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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a charming little boutique inn right on the square in downtown Sonoma. The location could not be better, as you can easily walk to any number of restaurants, tasting rooms, bars, shops, and so forth. Every single employee we encountered was unfailingly polite, cheerful, and helpful. There are a couple of things you should know ahead of time,...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the hotel and the small feel. The coffee in the mornings was perfect. The location is right on the square, very close to shops and restaurants. Great service here. Wine tours also picked up here. It was a wonderful weekend.

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

Dear Mr. danlay, We are so delighted to hear of the wonderful weekend had at El Dorado! Glad you enjoyed the local Peerless coffee - hope to welcome you back in the near future. Our best, The El Dorado Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights over New Year. The rooms are nice, but with very poor sound insulation. They are small but clean. The safes are the worst ever - unfathomable instructions. They need updating, as do the bathrooms- they feel dated and tired. The food in the restaurant is OK, but overpriced. However the reason we...

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

Ms. thedorothyparker, It is disappointing to hear your dining expectations fell short - we apologize for hindering your experience on such a joyous evening. All bathrooms were renovated in 2013 and small touches and accents are improving the aesthetics of our rooms with every phase of our renovation. Our friends in the restaurant close their doors twice a year for...

Irving, Texas
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We booked the El Dorado based on a recommendation and all worked out well. The real plus with the El Dorado is the location. They are located downtown on the Sonoma square. Easy walking to shops and restaurants. Neat/clean room. Lobby a little small to hang out and read/relax. Front desk staff was helpful.

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

Mr. KWRref, We are so glad you and your son enjoyed a little getaway to Sonoma! Thank you kindly for the review - we hope to welcome you two back in the near future! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Carmel, Ca
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Clean comfortable room in a great location downtown on the park our room had a nice view great bed and a Lilly espresso machine in the room nice touch. Staff where nice and attentive I will be back. O great bar didn't get to eat at the restaurant but the food looked amazing!

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

Mr. or Mrs. ngreenberg, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we are so delighted to hear of your comfortable visit! Please join us again and try out the amazing flavors coming from the kitchen! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Lodi, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The amazing location is just the beginning of this wonderful hotel and restaurant. The service from every employee far surpassed my expectations. There was free parking right across the street, the room was and adorable with extremely comfortable beds and roomy bathroom. Everything was just top notch. And, the huevos rancheros I had for breakfast was the BEST I've ever...

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

Ms. Tiffany L, Your review put a smile on our faces - thanks for the kind words. I have passed this along to our team. We hope to see you again in the future when it's time for more huevos rancheros! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Reviewed 5 December 2016

The rooms were small but I loved the boutique feel of the hotel. I would stay here again. It was comfortable and very clean and cozy. What a great location and walking distance to everything. It was nice to have dinner and drinks and walk upstairs. Recommend Girl and the fig next door as well for dining. Great stay!

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

Mr. or Mrs. dais10, We appreciate the time taken to review our hotel! We are so glad to hear our location was great and rooms were clean & cozy - we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful hotel! It was simply delightful to stay here. We arrived on a Monday. The only downside was our room was not ready until after 3pm, however we spent our time visiting some of the local tasting rooms around the square. It's important to note that there are only a limited number of parking spots available at the...

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

Ms. Jennifer M, Thank you kindly for the note - we're so happy your anniversary trip was one to remember! Sorry for the delay on your room availability, hope it did not hinder your afternoon activities. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back in the near future! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Los Angeles
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The El Dorado is pretty close to perfect. Great location off the main plaza near good restaurants and artsy shops. The front desk and staff were very accommodating, including offering comps for wine tastings and local gym day rate deals. The rooms were elegantly decorated. Only downside was one noisy guest but it wasn't that bad and it wasn't El...

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

Mr. LATravelGuy, We appreciate the time taken to note your stay. So glad our guest service extraordinaires were able to assist in your requests. We're happy to quiet down the noisy ones in the future - just give us a call! Our best, The El Dorado Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Well located with excellent service. Rooms were a little small but that could not be help as a consequence of the building. Rooms were however attractive and provided all that was needed. The public areas are large and expansive.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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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: $275 - $606 (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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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.”
 of 5 bubbles 123DFW, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking the pool for quietness.”
 of 5 bubbles Michele507, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the front as you will overlook the square park.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkF945, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Plaza side is good,little noise during pool hours--otherwise no problem.”
 of 5 bubbles sherryh685, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“none needed”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherF589, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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