hotels with balcony in Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA

1. 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

2. 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

3. University Club of San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a brick building housing a members’ club, this elegant boutique hotel on both the Powell-Mason and California cable-car lines is a 10-minute walk from Union Square.Rooms have antique furnishings and modern touches, as well as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms and extra closets.Stylish dining rooms have vintage decor and chandeliers. Amenities include 5 squash courts, a sauna, a steam room, and a gym offering yoga classes and indoor golf. There’s also a library, a lounge with a balcony, and a cocktail bar with skyline views. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min walk to Union Square
  • 12 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the cocktail bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Patty Newton

Visited overnight Great location for jumping in a trolly and exploring the city Cool 4th floor bar with magnificent view

The concierge, Fred, was fantastic and shared a lot of information about the building’s history and gave us a tourBreakfast was a continental buffet, typical as one would expectRooms are clean and unique with little sitting rooms

Alison chandler

UC SF was truly a dream for our wedding the views and amazing food and drink made for a perfect romantic and cozy wedding Jennifer our coordinator was absolutely perfect and nailed each detail better than we could have planned for ourselves

every staff member made us feel so special and took care of everything for us without ask All of our guests are still raving about the food too We are all still floating on such an amazing event and perfect stay can’t wait to come back!

Jared Hooker

A great place to get married This venue offers great views of the city I like the woodwork inside

Looks like an old school rich frat house Definitely a historic building with rich character in the decorGet the most out of your bay area wedding and tie the knot while watching the Blue Angels zip by during the week of Memorial Day

4. 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

5. Beacon Grand, a Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a historic 1920s building just off Union Square, this opulent hotel is 2 miles from both the San Francisco Opera and Fisherman’s Wharf.Regal rooms with modern accents feature flat-screens, Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms and plush suites add living areas, views of the square, balconies and/or wet bars. In-room spa services and loaner fitness gear are also available.The hotel hosts a free afternoon wine hour and has a glamorous top-floor lounge, an Italian bistro and retro lobby bar. The property also offers a fitness center, 18,000 sq ft of event space and loaner bikes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 106 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the glamorous bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Molly Olivas

The staff are amazing at the Beacon Grand My husband and I stayed here this last weekend, and from the moment we stepped up to the entryway, we were treated like royalty The social host welcomed us personally into the lobby, and told us of all the wonderful amenities, and the check-in was lovely and included 2 free drink tickets at the hotel lounge and a beautiful custom canvas tote bag

The rooms have been nicely renovated with beautiful bathrooms, comfy beds, and freshly painted walls with gorgeous wallpaper of a special San Francisco theme, and you even have a special leather-bound writing journal and refillable water bottles (aluminum) for you to take and use as you please The hotel has always been lovely and classic, since its opening as the Sir Francis Drake almost 100 years ago, but the new owners have taken special care to truly make it a first class establishment The location cannot be beat, right on Union Square, and the rates are amazingly affordable as they are trying to build their client base Do yourself a favor and get treated like royalty for a weekend at the Beacon Grand!!

Kim Jacobi

Truly a beautiful hotel I stayed in one of the standard rooms with 2 queen beds I was on a girls trip with my best friend and we had such a good time

This hotel has amazing customer service The beds were super comfortable The attention to detail with every facet of our stay- cleanliness, amenities, beauty and luxury- gives this lovely hotel a 5 star rating from me!

Shawn Scribner

Beautiful, magnificent hotel recently re-done after the old Sir Francis Drake closed a couple years ago Grand entrance with a very welcoming and helpful staff Comfortable and roomy rooms

Emma at the front desk was a knowledgeable and helpful local who provided great tips for getting around SF Great bar, too with terrific and interesting signature cocktails Vinny even gave me a tour of the whiskey collection! Highly recommend, can’t wait to go back!

