See our Guru's list of the best places to stay in Sonoma

Sonoma is best known for its location in the heart of the wine region of the Sonoma Valley, but locally it’s just as well known for its town square, California’s oldest. Lined with historic buildings this is a great spot to start your exploration of this little town. It’s also a great place to start tasting the local offerings, but you’ll find plenty of tasting rooms, restaurants and hotels to move on to. Many of the best places to stay in Sonoma are within a short walk of this square.  

Our pick of the best places to stay in Sonoma are all ideally situated for exploring this lovely region and tasting its wines.

The Best Places to Stay in Sonoma

The Best Places to Stay in Sonoma to Relax

  • The Inn at Sonoma is a 27 room inn with casual but minimalist decor and fireplaces, private balconies and a rooftop hot tub. They also offer cooking classes and wine tastings.
  • MacArthur Place is a 19th Century vineyard estate which has been luxuriously transformed into an inn with a wonderful garden spa. There are 64 rooms and suites, a culinary school and you’re just four blocks from historic Sonoma Plaza.

The Best Places to Stay in Sonoma to Escape

  • The six room Ledson Hotel is a quaint hotel right in the heart of Sonoma. This isn’t somewhere to bring the whole family, but it does have a opulent old world ambience, ornately carved ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and a lovely collection of antiques.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Sonoma for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Sonoma , or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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  • Inn at Sonoma


    A casual chic inn, nestled in the famous Sonoma Valley. Decor is minimalist and sleek, with comfy beds, fire places, private balconies and seating areas. Explore the town like a local with all main attractions within walking distance, or make use of hotel bikes! Rooftop hot tub is a must!

    27 rooms from $182
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking and Wine Classes at Ramekins Sonoma Valley's cooking school dedicated to the home cook, from amateur to aficionado.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • MacArthur Place


    A 19th century vineyard estate in the historic town of Sonoma, transformed into a luxurious Inn and spectacular garden spa. Rooms and suites are effortlessly stylish and opulent in chic oriental style. Endless opportunities to explore; on wheels, in the saddle, you name it! Fun and sophisticated.

    64 rooms from $247
    Cooking classes  -  Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School , offers unique cooking classes available in a stunning "rammed earth" style building.
    Sights nearby  -  The Historic Sonoma Plaza, the largest town square of its kind in California, is just a short four-block walk away.
    Birdwatching  -  Sonoma is one of the Country's best places for birding with all types of birds to discover.
  • Vintners Inn

    Sonoma (California)

    In the Heart of Sonoma Wine Country rests this idyllic, wine-loving boutique with access to the diversity of both the coast and mountains. Modern rooms enjoy exposed beams, Romeo and Juliet balconies and views over the 92-acres. Feast your senses in John Ash & Co or head to the bar to unwind.

    44 rooms from $250
    Private Hot Tub
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Ledson Hotel


    This quaint hotel sits right on the historic and bustling Sonoma Plaza. The opulent and old world ambiance is accentuated by floor to ceiling windows, ornately carved ceiling beams, antique furnishings, plush linens and palatial en suites. A free wine tasting is available for guests.

    6 rooms from $275
    Great walks  -  Visit Quarryhill Botanical Garden for breathtaking beauty.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated.
    Full of character
  • Kenwood Inn & Spa

    Sonoma (California)

    Romantic getaway in the heart of Wine Country has a pool, welcoming fireplaces and spa treatments for days. Large Italian style rooms - contemporary, yet cosy, with designer bathrooms. Dine at the hotel for Italian cuisine or the many local eateries. Explore the wineries by foot, bicycle or horse.

    29 rooms from $384
    Kayaking  -  Hot days are geared for kayaking on the Russian River.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Back to Nature
    Full of character
  • Farmhouse Inn


    Idyllic inn in the heart of Russian River Valley in Sonoma wine country with a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant. The intimate rooms include fireplaces and spa baths, and are tastefully furnished with contemporary items. The restaurant is spectacular, and the pool and gardens are picturesque.

    18 rooms from $385
    Eco break  -  The pool is heated by solar panels, and the spa and restaurant use local and organic ingredients often grown onsite.
    Foodies  -  The Michelin-starred restaurant is a major draw for local and foreign foodies alike throughout the region.
    Spa  -  Uses produce from the hotel gardens, offering lavender body butter massages and ginger-honey rubs, for example.
    Swimming Pool  -  A heated outdoor infinity pool is available to guests, surrounded by deck chairs and colourful gardens.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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