Photo creditPhoto Courtesy of Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel
Photo creditPhoto Courtesy of eszter+david/Kimpton Hotels
Photo creditPhoto Courtesy of Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
Photo creditPhoto Courtesy of Archer Hotel
Looking to splash in an urban rooftop pool, bed down near an iconic bridge, sip drinks while gazing over wine country, or be lulled to sleep by the gentle lapping of waves? This quartet of new Northern California hotels offers all that and more.
Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel
Berthed along the historic waterfront of Suisun City, Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel occupies a pair of gorgeously restored vintage yachts whose interiors positively glow with polished wood. The smaller of the two, the 1917 Barquito, houses a single suite, while the 1963 Barkissimo has three comfy staterooms with private baths, plus a wine bar open to the public. From $159.
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Make a splash above downtown Sacramento in the third-floor, rooftop pool at the 250-room, pet-friendly Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, within walking distance of attractions such as Old Sacramento and the Crocker Art Museum. Dining and drinking venues include an indoor/outdoor poolside bar and lounge, a soon-to-open steakhouse, and a casual spot where you can play darts, bocce or foosball, sing karaoke, or bowl a few games. From $159.
Sheraton Redding Hotel
Redding’s 300-acre Turtle Bay Exploration Park is the setting of the Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge, a two-minute stroll from star architect Santiago Calatrava’s dramatic pedestrian crossing over the Sacramento River. The dog-friendly hotel offers 130 rooms, a heated outdoor pool, encounters with animals from the park’s wildlife center, and immediate access to the city’s Sacramento River Trail System. From $149.
Archer Hotel Napa
The five-story, 183-room Archer Hotel Napa in restaurant-rich downtown Napa brings an urban vibe to wine country, with decor favoring clean, modern lines and warm tones. The house restaurant, Charlie Palmer Steak, is already up and running, and come spring 2018, the public can enjoy local vintages at a rooftop bar and lounge with commanding views of the surrounding mountains and valley. From $199.