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Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Hubby and I stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend. Day one the room was simple elegance but the view was of the fitness center allowing stair climbers to see directly into our room. The accommodating staff moved us to the 4th floor to a corner room with partial views of the Bay and a balcony with seating. Nice upgrade. Staff was friendly and suggested some great local restaurants. Manager also took off a $5 telephone charge since we could not get cell phone coverage in the room or internet access. We will definitely come back again.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the fitness center view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend with us. Sausalito is definitely one of those destinations where it is easy to "unplug" - and sometimes unintentionally so. As you experienced, cell phone coverage can be spotty at times, and so here at Casa Madrona, we are now including all local calls for our guests.

You will be happy to know that we have also upgraded our Internet service to a total bandwidth of 50 mbps and now offer around the clock guest support to assist with any issues that may inhibit laptop or tablet or smart phone connectivity on public/shared network services (such as adjusting computer/firewall settings).

Wishing you a safe and sound Holiday Season, we are looking forward to your return visit!
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

This hotel is located in the heart of Sausalito, just across the street from the ferry terminal. We stayed in a "Hillside Cottage" room on the third floor. The room was on the smallish side - the king bed and a small table were all there was room for. Closet space was modest. However, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was spacious and the room had a working fireplace. In addition, the room opened onto a decent sized private deck with spectacular views of the bay.

Despite being on the main street, the room was quiet.

Staff was friendly and responsive to all requests.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Loved staying here with my girls before I took them off to college! Vey elegant and so nice to be away from the busy city! Yet just a delightful ferry ride away. You must rent bikes and go ride around that was so fun, you take them on the ferry and ride back across the bridge, very beautiful. Service at the hotel is amazing. Valet park for you, makes it so easy. So clean! Loved it, and will definitely go back!

Room Tip: Didn't have a view but the room was so lovely and cozy, and the courtyard right outside lovely t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Sausalito is indeed a beautiful and charming seaside retreat, so close to the bright lights and big city, yet seemingly a world away...

Wishing you safe travels and your girls much success in College - and be sure to visit us again when it's time to take a break!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 November 2012 via mobile

Best hotel in Sausalito! Get a room on a high floor overlooking the bay. Traditional interiors with spa quality products. Perfect location just outside of San Francisco and in the heart of Sausalito. I would come back in a heart beat and would easily recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed here for 3 days as a respite from living in big city (SF). Room was big and airy. But, there is very poor reception for cellphones from rooms. May be not their fault but it definitely meant that I had to come out on balcony everytime I called or got a call.
The stay was marred byt false fire alarm that happened in the middle of night (4 am). had to be outside hotel on path until they checked out the hotel thoroughly.
Staff is very competent. I had forgotten my jacket while checking out. They not only located it but
also called me within and hour to make sure I retrieve it. Spa is poor value for the money charged. Am not sure I would go there but then again I am not sure what sort of choices are there in Sausalito. View was ok, the hotel is on the main street facing marina and its parking place.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Your safety and that of our other guests is of great importance to us. While I truly apologize for the fact that you were disturbed during your recent visit, we cannot silence an alarm until we are absolutely certain that there is no danger to our guests. Fortunately, in this instance, the alarm was false, and evacuation was not necessary. We truly appreciate your understanding and wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your kind words about our wonderful staff here at Casa Madrona!

Please do let us know when your travels bring you back to Sausalito - and don't forget to take advantage of the great spa credit offer available only to Tripadvisor reviewers! We'd be delighted to assure a flawless return visit and remain with kindest regards in the interim.
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Arizona
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

On our recent stay we were upgraded from a regular room to a hillside cottage. We had a balcony overlooking the marina and bay. It was beautiful. Bathroom was large and had a huge tub. Use of white and light blue colors was so soothing. Bed was a bit on the hard side but the pillows were fantastic! Will definitely stay here again when visiting Sausalito which we will do often now that we have family in town.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Folsom, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Casa Madrona is a boutique hotel situated in the middle of town with views of the bay. The rooms at Casa Madrona have wonderful floor to ceiling windows and if you request a bay view room you will enjoy your stay. The rooms are elegant and small, but have very large bathrooms with stall showers & separate tubs. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you're into working out in a well equipped gym, this place is not for you! Their fitness center is miniscule, but you can get a good workout by just going outside and walking/jogging/biking around the town. The scenery is beautiful! You don't have many hotel choices in Sausalito, so for my money Casa Madrona is the best place in town.

Room Tip: Get a bayview room or forget it
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 8 November 2012
Thank you for giving us your nod for best place in town. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Casa Madrona!

We also appreciate your candor about our exercise facility. The two workout rooms - one with cardio machines and one with free weights and Yoga/Pilates equipment - may not be as vast as in large city hotels, but as you noted, given the size of our boutique property and the spectacular surroundings in which it is located, we definitely encourage our guests to take advantage of everything Sausalito has to offer...including the many miles of hiking and biking trails along the oceanfront and on the hillsides above our hotel & spa.

It truly is a special place, and we look forward to accommodating you again at Casa Madrona on your next visit!
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Property: Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
Address: 801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-2186
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sausalito
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sausalito
#2 Green Hotel in Sausalito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched hillside overlooking a breathtaking seaside bay-view in the charming city of Sausalito, Casa Madrona provides a transformative and serene retreat for travelers from around the world. More than 125 years after its inception, the timeless and beloved icon continues to express an innate sense of style, seamlessly blending innovation with tradition and offering a genuine luxury escape just minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property's signature 5,000 square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite. ... more   less 
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