My husband and I spent Sunday night on the Barkissimo, and I believe that it was the best time I've ever had in a hotel/B&B. We left the frenetic pace of San Francisco and drove over to Emeryville, where we found the boat docked in a large harbour. We were met at our car by a staff person who carried our luggage, then shown to our stateroom, which was lovely. On a tray was a bottle of Chianti and two chocolates to welcome us. If you go, be sure to have Scott cook dinner for you. It's pricey, but worth it to savor the gourmet food and wait for a seal pop up off the back of the boat. After dinner we watched the stars from the hot tub on the top deck, and slept to the gentle movement of the boat. It was quiet, peaceful, and overall fantastic. Breakfast was wonderful. We hated to leave. But we'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barkissimo is the San Francisco area's most interesting B&B, located on a classic motor yacht which boasts fine amenities, fantastic food, gorgeous accommodations, and spectacular views of the Bay and surrounding hills. The marina is inside a beautiful park with walking trails and picnic areas, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. Your comfort and privacy are our goals here on Barkissimo, so please join us for a truly memorable stay. ... more less