Top Sonoma Hotels: Where To Stay In Sonoma County

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Top Sonoma Hotels: Where To Stay In Sonoma County

By WineCountry Collective June 1, 2023

Make no mistake, we heart Sonoma County. This picturesque wine region is painted with enchanting landscapes, beautiful wineries, and attractions for every taste, whether you’re a foodie, a wine connoisseur, an outdoor adventurer, a beach goer, or a laid-back leisure seeker–or all of the above. However, due to its vast size and the sheer number of quality lodging options available, we get that deciding where to stay in Sonoma can be somewhat of a challenge.

To help you narrow it down, we’ve carefully curated a list of Sonoma hotels, resorts, and intimate inns to consider, each offering a welcome respite after a day or two of immersing yourself in the many wonders of Sonoma County.

Kenwood Inn & Spa
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Located in the quaint town of Kenwood, the Mediterranean-inspired Kenwood Inn & Spa is a tranquil place to rest your head in Sonoma Valley. Situated on two-and-a-half beautiful acres, near vineyards, orchards, and ancient oak trees, the charming inn exudes a feeling of being in Italy, allowing you to really fall into vacation mode while in Sonoma Wine Country. Adding to the air of tranquility are the spacious guest rooms and suites, which feature deluxe amenities like in-room fireplaces and private terraces, as well as the serene on-site pool and cabanas (with poolside service–bonus!). Of course, one can’t miss a visit to the spa, where holistic services and plush amenities are sure to leave you feeling totally blissed out.

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452, (707) 833-1293

Olea Hotel
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Tucked away in the Sonoma Valley town of Glen Ellen, Olea is an intimate boutique hotel that charms with its peaceful setting, comfortable accommodations, and friendly service. Each of the modern guest rooms and private cottages spoil with luxurious details, like heated bathroom floors and plush bathrobes, while amenities like a heated swimming pool, complimentary wine, and a delicious, gourmet two-course breakfast each morning add to the allure of a stay.

WineCountry Perks: Book using code ‘WINECOUNTRY’ to receive a $25 spa credit and two complimentary wine tasting passes.

5131 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 996-5131

Timber Cove Resort
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Located along California’s famous Highway 1, just north of Jenner on the Sonoma Coast, Timber Cove Resort is a great place to get away from it all, without actually having to “rough it.” Situated on 25 acres, the 46-room resort features a casual ambiance that blends playful, modern touches—think in-room record players, nest-powered fireplaces, and a communal living room boasting ping pong tables and billiards—with a serene, nature-centric vibe, offering endless ocean views and a considerable amount of outdoor space. There’s also an on-site restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving up seasonal fare and coastal views.

WineCountry Perks: When you book using promo code ‘WINECOUNTRY’ you’ll receive a welcome bottle of Sonoma Coast wine, late check-out, and a $25 food and beverage credit to use at Coast Kitchen Restaurant.

21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450, (707) 847-3231

Inn to Remember
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This Victorian-style inn located steps away from the town center of Sonoma is a perfect romantic retreat. Inn to Remember is made up of two vintage homes: the front house, built in 1869, and the back house, built in 1910. Their six farm-style rooms and suites are cozy and comfortable, offering alluring amenities like fresh coffee every morning, fireplaces, and double spa tubs. Each room is unique, too. The Palm Garden Suite, for instance, has a private patio with access to a delightful “secret garden.” Explore the ground’s lavish gardens, relax in the front lawn lounge chairs, or spend the afternoon in the gazebo.

171 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 938-2909

When staying at the Inn at Sonoma, it’s easy to become accustomed to certain luxuries, such as the well-appointed accommodations, daily breakfast for two, and complimentary wine and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. While Four Sisters properties are known for special touches like these, not to mention warm and hospitable service, the Inn at Sonoma also happens to be conveniently located just down the street from the historic Sonoma Plaza. Don’t feel like walking? Borrow one of the complimentary bikes to venture around town or simply spend an afternoon enjoying the scenery along the nearby bike path.

630 Broadway Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 939-1340

Hyatt Regency Sonoma
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Situated a leisurely stroll away from Historic Railroad Square and downtown Santa Rosa, this gem of a hotel puts you within reach of Sonoma County’s rich tapestry of wineries, gourmet dining, and shopping adventures. The spacious rooms and suites with scenic views offer spa-inspired bathrooms, featuring rainfall showers and soothing natural tones for ultimate rest and relaxation. Hyatt Regency Sonoma offers amenities like the heated pool, the jetted hot tub, and the 24/7 fitness center. Even more, every morning there is a breakfast buffet that includes pastries, eggs, and a Greek yogurt parfait station. This pet-friendly haven promises a perfect retreat for those who crave the excitement of city life yet cherish their moments of relaxation and rejuvenation.

