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From the revolving pink flamingo being named a Sonoma County historical landmark to the resort being a great place for kids and lodging, restaurant and spas discounts and packages, Santa Rosa’s Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa has been newsworthy copy. Each of the articles below is downloadable as a PDF. 


Where to stay: Sonoma County, CA

Johnny Jet, The Travel Insider - August, 2015
“…I found that many adore this place so much that they return every year with their whole family. I can definitely see it as an amazing spot to bring the whole family. And since it’s in a great location, parents can easily escape for an adventurous day at the Russian River or romantic wine tastings at nearby vineyards.”

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A romantic honeymoon in California wine country

The Buffalo News - June 27, 2015
“With the Flamingo resort as home base, the more relaxed, intimate side of the Golden State’s wine country is the ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon.”

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Zigzaggend door Sonoma County (Belgian News with English Translation

Belgium's leading newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws—Reizen - May 2, 2015
“STAY: We stayed in two different places, each with its own charm:
Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa is a iconic fifties motel-style, where Jayne Mansfield a welcome guest was at the pool. Very friendly service in a somewhat old-fashioned but also Hip hotel. From 150 dollars per room per night.”

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Finding a family friendly hotel in Sonoma, CA

We3Travel - April 9, 2015
“So did we find a family-friendly hotel? You bet. …The family size rooms and suites will make everyone comfortable, while the health club, spa, and pool keeps everyone busy. Is it retro? Yes, but retro doesn’t have to mean dated.”

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Visit California Wine Country

Alaska Airlines Magazine - March, 2015
“Sonoma County and The Flamingo were recently featured in the March issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine in the California Travel Planner section! ”

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Get inked while listening to the blues

Sonoma State Star - February 24, 2015 Samantha Cardenas, Staff Writer
“Blues, tattoos and rad moves. Oh my. Guests can expect this and much more at Izzy’s 24th Annual Tattoo and Blues Festival taking place Friday to March 1, at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa. … Every year at the end of February, thousands of people gather for three days to share their love of tattoos and live music. ”

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Santa Rosa’s iconic Flamingo hotel gets a makeover

North Bay Business Journal - February 2, 2015
This recent renovation “…has a more San Francisco vibe this time around,” Mr. Brown said. … “We offer five-star resort amenities at three-and-a-half-star prices.”

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Diamonds in the Rough

Condé Nast Traveler - January, 2015
“Stay at the Flamingo. Spacious, affordable rooms are situated around an Olympic-size pool and gazebo-encased hot tub. Enjoy spa treatments and an easy location, minutes from downtown.”

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Taste San Francisco and Sonoma Wine Country!

US Airways Magazine - December, 2014
“For people traveling with kids and looking for more casual, affordable accommodations, check out what’s regarded as something of a North Coast secret, the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa off Route 12 in Santa Rosa. Just 10 or 15 minutes from Sebastopol, the Flamingo serves as a good base for touring the area. It offers spacious, stylish rooms and a large sports-sized pool for relaxing after a day of hiking or wine tasting.”

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The New Wine Highway

Oakland Magazine - November, 2013
“For people traveling with kids and looking for more casual, affordable accommodations, check out what’s regarded as something of a North Coast secret, the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa off Route 12 in Santa Rosa. Just 10 or 15 minutes from Sebastopol, the Flamingo serves as a good base for touring the area. It offers spacious, stylish rooms and a large sports-sized pool for relaxing after a day of hiking or wine tasting.”

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Kicking off California Wine Month at the Sonoma County Wine Weekend

Visit California - Posted by Jennifer Sweeney on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Santa Rosa Named Top Green Travel Destination

The Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce that Santa Rosa has been named one of the top ten U.S. destinations for green travel options by TravelNerd, the travel arm of consumer advocacy website NerdWallet. Consideration for these rankings included both initiatives to green the city as well as access to abundant nature and eco-friendly activities. TravelNerd cites Santa Rosa’s Built It Green program and highlights three CVB/Chamber Hospitality members as green, out-and-about activities: Bike Partners, Getaway Adventures and Sonoma Canopy Tours.

