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The Best in the West: 12 Hotels in the Western U.S. Bucking the Standard

Californian summers may call to mind stretches of sand and palm trees, but these 12 hotels prove that the western U.S. has way more to offer than standard beach crashpads and stuffy Hollywood hotels.

The Mansion at Casa Madrona in Sausalito, California – 3 of 12 (Best Hotels West Coast)

This 1885 historic Victorian mansion has 11 newly rooms with a clean, simple aesthetic, all with Instagram-ready views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Richardson Bay. True ballers can stay in the mansion’s 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite suite, which comes with a private chef and a personal trainer, and a wine fridge stocked with local bottles; the hotel can arrange a sunset sail or sailing lessons in the Bay.

About Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa

A Luxury Hotel With More Than A Century Of History The essence of Casa Madrona lies equally in its storied heritage and in its inspired approach to modern-day hospitality. Perched hillside overlooking a breathtaking seaside bay-view in the charming city of Sausalito, Casa Madrona provides a transformative and serene retreat for travelers from around the world. More than 125 years after its inception, the timeless and beloved icon continues to express an innate sense of style, seamlessly blending innovation with tradition and offering a genuine luxury escape just minutes from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property’s signature 5,000 square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite. – See more at: