Welcome to the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

About the Flamingo: A Sonoma hotel, conference venue and spa

About the Flamingo

A Sonoma Hotel, Conference Venue and Spa with a glamorous story

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As romantic a destination resort today as when it was built, the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa has always been the area’s favorite resort with a strong connection to the glamour of Hollywood and Las Vegas. The resort offers a wide variety of modern amenities with the glamorous ambiance of a 1950s summer resort.

The Los Angeles modernist architect George Vernon Russell built the resort to mirror the original Vegas Flamingo design. The original Flamingos clean horizontal lines curving glass curtain walls and planes of rugged, staggered stone and the tower with the name “Flamingo” written vertically all were repeated in the Santa Rosa version.

A History of Movie Stars and Socialities


The hotel opened with a gala bash in 1957 and quickly became a society hot spot and remained the place to see and be seen two decades later according to a local historian. In 1959, the Flamingo became renowned by Hollywood as the place to stay north of the Bay. Movie stars like Jayne Mansfield were often found sunning themselves by the pool. In modern times, production crews from such films as “Mumford” and “Bandits” have used the Flamingo as headquarters.

The Flamingo has been a privately owned, family-run business for thirty years. In 1996, the City of Santa Rosa declared the hotel a historic landmark.

The Flamingo is a proud member of: Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma County Vintners Association

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“This is a really nice place to stay. The rooms were clean, spacious, and nicely furnished. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. It was an excellent value and the location is convenient to Sonoma wineries.”

– NJ Thomas, New Jersey


Directions to Flamingo

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Flamingo Map

The Flamingo Resort Hotel is conveniently located just one hour north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

From San Francisco

Take Highway 101 north and exit to Highway 12 toward Sonoma, turn left at Farmers Lane and follow it straight to the Flamingo at the corner of Fourth and Farmer’s Lane. From Eureka and points north drive Highway 101 south to Santa Rosa and exit to Highway 12 toward Sonoma, turn left at Farmers Lane and follow it straight to the Flamingo at the corner of Fourth and Farmer’s Lane.

From Sacramento

Take Highway 80 west to Highway 12 to Sonoma. Stay on Highway 12 through Sonoma to Santa Rosa, where you will find the Flamingo at the intersection of Farmer’s Lane and Highway 12.

Going green at the Flamingo

The Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa’s owner and management have embraced ecologically-sound green practices throughout the resort. We believe that it is our responsibility as members of the business community, the tourism community and as individuals, to choose the environmentally wise choice whenever possible, even if it costs a little more or takes a little more time. We know that this business decision will save the resort money long term and help us do our part to save the planet. With that in mind, the Flamingo management has asked each employee to think of ways they can be more environmentally productive.

As a resort, we have made a financial commitment to this philosophy through new Low E windows that have helped to increase our energy efficiency and to lower the Flamingo’s carbon footprint. We use energy efficient lighting and appliances throughout the resort.

In the laundry we have an ozone device that allows a reduction in cleaning supplies and water usage. It shortens drying times to also save on natural gas usage. We have reduced our natural gas, electrical and water usage throughout the resort.

We have reduced our energy consumption and dependency on non-renewable resources. We use insulation and weather stripping. We replace old wasteful fixtures including light bulbs, toilets, shower heads, faucets and appliances (like refrigerator and freezers, ice machines, washing machines and dryers, air conditioners, furnaces/heaters, and computers) as they break or wear out, with new efficient fixtures and appliances.

The Flamingo uses durable dishes, cups, glasses, mugs, tableware, and serving pieces. When customers request containers to take food out of the dining areas, we use only sugar cane and corn biodegradable products. We recycle everything that can be recycled, religiously.

We are working on growing the number of local suppliers for the food that is served at the Flamingo. Buying local reduces energy cost in transporting and provides fresher better products to our guests. We are committed to making changes throughout the resort that are ecologically sound.