$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2015 Check-out: Sep 17, 2015

Historic Sonora Inn

3 stars
View map of 160 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370

Hotel Overview

Historic-Sonora-Inn-Hotel-Exterior
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
26 reviews
Historic Inn

Friendly staff, clean comfortable room. I'd stay there again. See full review

  • Bryan R
  • Dec 1, 2014
Sometimes "Historic" just means "Old.".

That is certainly the case at the "Historic Sonora Inn". While it certainly is not dilapidated and... See full review

  • rffrydr
  • Sep 3, 2014
The Sonora Inn was built in 1896 and originally named the Hotel Victoria. The Inns' rich historic charm and small town hospitality has lured and played host to many 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 has been changed over the years from Victorian to now the popular California Mission style of the 1920s that hosted Hollywood's elite during the golden era of tourism and film making. The Historic Sonora Inn was completely restored/remodeled in early part of 2012. Lobby has antique pieces ,picture frames, chandeliers and more all blend harmoniously together making for a warm elegant environment . All rooms of historic building has been tastefully remodeled to keep its historic charm while adding all the modern comforts. Hotel also offers free breakfast for all hotel room guests.

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Historic Sonora Inn Rooms

Deluxe Queen
Historic Deluxe Queen Room offers one King bed, non smoking, newly remodeled, new furnishings, new carpet, new bedding. flat screen TV, coffeemaker, free WiFi and continental breakfast.
Deluxe Double
Historic Deluxe Double Room with two Queen beds, non smoking, newly remodeled, new furnishings, new carpet, new bedding. flat screen TV, coffeemaker, free WiFi and continental breakfast.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Christophers Ristorante
Christophers is an Italian Restaurant which is located on site, serves dinner daily. They also serve breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hongkong Garden
The Hongkong Garden is a Chinese Restaurant located 1 block from the hotel.
Mi Pueblo
This Mexican Restaurant is located walking distance from the hotel. Serves lunch and dinner.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
A Banquet/Meeting Room is available. This room accommodates more or less 50 people. Catering available from Christophers Ristorante.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Historic Sonora Inn

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3.1

58% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bryan R
Business
San Diego, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Historic Inn

Friendly staff, clean comfortable room. I'd stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rpee
Family
Bay Area, Ca
Oct 19, 2014

Location, location, location

Stayed on a Friday night, hotel is cute and the best part is the location! Right in the heart of downtown!! The biggest con is the noise levels! On this particular Friday night, loud loud loud... You can hear everything and everyone in the hallway and everyone driving down the st! Fine for the price, clean and not creepy but very loud!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rffrydr
Family
LA
Sep 3, 2014

Sometimes "Historic" just means "Old.".

That is certainly the case at the "Historic Sonora Inn". While it certainly is not dilapidated and manages not to smell of mold or mildew there is plenty in this antiquated building that echoes "The Grand Budapest Hotel" or "Touch of Evil". But, hey, it's Sonora; and if you're looking for a little character and don't want another broken down motel this is the place. Family has easy walking access to the heart of the town. There is a small pool that actually has a 7ft section and is open til 10PM. And there is the added bonus that most of the guests are from Europe. Make some chit-chat at the (weak) complimentary breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

READ the parking signs on main St. if that's where you're going to park. 3 a.m. means the NEXT day, not the day you're parking.

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Colonel Kertz
Couples
Upper Lake
Aug 18, 2014

Noisy old hotel

Granted this is a 100 or so year old building but what a fiasco. The walls are paper thin so even a normal conversation can be overheard in the next room. The noise from the street precludes opening any windows which means you have to rely on the 1980's air conditioner for ventilation. Turing it on sounds like a Cessna taking off. The bathrooms are original and so small that the door had to be cut so it would not contact the toilet to close. Turn this place into a museum or something. It is a very historic building however after two sleepless nights I would never recommend it, especially given the prices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant has some of the best Mexican food!

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cpakosz
Couples
Modesto, California
Feb 16, 2014

Great getaway

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the Sonora Inn is and our room was so cute! It is a very sweet, quaint place and has very reasonable room rates. I would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CCalifornia Traveler
Couples
Merced, California
Nov 19, 2013

Charming Hotel in the Heart of Sonora

Greeted warmly by an excellent front desk staff who were both professional and friendly. Offered a dinner discount coupon at check in good at six local restaurants all within walking distance. Excellent location in the heart of downtown Sonora, lots of shops and places to eat within a short walk. Older property from the 1890s that has recently been remolded and re-decorated. Room was super clean and comfortable, no view but the mini-suite layout made up for that. Breakfast offered is standard american continental, nothing spectacular. Only complaint was it took forever to get hot water in the bathroom sink or shower - minor delay for a wonderful and relaxing time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim48
Friends
Wallace, CA
Oct 24, 2013

I liked the old charm of this hotel.

I arrived on a Friday evening and ate dinner at Chris's Italian resturant downstairs. I met a friend of mine thereand the food was great! My room was nice an clean, the bed was super comfortable, and had nice ffurnishings. The bathroom was old charm. It was quiet all night so I had no trouble sleeping. The complimentry breakfast had enough selections to satisfy me. All was good including the coffee. I plan to stay there again soon as the location was perfect for walking to all the shps along the main street in front of this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: In Hotel

Eat at Chris's Italian restaurant.

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Flounder Brown
Family
Hesperia, ca.
Jan 15, 2013

Some minor issues

The loaction is great. The internet never did work although I complained several times about it. The heater only worked intermittantly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Do not rely on a GPS device to get around. Use a current map of the area.

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
DebDon
Couples
Mariposa, CA 95338, USA
Feb 13, 2012

needs t.l.c.

The heating unit was so so loud,couldn't stand to listen to it. The TV was nothing but static, and it turned off about 8pm and we couldn't get it to turn back on. The carpeting was pulling away from the wall near the bathroom,and was wrinkled across the floor. Location was great. It's an old hotel and needs lots of T.L.C. We won't stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hong Kong Restaurant was to die for.Yummy!!!

Review of Historic Sonora Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rich08
Business
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Oct 24, 2011

Our room at Days Inn, Sonora

The room that was reserved for us was at best an old, dirty collage dorm room that was barely big enough for one person. The staff was awesome though. They were very apologetic and upgraded us to a better room... especially after seeing that my wife and I had our 7 month old with us. The room we were upgraded to was more than decent. Location was awesome. Walking distance to the fairgrounds and right in the center of downtown. I'll go back. (fyi, the suite was huge, but looked like something out of Kubrick's Overlook Hotel... which was perfect for Halloween)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Fairgrounds are about a quarter mile away. Very close.

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