Northern California has some of the hautest hotels in America. Whether you want to hit the slopes or take in a stunning coastal sunset, these are the best spots in the Bay Area and beyond to have the hautest staycation possible.
Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Every Bay Area resident must experience the brilliance of the Rosewood Sand Hill at least once. This stunning oasis is nestled amid 16 acres in the heart of Silicon Valley and offers serene views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For those who wish to enjoy the best, book yourself into the two-bedroom Presidential Villa, which offers a gourmet chef’s kitchen, sumptuous marble bathrooms with a rain shower and sunken tub and a gas log fireplace to warm yourself on chilly winter nighst. You must try the hotel’s Michelin-starred eatery, Madera, which is known for its regional cuisine and extensive wine list.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
The Carmel coastline serves as a stunning backdrop for this spectacular property which overlooks the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. This high- profile destination continues to attract the world’s top clientele for its proximity to championship-level golf courses and the annual celebration of the world’s best automobiles, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. You will always have something to keep you occupied from the resort’s equestrian center to the Beach & Tennis Club, though we prefer to relax in an ocean view suite during the winter months and enjoy the deep-soaking whirlpool tub, fireplace and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
Cavallo Point –
The Lodge at Golden Gate
601 Murray Cir
Sausalito, CA 94965
It is easy to appreciate the beauty of the Bay during a stay at Cavallo Point, as you can view the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond from just about anywhere at this haute hotel. The former home of the Fort Baker military base is now known as one of the Bay Area’s most luxurious and charming places for a staycation. This Sausalito escape is home to the French-inspired Murray Circle Restaurant, the Farley Bar and the Cavallo Point Cooking School, which is among the best of its kind in the Bay Area. Here you will also have the option of staying in a historic residence like the 1175 square-foot Frank House or more contemporary lodging like a modern-day King Suite.
Meadowood Napa Valley
900 Meadowood Ln
St. Helena, CA 94574
The Meadowood Napa Valley is a sublime place to cozy up in the lap of lavish luxury. This five-star resort sits on 250 lush acres in Napa Valley’s St. Helena. Clusters of suites and cottages are scattered throughout this sprawling property that houses two croquet lawns, seven tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, hiking trails, two swimming pools and a full-service health spa. A winter stay at Meadowood is one of the most indulgent getaways you can have, especially if you book The Estate two-bedroom suite. Here you’ll enjoy elegant cottage-style décor, two-person soaking tubs, two wood-burning fireplaces, a trellised private garden and a wet bar – the perfect area to indulge in some vino.
Lake Tahoe and Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe
Truckee, CA 96161
Snow-covered mountaintops make for a true winter getaway at this luxuriously rustic retreat. Perched mid-mountain at Northstar, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe includes a main hotel building with 170 guestrooms, a sprawling spa and fitness area and its fine dining option, Manzanita Restaurant. If you fall in love with this picturesque winter retreat during your ski-weekend sojourn, you also have the option of buying one of the resort’s 23 upscale Residences. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll enjoy the Ritz’s unparalleled dedication to service, personal touches and pure, unadulterated luxury.