As you drive through the entrance of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, you immediately envision the magnificence of a by-gone era. It’s not hard to imagine the celebrities and dignitaries that have graced this property throughout the decades. While this property is not the newest and trendiest resort in the Sonoma/Napa region, there is something to be said about a resort whose history runs deep and who has earned their rightful stature. There is a respective grandeur to the property that can only be derived through time due to a commitment to quality and service. This hotel’s allure is its rich heritage and legacy.
The California Mission style architecture of the main building, built in 1927, generates a serene and tranquil ambiance that is echoed throughout the property. Although the resort is located only a few miles from downtown Sonoma, the beautifully manicured grounds along with the large majestic oak trees that inhabit this property create a private oasis that makes you feel as though you are in an isolated sanctuary. Once you enter the resort, there is no need to go beyond as it offers a state-of-the-art spa, gift shop, afternoon wine-tasting, golf and a Michelin award winning restaurant.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn offers beautifully appointed accommodations, many with fireplaces, ranging from the Fairmont Heritage rooms, located in the main historical building, to their signature suites. To enjoy your experience to the fullest, know which accommodation category you prefer to reserve. If you are someone who appreciates the history of the property and you are looking for a more authentic experience, you will probably appreciate the quaint Heritage rooms. For those of you who appreciate more modern and spacious accommodations, be sure to ask for the more contemporary Wine Country Rooms or the suite category. Also, ask for a room with a nice property view as some rooms do have a street or special event area view. This hotel has a very pet friendly policy, providing dog beds and other amenities, so don’t forget to bring your four legged friends as well.
The main appeal of this property, dating back to the Native Americans, has been the natural underground hot mineral waters. This site was considered a sacred healing ground, and to this day, is one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. Today, the spa has developed into a first class resort and has recently been rated amongst the Top 25 Spas by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The spa is beautifully designed with a large coed sitting area featuring a fireplace and healthy snack bar, along with coed mineral water sitting pools, steam and sauna rooms, exfoliating showers and an array of treatment rooms to promote health, relaxation and rejuvenation.
If you are looking to treat yourself to a nice escape, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn offers a luxurious retreat in grand style for any individual.
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