My wife and ended our trip up the Northern California coast on Hwy 1 with a one night stay in this fairly small botique hotel. We completely enjoyed it. Please note, this is a small botique and you will not have the facilities of a large metropolitan hotel.
What you will have is very good friendly service, decor that truely fits its seaside enviornment, a wonderful complimentary wine and cheeze buffet in the early evening, and THE BEST views of San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco skyline that you can possibly imagine. We really, really found it romantic to sit outside on the lanai of our room and enjoy the lapping of the water only a few feet below and gaze at the awe inspiring views of the Bay Bridge and that great city.
If you want to do Sausalito on foot, you could not ask for a better location. Though RIGHT in the middle of town, all the rooms face the ocean and so it is very quiet ('cept when the Ferry from SFO arrives, but that is no big deal and is actually interesting).
The interior decor of the rooms is very California trendy. Not all rooms have fireplaces but ours did and we used is all during the late evening.
Only quibble is the rooms are a tad small for the price but all the rooms have a lanai which really is part of the room and provides much of the value.
We would return on future trips to No. Cal. Incidently, if you've never taken the trip up Hwy 1 it is among the most beautiful coast line drives you can possibly imagine. We go to Hawaii a lot and the No. CA coast is as beautiful and in many ways even more dramatic. Plan on spending a whole day to get from San Francisco to say Mendocino (a great place to do a couple of days in a B and B) with lots of view point stops along the way and perhaps a stroll through a redwood forest. A fantastic trip but be prepared for windy, and we do mean windy, roads. Enjoy.
- 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