Suisun Hotel Promises Great Getaway

Daily Republic - June 25, 2009

The Hampton Inn & Suites, the best harbor view in downtown Suisun City, is expected to welcome its first guests in mid-September.

“It is a great getaway location,” said Hartmut Ott, the hotel's general manager. He added the hotel will be an ideal place for weddings and for people visiting vineyards in Suisun Valley and Napa.

The four-story, 102-room hotel on the north end of the Suisun City marina is still dressed in gray and covered in scaffolding. Some of the landscaping is already in place, and workers are in the process of installing the heating and air conditioning.

“It is really starting to come together now,” Ott said.

Petaluma-based developer Basin Street Properties is building the hotel, which will be the first in Suisun City since the 1950s. Rim Hospitality is managing the hotel.

Hiring the hotel's 20 to 25 employees is expected to begin in mid-August.

Of the 102 rooms, 30 of them will be larger studios. Twenty-seven rooms will face the harbor, giving guests a great view of a waterfront that Ott calls “an undiscovered jewel.”

The hotel will offer conference and meeting rooms, a hospitality suite, wireless Internet access, a pool and hot tub. Ott has forged relationships with the Solano Yacht Club and Joseph Nelson Community Center to accommodate large meetings for hotel guests.

Hampton Inn & Suites will offer a limited breakfast but will advertise local restaurants such as Athenian Grill for dining. The hotel is participating in Sunday's Bridal Fair in Sheldon Plaza and plans to co-sponsor the annual event in 2010, Ott said.

Corporate customers are expected to generate Ott's weekday business. He expects the hotel's weekend guests will be people visiting the area. To encourage the weekend business, the hotel's rates will be lower on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ott is excited about opening a hotel in what he called a transformed Suisun City waterfront.

“You can come here and get the same kind of experience as in Napa for half,” Ott said.

The hotel is accepting reservations for any time after Nov. 1. Those wanting to make reservations or get more information can call 429-0900 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A hotel Web site is expected to be created in a couple weeks.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .