Written by guest blogger Hotel Slippers
Longing for a quick California getaway and having heard about the beautiful scenery with outdoor fire pits located throughout the property, I knew Terranea would be a good choice. On the property, the first thing I noticed besides the Mediterranean style of the main building, and the fact that I was actually not on a work layover, was the low-key, subdued look of the hotel entrance. A Spanish style fountain in front of the hotel circular drive complimented the tasteful exterior of the simple, yet dramatic architecture.
The hotel foyer is decorated with a large round table adorned with a colorful floral centerpiece. Glancing over my shoulder, I noticed a larger room filled with comfortable sofas, chairs and a magnificent stone fireplace, lit with orange flames flickering in the hearth. Since the day was cool and a little damp, the room looked relaxing and inviting. I loved the warmth of the fire, brightly colored rugs and classic decor.
Check in, thankfully, was quick, and I was surprised with an upgrade to an ocean view room, along with directions regarding the layout of the property, pools, and restaurants. Following the sea green, cream-colored carpet down the hallway to my room, I slipped my key into the slot with the anticipation of finally getting a look at my accommodations for the evening. Not at all disappointed, I walked across the room toward a small balcony, stepped out and took a look around. It was delightful not only to see the ocean, but to hear sounds of waves crashing against the rocky coastline. If you are visiting on a warmer evening, you might want to open the balcony sliding door in order to savour the sounds of the ocean before drifting off to sleep.
Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...