10 Best Sonoma Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

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The town of Sonoma charms with its top dining experiences, intimate tasting rooms, and historical downtown square, but it doesn’t disappoint in the lodging department, either. From sumptuous guest rooms where you’ll sleep like a queen on the finest, premium linens to casual, comfortable inns that fit your budget and welcome your family (and your pooch), here are the ten best Sonoma hotels for every type of Wine Country traveler.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Inn at Sonoma, A Four Sisters Inn

Located an easy, two-block stroll from Sonoma Plaza, the Inn at Sonoma offers its guests friendly hospitality, comfortable guest rooms outfitted in casual Wine Country décor, and a convenient launch point for exploring both the historic town and nearby Sonoma Valley wineries. To make a stay here feel even more at home, the hotel offers freshly-baked cookies and wine tastings daily.

Insider Tip

Culinary enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the Williams-Sonoma flagship store, located just across the street from the inn; there, vintage cookware and heritage entertaining pieces from this iconic California company’s 60-year-old archives are on display.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Ledson Hotel

Experience turn-of-the-century grandeur coupled with modern day California luxury at this boutique hotel handsomely sitting right on Sonoma Plaza. Whether bold or understated, elegant or earth-toned, each of the six guest rooms subtly pays homage to a notable character in the Ledson family through its old-world ambiance, all while lavishing guests with highly personalized service and in-room amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool spa tubs, and private balconies.

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For another unique Ledson experience, travel a short, 20-minute drive up Highway 12 to the family’s Ledson Winery. Sitting grandly on the north end of Sonoma Valley, the Ledson “Castle” offers complimentary tastings to hotel guests.

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Restaurants / Sonoma

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Situated in the heart of town on the Sonoma Plaza, in the landmark home of commander Salvador Vallejo (the brother of Sonoma's founder, General Vallejo), El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen offers guests a relaxing, luxury experience, infused with the warm spirit of Wine Country. Tailored to sophisticated travelers, this tranquil haven features modern, farmhouse-style furnishings, comfortable rooms, and fine linens, along with a variety of settings, indoor and outdoor, to indulge in their award-winning restaurant's farm-to-table fare.

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Enjoy the hotel's complimentary bicycles to explore nearby wineries or cruise the popular 1.5-mile paved bike path that runs through town.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Sonoma Hotel On The Plaza

In a nod to Sonoma's rich history, this 16-room boutique hotel built in 1872 offers guests a throwback experience. From the antique stained glass windows to the grand stone fireplace in the lobby to the rustic French country décor throughout, this quaint bed and breakfast offers all the warm, classic Wine Country charm travelers dream about, coupled with the comforts and ease of updated amenities. Best of all, the hotel is ideally located right on the northwest corner of Sonoma's town square, where shops, restaurants, and a beautiful park are just steps away.

Insider Tip

This historic hotel shares its building with the world famous the girl & the fig restaurant, where one can dine on classic French bistro fare and a cheese platter, or tuck into the bar for an expertly crafted cocktail.

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El Pueblo Inn

Located just a few blocks from the bustling town square, El Pueblo Inn offers visitors a tranquil Wine Country escape, conveniently located within walking distance to the many shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms on Sonoma's plaza. Featuring spacious, adobe-style rooms, complimentary breakfast, and verdant, lovingly-maintained gardens throughout the property, the inn is a welcoming oasis that blends both comfort and value. For those seeking a little extra pampering, the inn offers spa-like experiences with a menu of onsite massage services, all of which can be followed by a soothing session in the outdoor whirlpool tub.

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The inn's pool and hot tub are both open 24/7 — perfect for quiet, early morning dips or late night soaks under the stars.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn

Family-owned and operated, the Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn offers more than you might expect. From complimentary guest laundry to a sauna, Jacuzzi spa, and heated salt-water pool, not to mention a bountiful complimentary breakfast buffet, guests love this spot for its great value and unbeatable location right in the heart of town. Whether its corporate or leisure travelers, kids or pets, this hotel welcomes all types of visitors to enjoy their spacious rooms, featuring fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and even hypoallergenic duvets.

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Travelers looking to incorporate more wellness into their getaway shouldn't miss the complimentary yoga, gym passes, and bike rentals available to all guests.

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Sonoma Creek Inn

This quaint inn, located just a few miles north of town in the up-and-coming Boyes Hot Springs neighborhood of Sonoma, offers a casual hotel alternative for budget-minded travelers. Comprised of 16 bright, cheerful guestrooms, many with private balconies or patios, this friendly inn also welcomes children and dogs.

Insider Tip

For a casual, authentic taste of Sonoma's favorite fast food, try one of the many taco trucks, like Sonoma Eats or La Bamba, that park along Highway 12 each night in Boyes Hot Springs, just a few blocks from the inn.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is a welcoming destination in Wine Country, offering everything one might expect from a resort property, including beautiful grounds, a fitness center, full-service spa, and room service — all located just one mile from Sonoma Plaza. Whether choosing to lounge poolside, unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment, or get cozy next to one of the outdoor firepits, a stay here involves plenty of ways to get some R&R.

Insider Tip

Each Thursday, winemakers and educators from local wineries are on hand to share some of Sonoma's finest, so it's easy to discover something new without having to venture far.

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Lodging / Sonoma

MacArthur Place Inn & Spa

Under new ownership, Sonoma's MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa has reimagined Wine Country hospitality with a fresh, innovative approach. Focusing on well-being for the modern traveler, the resort has completely renovated its 64 guest rooms, infusing green luxury at every touch point. From premium natural linens and farm-to-table spa services to in-room technology, natural landscaping, and waste reduction efforts, the refreshed MacArthur Place celebrates and strives to preserve the natural beauty of this California region, while offering guests a tranquil escape to reconnect with themselves and with each other. In collaboration with celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the resort has also redesigned its food and beverage program, offering guests three exciting new experiences to dine and drink: Layla, a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, The Bar at MacArthur, featuring an all-day bar menu, cocktails, and beer, and The Porch, a communal coffee bar and marketplace.

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For a romantic, one-of-a-kind MacArthur Place experience, opt for one of the hotel's new Cabana Suites and enjoy your own private garden and outdoor shower.

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Spas / Sonoma

Cottage Inn & Spa

Located a block from downtown's Sonoma Plaza, Cottage Inn & Spa blends bed and breakfast culture with the convenience of being within walking distance to numerous restaurants, tasting rooms, and galleries. Each of the inn's private cottage rooms and suites are uniquely designed, offering tasteful décor and comfortable spaces, and some that come with in-room fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and kitchens. A stay here includes offerings like free Wi-Fi, a complimentary tasting pass for two at a local winery, and continental breakfast delivered to your room, complete with local favorites, like coffee from Barking Dog Roasters.

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Bikes are available to rent onsite, making for a fun way to explore the town and surrounding vineyards on two wheels.

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