hotels with a view in Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA

1. Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this understated hotel is 7 miles from the Muir Woods National Monument and 8 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.The straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus coffeemakers and iPod docks. Kids age 18 and under stay at no charge in a parent’s room.Parking and a breakfast buffet are complimentary. There’s also a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, plus a patio with a fire pit. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “s’mores” 25 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

ALEX Visotsky

Stayed in this hotel for 2 days, I really liked it Perfect cleanliness everywhere! service is great! Also delicious and rich breakfasts 🙂👍 The rooms have everything you need! The only thing I would like to improve is to put small refrigerators in the rooms I also really liked the shower in the room! It’s important for me! The water pressure is great and the water is hot! Respect! The hotel is in a very beautiful place

There is a swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, office and much more! Tea and coffee available all the time! I really liked it! Thanks a lot! Definitely recommend!💪🙂👍

Jessica Parker

The room was clean and I have cute little decks but the deck I had had hoses on it The walls were really thin the curtains didn’t want to shut all the way The water is hot and clean the rooms are nice

The restaurant has very little food options and they’re expensive When I come to stay at a Holiday inn I don’t expect to hear my neighbors going on so clearly through the walls And they weren’t even being that loud it was just really easy to hear the slightest sound

Bryan Toma

Good hotel with friendly staff for the most part Julie is very nice and new manager is good as well Breakfast is better than most continental breakfast’s

They have eggs omelets, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and the traditional bread, bagels, muffins, etc The Grab N Go breakfast sandwiches are available as well, which are killer! Water bottles by the front desk are $1 For Gold members+ they will give you a free water upon check-in Otherwise, they do have a nice water bottle refilling station with a sensor near the fitness center that’s freeFloodwater restaurant is right next door which is nice and has good food with a cool barRooms are recently renovated which is nice but I’ve noticed some minor things in a few rooms that need to be fixed For example, toilet paper holder is wobbly, light switch on the closet is loose, chips/dent in furniture (which is sad since it’s so new) Mostly quiet although the walls are thin and you can hear folks outside down the hall Sometimes you can hear other doors slam as they are very loud and hollowOverall, it’s a good, clean hotel I have stayed here about 14 nights throughout the past 2 years and 90-95% of my visits have been pleasant

2. The Lodge at Tiburon (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920
  • Phone: (800) 762-7770
  • Ratings: 4.1 (624 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Lodge at Tiburon
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Craftsman-style hotel offering refined rooms, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool & a chic tavern.

About this hotel

Set on 3 acres in the sailing village of Tiburon, this upscale, Craftsman-style hotel is 8 miles from Sausalito and 16 miles from San Francisco.The refined rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and workstations with ergonomic chairs. Most have patios/balconies with bay or mountain views. Suites add living rooms with pull-out sofas and kitchenettes. Room service is available for a fee.There’s a business center, a fitness center and a DVD loaner library, plus free parking. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a patio with fire pit, and a tavern with a chic vibe.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 16 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests liked “Patio”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Allen Ng

Good location, clean, quick and easy check in/out I can see that this would be a nice spot for company retreat or off-site meetings Shower water pressure is one of the worst I’ve experienced – no pressure at all, reminds me of some of the cheap hotels in 3rd world countries

House keeping needs to be requested, which is understandable given current situation but they didn’t provide bottle water

Super Girl

I love everything about the Tiburon lodge and while the rooms are not cheap every single stay has been absolutely wonderful It has a beautiful seaside feel to it with low pile indoor outdoor carpeting, outdoor pool hot tub and super comfy beds and they pet friendly!! Over the years they have welcomed both of my big dogs to come stay with me The Tiburon tavern has such amazing food and sometimes live music and a neat outdoor diningarea

For me coming from a rural area Tiburon itself is an oasis of peaceful calm in the middle of the crazy busy congested Bay area, and that alone is worth the price of admission One time we were there over Christmas and they had a very soulful hometown kind of sing-along caroling tree lighting event downtown that was cool Now you may like to always pick something different to do but Im the sort of person that likes doing what is familiar and only feel happy if I get to stay at the Tiburon Lodge whenever I travel to the San Francisco Bay area and I recommend all my friends stay there too I have so many great memories there over the years and if you have time you can go walk along the bay or go visit The hippy swinging tree on the top of Tiburon, we’ve also hopped on the ferry right there and gone over to Angel Island for a day it’s a great hub point for different activities

3. Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf, this upscale hotel is 3 blocks from Ghirardelli Square, and 4.3 miles from the east end of Golden Gate Park.Modern rooms feature flat-screens, WiFi access (fee) and iPod docks, plus down comforters and marble bathrooms. Chic suites add minibars, separate living rooms and city views. Hypoallergenic rooms are also available.Amenities include 24-hour fitness facilities, an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub, plus a stylish restaurant, a business center and event space. A complimentary weekday shuttle runs to the Financial District, and valet parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests liked the concierge, mentioned 20 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • The hotel has a game room
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Barry Niemann

We booked through Chase and didn’t see a “destination fee” when booking When we checked in the desk agent told us it was $30 It wasn’t until check out that we learned it was $30 per day

What a rip off The hotel provides you with one water bottle per day as the amenity covered by the destination feeHousekeeping came into our room against the wishes we discussed with the desk agent when we checked inSome of the employees were very nice but others were short, dismissive, and condescendingThe room was good minus thin walls Nothing like being woken up by a person in the next room having a phone conversationThe crown mounding in the hallway on our floor was falling off the wall and was typical of the dated, unmaintained look of the buildingThe attached restaurant had good food at prices typical of those nearby It closes at 10 am which was inconvenient for us At the time of our stay all food was being served with paper plates and single use utensils because they didn’t have a dishwasher

Alex Schwartz

Staff and location really make this hotel worth while I was generally surprised at the age of the property though The hallways and rooms are dark, aged, and small which is odd for such a new brand such as the Hyatt Centric

Food service was still in to go containers and breakfast staff seemed really stretched though This is really late in the pandemic to still be having these issues if you ask me Happy to try this hotel again when the small issues are fixed

lorraine hickish

The hotel in general is just tired – good spacious rooms but storage is limited for clothes The walk to our room was ridiculously long Given an interconnecting room where we could hear next doors conversations

Pros – comfy bed and location the rest just all ok at best

4. Acqua Hotel Mill Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated on the edge of Richardson Bay with views of Mount Tamalpais, this stylish hotel is 6.4 miles from the Muir Woods National Monument and 11.7 miles from San Francisco.Airy, streamlined rooms with sleek furnishings feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breezy bay-view suites add fireplaces, separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and/or sliding-glass doors that open to private decks.Free amenities include a full breakfast buffet, all-day coffee and tea, loaner bikes and nightly wine socials on a bayside terrace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • 6 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 34 times
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 17 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Melody Paje

The husband and I came here for our anniversary I was looking for a tranquil low key place and this hotel checked all of the boxesGenevieve had helped me with checking in

She was exceptional! She made our stay even more worth while with upgrading our roomI appreciated all the extra touch they include with your stay They had a welcome package which included a half bottle of wine, cookies, and water They also surprised us with a bottle of champagne and chocolate in the roomThe room was clean The bed was comfortable Room was a good size I love the fact that they had a balcony and individual ac/ heating units, especially with the pandemic I felt very safe staying thereLocation was great There were many places to go within relative distance

Nancy Miller

Check in was easy Front desk staff person was very friendly and helpful Guests receive a goody bag at check in with water, wine and cookies

There is coffee and tea service in the lobby at all hours Refrigerator in room Rooms are clean and well appointed We had a beautiful view of the bay and could sit outside on the patio area to enjoy the weather Full service free breakfast for guests from 7-10 am every day

Christine Michael

This hotel is a hidden gem!I was very pleased to discover this hotel; the rooms are clean with spectacular views and access to the garden (at least the one we booked) The staff is very friendly and ready to accommodate your needs The hotel provides a delicious complimentary breakfast for all guests and wine and cheese in the afternoon

I will definitely come back to stay again

5. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the Marin County Civic Center, this contemporary hotel with a tropical atrium is 4 miles from the Mill Valley Film Festival.Polished suites offer kitchenettes, dining tables and separate living areas with pull-out sofas, plus 2 flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Many have bay views, and upgraded suites add Keurig coffeemakers.Cooked-to-order breakfast is complimentary, as are evening receptions with snacks and drinks. There’s an atrium with a waterfall, and an American grill restaurant, plus an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a gym. Additional amenities include a 24/7 business center and 10 meeting rooms, including a ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 3 min drive to the Marin County Civic Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “waterfalls” 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Kevin Olsen

What a fantastic experience Everyone who works here was absolutely fabulous – from check in, to house keeping, to the bartenders and the breakfasts staff The lobby is modern and inviting, the rooms are large and clean, bathrooms were immaculate, beds comfortable and breakfast delicious

