We had booked a 5 night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which turned out to be a inspired decision.
The Inn Above Tide is a small, intimate hotel sitting on the waters edge, with stunning views of the San Fransisco skyline across the bay, the infamous Alcatraz and Angel Island.
The friendly, efficient staff were keen to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. Ahead of our stay, our daughter had called the hotel from the UK to request champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be in our room when we arrived to celebrate our anniversary. Not only was this a thoughtful surprise, but our daughter wasn't charged for the service! Thank you to the hotel for this lovely gesture, which was very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on our patio that evening sipping champagne, eating strawberries, watching boats pass by and the ferry coming and going from the ferry landing located right next to the hotel. If you look closely you'll also see the occasional sea lion passing by!
Our room, on the second floor, was one of the smaller rooms available, but it was perfect for us. The bed was very comfortable and its position in the room ensured you could wake up to a view of the bay! The bathroom was very nice, with Bulgari toiletries supplied.
The free buffet breakfasts were very good quality, with a wide range of fresh fruit, pastries, hot quiche slices, fruit juices and coffee. We couldn't wait to get down to breakfast as soon as it opened as it set us up for the day. The hotel also offered a wine and cheese hour each evening, which was a very civilized opportunity to meet up and chat with other guests.
It is expensive to stay here but, as many TripAdvisor reviewers have said, it's well worth it. The value comes from the hotel's unique position (it's certainly the best view we've ever enjoyed), the quality of its services and the extremely helpful, professional staff. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panoramic San Francisco Bay views are the signature of The Inn Above Tide. This intimate Sausalito waterfront hotel with 31 rooms and suites is a magnificent location for a uniquely inspiring luxury retreat. Chic and understated interiors lead to simply mesmerizing views from the private furnished room decks. Sited directly on SF Bay, every room has sweeping views of the bay, city skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin. The spectacular but brief ferry ride to SF is mere steps from the hotel. Intimately connected to the village of Sausalito, yet magically separated due to its bay front setting, The Inn Above Tide is a minute’s stroll to galleries, restaurants and shops. The scenic vineyards of Sonoma and Napa are just a short drive north. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn Above Tide Hotel Sausalito
- Hotel Above Tide
- Above Tide Hotel
- Inn Above Tide