Whether it’s a Sonoma State University (SSU), Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), or high school graduation, or another happy occasion, life’s milestones bring friends and families together in Sonoma County, where there are many wonderful options for groups to stay, to dine, and to celebrate.
Hotels and Resorts in Sonoma Wine Country
Spending the night together adds to the celebration. Here’s a quick list of hotels that can accommodate groups both small and large, whether it’s adjoining rooms, a suite, or a block of rooms.
Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma
Overlooking the Petaluma River and marina, this hotel offers 184 rooms, a heated lap pool, a fitness facility, a daily social hour, and an excellent restaurant.
Courtyard by Marriott, Santa Rosa
Located in historic Railroad Square in downtown Santa Rosa, this hotel offers 138 rooms, with free Wi-Fi, a business center, a fitness facility, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, and an onsite restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.
Hampton Inn & Suites, Rohnert Park
With 102 rooms, this family-friendly hotel offers with free Wi-Fi in the rooms and lobby, a complimentary hot breakfast, a business center, and a fitness facility.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa
Centrally located, the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Coutnry offers the charm of a Tuscan villa in the heart of Santa Rosa, with a newly renovated lobby, 155 guest rooms and suites, free Wi-Fi, local wine tasting in the lobby, and a full-service restaurant and lounge onsite offering farm-to-table menus.
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Rohnert Park
Surrounded by two 18-hole PGA Certified championship golf courses, this Tuscan designed hotel features 245 spacious guest rooms, an elegant selection of suites, 18000 square feet of indoor meeting space and a vibrant pool area.
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Eating together can be an important part of celebrating milestones. Fortunately, with advance planning a number of Sonoma County restaurants can accommodate groups of almost any size.
Bird & The Bottle, Santa Rosa
This modern tavern celebrates the melting pot that is American cuisines, bringing intriguing interpretations of street food to life, from Matzoh ball soup prepared ramen style to cheesy grits topped in pickled shitakes, grilled chicken, cured egg, and spicy schmaltz.
Ca’Bianca Italian Restaurant, Santa Rosa
This grand old Santa Rosa mansion is home to excellent Italian cuisine, showcasing various regions. Recipes draw from Milano in the north to Sicily in the south. Ca’Bianca can accommodate groups of up to 100 people.
Central Market, Petaluma
Housed in the 1918 Maclay building in historic downtown Petaluma, Central Market serves rustic California-Mediterranean cuisine, combining traditional American recipes with a wine country sensibility.
Cucina Paradiso Ristorante Italiano, Petaluma
Consistently one of the top rated restaurants in Sonoma County, Cucina Paradiso offers outstanding Italian food made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients, complemented by an extensive list of Italian and Sonoma County wines.
Daily Grill, Rohnert Park
The only all-day restaurant at the Graton Resort & Casino, the Daily Grill offers distinct menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour. If serves classic American fare, featuring seasonal chef-driven dishes that complement its classic roots.
This contemporary eatery offers creative tapas, pizzetta, pasta, and seafood. Seating areas include an expansive dinning room, a sweeping terrace on the Petaluma River, and a comfortable, San Francisco-style lounge with full-service bar.
John Ash & Co., Santa Rosa
This legendary restaurant first introduced Northern California Wine Country to the concept of cooking seasonally with frehs, local foods and produce, pairing these exceptional recipes with wines from the region.
Lo Coco’s, Santa Rosa
Enjoy authentically Italian fare in family- and rustic-style, made with fresh, simple, flavorful ingerdients. Lo Coco’s can accommodate private parties from 20 to 60 people.
Enjoy Sonoma-style Italian cuisine in a comfortable trattoria setting; gluten-free pasta is available. The private Wine Room opens up to its own riverfront patio, and can seat 10 to 30 people; the Window Room can seat up to 50 in a private dining area.
Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Santa Rosa
The classic neon sign on the rooftop indicates the vintage-chic atmosphere inside this casually elegant restaurant, which serves classic steak and seafood with a modern approach. It offers a full bar and an extensive list of local and international wines.
Tony’s of North Beach, Rohnert Park
Located in the Graton Resort & Casino, the menu at Tony’s is inspired by 12-time World Pizza Champion Chef Tony Gemignani’s passion for Italian food, with pastas, pizza, antipasti, and salads prepared from Tony’s recipes, plus a full bar.
Sonoma County Tourism’s Meetings & Groups Experts can help you locate lodgings, restaurants, and activities for your group’s visit. For details, check our list of Complimentary Services or call 1-800-576-6662.
Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.