I first posted about the Fairmont Sonoma back in May after we spent a few days there for our honeymoon. We ended up staying there again after our time in LA because we loved it so much! It is one of the most relaxing hotels ever and all around a 5 star property from the service to the food and the spa. We took a prop plane to Santa Rosa Airport to the Fairmont which is a lot quicker than SFO if you can swing it. Upon arrival you are always greeted with a refreshing glass of sparkling wine. Every day they offer a wine tasting from a local vineyard. We also took part in the cheese cart right next to the tasting (was not free but worth it). During our stay we had free breakfast for two days and it was lovely. All the food at the Fairmont is SO good and all made with fresh local farm ingredients. Sante, their restaurant is one of our favorites in the world.
The Fairmont Willow Stream Spa is one of the best I have been (I would say I am a huge spa connoisseur) I got two treatments this time, a medium pressure massage and a deep cleansing facial. The prices are steep but so worth it. The spa is both indoor and outdoor and the pools are all natural mineral springs. Not only are there two pools in the outdoor spa, but there is also a regular pool next to the restaurant. There are more hot tubs than I can count. The hardest pool to move from is the relaxation pool where you relax on a pool noodle and dip your ears underwater water to listen to music. It is a fantastic almost sensory deprivation experience.