Swiss Hotel

Swiss Hotel

18 W Spain St The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5601
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#9 of 11 hotels in Sonoma
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Sonoma, Swiss Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its historic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Swiss Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Sonoma.

Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Swiss Hotel offer a kitchenette and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service. Guests of Swiss Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a restaurant, located on site.

While staying at Swiss Hotel, visitors can check out Mission San Francisco Solano (0.1 km) and Sonoma Barracks (0.2 km), some of Sonoma's top attractions.

If you like Mediterranean restaurants, Swiss Hotel is conveniently located near Plaza Bistro.

If you’re looking for something to do, Sonoma Plaza (0.1 km) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Swiss Hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Swiss Hotel is sure to make your visit to Sonoma one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
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Location

18 W Spain St The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5601
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Eva J wrote a review Jun 2021
14 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Swiss Hotel has an old school charm that is a rare find. Sitting outside on their front patio and enjoying a nice cold (and very reasonably priced) bottle of local Sauvignon Blanc on a hot Summer day is pure bliss. Couple that with the fact the service is amazing. Really friendly and helpful. We were last Tuesday (June 22) and our petit blond server was the best. She seemed to know all the locals who loved her and we can understand why. We live in Napa but enjoy a day trip to Sonoma and this is our favorite drink spot. Next time we will try dinner too!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SuzanneLS wrote a review Nov 2020
Reno, Nevada26 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for a place to have an after dinner drink and dessert for my husband’s birthday. We just stumbled upon this darling hotel in Sonoma. During COVID-19 restrictions we had a safe and delightful experience outside watching the passerbys sipping on the most delicious drinks ever! They have a specialty drink with a long history of ingredient secrecy called Gliseppe. The vanilla ice cream we had was seriously some of the best I’ve ever tasted. I can’t wait to return when indoor dining is back.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaz P wrote a review Aug 2022
Seekonk, Massachusetts286 contributions58 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to visit family this week. Went to Sonoma and walked around. We happened to find this place and decided to have brunch. We have 3 little kids and wondered how we could go through the entrance with a stroller. The waitress gracefully suggested to enter from the back and got the stroller. The other waitresses made having brunch easy with 3 squirmy kids. Great Margarita pizza. We ordered Shirley Temples for drinks but the kids were looking for cherries 🍒 in their drinks but there weren't any. We asked another waitress who obliged to bring some cherries in a little bowl. It made the kids' day and it was an extra special gesture for the kids.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rankin D wrote a review May 2022
Novato32 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve been to Swiss Hotel a few times and each time always efficient friendly service. Always excellent food. Yesterday we ate their for Mother’s Day. I had ravioli which was so very tasty; and it was topped with walnuts and little pieces of baked apple… so delicious. Side dish brussel sprouts cooked to perfection with bits of bacon. Yum!! And Cesar salad delicious too.
Love their front patio seating (first come first serve). They also have indoor seating; and their back patio seating is nice too.
Tip: We sat at the one little round table situated in the spacious reception area adjacent to the bar. It’s a window view table and faces the front so it’s perfect for people watching and it felt like our own special table. Had a fabulous Mother’s Day at Swiss Hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Busy weekends, but worth visiting Sonoma square. Cute shops. Parking tough, but we always...
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Gail P wrote a review Dec 2023
Charleston, South Carolina63 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went with a friend to the Swiss Hotel. We have been before, and have raved about this hotel to our friends. It is a quaint hotel on the main square of Sonoma. The hotel has only 5 rooms. The owners and all of the staff are great. We have always found them to be attentive and helpful to us. Being on the square is convenient for walking around visiting shops, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. They also have a special drink called the Glarifee. Only the owner knows the recipe. You can sit outside at the tables and watch all the action at the square or dine in the restaurant. We will be returning to this hotel on our next trip to Sonoma.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AlyssaJC wrote a review Mar 2020
Sonoma, California11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Swiss Hotel in sits right on the Sonoma Plaza. I love sitting on the patio, the people watching is fantastic! The food is great, but the servers are even better. This is a comfortable space with a welcoming atmosphere. Great Caesar salads, too!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dave B wrote a review Apr 2024
