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Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa

Sausalito, United States

93 Excellent 680 Reviews
Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
The story of this historic boutique hotel dates back to 1885, when William Barrett, Secretary-Treasurer for the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company and his wife Clara built a lavish "casa" on a hillside overlooking Sausalito. The location provided a wide-angle view of San Francisco Bay Area, teeming with powerful freight ships, elegant yachts and side-wheeler ferryboats. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a treasured landmark. In November 2003, the historic hotel saw the addition of Poggio, an increase in the number of hotel rooms from 34 to 63, and the addition of a spectacular, 3,000-square-foot spa, a boardroom, a private dining room, and three new function rooms. In 2010, MetWest Terra took over ownership and management, completing a top-to-bottom renovation on the hotel, blending together its rich history with contemporary design and modern luxury. Enhancements were made to the spa, hillside cottages and historic Mansion, restructuring and redesigning its 11 rooms including the new, stand-out 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite Suite, seven upper hillside cottages and the 1,700-square-foot Junto meeting and event space. Today, the Mansion and its offerings exemplify innovation, technology, luxury, service and style, while staying true to the property’s historic roots.

The property offers 63 guest accommodations including 22 Hillside Cottages, many with private decks, fireplaces and San Francisco Bay views, 10 Victorian Rooms located atop the property, within the historic William Barrett Mansion, and 31 Contemporary Rooms in a newly renovated wing designed with a contemporary bay side decor. In 2010 and 2011, Casa Madrona underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The interior design by Truex-Cullins Interiors incorporated modern design amenities while retaining its historic charm. Amenities include flat panel televisions, pillow-top mattresses, iHome and/or wake-up service, daily housekeeping services, turn down service, Wi-Fi throughout the property, and in-room dining.

The hotel’s new 3,000 square-foot Spa at Casa Madrona focuses on the restorative and life-giving power of water therapy through an extensive treatment menu and nourishing products from the bay. The menu for The Spa at Casa Madrona is designed around the concept of the Four Elements. Ancient wisdoms described the world and everything in it as being composed of differing proportions of the elements: Earth, Fire, Air and Water. Skilled therapists use four distinct and unique blends of aromatic botanicals – each representing the four elements – which will guide you to a place of healing, relaxation and renewal. The Spa menu of services includes massages, body therapies, skin therapies and nail care.

With approximately 4,000 square feet of flexible event space, Casa Madrona is a splendid destination for meetings and events – especially corporate retreats against the backdrop of the world’s most romantic cityscape.
Hotel Address:
  • Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
  • 801 Bridgeway
  • Sausalito, CA 94965
  • United States

Location Summary
With fresh sea breezes and a casual but cosmopolitan style, Sausalito is often compared to the Mediterranean Riviera. Beautifully situated on Richardson Bay, the city is a charming blend of vibrant storefronts and artisanal shops in a seaside village atmosphere. The list of things to do here seems endless. Hike, bike or drive along the vast network of trails in the Marin Headlands. Learn about the rescue and rehabilitation work being done at the Marine Mammal Center. Witness one of the last stands of ancient coast redwood forest at Muir Woods. Charter a boat and explore the extraordinary beauty of the Sausalito coastline. Or simply savor a cappuccino at one of the outdoor cafes as you breathe in the fresh sea air and watch the sailboats pass by. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa offers the ideal home base.

Hop in a car or board a water taxi or ferry, and within minutes you’ve arrived in the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco – home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Coit Tower. From the opulent Union Square shops and unique choices on Chestnut Street to Michelin-starred fine dining and trend-setting cafes, the San Francisco area offers one of the best shopping and dining scenes in the world with an unlimited list of activities and things to do.

There are an incredible variety of activities in the Bay area, all within close proximity of Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa. World-famous Napa and Sonoma Wine Countries are just 45 minutes north of Sausalito, and the staff is happy to arrange transportation, tasting, meals and personalized tours to any of the surrounding wineries. Or head up to the North Coast to explore the lesser-known but equally beautiful beaches and ridges of Point Reyes National Seashore, hike or picnic at Mount Tamalais, or explore Mendocino’s architecture and vibrant art community.

Directions to Hotel
From Downtown San Francisco:Take 19th Avenue to US-101. Take US-101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit on East Alexander. Make a left on Bridgeway and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa will be on the left hand side.

From Napa Valley: Take Highway 29 to Highway 12. Take Highway 121 through Sonoma Valley. Follow Highway 37 West to 101 South. Stay on US-101 South to the Sausalito / Marin City exit. Go left at the first light, then go under the freeway and turn right at the light onto Bridgeway. Travel 1.5 miles to downtown Sausalito. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa will be on the right- hand side.

From Sonoma Valley: Take Highway 121 through Sonoma Valley. Follow Highway 37 West to US-101 South. Stay on US-101 South to the Sausalito / Marin City exit. Go left at the first light, then go under the freeway and turn right at the light onto Bridgeway. Travel 1.5 miles to downtown Sausalito. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa will be on the right-hand side. From Oakland International Airport: Take Highway 880 North to Highway 80. Get on Highway 580 West to the San Rafael Bridge. Cross the bridge ($3 toll), and get off at the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Exit. Stay to the left, go through town and follow signs to Highway 101 South. Take Highway 101 approximately six exits to the Sausalito / Marin City Exit. Go left at the first light, then go under the freeway and turn right at the light onto Bridgeway. Travel 1.5 miles to downtown Sausalito. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa will be on the right-hand side.

From Monterey and Carmel: (Scenic Route) Take Highway 1 up the coast. Follow signs to 19th Avenue. Follow 19th Avenue for several miles through Golden Gate Park. Take Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the East Alexander Exit. Follow Alexander to Bridgeway. Make a left on Bridgeway, and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa will be on the left- hand side.
Business Center
In the lobby.
Banquets & Meetings
Junto (indoor/outdoor space) and Salone Grande (which can be divided into 3 separate sections) amounting to roughly 3,000 square feet of total function space, accommodating up to 100 people each.
Fine Dining On Site
Poggio Trattoria - Located adjacent to the hotel, Poggio Trattoria is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients and property-grown organic herbs and vegetables, the daily changing menu features soulful classics of Northern Italy, simply and earnestly prepared.
Fitness Center
Cardio and weight room, steam rooms, locker rooms.
Pets Allowed
Restrictions and fees apply.
Spa Facility
The Spa at Casa Madrona.
Within walking distance.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Available in Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Yacht harbor with charter sailboats and yachts is right across the street.
Casino Gambling
Thirty minutes away.
Golf Driving Range
15 minutes away by car.
15 minutes away by car.
Horseback Riding
15 minutes away by car.
Ice Skating
15 minutes away by car.
Scuba Diving
Within driving distance.
Skiing Snow
Two hours East.
Tennis Courts Nearby
One mile away.
Recommended Rooms
Hillside Cottages: These newly renovated cottages provide spacious accommodations with stunning San Francisco Bay views. Furnished with a contemporary modern design which embraces its historic charm, these cottages are accented with mahogany furniture, recycled glass shelving, and polished chrome fixtures. All cottages feature king size poster beds and spa quality bath amenities. Many have balconies and authentic wood burning fireplaces.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Casino Gambling
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Gliding
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Ice Skating
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Skiing_snow
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

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