12 Sonoma County Hotels Named Among Best in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2023 list of “Best Hotels in the USA.” This year, several properties in Sonoma County made the cut.

“The 2023 Best Hotels rankings offer a list of dependable places to stay for every type of trip, from solo trips to romantic getaways to family vacations,” said Zach Watson, senior travel editor at U.S. News.

According to U.S. News, rankings are calculated using a combination of factors, including “each hotel’s star rating, the aggregate opinion of published travel experts and the overall customer satisfaction expressed in online guest reviews of luxury hotels and resorts provided by TripAdvisor.” 

The full rankings for the 2023 Best Hotels in the USA, which features over 6,000 hotel properties, can be found here

Sonoma County’s Standouts

Timber Cove Resort
Timber Cove Resort in Jenner

No. 590, Timber Cove, Jenner: Set on a cliff overlooking the ocean, Timber Cove guest rooms feature record players and vintage vinyl. Guests can search for their favorite records from a music library in the hotel lobby. 21780 Highway 1, Jenner, 707-847-3231

Vintner's Resort
Vintner’s Resort in Santa Rosa (Photo Courtesy Vintner’s Resort)

No. 656, Vintners Resort, Santa Rosa: Its stellar vineyard views and gurgling fountains have long been a draw for Wine Country visitors. 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, 800-421-2584

The Stavrand
The Stavrand in Guerneville

No. 842, The Stavrand Russian River Valley, Guerneville: This Russian River property, formerly the Applewood Inn, features 21 elegant and comfortable rooms. 13555 Highway 116, Guerneville, 707-869-9093

The Gaige House
The Gaige House in Glen Ellen

No. 849, Gaige House, Glen Ellen: Zen-filled momentum starts flowing when you step into one of the property’s nine Ryokan Zen Suites. Curl up in a classic yukata kimono, while you sip sake or indulge in ice cream mochi. The refrigerator will be stocked and ready when you arrive. 13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 707-935-0237

Farmhouse Inn
Farmhouse Inn in Forestville

No. 850, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville: Owned by siblings and fifth-generation Sonomans Catherine and Joe Bartolomei, the luxury inn attracts publicity-weary celebrities and well-heeled visitors. 7871 River Road, Forestville, 707-887-3300

The Lodge at Bodega Bay
The Lodge at Bodega Bay in Bodega Bay

No. 1106, The Lodge at Bodega Bay, Bodega Bay: Situated atop a bluff overlooking the bay, the Lodge at Bodega Bay blends with the wild beauty of the surrounding coastal landscape. Highlights include a large infinity hot tub with panoramic bay views. 103 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 707-875-3525

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma

No. 1216, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma: Guests can soak away any stress at Fairmont Sonoma and its famed geothermal mineral pools. The wellness facility features five thermal mineral pools ranging from 92 to 102 degrees. 100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, 800-257-7544

Kenwood Inn & Spa
Kenwood Inn & Spa in Kenwood

No. 1250, Kenwood Inn and Spa, Kenwood: The beautifully landscaped courtyard surrounding the heated pool and hot tub at Kenwood Inn & Spa is a nice spot to spend a day napping or reading a good book. 10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-1293

The Madrona
The Madrona in Healdsburg (Photo Copyright Matthew Millman Photography)

No. 1611, The Madrona, Healdsburg: Following a nearly $6 million renovation, this Wine Country institution has a sexy new look. 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg, 707-395-6700

The Astro Motel
The Astro in Santa Rosa

No. 1840, The Astro, Santa Rosa: Rooms in The Astro motel are decorated with vintage 1960s-era furnishings, which are available for guests to purchase. 323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-200-4655

The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa

No. 4967, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa: It’s easy to spend a day lounging by the pool; if you can’t sit still, make the short walk to historic Railroad Square, with its restaurants and shops. 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, 707-284-1234

Flamingo Resort
Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa

No. 5518, Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa: Set on 10 acres, the Flamingo Resort boasts 170 rooms and suites, and a pool area that’s been attracting visitors since it opened in the 1950s. 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 707-545-8530


Written by Dana Rebmann

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