Unique Upgrades from California Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfast Inns
SACRAMENTO, CA [May 2, 2018]--Nothing beats a boutique hotel or B&B for a memorable getaway, but sometimes off-the-charts ambiance, warm hospitality, and world-class cuisine aren’t quite enough. Unexpected upgrades and add-ons can take a vacation to the next level. The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI.com) has compiled a list of inns offering splurge-worthy add-ons and upgrades to make the most of a California getaway.
Guests of the Élan Hotel in Los Angeles can explore the Sunset Strip, Mulholland Drive, or the legendary Pacific Coast highway with a rental car from Enterprise and a welcoming room at the hotel to return to at the end of the day. The Élan’s California Cruisin’ Package includes an expanded continental breakfast, overnight accommodations in a stylish Executive King Room, valet parking, nightly turndown service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a mid-size car rental from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The car rental arrangement includes complimentary delivery of the car to the hotel and unlimited mileage within California. At least one guest must be 21 years or older; other restrictions and requirements may apply. Visit www.elanhotel.com to book online, or call 323-658-6663.
During a stay at Carter House Inns, guests can take in the sights of Historic Old Town Eureka while riding in a charming horse-drawn carriage. The inn will book this unique and informative tour of Eureka's once bustling commercial district on behalf of guests staying in either of its Victorian mansions, with a variety of tour durations available (a one-hour tour is $60). The meticulously preserved district of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums is a must see on any visit to the redwoods, and exploring the area from a horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to spark a little evening romance. Call 707-444-8062 for more information.
Farmhouse Inn’s Farm Fresh upgrade celebrates the Sonoma lifestyle with two sixty-minute massages, a daily $50 breakfast food and beverage credit in the inn’s Michelin-starred restaurant, a complimentary welcome amenity and nonalcoholic mini bar, and a sampling of Sonoma’s best wineries with a complimentary customized tasting itinerary. With five concierges (serving 25 rooms), award-winning cuisine, and intimate wine country ambiance, the inn is sure to create a personally tailored wine country experience that will surprise and delight. Other add-ons include a candle-lit tub turndown, artisan picnic, and a personal sommelier. The offer is available for stays now through August 30, 2018, with a two-night minimum requirement. Visit www.farmhouseinn.com for more information.
The spectacular Courtwood Inn, a cedar log lodge on a five-acre hilltop, offers unique upgrades for tennis lovers. The inn’s Love Set Package includes a one-hour mixed doubles tennis lesson with the inn’s resident tennis pro, a can of tennis balls for practice, a bottle of sparkling wine and handmade chocolates. The package can be added to any stay for $140. The inn’s Love Match Package includes everything in the Love Set Package plus two, one-hour massages in the inn’s private spa room. The Love Match Package is $365 and can be added to any stay. For more information or to reserve, call 209-728-8686.
With a stay at the Los Arboles Hotel in Palm Springs, guests can experience an 8,000-foot gain in elevation on a rotating Tramway, enjoying views of the surrounding ecosystem as it shifts from desert to pine-forested mountain. At the peak of Mount San Jacinto, visitors find world-class hiking, mountain-climbing, bird-watching, and crisp alpine air. The inn’s Aerial Tramway Package includes two tramway passes for $20 and can be added to any stay. The historic boutique resort features a heated pool, Jacuzzi, and room service, and is within walking distance of downtown shopping, dining, and nightlife. Visit www.losarboleshotel.com to book.
La Jolla’s Pantai Inn offers a Sea, Sail & Sunset Experience that allows guests to experience San Diego from the sea and gain a new perspective of the coastline. The package includes two nights in an ocean-view or partial ocean-view guestroom, a three-hour private sailing tour for two on a spacious 42-foot sailboat, and champagne to enjoy on the water. The tour leaves out of Shelter Island and includes a voyage through the San Diego Bay, the Northside of Harbor Island, Point Loma, Cabrillo Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean. The package is weather-dependent and subject to availability. Rates start at $1,350. For more information or to book, call 855-287-2682.
The Old Monterey Inn invites guests to join them for a full day of wine tasting with its chauffeured Carmel Valley Wine Tour Package. The five-hour tour for two begins at the inn, with the driver arriving to whisk guests off to Carmel Valley for VIP tasting at four Carmel Valley wineries. After a break for lunch at either of two local favorite restaurants, guests will arrive home to Old Monterey Inn just in time for complimentary evening wine and hors d’oeuvres. The full-day experience is $699 per couple, not including lodging. A two-night minimum stay is required. Visit www.oldmontereyinn.com for more information or to book.
Tradewinds Carmel, a unique fusion of Asian and Californian influences, is offering a “Visit Big Sur” Package. The package includes a luxurious two-night stay, a $50 dining certificate for the Big Sur River Inn, and trail maps for the West Side of Garrapata State Park and Point Lobos. It’s the perfect toolkit for experiencing the spectacular drive to Big Sur, exploring the river, hiking along the shore, and sampling the best culinary offerings in Big Sur. Package rates start at $529 plus tax for double occupancy lodging, and the package is available Sunday through Friday, based on availability. Call 831-624-2776 to reserve.
To celebrate the re-opening of the Kenwood Inn & Spa following the Sonoma County fires last fall, the inn is offering a Passport to Spring Package. The packages includes accommodations at the inn, a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, winery passports for two providing exclusive offers at more than 60 wineries, $50 per person credits toward spa treatments, gourmet breakfast for two, wine and cheese reception, concierge assistance with planning a stay, guest passes to Parkpoint Health Club, and a complimentary late-night cordial bar. Package rates start at $311 and are valid Sunday through Thursday only through June 28, 2018. Other restrictions apply. To reserve, call 707-833-1293.
To find more specials from California inns, visit www.cabbi.com/specials/.
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