Ring in the Holidays with
Specials and Packages
Nestle into the warmth of the holidays with a stay at a California boutique inn or bed and breakfast. California inns welcome travelers with crackling fires, festive decor and an array of holiday specials and events.
The Inn at Union Square in downtown San Francisco puts guests in the heart of the city and just steps from the high-end department stores and unique boutiques of Union Square. This holiday season, the inn is celebrating with the Shopping Around the Christmas Tree package. The special is a holiday shopper’s dream with 15% off one night’s stay in a deluxe room, complimentary valet parking, a Macy’s gift card and a shopping bag. The intimate, 30-room hotel offers highly personalized service and luxury amenities including fine linens, plush pillow top mattresses, dark wood furnishings, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TVs, spa style robes and nightly turndown service. Call 415-397-3510 to make a reservation.
Find both joy and holiday gifts in Carmel-by-the-Sea’s fairytale village with Tradewinds Carmel’s Gourmet Holiday Shopping Package. The package includes one night in a Garden King or Queen/Queen room, a $75 dining certificate, a $30 gift certificate to Trio Carmel, a $25 gift certificate to Carmel Cheese Shop, coffee at Pastries and Petals, complimentary wine tasting and breakfast in bed. Rates start at $349 weekdays and $449 weekends, plus tax. Additional nights may be added. The package is subject to availability, and is not valid on holidays. The inn is built around a soothing courtyard with a stream, firepit and meditation garden. Guest rooms feature Frette linens, kimono robes and Aveda bath products. Some rooms have fireplaces, balconies and ocean views. Call 831-624-2776 to make a reservation.
Enjoy a special savings on seaside holiday stay at the 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach near San Diego. Reservations made between now and December 19, 2013 will receive 25% off the inn’s Luxury Garden suites and select Historic Lodge rooms. The inn is within walking distance of Coronado Island’s famous beaches and is just blocks away from shops and restaurants. Suites feature in-room spa tubs, private porches and fireplaces facing king-sized beds. Guests will enjoy breakfast on the veranda, fine linens, afternoon wine and snacks. Call 619-437-1900 to make a reservation.
The Chanric Inn, a contemporary hotel in Calistoga, welcomes travelers this holiday season with a nativity scene from Provence and several specials. The inn’s Thanksgiving Special, offered from November 17, 2013 to December 17, 2013, provides guests with a complimentary bottle of Napa Valley wine upon arrival. When making a reservation, mention this special or use the code THANKS13 if booking on the web. For Christmas, the inn will serve a special holiday brunch and then tempt guests in the evening with a traditional spread of 13 desserts from “Les Baux de Provence” served with bubbly by the fire. Visitors celebrating New Year’s at the inn will receive a complimentary bottle of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc upon arrival. For more information or to reserve, call 707-942-4535.
Retreat to the Hill House Inn in the quaint village of Mendocino for a relaxing, slow-paced holiday season far from traffic and big store sales. With the inn’s Christmas special, guests can stay three nights at the inn and receive Christmas dinner for two at the Mendocino Hotel and a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne for $599. Taxes and gratuity are excluded; some restrictions apply. The inn offers 44 spacious ocean and garden suites amid a garden setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To make a reservation, call 707-937-0554.
In Sacramento’s vibrant Midtown, the posh Amber House offers holiday savings with the inn’s “Avoid the In-Laws Special”. Stay three nights over Christmas and save with the inn’s discounted rate of just $159 per night. The special rate is valid any three dates between December 23 - 27. A three night minimum is required; the special is not valid for the Mozart, Vivaldi or Emily Dickinson room. The inn is located within walking distance to Sacramento’s finest restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment. Guest rooms feature TV/DVD, high speed Internet, plush robes and elegant marble-tiled baths, some with Jacuzzi bathtubs for two or antique claw-foot tubs. To check availability and make a reservation, call 916-444-8085.