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Hotel Sausalito

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel Sausalito's. Location is directly in the center of town. Now Sausalito isn't that big. But it's a wonderful magical little town across the bay from San Francisco. It's sleepy compared to San Francisco to! The hotel is very European, that is to say the rooms are small but comfortable. Small functional bathrooms.. Nice design, Faux finished walls and furnitureLA...

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Milford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on mixed reviews from other travelers, I was a bit leery about booking at this hotel. However, my husband and I were quite happy with the choice. The checkin was easy and quick. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Our room overlooked the water and we could see the sailboats from our bed. The hotel is...

1Thank moehart1019
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Moehart1019, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that we were able to pleasantly surprise you. We do get a lot of mixed reviews. Everyone is different and what might be great to one, is often not so great to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of Hotel Sausalito was perfect for a night in Sausalito before heading to Yosemite. We parked in the lot right across from the hotel. We were upgraded to a King room, which had large windows with a nice view of the water. The bathroom seemed fairly recently renovated with a nice skylight. The bed and bedding was very...

1Thank palmetto85
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Palmetto85, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. It means a lot to us. In regards to the bathroom, I have to be honest, they haven't been upgraded/renovated since our initial complete renovation back in 1996. I am proud to say that we work hard to maintain the hotel as best we can to keep it looking as...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 18 April 2017

i staid in Sausalito just couple night and really enjoyed it. Location is wonderful and convenient with great views. Rooms are very charming and even not too big but very accommodating and very clean with all the things you might need on your trip. i will spread a good words about this place.

Thank LoraThomas
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Good Morning Lora, We are delighted that you had a happy stay with us. Thank you for your kind words. It's true that none of our rooms are particularly large, that's mainly due to us being a historical building. But we tend to think that they are still very comfortable and of course, clean. We appreciate you spreading the word,...

Covelo, California
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I have stayed at the Hotel Sausalito several times and have had fabulous experiences! They think of lots of extras that make our stay so very enjoyable. We would highly recommend the Hotel to anyone wanting to stay just north San Francisco. Plus, there are wonderful restaurants within walking distance

1Thank caeser1342
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Caeser, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Since we are a historic building with limitations on what amenities we're able to offer, we try our best to think of the little things that might make up for where we lack. Offering complimentary bottled water, as well as fresh fruit every morning, are some examples. We...

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The hotel is just a few steps away from the ferry terminal to San Francisco and is also within walking distance of some great restaurants. We were given probably one of the best rooms in the Hotel - right on the front with views of the...

1Thank Keith L
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Keith! Thank you so much for reviewing us. I appreciate you taking the time. I'm happy you had an enjoyable stay. The vouchers for the cafe next door are usually a hit. We've been working with them for over 20 years now, and most people enjoy the delicious pastries and muffins that they offer, not to mention their coffee....it...

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This older hotel reminded me of some I've stayed at in Europe. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff, a modest number of lovely and cozy rooms. The hotel is mere steps from the ferry to San Francisco, making it a great place to stay even if you plan to spend a fair amount of time in the city. Walking distance to...

1Thank WinecountryMartha
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Martha, Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had such a good stay with us. I will certainly pass on to my staff your compliments. We are a great 'hub' for travelling either into SF or up North to Napa/Sonoma. We also have everything we need for anyone who prefers to just stay put! I look...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I spent a lot of time thinking about what I would say in this review, primarily the hours where I tossed and turned on the uncomfortable bed in this stuffy and dirty room. How did it earn two stars? The location is excellent, the staffer we met was very friendly and you do get a voucher for a pastry/coffee. Why...

4Thank Goober818
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Goober818 - I am very sorry that you found your stay with us to be an unenjoyable one. I was in two minds whether to respond to your complaints, or just allow you to share your negative experience. However, I felt if I didn’t address your issues, you may think me rude. So I have decided to respond. You...

McLean, VA
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Find it across the street from the central square in Sausalito. A charming little hotel above the shops in downtown Sausalito. The rooms are small, with a 1950's touch such as a bay window and amour vice closest. A small TV but it was fine. Small old style bathrooms with modern showers. Great beds and linens. I had my best...

1Thank MalcolmandSirius
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Malcom, Thank you for your kind review. Our beds are brand new, as well as our top of the line linens, I'm glad they helped you have a great night sleep. Our rooms are on the small side, due to us being a historic building. However, I'm glad you were able to appreciate them! Please keep us in mind...

Melrose, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Hotels in Sausalito are relatively expensive and while this hotel is not inexpensive, It seems to be a margin in comparison. It is clean , comfortable, very convient, and sleep quality is excellent. I was traveling with a photo group and Gail too very good care of us , with in terms of rate and cheerful service. I would...

1Thank Uncle Jack
Gail P, General Manager at Hotel Sausalito, responded to this review

Hi Uncle Jack! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. You and your group were a pleasure to host, I would love to have you guys back anytime! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Sausalito

Address: 16 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965-2141
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Price Range: $265 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sausalito 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Sausalito
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“We enjoyed the Park Suite which has lots of windows and a great view of the park and pedestrian area.”
caeser1342, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“Rooms not overlooking the street are quieter”
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