Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center,  Sonora

4.5/5  - based on 1177 guest reviews.
19551 Hess Avenue, 95370-9720, Sonora, United States - See map
+1 209 533 4400 +1 209 532 1964

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Experience the historic charm and natural beauty of Sonora, California while staying at this charming property near Yosemite and local wineries. Nestled in a grove of ancient oaks in a park-like setting, the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center is perfect for outdoor lovers. Just 75 miles from spectacular Yosemite National Park, we offer admission packages and transportation options to help make the most of your visit. This centrally-located Sonora hotel also offers easy access to year-round fun at Pinecrest Lake, New Melones Lake, Leland Meadows and the Dodge Ridge Ski Area. Some of California's coolest caves, like Mercer Caverns and Moaning Caverns, are located in the historic Mother Lode area, just a few minutes away. This Best Western hotel in the Central Sierra Foothills is also a great choice for guests who want to take a step back in time, as historic downtown Sonora, Gold Rush Town, Columbia Historic State Park and Railtown 1897 are nearby. Wine lovers will delight in the variety of Sonora and Calaveras wineries. And there's plenty of gaming fun to be had at Black Oak Casino and our many annual events, including the Sonora Celtic Faire, The Sonora Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo, Mark Twain's Calaveras Frog Jump and a variety of concerts and festivals. The Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center offers spacious, well-appointed guest rooms complete with cable satellite TV and free internet Wi-Fi. This Sonora hotel offers an array of amenities including a complimentary full breakfast, seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, free parking, business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 160 people. This Yosemite Best Western inn also features an onsite restaurant and lounge serving lunch and dinner, and an outdoor barbeque area. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Sonora, California. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center,Sonora
  • 5
    « Love this place! »

    Best trip ever,they even gave my husband a gift basket for his birthday.They have the best staff,friendly,caring.We try to stay there a couple times a year.We really love the area,and Black Oak Casino.

    4
    « Clean Affordable Great Breakfast »

    We stayed her two nights. The first night was after a long day at Yosemite and another day of exploring the small gold rush towns in the area. It is nice that it is centrally located. There is a pretty decent restaurant across the parking lot so you don't have to leave for meals. Included is a really nice hot breakfast. It was situated somewhat inconvenient as it was in another building and raining pretty heavy. But overall better than average accommodations.

    4
    « Nice, clean rooms »

    Our family of 4 stayed at this Best Western for 2 nights while on a ski trip to Dodge Ridge. The hotel is about 40 min away from the ski resort which was fine for us. The room we had was on the 2nd floor and looked newly renovated. It had a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker, comfy bed & pillows, small patio w table & chairs, clean bathroom. The included breakfast at the hotel was decent with enough selection- scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, fresh waffles which were yummy, as well as cereals, yogurt, oatmeal. We were able to fill up before heading out for skiing. It's close to the main Sonora town where we had dinner. Overall, the Best Western was a good place to stay for our ski trip, and we'll likely be back again.

    4
    « Nice Place to Stay and Good Basic Room »

    My family and I spent 1 night here in a 2nd Floor room and was pleasantly surprised at how nicely maintained the property is. The room was nicely spaced and it was quiet at night. The room was clean and was as expected. The front desk was fast and friendly. Convenient after spending time in Yosemite. Good launching point to some other sites nearby. There is no elevator which would have been useful since I had one heavy bag to lug up the stairs. The breakfast was the usual assortment and spread out cleanly with eggs, bacon, cereals, oatmeal, pastries, breads, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and juice. The waffle was placed inside a warmer and were all soft; making it an interesting breakfast to chew. Not terrible just a little weird to have soft waffles. All in all; nice place to stay and worthwhile stop.

    5
    « Quiet, Clean, Courteous Staff »

    The front desk made check in easy, and showed consideration and respect and went to extra lengths to make sure we had everything we needed, from extra towels to extra coffee. The room was set up nicely with a couple chairs to sit on. That is always a plus, as sitting on a bed is not the most comfortable option. The grounds were cared for, and lots of plants and trees.

    5
    « Pleasant staff, great location, clean and comfy rooms »

    I have stayed at this property four times, and each time I have been impressed by the staff. It's not fancy, but at the reasonable price, it shouldn't be. The rooms are large and clean. I had one small issue, but it was addressed immediately.

    3
    « Large room - nice staff »

    We spent two nights here as we were attending a family wedding. Rated a Best Western Plus I thought the same service we got in Southern California would be given- wrong. The SoCal facility had a large dining room with plates and metal utensils and a real dining experience. Sonora had paper and plastic to eat off of and a very small dining area. The ladies who worked the kitchen were just outstanding and helpful. Front desk was professional and helpful. For $200 a night I was hoping for something a bit better/

    3
    « There aren't many lodging options in Sonora »

    This is an older motel with doors that open to outside hallways and looks like it was built in the 1970's. The rooms are dark and dated with only a sliding door for outside light. We stayed in a room that was advertised as having a view of the woods, but when you looked outside the sliding glass door, the view consisted of a couple of trees beside a road that led up to some adjacent apartment buildings. We stayed on the second floor and there did not appear to be any elevators for the building we stayed in. Breakfast is included in the room price and there were edible items like scrambled eggs, cereal, muffins, toast, etc. The older ladies who staff the breakfast room are very friendly and will offer to make you waffles. We didn't like that the only television in the breakfast room was tuned to CNN which was blasting out fake news. We didn't try the pool or spa but we did check out the fitness room that contained an elliptical trainer, a stationary bike, a treadmill, and a weight machine. The only television set in the fitness room was broken. Free internet was included in the room price that has adequate speeds for basic tasks like viewing email. The Best Western hotel is sort of hit or miss when it comes to lodging. This particular property is acceptable considering that there aren't many lodging opportunities in the Sonora area.

    2
    « Not Sure why - But definitely Wrongly charged »

    You know the thing that gets me is this. From the moment you pull onto the property you get this sense of peace and tranquility around you. It is a beautiful place, lots of fantastic old pines and the layout is spread over sloping hills. The rooms are great and basically sound proof, very nice. So, my husband and I got a room for the weekend for a friends wedding. We checked in Friday afternoon, the people at the desk were welcoming and fun. My husband and I are both cigarette smokers and as such we respect the rules that have been in place for years. When reserving the room, I asked for a smoking room. Of course, I was instantly reminded by the person making the reservation. That even though it is listed as a smoking room, we are still not allowed to smoke inside of the room. I assured her that we do not even smoke inside at home so, that would not be a problem. I am a person who does not care for cigarette butts in ashtrays or on the ground. If I see one I discard it in a trash container. So, or the course of the weekend I was picking up cigarette butts of the walkways, the parking lot, as well as keeping the sand ashtray we had on the patio free of unsightly butts. I was throwing them into the plastic lined trash cans in the room along with the rest of the trash giving it no thought. I am also a person who likes to have a room smelling good, something better than old socks or cleaning fluids. So, I always burn incense no matter where I am. We had a great weekend and checked out with everything fine. However, three weeks later my husband got his credit card bill and They had charged his card an extra 200 dollars. He called immediately asking what the added charge was for. They told him that it was a cleaning fee for the room. When he asked what they meant by a cleaning fee. They told him that because we smoked in the room it had to be cleaned. Well, my husband is not the kind of person that likes to challenge people. He told me about what they said and I instantly called to talk to them about that. They told me that the room smelled like cigarettes and had to be cleaned. I told them that that was not possible because we did not smoke in the room only on the patio where we were told we could. I proceeded to tell her about the incense I had burned and the cigarette butts I had policed from the area that could have given the room a smell. But, when she proceeded to tell me that they had to clean the carpet, send the drapes out, have the mattresses cleaned, the entire surface of every wall cleaned, throw the pillows and bedding out and have the furniture professionally cleaned. I knew right then that we were being ripped off. I told her that what she was saying was totally untrue and she knew it. It was not only ridiculous for her to say what she was saying, but you would have to have 30 chain smoking people locked in the room for a month to do the kind of smoke damage she was talking about. I was a nurse for 32 years and I am well aware of what the effects of smoking are inside to any place. Hence why we do not smoke in our own home. Anyway, she kept saying that she was right, eventually I just gave up. I wanted to post this review because I found out later that they did the same thing stating several different reasons to all but 2 of the people staying there for the wedding. I will never recommend this beautiful place to anyone. So, travelers beware of extra added charges if you stay here

    4
    « Large Well Maintained Hotel »

    This is a huge hotel in two story buildings spread out like a compound. Outside isn't to remarkable but you can tell that effort was made on the inside to make it as nice as possible. Very well maintained with an extremely friendly and efficient staff. The room we stayed in turned out to be a handicapped accessible room and it was quite large, double doors to the bathroom, lots of handholds, etc. It had a flat screen TV, hairdryer, small refrigerator, iron, ironing board, etc. The room was very quiet and we didn't hear the neighbors.

  • 4
    « Very nice, quiet and clean hotel »

    Very nice hotel slightly off the beaten path. We had woods room and it was very quiet and clean. Hotel staff are extremely polite and helpful. My only concern was breakfast - it is standard Best Western fare but the room was crowded and the as hard as the staff was working - it was hard for them to keep up with the crowd. They need a bigger room.

    5
    « Amazing customer Service. »

    Came to Senora for a weekend stay. EVERYbody that we talked with at the front desk was amazingly nice and helpful people. I can't remember anyone's name- but night shift on Friday and Saturday--- and day shifts on Saturday and especially Sunday were VERY helpful. We appreciate it and will stay here again on our next trip to town... Thanks!

    5
    « Enjoyed my stay »

    This is a nice location, clean hotel!! The rooms could use some updating but overall the staff was extremely friendly and it was very clean. I will definitely stay there again. The breakfast was good too!

    3
    « Nice hotel »

    The hotel staff is good as is the room space. However, the rooms are in the need of renovations. The breakfast is adequate, but the restaurant service is bad. The location is not too far from Yosemite, although the road has many curves.

    5
    « PEACEFUL, Friendly, Convenient - Definitely Recommend »

    FRIENDLY STAFF - Thank You. Family wedding in Sonora. 20 of us had reservations at this location. Desk personnel worked with us to be close together, kids had a great time. Pool was beautiful. Enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, nice rooms, great breakfast that was constantly refilled with fresh food. GREAT experience, will definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Everything one would expect of an excellent motel »

    Everything in excellent shape, great shower, lots of clean towels, and even pretty good coffee in the room. We were happy campers. Very quiet, great staff...Got discount for AAA and attending a family funeral.

    4
    « A very good, comfortable, fairly quiet hotel in a convenient location. »

    The hotel is very easy to find on the far eastern end of Sonora with excellent highway access. The breakfast ladies were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure I had enough - which I did. Check-in was flawless. Check-out was not - they could not provide a statement / receipt. Rooms are very clean. The usual under-window heating and cooling unit was noisier than most. Fortunately, it was warm enough during my stay that I could turn it off at night.

    5
    « Nice nights stay for us and our dog! »

    We spent a pleasent night at the Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel. We traveled to Sonora on a business trip. We usually stay at Best Western Hotels as you do get a good room for the price. We stayed at this hotel as they allowed us to bring our dog (for a small extra price). The room was good size and very clean. The room had a large flat screen TV (est. 50"), a small refrig, micro wave, and a small coffee pot. There was a happy hour where you got a glass of wine or a beer for $1. (coffee and soda were free). In the morning there was a very good breakfast. We would stay here again.

    5
    « Very Comfortable »

    We will be back in the near future as we are looking at Real Estate in the area to buy. Our Realtor suggested we stay at this Hotel in Sonora, CA. The Realtor's family were visiting, they also stayed at the same Hotel and were very happy there.

    1
    « Horrible Customer Service. »

    The staff was very rude. Charged me the wrong rate and charged my card twice instead of once at check in. Both the staff at check in and check out didn't want to honor my discount certificate the previous manager had given me due to trouble I had on a previous stay. I had to get to a point where I was loud and mean which I never do. This was my fourth stay at this location but I won't be going back. This is how they treat a Diamond Rewards Member!

  • 5
    « Sonora Trip »

    Hotel is in a great location. Easy access to Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and Murphys. Friendly staff will assist in helping you find your way around. A restaurant on the property is great for breakfast

    4
    « Old style motel but great restaurant breakfast »

    Old style 1970s motel with outdoor entrances. Rear of hotel they have built new rooms which look better from outside. Breakfast offered is in the restaurant and you have 4 choices for style of breakfast you want.

    5
    « Best Western Sonora, CA »

    A very nice property with very friendly folks. Complimentary breakfast at the PineTree restaurant was very good, with fast, cheerful, rapid service. We plan to return to this Best Western property and request the same room because it was so nice.

    5
    « Very comfy bed and room »

    I slept like a baby on this first rate mattress! We had a little patio that my wife and I sat on to drink our coffee, and the view was great. Staff went over and above in making our experience a pleasant one. We also got two free complete breakfasts (four choices or five dollars off) at the restaurant next door. We ordered both ways.

    4
    « Good value, clean hotel, breakfast included »

    This is probably the best value in Sonora. Breakfast next door was included, and was excellent. I understand the bar there has excellent beers on tap. Location is excellent, too; close to downtown and not far from Black Oak Casino, Standard Pour, etcetera.

    4
    « nice accommodating hotel and staff »

    fun place to stay - nice suites with fireplace, balcony and spa tub. convenient location and friendly accommodating staff. will stay there again when visiting black oak casino and the surrounding area

    4
    « Convenient and efficient »

    Stayed for one night to attend an event at Columbia State Park, which is about 7 miles away. Staff was superb and customer oriented. Room was clean and comfortable (room 222). HVAC worked well and parking was right by the room. Breakfast was nice and packaged with the room rate. The included breakfast had several choices which would work for most people. Front Desk Agent, Kapalni, was especially helpful although I had no needs or issues, she was very attentive and interested. I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Sonora.

    5
    « EXCELLENT »

    Clean! Comfortable Beds! Continuous Fan Option on A/C to Reduce Outside Noise! Heater in Bathroom! Balcony Room! Free Breakfast in Restaurant! Restaurant has a Bar. Friendly Staff! Historic Town near Yosemite

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    This is the second time that I have stayed at this hotel and have found it to be very pleasant and clean both times. The service is wonderful and the included breakfast delicious. I would definitely recommend!

    4
    « Best in town! »

    Great staff, clean rooms and breakfast too!! Best hotel in the area! Beds are not the most comfortable- but then again hotels beds aren't ever as good as home. BW saved the day for us. We had checked into another hotel and immediately checked out. It was a holiday weekend and when we called in desperation with nowhere to stay they made room for us!! So thankful.

  • 3
    « Base for daily trips to Yosemite »

    The hotel was chosen for its rate, free breakfast and travel distance to the Big Oak Flat gate into Yosemite. We traveled back and forth for 4 days and while it was a bit further than I would have wanted, it worked out very well for us. The hotel is well-worn and in need of maintenance. We had to ask the front desk to clean our room - it was missed two days in a row. Wi-Fi is pretty good in the lobby. We really enjoyed our free breakfast. Large and very filling. The restaurant was more than accommodating with bagged lunch requests for our daily trip to Yosemite. The extra surprise was the main street of Sonora - definitely worth a stroll and a meal at one of the many restaurants if you have the time.

    4
    « All in One Package »

    Good service, Good food, Good location, short term visit or long this could be the answer. Quite during our stay but busy also, Holiday Travel is always hectic.New ownership so it may change in the future. I will keep reading reviews before booking again. I have no major issues with my last stay.

    2
    « Lumpy bed, bleachy smell, tiny gym »

    Title says it all. Gym had one machine with weights but no free weights. Bed was lumpy and not comfortable. The hallways had a distinct smell of strong bleach. We had free breakfast at the restaurant next door. The waitress gave us slow service the minute she saw us walking in with the coupon. We had to wait 15 minutes to order our free breakfast (b/c she preferred to take orders from real customers instead)

    5
    « Best place we've stayed in a while »

    First, this has the best breakfast of any Best Western, hands down. We stayed for a couple of nights just checking out the area, and will recommend it highly. The rooms are comfy and quiet. Staff is excellent. The diner also has dinner (and room service) including Indian food

    5
    « Best Western Sonora Oaks »

    I had a very pleasant stay. This is an excellent hotel with good staff.. I am disabled and the bed was of a good height. Too high a bed is a problem for me in many hotels but not this one. The service was good and the restaurant was excellent. I have stayed in this hotel many times and the quality continues to improve. The location is good and the business I had to attend to was near the hotel. I formerly lived in Sonora and find this hotel to be located near the institutions I used frequently when living here. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    5
    « Quick stay »

    Everything was clean and cozy. People were very nice. Very satisfied with best western. Liked the breakfast at the restaurant next door. Lots of pillows on the bed, very comfortable. We would stay there again

    5
    « Sonora Trip »

    Great stay! Friendly and efficient Staff and Competent and friendly Staff. They work fast and answer all inquiries quickly and cheerfully. The restaurant breakfast manager is a hoot! The pillows are wonderful and the bedding is high quality.

    5
    « Perfect for our needs »

    My husband, my 7 year old son, toddler daughter and I spent the night here on a little weekend jaunt to the Gold Country. The room was clean, beds were comfortable and staff was extremely friendly and helpful. In fact, after check in, they called our room just to see if we needed anything. As part of our reservation, we received a complimentary breakfast. I had assumed it was a standard continental breakfast but we learned that breakfast was at the restaurant across the parking lot. It was a FULL hot breakfast - eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, pancakes...The kids were VERY happy (daughter got a giant Mickey Mouse pancake!). It was a great start to our day. The location was perfect too - near enough to Columbia, Jamestown, etc.

