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Sausalito Hotel Prices
Sausalito hotel prices reported are surveyed online for rooms on a weekday and for a weekend day approximately 6 weeks in the future, excepting holidays. Most of these hotels are relatively small and they book up frequently during the warm months of the year.
Insiders Tip: Sausalito hotel prices change constantly, and companies offer many special deals. These numbers are guidelines rather than firm prices. That said, all travel prices have increased dramatically this year as people are anxious to get out after the pandemic shutdowns.
You can often find better Sausalito hotel prices by looking at online discount travel sites, although not all Sausalito hotels will show up on their lists. We did a spot check as we compiled this quarter’s list and found one hotel below for $60 less at a discounter, though all the other prices matched. That discounted room may have had “catches” in the fine print that subtract features that are included at the full price, such as no free breakfast, no free parking, no free windows (just kidding about that one), etc.
Insiders Tip: If you call the hotel directly and tell them where you saw a discount Sausalito hotel price for their location that was cheaper than their published rate, they may offer you the lower rate if you book directly with them.
Hotels are listed in order of their ranking on our Best Hotels survey.
Sample Sausalito Hotel Prices — Summer, 2022
Name Weekday Weekend* Area
Inn Above Tide $455 $465 Downtown
Hotel Sausalito $355 $375 Downtown
Gables Inn $295 $360 Downtown
Cavallo Point Lodge $758 $786 Fort Baker
Casa Madrona $399 $437 Downtown
Acqua Hotel $289 $329 Mill Valley
Holiday Inn Express $221 $246 Mill Valley
* Some hotels require a two-night stay on weekends during certain parts of the year.
Many of these Sausalito hotel prices include a free light breakfast buffet as part of the room charge. Be sure to ask about this as it may only be tied to certain rooms at some hotels, and it may alter “apples to apples” price comparisons.
Mill Valley, the location of several listed hotels, is just north of Sausalito.
The Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley is the former Larkspur Hotel, and before that its name was… The Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley! Long long ago it was a Howard Johnson’s! Stay tuned for the latest name change!
Only the Inn Above Tide has Bay views from all rooms; at most hotels less expensive rooms generally do not have Bay views.
Holiday and summer Sausalito hotel prices will be higher than other dates. Special promotional rates are not considered in this chart. There are a lot of deals out there for all but the most popular dates and places, so checking the net for your specific dates is worth the time.
As you can imagine, one of the questions we are asked frequently is “Those Sausalito hotel prices are pretty high. Can you recommend a cheap Sausalito hotel?”
The short answer is, “No, we can’t. But we can tell you about some places nearby that you’ll probably hate.”
A confession: If you offer me the chance to a) pay $129 for a dirty, smelly room I’ll hate or b) pay $219 for a nice clean little room in a nice area, if I can afford it I’ll pay the $219. I have friends who would happily do the opposite to save money.
None of the Highway 101 Motels (note the M in Motels) near Sausalito are as bad as a Cape Cod motel room in the winter with no heat and a foot of snow outside and no extra blankets (that was a fun night I never want to repeat!).
Or as bad as a motel near Buttonwillow or Lost Hills or Coalinga or Kettleman City (they all run together when you drive Interstate 5) where they apparently used tobacco as incense and half the sink had been broken off and then glued back on again. The front desk clerk looked like someone who might have lost his temper once or twice himself and taken a sledgehammer to a sink in a fit of rage, so I didn’t complain and just paid the bill.
But I digress.
There’s a reason we don’t list the motels on Highway 101 near Sausalito in our Sausalito hotel prices chart. If you stay in one of the Highway 101 Motels you may get a room with no cockroaches, with no holes in the wall, without cold drafty air, with no blast of freeway noise, without green growths in the toilet, and without some very odd old smells. But if you look at the online feedback for some of these places you’ll see that there’s a decent chance you will get one or more of those surprises.
Some are definitely better than others and the online ratings will help you stack the odds in your favor. But the odds would compel me to stay at one of the nicer places listed above.