First, the complaints: the carpeting in the rooms really needs replacement; although very comfortable and easy on the eyes, it's getting old and tired. And the room cost is high, like so many properties in the San Fran area.
Otherwise the Gables Inn is a great choice, and one that we will return to (and in fact, this was a return trip)! We had a great view of San Fran from our room; the breakfast buns and coffee and the 5.30 pm (or so) wines and cheeses are very good; and the location can't be beat, just steps from the art galleries and the ferry docks in Sausalito. In winter the neighborhood is remarkably quiet at night. We stayed here to avoid the even higher costs of good accomodation in San Fran, and ferried over to our brief business in the city. It took just 1/2 an hour, and the self-serve ticket machines are easy to use (see our review elsewhere).
Buit an important note for drivers: the parking does cost extra (currently $20/night) and the small lot has tight slots. The main doors tro the Inn are off the parking area. Do not come here in your Chevy Suburban or your Hum-Vee unless you want to inconvenience yourself and everyone else. Also, the lot is at the bottom of a ramp of sorts, so that you have a moment of "visual cliff" (invisibility of what's in front of you) as you enter and leave the lot. The staff are aware of this, and will guide you in or out if you ask. The driveway is on a side-street, so traffic is not a big issue. But it's probably best to leave your low-slung Ferrari at home too, although you might find legal parking nearby on the town side-streets or in the ferry parking lot (not sure if that's open at night). For actual San Franciscans used to hills, parking at the Inn will probably not pose a problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indulge yourself… The Gables Inn Sausalito welcomes you! Perfectly located in a quiet setting amongst a small grove of Buckeye trees on Princess Street, but only a minute walk to the San Francisco Ferry, art galleries, and world-class restaurants in the center of downtown Sausalito. In contrast to the activity in the nearby shops along Bridgeway Street, guests are immersed in tranquility by our peaceful location and setting. Return from your daily activities to relax around the fireplace and socialize at our evening wine and cheese reception, or unwind in your exquisite room submerged in the oversized bathtub with spa jets. The spectacular amenities will inspire and re energize.Our genuine passion for providing a wonderful guest experience is evidenced in the brilliantly personalized service and attention to detail. It is our pleasure to host your next visit to Sausalito. ... more less
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