Forgo any reservations you may have about staying at Hotel Palomar. The eco and pet-friendly hotel is honored in this month’s issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Its daily wine hour, in-room pet goldfish, Exhale Spa and modern interior design by Cheryl Rowley helped land it on the magazine’s second annual “Stay List.” It’s quite an honor given only two other hotels in Texas made the list.
“Stay List” hotel selections were made by tapping into the collected experiences of veteran journalists, inveterate road warriors and local experts working for the National Geographic Traveler.
"The hotels on our Stay List 2009 don't just reflect their surroundings -- they help define them," says National Geographic Traveler Senior Editor Sheila Feldman Buckmaster. "What they all have in common is a transcendent vision that goes beyond traditional hotel-keeping. This mindset is what gives these hotels their sense of place. Make no mistake: you'll sense the vibe at once. And after your stay, you'll leave with the kind of insight only soulful places can provide."