.Bayside Stay: The Lodge at Tiburon

Those looking for a convenient, comfortable and classy stay with a side of San Francisco but none of the city’s sturm und drang, consider a visit to The Lodge at Tiburon.

With spectacular city views, top tier restaurants and a quaint small town aesthetic, Tiburon has long defined much of the best of what Marin County has to offer, and its namesake lodge reflects all this and more.

Located on the upscale borough’s main arterial stretch, The Lodge recalls the classic motor lodges of yesteryear that dotted the vast American landscape, providing a constellation of oases for weary road trippers. The Lodge at Tiburon makes a hat tip to this storied past while meeting and surpassing the needs of modern travelers with an array of amenities and elevated experiences.

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Roadside Attraction

The Lodge at Tiburon offers 104 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and large hotel suites, many with private terraces or patios that provide courtyard or mountain vistas. Embracing its bayside location, The Lodge leans into a tasteful and understated nautical theme in its decor. Swing open the balcony shutters to experience the refreshing bay air, while taking in the picturesque views of the quaint town below. All in, the vibe is a lux, nature-inspired getaway with old school lodge ambiance. Moreover, it’s suitable for business travelers (there’s high-speed wifi available throughout the premises) and it’s pet-friendly.

Offerings like poolside cabanas (and, naturally, the requisite pool) are complemented by smart additions like a “firepit patio” where guests can enjoy warmth while contemplating their place in the cosmos beneath the expansive Marin skies. And speaking of skies, the Sky Terrace located on the second floor adjacent to Tiburon Boulevard features two open-air lounging areas. Perfect for hosting receptions or seated dinners, it provides a tranquil ambiance beneath the night’s sky.

For a more terrestrial experience, borrow a Trek bicycle for a couple hours and tour the town while one’s EV charges in the garage below. Or recharge with a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a local wine hour, and then end the day with s’mores by the firepit. Start it all over again with Equator Coffee served in the lobby in the morning. Wash, rinse, repeat—balance in all things.

Tiburon is no slouch when it comes to great dining (The Caprice and Sam’s Anchor Cafe are favorites), and The Lodge boasts its own top notch restaurant, the Tiburon Tavern. Its menu sources from local farms and vendors and boasts an extensive wine, craft beer and handcrafted cocktail list.

The Sauteed Shishito Peppers—mild, with a sweet and slightly smoky flavor, occasionally delivering a spicy kick—are a wonderful start. Ditto the Classic Steamed Mussels served with a white wine garlic lemon garlic sauce. The Grilled Rib Eye Steak is a showstopper— perfectly cooked medium-rare and elevated with a rich red wine shallot reduction. And the accompanying baked potato and Brussels sprouts ensured a well-rounded dish. Ending on a high note, the Chef’s Special Mahi Mahi was a tropical treat. Wonderfully grilled and placed atop grilled potatoes, it was adorned with a vibrant mango salsa and the deep flavors of the pasilla chile sauce.

On a recent visit, a community event hosted next to the dining room buzzed with locals, which underscores The Lodge’s utility as a place, not just for travelers, but locals—and, for that matter—local travelers.

The Lodge at Tiburon, 1651 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. 800.762.7770. lodgeattiburon.com.

Daedalus Howellhttps://dhowell.com
Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the feature filmsPill Head and the upcoming Werewolf Serenade. Learn more at dhowell.com.

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