Friday, July 10, 2015

In a short period of time we found a lot to do in Claremont.  Actually we were in the City to take part in its Restaurant Week taking place from July 10 to 19. One morning we took a walking tour of historic Claremont Village.  This collection of shops and restaurants is reminiscent of an earlier era, comfortable, serene and unusual for Southern California.
Our stay at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel  fit in with this image as well.  Our room had it all in comfort and convenience.  We had a desk and wifi for our computer, and a club chair for our all to brief leisure moments..  And yes a balcony with chairs and table for al fresco activities.
The Orchard, hotel restaurant, offered us a spectacular breakfast and a interesting menu by Executive Chef Mathew Mattsen for both lunch and dinner.
The Hotel offers a casual garden like setting which was perfect for our quick getaway trip to Claremont.
Adjacent to the Hotel was the Piano Piano watering hole, a unique club for cocktails and nightly entertainment.  This entertainment included a singer guitarist as well as two pianos with added percussion for a most lively experience that also involved willing customers that continued far into the night.

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