Rosebuds Blog

A diamond in the rough for Bay Area visitors

July 26, 2012

When travelers visit the San Francisco Bay Area a drum roll of locales easily roll off the tongue. San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Muir Woods, Pier 39, The Golden Gate Bridge – the list rolls on and on. So it must have been more a little surprising when the New York Times came out with an article titled The 45 Places to Go in 2012, and none of the above selections were in evidence. The list did include one Bay Area hotspot, though, that no doubt made many readers’ eyebrows jump. Sitting at No. 5 on the list, just behind London, is the City of Oakland. Yes, that Oakland – the city that has made national news because of rowdy Occupy Oakland protests, crime problems, allegations of law enforcement misconduct. That’s what gets reported about Oakland. Now here’s what doesn’t normally get reported…

Letters from our guests, Vol. 5

July 20, 2012

It’s that time again when we share with our readers the remarks our clientele leaves on our Guest Comment Cards. It’s one of the things we value most at The Rose Hotel, and we’re happy to say the vast majority of comments we receive are positive. This week we share some of that guest feedback, as we occasionally do, to give you a more intimate sense of The Rose Hotel and the people that frequent our establishment. Here are some of the handwritten comments we’ve received from our Guest Card program…

More travelers finding hotel space via mobile cyberspace

July 11, 2012

Online communication is going global and mobile – and so is the hotel business. In just four years the number of internet connections is projected to zoom from 10 billion to 19 billion worldwide, according to research conducted by Cisco Systems. That will be more than two internet connections for every man, woman and child on the planet. Why so many? Because of the proliferation of mobile devices that often require that working people on the move need separate connections for their work computer, tablet and smart phone. There has been an explosion in mobile internet traffic, and the impact of that trend is being felt right here in the hotel business. Here’s how we’re accommodating them…

Getting through airport security – pronto!

July 06, 2012

Our travelers come from all over the world. That means air travel is often a must. One of the things that can foul-up an otherwise good airborne trip is the delay and stress of airport security, if you come unprepared. So we encourage our guests and would-be guests to take certain steps and precautions to make their movements through security details at airports as smooth and stress-free as possible. To that end, take these steps – from the Transportation Security Administration and other travel advice sites – to ensure that you’re able to pass through airport security with the fewest hassles…

Some pomp and circumstance for the 4th of July

June 26, 2012

There is no end to the fireworks, parades and good times available to San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors looking to celebrate this 4th of July. It’s one of the benefits of living, playing and doing business in one of the nation’s great metropolitan areas. We have an extensive list of events for you to enjoy. We selected some of the premier opportunities, as well as some particularly close to the hotel. We want to help you get in on the fun, so The Rose Hotel is offering an Independence Day special, a Deluxe King room for just…