They pay attention to detail and the value is unreal Happy hour nightly with 2 free drinks per guest(tip your bartenders!) and breakfast had a ton of options and was delicious(tip the folks working to clear r the tables!) The employees here work hard and seem genuinely happy to be there Highly recommend and would stay again

april Keene

This was my first group event since March 2020 so I was a little tentative I received very credible assurances on the safety protocols and felt comfortable bringing in 25 corporate guests for 3 days The hotel appeared fully staffed (some don’t these days) and the group coordinator was helpful and competent

The rooms were updated, clean, and comfortable The restaurant offers an excellent, cooked-to-order breakfast I did one Italian buffet dinner which was delicious and service was flawless Embassy Suites continues to be my choice for corporate groups

Candice Bowen

Had the best time with my husband and son Beautiful modern style furniture Very clean and simple

They were so accommodating, hands down some of the best room service food I’ve ever eaten That says a lot we’ve traveled around the world They also gave us complimentary drinks (2) each which is typically unheard of drinks were perfect not too strong or too sweet We will definitely be returning

6. Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 6-minute walk from the beach and a 7-minute walk from shopping and dining along Fisherman’s Wharf, this classic all-suite hotel is also 0.7 miles from the Aquarium of the Bay.The warmly decorated 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature full kitchens (with dishwashers), flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, plus living rooms with pull-out sofas. Some suites have private balconies or patios.Amenities include a garden atrium with a fountain, a rooftop deck with panoramic city and ocean views, and private parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the panoramic city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Sabrina Skøt

The location is close to a lot of tourist attractions You can walk to unite square, fisherman’s wharf, little Italy and Chinatown Next time I think i will prefer to stay in Hays valley where there seems to be a lot of good restaurants

The service was welcoming and we got our room early but had to wait for the parking lot Unfortunately our car got broken into in the mean while This apparently happens daily or all the time There are lots of signs in the area that tells you not to leave anything in the car but be we had not seen those at the time We were asked if we wanted to bring our stuff into the hotel but said we would just leave them until we could get the car a bit closer It would have been really nice if the hotel then had informed us about the very high risk of someone breaking into the car in that areaThe rooms were clean and the kitchen is well equiptThe feel of the hotel is a bit ‘not modern’

Stephen Tardy

Very convenient location, bus stop/cable car stops right in front of hotel, 2 blocks from Fishermen’s Wharf, 1 block from convenience store, large grocery store 04 miles away, many great restaurants under 05 miles radius, roof top chairs/fantastic view of the Bay including Alcatraz, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets-very romantic, great 1 BR suites w/ loaded amenities, and terrific, happy, customer service orientated staff

We loved, loved, loved our week’s vacation in the City by the Bay

Göran Carlsson

Very happy about the experience!Filtered drinkable water available for freeVery close to Fishermans WharfWe stayed in a small apartment equipped with a kitchen and a separate bedroom

The free wifi plan is limited to four devicesParking slightly more expensive than expected Located in the same buildingThere is no pool

7. Grand Hyatt San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by shops and less than a block from Union Square, this high-rise business hotel is a 4-minute walk from Chinatown and 11 minutes by foot from the Moscone Center.Modern rooms with free Wi-Fi feature work desks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers; some offer bay views. Upgraded rooms add access to a lounge with free breakfast and snacks. Suites have living rooms, and some have kitchenettes. Room service is available.There’s an American bistro, a cocktail lounge, and a coffee bar with snacks. A 35th-floor gym has floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. A ballroom, a conference theater and meeting rooms are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Guests liked the professional service but some disliked the room service
  • Guests mentioned concierges 22 times
  • Guests praised the bay views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the cocktail bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sqye S

Expected more from a 4-star hotel Room was reasonably clean, but amenities left more to be desired No bottles of water in room, could only get it from front desk, no toiletries kit, no bathrobe, no slippers, etc

Walls are super thin, as many reviewers mentioned I heard full conversations every time my neighbor was in her roomService staff were always friendly but the weird lack of in-room amenities was unexpected Would not recommend because there are places where you get more for the price you pay

Denis Bouriakov

Quite nice and clean rooms, and some good views from the rooms But the elevators noise will get you anywhere in this hotel You will see why they place those earplugs next to your bed, most people will need them

I have stayed here twice in the past week, first time near the elevator, second specifically requested to be as far away as possible Not a huge difference, sadly I was thinking of changing my hotel for this week, but was told that other rooms are quieter Don’t believe that You still feel like a tram is passing right by your room every couple minutes For me this is an absolute deal-breaker and I will not be returning If you are not sensitive to noise, this may work fine for you Other cons include no room service or proper breakfast

Elliott Cranmer

Comfortable, clean room, with beautiful bay view overlooking the city Slightly disappointed with in-room amenities No robes/slippers

Had to get bottles of water from front desk Though we just purchased our own Staff were friendly, and catered to our every need Breakfast was superb! We enjoyed our stay Love the electric blinds/shutters! Would stay again

8. Hotel Sausalito & Suites (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 16 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Phone: (415) 332-0700
  • Ratings: 4.3 (122 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Sausalito & Suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Luxe rooms & suites in a historic boutique hotel with harbor & park views, plus free WiFi.

