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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Gross place - not near Yosemite !!! No good freeway access - breakfast is in an offsite restaurant which you get to visit with a "voucher" for breakfast. The lobby is shabby and uninviting - the entire place was a joke.

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

This is a very unusual review. Please all our honest reviews from guest from all over the world. Yes, we have our own freeway exit named Hess Ave Exit which is our address. The breakfast has great reviews from most guests. Feel free to contact hotel with any questions 209 533-4400. We hate to see this type of unfair review,... More 

Lincoln, California
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Stayed here for a Softball Tournament. Restaurant serves a great Home Run free Breakfast. For our 50th anniversary dinner, the Waitress gave us and couple with us free strawberries and ice cream. Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Ask for room with patio or deck so you have breeze at night and place to read in morning. Wished we had... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and the restaurant, too. You mentioned that the service was excellent at both places. You are mentioned that the housekeeping needed attention. We have discussed with our team to make certain that this mistake does not happen again. Feel free to contact me personally to discuss your concerns; we can help resolve... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We stayed in Sonora on a little trip with family to explore the Gold Country and visit Yosemite. This Best Western was a good place in between and was a great value for what we got. We had a quiet room on the end with wooded views and the beds were pretty comfy, pillows so-so. The four of us slept... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Great Value…that is always good to read from a guest. We are glad you enjoyed and mentioned the complimentary cook-to-order breakfast, too. Thank you for the compliments on the rooms in the executive wing with the wooded view. I just asked housekeeping to check on the pillows to make certain they were all fluffy; we appreciate your feedback. Christopher Link... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed with my father three night and it was a good place. We wanted to visit Yosemite, so we stayed here because it is more cheaper than in the park and it is at 2 hours in car. We are not dissapointed: the place is very comfortable, the staff polite and the place very quiet. We have Tv, microwave,... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

This might be the perfect review of our placement as a Yosemite Park Hotel. We are 1.25 hours from the gate, and another 25 minutes to the Valley Floor on the beautiful and dramatic Highway 108/120. Most Yosemite visitors stay outside the park and commute through wonderful mountain highway roads. Were are pleased you enjoyed the room amenities, breakfast and... More 

Raleigh, NC USA
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The plusses were a nice room, great staff and a good cooked-to-order breakfast. The negatives for our second floor room were steep, almost dangerous, steps and the distance to Yosemite National Park. When we first arrived and were told it was a 1hour 50 minute drive to the Yosemite Valley we considered canceling. But we didn't know where else to... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

What a fun review! Thank you for your observations about the Second Saturday fest. This is one of our many different types of celebrations in the area. Try the local music fests , lumberjacks jubilee, theater, and rodeo; we are a diverse county! We are getting an elevator very soon this year, so your concern about steps should be over.... More 

los angeles, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2015

very clean, great breakfast helpful and professional staff. one extra star for the outstanding job cleaning the room I couldn't expect better one little problem, the commute to Yosemite national park was tiring, a closer location of a best western plus would be welcome

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. You are correct about the location 1.25 hours from Yosemite. Although it is not right next door, it is on the prettiest route. Highway 108/120 into the park and next to two other State Parks. Sonora is a great central Sierra location for multiple attractions and destinations. Also most hotels outside the park are... More 

Palo Alto, California
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

We stayed here again because the services are great and the staff are very friendly. The rooms are neat and clean and the morning breakfast is at the restaurant is fresh made to order. We love this place as our go to hotel for the trips we make to Yosemite and to the mountains.

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review about our neat clean rooms and our served full hot breakfast. We love that you love our hotel and return often. It is due to reviews like yours that we keep us voted the “Best Hotel in the Region”. Thank you for taking the time! Christopher Link General Manager More 

Muskogee, Oklahoma
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99 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

A little hard to find but it's worth the hunt. Stayed there 3 nights and 2 days to visit Yosemite. This place has all the amenities including an excellent staff that could answer any questions you may have. The breakfast is in the restaurant on the property with 4 choices cooked to order and still free. They have a nice... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

What an impressive review! You wanted to take the hotel with you on the rest of your trip! Our team was sooo pleased to read that their efforts were appreciated. Thank you so much. Christopher Link General Manager More 

Midwest
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120 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

When we pulled up the first evening to check in, I was dreading going into the actual room because the outside of the complex looked so old and worn; however, we were more than pleasantly surprised. The inside of our room was very clean and modern. Everything was dusted and there were no stains to be found on the carpet.... More 

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review about many details of your stay. Although we offer many free and fun items, it was great to read that you knew the care our team takes every day in making guest experience a priority. They really practice the motto: “Drive it like you own it” We have addressed those leave stains in the... More 

Fresno, United States
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Nice, clean hotel and the best in the area for the price. Full breakfast a nice plus, but bring your own water because the water in the area is not good. Nice, helpful staff, nice pool area and restaurant is handy for both breakfast, lunch and dinner. A little ways from town, but freeway makes trip to town fairly quick.

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Christopher L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments about our Full Hot Served Breakfast, Nice Staff, Pool Area and Restaurant! We are about 2 ½ miles from downtown Sonora; close enough for visiting the historic section and far enough away to get a quiet night’s sleep.We will see you next time. Christopher Link General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at this Sonora, California hotel conveniently located in the heart of Gold Country. Those in need of Yosemite lodging will not be disappointed at the Best Western Sonora Oaks! Guests will be a short distance from many landmarks and attractions, including the Sierra Railroad, Columbia State Park and Yosemite National Park. Guests will also be near Dodge Ridge Ski Area, Leland Snow Park and we are the closest hotel to Black Oak Casino. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370
Region: United States > California > Sonora
Price Range: €85 - €173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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