Northern California is beautiful this time of year as the red, yellow, & orange leaves gather on the ground, creating a squishy rainbow padding as you walk around. The evening air cools down to the point where you always need a protective layer for warmth. I'm from San Diego, where it's hard to find any sign of the seasons — leaves & layers included. An adventure to Northern California is just what I needed!

* The Clement Hotel invited me to stay overnight.

Fred & I created a mini trip out of it. We maneuvered our way out of Southern California, stopping in Bakersfield, Santa Maria, & Palo Alto along the way. The Clement is a luxury hotel with personalized service based in Palo Alto, California.


Palo Alto, California is about 35 miles south of San Francisco & 14 miles north of San Jose. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, The Clement Hotel focuses on first-class accommodations in a boutique atmosphere.

Living Room

Fred & I chatted on the Outdoor Dining Terrace, checked our email, & scoped outside before heading back to the Living Room for the evening. We enjoyed a cocktail as well as a charcuterie board right by the fireplace. Warm & toasty!


The Kitchen adjoins the Dining Room & features a fully stocked Guest Pantry. There's also an on-site chef if you desire something more in-depth. I love that the Pantry is available 24 hours a day. That means if you're hankering for a snack at 3 AM, you could head down & grab water, fresh cut fruit, a cheese board, ice cream, or other munchies. 

Our Suite

We had a separate living room, bedroom, & bathroom, including cool gadgets like two 65 inch Samsung televisions, Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machines, & an in-room refrigerator stocked with a handful of beverages like mango juice, Coca-Cola, Sprite, & Voss water. I love that I could make a piping hot cup of chamomile tea right in the room, or get room service delivered straight to our door.


The bathroom includes two sinks, a super rad television built into the mirror, a soaking tub, separate rain head shower, & a Toto Washlet toilet with a heated seat, which my mom raved about during her stay in Toyko, Japan. I adored the ODE Natural Beauty Verde Olive Oil Sea Salt Scrub; it's genuinely one of the best body scrubs I've tried! I relaxed in the big tub as I checked myself out in the mirror. Okay, I was watching The Simpsons on the TV built into the mirror!

Roof-Top Deck 

We loved panoramic views of Stanford & Palo Alto from the roof-top deck. We found ourselves there at least twice during our under 24-hour stay. Up there you'll find a swimming pool, whirlpool, & private cabanas. There's even individual sunglasses & sunblock set out for anyone to use. If you're there in daylight, enjoy the bustling view of Palo Alto. If you're on the rooftop deck at night, stay cozy by the heaters & jam to the music with a cocktail.


I had a blissful but short experience at The Clement Hotel. From the TV in the mirror to the comfy white linens, The Clement gives guests a place to rest, unwind, eat, sleep, & simply enjoy their time in Palo Alto. It felt special to receive such personalized concierge service. It felt like what I'd imagine Kim Kardashian's everyday life is like: everything is taken care of, always the best of the best, & if they don't have it they'll get it for you! Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me!

What part sounds the best to you? Have you ever had an all-inclusive stay before? How was it? 

* The Clement Hotel invited me to stay overnight for their A Suite Deal promotion.