First, I apologize for using the word “cute”. Second, you may not have heard of MetWest Terra Hotels, but you might be familiar with some of their Bay Area boutique properties. In case you have not… here is some basic info and check out their web sites when you get a chance. Here goes…
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa - Sausalito, California www.casamadrona.com
There are three parts to this 64-room Inn perched (a marketing word) on a lush (marketing word) hillside in Sausalito overlooking Richardson Bay. The Mansion at Casa Madrona, the property’s luxury residence, features eleven guestrooms, including the very cool 5,000 square foot Alexandrite Suite and 1,700 square foot Junto meeting and event space. There are also five Hillside cottages (also cool) and a newer, more modern Bayside section. F&B is provided by the Poggio Restaurant.
The Lodge at Tiburon- Tiburon, California www.lodgeattiburon.com
This 103 room California-style craftsman hotel sits on the San Francisco Bay in Tiburon, just a convenient ferry ride away from San Francisco. The hotel features up to 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that caters up to 200 guests. The atmosphere is relaxing, and has great views. It is “away” but not too far “away”.
Toll House Hotel- Los Gatos, California www.tollhousehotel.com
This 115-guestroom property located in the “really cute” town of Los Gatos (between Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains) offers up to 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Los Gatos is cute (oh, I already said that), and is definitely convenient for a “let’s get far enough away from the office for a meeting but not too far” event.
Hotel AbRi- Union Square, San Francisco, California www.hotelabrisf.com
Hotel AbRi is a 91 guestroom boutique hotel near Union Square and within easy walking distance to the Moscone Convention Center. The property’s meeting space, is a fully wired conference room that can comfortably seat up to 14 guests, and offers customized F&B offerings from adjoining restaurant- Puccini & Pinetti, ideal for small meetings.
There are a seemingly infinite number of great hotels in the world and it is impossible for any one person to know about all of them, or even most of them, let alone personally experience any significant number. In my blogs I try to give planners as many tools as I can to sift through the multitude and at least find some of the best of the best. This library contains a summary of those tips… and we’ll keep adding as we go. Hope it helps.