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Top 10 San Francisco Bay Luxury Hotels
San Fransisco is best known for the excitement of being a major metropolis and the Golden Gate Bridge. We'll admit that this popular tourist attraction and architectural wonder is well worth seeing, but the San Francisco Bay area offers much more as well. Take a moment to browse through our list of the Top 10 San Francisco Bay Luxury Hotels and discover everything the area has to offer from quiet spa retreats to ocean beaches where you can watch seals fishing. It's all here for you to discover.

Cavallo Point Lodge

Fort Baker, California

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Cavallo Point Lodge is a luxury getaway that features both historic and contemporary accommodations. With beautiful features throughout, and a range of desirable amenities, Cavallo Point Lodge comes in at number two in our list of top ten San Francisco Bay Luxury Hotels.

Find yourself in a haven of luxury, where you can enjoy all the pampering extras and conveniences you'd expect from a first class resort, while remaining environmentally sensitive. Enjoy a radiant heat floor, bamboo furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and many more features in these first rate accommodations. During your stay, be sure to sample the exceptional cuisine of Murry Circle, the on-site restaurant. When the weather is fine, dine out of doors on comfortable seating on the historic porch. You can also visit Farley Bar and mingle with locals and resort guests alike. The spa at Cavallo Point Lodge is also a great feature you’ll want to take advantage of during your stay. Massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, and water therapy are only some of the soothing services that await you. There’s this, and so much more to enjoy at Cavallo Point Lodge.


Some of the resorts awards include: Top 10 Hotels – The San Francisco Hotels Review Guide The Guide to the Good Life Top 200 Hotels in the United States Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice List, 2011 Top 5 Hotels in San Francisco: Cavallo Point Lodge Haute Living magazine, 2011


601 murray circle fort baker sausalito, california 94965

Related activities

Just next door to the Cavallo Point Lodge is the Bay Area Discovery Museum, providing the perfect family outing during your San Francisco family vacation.


The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

Berkeley, California

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Beginning as a romantic castle at the start of the California gold rush, you're sure to feel like royalty at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, or number three pick of San Francisco luxury resorts.

The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa offers a number of first rate accommodations in a number of sizes and styles. The PURE guestroom types are among the most allergy resistant accommodations available anywhere, so allergy sufferers can be sure to find a pristine worry free environment in which to enjoy their vacation. In addition to a variety of in room amenities, every guest can also benefit from the 24-hour front desk and concierge desk. While you’re on vacation, you’ll want to get out and experience the area. There are plenty of exciting attractions within walking distance of The Claremont. Still, you certainly don’t want to forget about everything you can enjoy without even having to leave the property. There are three distinct dining options on site to choose from, include the signature Meritage. You’ll also want to be sure to take advantage of the spa during your time at The Claremont. There are a number of soothing treatments to choose from, including acupuncture, lavender-essence massages, facial treatments, and much more. With all this pampering to be had, you’re sure to feel like a whole new you by the end of your stay.


Claremont Hotel & Spa. 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705


The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa has received the AAA Four-Diamond Award, the Millennium International Award of Excellence, and many other considerations.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Kids Club at The Claremont Hotel & Spa offers a fun atmosphere for kids to enjoy, with crafts, games, and toys.


Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa

Sausalito, California

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Overlooking Richardson Bay, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa offers it's patrons a quality getaway just north of exciting San Francisco. It's also not far from Napa and Sonoma, both part of California's wine country.

In addition to its charming and convenient location, our number four pick, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, also offers two very distinct types of accommodations. First, the Hillside Cottages are spacious dwellings that perfectly blend the charm of vintage architecture with the convenience of the modern world. We can’t help mentioning that the furniture in these fabulous cottages is by and large made out of mahogany. Plus, they feature wood burning fireplaces, and open air balconies, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee while surveying the glorious view you’re sure to enjoy. If that isn’t to your liking, Casa Madrona also offers contemporary rooms, with a bit more of a modern feel to them. No matter what sort of accommodations you choose, you’re welcome to indulge yourself with the many services the spa at Casa Madrona has to offer. Reap the benefits of water therapy and treatments utilize the nourishing materials naturally found in the region. There are many other exciting services available at this fantastic getaway!


801 Bridgewa Sausalito, CA 94965

Getting there

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.

Fun facts

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is dedicated to promoting eco friendly practices in the hospitality industry, and strives to maintain a sustainable, and responsible relationship with the environment.


