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“A great base to see SF area !”
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Hotel Sausalito
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
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Redmond, Oregon
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“A great base to see SF area !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We spent two nights (rm 203) and loved the hotel and being in this area with immediate ferry access. Reminds us of our better European stays! Billy and all his staff (relatives?) were fun and helpful. Rm 203 is the best with a unique bay window to watch the busy street below.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

Excellent base for a bay area trip. Clean, friendly small hotel. We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed October 2011
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new orleans, la
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

We only stayed at Hotel Sausalito for one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Unfortunately my husband had business in Concord. After a busy day of touring San Francisco we arrived in Sausalito around 5:30pm. This hotel was in a wonderful location. It was very clean and comfortable with a nice view of the little square across the street. The desk was helpful and courteous. Our room was nicely decorated and very clean. The room was small but all we needed while on a vacation of sightseeing. We had cocktails and appetizers at Horizons withing walking distance. The view on the deck was magnificent of the San Franciso skyline. Afterwards another great restaurant was within walking distance, Angelinos (Italian). It was also wonderful. So nice having restaurants withing walking distance.
The next morning they treat you to complimentary coffee and pastry next door at the cafe.
Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

We just happened upon Sausalito on our last trip to San Francisco. We fell in love with the quaint little town. When planning a return trip we decided to try Hotel Sausalito. We are so happy we did. The hotel is located right next to the ferry landing and right in the heart of Sausalito. It is a small boutique hotel and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We visited with the owner and his daughter one morning and got a little history of the hotel. They make the experience even better. The rooms were quite comfortable. Breakfast at the little French Cafe next door is outstanding. Too many pastries to choose from! We truly found a gem. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

About yearly we travel to San Francisco, staying at various hotels downtown. We always take a day and travel to Sausalito, and always wished we had stayed in this quaint town. So, this time we did! I checked various hotels on Tripadvisor, and finally picked Hotel Sausalito. It is located right off the ferry dock area, and next door to The Inn Above the Tides. Upon entering, we were met and greeted warmly. The hotel has a "boutique" feel, and that of an Italian villa. You may take the stairs to the second level or a small, but quick elevator. Walking to our room, we saw a small outdoor area balcony set up for late night wine consumption, or a nice cigar. The hallway also had a nook offering bottled water and an array of apples for the choosing. Once inthe room, I think we had the largest suite (#201)?, we werer amazed by the size. A huge and comfortable bed, nice bath, couch, tv, armoir, etc...the only thing I wished we had( or I missed it) was a room safe.The rooms are of a Tuscany feel. Yellow and brown hues, and very tastfully decorated After unpacking, we hit the streets and shopped, ate etc...The next day we had a wine tour i had set up with Frisco Limo. A stretch Limo and driver for 10 people for 6 hours( we had for 8 hours) but for around $600 including tip, tolls and gratuity. Met Billy the owner on the way back. A jovial and so nice gentleman. Fun to banter with, and hs take on life is wonderful. We ate at the small coffee shop next door(as you will get a coupon for a coffee and danish from the hotel upon arrival). Nice touch Billy...thanks. Had dinner at Horizons one night. Heard there was a nice sushi restaurant within walking distance, but never made it to that establishment. It is about a $0 taxi ride into Frisco. We took a Sedan from Frisco limo to and from the airport and the cost was about $110 each way with tip. Just a fyi. All in all, would stay here again in a heart beat. Thanks Billy....Brent.....

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hampshire, UK
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

My wife and I, and her mother, stayed here for three nights on a touring holiday on the west coast, as a base for visiting San Francisco. Previously, we'd always stayed in the city but for various reasons thought we'd prefer to be just across the bay.

We'd visited Sausalito briefly before but I don't think we'd realised what pleasant little town it is. Of course, it's right across the bay from San Francisco, so (fog-permitting) you have fine views across the water. The town has some interesting shops and good restaurants and of course you can visit the city easily from here - either by driving over the Golden Gate bridge (which I always enjoy) or by taking one of the regular boats across.

The Sausalito Hotel is quite small really. All the rooms are on the first floor (i.e. one floor up from street level), accessed via stairs or lift from the very small lobby. We found the hotel comfortable, well maintained and very clean, with a nicely old-fashioned look and feel. The family who run it are Scottish, and very welcoming and helpful.

The standard rooms are fairly small but more than adequate. The beds are surprisingly high but comfortable, bathrooms modern and spotlessly clean. The wall-mounted air-conditioning control didn't seem to work until I realised that it's actually a remote control - you have to remove it from its wall mount and point it at the a/c unit - then it works fine! The location is on a corner of two streets, via either of which you are very close to the water. However, the rooms don't face in the right direction to enjoy bay views, but the street outlook is OK and some of the rooms look over a small park that is a few yards from the front of the hotel.

It's not super luxurious and it has no facilities apart the rooms, but it's definitely a very nice small hotel that we will almost certainly visit again next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

What a lovely hotel! The room was clean, albeit on the small side but it was everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and being provided with free bottles of water and apples was a nice touch. The staff are very friendly and recommended a lovely restaurant along the beach, whose name escapes me. I would recommend staying here, it is the perfect hotel for a visit to Sausalito and would love to visit again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sausalito
Address: 16 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965-2141
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sausalito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sausalito 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sausalito is a historic building in the middle of downtown Sausalito. Built in 1915, the mission style building stands in the heart of Sausalito over looking Vina Del Mar Park. After a complete renovation in 1996, Hotel Sausalito is decorated with custom made wrought iron bed frames, faux finsh walls in 3 warm colors and art work that helps compliment the feel of having a little of the French Riviera in Sausalito. With 14 bedrooms and 2 suites, this romantic Hotel is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure. Guests park in the City parking lot adjacent to the Hotel, for a fee of $20.00 per day. Family owned and run, gives Hotel Sausalito a personal touch. ... more   less 
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