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Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sonoma
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seattle33
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41 reviews
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“Great Value, Excellent location”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed here for one night in early February. We paid under $100 for a king size room, with a fireplace. The room was huge with a separate vanity area, bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bed was comfortable but the room was chilly initially as it hadn't been occupied for a while. Everything was clean and well maintained but no frills. The staff were very helpful and friendly and will help you with discounted wine tasting offers for various wineries. They patiently answered all my questions on the surrounding area. The location is excellent, just a one block walk to the pretty Sonoma Plaza, filled with shops, wineries and restaurants and opposite a little outdoor mall with a Whole Foods store. There is a heated pool in the middle of the complex and breakfast is served in the event center which is across the parking lot. I would highly recommend this hotel for the best value and location in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Best Western PLUS Sonoma Valley Inn. If you are looking for a good bargain, this is the place. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is descent, the courtyard is beautiful, and the staff is friendly. Plus, there are many great restaurants and boutiques within walking distance of the hotel. If you are looking for a five star resort or a plush spa, this is not the place for you. Since I am on a tight budget, I will definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

This is the second time I've stayed at BW Sonoma Valley. While the rooms are dated, the Inn has a overall feeling, location and price that are hard to beat. On the plus side, the rooms have fireplaces and the hotel leaves a quick-start log each night. On a cold night in December, this creates a lovely ambience for enjoying a glass of wine. The Inn also has a wonderful courtyard in the center with a heated pool and spa. Most rooms seem to have a view of the courtyard, with some also having a balcony.

The Inn recently (well since the last time I was there) started offering a free breakfast. This still needs some work. The breakfast is held in one of the meeting rooms at the Krug Center (a short walk from the main building) with too few large round tables and marginal food. On the second day, the mayhem in the room was so overwhelming that we opted to go across the street to the diner for breakfast.

The Inn is located about a block from the Sonoma Plaza, and all it's wonderful restaurants and tasting rooms. It's across the street from a shoping center with a nicely stocked Whole Foods Market for those who would like to put together a picnic. The Inn also rents bicycles, along with a suggested route, for those who want to wander a bit further sans car.

Overall, I'll definitely return to the BW Sonoma Valley Inn for the great location-price combination.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

The setting was a little like an apartment complex, but in a pleasant way. Our room was clean and bright with a sliding door onto a patio area. Inside there was a fireplace with fuel already there for a nice cozy fire.

I liked the outdoor spa, which had good jets and sat right next to a steam room. The steam room doesn't get going until you turn the lights on and wind up the timer, which gives a perfect opportunity to take a little dip in the spa or pool.

We had a group rate, so the price was quite good. As the title indicates, the walk to the town square was only a block and a half. This place wasn't the most luxurious if you are there to pamper yourself, but the location is great and the rooms are more than adequate.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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CA
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by our room at the Best Western in Sonoma. Being just a couple of blocks from the town square, it is in a terrific location. While it is not as fancy as some of the other inns and hotels in the area, it is far less expensive and good value for the money. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We had a standard king with balcony and fireplace, and were happy to find that we had a seating area in the room as well. The only downside was the smell of smoke from the fireplace was overwhelming. Although we are not dog owners, some will be pleased to know that there are also some pet friendly rooms available.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Pacific Grove, CA
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

This was our first time here and my wife and I were very pleasantly impressed.

While this is not a five star hotel it is, for the most part, a clean and pleasant place to stay at a very reasonable price.

We stayed in the back part of the property in one of the king suites with the jetted tub. The suite was very large and we enjoyed the stereo (don't forget to bring your own cd's). There aren't a lot of views from the deck but it is still nice.

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Price/Location/Suite Size/The Bed

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Suite was located directly above the breakfast serving area and every time someone entered or exited the room you could hear the door slam.
We had mold along the ceiling in the water closet area.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

This is a perfect hotel for a nice relaxed holiday. Rooms were awesome and spacious. Close to many restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

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Property: Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center
Address: 550 2nd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sonoma
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Sonoma
#6 Family Hotel in Sonoma
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sonoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center! Hotels near Sonoma wineries are known for their superior location, but our Sonoma hotel goes above and beyond by providing the best customer service in town. Are you looking for hotels near wineries? Our Sonoma hotel is conveniently located near the best vineyards for endless wine tasting and exploration. Historical downtown Sonoma is a few minutes away, and were a popular choice for wedding destinations. When youre within walking distance to downtown Sonoma, the charm of the city is literally at your doorstep. Enjoy the best fine dining and shopping in town. Hotels in downtown Sonoma make traveling easy for guests. At our Sonoma hotel, you never have to go far for a great meal, wine or shopping. ... more   less 
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