In Northern California, Tiburon and its hilly terrain have long been one of the Bay Areas coziest day-trip destinations. Now, since the Waters Edge boutique hotel unveiled its 23 rooms, theres enticement to stay over. From the balcony of a stylish waterfront room, the panorama stays radiantly lit by the late afternoon sun on this north side of the bay. Rooms ideas On the other side, that place locals call The City, the white Transamerica Pyramid and the granite Bank of America poke through fog necklaces. The streets of Russian Hill climb like cornrows and disappear into low clouds. Heading this way, a double-decker ferry plies the mist, glides by overcast Angel Island, and stops at the Tiburon pier beneath the hotel deck. Urban-weary workers and various amblers alight, all seemingly grateful to pull out their sunglasses.