As a travel blogger, I've been invited to stay at very nice hotels. I admit it; I like being spoiled. After all, when I'm at home, I'm just a mom, like most of my readers. I'm shuffling kids around, doing laundry, making dinner. So when I have the opportunity to stay at a hotel where someone else is going to make the bed, my coffee and my breakfast, I'm in. But let's face it. Not all hotels are created equal, by a long shot. There are hotels that provide a place to sleep and a quick breakfast, and then there are those that you can't wait to return to, and hate the thought of leaving.
The Clement Palo Alto is a brand new hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, and they leave nothing to chance. It is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.
Every guest at The Clement Palo Alto is welcomed by their own Personal Concierge upon arrival. Guests do not "check-in" at the Clement Palo Alto, but are taken to their room by their Personal Concierge. Carrying an iPad with all the information about the guest's preferences, this Personal Concierge takes care of the guests for the duration of their stay. I'm liking this already.
During their stay, guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared in The Kitchen, the hotel's open kitchen, with an executive chef presiding over the menu tailored to their tastes and requirements. Guests can dine in The Dining Room, the outdoor Dining Terrace, the privacy of their guest suite, or in a private cabana on the private roof-top pool deck overlooking the picturesque Stanford University campus. Guests also have access to the beautifully appointed communal guest kitchen, which is similar to a high-end residential kitchen, with access to a fully stocked guest pantry that is available around the clock.
Wondering about the rooms? All guest rooms are 650-square foot one-bedroom suites, with elegant Frette linens, a 65-inch Samsung Smart TV, a Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machine, and a fully stocked in-room refrigerator.
The bathroom is spacious and includes a soaking tub and separate shower, lighted make-up mirrors, and a TV behind the mirrors.
The living room has a fireplace, or head out to the fire pit on the outdoor Dining Terrace.
Feel like a swim? Check out the roof-top deck with a swimming pool, whirlpool and private cabanas.
More special features include remote control draperies, a desk which includes office supplies, and robe options with slippers of choice in the spacious closet. Of course there is a fully equipped exercise room available to guests, as well.
The Clement Palo Alto's all-inclusive services and amenities include:
· All-inclusive breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
· All-inclusive wine, beer and cocktails (charges apply for premium brands)
· All-inclusive in-room dining
· All-inclusive mini-bar
· All-inclusive fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock
· All-inclusive Business Center
· All-inclusive valet parking
· All-inclusive twice-daily housekeeping services
· All-inclusive overnight shoe shine services
· All-inclusive high-speed Internet
· All-inclusive personal concierges
· All-inclusive gratuities
Pretty incredible, right? The Clement Palo Alto is located just across from Stanford University, next to downtown Palo Alto, 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose. Check out their website for more information, and do let me know if you check it out. I can't wait to see it the next time I'm in the San Francisco area.