About this hotel

Built in 1915, this upscale, Mission-style boutique hotel with a European feel is 2 miles from Golden Gate National Recreation Area and a 1-minute walk from the ferry terminal with service to San Francisco.Plush rooms and suites feature handcrafted custom furnishings, stained-glass windows and views of Vina Del Mar park and/or harbor, along with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docks.There’s an oudoor deck with seating, and complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries are served in the cafe next door.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 7 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

phuntsok_ D

5* for this great authentic hotel The architecture and the internal decor of this hotel was on top notch!! Great idea and creative! Looks so antique and beautifully well kept

!!Location, view, customer service value 5*The draw back is they don’t have breakfast options! Must stay place to explore and you will cordially invite by the wonderful “ROBIN” she is receptionist who is so sweet and welcomes you warmly and explains you all the details and helpful Thanx to her! My experience to stay in Hotel Sausalito was fantabulous! I just loved it5* for her And will come back soon! Again!

Kimberly Price

Our stay was superb! Greeted immediately with genuine enthusiasm and checked in quickly, our room was fantastic and the bed was unbelievably comfortable! Location was perfect with everything within walking distance Our room and the overall hotel was clean and a pleasant atmosphere I would definitely recommend and will likely stay again in the future when in that area!

9. The Gables Inn Sausalito (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the Sausalito ferry terminal, this refined historic hotel was built in 1869 and is 2 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge and 8 miles from Alcatraz Island.Elegant rooms include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and designer toiletries. Many rooms feature fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs. Several have patios or balconies, and some offer views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline.Freebies include continental breakfast and evening wine-and-cheese receptions. Parking is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 6 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Nathan Driver

If you are looking for a place to lay your head for the night, the Gables Inn will do If you are looking for an “experience”, I recommend you look elsewhere!Rooms are badly outdated with tons of deferred maintenance Carpet was pretty badly stained in many areas

Very little in the form of amenities hereThe biggest issue for me was the non-existence of their famed “wine & cheese hour” or “delicious continental breakfast” Apparently, they quietly stopped offering these perks sometime in the past few months I re-checked their website and found no mention of wine hour or breakfast — that being said, it is ALL OVER THE INTERNET that they provide a wine reception in the evening and a nice breakfast in the mornings I know the hotel is not responsible for what others post online, but it seems a bit disingenuous to coast off of old reviews When I asked about breakfast, the lady working acted as if it was a ridiculous question… No explanation, no apology, not even a suggestion of somewhere to eat instead It really left a bad taste in my mouth, and next time I visit Sausalito I will be staying somewhere else

Sarah Emery

If I could, I would have stayed longer The Gables is set in the perfect location of town (walkability score 10/10) The staff are so accommodating and delightful

We stayed in the Magnolia Room – more than enough space Equipped a king bed, fireplace, tub with spa jets and a balcony with a beautiful view of the city Do yourself a favor and make a reso’ here

Janna Smith

I just found this place to be, okay I didn’t the staff to be overly friendly or supportive, and I personally did not find this place to be worth the price you pay I have found other places to be much more thoughtful and thorough about thinking through many of small details that make a stay pleasant/meaningful

For instance, I arrived to the room and it was set to 78 degrees, which was way too hot for my taste There was no way to cool the room down, given that there was no AC unit and if you opened the window it was next to a very loud outside fan of some kind There was also poor signage to the room I had, and no staff available for support upon arrival (because I arrived somewhat later in the evening around 8:45 pm)I think there could many improvements to make this place worth the stay and price

10. The Parsonage

About this hotel

This Victorian B&B housed in a mansion dating to 1883 is a 7-minute walk from the Hayes Valley shopping district and a minute from a Muni stop for buses heading Downtown. It’s also a 3-minute walk from the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line that runs to Fisherman’s Wharf.Cozy, antiques-filled rooms offer free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms and beds with goose-down duvets. Some rooms have fireplaces and/or city views.Free amenities include a multicourse breakfast served daily in a frescoed dining room, and brandy and chocolates provided at night. An elaborately furnished library and 2 living rooms, all with fireplaces, are available for guest use.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to painted ladies
  • 18 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Melissa Helbert

We absolutely loved our stay at the parsonage The whole team there will make you feel at home with all the local tips and wonderful breakfast! If you’re looking for a place to feel like you’re at home, but part of the true San Francisco culture, look no further! In addition to a beautiful place to stay with very comfy rooms, it’s in a great neighborhood with easy access to all the sites via waking or by the Muni This was by far one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed while traveling!

