Hotel at a Glance: Hotel in Livermore
This property offers easy access to the many wineries in Alameda County’s Livermore Valley AVA, where guests can partake in tastings and tours. Before heading out, start the day with the hotel’s complimentary offerings, which include waffles, fruit, and plenty of coffee.
- Nearby attractions include restaurants, bars, and Wente Vineyards, an open-air theater located in a winery
- Laps: Swim some at the hotel’s indoor pool.
- Break a sweat in the fitness center, or relax in the sauna.
- In-room amenities complimentary WiFi, coffeemaker, and jetted tubs in certain rooms
- Notable wine: The Livermore Valley AVA is known for its Petite Sirah, a red wine.
- Recent accolade: The hotel picked up a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Livermore, California: Fine Wines and a Lightbulb That Won’t Quit
Situated in the Bay Area’s eastern edge, Livermore has a character all its own, matching rolling hills with historical viticulture. The area’s founder, Robert Livermore, was instrumental in the region’s winemaking industry, planting its first grapes in the 1840s. Today, more than 50 wineries populate the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area, producing a wide-range of vintages amidst the area’s rugged canyons and fertile soil.
One of Livermore’s quirkiest attractions is the centennial lightbulb, the world’s longest-working bulb, clocking more than 1 million hours of illumination since its installation in 1901. For the last 114 years, the centennial bulb has shed light over multiple perches, and now glows above the firefighters of Fire Station 6. This local phenomenon has been verified by Ripley’s Believe or Not and the Guinness Book of World Records.