The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, California

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Gold-gilded bluffs crumble at the feet of this regal retreat on California’s Northern Coast. The glitz and glamour isn’t just for Hollywood. Get all that glitters at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay!

Emerald green that rivals the Irish isle will have you reeled, head over heels, for the luxury that laps at Northern California’s Coast. This world class resort hotel keeps your feet in California but gives you the best of the rest. A world of luxury will have you lapping the globe at this all-inclusive, all-destinations venture. Step into the mineral baths of Rome or feel the rush of the ocean falling in the tsunami showers, swing into two world-class Scottish-designed golf courses, or taste the treasures of France with a complimentary welcome complete with cheeses, chocolates, and wine. But don’t be fooled, you’re just above the bluffs and beaches of the beautiful California Coast, your marshmallow roasting in the patio fire pit, your head beneath the stars.


Step into an ancient city spa as you walk the mirrored, candle lit floor of the Roman mineral bath. Then shed your stress in the tsunami showers, in secret at one of the 16 treatment rooms, or relax in the privacy of the gentlemen and ladies’ lounges with whirlpools.

Related activities

You don’t have to leave the country to see the enchanting emerald hills of Scotland. Walk your bag across the world-class courses of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and you’ll swear you see a castle there, atop the bluffs that buffer the sea. Turrets are the only missing piece of this puzzle of postcard perfection.

Fun facts

Once “Spanishtown,” Half Moon Bay is an intriguing piece of the past. Timelessness echoes in this romantic seaside town whose past ties it to the Ocean Shore Railroad and the colorful exploits of 1930s-era rumrunners.


Hotel Drisco

San Francisco, California

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Hotel Drisco is located in a stunning neighborhood surrounded by beautiful mansions and scenic views. Just being in this choice location is sure to lend a feeling of luxury to your vacation experience.

Imagine yourself in a stylish sitting room, drinking coffee or tea, and relaxing peacefully. This is only one of the charming complimentary extras offered by our number five choice of luxury hotels in the San Francisco Bay area. You’ll never be deprived of a relaxing place to sit and simply be, or be forced to go without the coffee you crave since these beverages are offered 24 hours a day. There aren’t many places that will have hot coffee waiting for you at four o’clock in the morning if you want it. There are many more unique extras offered by Hotel Drisco. The continental breakfast goes above and beyond your run-of-the-mill, soggy mini-muffins and bowl of bland cereal. Twelve different kinds of bread, locally handmade granola, an assortment of fruit, and currant scones served with lemon curd and clotted cream are just a few of the items available for you to enjoy. There are also a number of choices in terms of accommodations. Hotel Drisco offers everything from a convenient Deluxe Room with One Queen Bed, to a spacious Two Bedroom Suite with Two Bathrooms. Whatever arrangement you choose, you’ll find thoughtful extras at every turn!


Hotel Drisco 2901 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115

Related activities

Visit the nearby Presidio! This National Historic Landmark offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio features lovely wooded areas and hills for your viewing pleasure.

Fun facts

Hotel Drisco was featured in the book "1,000 Places To See Before You Die!".


Oceano Hotel and Spa

Half Moon Bay, California

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In our number seven spot is the Oceano Hotel & Spa. This picturesque getaway offers beauty beyond compare, both in the natural scenery, and the structural beauty of the hotel itself.

The splendid harbor views are sure to be pleasing, and the interior of the Oceano Hotel & Spa is just as impressive. Each and every one of the ninety five suite are decorated in a crisp, clean style reflecting the best in taste and quality. Relax on a private balcony, or in front of the fireplace as you indulge in a drink from the wet bar. Gourmet room service can deliver a snack if you want one. As fantastic as these suites are, you can also stay in one of the Oceano Hotel & Spa’s villas, with more space and additional features like lofted bedrooms and full kitchens. While all of this is incredibly pleasing, perhaps the crown jewel of this San Francisco getaway is the exceptionally wonderful spa. The exceptionally extensive menu of spa services includes everything you could possibly hope for. In addition to Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, there is also a ‘Bella Mama’ massage for new or expecting mothers. There are also numerous types and styles of facials, body treatments, nail care, waxing, and more. With all these bliss inducing options, it’s hard to imagine anywhere that could be more relaxing.


