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El Pueblo Inn for a Sonoma Getaway On a Budget

Every woman should have the opportunity to go on a Girls Getaway some time in her life. As mentioned in some other posts, as celebration of my fortieth birthday and Emily, Clever Housewife’s, thirtieth birthday, our mom made that happen for us and our other sister, Megan. We all met up in Sonoma, CA, where the fun began. Sonoma is located in the heart of Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier wine producing regions. Although none of us drink alcohol of any kind, we found plenty to do and see in this beautiful setting.

We stayed 2 nights in Sonoma. The first night, we stayed at the MacArthur Inn, a luxury option. The second night, we were comped for a stay at El Pueblo Inn, which is a nice option for a Sonoma getaway on a budget.

El Pueblo Inn Sonoma California

Upon arrival, the El Pueblo Inn looks like a run of the mill motel. However, as we entered the courtyard where all the rooms face, we were impressed by the well kept, lush landscaping. At the end of the courtyard, there is a heated pool and spa that are open 24 hours. Mom and Megan made use of the spa late that evening while Emily and I opted to get cozy in our room. They reported that the spa was clean and quiet. And that they were able to appreciated the beautiful grounds as they soaked away the aches and pains from a busy day.

The El Pueblo Inn has three types of rooms. The Adobe rooms are the most basic, budget option. The California rooms offer some luxury at a lower cost. The Sonoma rooms are the most spacious luxury rooms. We stayed in 2 Adobe rooms, each with 2 double beds. Unfortunately, the hotel was booked and we were unable to see the California and Sonoma rooms, so this review will focus solely on the Adobe rooms.

El Pueblo Inn Sonoma Guest Room

As mentioned, we stayed in 2 of the Adobe rooms. Connecting rooms would have been nice on a Girls Getaway, but that was not an option here. The rooms were clean and tastefully decorated, though a bit outdated, in Adobe style. We all found the beds to be comfortable, and the rooms were quiet. The rooms did get awfully stuffy by morning, as the ventilation was inadequate.

El Pueblo Inn Adobe Bathroom

Despite the rather small bathrooms with no counter space, we found them to be clean and the showers had good water pressure.

We appreciated the abundant storage space in the room. The room also had mirrors and flat surfaces for getting ready in the morning while someone else used the bathroom. Outlets near the mirrors in the room would have been nice.

Overall, we found the El Pueblo Inn to be a good budget option for accommodations. The 24 hour heated pool and spa are an especially desirable feature for a Girls Getaway or Romantic Getaway.

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