The Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga

San Francisco, California

THE INN AT SARATOGA 20645 Fourth Street Saratoga, California 95070 (800) 543-5020 (408) 867-5020 email: This small, intimate inn is an ideal base for exploring the greenery of the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as for business visits to Silicon Valley. From the outside, the inn appears to be a cozy hostelry, peaceful and parklike, in the heart of an affluent residential town. Inside, guests find a handsomely appointed upscale hotel with no pool, convention facilities, or restaurant. Rooms are spacious and contemporary in feel, utilizing rich tones of mauve, peach, and teal. Floor-to-ceiling windows and small balconies overlook a grove of eucalyptus trees and Saratoga Creek. A separate sitting area adjacent to the windows can be curtained off from the rest of the room for added privacy or quiet. The bathrooms are double-basined, and all have built-in hair dryers; robes are provided. Every morning, the lobby, which opens onto a lovely garden terrace, is prepared for a European-style offering of freshly baked breads and croissants, juices, and coffee. Late afternoon also brings complimentary refreshments. The inn has no restaurant, primarily because the neighborhood is replete with a wide variety of eateries, ranging from the casual Country Store Cafe to award-winning Le Mouton Noir, located in a country cottage within walking distance. The amiable concierge can direct you to facilities for horseback riding, aerobic workouts, tennis courts, or just about anything else you might desire. Saratoga boutiques and antique shops offer great browsing, and a world of nearby attractions include wineries, gardens, Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, and Great America theme park. SERVICES & AMENITIES: Parking, Car hire, Baby-sitting service, Complimentary newspaper, Game room, Laundry, Catering for meetings, Complimentary continental breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Honor bars in rooms, Cable TV, VCR's and wet bars in some rooms, Telephones in bathrooms, Make-up lighting, Robes, Hair dryers, Deluxe kings and suites feature whirlpools and towel warmers, Non-smoking rooms RESTAURANT: No restaurant, but more than 20 within short walk BUSINESS FACILITIES: Business service center within 100 feet of inn, Secretarial service, Translators, Copiers CONFERENCE ROOMS: 3, capacity 12 LOCATION: Residential; 20 minutes to San Jose Airport, 40 minutes to San Francisco Airport ATTRACTIONS: Mountain Winery summer music, Redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains, Stanford University; 20 minutes to 25 wineries, boutiques, Silicon Valley; 10 minutes to Villa Montalvo Music Series

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