Guests who have stayed at the Honor Mansion or Casa Laguna Inn & Spa won’t be surprised to learn that both inns were recently named to the list of Top 10 Hotels for Romance in TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice 2013 Awards. Just like all Select Registry inns, Honor Mansion and Casa Laguna are exceptional inns who pride themselves on providing some of the best service and accommodations in North America, including helping couples with all of the romantic touches they seek for a great getaway.
What to expect when you arrive
Honor Mansion, a Wine Country Resort
Located in Healdsburg, this 4-acre intimate resort is perfect for couples seeking romance. The beautiful wine country offers the perfect backdrop for enjoying the lap pool, sports facilities and spa services together. In the afternoon, you can enjoy wine and appetizers on the property.
The mansion offers three types of rooms: mansion rooms, cottages and suites, and vineyard suites. Mansion rooms, located in the main house, provide the traditional bed and breakfast experience. Cottages and suites offer a variety of experiences ranging from the garden suite with plenty of outdoor space and privacy to the suite in what was previously a water tower. Vineyard suites are the inn’s largest and most luxurious rooms complete with an outdoor soaking tub or two-person spa tub.
Breakfast at Honor Mansion is always special. Starting with cappuccino, café latte or gourmet coffee and moving to a hot breakfast buffet that include fruit, meat and a daily hot entrée. Examples of daily hot entrées include Eggs Benedict and Grand Marnier French Toast. If you prefer to start your day with a lighter menu, granola with yogurt, oatmeal and hardboiled eggs are also available.
Honor Mansion has gone one step further in making romance readily available to their guests with the celebration package. Included in the package is a chilled bottle of sparkling wine awaiting you in your room at check-in, chocolate covered strawberries or fruit and cheese platter, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers cut from the inn’s garden.
With so many amenities and luxurious options available for both dining and relaxing, you can see why Honor Mansion was selected at one of the “Top 10 Hotels for Romance.”
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
From the first moment that you arrive at Casa Laguna, you will know you are in for a romantic and luxurious stay. Mission-style buildings, towering palms trees, heated pool, lush gardens, and secluded patios offer the perfect backdrops for your romantic weekend or getaway.
Every evening you will have the opportunity to partake of the gourmet wine and cheese reception and enjoy the Catalina sunset from the property. You can then retire to your room which was designed specifically for two. You can dream nestled next to the love of your life in eco-friendly linens on antique beds.
In the morning you will be treated with what could be the best breakfast available in Southern California. Unlike many chain hotels that offer only a continental breakfast, Casa Laguna guests choose from several gourmet dishes prepared by inn chefs. The breakfast is such a culinary delight that it was named “Best of Orange County” nine consecutive years by the OC Register. For the remainder of the summer, guests can choose from the following gourmet dishes for breakfast: Cali Side Up, Chorizo Scamble Espanola, Tortilla de Patatas, Lemon Pesto Benedict, Granola-crusted French Toast, Lemon Buttermilk Waffle, Nothing Heavy Please platter, or Laguna Granola. If all of this doesn’t have your mouth watering, you can also choose a side: side of toasted baguette slices, smashed potatoes, vegetable hash, or Nueske’s applewood bacon.
Select Registry Inns Know Romance
Looking for a romantic getaway to another location in North America? All of the more than 300 Select Registry inns will be more than happy to help you plan. Some have even taken the work out of planning by creating romance packages. You can find information about all of Select Registry’s inns and available romance packages on the Select Registry website.