South Bay Getaways
It’s less than an hour away, but sometimes traveling to Silicon Valley can feel like heading to a different state. Once you get there, here are three hotels offering you a good reason to stay.
Feeling the need for a bit of Four Seasons pampering? The swanky Four Seasons Palo Alto, popular for dealmakers during the week, is offering discounted Friday and Saturday stays starting at $295 per night. Besides the updated rooftop pool, new additions include the [esc] breakfast spot, with one of only seven Slayer espresso machines in the U.S.; the spot turns into a hip wine bar in the evening. Top off your stay at the on-site and award-winning Quattro, recently voted Best Business Lunch in Silicon Valley.
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In downtown Palo Alto and up a flight of stairs, Garden Court Hotel visitors will be surprised to find a European-style refuge so close by. Complete with private patios overlooking a sweeping tiled courtyard, the property has all the requisites of luxe overseas lodgings just hours from home. The 62-room hotel, which underwent an extensive $9 million renovation in 2010, boasts deep soaking tubs, rain showers, Italian linens and Molton Brown bath products. This summer, take advantage of Friday and Saturday packages starting at $215 per night, through September 29. gardencourt.com
Relax in style at Rosewood Sand Hill’s expansive spa, which recently added many new summer-inspired treatments to its spa menu that includes two world-renowned French skin care lines: Maison Caulières, a 300-year-old brand from the Loire Valley, and EviDenS de Beauté, known for its Triple Collagen antiaging formula. Spend the day in the spa or better yet, indulge in the Serenity Spa Package for two, which includes one-night accommodation, two 60-minute therapeutic massages and a $50 breakfast credit at the Michelin-starred Madera; all starting at $710. rosewoodhotels.com/en/sand-hill-menlo-park