    4
    « Bad breakfast »

    The stay was great nice staff ,clean and well stocked rooms and comfortable beds, just was excited for the Breakfast at restaurant but was left very unsatisfactory had to send back my food and my husband

    5
    « business overnight »

    Clean with professional staff. Great amenities. The staff is very helpful with events in the area and planning. great location for the area. easy access for lodging and surrounding highways. Great place for work and leisure.

  • 5
    « Best hotel in the area! »

    We have stayed in several area hotels, and this one is by far the best. Staff was friendly and helpful, the coffee in the lobby is really good! Rooms were clean and all amenities were in good working order.

    5
    « Most upscale hotel within Sonora proximity »

    Beautiful grounds, well maintained hotel. Staff is very friendly, accommodating, take great pride in doing a good job. Hotel is in excellent proximity to Sonora as well ~30 minute drive to Pinecrest Lake. Excellent affordable rates for staying in the most upscale hotel within Sonora proximity. They are genuinely pet friendly which was a big plus for me. Spacious rooms and very comfortable beds. Complimentary full breakfast included in the rate.

    3
    « East Sonora location »

    Try this location when visiting the gold country, you will miss the traffic and there are stores and restaurants near by. The staff at this location are great and you get get a full breakfast at the restaurant next door.

    4
    « Best Western is the best »

    Sonora is a nice place to visit in the fall and the Best Western hotel is THE place to stay We go to the Mother Lode every year and discover new places every time, beautiful scenery and history as well.

    5
    « Paolo33 »

    The hotel was perfectly located for our needs. The check in was easy and fast. The room was clean, spacious, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was very good with many selections. The service staff was extremely pleasant and helpful.

    3
    « Old property »

    If you are coming through from north to south e route to yosemite, this property is on the way but we came from yosemite so it was at least a 10 to 14 miles one way detour enroute to SF. Room was OK. Toilet flush was a problem. Cooler in room was ultra noisy. Opened the window but the noise from the road was just as noisy. Struggled with key card. Room dated. Breakfast was OK. Not buffet style but a choice of 4 options and served to you. Service not the best, just OK.

    4
    « we will be back »

    friendly staff full breakfast close to shopping ample parking for the price it is a very nice place to stay we will be back again and again what we paid for three nights was the same as we paid for one night at travel lodge.

    4
    « Nice and Quiet Location »

    Our stay was the usual pleasant experience. An added bonus was breakfast which was available through a voucher to a restaurant in the same parking lot with the hotel. It was a nice change to be able to be sitting in an actual restaurant and being served.

    4
    « Close to Yosemite »

    We want to reserve the hotel in Yosemite National Park but it is full. Then we select this 4 star hotel close to Yosemite. The room is clean and bigger. And the breakfast is normal,it is fixed menu selected but must waiting a bit long time.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Friendly, knowledgable staff. Clean and quiet. Couldn't have asked for more from this stay. They recommended some local spots to visit which turned out great. Brought up some complimentary travel items we forgot to pack. Great for any traveler!

  • 4
    « Good stop on way to Yosemite »

    Finding decent, reasonably priced accommodations anywhere near Yosemite can be a challenge. The Sonora Oaks Hotel is about a two-three hour drive from Valley and provides a good over night stop heading to or from the park. Friendly reception. Rooms are large and clean - fairly standard Best Western style. Upon checking into our room we noticed a sound from above the ceiling (sounded a bit like some birds had made a nest in the attic space). I stopped by the front desk and without hesitation they moved us to a different (and better room). A better than average cooked to order breakfast is included. Would stay here again.

    4
    « Great value for an older property! »

    I lived in Sonora for 19 years and recently returned for a visit. We stayed at the Best Western Plus. We arrived at 11 pm, front desk clerk was very friendly. Our room was very clean and included a small refrigerator and microwave. Beds were comfortable and the property is quiet. They offer a full cooked breakfast which we didn't take advantage of but it was appreciated. The only draw back is stairs. Just be aware if you have trouble carrying suitcases up stairs or have issues with stairs, book a ground floor room! Other than that, it is a great value.

    5
    « Best hotel in Sonora »

    Every time I visit family in Sonora, I stay at the Best Western. The prices are fair. The rooms are clean. The staff is friendly. The breakfast is a nice bonus to the stay. It is located in a pretty central location to several of the areas attractions.

    4
    « Good rest here »

    Spent an excellent night here while on the way to Yosemite. Nice, clean, comfortable room. There was a small episode when our room was also assigned to another guest; the front desk (Thanks Melissa, Brenda, Britni [?]!) resolved the situation with tact and professionalism. Nice place and would be happy to return.

    2
    « Skip, skip, skip (especially if heading for Yosemite) »

    Old run down place, out of 14 hotels in last month (road trip) this is one of the least favorite places, room wise. Spiders in bed and shower, MANY stains on carpet and sofa, very old room with view of the nearby asphalt road, very noisy pipes (you hear every neighbors shower and bathroom visit) trash in corridor was over flowing, really in need of better care and renovation. Hardly leave negative reviews but skip it so many other options we saw along the way... this is just about the hotel and room, not the people at all. The staff was great at reception, and restaurant as well, simple breakfast included, everyone was nice there as well and we really liked the people. The hotel is just not worth the money (far far from it) and the room was.. an old and kinda dirty motel room, if you on a budget and just spending a night, and hate the process of booking a hotel maybe this is fine for a short lay over. Enjoy your trip wherever you stay!

    4
    « Nice front desk staff, lazy housekeeping »

    I was happy to find a quality name brand hotel after a very long day. The Desk Staff were professional yet playful. The room seemed clean and I was so tired that I climbed into bed and didn't notice the bedding had some issues. When I woke up I say the the sheets had funny burn/tear areas. I think housekeeping didn't care enough to replace the bed skirt that has been worn for quite some time or throw away the sheets they made my bed with.

    4
    « Probably the best hotel in Sonora »

    The hotel was nearly booked when we arrived w/o a reservation after camping for several days in the Eastern Sierra.. My wife wanted a bathtub and the desk representative was able to find us a suitable room with a Jacuzzi tub. The room was fully equipped with microwave, fridge, coffee, wifi, etc. It featured a nice little patio just outside the sliding glass door. Good place to enjoy morning coffee. The hotel comes with an on-premises restaurant.featuring both American and Indian food. We had a good lunch there upon arrival and the next morning took advantage of the full complimentary American breakfast to order. No prefab motel breakfast here. All-in-all, the Sonora Best Western was just the place to recharge after our camping trip.

    3
    « Building is so so. Staff is great »

    Ugh, when we pulled up I wondered if we had made a mistake. The rooms were so-so, but they did have enough electrical outlets, the bathroom vanity was outside the bathroom so that helped with getting ready in the morning. (by the way, this hotel is expensive.....) What sets this place apart is the staff. What a wondeful group of people. They were so helpful. An added bonus is the coupon for breakfast next door. AMAZING food. Simply amazing. I think there might be new owners and they offered Indian food in addition to the very LARGE menu. For dinner, We just had burgers but when the table near us had their Indian Chicken delivered OMG we wanted to reorder!!! The breakfast was great too. So much food! And the wait staff were simply amazing. Just such nice people who really, really work hard. I would stay here again just for the food!!!

    4
    « Yosemite trip »

    Stayed here when we went to Yosemite. We went into the Big Oak Flat entrance. Biggest town near entrance. The breakfast is fantastic. You eat at a full service restaurant. The rooms were updated. Overall good stay

    5
    « Great Place To Stay in Sonora »

    Nice place to stay if you are in Sonora, CA. Everything was very clean, nice peaceful balcony to relax on and offered your choice of four breakfasts at restaurant located on Motel's property. We will stay here again if we are ever in the area again.

  • 2
    « Not great »

    We have always enjoyed staying at Best Westerns and this one was recommended to us but our stay was awful. The bed had serious issues and we should have said something immediately but didn't, we were tired and didn't. The middle of the king bed peaked in the middle like a roof top when you sat or laid down on it so ended up sleeping in the middle and rolling down most of the night. I did say something to the staff the next morning and they gave me a Starbucks card so they did try to make the stay better. I hope they corrected the issue for the next guests.

    5
    « Great Stop En Route To/from Yosemite »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here after leaving Yosemite. We stayed in the separate back building behind the main hotel and the room was quiet and comfortable. We especially enjoyed having the wild area directly behind our room and patio. The staff was friendly and helpful. We appreciated that a complementary cooked to order breakfast is included with the room. We would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Average Hotel, but friendly staff. Great Breakfast »

    There was nothing exciting about this hotel. It's not close to old town and you need a car to drive anywhere. Staff is wonderful and very helpful Rooms are clean, but outdated and feel like it's time for a renovation. Pool are was nice area was nice. The restaurant staff is a bit rough, but still nice. Breakfast was included and the selections was great. Dinner was horrible - would not recommend for dinner.

    4
    « great hotel »

    The hotel itself is very good, staff go out their way to be helpful Rooms are great but it does not have an in-house breakfast room, you are given vouchers to go to the restaurant next door with a limited choice, shame! The night we arrived we were treated to a manager's reception which was very good, we met and chatted to people from Arizona also on vacation there, a good night

    4
    « Cozy and comfy »

    Very friendly and accommodating staff. It is clean and the free breakfast is awesome. You get 4 options to choose from and coffee, juice and fruit is included. Great place for a quick stay. Lots of parking available. We could here quite a bit of noise from other guests outside as the rooms open to the outside but really was a great stay

    4
    « Nice location, great restaurant »

    Staff was friendly. Room was clean and well appointed. Location is safe and quiet with good proximity to Yosemite National Park and the nearby National Forest. The rooms are appointed with mini fridge and microwave. Wifi was very strong, even sufficient for streaming movies. I would give 5 stars if the room would not have been so warm; heating of the building appeared to kick on at night and my room in particular was overheated. During your stay, do look forward to the included breakfast which is at the restaurant adjacent to the hotel. A set menu for hot breakfast is provided but the choices are wonderful, food was fantastic, and portions were generous. Wait staff at the restaurant was exceptional.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Stayed Two Night with wife as we were passing through to Mammoth Lakes . The staff at the front desk was professional,very friendly and helpful. the room was spacious,quiet ,well appointed,clean,the bed very comfortable,Fridge and microwave in the room,and the air conditioning works really well.The bathroom was nice and clean with all toiletries provided ,the shower was wonderful,very strong. The Free Breakfast was available early in the nearby Restaurant ,Very good selection of items,one of four choices with fresh fruits,and service was very good. The only little problem,there isn't an elevator and we were on the second floor. and we had to climb up the stairs. However the staff assisted us with luggage to our room. Overall the price very reasonable and we enjoyed our stay here.

    5
    « WONDERFUL »

    Was greeted with a smile by Michael who gave us instructions for locating our room. Several buildings on the property in and among the oak and pine trees. Our room was very quiet and looked out onto a court yard walk way. The room was very large with lots of lightening. Although it is an older hotel there are no signs of old age or out dating of furniture, fixtures etc. Comfortable beds, lots of hot water (without having to wait) and every thing was spotless. Breakfast included 4 choices in their restaurant which opened at 6 a.m. These owners have thought of everything. We would stay here about

    3
    « Noisy room »

    During check in I had requested a room away from roads so it would be quiet. I was staying there for a full week on business and working nights so wanted it to be quiet during daytime. I was assured that the room would be fine. Once I got to the room, the window was about 20 feet from a road. I called the office to request a different room. They told me they would look into it and get back to me shortly. After quite a bit of wait and another phone call with no answer, I went back to the office. They said that they could not move me as all rooms were already booked. I asked if I could move the following night for the rest of the week. I was told that all rooms were booked. I would think that with a person staying a week, that some rooms could be moved around for one or two night stays to accommodate a longer staying guest. I ended up staying in the same room all week. Not an enjoyable stay with not a lot of rest. I'm not sure I would stay there again. Not a pleasant experience. Hotel staff was pleasant to deal with, just didn't solve my problem.

    4
    « Sonora Gold Country »

    This was one of the better trips I had up to Sonora and Mr Link the Mangea was exceptional and so was some of his staff ...especially the little blond girl at both check in and check out I don't remember her name . Sorry

  • 4
    « Very good value »

    Stopped on spec overnight on our way to Yosemite and stayed in an executive suite. Very comfortable and clean. Receptionist was very obliging and helpful. Rates very good, I think we were given an upgrade. Rate included breakfast, very good value for money. Suite was clean. Our suite was very quiet, though aircon in room a little noisy. Overall would recommend.

    4
    « Nice property and convenient for seeing area »

    We stayed at the Sonora Oaks Hotel over Labor Day weekend and found the place quite comfortable. We had an adjoining room next door that proved to be a bit noisy when people moved in or had loud conversations. Other than that the room was great and more than adequate - a micro wave, a mini-fridge. We were on second flood (no elevator). Hotel could use some refurbishing but it was clean and front desk and housekeeping staff were friendly and helpful. Included breakfast was at Pine Cone Restaurant next to hotel - serving until 11am -- plus lunch and dinner. Plan to stay at Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel when in the area again.

    4
    « Nice hotel with good location and breakfast in a diner »

    The hotel is easy to find and the staff is welcoming at the reception. Rooms are clean and large. In the morning you can enjoy a complimentary full breafast at the diner restaurant near the hotel. Parking space available. Good quality for the price.

    4
    « Comfortable surprise in Sonora »

    My wife and I got away from the Bay Area during a recent heatwave and decided to spend the night here. While the weather was almost as warm here, the room, hotel, and people made it a great choice. We are very glad that we stayed here. Great staff, very comfortable rooms, nice setting.

    5
    « Pleasant place to stay »

    About 2 hrs from Yosemite Valley. Very clean and spacious room. Restaurant next to hotel where you get a delicious breakfast. Front desk very helpful. Hot tub felt great after hiking in Yosemite. Would recommend for a stay in the Sonora area

    4
    « Large Chain Hotel, Helpful Staff, Not Bad for the Money »

    I tend to gravitate to known chain hotels when I travel in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. This hotel fit the bill for a recent trip I took with my 85 year old Mom. This Best Western was a typical chain hotel room and that's exactly what we wanted. The room was large and clean, and pleasantly decorated. We had two queen beds and our room was in the rear of the building with a door that opened to the outside, close to an ice machine. The beds were comfortable and each had four pillows. We were told this was an "executive Room". I don't know how that differs from a typical room but it contained a microwave and mini-fridge, as well as a desk and occasional chair. The bathroom was large with granite counter tops, and a small granite dressing area and mirror outside the main bathroom. The bathroom was neither new nor ancient, and was very clean. The ground level room ( the hotel is two stories) had a small patio outside which was a bit away from the road and had a small bistro table and two chairs. It would have been nice to have a small glass of wine out there had we come prepared. We had requested a quiet location and that is what we got. Parking appeared to be plentiful, although we were there mid-week. There is a small bar-b-q area for guests outside. There is a fitness center and a conference room, neither of which we had reason to visit. I saw many people dressed coming and going to the pool, but never made it there myself.There was a "Managers Reception" the night we arrived with free wine. We did not attend, but it was nice to know it was offered, on certain nights of the week. . As we were not familiar with the area I found it necessary to ask the front desk staff for directions several times. They were patient and helpful, providing maps and written notes and directions off the internet in order to help us. They also divulged the location of several nearby fast food places when we expressed an interest in finding one.The landscape was a bit desert Spartan, but given the heat there in the summer they probably have no alternative. A free breakfast voucher is given to you for each night of your stay. The restaurant is adjacent to the hotel across from the lobby, and convenient.

    3
    « Overpriced - avoid this hotel if you can. »

    This place has everything you would expect and need from a hotel at $80-90/night - the only problem is that they charge $140/night! The rooms and beds are fine, but then they are in regular Quality Inns as well at half the price. We arrived after a long day on the road and went straight to the restaurant for dinner - at 8:30 PM but the waitress assured us that last orders were at 9:00PM so no problem. We ordered by 8:40 and busied ourselves with the salad bar & a couple of glasses of wine till about 8:55 when our meals arrived. So far so good but by 9:05 the staff had all the other chairs on the tables and kept asking us "If everything was OK" - maybe 6 times! Clearly they wanted us out so they could quit ASAP. We were made to feel very uncomfortable, by about 9:20 their "Bum's rush" tactics had us beat and we quit. The best bit about the place was the "free" (i.e. included in the $140) breakfast which was pretty good.

    4
    « Business Trip »

    Stayed here twice for Business with nearby hospital. On the 1st trip I was given a room at the back of the hotel, which meant exiting the hotel and entering my room from the back parking lot. I was uncomfortable with the setting, and my other team members offered to swap rooms, (one was on the inside-hallway) the other was even further back) I thought the rooms were dingy and dark looking so opted to stay put for the 2 nights we were there. I slept surprisingly well though. This next time around, I wanted to stay at the Black oaks casino hotel but being a Christian and totally not believing in gambling, I prayed about it and went back to BW. This time I requested a "hallway" room and was pleased with everything except the internet was slow at times and the pillows too hard for my taste. Otherwise good stay. I would stay again.

    5
    « Great hotel and lovely pool »

    We had a great stay in Sonora. The room had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast in the nearby restaurant across the parking area was really good. Staff were all really friendly. Pool was lovely and appreciated on a hot afternoon. We explored Sonora town and drove to Calavares State Park from here which was around 30 miles away through some spectacular scenery. Thanks for a great stay.

    5
    « great location »

    this is a very nice hotel close to pinecrest,, black oak casino and downtown Sonora. There is a restaurant on the premises where you get a free breakfast that was outstanding. The scenery from our room was beautiful trees, Very peaceful. Would stay here again for sure

  • 5
    « Good Value for a Nice Place »

    We were there for a couple days of R&R. Location and price were great. Staff was friendly and the breakfast was good. We spent a little time at the pool which was enjoyable. Most of our time was spent exploring Sonora and the surrounding areas. I would recommend going to the Indigeny property and tasting room. Great place!!!

