Sonora Inn - Central California

One-, Two-, or Three-Night Stay at Sonora Inn in Sonora, CA

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Top Reasons to Visit Sonora Inn

  • Built in 1896 as a Victorian hotel, this historic bed and breakfast in the Sierra Nevada foothills has since been remodeled in the California Mission style, with Spanish tiled roofs and arched walkways.
  • The property has welcomed a number of Hollywood starlets over the years, including Drew Barrymore, who stayed here during the filming of Bad Girls, and actress and former Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly.
  • Newly remodeled in 2012, guest rooms have new carpeting, new beds, and flat-screen TVs. Floral linens and white shutters retain the rooms’ elegant country style.
  • The hotel is 5 miles from Columbia State Historic Park, where visitors can experience the former mining town’s gold-rush-era heyday by making candles, panning for gold, and riding through town on a horse-drawn carriage.
  • There are fishing creeks and golf courses tucked amid the mountain landscape.
  • Sonora’s historic main street is lined with antique shops, bakeries, and gourmet wine bars. The hotel is also about an hour from Yosemite National Park.

Sonora, California: Former Gold-Mining Town Close to Yosemite National Park

Located about two hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area is Sonora, a small town tucked along the Sierra Nevada in California’s Gold Country. Learn about the area’s gold-rush history at the nearby Columbia State Historic Park, which contains buildings from the 1850s, a century-old stagecoach, and saloons with sarsaparilla and piano music.

Sonora is about an hour’s drive from Yosemite National Park, the third most visited national park behind the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon. Spring is one of the best times to see Yosemite’s famed waterfalls, thanks to the snowmelt brought on by warmer weather. Yosemite Falls—a three-tiered waterfall considered the highest in North America—transforms into a thundering cataract each spring. Serious hikers can trek to the top on the strenuous Upper Yosemite Falls trail, which gains 2,700 feet in elevation in just 3.5 miles.

Though much of the park is covered in snow through May, springtime has its perks. Stroll the 5-mile loop around Mirror Lake, which seasonally dries up and becomes a meadow. In the spring, it’s full of water reflecting one of the park’s most iconic geologic formations: the granite Half Dome.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a historic queen or two-double room. Up to two kids 16 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $58 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday-Thursday (up to $90 value)
  • Option 2: $110 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday-Wednesday (up to a $180 value)
  • Option 3: $172 for three nights, valid for check-in any day of the week (up to a $280 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/12/13
Travel by: 9/1/13

  • Blackout dates: 5/17-5/18, 5/24-5/26, 6/1, 6/14-6/15, 7/5-7/6, 8/9-8/10, and 8/30-8/31.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 10% tax not included

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Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Historic property with antique furnishings
  • Seasonal rooftop pool
  • 24-hour front-desk service
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 7/12/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/1/13
  • Not valid 5/17-18, 5/24-26, 6/1, 6/14-15, 7/5-6, 8/9-10, and 8/30-31
  • Limit 4/person, 4/gifts for 1-night option; 2/person, 2/gifts for 2-night option; 1/person, 1/gift for 3-night option
  • May combine Groupons to stay up to 7 consecutive nights
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 10% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Historic Room

  • One queen bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in a queen room; 4 in a two-double room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; no charge for guests 16 or younger
  • Private bathrooms
  • TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade from a one-queen-bed room to a two-queen-bed room for $10 per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: 48 miles from Modesto City-County Airport (MOD); 103 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • By car: about 50 miles northeast of Modesto

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