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“Great Location and Warm Hospitality.”

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MacArthur Place - Sonoma's Historic Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Location and Warm Hospitality.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

As beautiful as Sonoma is, it isn't blessed with great hotel options. On our first visit to Sonoma last year we stayed in the Marriott, which was a real disappointment; poor service and noisy, uninspiring rooms. This year we booked in advance and managed to get a room at MacArthur Place. I can now see why it gets booked up so early. It's quite unassuming on a side street about 15 mins walk from the Plaza, you could easily walk pass and miss it. Once inside it oozes charm and is cosy and inviting. The hospitality of the staff on arrival is really touching so you immediately start to relax.

Lovely pool and spa area surrounded by well tended and pretty gardens. The decor throughout is quaint, french country style and there are several public areas to spend time, such as the library where complementary wine and cheese was served every evening. Nice touch.

Rooms are spacious, bright and nicely decorated too. Bathroom is also large and the shower is really powerful. Although there are 4 rooms per house, we didn't hear anything from neighbouring rooms, despite it being almost full occupancy.

Breakfast buffet was adequate. Although I can't think of what I missed specifically it just felt sparse and a little unimaginative when eating there on consecutive days. The breakfast room was lovely though and the service generally good.

What we appreciated most was the helpfulness of the staff and their local knowledge, which they were more than happy to share with us. In particular, for wineries, cycle routes and hikes, Justin and Nancy were invaluable and always enthusiastic about offering advice.

All in all, great location, great service and lovely relaxing experience. Thank you

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

What a charming little(but not really) Inn. We enjoyed the pool, the grounds, our fabulous room. We walked in & out of downtown square. It's a little long, but it will clear your head!!!!! Definitely will go back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

In Sonoma for wedding and found the property to be extremely well maintained with beautiful gardens and a gracious staff all around, especially Mary Jane for the library happy hour. We will definitely return if opportunity presents. This was an extremely relaxing long weekend in a perfect setting.

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City of Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have stayed at premier resorts all over the world, most have been amazing. The courtesy and thoughtful gestures provided by the management at MacArthur Place rivals that of Riverbend resort in Kohler, WI, Meadow Wood resort in Napa, CA and other 5 star resorts.

We were celebrating both of our birthdays. Within 30 minutes of check in the operations manager had sent a beautiful bottle if champagne with card and upgraded us to the room I had requested. This was was all accomplished with such shuttle professionalism that we did not know he was orchestrating the changes as we checked in.

Room Tip: Room Number 10 is an upgrade and well worth it. If the hotel is old, the cleanliness and upkeep are...
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Green Features: Very "green" and conscious of water conservation. Never cutting corners on quality.gold level on all conservation practices.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

4 blocks from Sonoma Plaza. Easy walking distance, to a lovely city. This is a hidden treasure!
Beautiful grounds, classy rooms, delightfully helpful staff, you cannot but relax.
Top value for your dollar.
The pity is, we had only booked 1 night.
Have to stay here again, On our next visit to California

Room Tip: All rooms appear to be totally up to standard, so just go with the flow
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We found this great establishment through Hotwire and ended up getting all the benefits at about half the cost. What benefits? Let's see: superior customer service, including concierges with an answer for everything. Wine and cheese happy hour. Great pool and hot tub, steam room, manicured grounds, a killer continental breakfast (included in our already-low room price). I could keep going. This is a quiet home base for all your wine country excursions. We stayed in Room 7---it's up a flight of stairs but it was an awesome, clean and spacious second honeymoon getaway suite.
Location is slightly south of the main Sonoma downtown but not too far.
The only negative I can think of was some noisy neighbors down below who thought 6am was a great time for a party. But that's not the fault of the hotel.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I have stayed at MacArthur Place now twice with my husband for a quick getaway from San Francisco, and it has officially become our happy place! The service is second to none, which really makes all the difference. Highlights - beautiful suites, amazing massage treatments at the Garden Spa, tranquil pool area (with ping pong!), gorgeous grounds, tasty continental breakfast, DVD collection in the library (love this nostalgic feature!), walking distance from The Plaza - I could go on and on. Nothing but praise for MacArthur Place, a true haven of relaxation. Hands down my favorite hotel I've ever stayed at!

-Erin F.

Room Tip: Suites are amazing
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Green Features: They have a green offering of reusing towels, etc.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: MacArthur Place - Sonoma's Historic Inn & Spa
Address: 29 E. MacArthur St., Sonoma, CA 95476-7615
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Sonoma
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
#1 Family Hotel in Sonoma
#1 Green Hotel in Sonoma
#1 Business Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — MacArthur Place - Sonoma's Historic Inn & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 64 room Sonoma inn and spa set on a historic 7-acre garden estate walking distance to Sonoma Plaza. Heated pool and whirlpool. Full service Spa. Saddles Steakhouse and Martini Bar. Continental breakfast buffet, evening wine and cheese reception, DVD movies, parking, and wireless internet. Bicycle Rentals. Close to more than 30 wineries. 15 Minutes to Napa. AAA 4-Diamond Award. Top 10 San Francisco and Northern CA Hotels - Conde Nast Annual "World's Best" Readers Poll. ... more   less 
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