This Historic Luxury Sonoma Property has Geothermal Pools, Farm-To-Table Dining and Elegant Rooms

Fairmont Sonoma Mission & Spa. One of the best luxury Sonoma Wine country hotels with spa, incredible dining and more.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa California USA morning sunlight at pool
Poolside morning/ Courtesy Fairmont

Where? Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California, USA

THE SETTING: Best Luxury Resort in Sonoma

In a spot known to Indigenous tribes for thousands of years for its healing waters, with the famous mission several blocks away, and in the heart of wine country – there’s ample opportunity to take advantage of this property’s prime location – whether by shuttle to town, on hotel bicycles or simply by relaxing in one of its 226 guest rooms and suites.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa California USA fireplace room
A cozy fireplace Room/ Courtesy Fairmont

THE DECOR: Historic California Mission and Sonoma Hotel

Spanish colonial is the leitmotif of California, and the grounds are spacious, punctuated with gorgeous redwood trees, lawns and flowers.

THE ROOMS: Cozy fireplaces are just the beginning

Originally built in 1927, amenities are updated though rooms can feel cramped. Charming, real-wood burning fireplaces recall its history.

Breakfast spread at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa California USA
A celebratory breakfast spread/ Courtesy Fairmont


For breakfast, sit poolside and order the Nutella croissant and quiche from a well-thought-out menu with lots of enticing choices. Among the highlights: afternoon lobby wine tastings, the rather abrupt champagne “greeting” (every hotel has its false notes), and complimentary wine bottles in rooms.

City Style and Living Fairmont Sonoma Exterior water tower
The hotel exterior/ Courtesy Fairmont

SPA: Healing mineral pools

Located within Boyes Hot Springs. A day-pass will get you access to the geothermal fed mineral pools, hot tubs, and relaxation rooms, though at times, especially when busy, tranquility is at a premium.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa California USA outdoor Wedding
An outdoor wedding setting/ Courtesy Fairmont


A few conferences brought out business types, with Canadians and European travellers rounding out the crowd.

BOTTOM LINE An incredibly storied hotel in an ideal spot.


100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma

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