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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Los Angeles
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Susanhilary1313
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134 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service at this hotel is wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Set your expectations that this is an old building before you arrive. There are no elevators and parking is difficult. However the staff take your bags to your room for you. If you cannot do the stairs I believe they have a few bungalow on the ground... More 

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

Mr. or Mrs. Sesa38, Thank you so much for the kind note - we are happy to hear we met your expectations. Glad you enjoyed the newly renovated rooms and convenient location for food, wine, and shopping. Your balcony awaits your next visit! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is right on the square and is a nice property. There were plenty of parking spaces on the square when we stayed. The room we originally stayed in was extremely loud with street noise, the toilet would repeatedly fill up all night which meant very little sleep. The front desk lady was initially a bit combative for some... More 

Thank 123DFW
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. 123DFW, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a note - we appreciate your feedback! We are glad to hear you found ample parking on the plaza during your visit. It sounds like your interaction with one of our Guest Services Specialists was less than ideal and for that we apologize. We hope you visit... More 

San Diego
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at El Dorado! It feels a bit old-world/Spanish, which is totally what we expected. The room was very plush, quiet, and clean. It is in a great location right on the town square in Sonoma, and there was a farmers/craft market with live music on Tuesday. Our friends are at the restaurant and said it was... More 

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

Mr. or Mrs. Cucinella, Thank you so much for the review - we pride ourselves on our amazing location and old-world charm. We are pleased to hear you made time for the best Farmer's Market in the county! We look forward to welcoming you back to Sonoma in the near future! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

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157 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly located on the Sonoma plaza this hotel has clean, spacious & comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. Steps away from fabulous restaurants and tasting rooms this is a great location for a visit to Sonoma. Very friendly staff and pleasant stay. Highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

Thank travelG74
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. travelG74, We truly appreciate the kinds words and hope you can find time in the future to visit our perfect location again! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed here for four nights in a room overlooking the pool area which was lovely. The rooms are bright, clean and have a small balcony. The restaurant is very good and has an outside area. The breakfast room is also good, being clean, crisp and modern. The staff are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and they are very... More 

Thank Michele507
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Ms. Michele507, It sure sounds like a good time was had here in Sonoma! Thank you kindly for the note - we are so happy to hear our property and service met your standards. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely clean modern room with great and bright (at last) bathroom. Nice balcony over the central square of Sonoma, which is a lovely place. Couldn't really find fault with this place, though didn't eat there as went out to see the nightlife! Parking limited but managed to get a spot at the rear of the building, though you could park... More 

Thank Mark F
United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

If we make it back to Sonoma, this will be our go-to hotel. It was very centrally located - close to everything. Did not have elevators, but the staff brought our bags to our room and was very accommodating.

Thank kmatt210
Brian M, Guest Relations Manager at El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, responded to this review

Mr. or Mrs. kmatt210, We like the sound of "when you make it back to Sonoma" much better! Thank you kindly for the note and we hope to be home base for your next Sonoma wine country excursion! Our best, The El Dorado Team More 

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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: £147 - £294 (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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