The Rosewood hotel is short drive up Sand Hill Road from Stanford University and is a hotel that services locals as much as they do people who travel. Flush with Silicon Valley Venture Capital, New Tech money and the affluent Bay Area Peninsula folks the restaurant and bar have a local following. The Restaurant has a Michelin Star and the Bar / lounge is famous for its happy hour. At happy hour you can feel the money in the air and all the baggage that comes with it.
I found a slow weekend where I found low rates and decided to do a staycation. I used the pool, had a few drinks at the bar, order room service and used the spa using my Amex Platinum FHR program. Mostly things were good but located on busy intersection you can hear a soft humming sound from the highway.
The hotel is set up like a resort. Rooms are located in free standing buildings. This is the view from my room. Each building is surrounded by gardens.
Entry to my room.
Walk way to my room from the resort paths.
Walking toward the hotel pool.
Perhaps the hotel’s highlight.
Looking up from the pool to the Hotel’s Lobby / Restaurant and Lounge.
There was a wedding that day too…
At night the hotel lights up.
Another view of the gardens and the overcast clouds in the distance.
The room was standard.
The closet had nice set up. I prefer not to have an open bag out in the living area of the room and have everything contained in the closet.
The desk, again I think every hotel room needs a desk.
The view from the room is nice.
Easy switches are nice.
A somewhat dated sound system.
Hot coffee and tea is always great.
This was a nice touch, I actually put my watch in this box.
Turn down service…
Breakfast room service is the best.
The rest room was large and nice.
The pool… They have food and beverage service and they also sell wine by the bottle 🙂 I went in the late afternoon and it was somewhat empty. Lots of locals come here with their families.
Before I checked out, I went to the spa for a session. Perhaps the highlight of the staycation.
Getting ready for my session.
Lots of extra facilities.