At ground level, a dramatic glass entry lobby and green stair set the tone of openness and welcome. The transparent façade is screened with reclaimed redwood sun-shading and vine-covered cable trellises at the street level. A sheltered bus-stop waiting bench is built into the face of the hotel.
H3 Guesthouse features 39 efficient rooms—including six suites—in intimate pods grouped at the front and rear of the site. Between, a central courtyard brings in light and air, and glassed-in bridges connect the rooms across the court.
To the rear, the hotel overlooks Foss Creek. As part of its design and construction, the guest house is contributing to the further restoration of this riparian corridor. The property spans the creek, with a footbridge crossing over to a creekside park with preserved and protected trees and native plantings.
Each guest room enjoys private outdoor space by way of a balcony or patio, and each has a view out toward either the main street and town square or the swimming pool and creek-side park behind.