THISTLE DEW INN is located at 171 W. Spain St in historic downtown Sonoma, CA.
Below you will find a map and driving directions to help you find your way.


From San Francisco Airport:
Take US-101 North toward San Francisco/San Bruno
Take 380 West to San Bruno
Take 280 North to San Francisco
Take CA-1 North to 19th Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge
Follow signs to 101 North (across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Marin County)
Take CA-37 East
Take CA-121 North
Take 12 (Broadway) North to Sonoma Plaza

From Oakland Airport:
Take I-880 North to Downtown Oakland
Take I-980 East to Walnut Creek
Take I-580 to San Francisco/Hayward
Take 80 North (Vallejo/Sacramento)
Take Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to US-101
Go North on US-101
Take CA-37 East
Take CA-121 North
Take 12 (Broadway) North to Sonoma Plaza

Upon entering Sonoma, you will come to a stop sign in front of City Hall and the park (Plaza.) Take a left turn on West Napa Street and then take the next right turn (1st Street West). Go to the end of the block and turn left (West Spain Street). The Inn is located one-half block on the left at 171 W. Spain St. If one of our three parking spaces is available in the lot, feel free to use it. Otherwise, pull into the driveway to check in and unload; additional parking is available on the street in front of the Inn.

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The Thistle Dew Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just one-half block from the Historic Sonoma Plaza. The Plaza is a tree-filled eight-acre park surrounded by shops, restaurants and historical sites, and is the largest town square of its kind in California. At the center of the park sits the picturesque Sonoma City Hall. The City was designed by the Mexican Governor of the period, General Mariano Vallejo. The Sonoma Mission was the northernmost of the Mission system, and the only mission created under Mexican rule.

Our great location is just walking distance from the original Mission, the Mexican Barracks building, the private home of General Vallejo, and of course, the Plaza. The Plaza is home to many of the finest restaurants in Northern California. The Plaza itself is a great place to sit, relax and have a picnic. The Sebastiani winery, one of the state's oldest, is but a five minute walk. Within a fifteen minute drive are over 40 premium wineries, many of which have gained international recognition for their wines.

The Valley of the Moon, as our beautiful Valley is called, is also home to numerous state and county parks offering fabulous hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The dramatic coast of the Pacific Ocean is but an hour's drive to the West, and the world famous Napa Valley is only a quick 20 minutes drive to the East. San Francisco at only 45 miles distance is less than an hour away. In short, Sonoma and the Thistle Dew Inn are central to everything the Bay Area and Wine Country has to offer.

THISTLE DEW INN: 171 W. Spain St • Sonoma, CA 95476
Innkeepers: Jan Rafiq and Gregg Percival

reservations: 800.382.7895 • phone: 707. 938.2909 • e-mail:

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