    4
    « They take advantage of the great location »

    The best thing about this hotel is the location as is relatively close to Yosemite and other parks as well. The hotel looks as it started with one building and gradually built some other which means that all the amenities are in the first building. Not that the pool and the jacuzzi are that great but is better if you don't have to drive there. We arrived very late as we had issues with the GPS and got the last room which was not was I reserved but after 8 hours of driving I had no energy to start a fight as it was obvious that there were no other rooms available. This particular room is adjacent to the highway plus could use a little deep cleaning. The gym was less than ok but did the trick, however you have to ask for a separate key. The best thing about the hotel is the breakfast which has some options and it shows that they strive to do a good job. The staff at the restaurant was extremely nice. Also, is fairly close to Yosemite 1 hour and 15 minutes to the park but it does not count the extra 30-40 minutes to get to the visitors center from the entrance

    2
    « Disappointing »

    Was supposed to be a suite but basically just two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The hallways had an awful smell and the rooms had a different unpleasant smell. Expensive because it's the first city outside of Yosemite with chain hotels. Offered a nice breakfast at a restaurant nearby instead of continental breakfast.

    4
    « Pleasant Overnight in the Yosemite Region »

    Stayed here on our way out of Yosemite/on the way back to San Francisco. Clean and comfortable rooms, excellent made to order breakfast, and complimentary drinks/appetizers in the afternoon. Very pleasant service/hotel staff. Would stay again!

    4
    « Gold panning tript »

    Great place to stay if you're planning on gold panning for a weekend like my son and I recently did. The Jacuzzi is a bonus after a day of digging, and the breakfasts are full meals, which is another nice feature. Clean, quiet rooms as well. W e'll stay here again on our next trip to get the gold!

    4
    « Hotel was nice and breakfast wonderful. »

    The hotel was nice and clean and staff was friendly. We came from Yosemite and it is further to get to than your might think or want. Do NOT take the short cut through the back roads that your gps might suggest. Not only did it take us longer but it was very remote, one lane, curvy and twisty road. The breakfast was amazing.

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel, Pet friendly »

    The Staff was fabulous!! Extremely helpful :), we really enjoyed our stay. My dogs were happy with the treats that the hotel gave us. Rooms are very clean and the amenities perfect. We were tired after a long day at Yosemite, and the front desk lady made us feel welcome.

    4
    « lovely place for a stopover between SF and Yosemite »

    had a great couple of nights here, great value for money, super helpful staff, did their best and gave us a room nicely located near the pool. Got a complementary breakfast, even serving gluten free toast for my wife. Good wifi. Overall very satisfied

    5
    « Unexpected Little Gem in Gold Country »

    I have to admit, when I booked this hotel sight-unseen through Trip Advisor, I was skeptical. I just needed a bed and hot shower after spending the day in Yosemite. I was pleasantly surprised when my family pulled into the hotel and were greeted by extremely friendly front-desk folks. When we got to our room, our feel-good surprise fest continued. The room was clean and spacious! We had the king suite, which meant a huge separate bedroom with comfy king bed (i joked the room was so big I had a hard time seeing the TV on the opposite wall). The living room was also large with modern-era pull out sofa bed (no uncomfortable bar gouging your lower back). We were invited to enjoy a complimentary happy hour in the fireside room (all guests receive this invitation). Hotel staff recommended excellent eating and site-seeing options for us during our very brief stay. We decided that we must return to the Sonora location when we have more time to explore. When we do, we will most definitely stay at the Best Western Sonora Oaks...you should too!

    5
    « Good breakfast »

    Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. I had the American breakfast and my wife had the waffles and fruit. Good coffee too. Well worth the money for an overnight stay with a visit to the Casino All very good Thank you

  • 5
    « Great! »

    Traveling with 4 grandkids ages 3 to 9 can be trying at times, but there were no issues at all with this hotel! The staff was welcoming, offered complimentary beverages when our room wasn't quit ready, and the suite we booked worked well for our needs. The hotel is older, but clean and comfortable. The on-site restaurant serves good basic fare, and the wait staff is phenomenal.

    3
    « Satisfactory but could have been better »

    Very helpful staff and did the best they could. But significantly overpriced for what you get. The photos online are deceiving. Pretty dirty carpet. Best were comfortable and there is a free breakfast but that's about it.

    5
    « Clean, quiet, reasonable price »

    Clean room, great staff, discounts available if you're an AARP member or AAA. I recommend joining Best Western's loyalty program. This Best Western was one of the better run ones. Just check Trip Advisor to find out which ones aren't. Their on-site restaurant is very good as well.

    4
    « Best breakfast »

    Stayed overnight with husband as we were passing through. Room very good, with good size bed. Bathroom had bathroom freebies if needed. Would of given this a 5* but air con in room too loud. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice & friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again. We wish we'd had time to look around the town, as it looked very welcoming.

    5
    « Clean, professional, courteous »

    The staff was friendly and helpful, especially when we asked about local dining when it was time for dinner, things to do during the day and especially in regards to my daughter's service dog. We will gladly be staying with them again!

    1
    « Sick »

    This hotel would not give a refund of any kind out of cancellation window when I and my daughter could not make it due to having the flu. The front desk clerk said since we did not book directly with them they couldn't do a refund (even though they verified they were already paid by the booking company). I called the booking company who said the hotel just has to let them know and they would gladly start a refund process. The booking company put me on hold and called the hotel, they still refused refund. This hotel is heartless. I would have paid a cancellation fee, but they think it's ok to keep entire amount of the room. I am sure they resold my room as it was a Saturday night. Bad customer service. Getting sick was beyond our control.

    4
    « Family trip to Yosmite »

    Great staff! Close to the highway for easy travel through the area. We checked in after a long, long day on the road. The staff was helpful and polite. We would stay here again. The breakfast was very good. It was also a restaurant for lunch and dinner. Very handy! The cinnamon rolls were to die for.

    5
    « Beautiful location »

    The room was large, beautify furnished, clean, comfortable bed and a little patio. Would have loved to stay longer. We will use this hotel again when we are in the area. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

    5
    « Best staff! »

    We stayed two nights at sonora oaks and it was great!!! The staff is the best there is!!!! All hotels should take training from this group! The hotel is very nice and very clean! We will definitely be back! Special thank you to front desk staff Josiah! He went out of his way to make everything perfect for our stay!

    5
    « 7/4 rescue for my dog »

    Our dog who is a little yorkie doesn't like the 4th of July fireworks, so we took him to be away from the stress and commotion, he enjoys this place very much, so the hotel provided a great place as well as rest and relaxation for us during this time and also the restaurant is very good.

  • 4
    « Nice place »

    Nice hotel. Room is clean and spacious. Worth the price they are taking. An excellent place for sleepover. They even have a pool The people at the hotel are curtious and helpfull. Stayed there on the way to yosemite. They have packed breakfast.

    4
    « BEST FREE BREAKFAST »

    Pros This is an old facility that has nowhere for their free breakfast so they give you a coupon for a free breakfast at the restaurant beside the hotel. There are several choices on the coupon & food was very good. Outdoor pool was great temperature & clean. We had an unresolved issue with our first floor pet accommodation room that opened to the outside so we ask to be moved to the second floor. Katie from front desk took care of us quickly. She appeared genuinely sorry for our inconvenience. Good location to Yosemite. Cons This is a pet friendly facility so if you don't want to be in a room that had a pet, ask for the second floor. But be aware there is NO ELEVATOR. NOTE some of their rooms open to the direct outside like older hotels.

    5
    « Great Hote; »

    This Hotel was a great find after as long day of traveling and was easy to find. The rate was good and the restaurant was an excellent place for dinner that night and the breakfast the following morning ( which was comped ) was a full sit down breakfast.

    5
    « Good people! »

    There was a complication with our arrival and early check-in. The staff saw to it that we were made comfortable while things got ironed out. We felt that we were genuinely liked by every employee we encountered (they give a real smile). That carries a lot of weight with me. Food and service was very good!

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    Great service, nice room, good breakfast, beautiful spot for a hotel. I really enjoyed our stay here and wish it could have been longer. The room was nice and clean, lobby staff friendly and the breakfast staff were very nice. We were waited on and the waitress was great. Thumbs up!

    1
    « Great location but staff is smug and treats customers poorly »

    Stayed here on our way out of Yosemite. It is a motel at best. You pay prices comparable to a hotel in the $200 and breakfast is free for only two people staying in the room. They charge more for two queen beds instead of King but then tack on more $$ for the breakfast if there are more than two people in the room. If you arrive and the front desk personnel is nice they may give you a pass and charge you less but beware there are some who are nasty, It would be understandable if they offered just two vouchers and then let you decide if you want to pay for the others but they do not allow this. You are forced to pay for a breakfast that is mediocre and has the most rude staff you will ever encounter. They know they have a hostage audience so they do not even try. The location brings them all their business so they put zero effort into customer service.

    4
    « Great Location and VIP Breakfast »

    Arrived during a heat wave in the Bay Area and found we were located near the pool. Very nice, clean room with great staff. We received VIP breakfast vouchers and were very happy. The restaurant was ok and could have used a more thorough cleaning - dust and cobwebs in pine cone light fixtures above the booths. One booth has a table that is lopsided, so the next day we used a different table. The food was good - actually, my husband loved the chicken fried steak and my grandson was very happy with his cinnamon roll for breakfast, which was huge! Since I was working and had to leave before the restaurant was open I received a Road Runner breakfast sandwich - an English muffin, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich to go. It was DELICIOUS. The hotel offeres a reception on Tuesday and Thursdays - you should go... Nachos, meatballs, olives and pickles were served, along with drinks. There were many people, some from different countries, and it was a very nice event. During this reception a couple mentioned the snow up at the Sonora Pass, so we got in the car and went. It was a time with the grandkids - a time I'm sure they'll remember.

    4
    « motel »

    The staff and appearance of the motel was good. The rooms where clean and refreshing. There wasn't much to do in the location of the motel in walking distance. The area seam to be fairly safe and quite.

    4
    « Feedback »

    Good location, ambiance, comfort - all hotel amenities were excellent. The front desk staff needs to be more flexible and try to accommodate customer needs. I don't feel they are customer friendly.We were satisfied with everything about the property except the experience we have just about overtime we check-in. This has not improved over the 13 years we have stayed here.

    5
    « Great value and exceptional staff! »

    So nice to have the restaurant close by. Very friendly staff. The location was wonderful!!! It might be nice to have an elevator for those who have trouble navigating stairs. Very quiet room. Easy parking too.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel for the Price »

    We enjoyed staying at this hotel. We arrived on our motorcycle and the bike was safe and secure in the parking lot. We spent the weekend riding around Yosemite Valley, primarily Hetch Hetchy, which is amazing and we didn't have to deal with the crowds of Yosemite. Hiked up to the waterfalls, which is a must! Our stay at the hotel included a full breakfast at the restaurant on site and it was very good! The room was clean,comfortable and quiet. Pillows are a little lumpy. We will be back!

    5
    « Leisure trip with family »

    Enjoyed stay Best Western Sonora Oaks Breakfast in Restaurant on adjoining property. Very good selection of items for breakfast and service was very good. Recommend this hotel with high rating. Enjoyed the welcome guest activity with wine and appetizers.

    5
    « The Fireplace was soothing and romantic! »

    The staff were wonderful. the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. My wife and I sat out in the balcony relaxing while sipping on wine and listening to the birds sing. We had a fireplace in our room which made the evening very soothing, relaxed and romantic. We had a great time getting in touch with each other's feelings.

    4
    « Nice experience »

    Overall I enjoyed my stay here. The staff is nice, the rooms are spacious and clean, the area is good, the beds are comfortable, and the air conditioning works really well. The rooms are a bit noisy as you can definitely hear your neighbors and the breakfast is just OK but overall this place is excellent value for the money. Also they have a conference center and printer for printing boarding passes which is really helpful. I would certainly stay here again.

    5
    « Grateful for such a pleasant experience »

    We were greeted by friendly and helpful front staff. I was immensely pleased to find my favorite tea in the lobby. They provided the information we needed for the night in Senora. Our quiet room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was available early, served quickly and most satisfying. We hope to return again.

    5
    « Super Clean and Quiet »

    Excellent breakfast, quiet rooms and comfortable bed. Pillows are small, but will do. Very clean! Our room faced the back (south) and had a balcony with a small table and chairs with a fantastic view of the big oaks. We don't do wifi, but it is offered. Nice tv, or just listen to the birds.

    5
    « Excellent Value »

    The room was very clean and quiet. The restaurant attached to the hotel had a very good food selection and the food we ordered was very good. The breakfast selection that comes with the cost or the room was very nice and the food was very tasty. The service at the restaurant and the hotel were both very good.

    4
    « Decent motel, right on 108 »

    We stayed here thinking it was close to Yosemite and Sonora. It is not in the charming town of Sonora, nor is it close to Yosemite. Its an hour and a half from the park. Other than that it was clean and comfortable. *If you have AT&T there is little to no service, especially inside the motel.

    5
    « Great service with a Smile!! »

    Stayed two nights with friends on a road trip. Great service and advice, comfy beds with a good selection for breakfast. Mobile had no signal, the reception called a cab, no problem they could not do enough for you. Resturant across the road where you had to go for breakfast was great. Good service and selection. Need a car to the town, Washington street where there are a few restaurants and a couple of bars, cheap at 10 dollars!!

    5
    « Nice bang for your buck »

    This is one of the more reasonably priced rooms as close as you can get to Yosemite, which is still not close. The room was very quiet and comfortable. The free breakfast choices at the near on site restaurant were excellent. Downtown Sonora is a great little town. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • 5
    « Very peaceful well run place. »

    Clean, very comfortable beds, we stayed in the newer section, very quiet, enjoyed the little patio out the back. Loved the pool and hot tub, very well maintained.complimentary breakfast was surprisingly delicious.

    5
    « Great hotel option in Sonora »

    We've stayed here twice on vacation & the hotel has always been well accommodated & clean. The staff, especially Nora and Darnelle at the front desk go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome & have everything they need. The hotel was also quiet and the breakfast next door is good. This is our go to spot in Sonora.

    5
    « Quality option in Sonora, CA »

    Staff was very friendly, the room was nice and breakfast was one of four choices at the adjacent restaurant. Very nice! The only negative was the lame TV remote which didn't have much of a range and was super slow. But that's minor.

    4
    « Recommend This Hotel »

    Nice hotel. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms not fancy but clean and had a small refrigerator and microwave. There is an evening managers reception with appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Chris was very friendly greeting guests as they entered the reception and checking tables during evening to refill your glass and be sure you were having a good time. The next morning there was a complimentary full breakfast at the restaurant next door. Good value for the $120 price we paid for the night. Centralized hotel for the area, downtown Sonora, Columbia, Angles Camp, Yosemite, Pine Crest, Murphys and many other quaint towns to explore in the area. Would stay again when in area.

    5
    « Unexpected Treasures! »

    This hotel is an unexpected treasure a few hours drive of Yosemite within the quaint town of Senora. Everything far exceeded my expectations: from booking with Nora, who made sure I received a wine basket and reserved a room with a view of wooded area at the best rate possible, to the free and well supplied Happy Hour Thurs, to the cleaniness and size of the room (with microwave + fridge), to the included breakfasts - no wimpy fruits and cereal here, only full bore American style breakfasts with all the trimmings, to the friendliness and responsiveness of reception like Josiah when I checked in who also gave me great local sightseeing tips (e.g. historic Columbia mining town). I really felt welcomed and comfortable here. Their free wifi worked well and their gym, although small, was more than adequate for a quick workout. You can even order breakfasts to go if you have no time for full service at the on-site but separated restaurant, and the quality of the food was very good. Even something as trite as their clock provided unexpected comfort in that it provided 'white noise' choices of wind chimes, babbling brook, or ocean sounds besides the typical 'radio/alarm'. I got hooked on the babbling brook, which made my slumber more sound and also enjoyed the chimes playing on the day I worked from the room. This BW is also convenient to several outlet malls and yet somehow feels like an oasis since it's 'hidden' in a wooded area off the main road. The only drawback is no elevator to upper floor, but that's relatively minor, and I'm trying to think of anything else that was bothersome but really can't. I've stayed all over the world for work and in some very luxurious hotels, but honestly they aren't as 'friendly' an atmosphere and basically all creature comforts are provided for here without being over the top (in cost either). I would definitely recommend this to friends/family!! And plan to stay again if up in that area in the future. Thanks!

    4
    « Nice hotel but pricey »

    Hotel is fine but pricey. Stayed on way back from Yosemite. Service staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is average. The rooms were lean and comfortable . I enjoyed my stay but felt the hotel was expensive. It seemed like many of the hotels in that area were expensive as well.

    4
    « Beautiful Sonora! »

    This hotel has an older section and a newer section. We were in the newer section and it was very peaceful. The staff is always very helpful and friendly. The hotel is away from the downtown area, which in my opinion is a good thing as downtown can get congested and noisy. The restaurant on site, though not affiliated, is decent with friendly staff. The breakfasts are very good.

    3
    « The strange no furniture "suite" »

    My friend and I stayed here for a weekend trip from the Bay Area. We rented the 2 Queen suite, but it was weirdly furnished so we didn't end up using the extra living room at all. Furniture is scarce and all pushed to the sides, leaving a barren room-- but if you want to do yoga, jumping jacks, or kickboxing I guess it would be ok. BYO hair dryer. We tried two and both kicked off within 15 seconds of turning them on- they have a safety setting that trips them off when they get too hot (because who would ever want a hot hair dryer right?) so we had to wait 5-10 minutes for it to "reset" before it would work again; so, it took more than an hour at that rate to dry my hair. Advice to management: get an interior designer and a better blow dryer.

