Suite-Only Hotel Across the Bay from San Francisco
Marin County and the Bay Area are often called the Hollywood of Northern California. Many film-production companies, including Lucasfilm, call Marin home; the area’s rolling hills and seaside cliffs are often the backdrops for movies and car commercials. It’s in this gorgeous backdrop you’ll find Marin Suites Hotel.
Just a mile from Marin Suites Hotel, you can board the ferry to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, and a bit farther on it’s easy to make day trips to northern California’s wine country. But you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a day or night out; adjacent to the hotel are restaurants, shopping, and a cinema.
Marin Suites Hotel even has its own ultrachic lounge called The Sanctuary, an outdoor enclave protected from the elements by a tent-like roof and large fabric curtains. Inside, the room is heated by fire pits that sit beside the tables and chairs. There’s also a garden courtyard decked out with secluded seating areas and gas barbecue grills. A complimentary continental breakfast is included and typically consists of make-your-own waffles, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, pastries, and coffee and tea.
The one- and two-bedroom suites are furnished with the comforts of home, including full kitchens, living rooms, and private bedrooms. Each has complimentary WiFi and a whole entertainment center, which features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, pay-per-view movies, HBO, and Nintendo.
Corte Madera, California: Small Cosmopolitan Town near San Francisco
Just off highway 101 lies Corte Madera, a small town nestled in Marin County’s sprawling countryside. The town has a cosmopolitan feel—it’s lined with fashionable homes, business, and restaurants. If you want the real big-city feel, you can easily hop aboard the Golden Gate Ferry and take it south to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco; the ferry landing is only a mile from the hotel. The Napa and Sonoma Valleys are just a few miles to the north, making day trips to wine country viable options.
If you make it across the bay, stop by the Marin Headlands at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the largest urban park in the United States. Hiking trails, a dog-friendly beach, and great views of the coast and city can be seen from the rocky basalt cliffs here. Or head to Muir Woods, an old-growth forest studded with redwood trees that grow as high as 260 feet tall. Famed naturalist John Muir called it "the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world."
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