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This is the post #2 from a three-day trip to San Francisco.
- Day Trip to Napa Valley and the Silverado Trail
- Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa Review, Sausalito
- Two Days Exploring the City of San Francisco
- Hotel Abri Review, San Francisco
During my long weekend girls trip to San Francisco, we stayed one night in Sausalito. I had been to this cute little town right over the Golden Gate bridge awhile back so was really excited to spend more time here. We spent the day exploring the wineries in Napa and then spent the evening and next morning wondering around Sausalito.
Casa Madrona Hotel Review
We spent the night at the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa which could not be in a better location. It is right on the main street with many restaurants and shops. It is also right across the street from the bay, so the views are wonderful. It is a boutique hotel where you cannot use points (gasp), but was well worth it. Sausalito actually does not have any chain hotels, which I like as it allows for that small community charm. The hotel has many room types, with one section being your typical hotel layout and another section containing individual villas. We stayed in a one bedroom villa with a balcony overlooking the bay. The hotel had such a relaxing and open feel to it, and overall is HIGHLY recommended.
Hotel entrance. Right outside is valet parking for about $20/day. There are meters along the main strip as well, but parking for an extended time or overnight could be annoying when you have to keep on feeding the meter.
Walkway into our villa. Each villas had their own separate entrance. Keep in mind though many of the villas have stairs so if you cannot do stairs arrange this with the hotel in advance to ensure you are with a villa without steps.
Private balcony. Each villa had their own private balcony or patio. Each one was very different though, so keep this in mind when making your reservation. Some were larger than others or had more seating options.
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel and would absolutely stay here again if I return!!
Things to do in Sausalito
We did not have much time in Sausalito, but it really was such a cute seaside community. I wouldn’t want to spend more than a day or two in the area, but coupling it with a few days in San Francisco was a great idea! Even if you do not stay in Sausilito, I would highly recommend a bike ride over the Golden Gate bridge for a visit. It is a great place for lunch or dinner and to just sit and relax. On a nice day you can also kayak from Sausilito across the bay to San Francisco! Although we did not use it, the Casa Madrona Hotel also has a highly rated spa. We personally spent much of the evening sipping the winer we purchased earlier that day in Napa!
It was such a relaxing atmosphere without the hustle and bustle. I really loved the cute town of Sausalito and really enjoyed the Casa Madrona – it was fabulous and I would love to go back!