There is no doubt that California is a blessed state. From it’s snow capped mountains to it’s illustrious vineyards, to it’s vast and varied coast, there is little that this great state doesn’t offer to those who dare venture it’s terrain. While the state in its entirety is magnificent, it is also massive on a significant scale. Therefore, it is often cut in half into what natives have termed, NorCal and SoCal. This article features some of the best Bed and Breakfasts in the Northern half, NorCal. Whether you’re a weary traveler from afar or a Californian local looking to relax, these Inns and Hotels are sure to satisfy.

1. Seal Cove Inn

Located on Moss Beach, this updated Half Moon Bay hotel is reminiscent of a European manor. It features tranquil ivy covered walls, rustic, yet contemporary furnishings, and staircase beach access. Each of the 10 rooms this boutique inn offers is equipped with a gas fireplace, fine linens, robes, and bath products, and a garden terrace or balcony. Your stay here is sure to be a luxurious and relaxing one. Find them at 221 Cypress Avenue, Moss Beach, CA 94038 and visit their website at

Ocean Side Cypress

Ocean Side Cypress

2. Farm House Inn

This beautiful inn is located in the heart of Wine Country, just 20 minutes away from Napa in charming Sonoma. Yes, wine is big business here but visitors can do much more than just taste fine vintage reds. Experience the Valley’s farm trails, art culture, and outstanding cuisine while staying at this chic inn. Farm House features an onsite Michelin-starred restaurant as well as farm-to-table, organic, and natural spa services, foods, and amenities. It’s cozy, yet lux, grounds provide the perfect weekend, or week – take all the time you need, get away. Don’t miss them at 7871 River Road, Forrestville, CA 95436 or

3. Garden Court Hotel

At 62 rooms this B&B is bigger than most. However, that in no way depreciates the dedicated and warm hospitality that one typically expects from Bed and Breakfast lodgings. Located in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto, this hotel evokes a cool atmosphere through its elegant light colored walls, flowers, and furnishings accented with subtle cherry-walnut tables, golden mirrors and light fixtures. If you find yourself in the Silicon Valley area, be sure to give lux hotel a thought. Find them at 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 and

4. Stanford Inn by the Sea

This inn sits above a stunning green meadow over looking Mendocino Bay and prides itself on it’s Sustainable and Eco-friendly practices and good food. It’s grounds feature an onsite organic farm and animal sanctuary and create an atmosphere of wellness and wholesomeness that’s simply contagious. The inn specializes in romantic escapes but is
equally pet and family friendly. So whether you’re trying to get away for a special date, or

In-Room Dining

In-Room Dining

wish to invite the entire family, Stanford Inn is the perfect place to relax and enjoy each others company. Visit them at 44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA  95460 and

5. The Union Street Inn

This classic San Franciscan Victorian inn is located on SF’s well-known Union Street. It’s the perfect walking distance from some of this great city’s most famous sites such as Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and much more. Its antique furnishings and English gardens evoke a regality known only to the Middle Ages. They stand for warm, genuine European hospitality and deliver great service that won’t disappoint. Find them at 2229 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 and

SF’s Best Bed and Breakfast Business Consultant

Are you looking for a hospitality expert to help develop and enhance your business? Do you own or wish to open a boutique hotel or a Bed & Breakfast in or around the San Francisco Bay Are? If so, look no further – We at Piedmont Avenue can come and meet with you in person.

What does a hospitality expert do? They work with Cabins, Inns, and Bed & Breakfasts to establish a brand identity, increase business revenue and more.

David Mitroff, Ph.D Business Consultant and Marketing Expert

David Mitroff, Ph.D – Business Consultant and Marketing Expert

Ways in which we at Piedmont Avenue Consulting can maximize your company’s business efforts:

• Hotel branding

• Social Media presence
• Website design and Call to Action efforts
• Increased SEO & brand awareness

A successful boutique hotel or Bed & Breakfast marketing strategy begins with a solid concept that is continually adjusted to meet the demands of the local hospitality market. This often includes Social Media, Customer Loyalty programs and new technology to streamline operations. At Piedmont Avenue Consulting, we specialize in just that and help businesses reach new heights.

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