pet friendly hotels in San Anselmo, CA

1. Waters Edge Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 25 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920
  • Phone: (415) 789-5999
  • Ratings: 4.8 (127 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Waters Edge Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Boutique hotel offering chic rooms & suites with fireplaces & bay views, plus free in-room breakfast.

About this hotel

At the side of a harbor dock, this upscale boutique hotel is a 2-minute walk from the town’s shops and galleries and is served by a ferry that runs to San Francisco’s financial and shopping districts, and Fisherman’s Wharf.Chic modern rooms and suites decorated in earth tones have pillow-top mattresses, fireplaces, free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites offer views of Angel Island and the city skyline.Complimentary continental breakfast is served in-room and there’s an evening wine and cheese reception. Amenities include a waterfront deck and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 17 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 23 times
  • Guests mentioned “a bay” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Heider

Wow! This is a really great hotel Small property with spacious beautiful and clean rooms The bed was maybe the most comfortable bed my wife and I have ever had the pleasure to sleep upon

The level of hospitality is very high here and so is the attention to detail The welcoming goody bag, with excellent wine and snacks and the morning breakfast are excellent amenities We stayed in a View King room which had a small balcony with unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline and bay (picture is from our private balcony) Really no worries with booking this hotel, we will be repeat guests next time we choose to visit the Bay Area

Eddie Melvin

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a boutique hotel, not part of an upscale chain I was pleasantly surprised Unlike a large upscale hotel chain, they delivered

Morning breakfast was on-time The room was comfortable We booked the largest suite with the large private balcony, and we liked it a lot Sausolito is not within walking or short biking distance There is no direct ferry connection either This helps to keep the very small business district relatively quiet

Big Mike

Been there a few times I’m kind of local only live a couple hours away Love to stay there when visiting angel island

Can’t beat enjoying a glass of wine on the deck looking at the night lights of sf and the bay Short walk to the ferry Great staff did however miss the wine and cheese hour this trip Loved the breakfast Now the negatives Which aren’t deal breakers I need and got a Ada room Sadly I have a lot of stuff and the end tables just don’t do it Need to be bigger, by the time you place a cpap machine lay out your meds ect I’m placing things on my wheelchair 2nd thing beds are to soft You sink down 4 inches Need to be a little firmer I would have loved the bed being a foot higher with my bum legs But split the difference 6 inches would have been helpful Something for them to consider Like I said not a deal breaker When I’m back that way I will be checking in again

2. Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-101, this unpretentious hotel is 5 miles from Gerstle Park and 14 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.Straightforward rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is available.Parking is free. Other amenities include a restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also coin-operated laundry facilities, a gym, and meeting and event space. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 7 min drive to the Marin County Civic Center
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 26 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Aaron Palmer

The hotel appears to be nice once inside but that is not the experience I was providedMy problem with the stay was that the slider to the patio, which lead to a common area for anyone to access, was not on the tracks and therefore could not be secured properly Due to the door not being closed properly, the room was exposed to the elements like bugs and debris from the outside

I requested that the situation be addressed in the capacity that they were able to and was told that maintenance was going to stop by to address the situation After a few hours, I inquired in person at the front desk to find out what the best course of action was and the very kind lady stepped aside to personally inquire from the maintenance staff nearby After all of this, there was still no resolution and I checked out 3 nights early and moved to another hotel that valued my safety and securityAs some background, I stay at hotels more often than I am stay at my own residence so please do not take my review lightlyFull Story:Upon arrival at the hotel, I was greeted with a smiling face and a few kind laughs I was “upgraded” complimentary to a room with “patio access” I was very appreciative and got settled into my room I found a very up to date room with some space to move around in The bathrooms are nice The King bed was very comfortable and cleanThe towels were nice sized but smelled of cleaning agents to a degree that I have never experienced beforeI arrived back to the hotel after my ventures of the day to find leaves and small twigs under the AC unit for the room After noticing these items I found the patio door to be slightly cantered at the bottom away from the building allowing appropriately sized objects to pass through with ease I was able to slide the door with more than average pressure and was concerned that I had just left all of my personal belongings in an unsecured room I investigated the door and found that there was a aftermarket locking mechanism installed but due to the door being off track the lock was rendered useless I sat down at the desk in my room and found small bugs crawling on my belongingsI called up to the desk to have the situation handled and the beginning of this review is how it endedPLEASE do not stay here just because it is a Marriott, there are much better hotels in the area for around the same priceFor management,I am sorry that the situation was not addressed properly by staff and I understand that this experience could have been avoided by a simple room change or someone actually coming out to investigate the situation These options were not offered to me and this is the reason I checked out For future situations like mine, please take into consideration the safety of your guests and their belongings

Paco Gandullia

Great staff!! Very clean and comfy rooms although a bit small (but they made them work) Safe and great price for the area! Good buffet breakfast on weekends, a bit more limited on weekdays ($21 per person) Easy and fast check in/out

Plenty of parkingA bit tricky to walk to places if you wanted to go for a walk (big ramp to go up/down) and to get to shopping or restaurants

Cynthia F

I’ve stayed here a few times and the service is always excellent! They have delicious cookies and a very good breakfast buffet The rooms are clean, however the beds aren’t always the most comfortable It’s located close to lots of food choices and shopping centers in case you forgot to pack your essentials

I would recommend staying here for sure

3. Point Reyes Station Inn

About this hotel

Set along coastal Highway 1, this upscale bed-and-breakfast in a clapboard property is 3.4 miles from the Point Reyes National Seashore and 4.8 miles from the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History.Decorated with antiques, the 5 elegant, romantic rooms feature TVs and free WiFi; some have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, balconies or patios, and private gardens.Continental breakfast is served in a refined dining room/guest lounge, which has a fireplace. There’s also a garden gazebo with a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min walk to Heidrun Meadery
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Ricardo The Realtor

We enjoyed staying at the Point Reyes Station Inn It was conveniently located to a family’s home in Nicasio & it is pet friendly The location is clean & the room that we stayed in downstairs has a fireplace in the room and a door directly out to the garden which comes in handy for your pet

They have a resident kitten which is called “SPOT” because of a white patch on its belly Such a sweet kitten and is always by the front door ready to greet you every day Love that kitty

Peter Rapier

Family of three stayed in the Victorian room It was clean and comfortable The jacuzzi tub was much enjoyed and the gas fireplace made it cozy

The view out the balcony and the courtyard make it a nice place to hang out and visit with each other There is some road noise daytime but it didn’t bother us as much as anticipated Can’t comment on food since due to pandemic there was no serving But they provided a variety of breakfast foods to eat in the room along with toaster, fridge, and Keurig We were satisfied with that

4. West Point Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Built in 1904, this remote, rustic inn is 6 miles from Mount Tamalpais State Park, 10 miles from Stinson Beach, and 20 miles from San Rafael.Simple, unheated rooms have shared bathrooms. Cabins have cold water sinks and toilets (some shared), and some have private outdoor showers. The inn will supply bedding (fee) but guests need to bring towels and flashlights, as there’s no electricity. Guests are also required to complete a ‘chore’.There’s a communal kitchen, plus two cozy lounges with fireplaces. A covered deck has picnic tables and views of the East Bay area. Guests park at the nearby ranger station (fee) and walk into the inn.

Things You Need to Know

  • 27 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Guests mentioned “hiking” 37 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Gregory Jenkins

Our first time at the West Point Inn and it was spectacular Great views, great people, and great timesWeather was a bit warmer than expected, but that was our only complaint, and I suspect there aren’t many nights where that’s an issue

Steve S

What a glorious gem this place is Tucked away on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais this “hike-inn” is a very quaint and cozy way to overnight with friends or solo Shared kitchen and common space in the main house with several separate small buildings for a more private experience you can’t beat this getaway

The hike or bike in can be as easy or challenging as you like depending on your route The main house is a little creaky so if you’re a light sleeper you may hear others getting up to use the shared restroom in the night You can even take trails to several other locations to do an inn to inn route through this area, check it out!!

