Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa – Wine Country Luxury Hotel
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The luxurious Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa truly offers its guests an unforgettable experience in the heart of Northern California’s wine country.
The area is rich in history with its roots deep in Native American culture. From the time a natural underground hot spring was discovered, local tribes considered it a place of sacred healing.
Located on the site of original mission in Sonoma, the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa was built in the style of a mission back in 1926.
The Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa exudes class, style and elegance and is clearly the premier Northern California wine country destination resort.
The hotel is comprised of beautiful Mexican, mission-style buildings that are covered in both natural colored stucco and stone.
As you arrive and proceed down the circular driveway, you are politely greeted by the hotel valet staff. Approaching the hotel entrance along paved stones, you’ll notice a three-tier circular fountain that dominates the entrance plaza.
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The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa’s lobby is vast and the luxurious decor consists of rustic woods and wrought iron, in addition to numerous French antiques.
The spacious lobby offers its guests a chance to relax in the sitting area consisting of large, comfortable couches and wing-backed chairs.
The multi-story main building also includes beautiful arched windows that allow gazing out on the hotel’s main grounds.
For fine dining, you are in for a treat. Santé Restaurant is the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa’s signature dining room and has proudly achieved national status. This premier dining establishment was recently awarded the coveted Michelin star for the second year in a row in the new Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011.
For wine lovers, you don’t have to wait to take in a local winery tour. The hotel offers complimentary wine tasting every evening in the lobby’s sitting area. You can taste the area’s best wines in a relaxed environment between 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
There are two different categories of accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Inn & Spa. The guestrooms are quite large in size and are titled: the Fairmont Heritage Rooms, the Fairmont Wine Country Room and the Fairmont Room with Fireplace. These superior rooms are decorated with light pine wood furniture, plus cream and white accented walls with a floral decor.
The Fairmont Sonoma Inn & Spa. also offers luxurious suites that range from 500 sq. ft. in size for the Wine Country Junior, the 550 sq. ft. Mission Suite, up to the 600 sq. ft. premium Wine Country One Bedroom Suite. All of the Inn’s suites are pure luxury and include a two-person Jacuzzi tub.
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We stayed in the romantic, signature Mission Suite. The suite includes a comfortable, king-size four-poster bed with a down filled comforter. The suite features a separate seating area, including a roomy love seat and two chairs, located in front of a wood burning fireplace and wall-mounted LCD TV.
Gorgeous French doors with wooden, plantation shutters revealed a ground level patio. We enjoyed a glass of wine listening to the nearby fountain, singing birds and light breezes blowing through the meticulous garden grounds.
The spacious bathroom has 2 sinks, a separate shower with plush towels and soft, cotton robes. Located between the bathroom and bed, the over-sized jacuzzi tub offers room for two. It’s the perfect way to end a romantic day in Sonoma’s wine country.
The rooms also come with high-speed Internet access, making it convenient to plan out your winery tour or just check your email.
To further your relaxation experience, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features a renowned 40,000 sq. ft. spa that provides the ultimate in pampering and modern therapeutic enjoyment. The spa facilities are incredible and considered by many to be among the finest found anywhere.
Based on the belief of the healing powers of water, this comprehensive, full-service European style spa has long been a desired destination for both health and pleasure.
There are a variety of different treatments available including massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, as well as shiatsu.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa also features three swimming pools that are fed by body soothing, geothermal mineral waters.
For golf lovers, try the 18-hole championship Sonoma Golf Club golf course. This beautiful, yet challenging golf course plays approximately 7,100 yards from its championship tees. With a backdrop of magnificent oak trees, lakes, vineyards and mountains, this 177 acre property is one of the best golf courses in the world.
For an unbelievable experience, take a ride and enjoy a gourmet meal with incredible wine country views … on the historic Napa Valley Wine Train.
So whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a complete body & mind, rejuvenating experience, be sure to put the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa on top of your list.
For additional information and to make a reservation, please visit: http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma