Location-Location-Location! that was the only reason for me to book this hotel thru Expedia. We were in Sonora in February, it was cool yet no snow on the ground. We new that the hotel was 'historical' but did not expect it to be so NOT comfortable. Entrance/ lobby is beautifully decorated and check-in was fast. But after that we went to the 'historical' elevator - and it was difficult to open the door into its small compartment pushing/ pulling your luggage at the same time. There was nobody around to help. Hotel offers minimum service - when i came to the front desk with my laptop and questions about wi-fi issues, the manager bluntly informed me that 'in his country' they do not teach computers. I did not ask him what country he was talking about...The room was strangely decorated - some pieces of furniture were nice and useful, but others were not. With two night stands on both sides of the bed, we got only one lamp. Another light was directly opposite the bed high on the wall, plus the ceiling light. I liked the idea of encasing the flat panel TV blending it with the rest of the dark wood furniture. But next to the TV was the a/c built into the wndow - it was heating the room only when it was on the maximum power, and so noisy that we could not hear the TV sound. When we shut the A/C, in five minutes the room was cold again. Luckily for us, we did not spend a lot of time in the room, exploring the area, antiquing, driving to Murphy for vine tasting, and such. Coming to the room for the night, taking a shower, we could not miss the beauty of old tiles and woodwork. They install a new big shower head to improve the water flow, but it took for ever to wait for warm water. Why did they keep the old sink? it was very uncomfortable, and did not add to the beauty of the bathroom which has enough space for a nice roomy countertop, but as for now you can dance in that bathroom but hardly find a place for your toiletries. And again - cold!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonora Inn was built in 1896 and originally named the Hotel Victoria. The Inn has played host to notables and celebrities including Grace Kelly during the filming of High Noon and more recently Drew Barrymore while she worked on the film Bad Girls. The hotels architecture and finishes reflect the popular California Mission style of the 1920's that hosted Hollywoods elite during the golden era of tourism and film making. Centrally located in historic downtown Sonora, and with exceptional views from the roof top swimming pool, the historic California hotel is the perfect place for travelers with an interest in the historic Gold Rush and Yosemite National Park. There are countless adventures to be found in nearby historic towns, year round recreation attractions. Unique shops, local theater, boutique, wineries and both fine & casual dining. The Historic Sonora Inn towers 3 stories.The Historic Inn has recently been remodeled. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Sonora Hotel Sonora
- Sonora Days Inn
- Sonora Inn California