5. Sandpiper Lodging at the Beach (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back hotel on Stinson Beach is along Highway 1, 9 miles from Muir Woods National Monument and 7 miles from Mount Tamalpais.The cozy rooms offer free WiFi and cable TV with DVD players, plus microwaves and minifridges. Cabins with full kitchens and gas fireplaces are available.Parking is complimentary. There’s a garden with a barbecue and picnic area.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • 3 min drive to Mount Tamalpais State Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “gardens” 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 13 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Steve Zamek

The location is absolutely amazing Walking distance to the beach, trails, cafe Listen to the waves from the cottage

BBQ Grills available on site Folding chairs, picnic tables, etcMatress want the most comfortable in room 10, but overall we really enjoyed the stay

sean stier

My wife and I have stayed here 4X and we love it!Thoughtfully decorated, great landscaping where there is a great outdoor area, comfortable beds, very clean and excellent ownership and workers!30 second walk to the cafe, restaurants and market also to cross the walking path to the parking lot where the beach access isHighly recommend

Becky Neal

I absolutely fell in love with this place! We were welcomed so warmly by the owners and their dog, Jack The cabin was perfect! It was so clean and comfortable It had everything you need! A separate bedroom, a kitchen with full sized appliances, dishes and cookware, a small eating area and large bathroom

If I could live here I would! The beach is a very short 3 minutes walk, and you can hear the roar of the ocean lull you to sleep at night! The restaurants in town were fantastic, but we really loved the Parkside Cafe! There is a general store as well where we shopped for groceries to make a couple of our meals while we were there I did not want to leave! We most definitely will be back!

6. Olema Cottages

About this hotel

Off Route 1 and surrounded by countryside, this quaint guesthouse in a 19th-century building is a 3-minute walk from hiking trails and beaches at the Point Reyes National Seashore park.The 2 relaxed rooms with wood decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes, plus sitting areas and patios or private gardens. Cottages add kitchens and lounges; some include whirlpool tubs, futons and/or BBQs.Parking is available, and there’s a garden with picnic tables. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to Bear Valley Visitor Center

Feedback From Real Customers

Jingwei Zhou

I really love the Point Reyes area and have saw this lovely place before Very happy that I finally got to stay there during the Thanksgiving week this year We stayed in the Farmer’s Parlor

Things I loved about the stay are:- The place itself is very clean, has enough amenities like utensils, wood burning fire place, a sun room- The bed is very comfortable Even fancy hotels sometimes do not have a good bed I really appreciate this- The garden/ yard of the entire place is very lovely, well maintained- The view is great, you see horses, grass field and mountains- The location is pretty good, very close to hiking spots, Point Reyes Station, and there are some restaurants in Olema itself (like Due West)Things I did not like were:- Farmer’s Parlor faces north It is very cold in the morning even when outside is already warm If I knew this, I would not have rented this place- It is part of the main house, like Nest, which does not seem to be as private as the Cottages (Kelly said it is the most private one, I am not sure, I also have not stayed in any other cottages on the property)- It is basically a studio The sun room is not well insulated, so very cold Also it just has a table and 2 chairs, you cannot really sit comfortably there either We did not use it much We mostly were sitting in the king-sized bed when we are insideHaving said all of the above, I would definitely stay with them again next time, but probably a cottage with a bedroom and living area

Gail Hannan

We stayed in the Cypress Cottage The lawn area was filled with wonderful sculptures and antiques Every inch of the property was a delight to the eyes

The cottage itself had a display of wonderful figure paintings by Warren Faus, a Bay Area art teacher and painter (1919-2011) All of this and it was also a perfectly maintained and a lovely place to spend some relaxing days Kelly anticipated every need and comfort her quests could ask for I have also stayed at two of Kelly’s other cottages in Olema Each one is completely unique Be sure to visit!

