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Melanie Wong | Jul 23, 201711:55 AM    

My home base for my May visit to Sonora was the historic Gunn House Hotel. A bit quirky and decorated with vintage furniture, and also feeling like it might be haunted, this spot is not for everyone but I enjoyed staying here for easy walking access to downtown. The rose garden was lovely and I spotted a Japanese maple that probably provides vivid color in the fall. No elevator to access the four stories, but there's more than one staircase. The photo of the stairs is the most extreme one. I found it easy to walk up the slope of the side driveway or drive to the upper parking lot to minimize the climb. There is one ADA room on the side of the hotel that has an adjacent disabled parking space.

Breakfast buffet was bountiful and welcome in a town not known for cuisine. Usually I don't pay much attention to inclusive breakfast, finding too many of them stocked with preservative-laden, stale pastries and bad coffee. However, at Gunn House, several breakfast quick breads are baked on site each day with the variety driven by occupancy rates. I had a chance to try much of the repertoire in my three mornings here. And for a hot entree, a different cheese-y and vegetable-spiked egg casserole each morning made for a filling breakfast. I loved trying the collection of unusual hot sauces and the assortment of breakfast plate pattens.

Weekday room rate averaged $119 per night. The vintage room was dust-free and immaculate, as far as this dust mite-allergic nose could tell. The manager was so attentive and friendly, clearly loving his occupation.

http://www.gunnhousehotel.com/

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