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“Best Stay in Sonora” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gunn House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, CA
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Stay in Sonora”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

My husband and I have spent many weekends in Sonora, and this is by far the best hotel we've stayed in. Yes it is old, but fairly well maintained with a kitschy sort of charm. We've stayed in one of their larger rooms and smaller queen room and both were nice, but the large room was by far the winner. While we enjoyed the smaller room, the fact that we were staying in an older-ish hotel was much easier realized (for example, the windows aren't very new and let lots of street noise and cold air in- though the strong heater made up for the latter). The hotel is located right downtown so restaurants are within walking distance. Our favorite feature is that the upstairs rooms out in front have tables and rocking chairs overlooking the main drag, which are great for relaxing in with a drink and talking with your neighbors, etc. The delicious breakfast in the morning is also a bonus. Oh, and the free wifi is nice too and comes in handy if you don't get data coverage in the area! I would definitely recommend this hotel to people who want to stay somewhere with lots of personality and charm.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stayed for a week in April 2011. Room was good although noise from street was a problem until we got used to it. Bed was good, bathroom was excellent and a good standard of cleanliness was achieved. Without doubt the best feature was the inclusive breakfast - home made goodies, cereals, waffles made on the spot. Friendly and interested staff. Relaxed atmosphere, there was quite a mix of people whilst we were there and we all chatted and compared notes over breakfast - something I've never experienced in any of the big chain motels or hotel restaurants. We used the hotel as base to visit all the local sights (lots of them) and a day trip to Yosemite. Unbelievably the cost was less than any of the other motes we stayed in during our time in the USA and was by far the best value. We recommend Gunn House unreservedly - particularly if you enjoy meeting other people.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Just had the misfortune to spend the Christmas holiday at this hotel. I have never been in such an unkept place before. You know when you walk into a room and they can't spend a $1 to replace a broken outlet plate, it's bad. The place had hair all over the bathroom upon check in, the sheets, albeit clean, had stains on them, there was no hot water in the evening and the closet had a leak in it that soaked the extra pillows and blanket. Most disappointed to say the least.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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one08, Owner at Gunn House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
As the owner and management of the Gunn House Hotel we take great pride in the satisfaction of our guests. We are very unhappy that your stay with us was less than exceptional.

We take great pride in our hotel and as one can see from the many reviews that we receive, the majority of our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay with us. Upon first reading this review we responded quickly to the reviewer and made a personal response and accommodation to them. We encourage all of our guests, during their stay with us, to let us know at anytime if they have a problem with their room or our customer service. The management and owners of this establishment are available 24/7 to assist with problems. If we are made aware that a guest is not happy during their stay, with their room or the services provided of our hotel we will work to immediately correct the issues. We can even help our guest find accommodations in another hotel in our wonderful area.

As always, when a problem does occur our staff and management are informed and we quickly work to rectify any problems in service, maintenance, housekeeping or any other hospitality issue.
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Battle Ground, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

I loved my stay at this historic inn in Sonora. I was there on business for 4 nights. the live in manager is wonderful and she has a huge black mastiff, Smalls, that greets you over the door when you come in. the rooms were cute, the hotel had lots of nice historic touches. the breakfast was great! the staff was exceptional!! I will stay there every time I am in Sonora from now on.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tish l
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Westcliffe
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

Arrived during a power outage and the front desk was very helpful. Decided to have dinner and she would call when it came back on. She called during dinner and all was good.
The room(#8), was very nice, great shower and good bedding. Only negative was the street noise which was known from other comments. I suggest side or rear rooms if that is a concern.
The breakfast was very good with lots of fresh baked items and is served in a nice, light room.
Easy walking to the shops and main street. Friendly people everywhere we went. Will not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gunn House Hotel

Property: Gunn House Hotel
Address: 286 So Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370
Region: United States > California > Sonora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,237 - ₹ 11,777
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gunn House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oldest historic hotel in Sonora. Experience a bit of the past in one of the antique apponted rooms. Innkeepers breakfast each morning. Easy walking distance to great shopping and wonderful restaurants. ... more   less 
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