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The Inn Above Tide, San Francisco

Nov, 06 || No Comments | Tags: , , , ,

This waterfront hotel is located in Sausalito and is directly on the San Francisco Bay. The stunning views from all its rooms, courtesy its location is its Unique Selling Proposition. The entire area used to be an artists’ society and you can see some unconventional styles around even now. It is particularly popular with the lovebirds due to its scenic location and picturesque view.

About the Boutique Hotel

All of its 31 rooms boast of an excellent view of the bay and across to the city, Angel Island and Alcatraz and almost all have balconies to soak up the sun and spray. The rooms are equipped with TV, AC, DVDs, iPod Docks, free internet, massage, spa services, king and queen sized beds, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, books to guide the guests on wine, food, art and history, binoculars to enjoy the view better etc.

Some rooms also have fireplaces and the Penthouse Suite has a spa tub as well. The bathrooms are spacious and very clean and provide ample toiletries along with Bvlgari products, bathrobes, towels etc. Overall, the hotel provides the peace and quiet seldom available in the main city.

The décor is modern and a little understated so as to not overwhelm the view outside. To get a coastal feel, the décor has an ample amount of flowers and plants with a lot of wooden work. The furnishing is done using varying tones of cream color along with terracotta and teakwood. The view at night is simply magical with the entire San Francisco lights glittering on the waters.


The hotel also books ferry rides as well as bicycle rides. Parking facilities are available as is valet parking for a fee. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the interesting spots and restaurants. Meals include a continental breakfast buffet with a bucket-load of options. You can also have it delivered to your room too.

Complimentary snacks are part of the stay and served regularly. There is also a turn- down chocolate service. If you prefer dining out, there are plenty of restaurants, bars etc around the hotel like the Napa Valley Burger, Scoma, Angelino’s, Sushi ran, trident, Cibo etc- all offering delicacies ranging from fast food to cuisines and sea food.

Transportation and Sightseeing

The hotel is situated just near the Golden Gate Bridge. It is very close to the Sausalito’s ferry terminal which takes you to the main city in thirty minutes. You also have the option to drive as well as take a bus which is available in plenty. Apart from the city, there is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Marin County to explore.

Sightseeing should involve a biking trip to the coastal villages of Tiburon and Mill Valley. The Sonoma Winery is thirty minutes from the hotel and the Vina del Mar plaza park is also famous. Kayaking, sailing, golfing, hiking etc are some of the other options available. Stinson beach and Muir beach are perfect for taking a romantic stroll and enjoying the feel of sand tickling your toes.

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