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“The Best Place in Sonoma to relax”

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The Cottage Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 11 Sonoma B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas
1 review
“The Best Place in Sonoma to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2008

My husband and I spent the fourth of July here and it was amazing. It was a great place to get away from the city life and relax. The service is imppecable, and the fresh muffin's and pastrys every morning are to die for. (I was told they will prizes every year )...I will be going back here and will never stay anywhere else in Sonoma. It is also very conveniently located.

  • Liked — Nice location and accomidations
  • Disliked — everything was really good
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Cottage Inn and Spa over the 4th of July weekend. We usually stay in large resort hotels--Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and the like--so we had some trepidation about staying at a small, family-owned B&B. Our fears were groundless!
From the moment we were greeted ("checking in" doesn't do justice to the warmth of the welcome) until we reluctantly departed, everything about the Inn, and the lovely women who run it, was just about perfect.
We stayed in the Vineyard View Suite which is very large, private and has great views. The breakfast area is light and airy, and the coffee and breakfast rolls are delicious.
Faye, the owner, had "warned" me, in response to my inquiry, that the TV had a VCR but no DVD or in-room movies. We didn't miss it a bit--Sonoma and the Inn are so relaxing and romantic.
What a wonderful place to stay.
As a restaurant tip: The Girl and the Fig is incredible, but make reservations well in advance.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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MURPHYS
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2008

The owner, Faye, is the sweetest ever. She personally took time to make sure we had everything we needed. The room was spectacular! Every necessity and then some. We also had all the privacy we wanted. The entire property is beautiful. They held nothing back. We went to the spa and had the massage of our dreams. In addition, the Mission is just a short walk from downtown Sonoma. No driving need. We could not have been happier with our experience!!! 5 Stars!!!

Thanks Faye!!

Dave & Tyana

Stayed June 2008
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Ft. Myers, FL
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2008

My husband and I took one of our first trips alone (no family or weddings to travel for). We hit San Francisco first and we were so busy there. By the time we made it to the Cottage Inn, we were ready to relax. And this was the perferct place! We slept in and had a delicious breakfast basket waiting for us. We had a private garden area and enjoyed beautiful flowers and native plants. The hiking and walking paths nearby were great for exercise and it was a great loction to walk through the town but still feel like we were secluded from the world. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Just what we needed for a perfect romantic trip!

  • Liked — The Gardens and Plants
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kelley092
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Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2008

The Cottage Inn is the quintessential tranquil Sonoma experience. The room was immaculate, well decorated, and cozy. The staff were warm, friendly, and accommodating. The grounds have an Eastern appeal featuring Japanese Maples, Jasmine plants, and numerous scrumptious smelling things. The Cottage Inn is ultimately a place to nurture one's mind, body, and spirit.

  • Liked — The quaint room and the staff.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2008

We spent three nights at the Cottage Inn while touring the wineries in the Sonoma valley. It was a quiet, romantic, comfortable and luxurious place to stay, within easy walking distance of the Sonoma plaza, shops and restaurants. In our room we had a little table with place settings for breakfast, a fridge with breakfast beverages, coffee maker, cereal and fruit. Each morning a basket with pastries was delivered to our door. We also had wine glasses for the bottles of wine we brought back from the wineries. Outside the room we had our own private patio with lovely plants, chaise lounges and an umbrella. There was a two-person jetted tub, candles and robes. Everything was set up for romance. This is not a place for families. There are no phones or big TV's in the room, and I didn't even notice whether there was wireless internet because I didn't care. In the middle of the inn there's a space with a fountain in the middle surrounded by built-in sofas, kind of Las Vegas for my taste but fun. The room was very nicely decorated in the California style. My one disappointment was that the shower stall is a cheap fiberglass construction that is not in keeping with the rest of the quality of the place. If you want an idea of what the inn looks like, the photos in the website are pretty accurate. At this and some other area B&B's you will receive a pass to a number of wineries for free tastings, a very good deal.

  • Liked — the romantic atmosphere
  • Disliked — the shower stall
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2008

We've stayed twice at Cottage Inn and Spa and both visits were wonderful . I spent forever on the internet before deciding the first time (May 2007) and for once, the rooms are everything the website promises. The rooms are more like perfect private apartments ( or environments) which are only a block or so from the Sonoma Plaza. I guess, the owners have somehow created the lodge/inn from three old Sonoma buildings so every room is different with skylights and patios.
The second time, we stayed in the Mission suite (which has a great modern kitchen) fabulous shower, tub and only a few steps from outdoor hot tub. This place is too perfect if you care about design. My husband sees alot of carpentry in his work so he notices everything. He spent an hour just admiring the detail. (I guess that's what he was doing) Also, they also have just finished a beautiful zen massage (environment?) room which they didn't have finished the first time we stayed. Unfortunately didn't stay long enough to try it out.
The owners are very nice and invisible when you want them to be. Continental breakfast was a little dry -- our only complaint. Otherwise, worth every penny.

Stayed June 2008
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Property: The Cottage Inn & Spa
Address: 310 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-5705
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A block from Sonoma’s quaint town square, step into The Cottage Inn &Spa and be transformed by its peaceful courtyards and award-winning Mediterranean architecture. Luxury private suites feature cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and king beds. A Zen Garden Spa offers therapeutic couples massage treatments in a calming atmosphere. Complimentary wine tasting passes to many Sonoma Valley wineries, WIFI and health club privileges are included. Experience romance and relaxation in one of the most charming areas of the world. ... more   less 
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