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What We Love

  • A Zen-like waterfront hotel near San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County, with a suite option
  • Admiring an unforgettable sunset over the water
  • Enjoying a book in the hotel’s scenic sitting area, by the bay
  • Taking a hike or drive up Mount Tamalpais, Marin County’s impressive peak
  • Borrowing the hotel’s complimentary bikes to explore the Bayside Trail

What To Know

  • The hotel is situated near a major highway; you may hear traffic noise from your guestroom
  • Free WiFi
  • The hotel arranges an evening wine service
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Miraculous sunsets and stunning water views at a serene Bay Area hotel with easy access to San Francisco and wine-country vineyards

The Lowdown

There’s another spectacular city by the bay, just across the Golden
Gate. San Francisco’s neighbor to the north is home to breathtaking
views, noteworthy dining and California-cool sophistication, and Acqua
Hotel is the perfect place to appreciate these incredible surroundings.
in Mill Valley, beside the tranquil Richardson Bay, the property is a
contemporary oasis, brimming with serene comforts and exceptional
service, which have earned it plenty of ardent reviews and a TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence. Inspired by the local land, sea and sky, the
hotel combines soft blues and greens to zen-like effect, with a modern
spiral staircase that leads down to a peaceful waterfront.
Marin County locale boasts a wide range of exciting sights and
diversions to discover, too; home to the impressive Mount Tamalpais, the
Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods and a host of Pacific vistas
to the west, the area is a wanderer’s delight. It’s also a foodie
paradise, with leading wineries or restaurants north, south and east –
so after you drink it all in, it’s time to eat.


A few things are assured in your accommodation at
Acqua: clean lines, neutral tones and soft sheeting under down
comforters, as well as a range of conveniences. Beyond that, you can
change up your abode as you wish. The Deluxe Queen room is a cozy 150
square-foot option with a queen bed, located at the north or south end
of the hotel; the Deluxe Queen Queen and Deluxe King are also located in
this area and each measure in at 215 square feet.For a roomier
floor plan, opt for the Junior Suite Water View, a luxurious
300-square-foot space with a separate living area, king bed and
floor-to-ceiling windows, offering impressive panoramic views of Mt.
Tamalpais and Richardson Bay. These also get an iPod docking station
with alarm clock and a soaking tub, along with a shower.


Valley is just 15 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, in the heart of
gorgeous Marin County. The hotel is easily accessible off Highway 101,
which runs north directly through Sonoma Wine Country, and there’s no
shortage of things to do and places to explore. Borrow the hotel’s
bicycles and check out the bayside trail, or visit nearby Muir Woods and
Mount Tamalpais (Mount Tam, to the locals), which is especially magical
at sunrise and sunset.California is home to some of the world’s
best restaurants, and many of these are also easily accessible from
Mill Valley. Sonoma and Napa to the north, San Francisco to the south
and the stunning Pacific coast to the west place Marin in the heart of a
culinary playground.

How to Get There

Acqua Hotel
555 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley, CA United States


Very pleasant well priced hotel near San Francisco

Stayed here for one night for an event in San Francisco. Very modern , extremely comfortable and quiet despite its location next to freeway! View of water . Very comfortable bed . Yoga mat provided In Spacious room . Wine and cheese reception and breakfast included . Bikes available to use as well . Easy parking and very easy access to marina District in San Francisco

Acqua hotel

I reserve a room for my mothers 81st birthday . I mentioned I would like to have a full water view and privacy for her to have a special& relaxing time and the person I talked too she confirmed that , when we arrived they gave us room all the way down in the hall next to garbage and right by the free freeway , I said this to not what I asked for then manager( Genevieve if I am right ) got involved which she was not helpful at all I told her she can’t walk all the way to the end of hall way She said we have a elevator another room upstairs . So we went up , all the way down in the hall was above the first room they showed us Well we had no choice . She said there is nothing I can do ( This was Monday night )and of course money was not refundable so we had to stay ,. Thanks u made mother birthday very special . So till 3 am we were up because we were not able to sleep due to the traffic and freeway Around that time we slept Window was open to get fresh air since smell of pee was coming from hall way . By 7;30 am a painter right front of our window on the lather covering windows to paint outside the building , how cool is that so we had to rush close the window since I was in bed still. and we packed after breakfast we left ..( breakfast was good ) I made my mother birthday SOo special by choosing wrong place to stay over night . Definitely NOT recommended .

Friendly, accommodating hotel with a gorgeous view!

Aqua hotel was very accommodating as there was an issue with a nearby hotel. We were skeptical at first but once we were greeted by the front desk, all the fears disappeared.

The rooms are great and the “backyard” has a magnificent view. Hotel offers complimentary wine and cheese! Pair this with a relaxing time by the water and you won’t need anything else!

Glad this worked out for us and we will definitely be back once in the area. Highly recommended.