Why Stay With Us
Why Stay With Us

Authentic Hospitality

We’ve been operating independent hotels, restaurants and spas in California for over four decades, and over that time our loyal guests have shared with us some of the reasons why they choose to come back time and time again: 

Finest locations.  Our hotels are located in some of the finest destinations in California.  From our ocean-side perches on the Monterey Bay and Bodega Bay, to the heart of the wine country in St. Helena and Yountville, to San Francisco's most prestigious neighborhood of Pacific Heights, to the business and technology centers of Palo Alto and Walnut Creek, we offer unique locations to experience and explore the best of each region.

Authentic customer service.  Providing personalized and sincere customer service is our passion and mission, and we are grateful to serve so many loyal, repeat guests.  Our hotels are top-ranked in each of their markets on Trip Advisor, and we are very proud that the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and the Hotel Drisco have each been named as one of the top 25 hotels in the entire United States by TripAdvisor.

Our value is evident.  We believe in providing a good value to our guests and work to do so with excellent service and complimentary extras like Wi-Fi, wine receptions, local car service, gourmet coffee, tea and cookies.  We want to exceed your expectations (and for you to come back and visit us again!), and believe that providing a good value is essential for your loyalty and enjoyment.

Excellent food and wine.  We operate our restaurants so that we may provide our guests with seamless service and the freshest local ingredients and flavors.  Our Executive Chefs are very active in their communities and have developed close ties with local farmers, ranchers, cheese purveyors and fishmongers, and their bounty serves as the inspiration for our seasonal menus.

Attentive spa treatments.  Our talented Spa Directors create treatment menus that highlight the essence of their local setting.  From the Warm Clam Shell Massage in Bodega Bay to the signature private bath ritual at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, each spa has its own unique feel.  For three years in a row, our Vista Blue Spa has been named as one of the top 75 spas in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Family and locally owned and operated.  We are an independent, locally owned and operated management company that has been a small family business for over forty years.  We take great pride and satisfaction in making your stay exceptional and memorable.

Detail-oriented meetings and social events.  From an executive retreat to a training seminar, or from a wedding to a birthday celebration, we have the experience and desire to get the details of an event just right, so that we may exceed the expectations of all attendees.

Deep local knowledge.  Our friendly teams have excellent local knowledge and access to special activities, excursions and adventures. Whether it's your first or your 50th visit to one of our destinations, our associates are ready to help you plan interesting and unique itineraries. Just give us a call!

Thoughtful touches.  We work hard to consider each and every detail at our properties, from original art and antiques on display to the latest technology one would expect from a top hotel. We are always innovating, improving and looking to find new ways to delight our guests.