A French-styled inn, the Maison Fleurie (6529 Yount St., 800/788-0369, www.foursisters.com, $140) offers the best of small inn style for a more reasonable nightly rate. On Yount Street, the Maison Fleurie has a perfect location for walking to Bouchon, the Bouchon Bakery, and the many other amazing restaurants, boutiques, and tasting rooms in town.
The 13 rooms in this “house of flowers” have an attractive but not overwhelming floral decorative theme. The more economical rooms, described as “cozy,” are small but attractive. If you’ve got the budget to splurge, opt for a room in the Bakery Building, where you’ll get a fireplace, jetted spa tub, and king bed.
All guests enjoy a full breakfast each morning, afternoon wine reception, fresh cookies, and complimentary access to the inn’s bikes.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition