The Inn Above Tide is tucked away from the busy touristy main street of Sausalito. It is really surprising that you could feel so secluded and yet be a stone's throw from the ferry landing and right next to the shops. All rooms have the most spectacular views of the Bay. When we arrived our room was ready (just a few minutes earlier than normal check in) . We went down for complimentary wine and cheese (very nice) and also had the complimentary breakfast delivered to our room so we could sit on our balcony. There is no doublt this is a special place to stay and the price will inhibit some from the experience. Our compromise was to spend the first three nights in San Francisco and then rent a car and drive out to Sausalito and stay at the Inn for our last night. By renting a car in the city and dropping off at the airport we saved parking in the city (which can be quite pricey and ground transportation back to the airport). Valet parking is a must - I think it was only $18/nt which is a deal. The drive back to the airport took 45 minutes; cost $6 for the Golden Gate toll on the way back (no toll going to Sausalito).
The night we stayed at the Inn unfortunately there was a terrible fire on Angel Island which is visible from the Inn. The sky was lit up throughout the night and in the morning we watched the helicopters and water bombers. It appeared that by mid morning the fire fighters had the major blazes controlled.
So splurge - do one night out here!
- 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