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Acqua Hotel Review: Part of the Marin Hotel Collection, this boutique property was built from the ground up under the direction of Ray Zambrano, a famous local architect. Its design relies on the philosophy that less is more, but warmth and comfort aren't sacrificed for simplicity. Natural lighting plays off the delicate modern touches, making this waterfront gem a treat for the senses. All 49 guest rooms overlook views of Richardson Bay against the backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais. The 25 junior suites offer private balconies and soaking tubs, and some of the suites feature wood-burning fireplaces. All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast. The al fresco terrace can accommodate up to 200 people, making the property popular for social events or informal business gatherings.