Bradford Place Inn and Gardens

56 West Bradford Street , Sonora, CA 95370 USA (Show map)


AAA Three Diamond Inn Since 2000 -- Located in the cute village of historic Sonora just one block to all kinds of interesting shops, galleries and really wonderful dining SAVE 15% JULY through SEPTEMBER, 2011 -- Excludes holiday periods, special event and concert weekends WE KNOW ON-LINE REVIEWS ARE VERY POPULAR BUT WE NEVER ASK OUR GUESTS TO POST. AS WE SAY -- REVIEWS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED, NEVER SOLICITED! Between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite you will find Bradford Place in Sonora, California. A truly stunning Victorian, the inn offers a B&B setting with complete hotel privacy including breakfast from the inn's menu available 7:00 to 11:00 with complimentary room service. The inn itself has undergone amazing renovations including each room with the absolute ultimate in climate control technology. And of course, all rooms have private en suite bath -- some have a whirlpool tub. We invite you to view the inn's web site (the link is over to the left side of the screen), then give us a call at 1-800-209-2315. We're waiting for you in this lovely little gold rush town! Eli Shahar



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

What a gem.

5 on July 01, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this little treasure. We were given a tour of the main lobby, which is a museum, which included a demonstration of the player piano and the Victrola. Both performed flawlessly. Mu wife and I toured the from room while Eli took care of the paperwork. Then he escorted us to our room and explained how everything worked. Breakfast the next morning was magnificent. We stayed in the Prospectors Room and enjoyed sitting on the patio while eating breakfast and drinking coffee. Obviously Eli is very proud of his inn and is near a perfectionist in maintaining the inn and catering to his customers. We will definitely stay there again if we ever return to Sonora.

This B&B is an utter treasure, in no small part due to the owner's efforts! We can’t wait to plan our next getaway there.

5 on June 04, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Bradford Place for the first time. Upon arrival we were greeted by two sweet, well-mannered, Irish Setters who beat the innkeeper, Eli, in welcoming us. The inn is charming & has tasty baked treats waiting in the parlor. After checking in & confirming our breakfast choices, we were shown upstairs to our already-cool room the Tioga, which is small but has high ceilings & good lighting, both natural & electric. The vintage green & white bathroom’s tub/shower has glass doors instead of a clingy curtain. We EACH had two plush, snowy white towels, so I could shower before dinner without worrying if I'd have a dry towel tomorrow. Was grateful for makeup wipes, which are more appealing than the brown cloth some B&Bs want you to use. Our comfy bed had four pillows with snowy-white ironed linens; no possibly-dirty pillow shams here! After returning from dinner that Saturday evening, we decided to relax in the front parlor. Mary Lou, one of the dogs, came over & looked at me inquisitively, so I scratched her ears. She was happy to sit & allow me to pet her for a good 15 minutes! Eli chatted with us in between his other duties. My husband asked about the player pianos & Eli was kind enough to play some of the music he's collected. We were treated to Debussy; Gershwin; "Stardust"; a gorgeous variation on "Blue Danube" & several other rolls. Heavenly! We three had wonderful conversation between songs, with the dogs occasionally checking on us. We finally retired after 10, but if we hadn’t been yawning (or concerned about annoying other guests) I think we would have continued on till the wee hours! I woke up about 6:30 after a quiet night. The bell from a nearby church started tolling softly around 7. After long, hot showers, we headed down for breakfast: Norwegian-style Eggs Benedict (salmon for breakfast? yes, please!). As the other guests had already eaten, Eli chatted with us for a while before we had to go upstairs & pack.

Quaint and charming, great location

4.8 on June 26, 2011

I'm not one that goes to a lot of bed and breakfasts, but had to spend the night in Sonora and found the Bradford Place Inn much more tempting than the local "hotels". What a great choice! The innkeeper was friendly and helpful and the inn was warm and inviting. I enjoyed very much the room--with the luxurious bathrobe. Everything was superb! I chose to eat breakfast in the living room--but they also gave me the choice of eating in my room, the best part was that it was from a yummy menu--my only problem was it was hard to choose what to eat. 5 stars all the way!

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Location Type

In the central Sierra Foothills of California, Near Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Near Columbia State Historic Park, Near Ironstone Winery, Murphys + 20 more wineries, Near Railtown State Historic Park, Near Yosemite National Park, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 105 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Caverns, Spelunking, Zip Lines, River Rafting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer , Each room: Total Climate System, Each room: Digital Answering Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: after 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is allowed outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights - Special Events and Holiday Weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night or one-half of entire stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if five (5) days prior to arrival. Longer cancellation periods required for holidays and for groups.



Eli Shahar

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English, German

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 7:00 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Front porch, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Gold Miner's Stuffed Potato Breakfast