    3
    « 2017 Bike Ride »

    The rooms were pretty nice. Beds were quite comfortable. They need better, firmer pillows. The pool looked very inviting, though we arrived later and left early. It was an outside pool. The man behind the counter upon arrival was a bit of a jerk, but the hotel itself was not bad at all.

    5
    « great stay in Sonora »

    This was a great hotel stay, The room was very clean and confortable and the staff was gracious and accomodating. The hot complimentary breakfast was a nice touch - no buffet lines with questionable eggs!

  • 5
    « Excellent Pet Friendly Hotel in Sonora »

    Even without a pet, this hotel is excellent for this category of hotel. Very comfortable, excellent staff, very clean and maintained rooms and property. If you have a pet, they don't seem to shove you in a dingy room in the back and it is one of the best Pet friendly hotels I have tried. The room was very comfortable and clean with all the routine amenities with a frig and microwave. Locations was within 10 miles of all the Sonora sights. Breakfast was included and it was at the restaurant adjacent to the property (< 70 yards) so the food quality was better than other breakfasts held in their lobby. Other meals were very reasonably priced with good portions and specials. Mostly comfort type foods. Food was good, but not great. Wait staff and hotel staff were professional and helpful. Pet fee is $20 more/night. Would be better if it was $10-15 Still definitely recommend especially if you have a pet. I would come back.

    4
    « Great welcome, good pool »

    After a long day from Yosemite with car troubles, it was a pleasure to check in. We were allocated a double double room overlooking the pool. It was clean, well appointed, with comfortable beds. The staff at reception were pleasant and the booking was in order, and the complex easily explained. The pool was slightly warm, but the spa was the perfect temperature. To sit and relax. Looking forward to exploring the region now!

    4
    « Best Western in Sonora »

    staff was friendly and offered extra help if we needed it. Our beds were lumpy! pillows were a joke ( extremely flat ). Our 1 st night stay was quiet and we had a good nite's rest, the 2nd night there was noise next door when the people came in late ( after 11:30pm ) and slammed front door and knocked things around the room with loud talking, 3 rd night was quiet again

    4
    « Best Western Plus at Sonora »

    Location is close by to ski resorts and Yosemite. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The front desk was courteous. For breakfast they serve at the restaurant in front which is quite good. Wish they would have more options.

    5
    « Family getaway »

    This was a clean, comfortable hotel which included free breakfast at the restaurant on site. It is centrally located to many pioneer/gold rush historic sites. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great

    3
    « OK place to stay »

    The room was basic and OK. The air con was good. Dinner was OK/average. The dessert of tapioca was not really appetisiing. The Menued breakfast was OK with the usual omelettes. Don't forget to ask for your 'fresh fruits', or you won't be given.

    5
    « Sonora trip »

    Very clean hotel, with very friendly staff. Food at the resturant was good. No elevator for my wife who is partially disabled. Overall for the price that we paid this is a great choice for anyone coming or going to Yosemite. In the summer months they have a bus stop to take you to yosemite.

    5
    « Nice place to get away »

    We had great service and a good time! The only issue was the refrigerator wasn't working. We discovered in the morning, that it had been unplugged!! They offer breakfast with your stay and have a full service restaurant and bar/lounge.

    5
    « Outstanding Hotel in Every Way! »

    We checked into the Best Western after a harrowing drive down 108 in a huge snow storm without 4 wheel drive, so I was pretty stressed. We were greeted pleasantly, and after explaining our situation (we couldn't go home) Teresa at the front desk worked to find a lower rate for locals. It came out about $30 cheaper than the lowest internet rate I had searched for earlier. Then she gave us a bottle of wine (probably something they h ad leftover special from Thanksgiving holiday for guests) and was so pleasant and helpful, taking the edge off my stress level. The room itself was immaculate, large, and very comfortable. Internet connection was quick and easy, altho they also have a couple computers in the lobby to use for guests. The stay included a free full breakfast at the restaurant next door with four choices, or a $5 credit towards whatever we wanted on the menu. We were extremely pleased with EVERYTHING at this Best Western and highly recommend it to anyone coming to the Sonora area for a vacation.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay! Great breakfast included on your stay at a really good restaurant next door »

    Excellent place to stay! Great breakfast included on your stay at a really good restaurant next door Room are maintained in very good condition and the suites are amazing I'm coming back to Sonora and the Best Western it's my ONLY choice to stay at. Customer service are very helpful and knowledgeable of the area, really goood recommendations were made by all the staff

  • 5
    « Great Best Western »

    This hotel is one of the nicest best western hotels. Location is very good, and close to our customer. I would stay there again when I travel back to that area. Employees were nice too! The room was large, clean, and very quiet.

    5
    « Staff makes the difference »

    Summer who works at the front desk was more than helpful. She worked hard to asist any requests that we had made. There isn't a question that she knows all about the little things that makes a difference.

    5
    « Very good »

    I had booked with Trivago, non refundable but made a mistake with the date. Lady at front counter matched the price and I was able to receive the original amount back from Trivago. Needed a bottle opener and one was given to me to keep.

    5
    « Go for the Breakfast, Stay for the Karaoke! »

    This is a hidden gem in the woods. The place is clean, quiet, easy access on and off the highway and/or a major street with shopping, eateries, etc. The continental breakfast is a full breakfast (your choice of a few different items at the restaurant on the property) and the food is excellent. In the evening, the lounge attached to the restaurant is a lively local hot spot. It's a great place to stay overall.

    5
    « Quick Getaway Comfy Beds! »

    Well appointed and all the amenities for our stay. Courteous staff and spacious room. Quiet. Complimentary breakfast selection was more than generous. Enjoyed the area and all the shops. We'd come back!!

    5
    « Sweet Summer! »

    After a six hour drive in a "Once in a decade" rainstorm, I was a little stressed to say the least. Upon arriving at Best Western I was greeted by an amazing woman named Summer. She made me feel so welcome and was so accomodating that I could feel my stress melting away. Summer put me in a room with a view of a courtyard full of trees with a creek. It was beautiful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable! The hot tub was nice and hot! I highly recommend staying at this hotel. P.S. Best Western, If you're listening...As much as I would hate to see Summer leave the front desk...You would be wise to promote her to a regional Manager or Director! Thanks again! Can't wait to stay with you guys again!

    5
    « Better than Imagined »

    I was bringing a small tour group (11 of us) through with stops in Columbia (At the College and Historic State Park). Then the second day we went to Yosemite NP and returned that evening. Check-in was friendly and fast. Rooms were pretty standard. Bed was comfortable. Restroom was fine. The adjacent restaurant which is used for the free breakfast was ghastly, especially since were were there for dinner the first night as well. Food was awful, service was abysmal. As a larger group than a family (11) it's always harder, but just take my advice stay away. Eat at McDonalds a mile away for breakfast and you will be happier My service rating is marked down only because of the restaurant since breakfast was part of the room price. Excellent value for the price of the rooms.

    5
    « great hotel to stay »

    hotel and staff very inviting.stayed at this hotel twice a year for the last 8 years. easy freeway access, restaurant on site breakfast included in stay. rooms very cozy. stores were close by as well as starbucks and fast food.

    4
    « exceptional service »

    We were so tired when we got in and the staff was so pleasant and accommodating. They even sold me the pillow that I slept on, because I found it so comfortable. They offered directions, and recommendations for dining, as well as providing tickets for a wonderful full breakfast right next door.

    5
    « Great Staff »

    We stayed at this venue and found it to be very pleasant. Our room was very large for the price we paid. Free wifi and excellent breakfast included at the restaurant adjacent to the hotel. The staff was by far a great touch. Their concern for our comfort was beyond anything I've experienced at other Best Westerns. I would easily stay here again!

  • 5
    « Perfect Gold Country Hotel! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Plus in Sonora, CA while visiting Columbia State Historic Park. Everything about our stay was perfect! Check-in was quick and the front desk attendant was extremely nice. An unexpected bonus was the complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the manager's reception after checking in. The room was very inviting, clean, updated and comfortable - best pillows we slept on while on our 10-day trip! My kids loved the heated pool and hot tub - the pool area was clean and well-kept. After a great night's sleep, we enjoyed our complimentary full breakfast at the restaurant across the parking lot from the hotel. You could choose from four different options - all included coffee, juice or hot cocoa. If you didn't like the choices given, you could receive $5 off anything on the regular restaurant menu. We found the complimentary options (eggs, omelette, etc.) more than satisfying. We would definitely stay at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks, if we ever visit the area again!

    5
    « Excelent hotel ! »

    Great stay at this hotel,the pool,the fitness center,and the breakfast included,wireless free,clean,is all I can say,this elegant hotel ,has anything you want, I noticed they introduce a Sunday night live music,but quiet enough,to not disturb the guests of the hotel,,for me especially the furniture, the quality of sleep,it is better than some other resorts,and the elegance of the room,is also at high standards !close to every attractions in the area!And the location a little out of Sonora main street is ideal,but with choices of restaurant close to the hotel,or on the grounds the hotel has a restaurant and at night a bar !

    5
    « Nice Hotel for a nice city! »

    Great place to stay on your way in or out of Yosemite National Park. We enjoyed our stay, but wished we had an extra day to go in some of the shops on the main street through town. This hotel is conveniently located near highway 108, just east of Sonora. For breakfast, we were given a voucher to use at the restaurant, good for a free breakfast (of three choices) or $5 off if choosing to order off the menu.

    5
    « Quiet, good hotel out of town »

    Nice rooms, quiet, out of town, but close enough to go into town if you want to. Good restaurant right next door. Not a gourmet restaurant, but better than a Denny's for example. Great selection of breakfast items.

    5
    « fun in the sun »

    love the staff and room comfort, love the coupon for breakfast at the restaurant, very friendly staff, the food was excellent, and love I can buy mints to help community, the cashier was so friendly and ask twice how was our meal

    5
    « Great hotel for Yosemite »

    We stayed here while visiting Yosemite. The hotel and the rooms are nice, clean and adequate. We got free breakfast at the restaraunt attached. They are very busy in the morning and the staff can be rude.

    5
    « Excellent venue for our oldest daughters wedding party »

    We flew out from Waco Texas for our oldest daughters wedding this past weekend in Sonora and stayed at the Best Western. The service was first class, the room very clean, and the breakfast at the restaurant was five star. We do not get back to California often, but anytime we are in the foothills we will most definitely be back for another stay. Hats off Best Western Plus. Tim Toepfer Waco Texas

    4
    « Our home away from home. »

    Been here twice . First time 3 ago years Sept 2013. Now in Sept. 2016. Both times very nice staff. We choose this to go hiking in Yosemite. Not knowing the area the first time we went here. Nice breakfast at a restaurant on site. Will be back again even though it is a drive to Yosemite. They have a bbq grill to cook out on which is nice. Thank you Best Western

    5
    « Excellent place to stay »

    We stayed here on our way from Yosemite to Placerville. Check in was very fast. Rooms were very clean. At check-in we were given a voucher for breakfast the next morning. There were at least 5 different selections to choose from.....all very good. I chose 2 eggs, bacon and hash brown potatoes, juice, and coffee. This was served at a restaurant on the same pemises as the motel....just a few feet away. We also ate lunch at this restaurant the day we arrived. Very good selection and reasonable prices. This motel looked new, and was in very good condition. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great stay »

    I stayed here for 2 nights in early October 2016. The room was clean and quiet on the second floor. The hotel gives vouchers for breakfast to use at the restaurant across the parking lot. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner and there is a bar/lounge next to it. The food was really good and very convenient to the hotel. The hotel also gave a voucher for a free glass of wine, beer or beverage with dinner at the restaurant. The hotel also offers a happy hour on Tues/Thur eve serving beer, wine and appetizers for free. Super deal! I would definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « Great folks but hotel really needs an elevator »

    Was in town for five days and the staff at the hotel us great. The rooms were fine and the bed very comfortable. The restaurant serves a great breakfast. I would stay again, but would request a first floor room. In order to be a "plus" Best Western, I would think it would have an elevator.

    5
    « More than expected »

    Stayed for 2 nights and couldn't have asked for anything better. Large clean room, breakfast at the restaurant included. Free wifi across the whole of the hotel, including the restaurant across the car park. On Tuesday an Thursday there is a managers reception where they put on some food and drinks for the guests, all free of charge. We would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « 2 nights stay »

    We stayed here last two nights. Our room was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed visiting the restaurant. Someone informed us that the owners were Greek and we made a note to inform our Greek friends in Miami.All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.

    5
    « Perfect! »

    We decided to get the most out of our Sunday in Yosemite and stay late. Instead of driving back to San Francisco we wanted to see the Giant Sequoias in Calaveras Big Trees State Park -the grove in Yosemite is closed. So we stayed here and it was wonderful. We checked in with the friendly desk staff who told us the pool and hot tub were opened until 10! We took a dip in both and went up to our very comfortable room. Nice size fridge, coffee maker and a little terrace overlooking the pool--room on the first floor would have been more convenient to the pool--it was cold! ?? The best surprise was the FREE hot served breakfast in the restaurant next door! Really generous and delicious! My husband and I had eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausage and our daughter had a Belgium waffle with fresh blueberry compote and whipped cream! All served with coffee and juice or fresh fruit cup! Really unexpected for the price we paid for the room. Excellent friendly servers too! They gave us more coffee to go! A great value! Would definitely stay again!!

    5
    « Happily Surprised! »

    We stayed in room 211 for 5 nights and were very pleased. Staff was great, breakfast was delicious, hot, and free! Beds were very comfortable which is usually an issue for my husband and I when we travel. No backaches at all. We are used to staying at resorts so I was a little nervous about staying at a hotel but it was perfect. Small fridge and microwave as well. We didn't mind the stairs and they offered us luggage assistance if we needed it. Already looking to book at another Best Western Plus next year in Baltimore.

    5
    « Wonderful, quiet, and relaxing hotel, with pool and exercise room! »

    My two daughters and I went on a trip to Yosemite National Park and we chose to stay outside of the park but close to drive back and forth from the hotel. Best Western Plus is the best place to stay for sure! We had breakfast each morning next door and it was part of the room cost... for free! We loved the comfy beds and all the things we were given to go with our room!

    4
    « Sept 16 trip »

    Rooms were clean , quiet, and very comfortable. We stayed in a two room unit, with two double beds and a sofa bed. Staff was very helpful and friendly We would definitely stay at this hotel again if future travel would bring us back to this area.

    5
    « Comfortable but needs a little updating »

    This hotel is in east Sonora, so you cannot walk to town. There is really nothing with in walking distance except the adjacent restaurant. We reserved a king suite as we were there three nights. The price was just a little more than a regular king room. Our room, 135, was in a separate building with about 6-8 other suites, half on the ground floor and the others upstairs. No elevator though. Our room was very large but the decor was sort of bland. We had two comfortable chairs to sit in, a desk with another chair, flat screen TV, fridge and microwave. The bed was very comfortable. The only real issue with the room was the TV was a long ways from the bed making it hard to see. The desk and dresser with the TV on it need to be switched. Internet was a little slow, but WIFI was available for no charge. Just need the password. The bath area was large and bright. Large double door closet with iron and ironing board. Hair dryer also. There is a pool. The best part was the restaurant adjacent. We received vouchers for every morning we were there listing your choices for breakfast. Food was good and service quick.

    5
    « Lovely hotel - couldn't fault a thing! »

    We stayed here for just one day whilst on a coach tour of USA. We were very impressed with everything in the hotel. The rooms were superb. Big, all amenities, great beds and linen. Lovely bathroom. Huge TV, microwave, iron etc etc. The list goes on. We had a great meal in their restaurant that was great quality and very competitively priced. Then followed a great night in the bar for a night of Karaoke. Fab entertainment! Finish that off with a great complimentary breakfast and you have a superb all round hotel experience. Thank you Best Western - you really do have some super hotels in your group!

    5
    « Very comfortable motel near Sonora »

    My wife and I recently enjoyed a two-night stay here. We used points we earned from the Best Western loyalty program to pay for both nights. Most everything about the motel and room were excellent. We had two very good complimentary sit-down breakfasts at the restaurant next door. Our main criticism of the motel is the lack of an elevator to the 2nd floor. As seniors, it was not easy to lug our baggage up and down the steep staircase.

  • 4
    « Highly recommend »

    Exceptionally helpful and friendly desk staff. Good complimentary breakfast at restaurant next door. Hotel a bit dated but definitely great value. My second time here and would return again if in this area.

    5
    « Excellent budget hotel with extras - such good value! »

    Stayed here last night - very friendly check in from Summer, large room great shower. We had the Manager's Reception with snacks and drinks and then went and had dinner at the diner next door which was very good, we also had a free drink as staying at the hotel. Breakfast this morning was also in the diner and was great too. Very friendly staff. Spent some time at the pool area on arrival, great hot tub!!!

    4
    « Comfortable Stay »

    We enjoyed our stay in this clean, spacious, comfy hotel. It is well worth a repeat visit. The location is convenient for the Gold Country and as a stopping off point before heading to Yosemite. The sit-down, made-to-order breakfast was a bonus treat. A "YARTS" bus stop is on site if you want to save wear and tear on your car. Round trip bus fare to/from Yosemite Valley is about $25 per person.