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Westways | The Grape Event Nap Time

As a result of media visit during last year’s Wine Country Weekend, we are happy to share coverage from Editor Robin Rockey, this time in the July/August issue of Westways Magazine (Circulation: 3,952,324). The feature provides information on the 2013 Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend as well as highlights Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, Larson Family Winery and the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

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Examiner | Green Escape to Sonoma Wine Country

Examiner.com article

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Cosmopolis | a magazine on current affairs and culture

EFW 06 Cabernet receives great recogniction from travel writer.
Hotel Louisa's Place in Berlin - great review of Ehret 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Louisa's Place Special Edition), look for it in the section "The spa, the pool, wine and more".

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Touring & Tasting | Wine Lounge

Touring and Tasting - Blog - Wine Tourism Conference 2012 Review

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Touring & Tasting | Wine, Food, Travel

Touring and Tasting - Blog - Traveling Sonoma County

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Taking their mermaid tails for a test swim

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Touring & Tasting | Wine, Food, Travel

Flamingo Conference Center Resort and Spa’s Rich Media Microsite

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Where to Take the Family in Santa Rosa

7X7SF

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Flamingo Named in Top 10 List by Amgen Tour of Calif.

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Flamingo Named Underrated Landmark

SFGate.com

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Sisters Weekend in Sonoma

On The Go

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Kale is the New Bacon

Press Democrat

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The Flamingo New Diabetic Menu

Wellsphere

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Touring & Tasting magazine

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Ehret Family Winery

NorthBaybiz Magazine

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Fun, craziness and plenty of wine drinking in Sonoma

The Washington Times

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New Year's Eve Dinner and Party at Flamingo Resort

Sonoma Uncorked

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Honorable Mention Best Brunch

North Bay Bohemian

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Napa/Sonoma: Wine Country Cousins

Meetings Focus

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Undercovers: Flamingo Resort & Spa

San Francisco Chronicle

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A Perfect Place for Kids

San Jose Travel Examiner

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Five Star Features at a Moderate Price

Wine Country This Week

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Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa

Sonoma Uncorked

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One Tank Wonders: Twenty Trips, Ten Cities, One Tank of Gas

Budget Travel

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Design for Me

Natural Home & Garden Magazine

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Bustin' out in wine country

Chicago Tribune

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Movie stars, socialites, and now wine bloggers?

Winehiker Witiculture

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Days of Wine & Roses

Lux Life magazine

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Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa

Wine Country This Week

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Classic 50’s Neon Bird still at Flamingo Hotel

Senior World

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Fine Dining for Less

Wall Street Journal

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Fresh, Comfortable and Charming

Wine Country This Week

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A little bit of Vegas in the Wine Country

San Francisco Chronicle

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The Bidding Knocked Their Socks Off

The Press Democrat

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Popular Kid on the Block: Auctioning off 16 Charlie Brown Statues Raises About $300,000 for Art Scholarships for Local Students

The Press Democrat

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Tsunami Aid: Local Residents Step Forward with Creativity, Generosity

The Press Democrat

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SR Hotel Owner offers to Match $100,000 in Tsunami-Aid Funds

The Press Democrat

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Planning a Trip to Santa Rosa

The Daily Breeze

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Cure for What Ales

The Press Democrat

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Doing it Outdoors: Summer is for Finding Places to Drink Outdoors

North Bay Bohemian

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Sign of Santa Rosa's Past: Neon Bird Returned to Perch

The Press Democrat

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The Return of the 'Big Bird'

The Press Democrat

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Wine review in Cosmopolis

Ehret 2006 Cabernet receives great recogniction from travel writer, article at Cosmpolis.


Bohemian Best of the Northbay 2015
Best Place to Dance - Press Democrat Best of Sonoma County Readers' Choice 2013

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