In the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais and practically surrounded by water, the Larkspur Hotel is central to Marin's attractions. The rooms are fresh and bright, with new linens and decor—think royal blues and soft yellows—and each room has its own patio. The outdoor pool is a reasonable size, and the private cabanas are a nice touch. There's also a fire pit to keep guests warm on those foggy summer nights.
160 Shoreline Hwy, at U.S. 101, Mill Valley, California, 94941, United States