Ratings based on 407 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom San Francisco, CA

Deceivingly average for a "AAA 4 diamond" hotel

Posted Nov 24, 2014
My girlfriend and I spent two nights in a Fairmont King room for an anniversary weekend. Despite the very nice landscaping and historic building, the entire experience at the Fairmont was very average for such a self-hyped hotel: * The room itself is TINY. Pictures on Fairmont's site are with a wide-angle lens and are very touched up. * The "complimentary wine and cheese happy hour" is an hour sponsored by a mediocre winery that will pour you (truly) less than a sip, offer you a $20 cheese plate and 2-for-1 tastings at their winery to drum up business * It costs $29 per person just to use the hot tub... * Strange location in the middle of a residential area; over 2 miles on a busy road to reach the quaint Sonoma city center (where the actual Sonoma mission, among great shops, cafes and restaurants are) Would certainly recommend going with a local B&B, even if it costs a bit more (though many don't). Every time we passed the front desk, we heard other couples and groups complaining about one disappointment or another. Now we know!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom colorado springs, colorado

Wine country hotel

Posted Nov 24, 2014
Pros: Pretty grounds, gym, location.
Cons: Overpriced restaurant, bar and spa prices. Especially in the off season.
Location: Location perfect, wineries all around, Sonoma coast only one hour away, Armstrong national park only one hour away with beautiful redwoods.
Very pretty hotel and grounds. Nice gym to work out in. Pools are warm due to hot springs and that felt great in the evenings. Basic room, housekeepers seemed very eager to clean! Daily hikes provided by the hotel but they only take 6 guests. Could only hike one day with the hotel out of 4 due to that limitation. Signing up at the gym for the hikes and told we couldn't follow along in our car, we just wanted to get to the trailheads and then leave the hotel group. Yet then we find out they supply trail maps at the concierge desk. Why did we have to hunt that down? The staff at the gym should just supply the trail maps when you are told the hike is full. The bar and restaurant are very overpriced so we only ate one meal at the hotel. There are so many other great small restaurants around. Staff were hot or cold in their friendliness. Most very friendly but the ones that were not unfortunately are remembered. Overall we were satisfied, but for the price paid I think they could have given a discount to their restaurants and spa.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hotel with great amenities!

Posted Nov 20, 2014
Really enjoyed spa day at the hotel! Make a special day with spa treatments with live one
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom San Jose

Classy Hotel in Rustic Sonoma

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Hotel grounds and ambiance. Nice pool and workout facility. Awesome culinary experience at Sante.
Cons: Room maintenance.
Location: In the heart of Sonoma. Shopping in downtown square area. Many Restaurants. Several wineries nearby. 45-minute drive to Napa Valley.
Spent two nights here on a short wine-tasting trip. Almost everything was perfect - the hotel is beautiful, the pool was refreshing, and our Sante dinner was delicious. The only ding against the hotel was for the bathroom condition. There was some cracked or broken tile around the shower and sink - not worth mentioning unless you're a perfectionist - which I am.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 8, 2014
Had some major logistical issues Not the same as when we stayed there a few years ago
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom washington

Great hotel and terrific staff!

Posted Oct 18, 2014
Pros: Clean, great bed and bedding!
Location: Sonoma Area
I have never been disappointed by a Fairmont! We had an anniversary and they made it special!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom seattle

Posted Oct 13, 2014
We had a group of 8 friends, stayed for 2 nights and I highly recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Amazing quite swimming pool, excellent wine tasting with cheese pairing every afternoon. Confortable suite with fireplace. Hotel is just 5 minutes from Sonoma downtown. Excellent food in the hotel restaurant as at most of the downtown restaurants.
1 out of 5
Recommended
by Maryfrom Kentfield

Don't go here!!!!

Posted Aug 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
The rooms were clean and the bead was comfortable but beond that I do not have one good thing to stay about the Sonoma Mission Inn. The adult only pool would have cost $60.00 extra dollors so we spent our weeken listioning to loud families playing football in the pool. The wait for the only restaurant was 45 minutes and there was no place to grab a muffin or bagel. We had to walk down the highway to get a bagel. We would have used the bikes but that too was an extra charge. Not at all relaxing or enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jennifer Wfrom Philadelphia PA

wonderful destination

Posted Aug 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
Close to town but not in town. Tucked away in a beautiful area. Concierge was very helpful in organizing a last minute wine tasting tour with driver. I felt pampered in a comfortable and casual way; very unique! Would definitely stay here again