The Inn Above Tide guest room

The Inn Above Tide is a luxury hotel in Sausalito, California, a beautiful destination for a romantic getaway from San Francisco. Built directly over San Francisco Bay, each of the 31 guestrooms and suites afford a view of the bay. This includes Angel Island, the Oakland Bay Bridge, Belvedere, the Tiburon Peninsula, Alcatraz and the San Francisco Skyline.

»The Inn Above Tide Guest Rooms

The Inn Above Tide Guest Rooms

Guest rooms include LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, binoculars, current magazines, high speed wireless Internet access, deep soaking tubs, plush robes, luxurious linens, Bvlgari toiletries, McRoskey Airflex hand-crafted mattresses and gas fireplaces. Suites include private furnished decks, wood burning fireplaces and marble bathrooms with combination shower and spa tubs. Amenities include complimentary overnight shoeshines, complimentary continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese receptions, complimentary loaner bicycles, daily newspaper delivery, evening turndown service, 24-hour coffee and tea service, bottled water, 24-hour fax and copy service and an entirely non-smoking environment.

Fee services include valet parking, room service, spa services, same day laundry and valet services and fully stocked mini bars. Bathe in luxury for an extra fee which includes the Bathing Beauty Bath Kit, which features EO Bath Salts, a Voluspa aromatherapy cancel, Pommery POP Champagne and Mother’s Little Helper Tea by David’s Tea, local author Joyce Maynard’s book After Her (based on a real life mystery that took place in the area) and Munchies Candy Saltwater Taffy. Guests have the option of purchasing a plush robe to enhance the experience.

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»Where to Eat

Where to Eat

Nearby restaurants include Copita, which features Latin fare with a contemporary touch. Their one hundred percent gluten-free menu options include Papas Bravas, Kennebec potatoes which are roasted and fried, served with fried jalapeños and avocado crema; Vegetarian Tacos, with Brussels sprouts, sweet pepper, salsa verde, roasted pineapple puree and queso cotija; Sea Bass Citrus Crudo, with blood and Cara Cara oranges, jicama, chile de arbol and rosemary oil; and the Hot Mexican Float, with Oaxacan chocolate ice cream, topped with roasted banana, butterscotch caramel cream and Mexican Polvoron.

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Kitti’s Place serves Thai-influenced California fare. Menu selections include Soft Spring Rolls, with rock shrimp, jicama, avocado and mint, wrapped in steamed rice paper; Ga Prow Kai Dow, with minced chicken or sliced beef, two fried eggs and jasmine rice, served with a spicy basil-chili garlic sauce; and Praram Pak, with steamed vegetables served over jasmine rice and topped with peanut sauce.

Poggio serves modern Italian cuisine and offers extensive outdoor seating. Menu selections include Fegatini, a chicken liver mousse, with huckleberries, pistachio and balsamico, served on crostini; Trota, a grilled Mount Lassen trout, served with English peas, mushrooms, leeks and miner’s lettuce; and Funghi Pizze, with hedgehog mushrooms, crescenza cheese, asparagus and roasted garlic.

Sushi Ran serves intricate sushi creations and features heated outdoor patio seating. Menu options include Agedashi Tofu, deep fried and served with a tempura sauce; Ankimo, a monkfish liver pate; and The Crunch Roll, with eel, avocado, tempura flakes, spicy crab, aonori powder and shrimp.

Angelino's serves classic Italian and features intimate seating and a full bar. Menu items include Arancini, rice balls filled with smoked mozzarella and mushrooms, spiced with saffron; Zuppa Di Fagioli con Cozze, with cannellini beans, mussels, celery garlic and tomatoes, topped with chili flakes; Orecchiette Invernale, a moderately spicy, hand stamped pasta, with sausage and broccoli raab; and Bonet, a coffee flavored custard with amaretto cookie crumble.

The Trident serves burgers, seafood and pasta and features a heated deck over the water. Menu options include Heirloom Tomato Salad, with watermelon, fresh basil, sea Salt, olive oil and burrata cheese; Local Dungeness Crab, served either hot in a sherry broth with garlic bread, or cold with a Dijon sauce and drawn butter; the Bay City Burger, served with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss Cheese, caramelized onions and a truffle aioli; Seafood Linguini, with clams, mussels, calamari, prawns, tomato, fresh basil and garlic; and Vegetarian Jardinière, a zucchini and quinoa timbale, served with seasonal vegetables, shiitake mushrooms and a mushroom risotto cake.

Le Garage is a casual French bistro serving lunch and dinner. Menu selections include Crispy Panisse, chick pea fries with fleur de sel, served with a spicy sweet potato hummus dip; Seared Dayboat Scallops, with a celery root purée, caramelized Brussels sprouts and a blood orange beurre noisette; Butternut Squash and Morbier Risotto Cake, served with frilly red mustard greens, pumpkin seeds and a parmesan coulis; Fondant au Chocolat, a molten chocolate cake stuffed with a hazelnut honey nougatine, served with whipped cream and crème anglaise; and Blackberry Compote, with coconut milk emulsion and feuillantine.

Murray Circle, an extremely popular, Michelin-Starred restaurant, serves California style cuisine. Menu selections include Black Garlic Tamales, with rainbow chard, house-made queso fresco and fermented hot sauce; Native Greens and Four Grain Salad, with amaranth, quinoa, wheat berry, sorghum, goose foot lettuce and house-made pine needle cheese; Fresh Ocean Stew, with gulf prawn, shellfish, Monterey Squid, house chorizo, rancho gordo and heirloom beans; Diamond H Ranch Grilled Quail, with red flint polenta, kale, smoked apples and an alder ash honey gastrique; Miso Glazed Bone Marrow, with an orange olive marmalade; Blood Orange Semifreddo, with a pistachio blondie and champagne lavender meringue; and Cranberry Ricotta cake, with crème fraîche ice cream, caramel apple butter and chai meringue.

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»Hotel Amenities & Services

Hotel Amenities & Services

Spa services at The Inn Above Tide include acupressure/shiatsu massage, deep tissue massage, couples massage and Swedish massage.

The Sausalito area abounds with opportunities for adventure. The Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco is five minutes from The Inn Above Tide. Other outdoor adventures in the immediate vicinity include sailing charters and lessons, kayak rentals and lessons, paddle boarding, plane tours over the bay, hiking and miles of beaches.

The wine regions of Sonoma and Napa are a 35-minute drive north. An hour long (mostly level) walking/biking trail near the hotel leads guests to the oceanfront community of Tiburon. Point Reyes National park features a picturesque rugged coastline, marshes abounding with marine and bird life and the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. The hotel’s concierge is available to assist guests in planning excursions, obtaining tickets and making recommendations, in addition to offering adventure maps of the area surrounding the hotel.

The Inn Above Tide also offers a Sausalito Artisans package for couples, which includes sampling locally made chocolates and cheeses, wine tasting at the nearby Bacchus and Venus and a guided tour of Health Ceramics.

30 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965, website, Phone: 415-332-9535

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The Inn Above Tide, a Luxury Hotel in Sausalito, California