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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


4.5 Very Good 592 Reviews
Fantastic place
Reviewed 1 day ago

Comfortable, casual, and clean! Definitely worth a trip. This small boutique-like hotel offers luxury in a wonderful setting. The staff are friendly and helpful, there are free bikes to rent, rooms are comfortable, and the location, despite being right next to the highway, is quiet.

The breakfast, which is included in the price, was filling and had multiple options for a variety of palates: multiple fruit options, breads, muffins and pastries, eggs, potatoes, bacon and sausage, waffles, and yogurt, along with coffee, milk, and cereals.

The wine and cheese reception and the fresh-baked cookies at 7 pm make for a comfortable atmosphere. The 24/7 access to tea and coffee also adds to a comfortable feeling.

Our room was also quiet, with a small area outside of it for us to sit and enjoy the breeze of the nearby waterfront. We also sat upstairs in their enclosed rotunda-like lounge that has a small fireplace and couches. The only down side to this was the pet hair I found on the couches; I’m allergic to pet dander, so we didn’t stay in the area, but it was pretty.

Hosted friends and family here for a special weekend - Wonderful all around!
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were hosting friends and family for a reunion weekend in Mill Valley this past weekend and everything from the advance planning of the weekend with managers and reception desk staff, to the check-in, and the check-out was above our expectations.

Guadalupe, Chris, Jodi, and all the managers were incredibly kind, welcoming, and professional. They really made our weekend!

Highly recommend enjoying the wine and cheese reception to watch the sun set. Outside on the patio or from the beautiful glass-enclosed terrace with a gas-lit fire pit to keep the chill out, either way, it was wonderful!

Thanks again Acqua Hotel Mill Valley! We can't wait to visit again!

Great Local Retreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ll start by saying that I am a bit biased in favor of locally owned hotels and restaurants. The Acqua falls into this category, and shows in a very positive way. The staff is excellent and happy to be of assistance. The rooms are cozy and the one where we stayed had a great view of the waterfront. The European style breakfast was well done and got us set up well for a day of hiking. Now, The rooms have been updated, but there are some vestiges of the old form of the hotel. I am giving the Acqua five circles for its category and staff. Thank you for a great staycation! We will be back.

Excellent hotel in all respects
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always try to stay here when I am in the San Francisco Bay Area for business. The location is excellent, right next to Highway 101, but with quiet rooms that are spacious and comfortable. And the view across the lagoon is nice. The staff are professional and courteous. The complimentary breakfast buffet is both extensive and very good.

Would stay again in a second
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly spacious rooms, wonderfully comfortable beds, delicious, excellent full breakfast. Relaxing wine and cheese and cookies in the evening. The front desk clerk even went and got a glass of milk for my son! Employees were super friendly and very social. I would stay here again in a second!