8 Sonoma County Hotels That Define Luxury

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Sonoma County may be characterized by its laid-back vibe, but don’t expect to “rough it” when it comes to staying the night, as most of Sonoma’s hotels can generally be categorized as more posh than rustic. So, if you’re hoping to land somewhere with comfortable guest rooms and plush amenities — all within close proximity to world-class wineries — look no further than these top 8 luxury hotels in Sonoma County.

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Lodging / Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg

Located just steps away from the many restaurants, bars, and boutiques of downtown Healdsburg, Hotel Healdsburg blends high-end luxury with contemporary California cool. This urban oasis has no shortage of amenities, from those designed to pamper and restore (an inviting pool and 3,000-square-foot therapeutic spa) to those to keep you entertained (complimentary bikes for cruising around town). Dine at the critically-acclaimed on-site restaurant, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, for regionally-inspired American fare, then retreat back to your well-appointed, contemporary-designed room for a restful night of sleep.

Insider Tip

Head to the hotel’s lobby bar for live jazz on Saturday nights while you enjoy one of the 20 wines offered by the glass.

WineCountry Perk

Book with Promo Code ‘WINEC’ and you’ll get a bottle of wine and chocolates, plus a $25 spa credit.

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Lodging / Healdsburg

Hotel Les Mars

At this Relais & Châteaux property, just a block off Healdsburg’s main square, luxury comes in the form of spacious, well-appointed rooms, complimentary French-style breakfasts, and daily wine receptions. A stay in one of the 16 uniquely decorated rooms will have you feeling like royalty, thanks to hand-carved four poster beds with Italian linens, ornate décor, marble bathrooms, and in-room fireplaces. Throughout the property, traditional 17th and 18th century antiques add to the hotel’s European charm, while excellent service — a characteristic of any Relais & Châteaux hotel — will leave a lasting impression.

Insider Tip

At Hotel Les Mars, sleep is taken very seriously, so much so that the hotel has their own exclusive mattress and uses a customized linen manufacturer to import high quality Egyption cotton fabrics and Italian linens. If you sleep more soundly here than at home, you can purchase the hotel’s “signature sleep experience” to recreate in your own space.

WineCountry Perk

Want a surprise amenity at check-in, an in-room aromatherapy bath experience, and complimentary wine tastings for two at nearby Chalk Hill Winery? It’s all yours when you book your room using Promo Code ‘WINECOUNTRY’.

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3
Lodging / Santa Rosa

Vintners Resort

This elegant retreat near Santa Rosa is situated on 92 acres dotted with ivy-covered buildings, lushly landscaped gardens, vineyards, and walking trails. Adding to the serene atmosphere is the Resort’s deluxe spa, offering an array of restorative body treatments, and 78 spacious guest rooms that exude romance — think king feather beds, in-room Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces. For those travelers who prefer to stay on property, Vintners Resort has two seasonally-focused restaurants, including the fine dining restaurant, John Ash & Co., known for its delicious Wine Country cuisine.

Insider Tip

John Ash & Co. makes it easy to savor Sonoma’s most sought-after wines from one place, thanks to their award-winning wine list featuring more than 275 selections from local Sonoma wineries — many of which are offered by the glass and half bottle.

Image Courtesy of Facebook: Vintners Resort

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4
Lodging / Forestville And Graton

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

The boutique Farmhouse Inn, tucked away in the Russian River Valley, oozes laid-back charm and luxury, thanks to its high-end amenities and modern farmhouse aesthetic. The 25 rustic yet stylish rooms impress with feather beds, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private outdoor spaces, and the Inn’s thoughtful amenities make a stay here feel extra special. Spend an afternoon touring wineries with your personal sommelier in a Tesla Model X or choose to unwind with a relaxing spa treatment at the full-service spa, but don’t miss capping off your day with an exquisite farm-to-table dinner at the Michelin-starred Restaurant.

Insider Tip

Nightly turndown service includes milk and cookies for a delicious dose of nostalgia, but if sitting beside a fire is your preferred after-dinner activity, grab a s’mores kit (featuring homemade marshmallows) from the front desk to roast fireside.

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Lodging / Kenwood

Kenwood Inn and Spa

Sonoma Valley’s Kenwood Inn & Spa drapes the spirit of the Mediterranean over two-and-a-half acres of a picturesque Northern California setting. All of the Inn’s 29 Italian-influenced rooms and suites offer a luxurious place to rest your head, thanks to amenities like comfortable feather beds, in-room fireplaces, and private terraces or balconies with garden views, while details like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival and an afternoon wine and cheese hour add to the delight of a stay here. A visit to the newly renovated spa, complete with a variety of holistic spa services and luxurious bath products, is not to be missed, nor is a dip in one of the Inn’s pools.

Insider Tip

Want to make the most of a spa day at Kenwood Inn? Reserve one of the private poolside cabanas before or after your treatment to enjoy 15% off at the spa, plus wine, cheese, and VIP service throughout the day.

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Lodging / Glen Ellen

Gaige House + Ryokan

Quietly tucked in the quaint community of Glen Ellen is the zen-like retreat Gaige House + Ryokan, offering a one-of-a-kind escape in Sonoma County. The 23-room boutique inn blends welcoming hospitality with unexpected, modern Asian elements, including bamboo-lined paths and afternoon Jasmine tea service, further enhancing the inn’s peaceful ambiance. Adding another layer of tranquility are the unique wellness treatments available, including in-room hot stone massages, private meditation sessions, and the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, otherwise known as forest bathing.

Insider Tip

Gaige House + Ryokan is located within walking distance to Glen Ellen’s most-loved restaurants, including Glen Ellen Star and the fig cafe and wine bar, making it easy to take advantage of Sonoma’s farm-to-table fare.

Image courtesy of Gaige House + Ryokan | Trinette Reed Photography

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7
Lodging / Sonoma

Ledson Hotel

The boutique Ledson Hotel, which overlooks the historic Sonoma Plaza, melds modern day conveniences with Old World grandeur. Each of the six elegant rooms features lavish décor, a whirlpool spa tub, fireplace, and private balcony, while personalized service and a convenient location close to Sonoma’s tasting rooms and shops add to its allure. The hotel’s on-site tasting room, Zina Lounge, is a must-visit spot to sip wine while you people watch.

Insider Tip

Ledson Hotel is owned by the team behind Ledson Winery and Vineyards. It's worth paying a visit to the castle-like winery, which is just a 20-minute drive away.

Image courtesy of Ledson Hotel | Elke Wolff

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Lodging / Sonoma

MacArthur Place Inn & Spa

Located on seven secluded acres just a few blocks from Sonoma Plaza, McArthur Place is a Wine Country original, centered around a 1850s Victorian Manor House which now holds 10 luxury guest rooms. Newer buildings offer 54 additional rooms and cottages, each individually designed and outfitted with modern amenities — some boasting cozy fireplaces and others with outdoor rain showers. With several dining establishments, a well-equipped fitness center, electric bikes, yoga classes, a pool, and one-of-a-kind treatments at The Spa, a stay at MacArthur Place has all you need for a relaxing stay in Sonoma County.

Insider Tip

The Spa at MacArthur Place embodies the farm-to-table mentality — “farm to massage table,” that is — offering a variety of signature treatments that utilize fruits, herbs, and flowers grown on the property.

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Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick, based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California, specializes in West Coast wine, food and travel. Her work has appeared in publications including Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and 7×7. She loves to travel, stay active, and share food and wine with friends. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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