Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is one of two (soon to be three) Kimpton properties in San Francisco.  The building was originally a 4-story office building before they added on an additional 4 floors and converted it to a 131 room hotel.  It reopened as a Kimpton in 2016. Location … Read more

Napa Valley Wine Train & Tour

Napa Valley Wine Train & Tour During a stay at the Andaz Napa, I took the Napa Valley Wine Train with some family members.  While there are a number of itineraries that you can book, we opted for the Grgich Hills Winery Tour.  The tour included a one hour train ride with lunch to the … Read more

Andaz Napa Review

Andaz Napa Review The Andaz Napa was originally built in 2009 and opened under the Avia brand before Hyatt purchased the chain in 2011.  The property reopened as a Hyatt Andaz in Fall 2012.  Not much was changed about the property; which means the rooms are now 11 years old with mostly the original furniture/design.  … Read more

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach Review

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach Review The Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach Review (doesn’t that just roll off the tongue?) is located in an office park location near the Santa Ana Orange Count (SNA) airport.  I stayed for one night before Thanksgiving after a late flight arrival and prior to moving … Read more

Hyatt Palm Springs Review

Hyatt Palm Springs Review The Hyatt Palm Springs is an older property in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.  Formerly titled the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs, it has the feel of a Regency with 193 rooms built around an indoor atrium. A new Andaz is being built just down the street and it will … Read more