Hotel Sausalito

16 El Portal, Sausalito, California 94965
Innkeeper(s): Billy Purdie
  • Introduction

    Hotel Sausalito in Sausalito, CaliforniaA boutique hotel on the park in Sausalito, CA Minutes from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge Marin's stylish little hotel. An evolving part of Sausalito since 1915, the Hotel Sausalito has style, warmth and history. Sixteen luxurious rooms and suites feature custom-designed furnishings, hand crafted by local artisans. The hallways are lined with strikingly accurate renditions of Matisses and Monets by Napa Valley artist Kelleen Sullivan. The hotel's décor conjures up images evocative of the French Riviera. Built in 1915 and renovated in 1996!

    On the park in Sausalito, Hotel Sausalito is the ideal getaway for visitors wanting a more tranquil taste of San Francisco for vacation, honeymoon or business travel. Warmth and contemporary style define this historic hotel. Just steps from the SF Ferry, Hotel Sausalito is centrally located near boating, Golden Gate National Recreation Area hiking, coastal biking trails, art galleries, shopping and waterfront restaurants.

  • Location

    Hotel Sausalito outdoor tableSausalito, located directly across the bay from San Francisco and perched on the water's edge, is a town to fall in love with and, if you're lucky, in. At the center of it all is the Hotel Sausalito. Step outside its doors and...

    You may take the ferry to the city and walk along the waterfront with its spectacular view of the San Francisco skyline. Window-shop at places such as Petri's Gallery while wandering through the town to the gentle sound of the lines smacking against sailboat masts. Rent rollerblades and blade the bike trail that runs along the waterfront between Sausalito and Tiburon.

    Dotted with many cafes, coffee houses, yacht harbors, and spectacular views; Sausalito makes exercise seem like play. Decisions about dinner are made difficult by the numerous restaurants in the area such as Mikayla's, Spinnaker's, Ondine, and Horizons, offering exceptional fare and commanding views of the bay.

  • Area Activities

    Hotel Sausalito Golden Gate Bridge viewIf the day is too beautiful to stay in a town...

    • Bike rentals are available for trips to nearby Mt. Tam
    • Take a hiking tour in the Marin headlands to Point Reyes and Muir Woods
    • Sea adventures in kayaks and sailboats are all at your fingertips
    • You can charter a yacht or take a seaplane flight and really get to know the San Francisco Bay
    • Angel Island beckons from nearby, a short ferry ride can take you to the Island for picnics, hikes, bike riding and general beach loafing

    With Mill Valley and Tiburon close by, there is no shortage of shops, boutiques, and restaurants or cafes. If you crave the hustle and bustle of a city for the day, San Francisco is just across The Golden Gate Bridge (about a 15 minute ferry ride).

    The natural playground of the viewsome Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais is an added bonus to the charm of Sausalito and its neighboring towns. With so many options to fill up a few days, there is a tough decision to make each morning; how will you be able to see and do everything you would like in the short time of your visit?

  • Hotel Offerings

    Hotel Sausalito tabe in roomMost rooms have scenic park or Sausalito harbor views and all feature morning newspaper at the door, desktop phones with data port and voice mail, in room fax (complimentary upon request), cable television, lush linens and full toiletry ensemble.

    The hotel is a decidedly "European Boutique Hotel" with current fashion elements complementing the French Riviera style. The decoratives of each room are handmade; stained cement, shattered glass mosaic mirrors, tile treatments, and hand-forged wrought iron are a few of the elements used to create the overall effect.

    Original stained glass windows add heritage and dimension to five of the hotel's bathrooms. Showers are generous, and bed linens ridiculously lush. Unique reproductions of the masters of impressionism line the hallway.

    "It was our intent to create a Mediterranean ambiance... the town really is evocative of a village along the French Riviera. I see the finished hotel as being warm, nurturing, stylish, and yet with a sense of whimsy." Linda Applewhite, Mill Valley.

  • Rave Reviews

    Hotel Sausalito California sunshine"Recommended in the New York Times."

    "…every nook and cranny of the Hotel Sausalito has been lovingly attended to…the hotels' public spaces are just as breathtaking as the rooms. Like a museum gallery…the vibrant works of art add to the hotel's international flavor…the piece de resistance of the property…is the hotel's intimate Romanesque rooftop garden…where guests can dine, read, relax, or just engage in the lost art of contemplation." - Preview Travel

    "…all the benefits of a big-city hotel…as cozy as Sausalito itself." - Travel Holiday, Inns of the Month

    "The Hotel Sausalito, near Bridgeway, indeed belongs on the French Riviera. With rooms done in shades of avocado, apricot and lemon, handcrafted furniture lending a special flair and enough pillows to pile to the ceiling, the hotel is fit for both artists and kings." - Reno Gazette-Journal

    "…the sunny terrace garden is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee." - Bon Appetit

    "…swathed in shades of lemon, apricot, and olive, and furnished with wrought iron beds, pine armoires, and mosaic bathroom mirrors. They're an art lover's dream." - Travel and Leisure

    "…a superb location, smack in the middle of Marin County, a short ferry ride from San Francisco…you've got a spot that lovers of the good life would kill to call home." - Brides Magazine

    "...a great place to cuddle up, whether for reasons of rain or romance un-European bath with a glassed in shower so large it would rent for $900. a month in short, these are rooms that beg for a 48-hour "Do Not Disturb" sign. - Los Angeles Times

    "Two years of careful renovation and restoration of the historic,
    1915 mission revival-style landmark have been well spent." - Sunset

    "...picture-perfect vistas...chic-boutique hotel" - Brides

    "A delightful family from Scotland has journeyed across the ocean and settled in Sausalito. Their Scottish brogue will charm you, but it is their warm, professional approach to innkeeping that impresses. The furnishings are handsome, custom-designed and handcrafted by local artisans, and have been selected to enhance the individuality of each guestroom. Regardless of location or size, guestroom appointments, such as furnishings, art, the finest linens, desktop phones with data ports, voice mail, and cable television, are luxurious and provided to pamper the guest."
    - Karen Brown's Guide to California Inns, Random House

  • How to Find Us

    Hotel Sausalito front lawn fountainFrom San Francisco Airport:

    1. Leaving the airport, take 380 North
    2. From 380 North, merge onto 280 North
    3. Follow signs for Golden Gate Bridge (Hwy 1)
    4. Cross Golden Gate Bridge going North on US 101
    5. After crossing Golden Gate Bridge, exit on Alexander Ave (1st exit)
    6. Follow Alexander Ave. until driving level with water on right
    7. Take first right turn onto El Portal
    8. Drive half way down block to the hotel entrance
    9. Welcome to Hotel Sausalito

    From Oakland Airport:

    1. Leaving the airport, head North on Airport Exit towards Passenger Terminal ACC
    2. Turn right onto Airport Drive
    3. Turn right onto Hegenberger Road
    4. Take the I-880 North onramp
    5. Take the I-880 exit towards CA-24/Walnut Creek
    6. Take the I-580 exit towards San Francsico/Hayward
    7. Take the I-580 West exit on left towards San Francisco
    8. Turn right at the intersection of I-80 West ramp, stay on I-580 West
    9. Take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit towards US 101 South
    10. Turn left to take the US-101 South exit
    11. Take the Sausalito/Marin City exit (0.1 miles)
    12. Turn left at the first set of stop lights
    13. Go under freeway and turn right at stop lights
    14. Follow bridgeway for 2.5 miles
    15. Turn left onto El Portal - this is the first available turn after small park with fountain and flag pole
    16. Drive half a block to Hotel Entrance
    17. Welcome to Hotel Sausalito

    From North of San Francisco:

    1. Take US 101 South
    2. Take the Marin City/Sausalito exit
    3. Turn left onto Donahue Street
    4. Continue straight to go onto Bridge Blvd
    5. Turn right onto Bridgeway
    6. Turn slight right onto Coloma St
    7. Turn slight left onto Bridgeway
    8. Turn slight right at the intersection of Anchor Street to stay on Bridgeway
    9. Turn left onto El Portal
    10. Drive half way down block to hotel entrance
    11. Welcome to Hotel Sausalito
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