities. A bit pricey but If you can afford it well worth the experience.

Enjoyed the complimentary wine tasting at their winery as well, no high pressure to join wine club for us.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a note about your stay at Ledson Hotel and your visit to the Ledson Winery. We'd love to have you return - just let us know when. Cheers!
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Ledson Hotel is one of those places where you are sort of expecting things to be great, but aren't quite sure - but - they are absolutely phenomenal. Great hotel - wonderful rooms - not one bad room in the place; impeccable, phenomenal, gentile, old world service (can't say enough about the service - they are just incredible), and an attention to detail that is superb. We went here, spur of the moment, for a birthday weekend and were surprised at every turn... It's impossible to list all of the little personal touches and additional things they did - and not because it was a birthday, but because they do these things from every guest. And, did I say the rooms are beautiful? No comparison - we felt like we were in a movie - or had been transported to Europe 100 years ago. But definitely, one of the best hotel experiences we have had.

Room Tip: You don't have to choose a good room! all of them are good - three face the Sonoma Plaza and the...
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LedsonHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Ledson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such an eloquent review of your experience at Ledson Hotel. The thing that really struck us is that you appreciated the attention to detail and the personal service that we really strive for. We love what we do and always hope it shows. Please come visit again and be sure to let us know so we can take care of you. Also, we'd love to post your review as a testimonial on our website, if you don't mind. Either way, thanks again for letting us giving you the Ledson experience!
The Ledson Team

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Additional Information about Ledson Hotel

Address: 480 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
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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: $307 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Ledson Hotel And Centre Du Vin
Ledson Hotel Sonoma
Ledson Hotel Harmony Lounge

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