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The answers to your frequently asked questions about Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa 

Location

Perched hillside overlooking a breathtaking bay view in the charming city of Sausalito, Casa Madrona provides a transformative and serene retreat for travelers from around the world. More than 130 years after its inception, the timeless and beloved icon continues to express an innate sense of style, seamlessly blending innovation with tradition and offering a genuine luxury escape just minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property's signature 5,000-square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite.

History 

Built in 1885 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former mansion was originally designed as a private residence for William Barrett, Secretary-Treasurer for the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company. In 1906, Barrett sold his home to attorney John Patrick Gallagher—who converted it into the original Casa Madrona Hotel. For nearly 40 years, it was a very successful San Francisco bed and breakfast.

In the early 1940s, the Gallaghers sold Casa Madrona, and during World War II, the property was used as temporary lodging for military families in transit. After the war, however, it fell into disrepair, and became a "crash pad" for city's burgeoning "beatnik." But salvation came in the form of the French Deschamps family who immigrated to California in 1959 and began extensive renovations. The Deschamps also opened Le Vivoir Restaurant on site. The eatery instantly garnered critical and commercial praise and drew celebrities such as Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, Warren Beatty, and the rock band Pink Floyd.  In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property's signature 5,000-square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite.

Golden Gate Bridge

Address
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
801 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

415-332-0502

U.S. Reservations

+1 (800) 288-0502

Opened

1885; expanded/restored in 1980; again in 2003; renovated 2014

Operator

MetWest Terra Hospitality

Membership

National Register of Historic Places

Guest Rooms

The property offers 64 guest accommodations including 31 Guest Rooms with views of Richardson's Bay. Select room features include, sofa bed, private balcony, soaking tub, fireplace & kitchen. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a treasured landmark. Based on its historical features and unique layout, please note that room sizes, configurations, and views may vary from our standard room type descriptions.

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Room Amenities

  • Complimentary in-room coffee
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • EO bath amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone with data port
  • Voicemail and speakerphone

Hotel Amenities

• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Fitness Center with steam room
• Wellness courtyard
• Firepit courtyards
• Spa facilities
• Unlimited in & out parking ($35 Per Night)

Dining

Guests can enjoy fine dining at Poggio Trattoria, located adjacent to the hotel lobby.

Spa

The hotel's 3,000-square-foot spa at Casa Madrona focuses on services & treatments that provide a nurturing, healing, and holistic approach to skin health and overall well-being through an extensive treatment menu and wellness products. The Spa menu of services includes massages, body therapies, and skin therapies.

The Spa at Casa Madrona is currently closed unti further notice.

Fitness Center

  • 2 Cybex Treadmills with personal entertainment monitors
  • 1 Cybex Arc Trainer (elliptical) with personal entertainment monitor
  • 2 Expresso Upright Virtual Reality Bikes with personal entertainment monitors
  • Stretching area with mats
  • Fitness balls, Bosu balls, Resistance tubes
  • 6 Position Benches
  • 2.5lb – 50lb dumbbell set
  • 4lb – 15lb medicine ball set

Hotel Conference Room

Meetings, Weddings and Events

With 5,500-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.

  • Brio Ballroom, premier San Francisco meeting and event space with oversized windows overlooking the harbor, can be divided into three sections for over 30 guests for a seated banquet, or nearly 40 guests for a standing reception. When opened into one large room, the space accommodates up to 108 guests comfortably.
  • Junto, the 1,700-square-foot boardroom and event space has panoramic views of the bay and features advanced technology systems and equipment, including the striking 9-panel media wall, and multi-point video conferencing capabilities. The spectacular meeting room easily accommodates 60 seated and 100 guests reception-style. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors encompass 1,100 square feet of interior space, which slide away to reveal a sprawling 600-square-foot deck, ideal for engagement parties, business meetings and milestone celebrations.
  • Alexandrite Suite, a luxury venue featuring 5,000-square feet of living and entertaining space. Designed to create a fluid layout. Complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that fold away to connect the impeccably appointed interior with panoramic bay views. The space is suitable for a range of functions from intimate business meetings for 12 guests to social standing reception-style events for up to 100 guests.