6. 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

7. Best Western Corte Madera Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this upscale hotel is 4 miles from Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Francisco, and 11 miles from the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods National MonumentCasual rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screens, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have balconies or patios. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, while suites are composed of 2 rooms.Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast buffet, parking, and a shuttle to Marin AirPorter and the Larkspur-SF Ferry. There’s an outdoor pool, a putting green, a basketball court and a fire pit, along with 2 whirlpool tubs and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • 9 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 31 times
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Marsha Coupé

PROSFriendly, accommodating staff Best Western is one of the few corporate hotels who is making a real effort to communicate consistently with their customers They are, from my experience, responsive and responsible

Everyone working at this hotel is to be commended for a job well done, including the manager They keep the place up, as best they can, and are truly hospitable Five stars hereThe pool is terrific, though understandably busy on summer weekends The breakfast has plenty of options and the people working in the breakfast room are saints The common areas and rooms (we had two) are kept clean and tidy Not easy as this is a large, five acre compound with lots of rooms It’s also an older property and all that goes with itCONSIf you are disabled, keep readingIn spite of offering #ADA rooms, this is likely not the hotel for you The two #ADA rooms we booked were at the very back of the hotel (Room 134 and 135) as far from the pool and breakfast room as possible Parking for the rooms is also some distance from the actual rooms themselves and requires you to traverse along narrow corridors, past many rooms opening directly onto your path (and onto you, if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time) In front of the so-called #ADA rooms, there are three very steep steps (photos attached) which could be dangerous for disabled persons and guide dogsAdditionally, the floors in the two rooms mentioned here are uneven, with a jolting hump between the area with the shower and toilet, leading to the outer sink This is a trip hazard for anyone with mobility issues The rooms were clearly not designed for disabled people There was no place for a wheelchair, the furniture was arranged the same way as all the other rooms I saw And while I noticed some rooms had attractive, wood or lino flooring, our rooms had badly stained carpet no amount cleaning can saveThe only thing that made the rooms suitable for some disabled people is the roll-in shower Alas, a roll-in shower alone does not make a hotel room fit the disabled I wish more hotels understood this

Marcy Gilchrist

Had a pleasant 2 night stay The facility is dated but kept very clean Beds were cozy and front lobby is beautiful

Hotel looks like a converted apartment complex Breakfast was in a building that wasn’t super convenient from our room location, and we ended up not eating on site Those with courtyard rooms would be closer to the breakfast area Front staff were kind and we felt very safe Hotel is located across the street from a shopping center with restaurants and stores including grocery It is right off the highway but we did not hear any noise from cars Easy drive to the city for sure We would stay there again if in the area

Dyanna Volek

Wow! This Best Western exceeded all our expectations We stayed here under a wedding block, and I was impressed by the amenities The pool is huge and there are two hot tubs

There are rocking lounge chairs near your room so you can look out on to the expansive courtyard with picnic tables and a basketball court They even took over the restaurant next to the them for the complimentary breakfast so there is plenty of space for large partiesThe rooms were typical for a Best Western but everything else was not I took one star off because the staff were pretty grumpy when we asked if we could do an early check-in

8. Columbus Motor Inn (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by the restaurants, high-end shops and spas of the architecturally rich Cow Hollow neighborhood, this basic motor lodge is a 2-minute walk from the Chestnut Street bus and cable-car stop, and a 7-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf.Straightforward, air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. Some rooms offer balconies and extra-long beds. The 2-bedroom suites sleep up to 4.There’s a free parking garage.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and liked the beds
  • Walking distance to Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 10 times
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Neshap OneSixty

This hotel is a great value with FREE onsite parking If you are comparing prices, be sure to add the additional parking fees other places chargeThe room was clean with plenty of room

The room included a small dining table with two chairs The Fisherman’s Wharf and plenty of good restaurants are within walking distanceThe front desk staff is friendly and helpful Check-in was fastAnother great thing about this hotel is the no pet policy No barking dogs or pet stained carpets THANK YOU!I recommend this hotel and would stay here again

Rebecca Curran

My daughter and I stayed here after our Airbnb didn’t work out (it wasn’t private and we didn’t know!) and we were so happy with our choice The room was clean, comfortable, and the hotel was conveniently located We also got free parking and the staff was amazing

Everyone was friendly and one person (Tony) was especially helpful when the garage on the main floor was full and he gave us his spot!!

Kristina Abbey

I have stayed at this hotel several times and been glad I did each time The staff is largely friendly and helpfulWhile the rooms could use a little refreshing, it is still clean and comfortable

Best parts of staying here, parking is included and destination spots like Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39 are all within a short walk from the room

9. Kimpton Buchanan Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Phone: (415) 921-4000
  • Ratings: 4.4 (630 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Trendy, Japanese-style lodging offering stylish rooms & a buzzy eatery/bar, plus free wine socials.

