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“Good historic hotel in heart of Sonora” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gunn House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Sonora
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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70 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good historic hotel in heart of Sonora”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This hotel dates back to the 19th century, and with that in mind it has plenty going for it. I've stayed twice, the rooms vary dramatically in size, be sure to check into what you are getting. The larger rooms are capacious with nice sized bathrooms. Some do not come with desks, so the hotel does not work as well as it might for business. There is wifi, but it does not reach all rooms. The hotel is not very wheel chair friendly, but does have a wheel chair accessible room. Breakfast has hot and cold dishes and a big spread of home made baked goods--it's very tasty. There can be a lot of stair climbing to some rooms. If that is a problem, ask for ground floor room. It will be at the front on the street, but there is not much traffic in Sonora, so noise should not be too much of a problem.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I stayed at the Gunn House Hotel this past weekend. This has been my 4th time here (boyfriend has family here) and it is still a great little hotel. Sonora is a small town and I would say that this place is the best for the price, location and quality.

The bathrooms were clean (they have all the necessary ammenities - hairdryer, iron etc), bed was very comfortable and the people were so nice. The in room heater made us toasty after coming back late (it gets chilly at night during the winter), they had WiFi and a flat screen TV. Each room is a different theme and has a little teddy bear on the bed greeting you (a cute and positive detail). Although an older Inn, it shows that they are doing their best to take care of the guest.

One of the best things about the Gunn House is the breakfast (from 7-10am!). Shirley and her staff make the best pastries and quiche (not as dense but still packs in a bunch of flavor). I had a chocolate raspberry muffin that was SO GOOD. The parlor is comfy and staff makes waffles to order!

I am booked to come back next month. Thanks for the homey stay!

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floor facing the pool are the most quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Raqueline
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San Francisco, CA
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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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.

Room Tip: Back rooms are quieter.
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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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1 Thank Bob S
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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
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 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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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): ₹ 8,431 - ₹ 12,026
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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