10 Sonoma County Hotels That Define Luxury

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The wineries that made Sonoma County famous may often feel rustic, but the area’s hotel offerings provide some of the most extravagant amenities in the nation. With carefully curated spas, spacious swimming pools, and plush rooms, the luxury hotels of Sonoma County imbue this wine region with Old World magnificence. Here is our pick of the top 10 luxury hotels in Sonoma County.

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Lodging / Santa Rosa

Vintners Inn

The ivy-cloaked Vintners Inn looks like a building off of Harvard’s campus, although the sun-filled rooms are decidedly Californian. Encompassing an impressive 92 acres, the property includes European-style fountains, bocce ball courts, gardens, and a vineyard. Rooms on the second floor have vaulted ceilings and Jacuzzi tubs—in-room spa services are available for all guests.

Insider Tip

The Fountaingrove Golf & Athletic Club is just three miles away, and offers a world-class course as well as tennis courts and swimming pools.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers the absolute best aspects of Sonoma County in one location: an impeccable wine library, pools filled by a natural hot spring, and a Michelin starred restaurant. Viewing the property at dusk, you’d be forgiven for briefly thinking you were transported to Monaco. Guests are also enchanted by the music that plays underwater in the heated pool outdoors.

Insider Tip

The fitness center offers free exercise and yoga classes for guests, as well as guided hikes through Sonoma’s forested wilderness.

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Lodging / Kenwood

Kenwood Inn and Spa

Kenwood Inn and Spa drapes the spirit of the Mediterranean over a Northern California landscape, and features a waterfall-fed pool and large fireplaces in the rooms. Each secluded room includes a private entrance, so you could spend a weekend without seeing any other guests. Massive windows look out over the carefully manicured gardens and graceful palm trees.

Insider Tip

Kenwood Inn and Spa is adults only, making it a lot quieter than surrounding accommodations—each room is also television-free.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Ledson Hotel

Overlooking the Sonoma Plaza, Ledson Hotel places guests above the bustling streets and a notable French bistro. Of course, guests can retreat from the bustle – each of the six rooms includes a whirlpool tub and fireplace. The enormous beds appear to be built for royalty, as are the private balconies and in-room chandeliers.

Insider Tip

Ledson Hotel is owned by the nearby Ledson Winery and Vineyards and offers guests complimentary tastings of Ledson wines.

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Lodging / Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg

Mere steps away from the many bars, restaurants, and boutiques of downtown Healdsburg, Hotel Healdsburg blends high-end luxury with contemporary California cool. The deliciously decorated rooms boast private balconies, soaking tubs, and made-to-order complimentary breakfast. You may be tempted to stay in place for your entire trip: the Dry Creek Kitchen downstairs serves farm-to-table American cuisine inspired by the seasons.

Insider Tip

Another reason to stay in: the spa at Hotel Healdsburg has a staff member who creates custom skincare products for guests.

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Lodging / Sonoma

MacArthur Place Inn & Spa

Seven acres of landscaped estate, captivating sculptures, and a country manor built in 1850 make MacArthur Place a California Wine Country original. Each of the 64 rooms are individually designed: some boast a cozy cottage aura with fireplaces; others include cabanas with outdoor rain showers. The community of the place really comes alive each evening however, when a complimentary wine and cheese reception is held.

Insider Tip

The spa at MacArthur Place uses herbs, fruits, and flowers harvested directly from the gardens that bloom around the property.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

An enormous swimming pool and an Italian-inspired exterior will graciously welcome you to The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The luxurious offerings and hot tubs will remind you that this is no place for stress or tension—expect to be enveloped in sumptuous comfort during your stay. A mile away from downtown Sonoma, this hotel is far enough away from the throngs of tourists, but close to boutique shopping, bars, and restaurants.

Insider Tip

Your resort fee covers several wine tastings and even includes a free shuttle to downtown Sonoma.

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Lodging / Sonoma

Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn

The white clapboard exterior of Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn beckons visitors to a causal bed and breakfast experience, but the inn shows it is serious about luxury by providing massive plush beds and fireplaces. Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn is just seven blocks away from downtown Sonoma, but is also only a short jaunt away from several vineyards. The staff is known around the region for its friendliness, and will provide you with a wine pass for free tastings at nearby wineries.

Insider Tip

If you wake up too late for the complimentary breakfast, the inn offers delicious hors d’oeuvres in the lobby around lunchtime.

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Lodging / Forestville And Graton

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

This boutique luxury hotel is tucked away in the Russian River Valley, and was built in 1872, although the amenities are highly modern. Spend a lazy afternoon at the “farm-to-table” spa, where all products use organic and locally-sourced ingredients like heirloom cider apples and spring forest honey. Nightly turndown service includes milk and cookies—it’s grandma’s house meets a five-star resort.

Insider Tip

Roast s’mores at a fire pit in the garden with Farmhouse Inn’s homemade marshmallows—everything is available at the front desk.

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