10 California B&Bs for Business Travelers
SACRAMENTO, CA [September 13, 2018]—While most bed and breakfast inns specialize in the business of romance, some also cater to guests traveling on business. A number of inns in California offer business amenities to rival those of chain hotels—including free WiFi and on-site meeting space—but with more personalized service, peaceful settings, and special touches such as boxed breakfasts for guests taking off for early morning meetings or flights.
The Murieta Inn and Spa is close enough to the heart of Sacramento to offer convenience, but remote enough to host confidential business meetings. Each of the 83 equestrian-themed luxury guest rooms and suites features original art, balcony views, and private patios. Every room is also equipped with large work desk, complimentary WiFi, 50-inch HD LED TV, and SONIFI personal screen-casting technology for easy streaming. An on-site event coordinator is available to help business groups make use of the 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space accommodating up to 250 attendees. And when work is done for the day, a one-of-a-kind Bourbon Room, an elegant farm-to-fork restaurant, full-service spa, fitness center, and pool await.
In the heart of Coronado Island, the 1906 Lodge offers a peaceful respite two blocks from the beach but also just 10 minutes from the San Diego airport and convention center. Business travelers will appreciate the many complimentary perks, including secure, underground parking, gourmet breakfasts, afternoon hors’ d’oeuvres and wine, and WiFi throughout the property. Guests with early-morning meetings can request a boxed breakfast be delivered the night before. The lodge also offers an attractive meeting space accommodating 25 people, complete with a projection screen and easel. After a day of meetings, guests can unwind in the on-site spa, take a walk on the beach, or explore Coronado’s restaurants, all within walking distance.
The sophisticated elegance of San Francisco’s Hotel Drisco is the ideal setting for an executive retreat, and that’s not just because its boardroom can comfortably accommodate up to 18 people. On a scenic hillside atop Pacific Heights—arguably the city’s most charming upscale neighborhood—the hotel is surrounded by iconic San Francisco sights, including cable cars and rows of Victorian houses overlooking the glittering bay. Thoughtful extras abound: Egyptian cotton triple sheets, goose down comforters, Merino wool throws, and an extensive pillow menu. The hotel serves a generous breakfast buffet every morning and a complimentary gourmet wine reception every evening, and there’s even a complimentary one-way chauffeur service on weekday mornings to the Financial District, Union Square and the Presidio.
Enchante Boutique Hotel is a little bit of Paris in the heart of Silicon Valley. This authentic re-creation of Paris chic offers guests the comfort of a French chateau, complete with a welcoming fireplace in the library for reading or hosting a meeting. The guest rooms feature Carrera marble bathrooms with oversized showers, spa-quality toiletries, monogrammed robes, and sheets like silk. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast including made-to-order hot dishes, the hotel’s signature granola, and an array of baked goods. There’s also a light afternoon reception, and for business meetings, the Enchante even offers full-service banquets. Staying connected and entertained is always an option with free fiber-optic, high-speed Internet, WiFi throughout, and true HDTV.
The Elan Hotel in Los Angeles is at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, within walking distance of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Beverly Center, or The Grove, and a short drive from Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. The hotel boasts a stylish, contemporary décor, using warm tones to create a relaxing environment, and high-tech features like mobile check-out and keyless entry offer the convenience business travelers crave. The hotel’s sleek rooms and suites feature plush robes, luxurious eco-friendly bath amenities, and LCD flat-screen TV's. The Parking Package, which includes discounted valet parking and extended late check-out, is particularly suited to the business traveler, as is the California Cruisin' Package: an unlimited mileage rental car delivered to the hotel.
Hillcrest House B&B is nestled in the heart of its namesake neighborhood, a bustling historic district known for its award-winning restaurants, craft brew pubs, and boutique shopping. The inn’s location places business travelers within minutes of San Diego's freeways. They can also take a seven-minute rideshare to the San Diego Convention Center or reach the airport in 10 minutes. Back at the inn, guests can unwind in one of seven cozy, well-appointed guest rooms, relax on the porch with freshly-baked treats, and enjoy a heart-healthy expanded continental breakfast each morning. Guests missing their own pets can even take the inn’s resident rescue pup for a walk through the neighborhood.
There’s no shortage of exorbitantly-priced chain hotels in San Francisco. The Inn San Francisco is a refreshingly affordable alternative. In the heart of the Mission District and near the Moscone Center, the inn offers quick access to nearby restaurants and shops, public transportation, cab service, and ridesharing options. Stately and luxurious, the inn has impressed so many business travelers that several local companies regularly refer their traveling employees. After a busy work day, guests can enjoy a respite in the city with a private garden hot tub, a rooftop deck with panoramic views, and complimentary port and sherry. Each morning, a generous buffet breakfast is accompanied by candlelight, classical music, and fresh flowers.
The Inn at Playa del Rey is just five minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), but a world away from the workday grind. This peaceful, beach-close retreat overlooks a 600-acre bird sanctuary, and a private living room overlooking the wetlands is available for small meetings. Business travelers will also appreciate the complimentary WiFi, in-room phones with voicemail, and work center with computer and printer. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine are served each evening for guests and their associates, and home-cooked breakfasts are offered each morning. Guests can unwind after a busy day with an in-room massage, a soak in the Jacuzzi, or a ride along the beach on one of the inn’s complimentary bikes.
Just north of San Diego, the elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla caters to business travelers with special corporate nightly rates and automatic upgrades based on availability. For business breakfast power meetings, the inn will serve a full gourmet breakfast to guests and one additional business associate at no extra charge. For those with early morning appointments, the inn will provide a Business Brown Bag Breakfast or set up a continental breakfast. Work spaces or lap desks are available in each room, and the inn provides complimentary use of the laptop, printer, and desk in the library-den. The inn also provides free WiFi, local calls, and parking.
Sweet Dreams B&B is in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, but a short transit ride or rideshare from any business activities travelers might be undertaking in nearby Los Angeles. The beautiful converted suburban home offers four beautiful suites to accommodate the pickiest of travelers. The inn serves a delicious breakfast daily with a variety of culinary choices, and a cozy back yard features a pool and Jacuzzi. Free high-speed WiFi, parking, and easy access to the Flyaway express bus service add business convenience to the at-home feeling. After work, Southern California’s world-famous attractions are a quick LA Metro ride away, including The Getty Museum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, and Universal Studios.
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