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About 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.

For foodies

  • 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.

For traditional elegance

  • 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.

Best Hotels in Sonoma

  • Inn at Sonoma Sonoma 27 rooms from £140

    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!

    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.
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  • MacArthur Place Sonoma 64 rooms from £190

    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.

    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.
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  • Timber Cove Resort Sonoma 46 rooms from £209

    A secluded and peaceful resort on the Sonoma coast. The elegant rooms feature record players, spectacular sea views and plush comfortable bedding. With fire pits, outdoor games rooms, star gazing equipment and sunrise yoga sessions. The fantastic fresh food is complimented by excellent local wines.

    Foodies  -  The sustainably sourced seafood, locally produced cheeses and extensive range of Californian wines are guaranteed to please
    Back to Nature  -  Set on 25 acres of rugged Pacific coastline, with fire pits, stargazing, sunset walks and fresh local food
    Sights nearby  -  The local seaside towns of Fort Ross, Sea Ranch and Bodega Bay are all within striking distance
    Great walks  -  The resort boasts guided hikes on their two miles of trails that zigzag along the coast
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Design Hotels
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  • Ledson Hotel Sonoma 6 rooms from £211

    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.

    Great walks  -  Visit Quarryhill Botanical Garden for breathtaking beauty.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated.
    Full of character
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