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160 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370-4712
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#3 of 8 hotels in Sonora
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Aerobics offsite
Archery offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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mingayfarms wrote a review 21 Nov
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The hotel was super cute and cozy. We were greeted with friendly faces and check in was a breeze. We were notified ahead of time that the elevators were down and would not be working during our stay, super courteous of them and appreciated. That wasn't an issue with us. The stay was pleasant however our particular room was frequented by the periotic nightlife noise of Sonora as well as the traffic outside our window. The second night was muffled as we turned on our heating unit, that provided some separation from the noise. We opted out of the breakfast however enjoyed the hot coffee provided. The hotel was close to many great restaurants and we had immediate access to shopping and local life. We would recommend a stay here if you are looking for access to downtown with a clean comfortable charm, however with that charm comes little bits of outdated plumbing, heating, and construction. Definitely not a deal breaker for us, we had a great stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Sonora Inn. Our priority is customer service and we are thrilled we met our mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure! Best wishes, FDA AC
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PH2006 wrote a review 13 Nov
Santiago, Chile160 contributions91 helpful votes
This is a poorly maintained property, so if you stay there, be prepared to find doors that don't close, slanted floors and more. Their website is very optimistic about the features of the hotel, but reality says otherwise. The lady who checked us in was very nice and helpful. Breakfast was simple but OK.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our Historic Sonora Inn but please know our hotel is coming up for renovation beginning early 2023. Do stay with us at our sister hotel, Hotel Lumberjack anytime you visit the Sonora. We're eager to host you again and serve you with nothing but the best. Kind regards, Historic Sonora Inn FDA - KB
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Shawn K wrote a review 12 Nov
We always enjoy our stays here. Can’t beat the location in downtown Sonora and the staff is always very friendly and helpful with local dining and shopping recommendations. We’ve stayed in other places in the past but keep coming back here.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your 5 Stars review Shawn, we appreciate and value your feedback. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and we hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Historic Sonora Inn FDA - kb
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gollire wrote a review 1 Nov
Los Angeles13 contributions2 helpful votes
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This was my birthday trip. I wanted to go somewhere I hadn’t been yet so I booked 2 nights at the Sonora Inn since I love historic hotels. What a disappointment it was! I ended up leaving after one night and forfeiting the money I had paid. The front desk staff was very nice and the hotel is in a great location in the middle of old town Sonora. That’s where the positive ended. I had asked for a quiet room and instead I was given a room facing the main street. Extremely noisy even with ear plugs! The room was small and the first thing I noticed were all the stains on the carpet, disgusting! The bars on the windows were missing, window frame broken, dirty windows, bathroom sink not draining properly etc. All those issues should be easy to fix! After reading some other reviews mentioning those exact same issues it became clear to me that nobody cares about maintaining this hotel. Old, tired and neglected! I would never stay there again!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking is shared with the Lumberjack Motel behind the Sonora Inn
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Jeremy G wrote a review Oct 2022
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Great location, but this hotel is in desperate need of updating! The elevator, air conditioning, and alarm clock were all broken when I checked in. The elevator worked briefly the next morning, but was broken again by the evening. Chunks of porcelain were missing from the bathroom sink. The toilet looked like something out of a freeway rest stop. It is called the "Historic" Sonora Inn, but in this case historic just means old. The bed was actually super comfortable, and it was pretty quiet; but it is definitely time for a remodel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Sonora Inn, Owner at Sonora Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we want you to feel comfortable sharing good or bad news with us. I'm so sorry that your experience with us fell short of expectations. I also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right. We're using your feedback to make some important changes, such as our upcoming renovation. Have a wonderful evening and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Historic Sonora Inn Front Desk Assoc - kb
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Sherpa66458282381 wrote a review Oct 2022
Thank you to the Sonora inn for having us. What a great piece of history! The hotel is old but we loved the charm. We stayed 1 night and it was enough. The hotel can definitely use some TLC. Beds are old and sunken in and we had to rig the shower head to stay put.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Being right in the center of town it was loud at night.
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Response from Sonora Inn, Owner at Sonora Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. We are sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our housekeeping management. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely improve our services. Best wishes, FDA AC
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Nina D wrote a review Oct 2022
Mariposa, California4 contributions
I was in Sonora for a workshop and wanted to stay downtown. The Sonora Inn is the best location. It has a history and old fashion charm. My room wasn't as large as it would have been in a newer hotel but had all the needed amities. The desk clerks are the BEST! They were all very friendly and helpful. They are local people who know where you should go and do.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy to hear our staff made you feel at home. This is one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel. Hoping we see you again soon. Best wishes, FDA AC
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jenn f wrote a review Oct 2022
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This place is great, the service is wonderful and so is the continental breakfast. We can't wait to go back. We just loved how relaxing it was and all the little shops that are so close were really cool.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the awesome feedback. We look forward to your stay with us. Have a wonderful evening! Kind regards, Historic Sonora Inn Front Desk Assoc. - kb
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Brandon R wrote a review Oct 2022
Elevator wasn’t working which wasn’t a big deal for me to walk up to the third floor, but if you were elderly or not in great shape it could be a problem. Bed was comfortable. Good location in the heart of downtown.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Kind regards, Historic Sonora Inn Front Desk Assoc - kb
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Katherine O wrote a review Sep 2022
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The location is amazing for the area-- it is right downtown, within walking distance of many little shops, restaurants, and bars. The room was bigger than expected, and the air conditioner did its best regardless of the fact that I chose to visit during one of the hottest weeks of the year. The building is old, and the floors are creaky, but that is exactly what you'd expect from an establishment that was built in the 1800's. It adds to the charm. The building is old and creepy in the best way-- at one point I just walked up and down the hallways trying to see the old pictures and feel the history. The staff was very friendly and professional (even when I asked them about ghost stories.) I would absolutely recommend this establishment to anyone looking to stay in Sonora, CA.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Sonora Inn, Owner at Sonora Inn
Responded 20 Sep 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel! It warms our hearts to hear that you had such a wonderful time staying here and that you enjoyed hearing our ghost stories. We hope to see you again in the future, and until then, travel safely! Warmest regards, BH | Front Desk
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ALSO KNOWN AS
days inn sonora hotel sonora, sonora days inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Days Inn Sonora
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United StatesCaliforniaSonora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonora Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sonora Inn?
Nearby attractions include Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum (0.3 km), Tuolumne County Museum (0.2 km), and The Sportsman (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonora Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sonora Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonora Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonora Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonora Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diamondback Grill, Emberz, and Sonora Thai Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonora Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sonora Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Sonora.
Are pets allowed at Sonora Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sonora Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonora Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.