No doubt about it, this is THE ONLY place in Sausalito, accomodation wise that is DIRECTLY ON the water. Get a room with a deck and you can sit out there day and night and watch the boats, the liners, the sea planes, the view of San Francisco.
It is NOT cheap, but then nothing good in life is. Don't be expecting ornate rooms or a fancy restaurant or large lobby. This is a cool small Inn. More like a B & B.
Tiny lobby, small breakfast room/den, small parking area and rooms range in size and view depending on price.
IT is perfect for couples that want to CHILL out, walk around town, take a boat ride, take the ferry to San Francisco and come back at night to a calm place.
I would definitely advise NOT taking the cheaper rooms if you really want a deck and great view. IF you are not water buffs or could care less about the view, save your money and don't bother staying here.
There is no real bar, no dining room for dinner, no swimming pool, no concierge floor, no loud groups, not much noise and usually not any children.
We go to Sausalito at least once a year for a night or two, and we have waited YEARS for an Inn like this to come to this tiny town. Yes, at times we wish we could have dinner here or call room service at 2am but that's life.
We have tried quite a few of the rooms and if you can afford it, definitely take a room with a deck and fireplace. Except for July and August, the fireplace is nice at night.
It takes a certain type of person or couple to appreciate this place, the Fairmont, the Ritz Carlton, the Four Seasons, it is not.
The big attraction is you are staying in a cool small town, where you walk to things,looking at one of the most photographed views in the USA, the skyline and waterfront of San Francisco, and your deck is right on the Bay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panoramic San Francisco Bay views are the signature of The Inn Above Tide. This intimate Sausalito waterfront hotel with 31 rooms and suites is a magnificent location for a uniquely inspiring luxury retreat. Chic and understated interiors lead to simply mesmerizing views from the private furnished room decks. Sited directly on SF Bay, every room has sweeping views of the bay, city skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin. The spectacular but brief ferry ride to SF is mere steps from the hotel. Intimately connected to the village of Sausalito, yet magically separated due to its bay front setting, The Inn Above Tide is a minute’s stroll to galleries, restaurants and shops. The scenic vineyards of Sonoma and Napa are just a short drive north. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn Above Tide Hotel Sausalito
- Hotel Above Tide
- Above Tide Hotel
- Inn Above Tide