We stayed the night for a wedding. The two stars are because the architecture and layout of the rooms is awesome. We loved the loft feel and the soaking tub was a plus.
First of all, I didn't think the elevator was sturdy enough to take us to the 4th floor. It was scary, and slow. After making it upstairs to our room, we noticed a weird smell in our room. We didn't think much of it because we were only in there briefly to change. After the wedding, we returned and the smell was nauseating. It smelled like old cheese. We had the front door open to try to air it out since the ventilation was not working well. We ended up calling the front desk, who fortunately sent someone up with a spray and spritzed the whole room. I would rather have the room smell like chemicals than cheese. He told us to let the front desk know about it and we'd get a discount (this didn't happen).
This weekend was surprisingly warm for Sausalito, and the fact that the A/C barely worked didn't make the experience any better. The lack of bathroom ventilation after taking a shower made it so it was impossible to stay in the top part of the loft afterwards. Top that off with the fact that our room was right next to the laundry room, which sounded like a helicopter taking off every half hour, I wasn't very happy. Also upon leaving, we found the last guest's trash behind the desk. The possible culprit of the smell? I didn't want to find out.
For the price (and our experience) I would not recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched hillside overlooking a breathtaking seaside bay-view in the charming city of Sausalito, Casa Madrona provides a transformative and serene retreat for travelers from around the world. More than 125 years after its inception, the timeless and beloved icon continues to express an innate sense of style, seamlessly blending innovation with tradition and offering a genuine luxury escape just minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property's signature 5,000 square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Madrona Hotel Sausalito
- Casa Madrona Sausalito
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