24-hour vacation: Hotel Vitale in San Francisco - 510 Families

24-hour vacation: Hotel Vitale in San Francisco

By the time my first son was three, my husband and I had only been away from him to enjoy the hospitality of Alta Bates Hospital for the birth of his little brother. I was ready to get away! If the idea of leaving your baby or toddler for a big trip involving an airplane is still too scary, may I suggest invoking Camp Grandma and sneaking off to San Francisco for a getaway night or two?

Hotel Vitale for a parents-only getaway to SF

Hotel Vitale is located a short BART trip away from the East Bay right near the Ferry Building. It has decadent rooms that are urban chic with an Asian inspiration (totally unlike my toy-strewn bungalow). Splurge on a room with a view or a hot tub (or both!). Get a massage in Spa Vitale. See the city lights from the rooftop garden. Wake up refreshed to room service or a walk along the Embarcadero to the Blue Bottle coffee kiosk.

Hotel Vitale for a parents-only getaway to SF

Even if you never leave your room, you will enjoy the mini vacation. According to their website, they really want to help you chill out:


Each of the 200 guestrooms at Hotel Vitale is designed with nurturing in mind, featuring limestone covered bathrooms, luxurious sheets, along with a soft and subtle color scheme. All of the luxury hotel touches associated with four-star service are offered in each and every guestroom, including complimentary Wi-Fi or high-speed Internet access, 28″ or 32″ LCD flat screen televisions, iPod/MP3 docking station, cd player/clock radio, honor bar, with both decadent and refreshing items, healthful options. In keeping with the hotel name – Vitale, which translates to Vitality – all rooms and suites in the hotel are non-smoking.

Local tip: if you follow Joie de Vivre Hotels (or jdvhotels) on twitter or facebook, you can find out about weekly specials to Hotel Vitale or its sister hotels!

[photos from hotel vitale website, although I did take many shots inside my room for a future home remodel inspiration]

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