"Great location, easy ferry access to downtown SF"
We really enjoyed Tiburon and The Water's Edge Hotel. It was a great way to visit San Francisco, based in the quiet town with easy ferry access to downtown SF. The hotel was great. The waterfront 2nd story deck was a treat that we used pretty much every day for happy hour, a place to eat our lunch, and just to relax before going out for dinner. All in all it was great. We did have a cleanliness issue our first day but the staff took care of it immediately. Our original room was on the first floor with no privacy and was very dark. We asked to be moved up to the 2nd floor and they were able to accommodate us. We got a bundled package with airfare and clearly had the worst pick of rooms at the Hotel, not really a fault of theirs, just a repercussion of a low cost bundle from Expedia. The 2nd floor room we did get was street view, which we actually kind of liked because it's a cool little walking town and it was fun to be in the middle of. The garbage truck doing its thing at 7:15 on consecutive mornings was a drag but again not the end of the world for us. The staff was great, we joined the free wine and cheese happy hour each night and totally enjoyed our 4 days in Tiburon, thanks to the Water's Edge.
Keith from Bainbridge Island, WA
Eastern seaboard architecture and the exotic merchant trade of the San Francisco Bay inspire the Water Edge. Located on the …More
Friendly staff to greet us. The property is well maintained. We had a large room with ceiling-to-floor windows, a downstairs work and rest area and a very comfortable bed and large bathroom upstairs. Hotel is located on Sausalito's main street and most of the rooms look out on the bay. The hotel also contains Poggi's, a classy restaurant that offers sidewalk seating.
The old buildings are horseshoed around old parade grounds facing towards the water. The grounds are made for a quiet getaway, and include a spa retreat (which I did not test out). You can walk to a pier overlooking Alcatraz on the far left, San Fran across the way, and the end of the Golden Gate bridge at your door step. Despite feeling like you are at a spa retreat, there is a beautiful old bar and a lovely restaurant on the grounds, both of which we did enjoy. The restaurant was fabulous (highly recommend the front dining for the view and the piano playing). There were a fair amount of business dinners going on so I would say it could be for private meetings or a romantic getaway. The rooms are individual old NCO army housing and adorable. The bathrooms are modernized but the rest of the place is like going back in time, and cozy and personal. Wifi was free too so you could work in the comfort of your own little living room.
I rated this one highly because for the price, the comfort is unreal. The beds were superbly comfortable and new, the room came with a frig, microwave, flat screen TV, cable, comfy furniture, and despite it being on a main artery, the windows protected against the street noise. The rooms were spotless and smelled fresh. The furniture and carpets aren't the most fashion forward, but for the location, price, and comfort, grading it down for that is being small.
I graded the appearance slightly down as the parking lot and outer appearance make it look a little slummy, don't let that fool you. It's more comfy on the inside than it looks. My only complaint was I needed ice and I was handed a small bag instead of me being able to fill up the bags I needed for my cooler. For the money I saved on the hotel price, I could go buy a bag of ice for my cooler. and still be way ahead.
"Great hotel for visit to Mt. Tam and Muir Woods."
Even at rush hour, since we were only one exit from Mt. Tam/Muir Woods exit, we had no trouble on US 101. India Palace, adjacent to the hotel has great Indian food, also available as room service. Hotel also has a jacuzzi room.
We stayed here for one night on a road trip from Southern California up the coast to Portland. The property apparently is an old-style motel (parking outside the rooms) that has been completely redone. The room and bathroom were small by today's standards, and would not be suitable for any more than 2 people. The room had a nice little balcony overlooking the courtyard and that made the room seem larger. Bed was very comfortable and the room and bathroom were immaculate. A full breakfast is provided, but it is in a restaurant a short distance away that isn't open in the mornings. It's a very easy walk, but it might be a little bit of hassle in bad weather. The breakfast was really good, providing both hot and cold options and fresh fruit. Also the restaurant gave plenty of seating, which can sometimes be a problem in other hotels. We didn't use the internet, so I can't comment on that.
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