North of San Francisco is home to over 400 vineyards and this region is appropriately known as wine country. But tourists flock to the area not only for wine tasting; there is also an abundance of activities and sites to visit in the area! Whether you prefer to hike, bike, visit historical sites or experience the extensive culinary scene, there is something for everyone!
We have put together five of the coolest and affordable boutique hotels in the area that won’t break the bank and still provide a charming experience!
Hotel Indigo, Santa Barbara
Best Rate: $175.00/night
Number of guest rooms: 41
Restaurant onsite: Blue Tavern (Californian cuisine with Peruvian twist)
This hotel is a satellite of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, with rotating museum exhibits in the hotel reception area, hallways, and 2nd floor library.
The Boonville Hotel, Boonville
Best Rate: $185.00/night
Number of guest rooms: 15
Restaurant onsite: Table 28 (Family style prix fixe meals)
This hotel is great because it is near wine tasting and outdoor adventures like hiking through the redwood trees. This posh hotel also features fireplaces and hammocks for guests to enjoy!
1888 Union Hotel, Los Alamos
Best Rate: $145.00/night
Number of guest rooms: 14
Restaurant onsite: Art Deco Lobby Bar or Wine Saloon (Serving up drinks and small plates)
This building was founded in 1876 and the décor in the lobby and guest rooms resemble its modest and historical beginnings sure to charm!
The Madrones, Philo
Best rate: $160.00/night
Number of guest rooms: 5
Restaurant on site: Stone and Embers (Features fire pizza oven)
This Mediterranean inspired hotel has four tasting rooms and a private garden for guests to relax and enjoy the serenity.
Granado Hotel and Bistro, San Luis Obispo
Best rate: $139.00/night
Number of guest rooms: 17
Restaurant on site: Granado Bistro (Spanish cuisine)
Website: http://granadahotelandbistro.com/This gem was built in 1922 and still has an art deco flare to the design! Guests are invited to relax on the roof top patio--perfect for summer nights with a glass of wine!