StayCation Taj Campton Place

A two day schedule of meetings, lunches, dinners and a decadent afternoon escape to SFMOMA oh, and the Noah’s Ark Monsoon rains last week, inspired me to stay in the city overnight. Brilliant solution for peninsula dwellers.

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Intimate Campton Place Bistro Bar

I’ve stayed at Taj Campton Place a few times and have always loved this petite cozy property, chic style combined with the convenience of Union Square – Campton Place makes a perfect mini escape. Much of the square construction has been completed – so do consider making the hotel your base to explore this desirable shopping and dining mecca.

Campton Place Presidential Suite Bedroom

Easy valet arrival despite the drenching downpour, met a friend in the Campton Place Bistro Bar before we moseyed to MOMA in a drizzly mist. I highly recommend the tasty tuna tartar – the sizzling hamburger is always divine, however, I was headed to Perbacco that evening, thus just a delectable bite. Union Square is an excellent location for walking – easy access to MOMA, sitting at the base of Nob Hill, an added al fresco exercise attraction, include an early morning climb up those steep hills and secret stairways, it’s the perfect antidote to an Italian dinner before lunch meetings! Taj Campton Place has always been a favorite and this brief escape was just what I needed to recharge, adding this destination to my Travel Mantra list.

I loved my perch on the 17th floor in the Presidential Suite – oh my, I should have never left and just ensconced myself for the weekend! My friend came upstairs for a peek and we discovered my kitchen and office that I missed on my quick luggage drop. The Presidential Suite is absolutely lovely and would enhance a family or small group StayCation in the city. Think theatre, museums, fine dining, combined with a comfy home away from home.

Campton Place Presidential Suite Living Room

Campton Place Presidential Suite Dining Room

Campton Place Presidential Suite Office

Love the attentive staff at the hotel and adore the two Michelin star Campton Place restaurant, French classical cooking techniques, seasonal ingredients and flavors from South Asia are integrated into several different prix fixe menus, by Chef Srijith Gopinathan.

After wandering MOMA for three blissful hours, we found ourselves back in the snug Bistro Bar at the end of the day to enjoy a hearty splash of Malbec. Cozy bar, perfect for lingering over intimate conversations and delightful dalliances!

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Staycation Taj Campton Place

Despite my love of great adventure, staying close to home and exploring particular bay area venues can also be very rewarding. Focus on a specific San Francisco neighborhood; peruse the Sunday Entertainment section and reserve theater or music ducats.

San Francisco night scene offers a plethora of cultural events – terrific theater, mesmerizing ballet, world-class opera and fine dining. A long drive home is never enticing after a day of retail therapy or museum moseying followed by dinner and drinkies.

Simple Solution: Stay in Town. Taj Campton Place is centrally located in energetic Union Square. Walk, Walk Walk! Feinstein’s intimate nightclub is just one of the myriad of small clubs to enjoy. I recently reveled in a raucous amusing evening listening to Jeff Goldblum tinkle the ivories with his small orchestra – audience mingling, witty repartee included puzzle the audience with trivia questions, truly a fun off the wall experience. This small club is a mere few blocks from Taj Campton Place Hotel.

Taj Campton Place- quadfecta – perfect location, most enjoyable and friendly staff, large comfy, quiet rooms and two excellent dining choices! The petite bistro bar is one of my favorite stops on Union Square- cozy and quiet setting, divine snacks and a fine Malbec on the wine menu. Connected to the bar – owning two coveted Michelin Stars is the more formal dining room. Chef Srijith has masterfully created new menus bringing a unique palette embodying Indian inspirations with local California Cuisine and mild Spice Route nuances. I’ve previously written about the Naan treats served at lunch and I was not disappointed. Restaurant also serves a three-course pre-theatre menu, besides the sophisticated nine course-tasting menu.TAJ-Suite-1602Wake up Sunday morning and walk down the hill to the Ferry Building – they say location is key and again Taj Campton Place is a superb location to head out for a long walk along the Embarcadero. Coit Tower beckons – make a left toward the hillside and find one of the famed stairways of San Francisco – the Filbert Steps, hidden amid the hillside vegetation, if you’re lucky the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill will welcome you with their chattering. They have been immortalized in many books and in their own documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Streets turn into stairways in several unique neighborhoods – do discover the quirky Streets of San Francisco.

Vigorous work out deserves a delectable breakfast at Campton Place….all great walks should lead to a reward: Masala Omelet, Malted Waffles with butter roasted pears walnuts and whip cream? Divine!

Stacation Taj Campton Place – Union Square – San Francisco.