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“20 Anniversary” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fair Oaks, California
1 review
“20 Anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The room was great with a view of the marina. The staff was excellent and on top of everything. When we left the room in the morning for breakfast we notified the desk our room was ready to be cleaned and when we returned it was ready to go. We highly recommend Casa Madrona.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bay Area California
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We booked a single night at our old favorite. This time, the front desk person suggested we stay in the new wing, which from the outside, looks a little cookie cutter. Boy, were we surprised. Room 454 (and she told us 354) were large, with perfect views of the Bay, and very luxurious. The entire short stay was perfect, and the service excellent. A great romantic getaway, in the center of Sausalito

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamstown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week in April for our 1 year anniversary. We stayed in a Hillside Balcony Cottage room. We loved this room because the balcony had beautiful views of the Richardson Bay and it had its own separate outdoor entrance. Hanging out on the balcony with coffee/espresso is a great way to start the morning. The restaurants on the bay and unique shops of Sausalito were great and were all within walking distance. The ferry was a short walk away and a great way to get to and from San Francisco. The staff were great and made setting up transportation easy when needed. The fireplace in the room was a nice touch. There are so many things to do in the area (we saw a show and visited the famous Dovre Club in San Fran, took tours to Muir Woods, Wine Country, and Alcatraz)...There is a farmer's market near the hotel at Dunphy Park every Sunday morning that I would recommend (we stocked up on some great fruit and other food for the week). Sorry VinceKay (see below); that was our almond milk haha. All in all, a great trip! We'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange County, CA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a single night on our way home from a two-week trip. The price was high compared to most of our stays along the coast between Southern California and Seattle, but we knew that when we decided to spend a night in Sausalito. The service was extremely friendly; the Front Desk and the valets/bellboys were wonderful.

The room was small but well-furnished. The patio and view made up for the small size. I agree with some previous reviewers that the vanity/sink area is a bit small and awkward, although aesthetically pleasing. The tub is great, and I appreciate the "green" containers for shampoo, etc.

We walked from the hotel down through Fort Baker and up to the Golden Gate. The location was convenient for walking. If we visit Sausalito again, we would stay in the Casa Madrona.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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springfield, pa
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21 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Casa Madrona is just a wonderfully quaint, clean, efficient, modern spot in beautiful and tranquil Sausalito. The hotel sits peacefully on the main waterfront street with beautiful harbor views.
The staff is friendly and willing to please. There is a nice restaurant attached Pagio, which has a nice menu and good selection of wines and very nice f you don't want to venture far. We had lunch here one day and a light breakfast the next. We did not have time for any spa treatments but our room was across the hall from the spa and it did look warm, peaceful and inviting.
Would recommend Case Madrona to anyone looking to stay in Saulsalito-(which, by the way, is almost like heaven on earth).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a beautifully located hotel and spa. The rooms were small but offered a very nice balcony with comfortable chairs to enjoy the expansive view of the harbor, boats and even the impressive Golden Gate Bridge. Proximity to fun, funky and fabulous shops could not be better. Restaurant choices were numerous and varied for all price ranges and within walking distance. The weather also cooperated to make our stay absolutely perfect. Be sure to utilize the friendly, convenient spa! All our needs were met by the friendly and efficient staff. Susan, California

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Booked one of the hillside cottages for my wife's 40th birthday using SniqueAway. We had a late arrival after having her big birthday dinner in the city, but the staff was ready for us, despite our late hour check in.
We were ready to wind down and just relax and we were greeted by an amazing room! The hillside cottages are quite unique. Taking the elevator up and navigating the stairs was a little challenging but we found our room fairly easily. Once inside, there a comfy bed and a breathtaking view of the marina just outside our balcony!
The bathroom is a little "cozy" but the decor was inviting and modern. Shampoo, conditioner, and soap dispensers with quality lemongrass scents.
The cottages are just large enough for couples and I dig the little ste up to the little sitting area where theres a small bistro table, dry bar, fridge, and closet. We couldn't get enough of the views from the balcony!
Only eye sore was the renovations they are doing on the very top of the hotel where tarps covered their ongoing work. It didn't affect us from our room, but taking photos from across the street were a little tainted by the ugly white tarps above. Not a big deal.
Again, service was great. We were a little bummed we didn't take advantage of the "pillow menu" since we only found out the next morning, but we'll have to take advantage of that the next time!
Parking is free at night across the street, but be sure to move it or feed the meters in the morning. So many restaurants and shops within walking distance. You really can't go wrong anywhere in Sausalito, esp. on a beautiful day when there's no fog.
We'll be back again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stefan M, General Manager at Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Happy belated Birthday!

We are thrilled to have been the perfect backdrop to your celebration and hope to be welcoming you back very soon...and if you liked the hillside cottage accommodations on your last visit, you will LOVE the nine Victorian mansion rooms and seven new upper hillside cottages we are currently redesigning with new interiors featuring King beds, spacious room configurations, hardwood floors, and spectacular bay and city views. The decor and color palettes will be a mix of authentic historic touches paired with a clean and contemporary design while using recycled or refurbished existing materials.

These spectacular new rooms and cottages are scheduled to become available for bookings this summer!

We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Address: 801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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