The Best Hotels to Book Near West Wind Solano Drive-In Movie Theater, California

The Carneros Resort and Spa offers guaranteed relaxation
The Carneros Resort and Spa offers guaranteed relaxation | Courtesy of Carneros Resort and Spa /
Matt Charlton

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, all-American movie-going experience, then look no further. The West Wind Solano Drive-In Movie Theater will offer just that so stay close to the action in a great hotel – bookable on Culture Trip.

Located in Concord – just north of San Francisco – the West Wind Solano offers an unforgettable experience. And once you’ve eaten your way through the concession stand and done with the special double features, there is plenty more to explore in the local area. Not only are you moments away from Mount Diablo, but you’re just over half an hour from the Golden Gate City itself. Start your engine and grab your popcorn cos’ you’re in for an awesome ride.

1. HYATT House Pleasant Hill


HYATT house Pleasant Hill
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​​A centrally located all-suite hotel in the East Bay, the Hyatt is also just 3mi (4.8km) from Six Flags Hurricane Harbour Water Park and 15mi (24km) from downtown Oakland. The bright and contemporary accommodation is rendered in relaxing hues with pops of bright color and all rooms feature free wifi, sofas, kitchenettes, and flat-screen TVs – with the larger suites adding extra living space. The local shuttle and parking are complimentary and there’s an outdoor pool, plus a 24/7 mini-mart.

2. Union Hotel


Union Hotel
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Reminiscent of California’s illustrious past, the warm and welcoming Union is just a one-minute walk from picturesque Benicia Bay. If it weren’t for the contemporary touches, you might feel like a gold prospector finding lodgings for the night – as the accommodation oozes Victorian elegance right down to the antique furniture, but with wifi, TV, and coffee makers, of course. This quaint Americana theme continues to the lobby, where your complimentary continental breakfast is served.

3. Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa


Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
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If you’re fond of French châteaux, but want to stay in California, then we have the place for you. This is an idyllic retreat – where you can relax poolside, or in one of the romantic courtyards surrounded by expanses of oak trees, rolling hills, and the Northern California countryside. The accommodation is predictably elegant and top-notch facilities include a French farmhouse-style bistro, a fee local shuttle, 24hr gym, bar, and a poolside beauty spa.

4. Hotel Mac

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Hotel Mac
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Quite a suitable name for a hotel near San Francisco, this historic hotel was built in 1911 and is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings – which means it has to report to the local police station every other Tuesday and not leave the local area. The traditional, individually decorated rooms feature free wifi and minifridges and there’s also an on-site fine dining restaurant – very popular with locals – featuring a bar and a wine cellar.

5. Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A large seating area in the bar at Hotel Shattuck Plaza
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With some rooms displaying stunning views of San Francisco bay, this mission-style building – dating from 1910 – houses a sophisticated, graceful, and relaxing hotel. This place is a stalwart of downtown Berkley and no two guestrooms are alike – though the common theme is modern convenience wrapped in taste and charm. This means luxury linens, ergonomic chairs, iPod docks and hypoallergenic pillows. The Mediterranean-style restaurant is excellent and the hand-crafted cocktails are definitely worth a visit to the bar.

6. Carneros Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Winery with Rooms, Luxury

Carneros Resort & Spa
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Almost the definition of boujee, this upscale resort sits on 27-acres (11ha) in the Napa Valley countryside, surrounded by rolling vineyards – not too shabby so far. The accommodation doesn’t disappoint either: with high-end Cali-style cottages featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor hot tubs and showers, private patios, and – get this – wine dispensers. There are also three restaurants, two spas, one artisan general store, a boutique and a couple of very smug guests by the end of your visit here.

7. The Meritage Resort and Spa

Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel

The Meritage Resort and Spa
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​​This award-winning resort features custom furnishings and colors that evoke the earth, sun and sky of California – i.e. always warm, welcoming and sunny. Just 2mi (3.2km) from the Napa River and 5mi (8km) from the Starmont Winery and Vineyards, the plush and relaxing accommodation is reminiscent of Tuscany – with upgraded rooms offering vineyard views and terraces. The plentiful amenities include a beautiful outdoor pool, wine tasting rooms, a swish farm-to-table restaurant and two bars.

8. Wine and Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa

Spa Hotel

Wine and Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa
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It’s all about wellness here, with a little bit of vino on the side – the hotel even encourages a digital detox. The incredible spa is alcohol-free, but, this being the middle of wine country, the rest of the resort is a different matter. Indulgent Quakerism is the style that springs to mind with the rooms – elegant simplicity with luxury touches. The resort features an outdoor pool, a fantastic restaurant and bar and a café.

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