Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: a true wine country treasure

a51590fb-462b-42a9-9d52-b1efaf5f32c2Of the luxury Sonoma hotels and resorts available, we favor Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. This is the ultimate Wine Country destination, a true treasure. Blessed by natural mineral hot springs and an idyllic, world-famous wine growing region abundant with local products, we always savor a visit to this unforgettable retreat.
For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced this oasis. Today, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is proud to be one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. And with this unique feature, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa hotel pays graceful homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations who believed in the axiom Sanitas Per Aquas.

As one enters through beautifully manicured grounds, the result is an automatic sense of peace and harmony. Valet parkers offer a glass of cool sparkling wine. A classic Spanish-Mission-style building painted a soft pink welcomes all with its high-ceilinged main lobby, giant fireplace, a fine dining restaurant and many of the guest rooms. Other rooms and suites are scattered about the property in small buildings, giving a true sense of privacy.
Rooms are luxury all the way, beautifully appointed, many with fireplaces to set the mood at the end of a perfect day touring the local wineries or enjoying the spa. All lodging features flat screen TV, telephones with voice mail, a selection of Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa bathroom amenities, mini-bar refrigerator, terry cloth robes and air-conditioning.
At the heart of the property is the Inn’s world-class spa called Willow Stream Spa. Of all the wine country hotels and resorts in Sonoma County and neighboring Napa Valley, only Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers a luxury spa, championship golf course (at the nearby exclusive Sonoma Golf Club) and fine dining, all in one first-class destination.



The legendary spa has recently completed a sweeping renovation. Completely rebuilt for the new century, the spa’s inspiring new architecture reveals pools, baths, and treatment areas unique in the West. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and designed on the benefits of the Inn’s thermal mineral springs.

the_fairmont_sonoma_mission_inn_spa_05These springs, flowing from 1,100 feet (335 meters) below were historically revered by Native Americans for their healing power. The tranquility and beauty of this environment is echoed throughout the 40,000-square-foot (3,700-square-meter) spa, which offers endless opportunities to find your energy—whether it’s relaxing by the inviting fireplace, soaking in our mineral baths and Watsu pool, or indulging in one of their signature treatments.
The Inn’s signature restaurant, the Michelin award winning Santé serves extraordinary, fresh and innovative California cuisine. Santé has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food and is recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and Michelin designations. It is amongst the top-rated restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

38 °, a hot new lounge venue pours more than 50 wines by the glass from local and international wineries. A celebrated small plates “pairing” menu is offered here. The Water Tower is the outdoor poolside seasonal cafe. And the Sonoma Golf Club Grill set in the handsome Sonoma Golf Clubhouse features a wonderful selection of Wine Country Cuisine, the perfect choice for a meal or light snack after spending the day there, offering uninterrupted views of the golf course.
One never lacks for things to do at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa: the resort will happily arrange bikes or hire a car for you to do wine tastings. All guests may partake in daily complimentary hike and fitness classes daily as well as congenial afternoon wine tastings.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa lies at the heart of Sonoma wine country and is just a short drive from downtown Sonoma, a charming small village offering year ‘round outdoor activities, events, festivals, dining and fine shopping.

Topping all this off is a superb staff, eager to please with a smile.
Extraordinary cuisine, a state-of-the-art spa, some of the world’s best wines, a true lifestyle to enjoy, all this and more await at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. Special packages make it even more special and go easy on the wallet. Visit http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma‎

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