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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Booking.comUS$ 251*
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#8 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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San Francisco, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had one of the pool rooms, which was great. It was quiet, off the street, and while the room was small, it was clean and comfortable. There are only a couple options right on the Sonoma Plaza, which is a great location as its walking distance to tons of great restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. There is no parking...

Thank Jake L
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice rooms/bathrooms (better than pictures online), no elevator so be prepared to lug your stuff upstairs (staff helps- sometimes). Great restaurant with very good wine, Also across the street from girl and the fig!

Thank Freya D
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has two things going for it: the location and the food. Everything else is mediocre. We had to ask for replacement key cards THREE TIMES because the technology seemingly doesn't work. We also returned to our ground floor room with a small patio in front of it to find that the shoddily-assembled gate handle and lock had been...

Thank Logan D
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Hotel in the centre of it all. However the hotel needs to look next door and see how many guest who are staying at the hotel are having breakfast next door at the cafe or in the local bakery, Breakfast service is appallingly , slow and over priced. Waiting 20 mins to even obtain a menu, and a further...

Thank Directbookings
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at EDK, all the dishes were presented well, including a mound of truffle fries with grated cheese on top. The soup of the day was a creamy garlic but not sure why it was green. The tuna tartare could've used a little bit more flavor. The burger was juicy and cooked just right. We liked how they...

Thank JeepneyGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Dorado Hotel and Kitchen was a great stop on our travel through northern California. The hotel is located right in Sonoma Plaza and is surrounded by historical sites, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and bars. The staff was kind and helpful and the restaurant at the hotel is spectacular! We had dinner at the Kitchen and our only complaint was...

Thank Katrina K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time staying at the El Dorado, and we absolutely loved it. Our room was in a separate building behind the pool. It had a huge bathroom and a really nice outdoor seating area. My partner particularly loved the espresso machine. We definitely plan to stay there again the next time we visit Sonoma.

Thank Janders848
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. Janders848, We loved you too! So kind of you to leave a note regarding your stay - glad you enjoyed our bungalow rooms by the pool. Your espresso machine awaits your next arrival! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Fort Lee, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The place is a great location. The hotel is adorable. They have a great restaurant. The staff was great. They have delicious coffee in the room. Its my new favorite place in Sonoma. The parking is annoying but you can manage. There is street parking but you have to move your car. Other than that. I would go back in...

Thank Karen G
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. Karen G, We appreciate the time taken to note your stay! We hope the weekend parking woes were not too daunting - the warm weather has made the plaza quite popular! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our best, The El Dorado Team

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We loved this hotel. I didn't notice any of the noise issues that others mention in the reviews and our room looked out onto the street. Hotel is beautiful and very clean. Rooms are small which I found quaint. Bed was comfortable, location is perfect. Staff is absolutely fantastic - so friendly and helpful! The absolute only negative I could...

Thank daniarwen
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. daniarwen, It was such a pleasure hosting the two of you - thank you for the feedback regarding your stay. Parking can be a challenge in the heart of downtown Sonoma, yet it sounds like it was not enough to hinder the comfortable bed, perfect location, and fantastic staff! Hope to welcome you back soon. Our best,...

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night and had a wonderful experience. The room was beautiful, recently redecorated, clean, and a comfortable bed. The staff is really nice, and the location is perfect...right on the square. The only drawback is that there is a fair amount of street noise at night.

Thank Jennifer C
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. Jennifer C, We thank you so much for the review! Upon your next visit, we recommend a Courtyard King, facing the interior restaurant courtyard. Minimal street sounds on that side of the hallway. Cheers! Our best, The El Dorado Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the historic downtown Sonoma Plaza, 45 minutes north of San Francisco, our boutique hotel reflects the simple charm of the wine country as well as the urban sophistication of our guests.From world class dining at our El Dorado Kitchen, to relaxing poolside, to enjoying the area’s many local activities the El Dorado Hotel is a one of a kind destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Address: 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Price Range: ₹ 14,950 - ₹ 32,930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
El Dorado Hotel And Kitchen
El Dorado Hotel Kitchen
El Dorado Sonoma
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
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“Don't get a room on the street.”
123DFW, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking the pool for quietness.”
Michele507, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the front as you will overlook the square park.”
MarkF945, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Plaza side is good,little noise during pool hours--otherwise no problem.”
sherryh685, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“none needed”
ChristopherF589, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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