Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Staycation at The Glenmark Hotel

The Glenmark is a small boutique hotel located in Glendale, Calif. just five minutes down the street from where I live. I had seen the hotel under construction for awhile and couldn't wait to check it out when it opened. It finally opened a few months ago and I was luckily enough to get invited for a weekday staycation. With the pandemic and travel restrictions in place, my husband and I have been living for local getaways. Our staycation at the Glenmark Hotel was just what we needed to feel a sense of normalcy again. 

We were greeted warmly on arrival by the staff. I noticed right away that they are taking health and safety precautions seriously which put me at ease. Everyone was wearing masks, social distancing and there were hand sanitizers throughout the property. The property itself is a stylish retreat with modern and chic  decor. There are two amazing restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine; Olia is located on the ground floor open for breakfast and lunch with plenty of outdoor seating. Mila is open for dinner and is located on the rooftop serving small plates, delicious cocktails, wine and more. It's actually the only rooftop restaurant in Glendale! The room was extremely spacious with a cute sitting area and comfortable bed. I am extremely picky about my pillows and the ones here did not disappoint. I slept so well during our stay and woke up in the morning feeling rested and relaxed. The best part about the Glenmark is that they're dog friendly! We didn't bring Bodhi or Milo this time around but we will definitely come back and bring them.

Sharing more on the room and meals below...keep reading! 

It was nice to get away and sleep in a comfy hotel bed since we've been cooped up in our apartment for the last 6 months or so. The bed and pillows were so comfortable that I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. 

We arrived at the hotel early so that we could try Olia's breakfast as it's my favorite meal of the day! We ordered the pancakes and Shakshuka and holy moly, both dishes were delicious. Olia also serves Intelligentsia coffee which in my opinion, is the best coffee. Thank goodness I live five minutes away so I can come enjoy their coffee and breakfast anytime. 

We also got the chance to try Olia's lunch and I loved all the healthier options the menu offers. We ordered a delicious kale salad with chicken and a mushroom flatbread. I will be back to try the rest of the menu options!

I absolutely loved Mila restaurant located on the rooftop. It was so nice to enjoy a lovely dinner while taking in the views of the city. The menu is a mix of cuisines, all superb and delicious. 

If you're looking for a safe, relaxing staycation, I would highly suggest the Glenmark Hotel. The room, amenities and restaurants will exceed your expectations. A big thank you the hotel for a wonderful stay! I can't wait to come back with my dogs real soon.

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