Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Sonoma, Napa Valley Wine Region

The hotel

This elegant hotel is an oasis of relaxation in the beautiful Sonoma wine region. It even has its own natural mineral hot springs, and as a guest you can lounge in the health-giving pools or treat yourself to a pampering massage. There's wine tasting every afternoon and a championship golf course nearby on which to tee off.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Sonoma Valley, a 5-minute drive from the centre of Sonoma and around 40 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Hotel information

226 rooms on 3 floors. All rooms (some with fireplace) with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, mini-bar, fridge, safe and plush bathrobes. Fairmont Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Fireplace Rooms have a 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Santé - a Michelin Star restaurant. The Big 3 diner. Daily wine tasting in lobby. Swimming pool. Health spa*. Fitness centre with classes. Access to Sonoma Golf Club*. Free guided hikes. Morning bike tour*. WiFi Internet access*. Self-parking $15 per night, valet parking $25 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent effort for enjoyable social distancing

Sep 20, 2020 sommguy70 South Lake Tahoe, California

We stayed for 4 nights in a suite Ive always loved the history behind Fairmount properties. They set up a large area with live music and gourmet food truck fire pits etc very nice staff was great couple hiccups regarding tee times and room cleaning however very minor excellent job!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable stay at the Fairmont

Sep 11, 2020 melanie G

Enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms were a bit small, but otherwise the stay was perfect! Enjoyed the wine tastings every afternoon and the fire pit conversation areas outside the lobby BBC with live music on the weekends. It was too cold for the pool, but it looked lovely. I would definitely stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Covid Travel Review: A Prime Location Where Sticker Shock Is Your Lasting Memory

Sep 7, 2020 Krazban Lake Forest, California

We stayed for three nights soon after the resort reopened in July. It was a wonderful time to finally escape from months of confinement and distancing. A few sun-soaked hours at the Fairmont Sonoma’s (relatively small) pool definitely brought back the feel of how life used to before the pandemic. The staff seemed thrilled to be working again and… Read more
We stayed for three nights soon after the resort reopened in July. It was a wonderful time to finally escape from months of confinement and distancing. A few sun-soaked hours at the Fairmont Sonoma’s (relatively small) pool definitely brought back the feel of how life used to before the pandemic. The staff seemed thrilled to be working again and there was a warmth and positivity in the air which enhanced our little Sonoma experience. The Fairmont’s key attraction is the location near central Sonoma with its heavenly eateries and that picturesque town square. But is it as luxurious a resort as advertised? Even with a reduced clientele, the pool seemed crammed with people. Bar drinks were eye poppingly expensive and dinner for a family of four ordering from the limited menu available can easily run you $200. After our first night we moved rooms because there was no hot water in our first room. A better hotel would have arranged bellhop service for us instead of us having to haul bags by ourselves. The most telling moment of the stay was watching guests checking out and seeing their faces lose color upon seeing the final bill. Where does Fairmont fit with the Ritz Carltons, Four Seasons and Park Hyatts? Ultimately the splurge needs to be supported by some strong service and high standards in whatever you do. Hopefully Accor will use this strange time for traveling to examine the Fairmont brand and give it a nice shot in the arm. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel and grounds but too many fails.

Sep 7, 2020 WorldTraveler123a Rocklin, California

I have stayed at many Fairmont Hotels and have generally been very happy with my stays. Unfortunately this stay has been the only exception so far. My family and I stayed here in September for four nights in a Vineyard Suite. First of all, the hotels grounds are expansive and very nice and generally well maintained. It is very walkable and… Read more
I have stayed at many Fairmont Hotels and have generally been very happy with my stays. Unfortunately this stay has been the only exception so far. My family and I stayed here in September for four nights in a Vineyard Suite. First of all, the hotels grounds are expansive and very nice and generally well maintained. It is very walkable and great for our family dog. We appreciate that the hotel is very dog friendly. Also, the food truck at the front in the evening with live music during the weekend was magical next to the abundant outdoor seats and fire pits. The room and large bathroom with a two person jacuzzi tub was great, comfortable and relaxing. Also, we enjoyed the peaceful patio with nice outdoor seating. Unfortunately, we were in one of the many buildings that are separate from the main hotel building. The hallways are not enclosed so during the hot weather, there were literally thousands of flies and moths covering the walls and ceilings of the hallways to shelter from the heat. When ever we went in and out of our room, we had to do so quickly and get the door closed before many of the flies and moths get inside. I literally killed over 20 flies in our room once. Then, we found out that our bedding was all down bedding and pillows. They were comfortable but my son is allergic to down and he got very congested and had trouble breathing through his nose. It is on me for not specifying a down free room, but when I walked over to the front desk to get help, no attendant was there in the evening at around 10pm. I went back to my room and called the hotel and it took a lots of rings before someone picked up. I asked them to bring us down free bedding, it took a long time for the housekeeper to come and they brought more down pillows! It was already later at night by then and my son had to sleep in the bathroom to avoid the down. Then I asked for room keeping to come the next day in the morning and use down free bedding and remove the ones with down. We left for activities in the morning and when we got back, no room service was provided. They eventually came in the afternoon while we were resting and my son still had to deal with some remaining down in the room. We got rid of most of them by giving it to room service the night before but now we hardly have any bedding. We had to have room service come back another time because we needed rest from a full morning of activities. It would have been nice if they came when I asked them to in the morning while we were gone. Also, the pool had long lines because of COVID number restrictions and the dining also had relatively long lines likely because of COVID restrictions that left limited seating. I understand that COVID played a role in the limitations of the hotel staff, but there were too many mistakes for a decent review. The hotel was beautiful and has potential to be great. I love all of the mature landscaping and towering trees on the grounds. The overall experience was lacking though and I will have to think hard if I were to consider staying here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant enough, but don't stay in the old part of the hotel

Sep 4, 2020 JULESVEGAS San Francisco, California

I've always wanted to stay here and they had a good special when they first opened in July after many months being closed due to Covid19. The spa was closed, which was fine as we stayed at the hotel pool during the day mostly. The grounds and entire environment are unique and provide a nice vacation-vibe. Just a two complaints: If you… Read more
I've always wanted to stay here and they had a good special when they first opened in July after many months being closed due to Covid19. The spa was closed, which was fine as we stayed at the hotel pool during the day mostly. The grounds and entire environment are unique and provide a nice vacation-vibe. Just a two complaints: If you want a pleasant stay, try to avoid staying in the old part of the hotel. Even though it was the beginning of the reopening, rooms should have been spaced apart. Since the original part of the hotel was built in 1927, the floors are creaky and the walls are very thin. Its never fun to hear people walking above your room, or making noises next door. The older rooms are very small too. after ordering 1 glass of wine at the Pool Bar, we later found out that an expensive bottle of wine was charged to the room instead, as well as the added gratuity for the bartender who made the error. It took many phone calls and emails a week later to get that charge reversed, but I do appreciate the understanding and helpful team in the accounting/billing department of the hotel who were attentive to resolving this overcharge. Read less