A family-friendly Bay Area estate
265 Rooms / 14 Suites
This Forbes Travel Guide Recommended resort situated just outside of San Francisco offers everything from aquatic activities to tennis to wine tasting on its expansive grounds. Perfect for a romantic getaway and family vacations alike, The Claremont boasts two impressive on-property restaurants, Meritage and Paragon; a club with fitness classes and state-of-the-art equipment; meeting spaces; pools; and not-to-miss views of San Francisco and the Bay.
Entering the resort feels like stepping into an English estate; the pristine white façade, polished wood floors and rich rugs and upholstery immediately create a sense of sophistication, without being overly stuffy or pretentious. Sitting in the lobby to enjoy live music at the grand piano is a highlight, as is sitting on the patio to take in an absolutely picturesque sunset. While the property itself is historic, don’t worry about missing out on the comforts of modern living. Wireless Internet access, flat-screen televisions and gaming consoles can be found in the guest rooms, and the well-stocked mini-bar and coffee machine will ensure you stay fueled for the plethora of activities on property.
The lobby and public areas are truly a standout. The grounds are immaculately landscaped, and it’s easy to see why the busy season is May through November, when the weather is most cooperative. Staff members are consistently courteous and helpful, ensuring your every need is met. The historic pictures, beautiful floral arrangements and relaxing music playing throughout the resort help make this a true escape — it’s almost hard to believe that a major city is just a hop, skip and a jump away when you’re relaxing in the overstuffed armchairs or strolling around the gorgeous pool.