By Fran Endicott Miller | Photos Courtesy of The Clement Hotel
The Clement Hotel is an under-the-radar gem of a boutique in Silicon Valley.
It is favored by venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and visiting Stanford
professors, who fill its 23 posh suites. Guests seeking rest and relaxation
are treated to six-star service, a level of hospitality that differentiates The
Clement from other hotels—all-inclusive service. That means meals, snacks,
cocktails, wine, and even gratuities are included in the room price. There
is no other place like it in the Bay Area, and for those seeking a decadent,
indulgent getaway, there is no better spot.
Your introduction to The Clement takes place a few days prior to your
scheduled arrival, when an email query arrives, asking about your preferred
beverages and snacks. Staff will have your favorites waiting for you. You
needn’t be shy about any special needs or requests, as The Clement aims to
please. No detail has been overlooked at this luxurious, private residentialstyle haven where nearly every wish is the staff’s command. The Clement’s
spacious one- and two-bedroom suites offer modern, sophisticated comfort,
with carefully curated amenities of the highest quality, including Matouk®
linens, Frette® towels and robes, two 65” Samsung IPTVs, Nespresso®
VertuoLine coffee machines, electric kettles, and stocked refrigerators.
Spacious, stone-lined bathrooms feature heated floors and toilet seats,
large soaking tubs, rain shower heads, in-mirror televisions, and luxe olive
oil bath amenities by ODE Natural Beauty. Sleek window shades open and
close with the push of a button.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by the hotel’s presiding chef
in the open kitchen. The seasonal menu changes based on both market
availability and guest preferences. A guest pantry—open 24 hours—features
an ever-ready selection of homemade cookies and a freezer stocked with
Palo Alto’s artisanal Tin Cup Creamery ice cream. Help yourself to a steaming
mocha, latte, or cappuccino. If you are celebrating a special occasion or a
successful business transaction, champagne will be waiting on ice. Enjoy
your repast in the dining room, the outdoor dining terrace, in a cabana at
the private rooftop pool deck overlooking the Stanford campus, or in your
Art-filled and urbane, The Clement is owned and operated by Pacific Hotel
Management and is named after its president, Clement Chen, a seasoned
hotelier who has used his exacting standards to fashion a superior retreat
that pleases the most discriminating traveler. From office supply-stocked
desks to a state-of-the-art fitness center to sunglasses and sunscreen
offered poolside, Mr. Chen has included everything to make your stay
indulgent and memorable.
The Clement is within walking distance of the chic shops and restaurants
at Town & Country Village and Stanford Shopping Center. The Stanford
campus provides miles of walking and jogging trails, and the rooftop pool
and Jacuzzi® are heated to just the right temperatures. If you feel like
stepping out for a meal, hotel staff will recommend any number of lauded
eateries within proximity. But the beauty of a stay at The Clement is that
you need not leave the property to experience the allure and energy of
Silicon Valley. That, too, is all-inclusive.