I may be a little biased in my review as this is my hands down favorite hotel of all time! I can't say I've done that much traveling & usually travel more budget minded, so I haven't stayed in that many upper end Hotels, but have had wonderful experiences at the Spindrift.
First of all, I love Inns like these where the rooms don't really look like hotel rooms. I'm a sucker for the old school romantic look & Spindrift does it right. One feature that really sets this hotel apart are the bay window/window seats....especially if you are lucky enough to stay on the Bay side.
On our last stay my husband & I had a bay side room and got the pleasure of sitting in the window & watching the Parade of Lights. The parade is a few weeks before Christmas & all the sailboats decked out in Christmas lights sail down the bay.
We left our bay window open our whole stay because we couldn't resist the ocean breeze & sound of the lapping waves. It was cold, but that was easily remedied by a nice fire in the fire place.
The beds at the Spindrift are to die for! Down mattress covers, down comforter & pillows make this bed hard to get out of. Rarely do we get such a wonderful nights sleep in a hotel.
The service was perfect even though we didn't need much. Of course the maid service was great, as was the continental breakfast served to our room in the morning. I love that too! Most hotels that offer breakfast with the room make you come down to the common room, Spindrift brings it to you, which is nice because you can enjoy the comfort & privacy of your room! You fill out a card the night before with what you want & leave it on the door. Perfect!
Rooms at the Spindrift are large, so you don't feel like you are getting claustrophobic!
I wish I could stay at the Spindrift more often, but for us it is a treat. I honestly cannot think of one negative thing to say about this hotel. My husband & I have had wonderful anniversary memories there as well as Monterrey entirely.