We had a very pleasant stay at the Larkspur. I loved the comfortable mission style decor throughout the rooms and public areas; definitely a step above the usual hotel decor. They tout their beds, which I found to be a bit firm for my taste, but those pillows are to die for! They have down comforters on the beds, but we had to take them off, as they were too warm for California spring temps.
The in-room kitchen had everything needed, including some free snacks. They offer a grocery shopping service, but if you don't want to cook, there are a huge number of restaurants and a mall close by. Tahoe Joe's next door has reasonably priced steak dinners. Free fruit and cookies are available at the front desk, and the continental breakfast was very nice.
The staff was extemely friendly, even giving my husband a free mousepad when he asked if he could purchase one. When we booked online, we requested a room away from the freeway, and had a nice quiet room on the other side. Though we were too tired to use it, the exercise room was very well equipped.
I hope this chain expands to more areas. We will definitely stay again.