Amy Brown

I adore this place – it’s a gorgeous home with a very warm welcome The rooms are full of character and staying here just feels like coming home (but to the home you might wish you lived in) On top of that, John and Joan are the perfect hosts and they serve the best bread you’ve ever had at breakfast

Finally – the area, Hayes Valley, is fully of lively restaurants and shops within close walking distance I’d never stay anywhere else

11. Mill Valley Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Phone: (415) 389-6608
  • Ratings: 4.7 (107 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mill Valley Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Charming rooms & cottages in a breezy boutique hotel, plus free continental breakfast & nightly wine receptions.

About this hotel

This intimate, European-style boutique hotel is a short walk from quaint downtown shops, galleries and restaurants, and 3 miles from the Muir Woods Trail.Charming rooms and creekside cottages feature French doors, handcrafted furnishings and pillow-top beds, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Some have balconies, Jacuzzis and/or wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. There’s also a private-floor suite with a kitchenette.Complimentary perks include mountain bikes, semi-covered parking, and continental breakfast with lattes, cappuccinos and espresso served daily in the lobby. Nightly wine receptions are held in the terrace lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 12 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the beds, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Dunwoody Bells

We have been traveling in the West for a week and this has been our favorite hotel The location was perfect for the town of Mill Valley allowing us to walk to town for coffee and dinner Additionally, it was just about 15-20 mins from Muir Woods

The staff both checking in and the breakfast crew were very welcoming and kind The rooms were quite comfortable and had a wonderful bath The free breakfast of salmon, bagels, oatmeal and coffee was the best we had We look forward to coming back on our next visitRecommend for great location, amenities, staff, and value Great choice for all

D. de Silva

Amazing staff here Brian/Bryan was awesome He constantly went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, help us get settled, and ensure our stay was perfect

We had a wedding nearby, and therefore occupied about 10 rooms The Mill Valley Inn team made us feel welcome, and kept us cozy and comfortable Cleaning was timely, and thorough Continental breakfast each morning was solid The grounds are beautiful; with amazing trees, and outdoor spaces We utilized the beautiful wood bridge in the Inn for our wedding rehearsal 5 min walk to Old Mill Park, and about 5-8 minutes to the town center, outdoor art club, and the local grocery store Beds were very comfortable; high thread count sheets, foam and feather pillows The rooms varied, but most all had an amazing bathtub The tub was deep, and wide Cozy tub fitting for two Rooms were spacious There are some rooms that have porches that face the stairwell; with the elevator out, there was some traffic on the stairs Parking lot is a bit tight; there are two (one near the check in, and one near the rooms) Even though parking was tight, never had issues parking (just took a bit to slide into some spots) Staff was always helpful in navigating parking I cannot say enough good things about Brian/Bryan He is the man! Staff also helped us with reservations, printing, and airport transport Loved our time, and hope to be back soon!

Xochitl Gonzalez

The Inn is dog friendly and has places nearby for the dogs to walk There are also plenty of restaurants and shops in walking distance There are some rooms that are on ground level and allow easy access to the outdoors, which is helpful for us because our dogs are getting on in years

The rooms are immaculately clean One of the best features is their pillows! I’m going to ask what brand they are because I want to get some for my own house

12. Waters Edge Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 25 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920
  • Phone: (415) 789-5999
  • Ratings: 4.8 (127 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Waters Edge Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Boutique hotel offering chic rooms & suites with fireplaces & bay views, plus free in-room breakfast.

