A group of six adults sit around a table at Farmhouse Inn, jovially enjoying dinner and wine together in the sunset light of Sonoma County
Farmhouse Inn

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotels in Sonoma County

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1. Where are unique Airbnbs and vacation rentals in Sonoma County?

Discover a wide variety of unique Sonoma County vacation rentals. For example, there's the Isis Oasis Retreat Center in Geyserville, where you can stay in a Hobbit Hut or Gingerbread House (whimsical cob earthen structures), or in the lodge or the retreat house where each room is decorated to fit the theme of the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

For the modern touch, check out Arthaus  a newly-built custom home that's contemporary, immaculate, and richly textured inside and out, and nestled under a canopy of oak trees on an acre of land in Dry Creek Valley.

Stay overnight surrounded by vineyards at Zo Wines Estate in Healdsburg or in a farmhouse with views of the Olivet Grange Vineyard at Inman Family Wines in Santa Rosa.  

For more ideas, watch our video on Unique Places to Stay in Sonoma County, and check our listings of Vacation Rentals.

2. Which are the top hotels in Sonoma County?

The top hotels in Sonoma County offer a wide variety of amenities, views, and facilities.

To narrow down your search, decide which features are most important to you, then read our articles on Top Luxury Lifestyle Spots in Sonoma County, Sonoma County's Top Romantic Lodging, and 5 Wine Country Resorts with Pool and Spa.

Bright blue inviting waters of the pool at Vintners Inn and Spa
Vintners Resort

3. Which are the best places to stay in Sonoma County?

The best places to stay in Sonoma County depend on what you're looking for - luxury, location, amenities, view, onsite facilities, or all of the above. There are so many possibilities; it helps to focus your search on what you really want.

For ideas, read our articles on
Unique Resorts, Spas and Vacation Rentals in Wine Country
Healdsburg Area Hotels with Vineyard Views
10 Wine Country Hotels and Inns in Sonoma Valley
10 Unique Hotels and Inns on the Sonoma Coast
10 Getaway Resorts and Lodges in the Russian River Area

And for something a bit different, consider Wineries Where You Can Spend the Night and Glamping: Luxury Camping in Wine Country.

4. Which are budget hotels in Sonoma County?

There are a number of budget hotels in Sonoma County. Many are part of national chains, like America's Best Value Inn in Santa Rosa; Best Western in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Santa Rosa; Budget Inn in Rohnert Park; Motel 6 in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa North, and Santa Rosa South; and Super 8 Cloverdale in Cloverdale.

However there are also more-local options like Bodega Harbor Inn on the coast; Cloverdale Oaks Inn in Cloverdale; Cottages on River Road in Guerneville; and the North Bay Inn in Santa Rosa.

To see more budget hotel possibilities, go to our listings of Sonoma County Hotels, Motels & Lodges; click on Price Range, and select the price range you want.

5. Which hotels are family-friendly and have laundry facilities in Sonoma County?

To find family-friendly hotels with laundry facilities in Sonoma County, read our article on Families Find Friendly Resorts in Sonoma. You can also check our listings of family-friendly Sonoma County Hotels, Motels & Lodges.

A fireplace and tasteful blue couches at Bodega Bay Lodge in Sonoma County, California
Bodega Bay Lodge

6. Which hotels are centrally located near restaurants in Sonoma County?

Most hotels are located near restaurants in Sonoma County, and many have one onsite. Notable examples include: Farmhouse Inn in Forestville; Vintners Resort and John Ash & Co. in Santa Rosa;  and Madrona Manor Wine Country Inn  & Restaurant in Healdsburg.

 For more options, check our listings of Sonoma County Hotels, Motels & Lodges with onsite restaurants.

7. Which hotels are near wineries and vineyards in Sonoma County?

Many Sonoma County hotels are near wineries and vineyards, because Sonoma County is home to 18 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs or wine regions), approximately 60,000 acres of vineyards, and more than 425 wineries and tastings rooms.

To find lodgings in the wine regions that interest you most, read our articles on
Healdsburg Area Hotels with Vineyard Views
10 Wine Country Hotels and Inns in Sonoma Valley
10 Getaway Resorts and Lodges in the Russian River Area
Wineries Where You Can Spend the Night

8. Which are the top B&Bs in Sonoma County?

To find the top B&Bs in Sonoma County, read our article on 15 Unique Inns and Bed and Breakfasts in Wine Country and Sonoma County's Top Romantic Lodging.

9. Which are unique places to stay in Sonoma County?

Unique places to stay can be found throughout Sonoma County. To start your search for the perfect place, watch our short video on Unique Places to Stay in Sonoma County, and then check out our blog on 10 Unique Places to Stay in Sonoma County.  And you'll find even more options in our articles on Wineries Where You Can Spend the Night and Glamping: Luxury Camping in Wine Country.

Four friends sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows at AutoCamp, a glamping lodgings made out of Airstreams in Guerneville, Sonoma County, California
AutoCamp

10. Which are the best vacation home rentals for families in Sonoma County?

Many Sonoma County vacation home rentals are family-friendly; to find them, browse our listings of family-friendly Sonoma County Vacation Rentals. You might also want to check out our article on 5 Insider Tips on Vacation Rental in Wine Country.

Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.