I recently stayed at the Courtyard in Larkspur, CA, across the bay from San Francisco. The property was spotless, and staff well informed and friendly.
An added bonus was the shopping area just outside the front door, with great dining and shopping. Additionally, you can take the ferry into San Francisco which lands at Ferry Market Building in SF. A fun experience, without the hassle of driving/parking in SF. This property is a good stop on the way to Napa/Sonoma too. I hope others have discovered this gem!