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4.3 out of 5

"Walking distance to plenty of restaurants, wine tasting rooms and even hiking trails. We loved the restaurant there at the hotel. The food was excepti ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 21 Mar 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Sonoma Plaza

In Sonoma

With a stay at this Sonoma hotel, you'll be steps from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Presidio. Sonoma City Hall and Sonoma Barracks are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A garden, a snack bar/deli, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 27 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include iPod docks, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$195* Per night/room Mar 1 - Mar 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

El Dorado Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Dorado Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
4 out of 5

Nice hotel in the Plaza

Walking distance to plenty of restaurants, wine tasting rooms and even hiking trails. We loved the restaurant there at the hotel. The food was exceptional. Our room was small but clean and cozy.

Posted by , from S on Mar 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 22, 2017 by Brian Montanez, Guest Services Manager

Megan, We appreciate the time taken to leave feedback - we look forward to telling our friends in the restaurant you thought highly of our menu. See you again soon! Our best, The El Dorado Team

5 out of 5

Loved this hotel!

Historic and in a great location. Rooms are small but comfortable and with a classy feel. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Loved this place and will be back. Only possible negative we saw was there is very little parking.

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 22, 2017 by Brian Montanez, Guest Services Manager

Thank you for the review - glad to hear staff was helpful and your accommodations were comfortable. We tend to agree, being in downtown Sonoma has its perks, yet parking can be a challenge. We hope you were able to secure a spot in our back parking lot. Our best, The El Dorado Team

3 out of 5

Very plain and uninviting room

Pros: The bed was comfortable - excellent quality comforter. The air conditioning was quiet and worked flawlessly. Staff was excellent.
Cons: Put some pictures on the wall and decorate the room a little so it doesn't resemble a prison cell. A chair would be nice in the room. Move the TV.
Location: Nice area with plenty of wineries within walking distance. Trolley and shuttle tours to other wineries - I recommend Buena Vista winery.
First impressions of this hotel were dismal to say the least; the room was very small, nothing on the walls for decoration, wood blinds with no other window treatments - plain is an understatement. The complimentary water in the refrigerator was in a reusable glass bottle, which was quaint - never saw anything like that before - but I got the feeling that the housekeeping staff was just filling it from the tap in the bathroom. Not appealing at all to me so I wouldn't drink it. I did quite a bit of research prior to selecting this hotel and for the life of me I cannot figure out how it got anything higher than two or three stars. Also there were no chairs in the room, so if you wanted to watch TV you had to do so from lying in bed on your side because the TV was positioned not in front of the bed but way off to one side of the room.

Posted by , from Benton, PA on May 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

Thompson's stay

Pros: Secluded, quiet elegance with wonderful restaurant!
Cons: Elevator would help!
Location: Wine and cheese tastings, 5 star restaurants and lovely plaza! Great shopping!
The ElDorado Hotel in Sonoma, CA is a wonderful place to stay if you choose not to drive. Everything is in walking distance. Food was 5 star in the ElDorado Kitchen!

Posted by , from Southern Illinois on May 5, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from January 1 2021 to February 11 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at El Dorado Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Sonoma hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (93.3 km / 58 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

El Dorado Hotel offers 27 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

El Dorado Kitchen - This restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 17 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dorado Hotel
  • El Dorado Hotel
  • El Dorado Hotel Sonoma
  • El Dorado Sonoma
  • Hotel Dorado
  • Hotel El Dorado
  • El Dorado Hotel And Kitchen
  • El Dorado Hotel Kitchen
  • El Dorado Hotel Hotel
  • El Dorado Hotel Sonoma
  • El Dorado Hotel Hotel Sonoma

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in November.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.