About this hotel

This hip Japantown hotel is 2 blocks from the boutiques and restaurants of Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, and a mile from Union Square.Rooms have laid-back, Japanese-style decor and yoga mats. All also offer stereo systems, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Some rooms add private patios or balconies. Pets are welcome for no additional charge.A free afternoon wine social and loaner bikes are offered. Amenities also include a fitness room, valet parking (fee) and a courtyard. There’s a lively Japanese restaurant/bar adjacent to the hotel.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 6 min drive to painted ladies
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 31 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The hotel has a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Jennifer Bonsall

Stayed here when we had to take my disabled Mom to the hospital for surgery Although the parking in their garage is limited, they have handicapped parking as well as easy access for people with disabilities (garage area access only) The staff was very accommodating when we had to extend our stay and made it easy for us to stay in the same room even with it being last minute

Staff was very friendly Rooms were spacious with 3 adults We had a room with 2 Queen sized beds Bathroom has sliding door that separates the sink from the toilet and shower There is a mini refrigerator in the room as well as a desk and chair Easy access to plugs to charge cell phones Bathroom comes with full sized shampoo, conditioner and body wash in case you don’t like to pack your own All natural ingredients and you have the option of purchasing your own If you forgot something there is a rather large list of items they can help with including converters for outlets

Mary K

Loved this hotel Location is right outside Japantown I felt it was a very safe place outside the downtown area but still within walking, public transportation, and ride services

The staff are very friendly and attentive Nick and Ray at the front desk were always pleasant and helpful Room 703 was clean, comfortable, and large enough for 3 of us Free wine hour daily was a bonus I highly recommend this place

Toni McMorris

Love this boutique hotel Staff are super friendly, professional and welcoming They have a great wine hour for guests

Rooms are spacious and well decorated Attention to detail has been made to ensure everything you need is available or can be requested House keeping does an excellent job daily with fresh towels and the beds are remade Great location and access to public transport Excellent restaurants nearby Most enjoyable hotel experience in SF Only negative comment was the water pressure on our particular shower was poor yet the bath had excellent water pressure, but so minor Loooove the excellent smelling soaps in the room Will definitely be back to stay again

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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!

13. Panama Hotel

  • Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Phone: (415) 457-3993
  • Ratings: 4.3 (239 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Panama Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Antiques-filled rooms in a refined Victorian-style inn with an organic restaurant & breakfast.

About this hotel

Occupying a Victorian-style inn dating from 1910, this upscale inn is 4 blocks from the restaurants and shops of downtown San Rafael, and a mile from Highway 101.Individually decorated with antiques and art, the cozy rooms have patios or balconies, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. They also have TVs and Wi-Fi. Most rooms have en suite bathrooms; others share facilities.Continental breakfast is available. A gourmet organic restaurant offers a seasonal menu and live music. Pets are also catered for.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to the Marin County Civic Center
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the gourmet restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Irene de Arcos

We were expecting more The room we had booked was “not available” when we arrived, but we heard someone watching a film inside… we were supposed to get a sms with the instructions of the check in because we arrived after 6pm but we didn’t and waited one hour outside Rooms and atmosphere were fine

Hot water came after many several minutes and breakfast was short (fruit and yogurt ok but no bread or solid apart from cereals :S) And no real plates or forks, just plastic and paper ones!!!

Trinity Ostberg

I stayed for two nights and overall I loved it The room I stayed in didn’t have a bathroom, but there were two bathrooms outside of the rooms with showers There were sitting areas with little coffee pots and tea bags, it was adorable

The rooms are slightly small, I didn’t mind it, and the balconies give you a darling view It’s a quaint, cozy hotel

Dravis Lutherin

Let me put it like this; it was genuinely one of the worst hotel experiences I’ve ever had For paying over $140 a night the continental breakfast was a coffee jug placed out in the restaurant bar No, like literally that was the continental breakfast

Terrible service as well The room was infested with ants! I had ants still crawling out my MacBook on the way back home Workers also weren’t helpful and often left you with judgemental looks as you walk past them Don’t come here unless you’re looking for a bad experience overpriced for a definitely overdue “4-star” hotel inspection Not worth the price nor the stresses of the poor hotel and restaurant management here

14. 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

15. Parker Guest House (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 520 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Phone: (415) 621-3222
  • Ratings: 4.8 (191 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Parker Guest House
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed rooms in a refined guesthouse with free breakfast & afternoon wine, plus a genteel lounge.

