Summer vacation in Sonoma County brings to mind warm breezes, wine tasting in the glorious sunshine and of course, lounging around the pool after a long day of tasting wine and beer. Take a look at our picks for some of the best hotels in Sonoma County with pools and hold on to that image as you shovel out of your next snowstorm, or hit the slopes in Tahoe. Summer is almost here.
Flamingo Resort and Spa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Toll Free : 800.848.8300
: 4.5 Stars 633 Reviews
In the heart of Sonoma County, the Flamingo Resort and Spa is a jewel of midcentury modern design. With a 25 meter lap pool, health club and spa, this Santa Rosa hotel has easy access to wine country, downtown Santa Rosa with its lively night scene and everything else that Sonoma County has to offer. Check out their midweek specials during the summer to enjoy an amazing getaway for a deal.
Across the street from the hotel, Jeffreys Hillside Cafe
is an amazing place to get a locally sourced breakfast.
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
4 Stars 951 Reviews
Lounge in the California summer sun alongside the pool in this Tuscan Villa-themed resort, located in the heart of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. With a sculpture garden and 80’ water feature you’ll feel transported away to a luxurious vacation while only minutes away from the best that Sonoma County has to offer.
Ask for a south-facing room to get stunning views of the valley and Santa Rosa Creek.
219 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
: 4.5 Stars 467 Reviews
Located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg, H2 is the sister facility to our other favorite hotel pick, Hotel Healdsburg. An eco-friendly building with reclaimed wood and concrete, this hotel is an architectural and environmentally friendly marvel. Located off the lobby, the solar heated, creek-side pool features plush lounging opportunities. Enjoy dinner at spoonbar, the in-hotel restaurant serving hip, contemporary fare and cocktails.
Bring your own bike to enjoy Sonoma Wine Country and it’s tasting opportunities. H2 will store it for you at no charge.
25 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
: 4 Stars 534 Reviews
With a 60 foot pool and flanked by a garden of hydrangeas and roses, the Hotel Healdsburg is a boutique hotel in the heart of wine country. During the summer months, enjoy dining and drinks alfresco while lounging at the pool. Walk to the main square to enjoy boutiques, restaurants and multiple tasting rooms.
Walk to the square and enjoy burrata, wine and bocce ball at Campo Fina
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
100 Boyes Blvd.
Sonoma, CA 95476
: 4 Stars 1085 Reviews
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa has been known for years as a destination resort where one can enjoy the restorative thermal waters that flow around the hotel. Enjoy lounging by their beautiful pool or indulging in a spa treatment. Check for great packages, like the Bed & Breakfast Package, or the Wine, Cheese and Romance package to get the most out of your stay.
Some of the rooms offer fireplaces, so be sure to ask!
McArthur Place Inn & Spa
29 East MacArthur Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
: 4.5 Stars 840 Reviews
Located in the heart of Sonoma County, just blocks from the main Sonoma square, McArthur Place is a gorgeous inn set in the middle of restaurants, boutiques and wineries. Their gardens are filled with architectural pieces, interspersed amongst the meandering paths. The pool is nestled in the midst of these gardens, giving you the opportunity to catch up with a good book or just lounge by the pool.
If you’re not exhausted from a day of wine tasting, or want to take a break, walk down to Sonoma Square to enjoy the shops and restaurants. Girl & Fig is an iconic eatery on the main square, but Sunflower Café and even the Sonoma Cheese Factory are wonderful places to grab a bite.
Bodega Bay Inn at the Tides
800 Highway One
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
4.5 Stars 1073 Reviews
Take a break from being landlocked and head to the coast to enjoy the Bodega Bay Inn at the Tides. With a partially indoor/outdoor pool, you can take advantage of a sunny day on the water and enjoy lounging in the garden-surrounded pool or sneak inside when the weather gets foggy to enjoy a dip while overlooking the ocean. All guest rooms have a view of the bay and the hotel offers complimentary wine and cheese tasting every evening.
If you’re looking for an outdoor experience on the bay, check out Bodega Bay Surf Shack to learn to SUP (stand-up paddleboard), kayak or surf.
Whether on the coast, or nestled in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, each of these hotels boasts not only a luxurious stay and access to hundreds of wineries, but pools that you can lounge by if leaving the hotel just seems too much. Enjoy your summer vacation lounging by the pool with a glass of wine in hand.