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Hotelier and Beanie Babies baron Ty Warner rebuilt the historic San Ysidro Ranch, in the hills above Santa Barbara, into a quiet getaway with a world-class wine cellar at The Stonehouse restaurant. Mehr Infos
Michael Mina and Rajat Parr's Seattle outpost of the original S.F. location offers a list of 1,000+ wines, with more focus on the Pacific Northwest but still great depth in France and California.
This chef-driven steakhouse combines strong execution with a sense of fun (see: bacon tempura). Staff are well versed in wine; the 750-wine list focuses on big West Coast names, with rare verticals.
An inventive take on Northwest cuisine, with precise flavors and enough quirks to make things interesting. The 140-wine list is tight but well-chosen, featuring Washington and Oregon wines.
This Wine Spectator Grand Award winner (as of 2009) showcases California, Burgundy, Washington, Bordeaux, Italy and Germany among its 2,000 wine choices. Corkage is only $15.
This Wine Spectator Grand Award winner (since 1997) features some 2,200 wine selections, 15,000 bottles in its cellar and moderate markups. Strengths include California, France, Washington and Italy.
Bypass the printed menu in favor of the "family-style supper"—the first "course" alone is worth the $45 price. The 160-wine list mixes Washington insider labels with well-priced Italian bottles.
Convenient for visiting the cluster of wineries around Woodinville, about a 15-minute drive away. Bin on the Lake restaurant sports an 80-wine dispenser well-stocked with Washington and Oregon labels.
A wine theme makes this hotel a compelling choice for enophiles: the large guest rooms are named after Washington wineries and a fireside reception offers complimentary tastings with winery reps.
It's hard to find a more Seattle-centric hotel experience: a location adjacent to Pike Place Market, stunning views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Peninsula mountains, and rooms with reading nooks.
If you're looking for a hotel packed with high-tech gizmos, this is it: infrared scans tell staff whether a room is occupied, to avoid disturbing you, and a game floor has 2 virtual golf machines.
A classic--the kind of enormous, full-service resort no one builds anymore. For families or couples looking for an all-inclusive vacation, this is the place-golf, tennis, pools, beach clubs...
Best hotel for celebrity sightings—or for looking like a celeb. Spacious suites, Café Boulud, BMW shuttle to a private beach club.
Wine list covers about 120 solid selections -- best part is that almost everything is available by the glass.
Packed during high season so reservations are a good idea. A bit of excess to everything--from the tiki torch decor to the generously sized cocktails, wines by the glass and plates of food.