About this hotel

At the side of a harbor dock, this upscale boutique hotel is a 2-minute walk from the town’s shops and galleries and is served by a ferry that runs to San Francisco’s financial and shopping districts, and Fisherman’s Wharf.Chic modern rooms and suites decorated in earth tones have pillow-top mattresses, fireplaces, free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites offer views of Angel Island and the city skyline.Complimentary continental breakfast is served in-room and there’s an evening wine and cheese reception. Amenities include a waterfront deck and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 17 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 23 times
  • Guests mentioned “a bay” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Heider

Wow! This is a really great hotel Small property with spacious beautiful and clean rooms The bed was maybe the most comfortable bed my wife and I have ever had the pleasure to sleep upon

The level of hospitality is very high here and so is the attention to detail The welcoming goody bag, with excellent wine and snacks and the morning breakfast are excellent amenities We stayed in a View King room which had a small balcony with unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline and bay (picture is from our private balcony) Really no worries with booking this hotel, we will be repeat guests next time we choose to visit the Bay Area

Eddie Melvin

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a boutique hotel, not part of an upscale chain I was pleasantly surprised Unlike a large upscale hotel chain, they delivered

Morning breakfast was on-time The room was comfortable We booked the largest suite with the large private balcony, and we liked it a lot Sausolito is not within walking or short biking distance There is no direct ferry connection either This helps to keep the very small business district relatively quiet

Big Mike

Been there a few times I’m kind of local only live a couple hours away Love to stay there when visiting angel island

Can’t beat enjoying a glass of wine on the deck looking at the night lights of sf and the bay Short walk to the ferry Great staff did however miss the wine and cheese hour this trip Loved the breakfast Now the negatives Which aren’t deal breakers I need and got a Ada room Sadly I have a lot of stuff and the end tables just don’t do it Need to be bigger, by the time you place a cpap machine lay out your meds ect I’m placing things on my wheelchair 2nd thing beds are to soft You sink down 4 inches Need to be a little firmer I would have loved the bed being a foot higher with my bum legs But split the difference 6 inches would have been helpful Something for them to consider Like I said not a deal breaker When I’m back that way I will be checking in again

13. Hotel Zephyr San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from Pier 41 in the Fisherman’s Wharf district on San Francisco Bay, this hip, nautical-themed hotel is a mile from the Exploratorium museum and 5 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.Bright, sophisticated rooms offer free Wi-Fi and smart TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies, some with bay and wharf views. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sitting areas.Amenities include a colorful gym, and an airy, contemporary lounge/game room with a pool table, as well as a furnished terrace with fire pits, seating and sculptures. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Pier 39 and the Aquarium of the Bay
  • Guests mentioned “shuffleboard” 25 times
  • Guests praised the lobby and the grounds
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Trever Furnish

Great location Fun lobby Great outdoor courtyard, including several fire pits and a unique form of ping pong in a tube — very fun! Fun game area inside with pool tables, ping pong, a selection of board games, TVs, etc – plenty of kids clearly loving it

Room was basic but niceUnexpectedly hard to sleep in the mornings with the sea lions on Fisherman’s Wharf constantly making a ruckus — but that’s just part of the location

Jose Alvarez

Overall my stay here has been disappointing I paid close to 300 dollars for a room without a working refrigerator This place also charges a 35 dollar ammendities fee

I contacted the front desk to which the receptionist was quick to send someone with a replacement By the time someone came in with a fridge the employee checked the current fridge and said it was still good To add a dash of condescension he stated “hotel fridges aren’t like home fridges” he then left in less than a minute and did not switch the fridge I have been to multiple hotels before so I know how “hotel fridges function” Fast forward 3 hours later my items in my fridge are still room temp At this point I have decided it’s not worth my time to pursue this further I will never return to this hotel and I recommended anyone considering coming here also consider that staff may be short and condescending To top things off the restroom exhaust fan stopped working mid day I assume at one point this place was a quality hotel For 300 dollars I expect a hospitality to match

Justin Perreault

Excellent location to use public transit and see fisherman’s wharf Lobby was fun and playfulRoom was missing a fridge, mentioned this to the front desk and was told it was because we booked through a third party site

Showed our reservation, and was given more attitude and told the fridges are just for the higher end rooms Carpet was coming up in the room and sink didn’t drainNot afraid to pay but i do expect a bit better treatment**In response to Tony, just to clarify, we booked directly through Hotel Zephyr’s website, and the confirmation listed a fridge as an in room amenity When this was shown to your staff, the attendant replied that only high end rooms have fridges We enjoyed SF, but felt the impression has already been made unfortunately

14. The Inn Above Tide (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 30 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Phone: (415) 332-9535
  • Ratings: 4.8 (254 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Inn Above Tide
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms & elegant suites, some with decks, in a posh bayside hotel offering free breakfast.

