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286 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370-5022
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 19/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 8 hotels in Sonora
Oldest historic hotel in Sonora. Experience a bit of the past in one of the antique apponted rooms. Innkeepers breakfast each morning. Easy walking distance to great shopping and wonderful restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tim Liu wrote a review 10 Jan
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DO NOT STAY HERE! If I could give 0 stars I would! They charged me $250 for a room with a full size bed and a roll away bed which I had to pay an extra $35 for. The most ridiculous thing is that the hotel manager had me and my friend follow him around the property to find a roll away bed for 10 minutes with no avail. When the roll away bed was found WE the guests had to carry the bed to our room ourselves. This is completely unheard of to charge people extra money for a roll away and have the guests carry it to the room. To make matters worse the manager didn't provide us sheets or blankets to cover the roll away until being asked 3 times. We then had to set up the roll away bed ourselves while the manager simply stood there and watched and didn't offer a hand. Not only was the experience with the roll away bed horrible, but the room was even worse! The carpet was covered in this sticky and glossy substance and the cabinets were filled with trash, dirt and dust. Clearly hadn't been cleaned in months if not years. The restroom had a horrendously loud fan and the tiles above the shower were molding. The walls all around the room were also marked up with the paint chipping off. Finally, breakfast was promised at 7:30am the next day and that was the one thing we thought they couldn't screw up. Of course they managed to screw that up as well as when we arrived at 7:45am for breakfast we were told we had to wait another 15 minutes which we didn't have. The only reason we stayed at the place was because we just needed a place to crash for the night on New Years and other hotels were all fully booked and we didn't want to have to sleep in the car. Although after our stay it was probably a better option to sleep in the car and save $250.
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Date of stay: January 2022
NormKeith wrote a review Nov 2021
Azusa, California1795 contributions166 helpful votes
If you are going to Sonora, California or just need a night or longer to stay I recommend the Gun House Hotel. The rooms are clean, warm and very comfortable. Our shower had hot water amazingly fast. We stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay and the hotel is in walking distance to everything. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast is filling.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Facing front good view of town
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SEIdahoThomas wrote a review Aug 2021
Pocatello, Idaho1210 contributions127 helpful votes
This property has some nice touches that you might not expect from an economy option. There is some historical decor on the lower level, nice verandah that wraps around the bulk of the property, a breakfast room and a small pool. Our room was a backside upper level (would recommend as the main street in front is extremely busy and often congested). It had a bit of decor, lots of blue. A "library theme". Yes it is true that while some of the vibe is an older / historic building - which is fine - some small updates are needed. A few cosmetic blemishes, knobs, etc. One thing that needed attention in our room was the bedside lamp which had no on or off switch, so we had to unplug it. But it's small stuff overall. They showed pride of property in the pool gardens and the historic lower level displays. so that was nice. I get the sense that the rooms are quite different here. Some appear as though they would be very dark as they are recessed or on the low level. Some are very open and bright. So do note your preferences if you book. Overall please recognize that in terms of Sonora this is maybe more of a budget option. But it is really pretty solid , and I would stay here again and recommend to others.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: quiet enough on the back side - but noisier on the front side due to street traffic
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Kendra J wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stopped here overnight on the way to the Eastern Sierra. Old and outdated, the rooms were nonetheless clean and comfortable. The pool was just with our kids needed, and breakfast Included a homemade cheesy egg dish and little muffins - a pleasant surprise! We will definitely stop here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Lauren wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked a "back queen" room, as shown in photo below. Room we got had no natural light, was damp, smelled liked mold, had exposed rough tile into the bathroom, stains on the carpet. Rattly air conditioner, darkened glass on door and windows allow no natural light through. Apparently they won't guarantee your room type if you book through their website. I was told that I should have called to guarantee that I'd get the type of room I booked. Luckily we were able to change rooms after one night, which made a huge difference, so it really depends on the room you get. Pool is nice and there's a nice breakfast every morning. It's difficult to reach any staff during the day--the office is unstaffed for hours at a time, no one answers the phone, even texting the manager gets no reply.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: You must stay in an upstairs room, downstairs room was damp, smelled moldy, no natural light,...
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US$105 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gunn House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gunn House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tuolumne County Museum (0.4 km), Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum (0.5 km), and Stage 3 Theatre Company (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gunn House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Gunn House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gunn House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gunn House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diamondback Grill, Emberz, and Sonora Thai Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gunn House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Gunn House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Sonora.
Are there any historical sites close to Gunn House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Columbia State Historic Park (6.2 km) and Artificers' Exchange (6.2 km).