Sausalito, Marin County
Romantic hotel with seaside ambiance
Despite its location near San Francisco, the Above Tide Inn feels a world away, with a West Coast seaside feel. The building has wooden siding and unfinished gray wooden railings. The lobby is small and has a reception with two check-in stations. The inn aims to be romantic and is a popular place for marriage proposals. As it is both quiet and expensive, the guests here tend to be more mature. Its location outside the city makes it inconvenient for most business guests, and the lack of facilities for children means that it is not a big hit with families.
In Sausalito, less than half an hour from San Francisco by car or ferry.
Inn Above Tide is located in Sausalito, a San Francisco room community, on the Bay’s edge. The hotel is right next to the ferry terminal and a 10-minute walk from Sausalito’s small main trawler. It is a half-hour drive from downtown San Francisco on the Golden Gate Bridge or a 25-minute ferry ride to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Many buses run from Sausalito to the city; Athletic guests can also borrow bikes from reception and cross the bridge and into the city center.
Bright and spacious rooms and suites at the water’s edge
Rooms at Inn Above Tide range from Double Double Superiors to upper floor suites with panoramic views over the bay. All are spacious and airy, with light gray or beige walls, white linens, and light wood furniture. Most rooms have balconies and fireplaces, and all have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docking stations, minibars, and binoculars. The views are of the bay, with the San Francisco skyline in the background. The bathrooms have showers and deep bathtubs (some with hydromassage jets) and Bulgari toiletries.
Generous breakfast buffet and daily wine and cheese receptions, but no restaurant
On-site facilities include a DVD library and a spa offering various massages (in-room treatments are also available). Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the property, and valet parking is available for a fee. Every morning, guests are treated to an extensive continental breakfast buffet with five fruit types and an abundance of fresh baked goods. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is held every night. There is no restaurant on-site, but guests can order meals in their rooms using a local restaurant delivery service.