    5
    « Thankful »

    Having lived in Sonora for many years we knew that the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks hotel was respected as clean with excellent service. So we never thought about staying anywhere else when we return to the area to visit family and friends. That was until I waited to late to book a room and ended up at the The Gold Lodge in Sonora (across from the fairgrounds). First observation should have been enough but we actually looked in the room just long enough to turn around and get out. My wife said she would sleep in the car before she stayed there. I called Sonora Oaks in the off chance that there had been a cancellation and thankfully a room was available. I can't tell you how grateful my wife and I were to have a clean room. Not to mention how hospitable and great the staff was. Teresa was professional, friendly and made us feel like we were at home. To top it off it is next to one of the best restaurants for breakfast in the entire Sonora area. The breakfast (included) is much better that the hotels offering muffins and OJ.

    4
    « California »

    Excellent staff and very comfortable rooms with all the amenities. Bed was very comfortable and room was very clean. Would recommend if in the Sonora area. Breakfast was excellent. Overall a very good experience and no surprises.

    5
    « Motorcycle Trip »

    At check in the staff was very friendly and helpful. Suggested where to park the bike at the best location. The restaurant was very friendly and the breakfasts which came with the room was very good. My hotel room was close to the pool but the room was very quiet and restful.

    3
    « Nice place »

    Conveniently located near the sonora area. The check in was quick and the front desk personnel were polite and friendly. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious. The room also had a microwave, mini refrigerator and plenty of convenient plugs for electronics. The reason I didn't give them a higher rating is that the room was a little noisy in the morning the stairs to our room need to be replaced/repaired. There's a restaurant and bar on the property. Yes, I'll stay here again.

    4
    « Friendly and welcoming hotel »

    We stayed here as a base for our visit to Yosemite. The hotel is situated some distance out of Sonora and eating in the hotel was the best option. The hotel is a motel type hotel with the rooms centering around the swimming pool and reception and the Pine Tree restaurant and bar. Our room was large with two double beds and nicely furnished and had coffee maker and free Wi - Fi , but no in room safe which I always prefer to have. We were given two vouchers for a free drink in the bar and a free drink or pudding in the restaurant. All staff were very friendly and the evening meals were very well priced at about $15 each for a starter of soup or salad and steak/salmon/chicken for main and a rather strange pudding selection (jelly or chocolate blancmange or tapioca ???). The meals were ok but certainly not haute cuisine , more like a Harvester restaurant at home! The breakfast was very good with a good choice of eggs ,bacon,hash browns ,pancakes , fruit and waffles and coffee and fruit juice. There was a rather tired and old fashioned air about the place but the friendly welcome made up for any shortcomings and I would recommend it. They even had a Karaoke night on our first night with a good atmosphere in the bar.

    1
    « I would not recommend this hotel »

    My daughter and I along with my service dog stayed here for 5 nights. The room included a free voucher, with 4 choices for a free breakfast at the Pine Tree Restaurant. The desk person who checked us in was nice enough. The room had a microwave, a small fridge & single use coffee maker. Their was a meet & greet for guests that was fun with appetizers and beverages. The outdoor non-heated pool was shut down for remodeling and was never open during our long stay. We never got to use it.The room's (both) were outdated. Maintenance never came to fix the broken sink (in 4 days). The housekeepers were very nice. The General Manager, is/was very unprofessional! Our first room had access to the pool area. The air conditioner/heater to the room, through the wall which was next to the sliding glass door to the room's shared patio, directly across from the pool (ground level), allowed the cigar/cigarette smoker's smoke (on the shared patio and closed in surrounding area) to blow right into our room. I'm allergic. I spoke with the Mgr (left nameless) who sounded all good making promises of a room upgrade to an executive suite & 2 free nights, but after moving us across the complex to a room with a broken sink faucet forgot about us. The Mgr did not follow through with the said promises made. Our stay consisted of 5 night, one in the smoky room & 4 in the room with the broken faucet. So with that said I would not recommend this hotel. Customer service and honesty still mean something.

    5
    « CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL SETTING! »

    The rooms are large and clean!...free wifi and sit-down breakfast,*great patios!! nice and quiet and clean! rooms were great! * plenty of towels.. swimming pool ,jaquzzi and free parking. I would certainly stay here again. Hotel is close to shopping and restaurants but away from all of the congestion . We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 4
    « Great as a base for Yosemite »

    My family and I stayed here as a base to go see Yosemite. The hotel staff were very helpful and service was great. The rooms were a decent size, not as modern as some places but I don't mind that. It has all the usual facilities including pool, spa etc and there was a restaurant that did breakfast (even though the waitresses could have smiled a bit more). There are a few restaurants close by for dinner however not in walking distance and they didn't stay open that late at night.

    4
    « Great Suite Room! »

    This hotel was a great fit for our family as we visited Pinecrest Lake and Yosemite! the suite room made our family stay very comfortable. We'd come back on a future trip to this area. The service at the hotel was very good.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    3 of us stayed there recently for 2 nights in 1 room with 2 queen beds and the room was incredible and very spacious. It smelled so clean the minute we walked in. It had a frig, microwave, coffee maker, ironing board & iron. Very nice bathroom. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again. We also brought our pet with us.

    5
    « Best stay at a Best Western »

    I like Best Western hotels and this one was the best yet! Not only was it the right price for the weekend for 2 rooms, it was clean, comfortable and the staff were awesome! The front desk staff were friendly and very helpful throughout the entire stay. Even when we stayed at the pool later than their hours - the staff gave us a few extra minutes to get everything cleaned up. This may sound weird, but I loved the colors on the walls in the rooms. Not your typical hotel beige. The bathroom was a lovely shade of green. The beds were comfortable, the sheets soft, the pillows were great. Daily room cleaning was included and appreciated! Fridge and micro were clean. The grounds were neat. They have a gas grill available for guests to use, which we did, and had a wonderful dinner our first evening. Close to grocery store and CVS pharmacy. Hotel is in easy distance (~1hr) to Yosemite and all of the gold country towns. There is a restaurant/lounge in front of the hotel where you can get your breakfast that is included in your stay (4 free choices or pay if you want something off the menu). Staff there is great, too. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

    4
    « Good Hotel »

    Stopped here for a quick night on the way to the airport. Check-in was very smooth and the room was more than adequate. Included breakfast at an onsite restaurant that was pretty good. Perfectly fine place to stay if you are in the area.

    4
    « Sonora gold panning trip »

    We stayed here on a trip to do gold panning with the kids before the start of school. Gary at CA Gold Panning recommended this, and it was a good one night stay option and just as expected. Reception was courteous and room was clean, though smelled strongly of air freshener. It was well maintained, if spartan. There was a larger than expected mini-frig that worked well. The on-property restaurant served a generous breakfast, and the staff was courteous and attentive. We didn't take a dip in the small pool or hottub, but it would have been a nice option if it was boiling hot. We came back from gold panning tired and dirty, and received a late checkout with no problem. If you are sensitive to noise, I'd ask for a room facing away from the highway. This is a good option for gold country adventure or on your way up to Yosemite.

    4
    « Sonora Best Western »

    Good Value, and it did the job just fine, The Pine Tree Restaurant breakfast was great and adds to the value. Good location and easy on and off the highway yet no traffic noise, would stay again, Loved Columbia State Park

    3
    « A decent hotel out of the crowded downtown area »

    My wife and I were looking for a weekend getaway in the Sonora, California area. Finding a hotel room here is not easy, but we finally landed one at the Sonora Oaks Hotel. This is the first time we visit this hotel. The hotel has a few years on it, but it is well-maintained. The rooms are pretty basic, nothing extravagant, but not worn either. The hotel is several miles from the downtown area towards Twain Harte. This is a two-story hotel and there are no elevators. For those that need them I would suggest asking for a lower level room. Our room was on the second level overlooking the swimming pool, and it was enjoyable sitting out on the balcony (yes, there is a balcony) and enjoying the summer evening, while people were swimming in the pool below. There is a restaurant across the parking lot (easy walking distance) for breakfast, lunch, dinner or evening drinks. Not fancy, but very well priced. There are grocery stores nearby, but will involve getting into a car. Also many other restaurants are nearby, involving a car. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in the Sonora area. Once again, nothing fancy but not bad. Make reservations early during the high season.

    5
    « great hotel »

    very friendly staff, clean rooms, and wonderful managers reception.very nice flowing trail on the backside of the property.if you leave your window or sliding glass door open you can here rosters in the morning, nice comfortable feeling !

    5
    « Best BW I have been to »

    BW Sonora is a great place to stay. Situated comfortably in a nice area near highway and there are lots of restaurant place to go as well as fast foods. There is a safeway neaby also and downtown Sonora would be a nice place to walk around at. Their breakfast area is fabulous (a plus) comparable to Denny's and other good cafes. The waitress is helpful and friendly as well as the front desk receptionists. So far the best BW I've ever stayed at.

  • 5
    « couldn't be any nicer , the hotel and the staff!! »

    When we were greeted, we were asked if it was a special occasion and it was my birthday. A few minutes later she came out with a bag full of pretty tissue paper and inside was a nice bottle of red wine, some chocolates and cashews. A very unexpected surprise. We had a nice room with a balcony facing the trees. Loved the restaurant on property , where we received a complimentary free breakfast, that was cooked to order and delicious. It also offered room service, we ordered our dinner all 3 nights, the food was fantastic. Especially loved Stella, who took care of us in the restaurant and her husband who did the cooking!

    5
    « Very pleasant stay »

    For a stop on the road trip we do not expect very much for staying a couple of nights. But this place is a comfortable, clean, supplying more things than expected. The breakfast is served at the nearby restaurant with several choices. The staff here is very very friendly. The surrounding is beautiful. The road from the Yosemite was full of ups and downs and curves and it provides gorgeous view.

    5
    « Sonora Vacation »

    My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It was clean and well managed. The hotel staff were extremely helpful during our stay. I would recommend the Best Western Conference Center to anyone visiting in the Sonora area. The hotel is also a stop for a (YARTS) bus shuttle to Yosemite National Park. This made it very convenient for us to travel to the park without concern for parking (we learned ahead of time this was a big challenge during the summer).

    5
    « Comfortable rooms, friendly staff! »

    Located outside sonora, comfortable rooms, clean spacious bathroom, balcony. Small but clean pool. The complementary breakfast at the neighbour restaurant was great! Also the 49'er bar whith karaoke show and cheap beer was not to be missed!

    5
    « Better than your average best westefn »

    Gorgeous location in California, we stopped here for two nights before continuing through Yosemite. Our room was massive with excellent facilities including fridge, microwave and kettle. Motel style self contained room. The pool facilities was excellent with lovely warm outdoor jacuzzi, it was fairly quiet when we stayed so pretty much had full use to ourselves! Friendly staff in bar/restaurant. Room was very clean. Small selection of shops / restaurants in the village of Sonora, lovely unspoilt quiet place - bliss!!

    4
    « Enjoyable stay »

    This is actually a motel but we had a very good overnight stay after leaving Yosemite. Good size rooms, well equipped and comfy beds. Really nice staff. Complimentary breakfast is at the cafe next door and was excellent.

    3
    « Just Average »

    Spend a night here during a summer road trip. The hotel and rooms are old and tired and the front desk staff took forever to check-in people. However, breakfast at the adjoining restaurant (included in the price of the room) was very good.

    5
    « More Than Expected »

    This was our first time staying at a Best Western Plus and it will not be our last. The staff was wonderful, the beds were comfortable, the room was clean and breakfast was included! We were very surprised and pleased to go down to breakfast and have so many options and good food! This isn't just your standard selection of stale pastries that many hotels try and pass off as a "Continental Breakfast". It was superb!

    5
    « Very nice stay in BW Sonora! »

    We stayed here on 4-5 August 2016 in an executive king room. We had a minor problem with the room and were delighted by the way the manager handled our complain. He immediately moved us to another executive king room. This made of our stay a wonderful experience. Spacious room, good bed, good wifi, enough parking space. Nice! Loved the breakfast too. I recommend this hotel to anybody who plans to visit the Gold Country.

    5
    « Girl's get away »

    This place was so much better than I expected! Very clean. Carpet looked and smelled new. Very nice staff (one of them called just to make sure we were comfortable!). And a real breakfast, from the on-site restaurant, for each day of stay.

  • 5
    « Close to Columbia Historic State Park »

    Hotel is close to Columbia Historic State Park which we wanted to visit. Hotel is great and staff was excellent. We arrived late in the evening and they went above and beyond in recommending places to eat, even giving us printed maps. However, for breakfast you have to go to the restaurant next door. Breakfast was not very tasty and the bacon was greasy. Also limited selection on breakfast items.

    4
    « great find »

    wonderful hotel with great food choices & service, managers cocktail party made it worth the stay. I had originally wanted to stay closer to Yosemite but found that area much too expensive, with too few good hotel choices. The Best Western was a little pricey for me, but after having a real breakfast & a free glass of wine and the mangers cocktail party it helped with the cost of what I would have spent to enjoy these amenities.

    3
    « Nice large room »

    Our room was spacious. One issue was that there is a cracked floor tile in the bathroom (near the door). We stayed in room #251. We also tried to save water by having our towels reused for our second day. When we came back to our room, some of the towels were actually swapped out.

    4
    « Great Place for Visiting Yosemite »

    We went there after visiting Yosemite. It is a very comfortable hotel with well appointed rooms The reception staff were helpful . We ate both dinner and breakfast in the hotel and it was absolutely fine if not particularly memorable.

    5
    « Good Location, Nice breakfast »

    We had 2 nights in this hotel. The location is good if you missed out on all the accomodations in Yosemite. It is about an hour drive back to the park.The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Basic, but had everything we needed.The restaurant is just by the hotel, but a separate building. It was a bit of a shame when it was raining, but no big deal. The food was lovely and large portions. The best thing was that the hotel is PET FRIENDLY!!! Housekeeping was very efficient and quick.

    4
    « Good tourist hotel »

    We stayed at the Best Western in San Francisco, which was ok, so this place exceeded our expectations. The place looks nice upon arrival. Above average tourist hotel with large and very nice and convenient rooms. Double queen beds, a great shower and very friendly staff. Breakfast was included and the hotel has free wifi. The pool was open till 10 pm, which was nice after a long day of travel/sight seeing.

    5
    « Good night's sleep »

    Stopped in whilst on a yosemite trip. The staff were helpful and friendly and the rooms clean and well furnished. The beds were comfy and has all the amenities you'd expect such as AC, internet and a pool. There is also lots of parking available and the place is easy to find. A convenient eatery nearby too that is decent in quality. There were some issues however in that the AC was very loud and made clunking noises, not a deal breaker for me but may irrirate others. Furthermore the water ehilst drinkable is very highly chlorinated so might put off some people. The internet is also patchy in quality. Nothing listed took away from how much of a pleasent stay it was however. Overall I recommend if you're travelling to yosemite or need a rest stop.

    5
    « Family Reunion Made Better »

    Great experience, friendly staff, layout of ground makes it easy and quick to get wherever you want to go. Offer a variety of views, either a wooded area or pool side. Restaurant and bar on site. Tables/chairs scattered around the compound for ease of get together's for a glass of wine in the evening should you be so inclined. Central location so easy to get wherever you want to go

    5
    « California vacation »

    Excellent place to stay. Beds were comfy, pool was clean, and breakfast was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and prompt. Location was ideal for our purposes. The hotel was near everything but not in the middle of hustle and bustle.

    4
    « Very pleasant hotel »

    This hotel is great for a stop en route from San Fransisco to Yosemite. It serves a splendid breakfast, not the default continental buffet, but a choice of 4 different menus at it's restaurant. The rooms have what you need, and the staff is friendly, and parking is easy. The hotel is located about one-and-a-half hour drive from Yosemite Valley.

  • 4
    « the best place we've found in Sonora »

    We've stayed here 3 or 4 times now. This is a good, clean and quiet stopover for travelers on their way to Yosemite or up Sonora Pass. Breakfast at the adjoining restaurant is a good, and included in the room price. The front desk is efficient and helpful. Rooms are a little tired and the yellow paint in ours was pretty striking. But the beds are good and the linens are clean.

    2
    « Not Great »

    Outdated. Poor Quality. EXPENSIVE. NO INTERNET!!! Would highly recommend going somewhere else. The only plus about this hotel was that it included a full restaurant breakfast, however the quality of the breakfast was not good.

    4
    « Stop over »

    After leaving San Francisco via Mur woods we stopped at this hotel in Sonora oaks. For a stop over this hotel was ok with good wifi and ac. Breakfast was complimentary and was of a good standard. This breaks the drive to Yosemite before you head to Las Vegas.

    4
    « Great Option in the Gold Country »

    We normally stay at Bed and Breakfasts when visiting the Gold Country. We decided to try the Best Western in Sonora this time. We got a good rate (through Trip Advisor) and a very nice room near the Pool. The room was clean and comfortable. Very nice beds. The AC worked almost too well which was nice as it was a hot weekend. The bathroom was nice and clean. The shower was wonderful. Very strong. I hate when you have a shower that you have to run around just to get wet. This one was just like home. The breakfast is with the Pine Tree restaurant which is in the parking lot. They offer a choice of 4 different menu items or if you like they give a $5.00 discount on anything else on the menu. We chose the Classis Breakfast (eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast) which was very good and considering it was free, very filling. In summary, this was a very nice stay and would highly recommend this Hotel.

    5
    « Awesome stay and awesome service »

    Loved this hotel. Very clean and upon check-in, I was exhausted from working on a house all day long that my husband and I just purchased. Jokingly, I asked the girl who was checking me in, "do you think that restaurant will give me a glass of wine to go?". She said, "hold-in" and brings me a care package with a bottle of wine, two wine glasses and two bags of nuts. It was the sweetest thing that she did and I was so appreciative of her!!!

