Toll House Hotel, Los Gatos, California Hospitality

"Toll House" hotel
Often times hotels feel…well, like hotels. There is always a lot of care and hospitality but for some reason it is difficult to feel “at home.” The Toll House in Los Gatos, California breaks down this barrier by creating a hotel experience unlike any other.

Hector, a kind and welcoming waiter at Three Degrees restaurant within the Toll House has been in the restaurant industry since he was little and has worked for the hotel for over 16 years. People like Hector are what make a hotel, specifically the Toll House, feel like a “home away from home.”

One easy way for the Toll House to create that warm and cozy feeling is to embrace it’s name and serve warm Toll House cookies in the reception area and even on the dessert menu at Three Degrees restaurant.

"Toll House" courtyard

The Toll House courtyard has hosted many weddings

Having opened in 1983, the Toll House already has a bit of history, offering 115 rooms and several different lodging options: deluxe, premier, junior suites and parlor suites. Each room is stocked with fresh Fuji apples, pretzels, gourmet syrup, Carmel Valley Roasting Co. coffee, tea and of course, a coffee maker.

A unique package offered at the hotel is the “Sips and Saddles” package, starting at $372. This package is perfect for any horse lover who also loves to dress up and dine out. Hotel accommodations for two, along with breakfast at Three Degrees restaurant, horseback riding at Garrod Farms concluding with a picnic and wine tasting at Cooper-Garrod Vineyards in Saratoga are just a few perks of the “Sips and Saddles” package. Make sure to always check the website as pricing may change and also be aware the package is available only on Friday and Saturday evenings.

"Toll House" hotel room

Toll House premier king with courtyard view

The Toll House is always friendly to their hotel guests but they are also friendly to the environment. Offering 100% biodegradable room keys, recycling receptacles, bulk soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers and an ozone machine in the laundry are just some of the ways Toll House reduces their carbon footprint.

"Toll House" hotel

Toll House Hotel

Three Degrees restaurant is the hotel’s on-site dining. If you indulge in too many Toll House cookies, the property has a fitness room, or for a more complete workout, Los Gatos Fitness Club day passes are available. After that workout you may want to grab one of the complimentary s’more kits for the courtyard fire pit, you are on vacation aren’t you?

Being a guest at the Toll House is like being a guest at a family member’s home. With tasty treats, a warm atmosphere and accommodating staff, you may never want to check in to a “regular” hotel again, especially if it doesn’t include cookies.

Book online at the hotel website or make reservations through Expedia, or Priceline.

Review and photos by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Toll House Hotel. All opinions are my own.


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