About this hotel

Near shops and restaurants, this plush hotel along San Francisco Bay is a minute’s walk from the Sausalito Ferry Terminal and 3 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.Warmly decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and walk-in showers, as well as designer toiletries, and bay or skyline views from floor-to-ceiling windows or furnished decks. Some add fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs, while elegant suites also have sitting areas or living rooms. In-room spa treatments are available.Complimentary perks include continental breakfast, evening socials with wine and cheese, and loaner bikes. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the balconies, mentioned 17 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Carole Angermeir

My husband surprised me with a stay at the Inn Above Tide What a special place! The staff was very attentive and courteous, and every detail was well thought through A complimentary bottle of local wine and cheese was delivered to our room in the late afternoon as we watched the sunset from our balcony, and complimentary breakfast of our choice was delivered in the morning with a carafe of hot coffee

The location is the best of any hotel in the area The view from our private balcony of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, the bay, and Angel Island was stunning It is close to the ferry landing, excellent restaurants and shops, and on the waterfront so you can watch the birds and sea mammals Don’t miss this place if you are looking for a special place to stay in Sausalito, just across the bridge from San Francisco You won’t be disappointed! Every detail was attended to without asking It is above and beyond a good hotel, it is exceptional!

Fred Acheampong

The Inn is perfectly located on the water within walking distance of plenty of shops and restaurants All of the staff was very friendly and accommodating We were pleasantly surprised by how much food was included in the breakfast! The quiche was incredible and the pastries were excellent

The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable We’ll definitely stay here again when we visit Sausalito!

Amy McGowen

Five stars is not enough to explain how much I love this place! Just the views! OMG! The Views! From your balcony, you get sweeping vistas of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline You are literally ON the water! The rooms are super nice; some bathrooms have jetted tubs And the staff is so friendly and accommodating! They have a delicious wine/cheese reception (delivered to your room, since Covid), and an extensive, delicious continental breakfast buffet

I don’t even consider staying anywhere else I am here every single year PS: Sausalito is a much better choice than the city!

15. West Point Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Built in 1904, this remote, rustic inn is 6 miles from Mount Tamalpais State Park, 10 miles from Stinson Beach, and 20 miles from San Rafael.Simple, unheated rooms have shared bathrooms. Cabins have cold water sinks and toilets (some shared), and some have private outdoor showers. The inn will supply bedding (fee) but guests need to bring towels and flashlights, as there’s no electricity. Guests are also required to complete a ‘chore’.There’s a communal kitchen, plus two cozy lounges with fireplaces. A covered deck has picnic tables and views of the East Bay area. Guests park at the nearby ranger station (fee) and walk into the inn.

Things You Need to Know

  • 27 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Guests mentioned “hiking” 37 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Gregory Jenkins

Our first time at the West Point Inn and it was spectacular Great views, great people, and great timesWeather was a bit warmer than expected, but that was our only complaint, and I suspect there aren’t many nights where that’s an issue

Steve S

What a glorious gem this place is Tucked away on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais this “hike-inn” is a very quaint and cozy way to overnight with friends or solo Shared kitchen and common space in the main house with several separate small buildings for a more private experience you can’t beat this getaway

The hike or bike in can be as easy or challenging as you like depending on your route The main house is a little creaky so if you’re a light sleeper you may hear others getting up to use the shared restroom in the night You can even take trails to several other locations to do an inn to inn route through this area, check it out!!

16. Hotel Fairmont Heritage Place – Ghirardelli Square (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 16-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of lively Pier 39, this upscale all-suite hotel with views of San Francisco Bay is also 4.2 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.Refined 1- to 3-bedroom suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads, as well as kitchens, dining areas and living rooms. They also offer fireplaces, designer linens and washers/dryers. Some feature terraces and bay views. Upgraded quarters have access to a private lounge.Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, local car service and evening happy hours. There’s also a terrace with fire pits, as well as a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 1 min walk to Ghirardelli Square
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “desserts” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the garden and ocean views
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Laurie Felicilda

This place was AMAZING Service was excellent Everyone very friendly

Beautiful condo, fireplace, master bedroom was what dreams are made of Free coffee in lounge Filtered ph balanced water machine for refillable water bottles Definitely a must stay Oh and shopping and restaurants in building and a short walk away from pier and much more

Tammy Parashis

A dream come true property, this is what service is all about The team at the Fairmont Heritage Place will delight your soulOutstanding 5 star experience