    3
    « High price for a room with some issues. »

    The hotel overall has a nice appearance. Our room was a good size, good layout in general. We did not feel cramped in any way. The was also a small deck outside (we were on the second floor) with a view of the trees, this was a nice feature. However, the bathroom had a VERY noisy fan, that went on automatically every time you turn the light on, the sound was very annoying. This light/fan is also very dated in appearance, and the noise indicates its age as newer ceiling fans are very quiet. The workmanship regarding installation of the granite bathroom counter, shower surround etc was SHODDY. The shower curtain was old and the fabric pilled and pulled. The decor room itself was fine, but nothing special. Considering this is a BW "Plus" hotel I was underwhelmed, and I was not happy to pay $200/night for an average room and substandard bathroom.

    4
    « Great Rest before Yosemite adventure »

    We stayed here for some much needed rest before our adventure in Yosemite. It is approximately an hour from park. A flood had pushed us to the north entrance so that is why we drove up north. Good hotel in small, quiet town. Breakfast is minimal but free parking and on Main Street in town. Easy to get to.

    4
    « Location for visiting Yosemite »

    An enjoyable 3 days at this hotel as part of a tour of California. Hotel facilities were all in order, room was clean, pool was small but clean. We visited Yosemite; it's quite a long drive but there aren't many quality places nearer so this is a good base.

    3
    « Pricey »

    The price of $ 179.99 per night for a standard room with 2 queen beds is just to high. The idea that we had room to park a truck and trailer is nice. Even though we have to back out, and tie up the parking lot access for about 5 minuets, for the other guests.

    2
    « Extremely noisy room with a problem with flies »

    Room 114 was extremely noisy all night long, from the refrigerator, air conditioning unit, and icemaker in the hallway outside the room. In addition, flies were buzzing around and we had to kill several in the room! I reported the noise and fly problems at checkout. The reply about the fly problem was "this entire area has a fly and mosquito problem." The response about the noise problem was nobody has reported your room to have a particular problem with noise, but the conference room area rooms are quieter, but they cost more money." I would not recommend this hotel for the above reasons.

  • 4
    « very relaxing and great food »

    Very clean and in a nice area. Loved the free breakfast. The pool and spa were nice too. The only problem was that there was not and elevator and we were on the second floor. Not easy carrying up the luggage.

    5
    « good value »

    The staff was courteous, helpful and accommodating. The shower had instant hot water. The breakfast was at a small attractive full restaurant location on the premises with a choice of three separate full breakfast minus which were served at the table. This would be a wonderful trip in the fall when all the trees are in color.

    4
    « Nice »

    Nice hotel. The room was clean, bed comfortable and the staff was very friendly. The free breakfast at the restaurant next door was frosting on the cake. Although we did not use the pool, there was a view from our room. It was also very quite.

    3
    « Overpriced for the Quality »

    The broken shower handle was repaired immediately, but then the shower was only lukewarm. Given that the handle was broken before we arrived (it came off in my hand), we had to wonder whether the tub was cleaned between the last guests and us. We paid a premium for a nice room. We probably should have saved our money and found a cheaper place. On the up side, the free breakfast at the restaurant was lovely.

    4
    « Nice »

    friendly staff (Summer made our life easier), convenient location, clean rooms, breakfast was good but not buffet so you need to order one item of the menu, small but clean pool, big TV but not many free channels to watch,vending machine at the lower level, there is a mall around there so it's easy to shop for food, Wifi was free but really slow.

    4
    « Nice »

    The hotel is good, friendly staff (specially Summer), food was good but restaurant staff not so much, convent location, small but clean pool, a little pricey but worth the money, room was clean, not so many TV channels options, vending machine at the lower level

    5
    « excellent review »

    The hotel was clean, convenient in and out to highway, and the staf was friendly and helpful. The outside area was clean, safe and quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and pool area, The pool was clean and comfortable, The pet gift was a surprise and very thoughtful of the staff, The microwave and the refrigerator was well used and it was very clean,

    4
    « Breakfast in a restaurant »

    The BW hotel was the best in this area. A good view looking inside and from outside the hotel in mountain area. But its compliment breakfast was not a normal and valuable as other BW Plus somewhere else. It was very limited having foods on dish as expected in order. Hotel may be give customer a full hot breakfast as the same as a traditional Plus breakfast. of BW Plus.

    3
    « Just Okay »

    The reason for my rating is the remoteness of the hotel. The on-site restaurant was okay for breakfast, but not very good for dinner. After a long day a work, I just want to pick something up quick. But it is hard to park the work rig anyplace, so I normally like to walk. But there is no place even close and I wasn't going to walk far in the 102? heat. They need to have a complimentary shuttle to downtown.

    4
    « Anniversary trip »

    I loved this place. Free breakfast at the restaurant which was good. My husband told the front desk that it was our anniversary and they arranged to have a complimentary wine basket waiting in our room, which was a surprise to me. The room was very clean and the sheets were clean and felt good. We had a large flat screen TV and the refrigerator was clean. The room and furniture was nice.

  • 3
    « Motorcycle parking »

    Motorcycle parking(5 bikes) right outside room window(6 feet away). Loud and aggravating. Friendly Housekeeping staff. Indifferent Front Desk staff upon check-in. Restaurant was good. Ice machine broken.

    4
    « Comfortable and cosy »

    The hotel is not too bad with two big beds. Quality of stay is comfortable. I'm not sure if there are elevators but I stayed on the second floor and took the stairs which included carrying the luggage up. Downside: there are lots of flies and bugs outside the room if you stay at the outside area. Off your lights before you open the door then the flies will not fly into your room.

    3
    « Decent hotel »

    My husband and I stayed her during our three trip through California. The front desk staff were friendly and the room was clean. There was nothing that made it stand out as great or wowed me. It was simply a good clean place to stay. There is a restaurant that shares the same parking lot called the Pine Tree Restaurant. You get a voucher for breakfast here where you can order from a select menu or receive a discount if you order from their regular menu. The complimentary breakfast had decent choices so we were fine with it. The hotel didn't tell us about a special beverage offering if you go for dinner. I actually overheard a waitress at another table ask the people if they were staying at the hotel and she informed them. When I got back to my room and looked over the papers I had received upon check in I read about but it would have been nice to have been told that there was discount information about the restaurant with the things I had received. No big deal really just a little information for you to know. I hate to spend money on something that could have been free even if it's just a few dollars. Overall our stay was decent and we got a good nights sleep. I do agree with another reviewer though, this doesn't really feel like a BW Plus and I have stayed at other BW Plus hotels. You usually pay a bit more at BW Plus so I don't know if the cost matches but it is a decent hotel.

    5
    « Comfortable and good value »

    Hotel is not far from Yosemite and much better value than the accommodation within the park. The adjacent restaurant makes superb cherry pie and the seafood pasta at nearby Pepperys is a must. Hotel is very comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. Don't miss out on a trip to Downtown Sonora. Make sure you visit the Sweet Shop and ask to see the safe for a big surprise!

    4
    « Nice hotel, not sure it qualifies as BW "Plus" however »

    We spent the night here after spending the day in Yosemite. The front desk staff was friendly. The king room was very spacious with a fridge and microwave. The bathroom was a good size too. The room was clean and the bed and pillows were comfortable. The lobby is not connected to any of the rooms so you have to drive to whichever room you're staying at. The breakfast is at the restaurant right next door and offers a good selection of eggs, Belgian waffles, continental or oatmeal. If you prefer, you can get $5 off their entire breakfast menu. If you're in a hurry to get on the road, they also offer a "Grab 'N Go."

    2
    « Hairs and a bug on the bed »

    Stayed here on our way to Yosemite National Park. The hotel is quite dated, but I guess they have a small part of the hotel that has been renovated (we stayed in the older part). I'm not fussy, I just want someplace clean that I can sleep well in and then get going right away in the morning. There were little hairs on the sheets and a (live) bug on my bed. I killed the bug and picked off the hairs and tried to just go to sleep and forget about it....but the pillows are huge. So now I have a kink in my neck. I got this room for only $100, so I wasn't expecting much, but I would be more than willing to pay more for a clean room with a decent pillow. Breakfast was good. It's served in a little cafe next to the hotel...buuuut, if you're in a hurry, it's no bueno. Service takes longer than a typical "hotel breakfast" because it's in a local cafe. All-in-all, I wouldn't stay here again.

    5
    « Great value »

    Stayed here two nights. Quiet hotel in the middle of no where however reasonably priced place to bunk if visiting Yosemite for the day. Only negative is no elevator to second floor in the executive wing. We are traveling for 2 weeks with 50 lb suitcases...thank goodness for a teenage son! Room was clean. Rollaway bed provided for third child at $20/day. Fitness room was adequate with treadmill, elliptical, bike and weight machine. Needed a new key daily for this room though. Restaurant next door was good. Breakfast voucher was included with stay. Three options...eggs, meat, hash browns or pancakes with juice; waffle or oatmeal.

    5
    « A bit out of town »

    An excellent hotel but not very central (you have to drive everywhere). Very friendly/helpful staff. Restaurant adjacent with a voucher from the hotel for breakfast. Nice warm swimming pool with loungers etc. Very good air conditioned rooms rooms.

    5
    « Will stay here again the next time we visit Black Oak Casino »

    Nice patio out the sliding back door with table and chairs. Lovely wooded setting. Very quiet. Great full breakfast at restaurant on site. Room very clean and spacious. Very close to casino turn off. Not a minus, just a suggestion. We asked for and got a disabled room. It would have been easier to have a ramp closer to the room and not just stairs for those that have trouble walking. Rm 156.

    5
    « Great place to stay in Sonora »

    This was the second time we stayed at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks. We found the staff very friendly and efficient. Check in and check out was fast. The room was clean and comfortable and a good value. I asked for an upstairs room with a balcony when making reservations and this is what we got. We received breakfast coupons for the restaurant next door. The service was good and the food was OK. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit Sonora. For a good Mexican dinner, try Mi Pueblo in old downtown Sonora.

  • 5
    « wonderful staff, great room, felt like condo living »

    finally treated like valued customer, Shauna and the rest of front desk was wonderful, even gave us dog treats and goodies for our son's service dog. Breakfast was delicious. Thank you Best Western for your genuine customer service and concern or our enjoyable stay!

    5
    « Great hotel »

    My daughters 10U softball team had a tournament in Sonora, so we all chose Best Western Plus to stay. Girls had a great time swimming in the pool and we used the facility BBQ area to spend time as a team. Rooms were large and beds very comfy. Room came with free breakfast. A real breakfast where servers serve you. Food was good with several choices to chose from. Hotel even has free Wifi. Would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Happy hour »

    We stayed here on our was from Yosemite to the Calaveras Big Tree State Park. It was a nice hotel or what one would expect from a Best Western. They have a happy hour with 2 free drinks and a few appetizers in the late afternoon/evening which was a nice touch. Breakfast was in a restaurant next door. It was much better quality than a typical continental hotel breakfast but not as fast if you are looking to grab and go because it is sit down style. All in all a very nice stay and would stay again if we are in the area hiking again.

    4
    « Nice hotel - good location - Great breakfast »

    We had a family wedding in Sonora and lots of my family stayed here, nice rooms - dog friendly - great breakfast - beds kinda hard, but real nice clean room. Nice location on the way to Yosemite or Sonora.

    3
    « BW Sonora Oaks »

    included breakfast at the adjacent restaurant was good, not the typical cold cereal or continental-type with just pastries - bathrooms and closet were dated and smelled moldy - beds were comfy - staff at counter seemed indifferent - not rude but definitely could be more friendly, and don't expect them to go out of their way for a request by you - staff we ran into on the grounds were nicer - at checkout make sure you check your bill, otherwise the card reader might read the wrong room again and you'll pay for another guest's bill and have yours tacked on later (the employee said the reader "keeps doing that" ...=/)

    5
    « Perfect visit »

    Kathy at the front desk went out of her way to put us into an ideal room, a large 2-queen room in the newer "executive" building. She really started our visit off on a positive note. Kathy also hosted a fun "managers reception" the next evening that featured free drinks and light food. The free breakfasts were full restaurant breakfasts with a wide range of choices.

    5
    « Great hotel for families »

    We stayed at the hotel for a family vacation to Gold Country. It was a very good location for day trips to Columbia, Jamestown, the Calaveras Big Trees and California Caverns. The staff was very friendly, the room was very clean, and the breakfast was excellent. There were five of us and we stayed in a two-room suite (2 queens in one room, and a sofa-bed in the other). It was perfect for our family.

    5
    « Great Value for money »

    We visited a party of 3 friends and it was a 1 night stop on the way for Yosemite. Great location and price, the room is specious and the staff was friendly We received an excellent breakfast in the nearby diner. very recommended

    4
    « Out of town with a pool and nice room patios. »

    We were on the bottom floor next to the pool (most rooms appear to be looking on the pool/spa area). The pool was closed due to renovation. The room was large and had a nice open patio. The only draw back was the street traffic from Hess but only at commute hours. Otherwise our stay was very quiet, especially at night. Do not hesitate to ask the gardening crew to curtail mowing, blowing, etc. if you are trying to enjoy your patio.

    4
    « Good stopping place »

    Stopped here before heading into Yosemite. Decent size room and bathroom and plenty of parking. Was a little concerned with noise from room with adjoining door as it sounded like they were trying to join us at one point, but thankfully quietened down before we were trying to sleep. We only used it as a place to shower and sleep but it did also have a pool and the room had a shared patio area.

  • 4
    « Good stay »

    Comfortable hotel with a large room. Good location for a visit to Yosemite National Park. Breakfast was great (you can choose from different menus). The room was a bit dark, but perfect for a one night stay.

    4
    « Very nice place to stay »

    The room was very clean. The Jacuzzi tub was especially nice after a long drive. The hotel is just a couple hours drive from Yosemite Valley and very close to some cool historical towns besides Sonora. The staff was very helpful.

    2
    « Don't know what the plus stands for »

    A very mediocre place, dark rooms, no outside space, pool wasn't working, far away from town, right of the highway with matching noise, really not worthy of best western plus, I've seen normal best western look much better. Don't know if there's a better place in Sonora, but I wouldn't recommend this place.

    4
    « Comfortable and quiet »

    We stayed here the night before traveling to Yosemite. It is a reasonably priced alternative to the much more expensive hotels closer to the park, and the drive from Sonora to Yosemite is pretty quick. Plus, Sonora has a lot to offer on its own, with Gold Country charm. The Best Western is a nice older hotel with an adjoining restaurant. Two stories, no elevator, and a combination of interior access and outside access rooms. We were given a large corner room upstairs on the interior. It was very comfortable; nice mattress and good linens. Free cooked breakfast at the adjoining restaurant, with several alternatives, ranging from bacon and eggs to a continental breakfast option, to waffles with strawberries.

    3
    « Way back from Yosemite »

    We had booked a room in this hotel online and checked in at 930 in the evening after a long drive. The reception gave us a room reserved for handicaps ie no bathtub in toilet. When we phoned them, they said latecomers get left-over room. We had not only booked our room, we had also given them a confirmation call. Their pool is also out of order and this not mentioned anywhere.

    5
    « Delightful experience »

    Enjoyed our stay very much, everything was up to par! Staff, rooms, food excellent. Managers reception a very nice touch, ideal way to bring total strangers together. Happily recommend Best Western anywhere. Sincere thanks to all. Josephine

    4
    « motel in Sonora »

    We were unable to get a room at Black Oak Casino so opted for this one. we were very pleased and will return. It was quiet and clean and very comfortable beds. Not far from the casino. I would recommend this to others for sure!

    4
    « Good bang for the buck »

    The facility was clean and quiet and very comfortable. The included breakfast was outstanding.Coffee good and plentiful. It is convenient to the highway,m but still quiet. Have stayed here before and will do so again.

    5
    « Relaxing stay in great location »

    Had a great stay full of pleasant surprises. First--this is hotel is located in a very convenient location--easy access to downtown Sonora or on to other nearby locations for exploring. They are pet-friendly, which is a must for us. The pet fee ($20) is reasonable AND included a bowl, toy, pick-up bags, and dog treats. The on-site restaurant had a varied menu and friendly service. Breakfast was a hot, cooked-to-order (various options) at the on-site restaurant. And, there was a manager's reception with beverages (including beer/wine options) and hot appetizers. We will definitely consider a return stay when we come back to explore the history and natural wonders in this beautiful area

    4
    « Good stay - reasonable cost »

    Quick easy check-in. Friendly, helpful staff. Room was clean and pretty quiet. Went to the Manager's Welcome happy hour, which they have twice a week l believe Tues/Thursday. Very nice wine and good snacks. Had the breakfast both mornings of our stay and had the "included" breakfast both mornings. They give you 4 choices that are hot breakfasts for no additional cost or $5 off menu items. Both breakfasts were good and served quickly, good service. As I said entire room was very clean, but the reason I didn't give 5 stars was the inner bathroom (shower and toilet area) was very dated and showing it's age. I believe this was the pet-friendly area (no "evidence" of that just w as listed as such). We stayed at BW because we were going to Yosemite, over an hour drive away. There are places closer, but Sonora has many restaurants and services available.

  • 4
    « Good place to stay for a night »

    We needed a place to stay for an evening and the Best Western was affordable, comfortable, clean and had a great breakfast (it's at the diner next door). I'm not sure I'd stay there for more than a day or two, but I would definitely stay there again the next time I'm in town.

    3
    « Loud children »

    Loud children from school running wild and loud behavior. School group were out of control and were asked several times to be quiet, They would quiet down for a few minutes then return to loud behavior.

    3
    « Long stay »

    Being away from home for 6 weeks is a long time, so when housekeeping does the minimum or less, it makes me feel like I overstayed my welcome. In general it was ok but I was not overwhelmed in any way. I have been here for 4 weeks and in the 5th week, even though I supposedly checked out 4/17.

