The Wine Country offers a variety of lodging options ranging from crisp and clean motel accommodations, to luxury bed and breakfast inns, to world-class hotels and resorts–with just about everything you can imagine in between. Whether you are spending a night, a weekend, a week, or longer, there’s an option to fit every need, taste, and budget.
Researching and sorting through the options can be a time consuming and frustrating experience. To simplify and hopefully to smooth your experience, we have compiled lists of “top lodging” organized by Wine Country geography.
Our lists are not intended to be comprehensive. You may find accommodations that are not on our lists and are well suited to your needs. Our purpose in compiling our lists is to identify accommodations that are perhaps the most likely to enhance your Wine Country visit. Our lists are informed by four sources:
- AAA diamond ratings, a professionally administered rating system considered–along with the Mobil (Forbes) Guide–to produce the most reliable ratings for lodging in the United States
- Associations of bed-and-breakfast and other inns that establish guidelines for cleanliness and comfort, and certify member compliance with these guidelines
- Travelocity ratings, which capture feedback from guests in specific lodging establishments
- The personal experience and knowledge of the Wine Country Guide team. (We all live in the Wine Country, interact with lodging managers on a regular basis, and talk to many visitors about many things including their lodging experiences.)
Here’s our list of Sonoma Valley lodging. Please see the Travel-Wise Tips that follow the table.
|Birmingham B&B||5||8790 Sonoma Highway||Kenwood||707-833-6996||Link|
|Bungalows 313||5||313 First Street E.||Sonoma||707-996-8091||Link|
|Chauvet Hotel||6||13756 Arnold Drive||Glen Ellen||855-242-8838||Link|
|El Dorado Hotel||26||405 First St W.||Sonoma||707-996-3220||Link|
|El Pueblo Inn||53||896 W. Napa Street||Sonoma||800-900-8844||Link|
|Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa||226||100 Boyes Blvd||Sonoma||866-540-4499||Link|
|Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa||170||2777 4th Street||Santa Rosa||800-848-8300||Link|
|Gaige House, The||23||13540 Arnold Drive||Glen Ellen||707-935-0237||Link|
|Glenelly Inn & Cottages||9||5131 Warm Springs Road||Glen Ellen||707-996-6720||Link|
|Hidden Oak Inn||3||214 E. Napa Street||Sonoma||707-996-9863||Link|
|Inn at Sonoma||19||630 Broadway||Sonoma||707-939-1340||Link|
|Kenwood Inn & Spa||29||10400 Sonoma Hwy||Kenwood||800-353-6966||Link|
|Ledson Hotel||6||480 First Street E||Sonoma||707-996-9779||Link|
|MacArthur Place||35||29 E. MacArthur Street||Sonoma||707-938-2929||Link|
|Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa||182||1325 Broadway||Sonoma||707-935-6600||Link|
|Sheraton Hotel Petaluma||183||745 Baywood Drive||Petaluma||707-283-2888||Link|
|Sonoma Chalet B&B||7||18935 Fifth Street W||Sonoma||707-938-3129||Link|
|Sonoma Creek Inn||16||239 Boyes Blvd||Sonoma||888-712-1289||Link|
|Sonoma Hotel||16||110 W. Spain Street||Sonoma||800-468-6016||Link|
|Sonoma Valley Inn (Best Western)||80||550 Second Street W.||Sonoma||707-938-9200||Link|
Travel-Wise Tip: Sonoma County is quite large, and driving times between destinations can be long. For example, the town of Sonoma is about an hour’s drive from Healdsburg. Distances matter when you are relaxing and enjoying the Wine Country lifestyle to the fullest. And that lifestyle is also very locally focused. You’ll have a very different experience in Sonoma Valley than you’ll have in the Healdsburg Area; each will be special in its own way. We recommend that you select lodging accommodations nearest the areas you are most interested in visiting, and that you not hesitate to book a few nights in one area and a few more in another. There is nothing worse than enjoying a nice bottle of wine over a leisurely dinner, and then having to drive an hour over unfamiliar country roads to get back to your hotel or inn.
Travel-Wise Tip: There is some overlap between our Sonoma Valley and Healdsburg Area Top Lodging lists. Some lodging establishments in the Petaluma and Santa Rosa areas appear on both lists. While we recommend that visitors stay as close as possible to the wine regions they are most interested in visiting, we also understand that sometimes the convenience of settling into one accommodation for the duration of a trip outweighs the inconvenience of occasionally driving longer distances. The overlap in our lists reflects that understanding.
Travel-Wise Tip: As the largest town in the Northern California Wine Country, and also the seat of Sonoma County government, Santa Rosa has more “major flag” (e.g., Hilton, Hyatt) hotels than other Wine Country destinations. If you participate in a hotel chain points system, and want to redeem points for your Wine Country stay, please see our Healdsburg Area Top Lodging list for more “major flag” lodging options.