Tucson, Arizona88 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a choice after walking around in the cold, rainy weather. We didn't have a reservation (recommended), but were seated rather quickly. Our server, Sharon Kay, was excellent. I had the Seafood Pappardelle, my girlfriend had the Eggplant Parm over palenta. Both were fantastic and delicious! Price and service were great. I highly recommend the Swiss Hotel if you are in Sonoma.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Traveling M wrote a review Jun 2014
4 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Horrible in every way. Everything you can think of for a horrible hotel experience is reality at the swiss. I'll save you the time of reading but literally every aspect that a person would expect in a decent hotel/B&B is the bottom of the barrel here right down to the surly front desk woman (2 young girls were pleasant). Stay only as last resort and don't expect to sleep as the noise from the bar feels like it's at the foot of your bed as well as deliveries that start at 4 in the morning and last about 1.5 hours. For the money (almost $250 per) I should have slept in my rental car. Sonoma is great but avoid this relic and it's pretentious front desk employee (trust me, anyone who has been there knows who I'm talking about) and stay somewhere else. Cheers.
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Date of stay: May 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Diane R wrote a review Feb 2007
San Francisco101 contributions173 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at this hotel a few times and have had varying experiences from ok to excellent. The last stay was excellent. We rented the largest room in the hotel and it is absolutely fantastic. It is very spacious with a huge comfortable bed and it has a door that you leads out to a large balcony in front of the hotel. We held a private party in the restaurant and had a large bulk of our party join us for hors d' oeurves and drinks on the balcony before the dinner. To top it off their rates are reasonable and the location couldn't be any better. It is located right on the square. Stay away from some of the smaller rooms. While okay they are a little cramped and strange. The floor was at a dramatic slant in one of the rooms we stayed in. I guess that goes along with an old building!
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Date of stay: February 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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underwaydd wrote a review Jun 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia48 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Swiss Hotel is on the main plaza of Sonoma, above a great bar, restaurant and street side terrace. The glass doors into the lobby (that's also part of the bar) next to the flight of stairs up to the rooms tells you all you need to know. It's cozy, dotted with wonderful historic photos of San Francisco and surroundings from way back, and reminds one of a time before every room had to have some sort of luxury. Yes, it's a tad noisy and breakfast isn't fancy but it's free and they'll happily make you an espresso if you ask. I hope they don't tart it up too much.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Charlene B asked a question Jun 2022
how much $$$
Answer from quicktrvlr
SantaCruzCA63 contributions27 helpful votes
Two floors and then sky. Call the receptionist for the room you want .. she's super accommodating.
Answer from quicktrvlr
SantaCruzCA63 contributions27 helpful votes
I'm not sure what their rates will be in August. Check their website: swisshotelsonoma or call: Tel. 707-938-2884 (less expensive than anywhere else found)
tripofthemonth asked a question Aug 2014
31 contributions9 helpful votes
does it have a whirlpool spa
Answer from Alex T
San Francisco, California30 contributions26 helpful votes
No Whirlpool Spa!!!! However, it's a very nice historic hotel.
Rankin D wrote a tip May 2022
Novato32 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Busy weekends, but worth visiting Sonoma square. Cute shops. Parking tough, but we always manage to find space on neighboring streets."
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Dick T wrote a tip Oct 2018
Tucson, Arizona618 contributions206 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nice views facing the square"
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Yog-Sothoth wrote a tip Jul 2018
Trenton, Maine1,244 contribution449 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the front share a veranda but also street and bar noise."
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goodmomforlife wrote a tip Oct 2017
California66 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevators,1st step at the top of the stairs is very steep and the last step on the bottom of the steps is very low."
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MaggieVallejo wrote a tip Feb 2017
Vallejo, CA95 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We just had lunch. However there is an indoor dining room and a back patio."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swiss Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Swiss Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vella Cheese Company (0.4 km), Sonoma Plaza (0.05 km), and Mission San Francisco Solano (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swiss Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Swiss Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Swiss Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet Scoops Homemade Ice Cream, Cafe La Haye, and LaSalette Restaurant.
Is Swiss Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Sonoma.
Are there any historical sites close to Swiss Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting General M.G. Vallejo Home (0.7 km), Lachryma Montis (0.7 km), and Haraszthy Villa (2.5 km).
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