Reviews and Guest Comments
"Lovely Gardens, details in the rooms and all around restful memories. Well
"MacArthur Place is where the movie stars stay during the Sonoma Valley
Olive Festival, and it has some of the lush, tucked-away,
celebrities-in-sunglasses atmosphere you associate with the Hotel Bel-Air. Once
a snazzy horse farm, now the resort is a pleasant maze of meandering paths,
lavish gardens, white Victorian-style cottages a steak house, and of course a
Town & Country Travel
"In the land of wine and exclusive resorts, this spot stands alone" find
fans who love the "cozy, rustic country-farmhouse rooms with comfy big beds"
(get a suite, it's totally worth it"), "friendly service" and the "serene spa";
go for a ride on the "bikes for guest use", listen to some DVDs wearing your
"great robe" or indulge in a "massage"; whatever you do, "if you're in Sonoma,
you must stay here."
ZAGAT Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas
"We arrived four princesses and departed four queens. Hail Hedonism!"
Susan, Gail, Carol and Kathryn
"A lot of places focus on steaks, but just a few specialize in them. In
Sonoma, Saddles offers a choice of grain-fed, Kobe-style, and special grass-fed
ribeyes, filet mignons, flatirons, New Yorks, Porterhouse, cowboy steaks and
more. It's the Place to go for the very best steak you can get."
Jeff Cox, Press Democrat
"There is no place more inviting than the historic MacArthur Place country
inn in Sonoma. Wallking through the four lush acres of gardens - with
sculptures and fountains to be found around nearly every bend - is truly
tranquil. Of course, if the gardens don't prove peaceful enough, the aptly
named Garden Spa, with nature-inspired treatments like Lavender Dreams and The
Rose Garden can do the job. Opt for an al fresco massage in one of the Japanese
Celebrated Living, American Airline's Premium Class Magazine
"This was our first trip to the Wine Country - we celebrated our 37th
anniversary - we loved MacArthur Place so much that we didn't even go touring -
there's always the next trip! Simply wonderful."
Tim and Sandi
"Just off Sonoma's town square, MacArthur Place now hides a colorful, folksy
spa. Treatments rely on the fruit of the land: The rosemary in your body
polish, rose petals in your facial, and lavender in your aromatherapy soak are
often plucked from the garden just as you're settling in."
Top 30 Getaways, San Francisco Magazine
"This inn is absolutely heavenly! Very luxurious, spacious, feng shui and
relaxing. The staff has been most helpful and professional and the breakfast
was always perfect. I'd rate it an "11" from "1-10". Cheers."
Len and Sheri
"California wine country's answer to the steakhouse is located not far from
the Sonoma Plaza, in MacArthur Place, an upscale hotel. At Saddles, you can sit
inside the pleasantly appointed Barn or on the garden patio. Choose from
selections cut to order or a list of steaks and chops, then prepare yourself
for serious toppings - carmelized onions, peppercorn sauce, and Cabernet
demi-glace - all in huge amounts. Sides are also generous, including potatoes
prepared five ways and traditional creamed spinach. For lighter fare, order the
market vegetables, they taste Sonoma-grown."
Best Steakhouses in the West, Sunset Magazine
"In the heart of Sonoma, just four blocks from the historic plaza, is a
renovated garden spot that would give Eden a run for its money. Interspersed
among the vibrant flowers, mature trees, fountains, and sculptures are 64
individually apppointed guest rooms and suites, each boasting delicious
amenities. The homegrown goodness is infused in many of the Garden Spa's
treatments, like Sonoma Olive Oil Body Polish and Red Wine Grapeseed Massage.
Savor a steak and martini at Saddles. The atmosphere is so tranquil that you
rarely hear a voice above a whisper."
10 Great Getaways, Child Magazine
"Your attention to detail is incredible."
Sandra and John
"I would love to spend more time here to enjoy the surroundings and absorb the peace and serenity and beauty."