Oceano Hotel and Spa 280 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Getting there

From San Francisco Airport: At Freeway Signs leaving airport merge onto US-101 N via ramp to San Francisco. In one mile take the I-380 exit toward I-280 San Bruno. Take I-280 toward San Francisco. In 4 miles take exit 47 to merge onto CA-1S/ Cabrillo Hwy toward Pacifica. After leaving Pacifica, drive through Montara and Moss Beach to the first stop light, Capistrano Road. Turn right onto Capistrano Road. The hotel is on your right within 1000 feet.

Related Onsite Offerings

Oceano Hotel & Spa is a great place to host meetings, conferences, and group events. Any sized group from 10 to 350 can find the perfect arrangement of space. Eight thousand sqaure feet of meeting space is available.


The Lodge at Tiburon

Tiburon, California

The Lodge at Tiburon is our number eight choice of luxury hotels in the San Francisco Bay area. Located on the tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, it offers a relaxing experience to travelers.

The stone and wood architecture of The Lodge at Tiburon creates a unique atmosphere for guests. The friendly and considerate service provided by the staff also plays a significant role in creating the welcoming environment that is sure to put you at ease as soon as you arrive at The Lodge. There’s a great deal put into place to make sure that every guest has what they need for the vacation experience they need. You can always be sure of staying as connected as you’d care to stay, as the entire Lodge is equipped with wireless internet access. There’s also a business center available, in case you need to get some work done while traveling. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s safe to say that you’ll be dining during your stay, in which case, you’ll want to visit the Tiburon Grill. This great restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite in the area. After you’ve eaten, you may want to pick out some entertainment to enjoy from the complimentary movie library. There’s also a fitness center, and much more to enjoy during your stay.


The Lodge at Tiburon 1651 Tiburon Boulevard Tiburon, CA 94920




Pet friendly accommodations are available at The Lodge at Tiburon.


The Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, California

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Ranking number nine on our list is The Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay. Surrounded by a charming seaside community, this boutique hotel is sure to provide a relaxing getaway for travelers.

Guests of the Beach House are sure to have a comfortable experience in any of the fifty-four loft suites. You can feel free to spread out and enjoy the space of separated bedroom and living room areas. While you’re relaxing in your suite, you can partake in refreshments from the wet bar, microwave, and refrigerator. Plus, you’ll have the pleasure of a fireplace in your suite, and a private balcony or patio from which to enjoy your picture perfect view. If you’re an active sort, you’ll be thrilled with the numerous possibilities in the area. Montara Mountain provides excellent opportunities for mountain biking, and nearby Pillar Point Harbor is a great place for kayaking. You can also go hiking, horseback riding, and of course, surfing. Of course, if you prefer a more relaxing vacation experience, there’s a outdoor pool and hot tub just waiting for you to come soak your cares away in. If your cares are a little more persistent, the spa is the perfect place to visit. There’s also specific treatments available that cater to the ‘weekend athlete’, so there’s no need to choose between relaxation and excitement. You can have it all!


Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay 4100 North Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Related activities

The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society offers a wealth of musical enjoyment in the form of live concerts.

Fun facts

LA Magazine has named Beach House Hotel as one of the 100 sexiest people, places or things-to-do in LA.


Seal Cove Inn

Half Moon Bay, California

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Last on our list is the Seal Cove Inn. While it does rank tenth, it is still a fantastic option for San Francisco Bay accommodations that will leave you feeling utterly pampered.

Each of the guestrooms at Seal Cove Inn is beautifully designed in a clean, uncluttered, graceful style. Only the finest furnishings are used to create a perfect haven of sophisticated comfort. All three types of guestrooms have king size beds, log fireplaces, and come with two ultra soft bath robes. Many feature Juliette balconies, and jetted spa tubs. There are a great deal of services throughout each day at Seal Cove Inn. You wake to an extensive buffet of breakfast options, and can later enjoy afternoon tea with hors d’ oeuvres , as well as cookies, and water, coffee and tea available throughout the day. If you’d like, the concierge service can recommend activities for you, and even take care of the planning. The staff will even place celebratory balloons in your room at your requests. Those are only some of the complimentary services. There are many more to brighten your vacation experience, and that’s without even stepping outside the inn!


Seal Cove Inn 221 Cypress Avenue, Moss Beach, CA 94038


Visit Seal Cove Beach, just up the bluffs from the inn! There are often half a dozen or more seals fishing in the waters. Low tide is the perfect time to make the short walk to this prime location to witness these animals.

Related Onsite Offerings

The executive board room at Seal Cove in can be reserved for meetings of up to fourteen people. Water service, pads and pens, and high speed internet are all provided, as well as refreshments at morning and afternoon breaks.