Hotel Centro Sonoma – A Great Getaway to Wine Country

I recently visited the newly opened Hotel Centro Sonoma Wine Country — a new property in the Tapestry by Hilton collection – and what a treat. It’s brand spanking new (it opened in April 2024) and it’s fresh and fabulous! Hotel Centro Sonoma is literally in the heart of Sonoma wine country – it’s easy to get to and centrally located. It’s the perfect base to explore the local vineyards of Sonoma County or simply relax in a stylish setting.

the lobby of the hotel centro wine country is lovely

The hotel lobby is gorgeous and filled with lovely artwork, and the new furniture and fixtures are light, bright, and calming. You can’t help but feel the sleek and modern vibes as soon as you walk through the lobby doors.

hotel centro sonoma is perfect for wine tasting

Review: The Hotel Centro Sonoma

As we exited the freeway and drove onto the Hotel Centro property, we were surrounded by the natural beauty of the area, instantly washing away the stress of our long (6+ hour) drive from L.A. The hotel vibe was modern and casual, and it’s close to lots of local vineyards. The friendly staff gave us a warm welcome (that includes the lovely ice-cold Hilton bottle of water at check-in), and we were in our room within minutes.

Our room felt spacious, bright, and incredibly comfy. There was a table in the room along with a lovely king bed, and I settled into the chaise lounge to finish up some work. There were ample work spaces for the two of us to take care of some last minute emails before exploring Sonoma County.

settling into work at the hotel centro sonoma in wine country

Hotel Centro Sonoma Amenities

The hotel is packed with convenient amenities:

  • On-site Restaurant –  Overland Tap & Kitchen serves food that captures the taste of Wine Country. Think fresh flavors and cool cocktails.
  • Fitness Center – Perfect for working off those wine and dine calories, and the weight room is fab.
  • Seasonal Outdoor Pool –  Nothing beats a dip in a lovely pool after a day of wine tasting.
  • Free Parking and EV Charging – Super convenient if you’re on a long road trip like us.
  • Digital Key and Hilton Honors Perks – Makes check-in a breeze and the stay even sweeter.
  • Streaming Big Screen TVs – Perfect if you want to order room service and watch a movie

it's nice to have a pool at my hotel in Sonoma COunty wine country

Driving all the way from Los Angeles to Seattle, we needed a beautiful mid-point to break up the journey, and Sonoma felt like the perfect spot. Hotel Centro Sonoma has easy access to the freeway to get around Sonoma, making it convenient for golf, wine country, shopping, restaurants, and relaxing.

Hotel Centro Sonoma is less than a mile from the Graton Casino and it’s about a 35-minute drive to the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Plus, being close to Oakland and San Francisco, it gives you the option to add some city excursions to your trip.

hotels in sonoma country, wine country

What makes Hotel Centro Sonoma stand out is the blend of rustic charm and sophisticated vibe of the Tapestry by Hilton collection. Tapestry by Hilton is a unique collection of hotels offering an authentic and stylish experience, combining local charm with Hilton’s trusted hospitality. It’s the kind of place that makes you feel instantly relaxed. And Hilton Honors members can snag some great deals right now with bonus points to celebrate the grand opening (1,00o points a night!).

Hilton hotels in sonoma county

Top 5 Things to Do in Sonoma Valley Wine Country

1. Visit the local Vineyards and Wineries

 With over 400 wineries to choose from, Sonoma County is a paradise for wine lovers. My personal favorite is Benziger Family Winery, where the Biodynamic Tractor Tram Tour shares fascinating insights into sustainable winemaking practices.

Benziger Family Winery in sonoma is beautiful

2. Explore Sonoma Plaza – it’s close to Hotel Centro Sonoma

This historic town square in the heart of Sonoma is filled with charming boutiques, tasting rooms, and quaint cafes. Check out the Sonoma Cheese Factory for some tasty local cheeses!

3. Hike in the Jack London State Historic Park

If you love nature and history, this beautiful park is a short 30-minute drive from Hotel Centro Sonoma. It’s the home and ranch of Jack London, famous for his literary work and adventurous travels. You’re able to hike or mountain bike on scenic trails and explore the historic buildings, including the ruins of Jack London’s dream house, his gravesite, and The Beauty Ranch. It’s worth the drive to see the valley views – they are seriously breathtaking!

Jack London State Historic Park is great to visit from the hotel centro sonoma in sonoma county

4. Grab an Old Caz Beer

Sonoma isn’t just about the wine – Old Caz Beer opened a new taproom and brewpub recently just two miles from Hotel Centro Sonoma. Old Caz Beer, named after a rugged road (Cazadero,) in Sonoma County, is literally a labor of love for the founders, Bryan and Tom. Meeting in college and sharing a love of nature, great beer, and mountain biking, they worked tirelessly to bring their dreams to life. Their mission was to create beers that fill the soul with the wonder and beauty of Sonoma County and they really do have a beer for every taste.

Old Caz beer in Sonoma county is fantastic

We spent the evening with Bryan (one of the founders) who shared stories of trying to build a business during the pandemic, running out of money and downloading a free 30 day trial of illustrator to create his own logo since they had no design/marketing money, and driving all over California to uninstall free brewing equipment from places donating since they were going out of business. Not to mention the founders built practically everything by hand from scraps of wood and piping leftover from other jobs. The hubs was in heaven sampling the beers, and personally, I think he was living vicariously through Bryan’s colorful stories!

things to do in sonoma county - sample old caz beer

If you’re an IPA fan, this is your place – there are so many flavors and varieties. His fave was the (gold medal winning!) Chismosa –  a Mexican Amber Lager that to quote Bryan, “is a crushable everyday beer”. It’s light like a Dos Equis Amber yet still has the body and malt profile of a strong beer. I loved the Lavender Radler –  a light and freshing ‘kettle sour.’ It’s different from a typical sour as it’s low alcohol, refreshing and dangerously approachable – perfect for sipping poolside or on the golf course. I cannot stress how much fun you’ll have when you visit Old Caz for yourself!

Old Caz brewery is 2 miles from Hotel Centro SOnoma

For food options at Old Caz, they serve lunch daily from 12-3pm and for dinner you are welcome to bring your own food or have something delivered to the taproom. OR you can grab food from one of the local food trucks that are scheduled most days. Check out the food truck schedule here. Don’t miss the chance to experience their delish brews when you are in the Sonoma area, and be sure to ask if Bryan’s around for a chat. 😉

food trucks as Old Caz Beer

4. Relax at a Sonoma Spa

If you’re in Sonoma to relax, this is the place for you. After a day of wine tasting and exploring, treat yourself to some pampering at one of the many spas. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn has a luxurious spa with natural mineral hot springs, thermal pools, and rejuvenating treatments. You can also enjoy fine dining and a championship golf course.

Surrounding towns like Healdsburg and Windsor are lovely, too. They’re perfect for enjoying the wine country vibes and local delicious restaurants. Santa Rosa is just 10 miles away and San Francisco and Oakland are also a short drive, leaving you with plenty to explore.

review of the hotel centro sonoma a hilton tapestry hotel in wine country

If you’re looking for a fresh and relaxing place to stay in wine country, look no further. Hotel Centro Sonoma Wine Country has it all: style and convenience in the heart of wine country.

Hotel details:

Hotel Centro Sonoma Wine Country
Tapestry by Hilton

5870 Labath Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Maybe I’ll see you sipping wine by the Hotel Centro Sonoma pool sometime!

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What are YOUR favorite places to stay in Sonoma Wine Country?

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***This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own ***

About The Author

Samantha

I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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