ROOF ABOVE THE TIDE
Luxury boutique hotel in Sausalito gets a new spray foam roof.
By JUAN SAGARBARRÍA
If you’ve ever driven through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and kept heading North through Marin County towards Napa or Sonoma Valley or on to Oregon, you missed a crucial stop at one of the world’s finest little towns: Sausalito.
An eight-mile-long gem tucked behind San Francisco’s urban motif of buildings, bridges, paved hills, and cable cars, Sausalito is the kind of town that unequivocally sparks a yearning to remain there longer than the time allotted on your visit, at least that was the case for the writer of this article. Marked by its signature combination of hillside and shorelines, the town of Sausalito offers picturesque ocean views, a quaint residential community that includes copious amounts of houseboats, gourmet seafood, as well as hillside private residences commonly occupied by members of a wealthy, artistic enclave, and a noted history dating back to World War II, when Sausalito was first known as a shipbuilding center. For all these reasons, Sausalito is today a prime destination for daily Bay Area visitors from all walks of life. While many of these tourists tend to make day trips to Sausalito while staying in San Francisco, Berkeley, or even Oakland, there are a great number of folks that like to spend a little extra to stay in one of Sausalito’s luxury hotels. In a town know for luxury, these hotels strive to remain well… luxurious – often remodeling to stay in fashion. California building codes, however, can be stringent and hotel owners must take into account the proper components that are necessary for a remodel or restoration as the years pass to avoid structural problems in the future. This was precisely the case with The Inn Above Tide, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Sausalito.