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The Inn Above Tide
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2011

My pickiest girlfriend recommended this hotel and so did all the reviewers of Tripadvisor. I was not disappointed! Lovely room with fireplace and excellent view of San Francisco. It's not a cheap hotel but it provides a wonderful vibe, great location right next to ferry and restaurants, free bikes, great valet service, delicious breakfast and helpful/friendly staff. Small and intimate and you feel like you are a million miles away from San Francisco. I would definitely return here and would stay for much longer than 3 days next time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Need to adjust your price listing up, but, at whatever price, it is the best. The views over the bay are incomparable, the amenities luxurious, and the staff friendly and helpful. you are right next door to the Ferry landing, so getting to SF is a breeze. Location in "downtown" Sausalito is in walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: All the room are lovely, but it is worth it to get the fireplace.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We just returned from five days at one of the best places we've ever stayed - The Inn Above Tide in Sausalito. This trip was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and we couldn't have made a better choice.

First, there is the location, literally right ON the water. We stayed in Room 101, first floor, first room. The view from our patio covered all of San Francisco, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and more. STUNNING! You'll want to spend a lot of time there. We recommend you bring a warm sweater or jacket. Even in August the morning and evening fog and wind make it
chilly. Of course, you can enjoy the view from inside, sitting by your wood-burning
fireplace.

Regarding location, the hotel is centrally located to shopping and restaurants in town.

Second, the service is outstanding. Every hotel employee we encountered was friendly, helpful, and efficient. Roman, at the front desk, was especially helpful, and all the Valera were so great we didn't care about the parking fee.

The complimentary breakfast and evening wine and cheese were far better than what you generally receive. Breakfast included quiche, quality pastries, wonderful fruit, hard boiled eggs - healthy and delicious. The wine was decent quality and the cheese included Brie,
blue cheese, and smoked Gouda. You may choose to have breakfast delivered to you room for a small fee, or eat in the comfortable Day Room.

The only complaint we had was the minimal storage for a 5 day stay. It would have been fine for a weekend, but with only an armoire (no dresser with drawers), we had to keep
many things in our suitcase. Not an insurmountable problem, but a minor irritation.

If you are considering a visit to Marin County, we could not recommend The Inn Above Tide more highly!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Another visit to the Inn and we have yet to have any problems. The location (on San Francisco Bay) is ideal and breakfast in the morning, wine/cheese in the evening and internet access are included. The nearby parking lot has changed its rules, but the Inn still provides substantial discounts. If your plan is to explore the North Bay region, this is an ideal place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We stayed at the inn above tide for 2 nights on our California road trip. This hotel was simply fabulous. We have no quibbles about the entire set up. From the minute we arrived every member of staff was helpful and smiling, changing money into smaller bills was not a problem, and the valet parking worked perfectly. The room itself was on the second floor and the balcony overlooked the bay, with the bay bridge and the SF skyline to the right and angel island directly in front. The sun came up above the island, which we could view from laying in bed. We had breakfast, which is complimentary, bought to our room for a cost of $3. there was 2 bottles of complimentary water in the room, which was refreshed the following day and when we checked out the receptionist gave us 2 bottles for the journey. The location is perfect for the shops and restaurants, even the ferry to SF is only 2minutes away. The view of the ferries when they came in or left does not deter from the view across the bay at all. In fact the ferries, yachts, canoeists and seals gives you something else to look at! Overall this stop on our journeys was one we will never forget

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We travel to San Francisco once or twice a year and always stay by Union Square because of the shopping. This time we drove instead of flying and decided to stay in Sausolito so we would have a view of San Francisco rather than just a view of neighbouring hotels and office towers. We chose the Inn Above Tide for its location and view of Alcatraz and San Fran.

We were not disappointed. From the moment we drove into the tiny parking area we were warmly greeted and the valet looked after our car. We booked a room on the main floor with a large deck and fireplace. Although a couple dollars more, we were not disappointed. Watching the fog lift over the city each morning was a delight to behold.

They serve a complimentary continental breakfast in the small library room. We were surprised that it was more than just a few muffins. Freshly made quiche with fresh breakfast pastries, freshly squeezed juices, a selection of cold cuts and coffee and teas. What a nice start to the day.

We were further surprised with the evening complimentary wine. A nice selection of wines along with cheeses and crackers...the works! The first night we did not bother with dinner out as the complimentary service was sufficient. The clerk even said it was perfectly okay to make up a platter and carry back to our room and balcony.

You only need to walk across the street to pick from a variety of nice restaurants, or the ferry dock to SF is only a few short yards away.

The drive to Napa is only 40 minutes. Likewise to Sonoma.

The one question I always ask others is: "would you stay there again?". In this case without a doubt. It is our first pick when staying in the SF area.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but why not splurge for a suite !
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

This hotel was amazing! Views, breakfast, service! We will be back! Thanks!

Room Tip: Any room here!
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Address: 30 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965-2141
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sausalito
#2 Family Hotel in Sausalito
Price Range: £193 - £330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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 
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