Summer Vacation Inspo: The Best Sonoma Hotels with Pools

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Summer Vacation Inspo: The Best Sonoma Hotels with Pools

By WineCountry Collective July 21, 2023

Ah, summertime in Sonoma County – a splendid symphony of sun-soaked vineyards, lazy breezes, and the delight of time standing still. Now, picture yourself relaxing by a shimmering pool after a fulfilling day of tasting some of California’s best wines. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? These Sonoma County hotels and resorts are sure to turn your summer fantasies into unforgettable memories, in part because of their fantastic pools, so let’s dive into seasonal fun.

Sonoma Valley

Olea Hotel
Photo courtesy of Olea Hotel

Olea Hotel

5131 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, California 95442, (707) 996-5131
Trip Advisor: 5 Stars 652 Reviews

The relaxed Olea Hotel is a beautiful property hidden away in charming Glen Ellen. Made up of several different accommodation options, from garden cottages to hillside rooms with views of the surrounding valley, visitors will love the heated bathroom floors and complimentary snacks in every room. Outside your room, take a dip in the heated pool for a leisurely swim or unwind in the soothing hot tub. Then, after a day spent exploring the nearby vineyards, treat yourself to a revitalizing Reiki massage.

Insider Tip: Gourmet breakfasts and complimentary wine tastings are included in the price of your stay–yay.

Kenwood Inn and Spa
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Kenwood Inn and Spa

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, California 95452, (707) 833-1293
TripAdvisor : 4.5 Stars 767 Reviews

After recently completing a substantial renovation, the Kenwood Inn and Spa is ready to welcome Wine Country guests once again. You’ll feel as though you’ve just arrived in Tuscany with Italian-inspired decor and finishes, as well as espresso machines in every room. During the day, enjoy poolside service from the comfy lounge chairs of the spa pool, then relax in the warming pool at night. The Kenwood Inn and Spa is located in the true heart of Sonoma and less than a ten minute drive from over a dozen wineries. Another bonus? Freshly baked welcome cookies awaiting your arrival.

Insider Tip: Celebrating something extra special? Reserve the Poolside Retreat in advance for a private getaway including premium Champagne, an artisan charcuterie board, and personalized service.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa

100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 938-9000
TripAdvisor 4.2 Stars 2494 Reviews

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa stands proudly as a destination resort that epitomizes relaxation and rejuvenation. Here, summer days unfurl effortlessly beside their exquisite pool, made more enticing with their thermal waters. In between poolside lounging, immerse yourself in blissful spa treatments, then head to the lobby every day between 4:30 and 5:30 for a complimentary, local wine tasting to kick off your evenings.

Insider Tip: Some of the rooms offer fireplaces, so be sure to ask!

Bodega Bay

The Inn at the Tides
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Inn at the Tides

800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, (707) 875-2751
Trip Advisor : 3.7 Stars 669 Reviews

Escape the everyday and set sail for the stunning shores of Bodega Bay to discover the gem that is the Inn at the Tides. Blessed with a uniquely designed partially indoor/outdoor pool, it’s your personal oasis whatever the weather. To top it all, every guest room gifts you a mesmerizing vista of the bay, alongside a complimentary bottle of wine to toast your escape.

Insider Tip: 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.

Lodge at Bodega Bay
Photo courtesy of Lodge at Bodega Bay

Lodge at Bodega Bay

103 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, California 94923, (707) 875-3525
TripAdvisor : 4.5 Stars 3029 Reviews

Enjoy all things Sonoma with the added enjoyment of being by the sea. Tucked away along the craggy Sonoma Coast, the Lodge at Bodega Bay is a haven for those seeking seaside solitude. Each room includes amenities like wood-burning fireplaces and in-room jacuzzis, while the lovely pool is prime for taking in the coastal views. Guests can dine on-site at the Fireside Lounge or Drakes Sonoma Coast and take part in S’mores Sundays and Wine Receptions in the lobby. Who can say no to that?

Insider Tip: Only a 30-minute drive down California’s scenic Highway 1, Tomales Bay is a great day trip for ocean-brined oysters and artisan cheeses.

Santa Rosa

Hyatt Regency Sonoma
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Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401, (707) 284-1234
TripAdvisor : 3.5 Stars 682 Reviews

Perched just outside of Santa Rosa’s historic Railroad Square, the Hyatt Regency is a great base for your vineyard explorations. Go for a swim in the outdoor, heated pool, then grab a bite at the Sonoma Café or take complimentary bicycles for a spin around town. Rooms are spacious with optional patios and balconies. Guests can also partake in morning yoga sessions, yard games, and weekly happy hours.

Insider Tip: Enjoy local wine tastings in the hotel’s lobby from 4-6 PM.

Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg
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Hotel Healdsburg

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2800
TripAdvisor: 4.2 Stars 872 Reviews

Embraced by a lush garden bedecked with vibrant hydrangeas and roses, Hotel Healdsburg is a boutique gem that gleams brightly in the heart of Wine Country. At its center, a magnificent 60-foot pool beckons, the ideal place to cool off during those languid Sonoma summer days. During the summer months, enjoy dining and drinks al fresco while lounging beside the pool. And when you feel the urge to explore, the hotel’s prime location invites you to stroll over to the bustling main square, a hub of charming boutiques, restaurants, and tasting rooms.

Insider Tip: Walk over to Roof 106, The Matheson’s more casual dining option, for a birds eye view of beautiful Healdsburg Plaza and wood fired bites like burrata with grilled peaches or broccolini pizza.

Montage Healdsburg
Pool at Montage, Photo courtesy of Montage Healdsburg

Montage Healdsburg

100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, California 95448, (707) 979-9000
TripAdvisor: 4.7 Stars 205 Reviews

Located 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg, Montage feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle. Surrounded by the hotel’s private Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, guests can look forward to features like floor-to-ceiling windows and cozy fire pits. Every room has a dedicated outdoor space, from private decks to balconies, with sweeping views of the Sonoma countryside. Adding to the experience are two glistening pools: a zero-edge, adults-only pool as well as a family pool with private cabanas.

Insider Tip: Indulge in the resort’s rural serenity at Spa Montage located on-site, where you can enjoy treatments like the Russian River Stone Massage or Vital Organics Facial.