About this hotel

Set in a pair of bright 1909 Edwardian mansions in the lively Castro neighborhood, this refined guesthouse is a minute’s walk from the nearest Muni Metro light rail stop and 2 miles from conventions at the Moscone Center.Airy, relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus private bathrooms and sitting areas. Upgraded rooms add balconies or patios.Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast and afternoon wine served in a colorful sunroom. There’s a genteel lounge with a piano and a fireplace, as well as lush gardens and a furnished terrace. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 3 min walk to Mission Dolores Park
  • 2 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 25 times
  • Guests liked “gardens”, mentioned 26 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the genteel bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Vince Urban

This is a quintessential B&B that has everything you could possibly need to make your stay absolutely amazing! It’s nestled in a very quiet and unassuming neighborhood From the morning breakfast to the daily wine social, I cannot say enough good things about this place The courtyard is a super cute place to relax and enjoy the outdoors and the complimentary WiFi helps you get work done while you are enjoying the space

There are many different room layouts, but the one I had was very spacious with a queen bed and a shower that could easily fit five people It’s an easy 10 minute walk to the Castro where you have all the bars, restaurants and entertainment you could possibly need I will try to stay here every time I’m in SF

James Proctor

A ridiculously idyllic bed and breakfast in a wonderful location Trendy neighborhood, wonderful restaurants in walking distance, and near public transit while away from the excessively touristy areas Couldn’t be happier with our pick of places to stay

While it can be hard to resist the call of the city, the breakfast and wine social are both pleasant to meet experiences in their own rights due to other guests from all over the world The staff is also top notch, peasant, welcoming, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area

Amy Smith

We were looking for a place near the Mission District to visit family and so lucky we stumbled upon the Parker Guest House From the first call gathering information until we were rolling our suitcases out the door, it was a GREAT experience!!! The room was clean, quiet, well appointed with conveniences and comfy chairs to rest or work in The breakfast was great and very COVID-respectful (individually packaged, etc

) The living room off the lobby was so cozy – I sat with my computer to watch a movie one night, and my husband enjoyed the piano! I had a friend over for coffee in the lush, beautiful garden and another day, brought my laptop to get work done Strong WiFi throughout! But what REALLY sets this place apart is the people! THANK YOU SO MUCH GEORGE, Dennis, and Carol for ALL of your tips on how to get around, where to go, etc, and warmth throughout our stay We felt like we were HOME with none of the responsibilities associated 🙂 Love Parker House & will definitely be back!!!!

16. Handlery Union Square Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Phone: (415) 781-7800
  • Ratings: 4.0 (1551 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Handlery Union Square Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key quarters, some with balconies, in a refined hotel offering an outdoor pool & a restaurant.

About this hotel

Surrounded by art galleries and upscale shops in the lively Union Square district, this genteel hotel dating from 1908 is a 5-minute walk from a BART station and 12 minutes’ walk from conventions at the Moscone Center.Low-key rooms with classic furnishings offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms have balconies with city views. Suites add living areas; 1 has a private rooftop terrace. Room service is available.There’s an elegant restaurant serving steaks and seafood. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a sauna and a gym. Valet parking is offered (surcharge). Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms but others thought they were clean
  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Dan Watson

The room was spacious The location was very good The hotel is a good value for San Francisco

Everyone we encountered was very friendly and professional, and the night auditor when we checked in was particularly helpful, engaging, considerate, and informative When we requested changes to our booking a few weeks before arrival, the service by phone was perfectI also like that this hotel is family-owned for generations, not part of a big chain

Cindy Berryman

My husband and I had a 6 night stay in the newer part of the hotel Every single part of our experience here was outstanding Checking in at 1:00 AM was not an issue; and, in fact, the lady who checked us in gave us lots of great information with a positive attitude

We had requested a room away from the vending machines and elevator – we got exactly what we requested We even had a balcony overlooking the swimming pool! The room was roomy, especially the bathroom/vanity area, and the bed was EXTREMELY comfy Plus, the location was just perfect, only a few blocks away from all public transportation! If we ever return to San Francisco, we will definitely stay here again

Jenny Rainbow

Hotel is brilliantly placed, it’s got history but is fresh and modern so you get the best of both with a heap of charm The pool is heated and lovely place to have a moment of calm from the city The staff are AMAZING! Friendly, helpful and human it’s great

They helped us celebrate our sons birthday I such a way he cracked a smile, anyone with a teenage son knows how much a fete that is! So thank you

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