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Fancy a stay on a quay by the bay?

Pamper yourself poolside when you enjoy a two-night stay, Thursday to Sunday, at the exclusive Sofitel San Francisco Bay. You'll lose yourself in luxury for half the price in this modern French-inspired hotel, run by a seasoned staff that caters to your every concern. Just $375 books your one-bedroom Prestige Suite and unlocks the pleasures of this superbly appointed retreat.

An exclusive member of the proud Sofitel family, this waterside marvel of Provençal persuasion is perfect for a romantic getaway or a business trip. After checking in to your 700-square-foot suite — complete with posh amenities and panoramic views — head down for a dip, or flex in the fully equipped fitness centre. Drift off on the most comfortable king feather bed you may ever sleep in, and awaken each morning to a magnificent breakfast for two.

Reputed for its refinement, considerate service, and attention to detail, the Sofitel's tranquil setting understates the certain je ne sais quoi of this premier hotel.

Ideally situated between San Francisco and San Jose, it's 15 minutes from four 18-hole golf courses, a short drive from Purisima Creek Open Space Preserve and five miles from tourable Filoli — one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, boasting a 36,000-square-foot Georgian country house and a spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden.

You and your cherie amour are also invited to an included wine-and-cheese tasting at the hotel's Bay Bar. After that, set off to explore or dine in the contempo-chic Bay 223, overlooking the lagoon. Either way, TripAdvisees say, "This luxury hotel on the peninsula is great for business and wonderfully peaceful on weekends."

Voulez-vous un rendezvous pour deux? Look no further than this elegant escape.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a prestige suite from Thursday to Sunday
  • Daily breakfast for two at Bay 223 Restaurant
  • One wine-and-cheese tasting for two at Bay Bar
  • Book by 19 July

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. Then, plan a perfect day in San Francisco, seeing popular sites like Alcatraz or retracing Alfred Hitchcock’s steps through California.

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