Standing regally on the historic Sonoma Plaza, the Ledson Hotel is a luxurious, Old World-style boutique hotel that transports guests back in time to an era of grandeur and glamor. Designed and built by fifth generation Sonoma farmer and winemaker, Steve Ledson, the beautifully appointed hotel features six individually decorated guest suites with lavish antiques and deluxe amenities, a lovely French bistro and wine bar and efficient and personalized service.

Established in 1999 by Steve Ledson, owner of Ledson Winery & Vineyards, as a place where friends and wine lovers could relax and enjoy great food and wine in comfortable accommodations, the Ledson Hotel is one of Sonoma’s landmark hotels. Boasting glorious architecture and stunning interiors with high ornate ceilings, sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces and intricate woodwork, the hotel is home to no less than 10 outstanding tasting bars showcasing the best of Sonoma Valley wines and a gourmet marketplace.

Guest suites are exquisitely furnished with king-sized beds, glorious en suite bathrooms, wood-burning fireplaces and modern amenities, including mini fridges and complimentary wireless Internet. The Harmony Lounge is a serene and elegant spot to sample wines from the surrounding Sonoma County with friends next to the roaring fire in the comfortable lounge or alfresco-style on the outdoor patio.

Overlooking the sunny Sonoma Plaza, the Ledson Hotel is within walking distance of an array of boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants and wine tasting rooms, and a short drive to a wealth of world-class wineries and estates.

1.Ledson Hotel Rooms

Ledson Hotel Rooms  

The Ledson Hotel features six individually decorated guest rooms, each of which is named after legendary Ledson family members, specifically the Barker, Edna, Noble, Winslow, William and Whitby Suites. Antique grandeur meets modern day functionality in these plush suites, each of which spans more than 400 square feet of space and like the different members of the Ledson family after which the suites are named, reflect individual characters and themes.

Designed to reflect the splendor and grace of a past era, the plush suites feature high ceilings, beautiful antique and walnut or cherry hardwood furnishings, plush oriental rugs, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with stunning views of the bustling Sonoma Plaza or quiet back streets. Deluxe amenities abound in each room, including marble and granite en suite bathrooms with standing showers and whirlpool tubs, marble vanities, mini fridges, flat screen televisions and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

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2.Ledson Hotel Suites

Ledson Hotel Suites  

Named after William Cunningham, Edna's father, the William Suite is handsome and dramatic, exuding the tranquil ambiance of the surrounding wine country. Decorated in stately hues of blue and gold, the suite features dark walnut wooden floors, detailed plaster walls and an ornate wood burning fireplace. A vast king-size bed with mirrored headboard takes center stage, along with a granite bathtub for two. Other suite amenities include air-conditioning, plush terry bathrobes, deluxe bath products, flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Noble Suite is named after Steve’s father, who was the only living relative alive when the hotel was final opened. Reflecting Noble’s easy going character, the suite is comfortably furnished in rich earthy tones with exposed wood ceiling beams and an elegantly dressed king-sized bed. A large private balcony overlooks Sonoma Town Square and is perfect for unwinding over a bottle of wine. Deluxe amenities include a marble and granite en-suite bathroom with standing shower and whirlpool tub, a mini fridge, flat screen television, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

The Whitby Suite is named for Whitby Ledson, Noble's brother, and offers a bright, inviting atmosphere in which to relax. Decorated in warm tones of seafoam, celadon and gold to create a comforting atmosphere, the suite features a walnut king-size bed, lovely en suite bathroom with bath and shower and a private balcony with alluring views over the historic Town Square. Extra suite amenities include air-conditioning, plush terry bathrobes, deluxe bath products, flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.

Named after the brother of Noble and Whitby, Winslow Ledson, the Winslow Suite is elegant and understated with beautiful creamy-hued Venetian plaster walls, dark wood furnishings and rich bronze and gold hues. A private balcony overlooks the historic Sonoma Town Square and a vast king-sized bed dressed in plush linens is the main feature of the beautifully appointed suite. Additional suite amenities include air-conditioning, plush terry bathrobes, deluxe bath products, flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Barker Suite celebrates the life of Barker Ledson, Edna's husband, with rich tones of red and gold. The Victorian-inspired suite features a glorious king-sized bed with gorgeous brocade linens, beautifully draped windows and a private balcony with stunning views over the square below. Deluxe amenities include a marble and granite en suite bathroom with standing shower and whirlpool tub, a mini fridge, flat screen television and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

The Edna Suite, named for the great lady herself, is a quaint European-themed room decorated in warm earthy accents and features an inviting king-sized bed with ornate headboard, and an ornate wood burning fireplace. A marble and granite en suite bathroom offers a walk-in shower and soaking tub for two, and a private balcony provides the perfect spot for unwinding with a glass of wine. Additional amenities include a flat screen television with premium cable channels, a mini fridge and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

Standard Suite amenities include air-conditioning, fireplaces, plush terry bathrobes, deluxe bath products, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, flat screen televisions with premium cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet. Free bottled water is provided on arrival and suites are serviced daily by the housekeeping team.

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3.Dining at Ledson Hotel

Dining at Ledson Hotel  

Located on the ground floor of the Ledson Hotel overlooking the Sonoma Plaza, Zina Lounge is a bustling, chic French-style bistro that serves a delectable daily menu of European-inspired cuisine in a friendly, convivial atmosphere. The menu is paired with an enticing wine list featuring many local wines and accompanied by live music on certain nights of the week. Guests can relax at the bar beside the roaring fireplace inside the bistro, or dine al fresco under a classic red awning on the beautiful terrace that overlooks the plaza.

The hotel is also home to the Zina Lounge, an on-site tasting room at the hotel that offers a delicious six-course wine and food pairing experience each night of the week. The menu features wines from the Zina Hyde Cunningham Estate as well as bottles of handcrafted award-winning wines from the Ledson Winery, including Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay and Merlot, and several blends, among others.

Guests can enjoy complimentary freshly brewed coffee every morning and in-room beverage service throughout the day.

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4.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

The Ledson Hotel offers a range of excellent facilities and amenities for guests’ convenience, including an in-room bar service delivery of water and wine, concierge services, luggage assistance and porter services, daily newspaper delivery and a nightly turndown service. Special day trips or gourmet picnics in the vineyards or on the beach can also be organized for guests, as well as wine tasting tours to some of the award-winning wine estates in the area.

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County, the Ledson Hotel is close to a wealth of activities, adventures and attractions to suit every desire. World-renowned for being one of the world’s best wine regions, Sonoma County is home to miles of beautiful rugged coastline, ancient redwood forests and more than 425 wineries with tasting rooms ranging from rustic and simple to elegant and grand. From wine lovers to nature enthusiasts, Sonoma County offers something for everyone from hiking and mountain biking in the spectacular state and regional parks of the San Francisco North Bay area to experiencing an array of arts and culture, or whale watching along the magnificent coastline.

Enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in some of the area's most beautiful state parks such as the Annadel State Park, the Bouverie Preserve and Audubon Canyon Ranch, the Hood Mountain Regional Park, and the Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Quarryhill Botanical Garden and Cornerstone Sonoma, or rent a bicycle from Sonoma Cyclery and explore the surrounding area. Several golf courses provide the perfect place to practice your putt, including the Oakmont Golf Club, the Bennet Valley Golf Club and Los Arroyos Golf, and hot air balloon rides above the glorious landscapes of Sonoma County offer a fantastic adventure.

Sonoma County is home to more than 60,000 acres of vineyards and over 425 wineries stretching from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east. Seventeen American Viticultural Areas (AVAs or appellations) are situated throughout the region, each offering its own unique characteristics, making a wine-tasting trip a memorable experience. Begin your journey at the Ledson Winery in Sonoma where you can taste rich Cabernet Sauvignons and Zinfandels and crisp Chardonnays, juicy Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and fresh sparkling wines. Award-winning wineries that shouldn’t be missed include Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River Valley, Moon Mountain and Dry Creek Valley.

480 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476, Phone: 707-996-9779

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