170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, (707) 284-1234

Seven Branches
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A stone’s throw away from Sonoma’s historic town square, Seven Branches Inn is a captivating nod to Sonoma’s Spanish legacy. Its tiled roof, rammed-earth walls, and sun-dappled courtyards evoke an enchanting Old World charm. Dedicated to the seven branches of hospitality, you can expect exceptional service and a luxurious stay in one of their six boutique rooms. Rooms feature French press coffee makers, charming balconies, and lush bedding that invites a peaceful slumber. For an extra dash of indulgence, book a treatment at the Calm Spa, located at sister property Cottage Inn and Spa, where you can receive a deep tissue or Swedish massage.

450 W Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 933-0450

Cottage Inn and Spa
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A block from Sonoma’s town square, the Cottage Inn and Spa is a peaceful setting to escape it all. Rooms feature unique architectural design elements and include fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, and private patios. If that’s not enough, fresh local pastries are delivered to your room every morning for the perfect start to your day. Indulge yourself at the Calm Spa, which offers relaxing massages and body treatments, such as the Calm Spa Cocoa Butter Bliss Wrap, where you’ll experience a nourishing cocoa butter massage, a warm wrap, and a dry scalp and foot massage for peak relaxation.

310 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-0719

The Raford Inn
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Located in the Russian River Valley, the Raford Inn is an intimate retreat for those looking to stay off-the-beaten-path, yet still be close to wineries and tasting rooms in and around the town of Healdsburg. Built in 1880, this Queen Anne Victorian mansion-turned-bed and breakfast has everything you want in a charming B&B, including six guest rooms with queen or king-sized beds, gourmet breakfasts each morning, evening wine receptions, gracious hospitality, and a wrap-around porch offering unobstructed vineyard views.

10630 Wohler Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 887-9573

Sonoma Creek Inn
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Located a few miles north of the Sonoma Plaza, the budget-conscious Sonoma Creek Inn is a casual alternative to nearby (and pricier) Sonoma County lodging. Each of the 16 guest rooms are colorful and inviting, with added conveniences like in-room A/C, mini refrigerators, and Keurig coffee makers so you can feel right at home during a stay. The Inn also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, and pet-friendly rooms, making it an easy choice for those looking to save without having to sacrifice in comfort or convenience.

239 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 939-9463

Sonoma's Best Cottages
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Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a girls’ trip, Sonoma’s Best Cottages is a great place to stay in Sonoma. The four private cottages, the largest one accommodating up to four people, are warm and comfortable with tall ceilings, private outdoor patios, premium linens, and fully equipped kitchens. Just moments away from your cottage is Sonoma’s Best Mercantile, where you can shop local produce, like olive oil, home goods, and small production wines, and even pick up a fresh breakfast or lunch to enjoy on your patio. This is the perfect destination to experience all the best tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants that Sonoma Valley has to offer.

1190 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 933-0340

Montage Healdsburg
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This resort in Healdsburg, nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves, is the ultimate destination for those looking for a pampered gateway in Wine Country. Plush guest rooms and suites, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and views of the surrounding forests, are designed with comfort and serenity in mind, Montage Healdsburg has many on-site amenities, including two pools, poolside cabanas, deluxe spa, kid’s activities, bocce ball, and pickle ball courts, make it easy for the whole family to settle into vacation mode. Celebrating the seasonal flavors of Sonoma County, the Montage also offers several on-site dining options, including a restaurant, bar, and grab-and-go market, should you not want to leave the property.

100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 979-9000

Vintners Resort

Vintners Resort
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Known for its relaxed, romantic atmosphere, Vintners Resort is a splendid oasis that puts you in the middle of viticultural paradise, yet just a quick jaunt away from the city of Santa Rosa and the conveniences of Sonoma County Airport. In addition to 78 guest rooms, outfitted with plush amenities like in-room fireplaces and oversized Roman tubs, the resort has a lovely on-site spa, lushly landscaped gardens, and picture-perfect vineyards. And for the foodies and wine connoisseurs, you’re in for a treat. The resort’s renowned on-site restaurant, John Ash & Co., offers tantalizing Wine Country cuisine and an award-winning wine list, making a visit here even more unforgettable.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (800) 421-2584