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What We Love

  • Wine and cheese on the back deck at sunset—paired with views of San Francisco across the bay
  • They provide bicycles so you can explore the understatedly swanky town of Tiburon
  • Room service breakfast is free

What To Know

  • South-facing rooms look out over the bay towards San Fran, north-facing over the ferry terminal to Angel Island
  • Rooms on the San Fran side overlooking the back deck (and next to a neighboring restaurant) can get loud at night
  • There are amazing water views from the hotel, but there’s no swimming pool


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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Romantic dockside gem overlooking San Francisco Bay

The Lowdown

This intimate property has the most enviable location in Tiburon, on a dock overlooking San Francisco Bay, with the city’s skyline visible from one side and Angel Island on the other. And the 25-room boutique hotel makes the most of its location, serving wine and cheese on the deck in the evening, and free room service breakfast to be enjoyed in front of the in-room fireplace, on the balcony, or taken out to the deck. The staff guides guests to the Mill Valley Health Club to make the most of their free day passes, and points out great restaurants nearby whether your taste veers towards Italian (Servino), continental (Sam’s Anchor Café), Mexican (Guaymas), or French (Caprice).

In the Area

The Waters Edge is practically on top of a ferry terminal from which guests can set sail for Angel Island or to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. But there’s plenty to do if you prefer to stick to dry land. That could mean biking the Sausalito Trail, hiking in Muir Woods, or taking in some culture at the Marin Symphony or Book Passage bookstore, which hosts frequent author events. And if what you really need is a nice, big glass of wine, the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma are an hour’s drive away.

How to Get There

Waters Edge Hotel
25 Main St
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States


4.5 Very Good 513 Reviews
Wonderful boutique hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

From great views, fantastic service, wonderful unexpected amenities - this place was AMAZING! Breakfast included - delivered daily; coffee and water available in the hall; fire pit outside, fireplace in the room. The staff was the best part. Thank you, Alison, for all you did to make our trip so wonderful.

outstanding in every way
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was like a spectacular home away from home. It was not like staying at a hotel but rather at your home in Tiburon with fantastic views on the deck, an outstanding staff and a small town with a number of fine restaurants. A beautiful location and a chance to renew. yet San Francisco was not far - we also enjoyed hiking in Mill Valley.

Piece of heaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on the water with beautiful views of San Francisco. Cheese and wine each evening to enjoy on the deck. Lovely stay at this small boutique hotel
Easy Ferry access to Fisherman’s Warf and Angels Island. A perfect spot to relax and enjoy some quiet time but with easy access to the big city and other beautiful views

Great Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice hotel with really nice special touches.
The staff treated our 30th Anniversary with Sparkling wine & chocolates.
Wine reception every night from 5-7
Warm cookies at 8:00 PM
Great views from the deck with a nighttime fire pit.
Tom, Jessica & Kelly managed the front desk going above & beyond all expectations.

2 day stop over
Reviewed 2 months ago

Quaint hotel with excellent service. Allison was gracious in her attention to our various needs during the stay offering assistance and knowledge. Lovely breakfast in bed as well as wine and cheese happy hour on the deck! They accommodated last minute knowledge that our teen son was with us, and made provisions to make the room as comfortable as possible. Spectacular views from the back! Ferry is right there, easy location to enjoy many nearby attractions. Would definitely come back.