Hotels for a close-to-SF Weekender
Recs for friends & couples hoping to get away soon. Some of these are definitely on the spendier side, but would all make for a really lovely special occasion.
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Timber Cove Resort
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Stylish hotel with ocean views, hiking access, onsite food, and more.
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Beach House Hotel
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Sort of classic, older-feeling rooms, but walking distance to Sam's and Princeton Jetty and beautiful water views.
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Olema Hotel
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Haven't stayed here but supposed to be charming.
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The Sanctuary Beach Resort
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Beach front, spacious suite-like rooms. Nothing crazy fancy. The on-site restaurant was quite good last time I was there, but that was pre-pandemic.
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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
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Great beachside spot to stay! The rooms are a little dated, but the views are what you're there for. The hotel bar is sorta fun, too.
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Cambria Beach Lodge
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Located right across the street from Moonstone Beach on California’s Central Coast, this adorable boutique hotel is the perfect place for a coastal weekend getaway. All of the rooms have a beach-inspired design to create the perfect vacation vibe for your stay. Cambria is one of the last “untouched” California coast beach towns, a place for whale watching, wine tasting, sunset watching, and relaxing to the sound of the waves. This is co-founder West Askew's favorite spot to stay in Cambria!
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Harbor House Inn
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Destination restaurant and place to eat. $200 tasting menu - Michelin starred.
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The Sea Ranch Lodge
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Opening up for bookings sometime in Summer 2023."
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SingleThread
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Just a silly fancy meal and spendy inn but it’s truly amazing. If you have an anniversary or something worth a crazy splurge for, you should do it. Breakfast in the room. 3 Michelin stars.
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Carmel Valley Ranch
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Definitely a splurge stay, but they’ve also been known to have deals on places like Hotel Tonight. House-style suites and really beautiful grounds to explore. I believe they have activities and such onsite that you can choose from. On site restaurant is good.
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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
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Cofounder @ Thatch 📍Washington, DC My favorite way to get under the skin of a place is to eat! I always seek out new dishes and ingredients that are local to the place I'm visiting. My ideal day in a new city involves wandering the streets of a new neighborhood to get a feel for its energy, ducking into an art gallery or museum to see something inspiring, and then stopping for an afternoon coffee and chocolate chip cookie. At night, you'll more likely find me in a cocktail bar than a club. I also love to hike, camp, and be near the ocean! I lived for 8 years in San Francisco, and spent extended time in Lima, Peru and Mombasa, Kenya. Even though I've moved back to my hometown of Washington, DC, I still stay up to date on the SF food scene and travel back often for work! Conversational in Spanish, and have some rusty Swahili.
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Hotels for a close-to-SF Weekender
Recs for friends & couples hoping to get away soon. Some of these are definitely on the spendier side, but would all make for a really lovely special occasion.
11 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free
Timber Cove Resort
@abby
Stylish hotel with ocean views, hiking access, onsite food, and more.
Add to
Details
Beach House Hotel
@abby
Sort of classic, older-feeling rooms, but walking distance to Sam's and Princeton Jetty and beautiful water views.
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Details
Olema Hotel
@abby
Haven't stayed here but supposed to be charming.
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Details
The Sanctuary Beach Resort
@abby
Beach front, spacious suite-like rooms. Nothing crazy fancy. The on-site restaurant was quite good last time I was there, but that was pre-pandemic.
Add to
Details
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
@abby
Great beachside spot to stay! The rooms are a little dated, but the views are what you're there for. The hotel bar is sorta fun, too.
Add to
Details
Cambria Beach Lodge
@thatch
Located right across the street from Moonstone Beach on California’s Central Coast, this adorable boutique hotel is the perfect place for a coastal weekend getaway. All of the rooms have a beach-inspired design to create the perfect vacation vibe for your stay. Cambria is one of the last “untouched” California coast beach towns, a place for whale watching, wine tasting, sunset watching, and relaxing to the sound of the waves. This is co-founder West Askew's favorite spot to stay in Cambria!
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Harbor House Inn
@abby
Destination restaurant and place to eat. $200 tasting menu - Michelin starred.
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The Sea Ranch Lodge
@abby
Opening up for bookings sometime in Summer 2023."
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SingleThread
@abby
Just a silly fancy meal and spendy inn but it’s truly amazing. If you have an anniversary or something worth a crazy splurge for, you should do it. Breakfast in the room. 3 Michelin stars.
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Carmel Valley Ranch
@abby
Definitely a splurge stay, but they’ve also been known to have deals on places like Hotel Tonight. House-style suites and really beautiful grounds to explore. I believe they have activities and such onsite that you can choose from. On site restaurant is good.
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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
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CURATED BY
Cofounder @ Thatch 📍Washington, DC My favorite way to get under the skin of a place is to eat! I always seek out new dishes and ingredients that are local to the place I'm visiting. My ideal day in a new city involves wandering the streets of a new neighborhood to get a feel for its energy, ducking into an art gallery or museum to see something inspiring, and then stopping for an afternoon coffee and chocolate chip cookie. At night, you'll more likely find me in a cocktail bar than a club. I also love to hike, camp, and be near the ocean! I lived for 8 years in San Francisco, and spent extended time in Lima, Peru and Mombasa, Kenya. Even though I've moved back to my hometown of Washington, DC, I still stay up to date on the SF food scene and travel back often for work! Conversational in Spanish, and have some rusty Swahili.
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