 

The Mansion at Casa Madrona

Marrying modern luxury and classic style, Mansion Guest Rooms, including the 5,000 square foot Alexandrite Suite, are located atop the property within the historic Mansion, originally built in 1885. The signature Alexandrite Suite and the 1,700-square-foot Junto meeting and event space, plus the renovation of its seven upper hillside cottages, have all been updated and perfected by a world-renowned design team innovation in Spring 2014. The spaces are seamlessly paired with leading, cutting-edge technology, the finest amenities, and brilliant views of Richardson Bay and the San Francisco skyline.

Alexandrite Suite Exterior

Alexandrite Suite

The standout, 5,000-square-foot, two-bedroom suite draws its name from the rare gemstone that is acclaimed for its ability to dispel negative energy and absorb positive vibes from its surroundings. Alexandrite includes 3,500-square feet of indoor living space, and 1,500-square feet of outdoor entertaining and relaxation areas.

The Alexandrite Suite is designed to create a fluid connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces with an open kitchen and dining room area that connects with a large, 1,500-square-foot outdoor patio. The gourmet kitchen is fit for a chef, displaying blue jean granite countertops with exquisite appliances including a top-of-the-line range and convection oven. The dining room table seats 10 against a sparkling backdrop of panoramic bay views.

The Suite's expansive, floor-to-ceiling glass patio doors fold away to create a seamless connection between inside and out. The the two-tiered deck features an outdoor bar, with a BBQ area and ample seating alongside an intimate lounge style seating area around a firepit. 

The Alexandrite Suite includes a master bedroom, a guest suite, 2.5 bathrooms, and a private office. A secret door leading to the second floor of the mansion, has been designed to appear as a cabinet in the fitness center but is only noticeable and accessible by those staying in this suite. As a result, the two-bedroom suite can expand into an 11-room Mansion, perfect for corporate retreats, destination weddings, and multi-generational family getaways.

Guests can work up a sweat during their stay in the suite's private fitness center, fully-equipped with a treadmill, multi-gym, elliptical, yoga supplies and free weights, in addition to a 50-inch flat panel television.

A highlight of the second floor of the Mansion is the Piper Room, where band members of Pink Floyd spent time while in San Francisco during their first US concert tour. Named after the album they were promoting, The Piper Room has been restored to modern-day luxuries and can be booked as a Mansion Suite, but plays subtle homage to the band with historic photographs adorning the walls.

Ideal for the traveling business executive, advanced technology features are one of the major highlights in the Alexandrite Suite. Front and center is a nine-panel Samsung media wall, ideal for life- size HD viewing experiences, multi-point video conferencing, Internet connectivity, and multi-viewing capabilities. Additionally, with Control4 touchscreens, guests will be able to control the entire Alexandrite Suite including the media wall, indoor temperatures, lighting, sound, window coverings, televisions, fireplaces and the hot tub. Keeping with the clean and contemporary design, sleek electronics accent the décor including LED amplifiers, Wisdom speakers, a pop-up television in the footboard of the master suite and a stealth LCD screen hidden within the master bathroom mirror. 

Piper Room

In 1967, a famous image of Pink Floyd shot by Baron Wolman during their very first visit to the US promoting their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was photographed in the Mansion. A highlight of the second floor of the Mansion is the Piper Room, where band members of Pink Floyd spent time while in San Francisco during their first US concert tour. Named after the album they were promoting, The Piper Room has been restored to modern-day luxuries but plays subtle homage to the band with historic photographs adorning the walls. To book the Piper Room can be booked as a Mansion Suite.

Design Team

Established as a husband-and-wife team of Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines, award-winning Safdie Rabines Architects strives for designs that are sensitive to the natural surroundings and context of each project. Most recently, they have completed projects including the Robert Paine Scripps Forum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park in Los Angeles, and the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in downtown San Diego.

Christopher O'Connor Design Inc., has created interiors for the Alexandrite Suite and Junto that seamlessly blend the original design with functionality, producing a space that facilitates innovation. The spacious Alexandrite Suite is beautifully furnished to complement the waterfront location and its impressive views of the harbor. Each room is appointed with impeccable details through the use of colors and materials including wood, zinc, and marble, paired with a soothing palette of steel blues, green blues and crisp white accents.

Management

MetWest Terra Hospitality is comprised of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. The team is led by Chairman Richard S. Hollander who calls on nearly three decades of the successful founding and management of institutional investment strategies, which combined for total assets under management of $80 billion. MetWest Terra Hospitality operates Hotel Abri in San Francisco & Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito. For more information please visit metwestterra.com.

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monica.cruz-hernandez@metwestterra.com

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