The BF and I stayed here for a wedding. Since we booked the room through the wedding party, the cost of the room was half of the price given online. Given that, this place is still pretty pricey at half off. Not sure if we would ever come "just because."
We got a standard room on the ground level. The patio opens to greens that anyone can walk by, so we basically had the curtains closed the entire time.
This is is definitely sprawled out. We were in cottage 16, which was one away from the pool. Definitely accept their offer to bring your bags to the room if you have more than a hand luggage. We had to go down a bunch of steps to get to the room so the BF had to lug my bag all the way there.
The room itself is very nice. I love the walk in closet, the lighting that is controlled on TV, and the shower. The rain shower head from the ceiling along with a separate hand held shower head is a great combo.The fixtures for the tub is cool, but I like deep soaking tubs, and this one was not deep at all. The bed was really comfy and I had a pretty good night sleep.
The food here is pretty amazing. I think this is the first wedding I've attended where I though the food was amazeballs! We also ordered room service the next morning. It was deathly expensive but we didn't want to get out butts out of bed. The person brings everything to your room in a basket, and sets up the table for you. It was a bit weird since they're in your room for a bit and I was still in my jammies under the cover. So if you get room service, throw on a robe before they come in! A service charge is already added to the bill so you don't have to tip the guy. The BF was going to hand him a tip and he told us about the service charge. He could've totally said nothing and got some extra cash, but I appreciate that he was honest.
When we were here, the pool was packed during the day with kids. I mean, it sounded like I was at raging waters. I took a dip in the pool at 7am, well before anyone else. The deepest part is 5ft 3in? 5ft 4? I could swim freestyle about a third of the way lengthwise before my arms start hitting the bottom.
As for the wedding, the ceremony took place outside at 4pm. The sun was raging in us and we all thought we were going to melt. I was surprised that there was no shade provided, and after the ceremony, one of the bridesmaid told me that they asked the hotel if there were parasols or something. But apparently you have to ask in advance. So if you're thinking about getting married in the sun, think about your guests and have shade handy, even if its an umbrella.
So all in all, this place is nice, but at this price point, I feel like I can go to a more private hotel where I can really get some R&R. The staff here is definitely exceptional. Everyone was really nice and friendly.
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- Nestled amid 16 pristine acres in Silicon Valley, Rosewood Sand Hill® melds the rich heritage of relaxed California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning Bay Area views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The hotel appeals to an array of guest experiences with resort-like amenities, lush courtyard gardens and local charm. Whether relaxing in the largest guestrooms on the peninsula, indulging at Sense® spa or delighting in the freshest of fare at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera, guests enjoy unparalleled attention to detail and service. ... more less
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