    3
    « It Could Have been a Five »

    We were very pleased with our check-in. The associate was welcoming and helpful. After a bit of friendly discussion she agreed to a complimentary king (we had booked two queens) upgrade. It was a Sunday night and the place didn't seem all that busy. The room was extra large and situated in a quiet part of the hotel. On our way to it we saw a charter bus parked for the night in a part of the parking lot situated directly across from two stories of guestrooms and my wife agreed with me that it reminded us of a miserable stay in hotel in Ireland where the management had done the same thing. We were awakened in the morning much earlier than we had wished. The noise of the buses (there were two) and the people chatting before boarding was awful, unwelcome, and avoidable. When we walked by the bus on our way to breakfast at 8 a.m. the driver had just fired up the bus and the noise began. After breakfast I decided to give the management my reaction along with paying them some compliments. After an equally friendly greeting from the associate who gave me my receipt and thanked me I asked to speak with the general manager. She apologized and told me the GM wasn't there but the assistant was, could she help me? Yes, thank. The AGM was very happy to take my compliments on the associate who had checked me in, on the room we had been given, and on their choice of an excellent arrangement with the Pine Tree Inn next door to provide a first class breakfast.When I mentioned the positioning of the bus she became defensive and told me they had thought it through and usually assigned guests to the rooms directly facing the bus. She was concerned that I might have been awakened by the bus and I tried to explain that I had not been in this case but had been in similar situations. At this point she had not asked me if I had any suggestions or ideas (I did) and seemed more intent on defending the decision at which the management had arrived. She was pleasant, not all argumentative, and, to my mind, not the least bit interested in hearing my solution. Had she done so she would have seen that moving the bus about 50 feet forward to where the parking lot curved (along with the building) would have reduced significantly the inevitable noise and without great impact on the guests using the coach. Or, the parking lot at the Pine Tree Inn could also have served that purpose with a little more walking? Which is more important? The comfort and convenience of the guests who were awake and ready to go or those who hoped to sleep late on a Sunday morning away from home. In keeping with my belief that I should always allow property managers to address problems when they occur I found what I regarded to be deaf ears and, hence, have chosen to alert others. Anytime you see a chartered bus parked near guestrooms you can be sure that bus is going to wake somebody up in the morning. Forewarned is forearmed.

    3
    « It was fine for what we needed »

    We chose to stay at the Best Western Plus because of the suite options. Stairs (about 15) were the only option to access the 2nd floor. The suite itself was laid out well with a shared bathroom in the middle. Tub and toilet in a closed area and double sinks outside. We were able to hear full conversations of the people who had a room next to the hall area so the walls were too thin. The beds were uncomfortable (comparable to the Wyndham) The 4 complimentary breakfast options were very good choices and the amount of food was more than expected. The hotel is in a good proximity to Yosemite. The town of Sonora closes early for a Saturday night with only fast food choices. Overall it was a good choice.

    4
    « Very Nice all around »

    Great location, great staff, no issues. Can be a bit noisy on ground level. Lots of good places to eat in close proximity. The fridge and microwave worked well. Managers social was nice. Plenty of parking. No real issues to speak of.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel! »

    This was my second stay at this hotel. The first trip I took my kids for a quick trip to the snow. We had a wonderful time. Great full breakfast included with the room, not the typical "continental" style. I have stayed at many Best Westerns in California, but the Sonora and Mariposa locations are my favorite!

    4
    « Seeing family & friends »

    Everytime we visit friends in Sonora we like staying here at this hotel. We love the breakfast they offer. Price is good and the rooms, are clean. This is the only hotel we'll stay at. The beds are comfy, over all we just like this hotel.

    3
    « good motel »

    I stay one night while travelling to Yosemite Price are great, room ok, a double queen can accommodate a rolloaway bed. A bit old, and would benefit of refreshing breakfast is great and included in the room. nothing to do around, and a bit far from Yosemite in a simple sentence: Average hotel, great motel

    5
    « Quiet Night »

    The room was back from the road so it was nice and quiet. The bed was very comfy and I slept well. Everything was very clean. Breakfast at the restaurant next door was very nice and was included with the price of the room.

  • 5
    « Very accommodating staff and large clean rooms »

    Over the years I have stayed at this hotel many times while visiting relatives in the Sonora area. Recently the health of my brother; who resides in a nearby community, declined significantly. Wanting to see him one last time I booked a flight from the east coast. I was traveling with my daughter who lives in California and I needed two rooms. My visit was timed to co-inside with Easter and the hotel was booked except for one room. After explaining the situation, Ellen, moved some guests around and I was able to not only get the extra room but they were adjoining. To conclude; the rooms, which were clean and roomy, were a little expensive on the weekend ( I think) but the weekday rate was very reasonable.

    3
    « Good central location »

    The size of the room and the location of the room was great. It was a very big room and had a little deck off the back that was nice due to unseasonably warm weather in February. The room was a little tired though and was definitely starting to show age. Much like myself. Nothing a little paint and botox couldn't help! The room was still very clean and we would stay here again.

    5
    « We stayed at the Best Western Conference Center Hotel in Sonora. Excellent experience. »

    Overall, the experience was great.Clean, comfortable beds, desk to work at, balcony with table outside. Service was excellent! Got a list of recommended restaurants. Worked out in the morning at the fitness center. New equipment and was able to get in a nice workout. Wifi was also excellent. My only recommendation would be to bring a nightlight.

    5
    « Very nice stay prior to Yosemite »

    We got this hotel through Priceline about 2 hours before we were getting there. Booked two nights. Due to a computer problem, they only had a room for us for 1 night. The front desk staff went out of their way to help us make the best of the situation and we were very grateful. The hotel is nothing fancy, but was a great value and good location. Nice breakfast included at the restaurant next door. Had bus shuttles going to Yosemite. This was a great starting point for us to get into Yosemite in the morning. We enjoyed the stay and would recommend.

    5
    « Great experience »

    I LOVE this hotel. The suite is setup perfectly for families with kids. It is clean, great service, and comfortable. The location is excellent for outdoor fun. The town itself is quiet and enjoyable for a weekend get-away.

    5
    « Clean, Comfortable, and Not Fancy »

    We have stayed twice at this hotel. Both times the staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. The room was very clean and my wife is very picky! The voucher for a free full-service breakfast at the hotel restaurant is a nice touch. Like the rest, the restaurant is clean, the food is good (not great) coffee shop-style eats. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area.

    5
    « Awesome hotel »

    My husband and I love staying here. We stay here every year for the Sonora celtic faire. The rooms are huge, clean, and are so comfy. Plus I love having a balcony. We go on the balcony sometimes in the morning or at night and it's so peaceful looking at all the trees. We also love that breakfast comes included in the cost. They give you a lot of food and it is delicious. I would recommend this hotel. The service is excellent and the overall experience is awesome.

    5
    « great place »

    The service was friendly, full of smiles and very helpful. The room was very clean and the bed was the most comfortable I've stayed in any hotel. Because of the reasonable price, I was assuming poor or average quality but I was very wrong, It was like I was staying at a hotel at twice the price. Love the mid size flat screen TV also. It was actually big enough to watch moves without sitting on the edge of the bed. Clean, quite rooms I'm not used to....the last hotel I stayed at, I could hear the guy snoring through the walls and the people above bouncing on the bed. I will always stay at this place when I'm going to Dodge Ridge.

    5
    « A very comfortable hotel »

    I usually like to stay at a Best Western when traveling. Two friends and I decided to stay here when exploring the Gold Rush area for a short stay. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable. The comforter on my bed was rather warm. Breakfast was included at the restaurant next door and we enjoyed it two mornings.

    4
    « weekend stay »

    The overall experience was good the rooms could have been cleaner and the beds more comfortable, difficult to get the room to a comfortable temp. The bathrooms in both rooms had hair in the shower. The beds were lumpy I am used to Temper-pedic the beds were not comfortable at all. The internet was spotty at best. The people were very nice easy to talk to. The complementary breakfast was very good. Overall would stay there again. The cost not bad for a weekend but I thought the rooms could have been better for a Best Western.

  • 4
    « Nice Breakfast option »

    The free breakfast option is exercised via a coupon to the adjacent restaurant. This offers a selection of free options or a significant discount on any menu option from the restaurant. A very nice option compared to Best Western's usual fair.

    5
    « Family Stay at Best Western »

    It was right off the freeway, which was nice. Close to restaurants and the price included a hot breakfast at the restaurant next door, which was fantastic! The room was fine and it was perfect for our family. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

    5
    « A Welcome Relief just as the sun was setting »

    We had taken much longer getting out of Yosemite Valley than we'd planned and arrived in Sonora just as the sun was setting. I've always been a fan of Best Westerns and like a newer accommodating rather than historic. Finding this online was a relief, and using GPS we found is easily. It's actually in East Sonora and a little detour if you're on Hwy 49, but no difficult to find. The room was great, roomy and comfortable and clean. It's next to a restaurant which was a slice of old time local diner and delicious. And by the way, breakfast included in the price.

    5
    « Clean and dog friendly »

    Really great experience with this hotel. Clean and spacious rooms. They welcomed out little dog with no issues and even had a welcome gift for our pup upon arrival. The fitness center was also clean with modern equipment.

    4
    « Great place to stay in Sonora »

    The location of the hotel is outside of Sonora, quiet and easy access. Close to the Sierra Repertory Theater. Very comfortable beds, good restaurant next door with free breakfast with hotel stay. Staff friendly, rooms clean. I would definitely stay there again.

    5
    « The Best the Sonora Foothills has to offer »

    Exceptional staff attention. Management goes above and beyond to accomodate!. Great breakfast included at a real restaurant with great service and very good food. For a BW property, the beds were exceptionally comfortable and for someone with a back issue, that is especially rewarding! The Saturday dramatic escalation of pricing is the only complaint; but it is a supply and demand oriented business and if everything else were not well above average, the recommendation would not come through as strong to give them your business. They earn it!

    4
    « It was a good visit. Not amazing, not terrible, it was good. »

    The check in and check out were straightforward, the room was neat and well-stocked, the employees were very nice. There is just this awkward moment when we show up and people ask, "And what brings you to Sonora?" I thought, what if I were here for a funeral? We actually had no idea what we were going to do during our visit, so perhaps a better question to put to visitors might be, "Have you been to Sonora before?" Followed by a welcome or welcome back. It threw me completely, and that was followed by a barrage of suggestions from some guy in line behind us. The grounds are lovely, the people (especially the lady who cleans up the rooms) are sweet. Brilliant that the shower was handicapped accessible. The mattress cover kept coming off during sleep, though, which was annoying. There has to be a way to fix that. Bed was comfortable though.

    5
    « Melissa Rock! »

    I definitely need to say Melissa is an excellent employee. She made our arrival very pleasant. She was very friendly, informative and helpful. Melissa was the front desk person at the time of our arrival and she had a very pleasant smile. She help us to check in, and my group did not have to wait so long. She was very informative providing information about places to go visit in the area and roads to take. She provided us a map to go to Yosemite. Last, the rooms were in excellent condition very clean an spacious. I requested an extra rolling bed and blankets to Melissa and she call the staff to bring it into our room. Because of her promptness my group were happy and able to rest immediately. Great Job Melissa!!

    5
    « I am the type who loves the Ritz Carlton on Nob Hill in San Francisco, but I love BW hotels when traveling around ! »

    Great Best Western. Restaurant on property. Close to everything by car. As per usual the rooms are clean. The staff knowledgeable and the grounds well kept. It feels safe and friendly in this location.

    4
    « Great Hotel! »

    We stayed one night at the BW Sonora Oaks Hotel and were pleasantly surprised at how clean the room and hotel grounds were. Rooms were very quiet, never heard neighbors above or next to us and the hotel appeared to booked solid. We opted for continental breakfast for two at the time of booking; figured a continental breakfast would be coffee, toast and juice, but you were give a big variety of items to choose from including eggs, bacon and pancakes. The location was centrally located to where we wanted to visit in Sonora. We would definitely stay here again. I used the workout facility - my only complaint was there wasn't any towels available in the workout facility, and they needed to have more plastic cups by the water cooler.

  • 5
    « Nice Place to Stay »

    Clean room, comfy, bed, good location, what's more to like? Price was good considering the accommodations. Only negative was at checkout (switched rooms as we added another night) evening host gave us a deal but morning host had no knowledge and tried to charge more.

    5
    « Family vacation »

    Excellent stay and great service meeting our needs during our stay. Relaxing area and many amenities for the guest. My daughter and son are having a great time. Will Definately be back soon. Brittany at the front desk did an amazing job helping us out when a problem arised.

    3
    « Comfortable Stay »

    I stayed @ Best Western for a business trip. I was welcomed by a friendly staff. She made my check-in very easy. The next day, I enjoyed the free breakfast. I even asked the restaurant staff to packed my breakfast to go for me. It took a bit long to pack the food. I like this hotel because there is free parking and free wifi. However, the room décor is a tab out dated and you can tell that some furniture look old. It was also a bit disappointing that the wifi would lag at times.

    5
    « Nice Surprise in Sleepy Town »

    I checked in with a small dog and it's usually just difficult to find a place that even allows dogs. The front desk clerk gave me a free gift for my dog that included a dog bowl, tennis ball, dog treats and poo bag. We felt very welcome and there were lots of areas to walk my dog on grass. Our room faced the pool and had a little patio with nice table and chairs that I could access through my own patio door. The free breakfast meal options were much nicer than the "continental" at most other hotels offering free breakfast. Very comfortable and great price!

    4
    « Great Budget Hotel »

    Rooms were nice, staff was friendly, free breakfast every morning. Restaurant and bar on-site. Not exactly centrally located, but come on, it's Sonora. Everything is a 5 minute drive regardless of where you are. I looked at some of the other hotels in the area, all of them were either a LOT more expensive or not as nice. Best Western is a nice middle ground. I stayed here two different weeks in two different rooms and I enjoyed both stays. WIFI was good, plenty of TV channels if you're into that (including HBO)... If I am back in Sonora, I will stay here again.

    4
    « Good value, would return when skiing at Dodge Ridge »

    We stayed in Pinecrest last time we skied but decided to stay at Best Western Sonora this time: this allowed us to stay only one night vs having a minimum 2+ nights in Pinecrest. The accommodations were basic but clean and in working order. We stayed in a suite, which I paid more for since we were bringing children ... while there is a separate living area, our suite did not have a tv in the living area. Also, there is no door to separate the bedroom and the living area - simply a door frame ... All that was there was a couch and one coffee table in this living area. Essentially the room could be used to do work on a laptop or to fold out the couch for another bed. I had to watch the Disney channel on my bed since there was only one tv. And, I had to go to sleep when my child did in the living room, since there was no door to keep my bedroom separate and keep my light and tv on... The free breakfast offered was through the restaurant next door. So, while we did pay a nominal amount for gratuity, the breakfast was better than expected from a Best Western and worth it in my opinion. There was also an option for a take-away breakfast if you didn't have time for the restaurant. I would return here again when in the area but probably won't pay for a suite again because it doesn't seem worth it for how we generally use suites as a family.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Anytime we plan a trip to the snow we stay at Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks. Friendly staff, Clean and reasonable hotel. Right off the freeway close to stores, casino and snow park. Free breakfast at restaurant next door.

    4
    « Great place to stay for Snow play park »

    overall great value and close to Leland snow park loved the breakfast included....plus buying tickets at hotel a plus and included lunch at park and a hot coco on the way out will stay again ...a lot of near by stores for shopping and food

    3
    « Comfortable stay »

    Average for a hotel in a small quaint town. Comfortable and clean. Staff was welcoming. The breakfast that was offered was a good value and did come with our stay. We were traveling to visit family in the area. The hotel is close to outdoor activities such as skiing.

    4
    « Good snow-play jump-off point »

    Rooms were pleasant and very clean. Staff was polite. Amenities were good. Breakfast vouchers for the restaurant next door were a great deal! Reasonably close (45 minutes) to Dodge Ridge and other snow-play options.

  • 5
    « Great stay, comes with a great free breakfast! »

    Best part was the Breakfast - there's a restaurant right in front, and food was really good. Internet was slow in the room, so I went to the lobby - it was much faster there. Beds and Pillows were really good too - pillows were nice and firm.

    3
    « Many things wrong with room »

    We arrived to find friendly and warm staff meeting us to take our reservation. When we arrived at our room it was nice and then we had to use the bathroom and found the toilet was so loose it could pivot from one side to another. The light fixture in the same room was shattered and in bad repair.Looked like it had been broken a long time. The hall entrance light was out inside. We called the staff and asked for a discount and we they said they would give us 25% off, pretty sad considering they sent people to our door to fix everything after we returned from dinner. They also send the maintenance guy to the wrong room. I took pictures and brought them up to show Marrisa, but she seemed too busy to worry about it. Maybe next time we will stay here and check the room first before signing away all of our money.

    5
    « Snow Time »

    We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The rooms were clean and large and the beds were very comfortable! the cleaning service was efficient. Very quiet area even though it is close to the highway, which is very helpful

    5
    « awesome hotel »

    Great hotel. Will be back. Although, we will be having dinner at The Peppery. The hotel staff was excellent and very professional. The room was clean and everything worked in the room. The bed was perfect. Slept like a baby. Very quiet and peaceful place to relax after a long day. The Rooster wake up call was a great extra, that we did not expect. The fridge and microwave were nice extras to have in our room also.

