Inn at Occidental has a friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere that lend effortlessly to a relaxing evening. The cozy-yet-spacious rooms feature gas fireplaces, and a wine hour at 5 p.m. solidifies the Inn’s reputation as a homey option for travelers looking for a taste of the bucolic. Within a few blocks, eateries like Hazel offer casual fare like Mediterranean-inspired pizza, without shorting on taste. Book the Sugar Room, where the din of the courtyard’s fountain pours through the windows at night, or try out the Safari Room to feel like you’re spending a night in the wilderness.
Though the lower levels have a view of the courtyard, upper rooms have a better view of the Occidental hills, so check with reception to see what’s available.