Thursday, October 13, 2011

Berkeley, California - Hotel Shattuck Plaza

I had such an enjoyable stay here that I had to share this sumptuous getaway with Saucy readers.
The Hotel Shattuck Plaza was built just after San Francisco's devastating earthquake and fire of 1906. It was constructed of re-inforced concrete and was immediately lauded as one of the city's finest hotels. 

It had several owners during the 1900s and then in 2007 it was bought by BPR properties and completely renovated.
The lobby, bar and restaurant atrium is quite breath-taking.. look at this chandelier!
...beautiful moulded ceilings, potted ferns in the lounge area ...

... and a glorious marble-topped bar which wraps around several pillars.

This is how to have an evening cocktail in style.

I chose a mojito served in an icy cold copper mug

The rooms are spacious with super comfortable beds and stylish furnishings.
The was no fridge in my double room which was a minus - just an ice-bucket.
 But the pluses were many.... free WiFi, large wall-mounted flat-screen TV, iPod docking clock radio and an eco-friendly automatic lighting system in the bathroom. And the large shower.... as relaxing as a bath if that is possible.

The hotel is right next to the BART (subway) and opposite a nest of bars and restaurants.
Hotel Shattuck is your San Franciscan home away from home.

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