    5
    « short stay »

    excellent hotel in every aspect and a great restaurant as well-all friendly and clean and definit ely comfortable,with a grassy area just outside our sliding-glass door-dog bowls,toys,treats and bags were given to us when we checked in-we were made to feel welcome with our pets as soon as we walked through the door-will come again

    5
    « Great stay »

    I like Best western very much, especially the Free breakfast what they are serving. i never had such breakfast in any other Hotel. Best western Has many plus, good parking facility , great break fast, excellent staff, Good Gym and great service. I always recommend this Hotel for stay . Only one thing can be improved in this hotel is Wifi Speed

    5
    « Great hotel and good breakfast »

    We stay at this particular hotel as often as we can while visiting relatives. The location, nice rooms, value for the money and hot breakfast (in the restaurant on property) are the best points. Also, when it snows further up the mountain, it usually just rains in Sonora. This is good for us as our car is not equipped with 4 wheel drive. But...if you want to ski, this is a great location to stay nice and dry.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Sonora »

    We had a mini snow family vacation. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We will certainly stay here again and recommend this hotel to friends and family. It was close to snow and Dodge Ridge

    5
    « Great place to stay! And very helpful staff. »

    It's a great hotel in a great location - a perfect spot on our way to our snow trip in the mountains. But here's what I really want to say. I don't care so much when things break - TV, plumbing, Internet, etc. I understand how life works, I understand that things break. What's really important to me is how the staff RESPONDS when something breaks. Are they concerned? Do they want to be helpful and fix it as soon as is reasonably convenient? Or are they indifferent, unconcerned? The 2nd night we were there, the WiFi broke. We called the Front Desk, and had a couple of helpful conversations. They responded quickly, and obviously wanted to fix it. THAT'S the attitude I appreciate. And it got fixed. Also, the hot tub was fabulous - especially fun in the middle of winter. Thanks, Best Western Sonora!

    5
    « Best Western sonora oaks in Sonora Cal »

    always a great place to stay, friendly staff, nice accomodations, resturuant attached, close to all area attractions. has nice pool and spa, breakfast included in most cases. i have stayed there dozens of times, always been good service and accomodations. parking right outside your door. the rooms with the woods view are the newer ones , we like staying in those rooms

  • 5
    « WONDERFUL »

    We wanted to stay somewhere near the snow and this was a great pick. We got an amazing rate on Priceline. Breakfast at the restaurant was amazing ...which is FREE with your stay. They also had a manager's meet and greet with free appetizers and up to two drinks. This was really fun for adults and children. The manager was the host and was really really nice!!

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    Very friendly staff and the room was very nice and comfortable. Having a full breakfast included was a great bonus. Very good breakfast in a nice restaurant . We have stayed here several times. Never disappointed!!

    4
    « Best Best Western Stay ever »

    I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and surrounding areas. I've stayed in 5 star hotels that couldn't touch the cleanliness of this place. Maria did a great job making sure our room was clean. This hotel could use an upgrade and provide USB ports and maybe a radio with iPod capability. Just being picky here. Otherwise its a great hotel for our stop in Sonora.

    5
    « Great Value »

    I've stayed here many times. What you would expect from a Best Western. Breakfast voucher for restaurant next door is a very nice perk. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Individual heating/cooling in room so fan goes on and off during the night but most hotels have this so it is hard to avoid. A pet peeve of mine.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    The hotel was very nice and comfortable. Staff was amazing and very accommodating and the restaurant is AWESOME! The free breakfast was way more than I ever expected and the staff at the restaurant is one of the sweetest groups of people. We ended up having lunch and breakfast there and I would definitely return to this hotel and restaurant next time I am in the area.

    5
    « Lovely Location »

    This hotel is so close to many beautiful locations, it makes a perfect vacation spot. My two adult children and I were gathering for a semi reunion and this was the perfect meeting place. The room was very comfortable the beds were the type where when one person climbed in or out of bed the other hardly notices, which was great because I tend to toss and turn, and I really didnt want to wake my daughter. The breakfast offer was a good deal and delicious.

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    The Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel is a great hotel in a perfect location to see what Tuolumne County has to offer. The rooms are a good size and breakfast at the restaurant is included in your stay. The staff is friendly and the hotel is clean. The WiFi works great as well.

    4
    « Nice Place »

    This place Pet friendly and close to town and casino. Nice breakfast in the morning. Walking trails for our four legged baby. Just perfect for us! Nice for just a relaxing getaway up the hill and a nice drive too..

    5
    « Great place to stay in the "Gold Country" »

    We enjoy staying in the Sierra Nevada foothills, we find it very relaxing. This trip was planned with our son and grandson, we had tickets for the Columbia "Lamplighter Tour" only given once a year on the first weekend of December. It is the second time we have been and it is a truly great presentation. We have stayed at Best Western hotels before on our trip to Canada, and try to find hotels with a restaurant. The Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel was just the right location and had a great restaurant, we were able to get breakfast in the morning and then be on our sightseeing. This hotel fit all our needs and the people were very friendly and polite.

    4
    « Nice place to stay. Close to Yosemite. »

    We stayed here on our cross country trip this fall. The motel is well kept and clean. Our room was as you would expect with a chain hotel....clean, comfortable, everything in working order. We even had a little back porch with table and chairs to sit at. The restaurant was good. It even had a salad bar. Service was polite and quick. It was close to Yosemite National Park and we enjoyed the road to get there. There is a big shopping center just up the road which had everything we needed to restock ourselves during our stay. Would stay here again, I think Best Western does a good job of ensuring their motels are well kept.

  • 5
    « Great value »

    Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks is a great value for your money. Pleasant staff with clean and quiet rooms. Sonora is very limited as far as hotels so options are limited. By far this is the best hotel in the area. There are many bed and breakfast offerings but they are typically much more expensive and many business travelers prefer a hotel over the traditional B&B experience.

    5
    « Girls trip »

    Great experience.....plenty of room for 4 women to use. Worked out well...with the sink and grooming area separate from the bathroom/ shower. The place was very clean, quiet and the breakfast was not fancy but a good value with great selections.

    5
    « Great Hotel for All Types of Travel »

    I stayed here one night for business and loved it. The reservation was last minute. Friendly staff, nice location, quiet room, and a very comfy bed. Breakfast is at the adjacent restaurant and it's a choice of four items or anything you want at a reduced price.

    5
    « Check Out the Sonora Oaks and Pine Restaurant »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sonora Oaks Best Western. The staff at the hotel and the Restaurant were amazing. Staff were cheerful, and worked together to make our experience enjoyable. The hotel has been voted "Best" for 8 years, and its easy to see why. Service at the restaurant was amazing also...and the Martini's in the lounge were the best.

    5
    « Peaceful »

    Quiet, clean and friendly. A great getaway. Close to shopping but far enough away to be quiet. The restaurants are close and the mountains are less then 45 minutes away. We went for mountain drives in the morning and shopping in the afternoon.

    5
    « the BEST Western »

    from check in to check out they are friendly and courteous. room big like tehy used to be, with big flat screen TV. quiet, but best is the free breakfast included, a real meal, our choice was eggs, bacon, hash browns, fruir, OJ, and pancakes-full sized, with hot chocolate! great food too, not some warmed over from yesterdays crew, real food. cannot say enough, we will return! any place else you paid too much and didn't get enough

    5
    « Local Sonora Stay »

    Although not in the heart of downtown this facility offered great rates with family friendly atmosphere - excellent restaurant (diner style) fun bar/lounge - with a very local feel. Staff were courteous and polite and very accommodating with a group/family traveling together.

    4
    « Great stay »

    It's not to far from downtown, about a mile from a large shopping center and a movie theater. my room was clean the ladies at the desk are great. You get a free breakfast from the restaurant next door which is great. I don't know how much the stay was because it was business.

    5
    « wonderful restful experience »

    This place is a gem. The food was down home cooking and is just what we wanted. The restaurant staff was extremely friendly at all times. The fireplace was relaxing and the overall room was large. Overall experience was outstanding.

    5
    « Great stay and wonderful breakfast »

    Went there thinking we will just spend the night there and get going, so I didn't really care about the room amenities but it was really really great, plus the breakfast was surprisingly good so we went on our way extra satisfied

  • 3
    « Review »

    The room was pleasant, clean, and comfortable. Staff were nice but got my name and street address wrong. All pillows were soft and squishy, even the "firm" ones. There was no difference between firm and soft pillows. The in room refrigerator and exterior downspouts were noisy.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We upgraded to a fireplace suite for our anniversary. They showed us the room, the fireplace ended up not working, they moved us to another room while we were at the managers reception. Gave us a welcome basket for our anniversary, they went beyond our expectations. Everyone was extremely nice. Shower needed a little attention, but over all, was a great experience. Great management, which is what makes or breaks all businesses. Kudos to Chris, Kevin & Kimberley.

    5
    « Best Western Sonora »

    The Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel Conference Center is an outstanding hotel to stay at. I have been staying there for at least three years and the quality is always consistently excellent and I never have any problems. The complimentary breakfast in the Pines Restaurant is one of the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « GREAT HOTEL IN INTERESTING AREA »

    This is a comfortable hotel with amenities in the Mother Lode area of California. It is in an area of many historical sights and interesting activities. It is also enroute to Yosemite National Park, some lakes, and ski areas.

    5
    « Always a great place to stay in the Sonora area »

    My wife and I and kids, now adults have stayed here many times since going back to around the mid 1990's. There are other good hotels, however this one provides a very nice setting, good restaurant, good local shops, about a 8 to 10 minute drive to the old town shopping area and other nice restaurants and is within an easy drive to Dodge Ridge for skiing. You just cannot go wrong. The front desk staff are very helpful and professional as well as the maintenance staff and housecleaning.

    4
    « Well run convenient hotel »

    We chose this hotel because of its location between Yosemite and San Francisco- it was a very good choice. The welcome was friendly, helpful and efficient, the room was spotless, well appointed and quiet. The bed was comfortable so we had a great nights sleep and the pool was just right with a hot jacuzzi adjacent. We will definitely recommend this to others. The adjacent restaurant was also excellent, great menu choices, nice waitresses and well cooked wholesome food. We had dinner and breakfast here and were delighted with both.

    5
    « Great place »

    Queen Double was clean and poolside. Enjoyed patio. Equipment in gym was very good. Check-in staff were friendly and very helpful! The adjacent restaurant was very nice. A full breakfast was included. I would have liked room delivery though that was the only drawback.

    5
    « Great value for money »

    Great value for money, the room was very big and quite. The pool is an advantage. We stayed here for our trip in Yosemite and it was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly, breakfast is a plus.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We were only here one night, but enjoyed it a lot. It has all the facilities you need, helpfull staff, clean rooms and a great resturant and bar. The resturant served good food at reasonable prices, bit more diner than resturant, but was great. Bar was fantastic, we ended the evening sat outside with the barmen and his friends who made us feel so welcome and gave us a great bit of hospitality, something we found a little lacking in other places in CA. Would recomend.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    The Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel is a great place to stay. The location was excellent. We had just visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park and were on our way to Yosemite National Park. Stopping here made for a restful night and gave us a fresh start the next morning. We could no get over how quiet the hotel was. Having a restaurant next door was so convenient. The staff at the front desk were help and efficient getting us registered. As this was our first time staying in Sonora, we appreciated being given suggestions for navigating the area. The access to Wi-Fi was simple and easy with no complicated passwords for connecting. The checkout the next morning was equaling efficient. We will definitely return here in the future. Mike

  • 5
    « Great value, great people »

    We stayed here on two occassions for one night each a year apart. Both times, the welcome was really friendly with a free beer, wine and snacks welcome. Kathy who looked after our bookings was so helpful making our tour such a great success. the rooms were perfect for our needs. The included breakfast is cooked to order just over the car park in a separate restaurant. Yosemite on your door step but not Yosemite prices.

    5
    « Hospitality »

    We recently went to Yosemite for my 60th Birthday. Booked this hotel online thru Third party. Great customer service. They really make you feel welcomed. There was a mix up on our room and they gladly changed it. Rooms were very clean. Complimentary breakfast was delicious. They also host a welcome reception twice a week offering free appetizers and drinks for two hours. We don't drink, but it was a nice way to get to know about the town. General Manager was working. Thought that was great. It's also a dog friendly hotel. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to town and know that our dog will be welcomed. For you dog lovers out there they said each dog gets a water bowl and cookie at check-in.

    5
    « Birthday trip »

    Everything excellent. Made my Birthday special. All staff we encountered were very helpful and pleasant. There was an on site restaurant that had very good food at reasonable prices. The service was excellent even though they were sometimes very busy. The room we had was very quiet. We had a balcony overlooking a wooded area. So was very peasant to just sit outside and relax.

    4
    « Nice Overnight Sonora, CA »

    Great place for a get-away from it all! Staff is friendly and helpful, motel is attractive, adjoining restaurant has a full breakfast menu to choose from, lots to do in the surrounding area, picturesque western side of the Sierras, a beautiful, convenient drive to Yosemite and its grandeur.

    5
    « Sonora »

    Best hotel ever! not too expensive, plenty of amenities, especially the gigantic free breakfast and wonderful restaurant. Nice comfy rooms, patios outside, hot tub and pool. Trifecta of refrigerator, coffee machine and microwave! Been there many, many times!

    5
    « Family Gathering »

    Extremely helpful and friendly staff throughout the facility. They were very focused on providing excellent service. The room was clean and there was a small furnished patio/balcony off of each room. Beds were older, but still comfortable.

    5
    « Visit Sonora Best Western Annually and Always Pleased »

    The staff is helpful and we are able to stay in the comfortable large rooms poolside with patios. Beds are cozy with great pillows. Rooms including bathrooms are clean. Very nice to get the breakfast coupon upon check-in and enjoy the free breakfast at the on site restaurant. Lots of breakfast choices and you can order a discounted breakfast on the regular menu if you choose rather than the options on the free coupon menu. Service is always excellent. Great place to stay in Sonora ! Enjoy the charm or Sonora and easy drive up to Twain Harte, Pinecrest Lake.

    4
    « A nice place »

    This was a nice hotel - about an hour out of the NW Yosemite entrance. The staff was nice and helpful and they had a manager's welcome party with free drinks - my wife loved her wine. I enjoyed the appetizers - nice touch. Breakfast was provided at the onsite restaurant. You go to the restaurant and get a choice of four or so served breakfasts - not buffet. My wife thought this was the best breakfast provided on our 9 day car trip. My only complaint was that I booked the room via hotels.com. I do not recall any mention of this room being ADA with no bath tub. My wife was very disappointed there was not tub as she loves a nightly soak when travelling. In the future I may dump hotels.com and call direct to the hotel to make sure we get the room we want - with tub. I did spent a little time out in the pool area in the hot tub - very nice. The pool looked decent but I hot tubbed only. Yes, I would stay here again if I got the right kind of room.

    1
    « The morning manager was rude and falsely accused my dogs peeing in the room »

    The night clerk was very kind and helpful but the morning manager was awful. My husband showed up in the morning to have breakfast with me and she accused him of staying the night. I also had 2 dogs and they didn't have a pet room at the time the night clerk checked me in. The morning manager along with the maid accused them of peeing in the room. They r VERY well trained and I took them outside hourly. When I stood up for myself I was told that I wasn't welcome back. No worries I wouldn't go back even if offered free stay.

    4
    « A place to stay while seeing Yosemite. »

    There was a man lying down on the sidewalk with his feet in the driveway when we drove up to the motel. Someone told him to go in the lobby to sit down. The situation made us uncomfortable. Our room was nice. The outdoor pool was enclosed by motel buildings on 3 sides so it was somewhat protected from breezes. There was an upholstered bench in the dressing area. Breakfast was cooked to order in the restaurant next door so it took longer. Luckily we arrived when it opened before a bus group.

  • 5
    « Super comfort »

    The room was very comfortable and quite. Traveling by myself with dogs for a dog show, I need to feel safe and protected. This hotel offered both. The grounds were clean and well lite. When I checked in they had dog bowls, balls, cookies and poop bags. It was great.

    3
    « Good Place to Visit Yosemite »

    I Spent a night in this hotel for visiting the Yosemite. The place is near the Yosemite. So you can stay here for one night and then start your trip in Yosemite on the next day. The breakfast is delicious.

    5
    « This Is How It Should Be Done »

    We stayed here one night with our small dog. The room was very spacious and near to areas of use to a pet. The people at the desk gave us a little dog bowl with a toy and some other things, what a nice/smart touch. The free breakfast came in the form of a voucher for a restaurant next door and was very good. The facility was quiet at night and what else can you ask for. Thank you Best Western Sonora Oaks.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Clean, Comfy, and great breakfast. We needed a late check in (got in @ 3am) and it was the only one in the area that would allow it. I'm happy we chose Best Western. The staff at check in and out were so nice.

    5
    « Top Notch BW »

    Friendly staff. Excellent, updated, clean, large room. The complimentary full-cooked breakfast at the restaurant on the property was very good, but it took almost 30 minutes to receive because of so many people there. However, I would still wholeheartedly recommend staying at this BW.

    5
    « Best Western Sonora Peaceful »

    The bottom line for this hotel is its absolutely quiet. Worth its weight in gold. The breakfast is excellent and on Tuesday and Thursday's they have the managers reception with hors devours and 2 free drinks. The hotel is located a bit of a distance from Sonora but for the quiet it is worth it.

    5
    « Good Stay Here »

    We recently stayed at the Best Western Plus in Sonora for two nights while visiting Yosemite NP. The hotel is located just off CA-108 and within a couple miles of stores and services in Sonora. The room was clean and quiet, the bed was comfortable, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was served in the on-site restaurant from a limited menu. We also arrived on a Tuesday night and were able to attend the Manager's Reception (free drinks and hor dourves). Drive to Yosemite is about 45-50 miles.

 

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·From: All directions. The Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center is located on the corner of Highway 108 and Hess Avenue, three miles east of Sonora. From Highway 49, travel east on Highway 108 for three miles. We are seven miles east of Jamestown on Highway 108.
 

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