Positioned one mile from Sonoma’s iconic sq., lately up to date Hotel at Sonoma lodge and retreat gives shocking sculpture gardens, a poolside bar and superstar chef Michael Mina’s first wine nation eating place.
The lodge, a part of Marriott World’s Autograph Assortment, finished a property-wide transformation in 2021 to present its Challenge-style structure a contemporary vibe. You’ll really feel it within the foyer, the place a live-edge wood desk — reclaimed from a 100-year-old oak tree — anchors the room. There’s a big customized tapestry that includes the historical past of Sonoma Plaza’s Challenge development in addition to an artwork gallery and self-serve wine dispenser close by.
ROOMS: All 182 visitor rooms, suites and personal cottages were redesigned, maximum significantly the tucked-away cottages, some with fireplaces or personal outside soaking tubs. Ours featured two double beds, absolute best for a small circle of relatives, with pillowtop Sealy mattresses, featherbeds and clothier duvets. There used to be a patio the place our doggy may just front room — sure, The Hotel is dog-friendly — plus a small settee mattress and two antique bicycles, which we rode day-to-day to recently-opened Grimy Woman Donuts and native staple Homegrown Bagels.
Don’t be miffed in case your cottage is at the farthest finish of the lodge grounds. Strolling the winding lawn paths, dotted with paintings encouraged via water and land, quickly changed into a spotlight of our keep. Even our 11-year-old marveled on the number of vegetation — $1 million in landscaping — from roses and wisteria to plum pine and laurels. Aromas are heady and Zen-like tune pumps via hidden audio system. It’s pretty.
SPLASHES: The bogs be offering a walk-in bathe with herringbone tiles and outsized make-up reflect. However the most productive splashes occur within the heated pool and Jacuzzi, which can be surrounded via coated daybeds and personal cabanas. Don’t leave out Top Horse, a horse trailer transformed right into a mini poolside cocktail bar. The identify is a tongue-in-cheek poke at Napa. There’s considerable seating, particularly across the new hearth pit.
EXTRAS: The lodge has two new eating places together with Benicia’s Kitchen, an off-the-cuff, Latin-inspired eatery for breakfast and lunch pieces, like braised carnitas or Petaluma eggs with Hobbs’ bacon. Wit & Knowledge is Mina’s showstopping tavern, which serves wood-fired pizzas, pasture-raised meats and sensational muffins. They’ve bocce ball, too. Wish to consume on the town? Hop at the unfastened commute, which runs from 2 to 9:30 p.m. day-to-day.
DETAILS: Summer season charges get started at $549 in keeping with night time; www.thelodgeatsonoma.com