i'm in love with this place - the el dorado hotel in sonoma, california. so many wine country inns and hotels have that "quaint" grandma's house feeling - maybe i am particularly averse since my grandma's house never felt like that, and thank goodness. anyway, i don't like victoriana in my everyday life - why would i want to vacation in it?
the el dorado hotel thankfully gets it right, from the looks of their website. clean vintage-inspired lines with a touch of nor cal character, and a fabulous looking restaurant to boot. It's located on the sonoma plaza, which is a charming little downtown-ish square. prices are decent - ranging from $155 to $225, depending on the room and season. i have some family (not grandma!) in sonoma, so when i make it up there - maybe this winter - i'll be sure to post a review. have you been there? post a comment and let me know how it was!