Where to Stay in Sonoma: The Best Hotels & Airbnbs in Sonoma
Sonoma County, Napa‘s laid-back little sister, is one of my absolute favorite places to travel in California. With a breathtaking coastline (that makes some of the best pinot noirs in the world!), enchanting redwood forests, hillsides on hillsides of rolling vineyards, a small, chill, farm-town vibe, and a world class wine country, Sonoma County reigns supreme as one of the best wine countries in the world to visit, any time of year. In the Summer and Fall, you’ll catch harvest season, one of the most exciting and popular times to visit wine country in California, but in the Spring, you’ll have some of the most beautiful weather of the whole year, and in the winter, you’ll enjoy cozy fireplaces, romantic rainstorms, and delicious red wine. I love it every time of year, and love getting away to Sonoma for the weekend. But where are the best places to stay??
I have a few absolute favorite places to stay in Sonoma that I know you guys will love.
Another adorable boutique hotel I just LOVE in Sonoma is the Kenwood Inn & Spa. I mean how dreamy is waking up on this balcony? It’s super small, really luxe, has a great pool (win!) and is a perfect romantic getaway spot to stay.
Farmhouse Inn is a tucked away, understated, luxury boutique hotel in Forestville, Sonoma. Think: a Michelin star restaurant (amazing!!!!), complimentary fire pits and s’mores, a dreamy jacuzzi and heated pool, and adorable wine country hotel room bungalows with the most comfortable beds you can imagine!
I also loved that Farmhouse Inn is only a 10 minute drive from some of the most DELICIOUS wineries in Northern California – Flowers, Gary Farrell, Twomey, etc! You’re also only 20 minutes from Healdsburg, another of my favorite regions (which you can read all about my vacation in Healdsburg and what to do in Healdsburg here)
Ok, ok, this one is technically in Napa, but it’s located on the Sonoma Highway in-between Napa and Sonoma – so if you’re planning on tasting in both Napa and Sonoma, it’s a great home base. Plus – how chic is this pool with vineyard views?!
This recently renovated, centrally-located property is set on a historic six-acre estate with lush grounds, gardens, winding wine-filled pathways, a mid-century pool, and a full-service spa utilizing flowers and herbs from property gardens. Named one of the Top 10 Hotels in Northern California in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, the property is within walking distance of Sonoma Plaza, and minutes from some of wine country’s vineyards, wineries and restaurants.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is a great option if you are looking for a bigger hotel with a GREAT spa. This hotel is closer to downtown Sonoma, and a great spot to base for a wine country vacation. They have an amazing pool & spa.
Check out these other blog posts:
The Ultimate Napa Valley Travel Guide