El Pueblo Inn’s lush and spacious interior garden sets this inn apart from other lodging in Sonoma. Just a mile from the Sonoma Plaza and central to the wineries of Sonoma Valley, the charming, family-owned El Pueblo Inn is a great value.
El Pueblo Inn has four accessible rooms, all on the ground floor:
- Sonoma Room 131 Two Queens with a roll-in shower
- California Room 133 One King with a tub
- Adobe Room 108 One King with a tub
- Adobe Room 109 Two Doubles with a roll-in showerThe entrance to El Pueblo Inn is graced by a stately fountain and an adobe brick sign.
There are four accessible parking spaces for the four accessible rooms, all convenient to the lobby and the respective rooms.
Chip and I spent two nights at El Pueblo Inn in February 2015. Bonnie Lewkowitz and Ann Cupolo-Freeman of Access Northern California visited us in Sonoma and stayed there last August. Photos of Bonnie and Ann are interspersed throughout this post. You can see Bonnie’s review for El Pueblo Inn at Access Northern California.
Sonoma Room 131 (Chip and I stayed in Room 131, as did Bonnie and Ann last August.)
Two Queens with a roll-in shower
What a great treat for persons with limited mobility! El Pueblo Inn offers in-room massage therapy, provided by Sonoma Massage. Even with two wheelchairs there was ample room for Bonnie and Ann as well as two massage therapists. With a broad selection of therapeutic massages to choose from Bonnie selected the full body massage and Ann selected the foot massage.
The closet had a lowered rod making it easy for me to hang clothes. Hotels often include a low rod in the accessible rooms but fail to include a high rod for a traveling companion. El Pueblo ingeniously included the high rod, offset from the low rod so that long clothing didn’t puddle on top of it. Brilliant!
The closet also housed the accessible ice bucket, iron, hair dryer (in a pouch) and luggage racks. I was able to reach the safe to set the code and open/close the door, but something heavy could be difficult to retrieve.
It was an easy lateral transfer from my scooter to the shower bench in the roll-in shower, with the hand-held shower head and controls easily accessible from the bench. Hotels often leave the hand-held shower head in the high position, but here there was only a low position so no problem!
The wall-mounted pedestal sink provided knee clearance though not as much counter space as I prefer. The shelf over the toilet was just a little too far away from the sink to set toiletries and medications. The mirror reached the backsplash and was easy to see myself in. The hook was convenient for a hand towel.
There was standard accessible spacing between the toilet and sink with appropriately installed grab bars. The water glasses, complimentary toiletries and facial tissues were within reach.
The view from the patio was totally unexpected. As great as the room was, this garden oasis was spectacular.
California Room 133
1 King with a Tub
On the other side of the exterior open-air corridor was an accessible room with a King bed and tub.
With 1 king bed instead of 2 Queens, the room was smaller but the clearance around the bed was quite ample with the extra bonus of a fireplace. French doors with a flat threshold led to a private patio and a greenery wall, though it was missing the spectacular vista of the garden courtyard that we had in Room 131. If you prefer a tub, the one in this room is outfitted with grab bars, a hand-held shower head and a portable shower chair.
Whereas Sonoma Room 131 and California Room 133 speak luxury, the Adobe Rooms 108 and 109 speak charm. These reflect the original architecture of the property and have been restored and updated to modern conveniences.
Adobe Room 108
1 King with a Tub
The tub is complete with grab bars, hand-held shower wand, and a portable shower bench.
The wall-mounted pedestal sink has a convenient near-by shelf for toiletries and medications. The mirror is at an appropriate height to view from a seated position.
Adobe Room 109
2 Doubles with a Roll-in Shower
Has an accessible desk with plenty of room to pull up a wheelchair, accessible coffee service, ice bucket, safe, and mini-refrigerator are all within reach. The easy to access open front closet provides a low bar and a high companion bar.
The rooms are all close to each other, to parking, and to the lobby and breakfast room.
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A walk/roll around the property presented stunning vistas and foliage. The burst of ranunculus was from our February visit when the majority of the US was blanketed in snow!
The pool environs were equally luscious with a little humorous statuary thrown in.
There was a pool cabana for shade protection in the summer heat. I’m visiting here with Christopher, one of the family owners. The accessible restrooms were convenient to the pool, the cabana, and the fitness room.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better it did. The complimentary breakfast was a gourmet delight. Fresh baked pastries and breads, quiche, delicious gluten-free granola, fresh-squeezed juice, this was a breakfast worth making time for. The granola was even from one of my favorite Sonoma breakfast spots, Community Cafe, featured in my February 5, 2015 incredibleACCESSIBLE Spotlight.
This independently family-owned inn is a delightful place to stay before a day of wine-tasting or strolling around the Sonoma Plaza. Whether you want a little luxury or a little charm, El Pueblo Inn has you covered. The gardens and the breakfast will linger in your memory!