We stayed at the Dolce for a week while working in the Bay Area. While a little south of our productions, we found it to be a very nice hotel. Beautiful grounds. An excellent heated patio with soft furniture.
The main lobby is historic, while the rest of the hotel is new. There's a nice park adjacent for morning walks. Breakfast was good. Lots of weddings, parties etc here, so I wouldn't consider it a place for a personal retreat. Room was average, but clean and comfortable.