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The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #

253 Knowles Hill Dr, Sonora, CA 95370-5046
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Sonora
The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast is a stunning 1927 mansion with modern amenities and luxurious rooms, perched on a hilltop overlooking the downtown historical part of Sonora, California. Whether you are visiting Yosemite, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or other special day, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility and harmony Knowles Hill offers. All suites have PRIVATE BATHS. The gourmet breakfast is unlike any you have ever had and is more of an event! See our 5 ***** ratings and why travelers choose Knowles Hill as their vacation destination!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Stu W wrote a review Jul 2021
Thousand Oaks, California157 contributions73 helpful votes
The Knowles Hill B&B is a delightful stay. Stayed here passing through Sonora for an overnight stay. The mansion is posted on the top of a hill overlooking the town of Sonora. Being on top of the hill means a drive up a long single-lane road, making it too far and steep from historic downtown Sonora to walk. Nevertheless, the mansion is historic and classic Edwardian style from the 1920s and features many of the original handcraftsmanship in both the interiors and exteriors. From the initial greeting to checkout, service is always rendered with a smile and a friendly demeanor, and you feel like a welcomed guest. We arrived around 4pm, checked into our room, and settled in. The pictures on the Inn's web site were true to reality. The room had adequate facilities (bed, private bathroom, electrical outlets, WIFI, etc.), a TV with internet connectivity (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. but no cable service), tables, etc. The bed was really tall, but fitted with a small stepstool to help one get aboard. We then spent about an hour on the patio looking out over the city and enjoyed a glass of wine (that we had brought ourselves). Geese were snacking on the nearby lawn and the patio had an assortment of cats, some quite friendly, belonging to the Inn. Breakfast was perfect with a delicious poached pear appetizer followed by an egg Florentine with sausage. Really couldn't be better. All in all, this is an excellent inn with quality facilities and staffing. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Floors are quite squeaky. A room on the second floor might be a bit quieter.
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Richard C wrote a review Jul 2021
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Wow! Such wonderful people and the fanciest and most delicious breakfast I've ever had! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing unique stay in gold country. So much to see in the area as well.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Eran S wrote a review Jul 2021
Gedera, Israel2 contributions
Amazing place !!!!! we have never seen a place like this before. It is all very beautiful and unique and hosts are so kind The breakfast is amazing. The whole place looks like a dream, the garden is beautiful We definitely going to come back as soon as we can
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Veronica B wrote a review Jul 2021
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Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a couple and or family friendly place. Super cute rooms and the old time atmosphere makes it perfect for a long weekend in gold country. It’s also the first time we’ve had a two course breakfast that they kindly enough also managed to make vegan. Very few places do. Kids also LOVED their breakfast (see pictures). Delicious!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Go628830 wrote a review Jul 2021
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I recently visited Knowles Hill after laying my father to rest as a place for getting through some grief. Rhonda the Inn Keeper was so kind and nurturing as I was walking through it. The grounds were beautiful and a place with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. And the food!!! Be prepared for incredible breakfasts and coffee.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$250 - US$302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Inn on Knowles Hill
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Nearby attractions include Tuolumne County Museum (0.4 km), Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum (0.5 km), and Stage 3 Theatre Company (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diamondback Grill, Emberz, and Sonora Thai Cuisine.
Is The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel # located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sonora.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel #?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Columbia State Historic Park (6.2 km) and Artificers' Exchange (6.2 km).