The service was impeccable from all staff members Initially, we only booked for a 2 week stay and kept extending, for another 5 months while we were remodeling our home We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom suite with high end amenities, including a full kitchen and washer and dryer in every residence, which is very difficult to find in San Francisco Along with my family being extremely happy with our stay, our dog had a fabulous time as well, as they are pet friendly and supplied him with a dog bed, dog bowls, and dog treats The doorman loved to give him treats as we would come and goBesides staying in luxury, you are in a prime and safe location, just upstairs from Ghirardelli Square You are also in close walking distance from Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Fort Mason, and the Marina DistrictThe Mustard Terrace was our favorite part of the hotel It has spectacular views of Alcatraz, the bay and the world’s famous Ghirardelli sign above We loved hanging out on the comfy outdoor couches by the fire pit, day or night The hotel also offers a complimentary generous wine and cheese hour every Wednesday and Friday which was a wonderful perkWe can’t thank the entire staff enough who went out of their way to make our stay feel like home I can honestly say, the staff treated everyone like family! A few of them are Marco, Stephen, Aziz, Ryan, YuMi, Jean, Jason, Jeff, Asim, Lucia, Michelle, Johnson, Byron, The housekeeping team, Dallas, Karina, and Sarah And of course the managers Jonathan, Dan, and Jessica

Brandon Milton

We stayed here for two nights to do typical tourist things around San Francisco My family and I loved it! We were four adults (one couple, two singles) and the 2 bedroom apartment was plenty big enough with 2 beds and the sofabed Everything was clean and comfortable

We had a “city view” which faced Polk, but we could still see a bit of the bayWe also enjoyed the lounge areas outside with fire pits – although we couldn’t figure out how to start the fire pit on the second floorThe staff and service were great – everyone was friendly, we never once had to open the hotel’s main door, and we had someone check-in with us every day via text messageThere were only three cons IMO:1 We got lost when first checking in! The main entrance is on North Point/Polk You cannot access the lobby from Ghirardelli Square until you’ve checked in2 I wish the hotel room had some snacks For only two nights, we had a fridge/stove/oven, but no food! If we were staying for longer, we definitely would have grocery shopped3 During our second night (Sunday night), there was some street noise that was very loud and woke us up I think it was trash trucks In general the room had good noise insulation, but for some reason these trucks were LOUD!

17. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Phone: (415) 332-0502
  • Ratings: 4.3 (363 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant lodging in an 1885 mansion with a full-service spa & an upscale Italian restaurant.

About this hotel

Housed in an 1885 mansion overlooking Richardson Bay, this modern hotel is an 8-minute drive from the Bay Area Discovery Museum.Elegant rooms are set between the mansion and hillside cottages, and offer flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Wi-Fi and coffeemakers; some have ocean views. Suites add separate living spaces, fireplaces and/or balconies. Room service is available.There’s a full-service spa and a classic Italian restaurant. The resort fee also includes Wi-Fi, and access to the fitness center and the spa’s steam room.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes and refrigerators
  • 7 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests mentioned balconies 18 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristi Lewis

Highly recommend for weekend get aways and corporate events Would have preferred meeting room Junto to Brio but everything worked out really well! Staff was super friendly, approachable and accommodating Poggio//catering was fabulous! I usually have pretty low expectations for catering provided from a hotel but holy smokes was everyone impressed!

Prasad Srinivasan

Nice location, friendly staff Although we were in the second floor we could get a room with a nice view Public parking, if you find one -:) was cheap compared to many areas in SFO

Since the hotel is centrally located in the heart of Sausalito, we could walk to many of the restaurants nearby and didn’t have to spend time to finding a parking spot

Amy Zupan

I was traveling with our 9 month old, clearly carrying a rolling suitcase and his stroller Our room was located up a small staircase that required me to leave my baby in my room while I carried his stroller up and down The front desk did not inform me of this obstacle upon arrival so I did not preemptively ask for help and to traverse down to the first floor from the fourth floor with everything in tow to ask for help was too much

There was no elevator to this room, as pictured below Then, later that evening, the elevator broke down and I had to carry my baby down to the first floor from the fourth floor to get my food order While I was waiting for the order, another couple came in with a baby They asked if their room would have a separate seating area with a wall for their infant so they could allow the baby to sleep Kaylee (not sure of the spelling) at the front desk was unable to fully answer this and just said “I think so” She was clearly overwhelmed with other things, so I understand her response that brushed the couple off, but the couple also deserved her time and attention I share this because this is the second family with a baby who stayed the same time I did We were not accommodated at all and were not given complete information at the front desk about our room situationsWe ended up changing hotels for our second night We were not refunded for this second night (we were only requesting second night refund) Very disappointed with the way the hotel did not take ownership for thisI highly recommend staying elsewhere if you are traveling with family or if you need specific accommodations They do not personalize anyone’s experience and there are too many idiosyncrasies in the hotel to overcome

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