Enchanté Boutique Hotel, which opened April 1, is calling itself a “new landmark” for Los Altos, California, and indeed the area’s “first romantic luxury hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley.” If you’re unsure how one finds amore and opulence in a part of the country known, in part, for its dearth of either, allow us to explain by way of its pretty amazing offerings:
Pets are more than just allowed at this hotel—Enchanté has a number of services to accommodate pet guests. Fleur de Lis, resident furry friend and canine concierge, will greet you and your pet at check-in. They’ve even got pet-friendly rooms (with canine themes and custom-made dog beds to boot) ready to accommodate every four-legged need.
This is a surprisingly low-tech choice, considering the locale. Long live ambiance!
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The entire hotel is decked out in French design details, and many of its antiques and fixtures coming from the hotel owner’s own collection. It all serves to bring a bit of Old World wonder to a spot four miles froom Google HQ.
“L'art de Recevoir”
This means “the art of receiving” and it’s the motto of the establishment. In their words: “You will experience the ambiance of a fine European hotel without the need of your passports.”
Forget quick continentals—everyone knows “chef-prepared” is the best way to wake up in the morning. Even more, guests get to enjoy a light repast inside the hotel’s library.
You probably don’t need a fireplace in the middle of California, but still, there’s nothing better than picking up a post-meal read and putting your feet up by the fire.
Included in the aforementioned antiques: handpicked artifacts from French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte—including military hats!
Rooms start at $250 per night. You can find a full list of the 19 rooms and their rates here.