Erica Domesek

MacArthur Place

  • Where:
  • Why:To finally visit wine country! #Bucketlist
  • When:October 2021
  • Who:Myself and my husband
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MacArthur Place The front door of our perfect wine getaway!

The front door of our perfect wine getaway!

MacArthur Place The beautiful façade of MacArthur Place. The rustic architecture and abundant greenery made me feel like I was at home

The beautiful façade of MacArthur Place. The rustic architecture and abundant greenery made me feel like I was at home

MacArthur Place The quaint charm of the lobby and welcoming staff set the tone for a special, curated stay in Sonoma

The quaint charm of the lobby and welcoming staff set the tone for a special, curated stay in Sonoma

MacArthur Place Our beautiful room with neutral colors and plenty of textures to create a serene environment to unwind in. The fireplace was an added cozy touch!

Our beautiful room with neutral colors and plenty of textures to create a serene environment to unwind in. The fireplace was an added cozy touch!

MacArthur Place I mean… Have you seen a more relaxing photo? The bathtub was the highlight of my stay. Perfect for sipping wine and soaking it all in, it’s the perfect way to end the day

I mean… Have you seen a more relaxing photo? The bathtub was the highlight of my stay. Perfect for sipping wine and soaking it all in, it’s the perfect way to end the day

MacArthur Place A charcuterie board from the property’s Layla Restaurant, which I enjoyed in the magical bathtub

A charcuterie board from the property’s Layla Restaurant, which I enjoyed in the magical bathtub

MacArthur Place The hotel tote was perfect for going out into town and shopping at local stores

The hotel tote was perfect for going out into town and shopping at local stores

MacArthur Place Obviously, we are in wine country! The selection at the MacArthur wine cellar carries everything you could ever dream of and more. The highest quality wine you can get your hands on

Obviously, we are in wine country! The selection at the MacArthur wine cellar carries everything you could ever dream of and more. The highest quality wine you can get your hands on

MacArthur Place From grapes to glass! I loved learning about the wine-making process and seeing the grapes that are used to make delicious, high-quality wine

From grapes to glass! I loved learning about the wine-making process and seeing the grapes that are used to make delicious, high-quality wine

MacArthur Place The chic bar at MacArthur balances classic American style and elegance all the while serving timeless cocktails and a selection of curated craft beers

The chic bar at MacArthur balances classic American style and elegance all the while serving timeless cocktails and a selection of curated craft beers

MacArthur Place My favorite way to kickstart my days was by taking a stroll to the restaurant for some breakfast, layered up in my favorite jacket. The hash browns are my absolute favorite!

My favorite way to kickstart my days was by taking a stroll to the restaurant for some breakfast, layered up in my favorite jacket. The hash browns are my absolute favorite!

MacArthur Place The hash browns from Layla were probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten! Perfectly crispy and golden, they are the ultimate addition to your breakfast

The hash browns from Layla were probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten! Perfectly crispy and golden, they are the ultimate addition to your breakfast

MacArthur Place The property had a Chef’s Garden with beautiful fruits and vegetables, which are used for the delicious dishes and cocktails at Layla Restaurant

The property had a Chef’s Garden with beautiful fruits and vegetables, which are used for the delicious dishes and cocktails at Layla Restaurant

MacArthur Place Hand-picked sage used in the delicious dishes and cocktails at the hotel's own restaurants

Hand-picked sage used in the delicious dishes and cocktails at the hotel's own restaurants

MacArthur Place The interior design of the hotel is gorgeous and there are added touches throughout, like these ceiling art pieces, that create a unique experience

The interior design of the hotel is gorgeous and there are added touches throughout, like these ceiling art pieces, that create a unique experience

MacArthur Place The hotel features art throughout, and I especially LOVED this “love” piece on the property grounds

The hotel features art throughout, and I especially LOVED this “love” piece on the property grounds

MacArthur Place I love the marble motif the hotel has throughout its property and even integrated into the smaller decorative accents like these coasters and pencils

I love the marble motif the hotel has throughout its property and even integrated into the smaller decorative accents like these coasters and pencils

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel grounds were absolutely gorgeous and the room was stunning — I felt tucked away in an outdoor, chic getaway. Between the greenery and artwork sprinkled around, I got the best of both worlds from luxury to comfort in a beautiful setting.

  • The highlight of my trip was definitely taking baths in the bathhouse! Any excuse I would get, I would use the bathtub — from drinking wine and champagne to enjoying a delicious charcuterie board. I’d never experienced such bliss until the bathhouse. Can you tell I was obsessed? The heated floors in the bathroom were also an added plus.

  • I especially loved the marbling motif featured throughout the hotel. Even the smaller decorative accents like pens and coasters had this special, artsy touch — I had to take them home!

  • There was only one restaurant in the space, which was closed some of the days I stayed at the hotel. It had a limited menu, which meant I couldn’t order anything at any time. Because of this, I had to revert to ordering from the limited bar menu.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Countryside wine retreat

  • Vibe

    The perfect outdoor getaway. You get both luxury and comfort in a gorgeously green setting

  • Location

    Four blocks from historic Sonoma Plaza

  • Rooms

    64

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    From the moment I entered the website, I felt welcomed by the featured photos of warm interiors that are both cozy and chic. The booking process was seamless, and I was easily able to plan my dream trip to wine country! The communication from the hotel was extraordinary — I requested that I wanted a room with an outdoor bathtub, and they made sure to have the perfect one waiting for me

  • Future Forward

    So much of the produce and herbs for the hotel restaurant is grown on property's at the Chef's garden, where everything is fresh and organic. They also feature an expansive collection of art from independent and emerging artists

  • Music

    Guests can recreate the sounds reminiscent of MacArthur Place at home with the property’s Spotify playlist, featuring artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Peter Frampton

  • Year Opened

    Well over a century ago

  • Designed By

    The redesign concept of MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa's property-wide transformation in August 2019 was Spearheaded by SFA Design and RDC Architecture

  • Health & Wellness

    Throughout the lush six-acre property, guests get to experience a full-service spa with seasonal treatments and a mid-century pool

  • Food

    MacArthur has hree culinary outlets — Layla, a Mediterranean-meets-Sonoma inspired restaurant, the cocktail-forward Bar at MacArthur and The Porch coffee shop

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The Bar at MacAarthur will transport you with its sleek design and amazing wine list and cocktails. The property also hosts beautiful weddings and celebrations on site throughout the year

  • Minibar & Retail

    There are amazing treasures to purchase that are merchandised throughout the hotel's lobby as well as inside The Porch (coffee shop)

  • Accessibility

    The hotel is accessibility friendly. There are options for this from check in to check out

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    This is worth the price, especially if you plan on indulging for a special occasion

  • Tel.

    +1 707 938 2929

  • Website

    Visit website

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29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

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