You’ll Never Want to Leave Menlo Park’s Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
Located right outside of San Francisco, Rosewood Sand Hill is a luxurious resort that boasts impeccable taste. If you’re visiting from SoCal, this upscale hotel is five hours away by car, but flying into the nearby San Francisco airport is always an option as well. Though there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, the opulence of this resort encourages guests to escape from the outside world as they immerse themselves in all that this 16-acre property has to offer. From spending a day at the spa to indulging in top-notch dining, Rosewood Sand Hill is the ultimate destination when it comes to planning a weekend of pampering. Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
One of the best things about Rosewood Sand Hill is the sense of privacy and exclusivity that guests enjoy in their rooms. Rather than having every accommodation in one building, 121 guest rooms are spread out across charming cottages. Each room comes with a furnished terrace that allows you to connect with nature while sipping on a glass of wine from the minibar. The contemporary seating area also opens up the space and offers more room to let you feel right at home. The bathrooms feature deep tubs that are perfect for soaking right before bed, and the multi-head rain showers are something straight out of a spa.
No matter what time of the year you visit, the serene pool at Rosewood Sand Hill is heated year-round. The pool is centered right in front of the main building on the property, and the surrounding olive trees create a tranquil atmosphere that encourages you to unwind. Whether you’re lounging in a plush recliner or cooling off in the pool, you’ll want to order a refreshing frozé or margarita from The Swim Club. If you’re hungry, the grilled halibut tacos with mango salsa hit the spot and make for the perfect lunch. There is also a hot tub tucked away in the back, and since it is open until 10 p.m. daily, you can enjoy a nice soak under the stars. Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
Whether you’re looking to lay low and order room service or dress up for dinner, Rosewood Sand Hill has a few different dining options. Madera is a Michelin-starred restaurant that has sleek indoor seating as well as a nice terrace that looks out onto the pristine pool. Guests are able to enjoy watching the open kitchen while sipping on a glass of Goldeneye pinot noir. Culinary Director Chef Seamus Mullen has crafted an enticing menu that features hits like the Ora king salmon, kampachi with pickled Fresno chili and a bone-in New York strip with chimichurri. After dinner, guests can head over to the chic and sultry Library & Bar to enjoy a craft cocktail, such as the crisp cucumber mule, while people-watching either in the lounge or on the spacious patio. Of course, if you’d rather stay in for the night, simply order room service and enjoy the majority of Madera’s menu from the comfort of your room. There is nothing quite as decadent as enjoying Michelin-starred food while wearing a plush white robe.
Spa Is a Must
Upon walking into Sense Spa, guests are greeted with tranquil tunes, a hot hand towel and herbal tea. In addition to the areas where both men and women can relax and unwind, there are separate facilities that have everything from saunas and steam rooms to outdoor Jacuzzis. Though there are several different massages and facials to choose from, the signature Lavender Dreams body treatment provides the ultimate level of pampering. After having your body polished with a lavender salt scrub, spa-goers melt into the table as hot stones and silky oils are used in a full-body massage. Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.