What It’s Like to Stay at a Four Seasons

Punta Mita Beach

Have you ever stayed a Four Seasons? Until this month I never had and almost wish I didn’t. I mean, now that the bar’s at that level, how am I ever going to manage at a Marriott again? Here’s a look at what you can expect when staying at one of the world’s leading luxury hotels.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are known for their service and attention to detail. It begins the minute you set foot upon the property. Your arrival is radioed in and you’re greeted by staff who guide you through the check-in process – once you’ve received a refreshing hand towel and cocktail, of course. Check in isn’t at the front desk, but a quiet conversation on the couch, so you can privately discuss your needs.

Hotel room drop
Who wouldn’t feel welcome when this awaits you?

Little touches like complimentary fruit (and in my case, margaritas), make you feel oh so welcome.

Four Seasons Hotel room
They had me at hammock.

I stayed at their Punta Mita property in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarita, where each room comes with a hammock. That bed! Those sheets! It’s a wonder I rolled out each morning.

Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico plunge pool
A private plunge pool all for me!

This private plunge pool persuaded me to.

hotel bathroom ammenities
I may have pocketed a few of these tiny soaps home…

Spa bathroom? But of course! I’ve seen Philosophy, Molton Brown and Aveda products kitting out the bath, but never L’Occitane. Squee!

mango margarita and fish tacos
Lunch perfection.

Naturally the food was top notch, as was the service. The longest it took for my empty plate to be removed from the table was 28 seconds. Yeah, I started timing the minute I set my fork down. It would’ve been faster too, had my waiter not been putting in another order.

Alfredo Sanchez tequila master
Why hello, Mr. Tequila man.

The only word of caution I would give with a Four Seasons stay is to be careful what you wish for. After cooing over a gorgeous bottle of Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc from Casa Madero, Mexico’s most famous vineyard and the oldest in the Americas (who knew, right?), I returned to my room and found two bottles packaged to take home. Now I’m not Catholic, but the guilt! Fortunately, that abated just as soon as I got the cork out.

Sunset over a beach and pool
The perfect ending to a perfect day.

Thank you to the Four Seasons Punta Mita for hosting my stay. As always, my opinions are my own and this post was not reviewed prior to posting. (As is likely evident by the number of grammatical errors.)

Have you ever stayed at Four Seasons? Would you like to?

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