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Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Wonderful Stay at Casa Madrona!”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The staff at Casa Madrona is exceptional! They are very helpful and professional! They made every effort to accommodate and make my stay smooth!

The rooms are very clean and quiet and I really loved staying here! The views are beautiful and the Spa and rooftop terrace are very relaxing and peaceful! I cannot wait to go back!

Room Tip: The Suites are definitely worth the extra cost!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

The prefect place to stay and relax form the city. Just take the ferry from San Fran Terminal and enjoy the easy going atmosphere in Sausalito. Hotel is grant with very friendly Management and Concierge, pretty and individial rooms and a beatiful view onto Sausalito marina and Belvedere island.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
We are so happy you got to experience the ferry ride from San Francisco. Approaching Sausalito by water is truly a beautiful sight, with Casa Madrona perched on the hill, just a stone's throw from the pier and yacht harbor.

Looking forward to welcoming you back hopefully soon!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Sausalito is a great place to stay when visiting the San Fran area if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's generally, quaint, quiet, and peaceful - you just have to watch out for the bikers. The room was nice enough. The bed was comfortable. I got a room overlooking the courtyard so I did not hear any street noise. The soaking tub was a nice addition to the bathroom.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stayed here recently and there are a few things to note. Firstly, the valet service is invisible when you arrive (and leave) so don't be in a rush. The rooms are pleasant and the harbor view is lovely. Be aware there is no bar. Not a major issue but the places in town close down early so a late evening drink is hard to come by though the cash only bar nearby, 'the bar with no name' is fun and had a great blues band playing the evening we were there.

Overall nothing bad about the hotel but nothing inspiring either and there is more road noise than I had expected

Room Tip: Harbor view is lovely
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
We wish to express your sincere thanks for your notes regarding your recent stay at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa and would like to apologize for the delay with our valet parking services. Incidents such as this are quite rare, and if a positive side could be found in this, it would be that your input will have helped us sharpen our procedures to improve upon the availability of our guest services crew.

Sausalito is indeed a wonderful hideaway. With fresh sea breezes and a casual but cosmopolitan style, Sausalito is often compared to the Mediterranean Riviera. Beautifully situated on Richardson Bay, the city is a charming blend of vibrant storefronts and artisanal shops in a seaside village atmosphere - and while it is not a 'late night' town (save the Bar with no Name and Smitty's, of course!), we do hope your travels will bring you back to our exceptional community soon.

When it's time to return, be sure to ask us about our brand new upper hillside accommodations - away from any street noise - including wonderfully designed deluxe rooms and junior suites inside our historic mansion as well as numerous spacious cottages with private decks and sweeping views of the Bay.
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El Cerrito, California
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Even though we live near-by in the East Bay, we decided to have a mini “get-away” for our 27th Wedding Anniversary, which happened to fall on the 27th day of the month. We had heard of the Casa Madrona in Sausalito, and we booked a Hillside Cottage with Balcony. It was easy to find, right in town. From the moment we arrived, we felt totally welcomed by the staff, starting with the very friendly valet staff. Yes, they have valet parking, which I gather is not required, but parking anywhere in Sausalito would probably cost just as much and would be more inconvenient. Given the nature of the town, with its tourists and traffic, we turned over the car and just walked everywhere in town.

The front desk was just as friendly and nice, and upgraded us to a Junior Suite in celebration of our Anniversary. The room we had booked was supposed to have a fireplace, but the entire Bay Area was under a “Spare the Air” alert and no fires could be lit. So, it was just as well since we would have hated to have the fireplace and not be able to use it. The Junior Suite had a large, nicely appointed bath, an small entry way and room with a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and closet with safe. There was an adjoining living area with a sofa and table and chairs. Then the bedroom with a king-size,four-poster bed that looked out to a small balcony overlooking the Sausalito Marina and Belvedere Island. The view was not expansive, but pleasant (we are spoiled by our home’s view of San Francisco and two bridges). There was not a lot of privacy as other guests used the stairs outside the room, but a cozy place to open the nice champagne that the hotel gave us in celebration and munch on welcome chocolates.

Wi-Fi was good, there was an elevator if you didn’t want to use the stairs, and staff were consistently friendly and helpful. We did not use the spa or eat at Poggio’s so we cannot comment on them. We did eat at Salito’s (seafood, nice atmosphere on the Marina, we did not care for the food), and Copita’s (a Cal-Mexican small plate place with excellent food and house margarita’s to die for). Salito’s was an easy stroll away, Copita’s was basically next door.

They are working on rejuvenation of the old section that is even higher up on the hill and should have better views when completed.

All in all, a very nice Anniversary – thank you Casa Madrona.

Room Tip: Cottage rooms have better views. Our junior suite was very nice but with a limited view and privacy...
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Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments about our guest services team. We truly appreciate the gesture!

Hopefully, we'll have an opportunity soon to introduce you to our re-imagined Casa Madrona as we continue to redefine boutique hospitality in the San Francisco Bay Area. The multimillion dollar transformation of our historic upper hillside will exemplify innovation, technology, luxury, service and style. Designed to perfection by the award-winning architect team of Safdie Rabines, the unveiling will reveal the top-to-bottom renovation of our Victorian mansion built in 1885, the restructuring and redesign of the Mansion’s 11 rooms including the new, standout 5,000 square-foot Alexandrite Suite and the 1,700 square-food Junto meeting and event space, plus the renovation of our spacious hillside cottages.

Here's to discovering a fresh view of timeless luxury!
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I used to live in the city of San Francisco, 20 years ago and thanks to a special offer, I decided with my best friend to indulge one day in Sausalito in order to have the time to do some amazing kayaking, just a short stroll away from the hotel, dine in the next door Italian restaurant, have lunch in one of the outdoor cafés with some great seafood or fish. The hotel does not have its own F&B but is next door to a fantastic Italian - we sat at the bar, served by 2 Italians, making it a perfect combination of US-Italy and almost a trip back to the Genovese Coast. The noise of the street is not as bad despite the vicinity of the road but the sound proofing is good. Unfortunately not twin rooms in the entire establishment but all rooms are very large, and the sofa bed was confortable. The room we got was really large with a little patio with 2 chairs.
Very easy to get with the boat that commute between San Francisco and Sausalito, and most likely by bus. We came by car and there is a parking lot right across or convenient valet parking at much decent prices than downtown San Francisco.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

It was a special visit for our anniversary. The service was exceptional and friendly. The room was fantastic with amazing views. Could not have been a better experience. Great location in the city. We walked all around.

Room Tip: The higher the floor and room number, the better!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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