Carol Lynn Rivera

I stayed at Sunflower Cottage with my husband, which I loved for so many reasons The décor was warm and inviting, the location was perfect (right beside a horse farm ) and the grounds were beautiful, with original artwork scattered throughoutSunflower was private behind its own fence, with a great yard where you can sit, hang out with the neighborhood cats, even grill and eat

It had plenty of room for an extended stay The kitchen was stocked with pots and pans, spices, dishes and utensils, coffee, and all the supplies you could need There was a stove and oven, and a half-size refrigerator/freezer which was perfect for the cooking I didThe kitchen table can seat four, and there was a futon in the living area beside a wood burning stove that I slept on just to enjoy the fireThe cottages aren’t a “bed and breakfast” so no, you aren’t going to be served danish and coffee, but you shouldn’t expect that if you read the description of the premisesKelly and her staff were friendly and always available if we needed something My first night there, I arrived late, and it was hot so I texted to ask for a fan Within minutes one showed up on the porch Any time I needed anything from supplies to firewood to a recommendation for a restaurant, I got a reply within minutesKelly personalized everything to make us feel special She emailed us before our stay, had our names hand-written on a board outside our cottage on arrival, texted us to be sure we were happy, and followed up afterwards There were fresh flowers in the cottage, a fully stocked supply of firewood, and of course she was available for everything we needed during our stayAnother thing that was important to me was how easy it was to manage my stay Kelly made it easy, with clear instructions about how to get there, where to park, and how to enter the cottage She thought of everything, from a cart to transport luggage, to a shed where you could find ice, movies, music, and beach towelsI also fell in love with Point Reyes and the surrounding area One trip to the Station House Café and you’re not going to want to eat breakfast at home On weekends, the Farmer’s Market is amazing, with so much fresh produce, baked goods, cheese and other delicious things that you can easily fill your fridge for a weekYou’re an hour outside of San Francisco if you want a city experience, and an hour from wine country if you want incredible dining, winery tastings or shoppingYou’re walking distance to a deli and two restaurants If you’re motivated, you can walk into the town of Point Reyes And don’t miss the Heidrun Meadery outside townThe cottages don’t have washers/dryers but you can walk to a laundry facility on a campground nearby The facility was large, clean, and had free wifiThere wasn’t TV or cable service, but there were plenty of movies and a TV screen with a DVD player, and really good free wifi so you can stream Netflix or something else In fact, the wifi was a big deal for me because I needed to work, and I always found it to be reliable and fastLike the sign in the cottage says, “you’re in the country”, so if an occasional spider freaks you out, stay at a hotel If you leave a glass of wine out, or half a sliced orange, you’re going to have antsYes, I did that, and yes, I had ants But I sprayed the eco-friendly spray under the kitchen counter (another thing I love: dedication to eco-friendliness, with products, recycling and composting) and they were gone I learned my lesson (which the sign told me, but I ignored) and made sure to wash dishes and put food away after thatOtherwise, there were days I left the front door wide open so i could enjoy the fresh air and amazing smells of the garden, and barely a fly came inTo sum up, I am absolutely going back to Olema CottagesI want everyone to stay at the cottages and experience what I did, but in a way I hope nobody does because then it will be open for me whenever I want to go!

7. Steep Ravine

About this hotel

Rocky Point Rd, Stinson Beach, CA 94970(415) 388-2070

Things You Need to Know

  • 22 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Tara Sosa (Tara Boo)

Been here numerous times over the past maybe 25-ish decades Im now 32 and first started coming here around age 9/10/11 (can’t remember exactly) and first stayed in #10

I have since stayed AT LEAST a handful of times maybe closer to 6ish but don’t remember exact amount of times Anyways it’s a very special place for me and was very healing to come back after my mom unexpectedly passed and also to be able to bring my 4 yr old for his first “camping” experience I’ve only stayed in the cabins in the first row closest to the ocean so I consider myself very lucky for that I’ve stayed in all 4 in front row at least once (so #7,8,9 & 10) 7 and 10 only have 2 cabins on 2 sides vs others (mostly 5) have a cabin surrounding each side This year (Feb 2022) is by far the GREENEST and only time I’ve ever seen the entire hillside around cabins covered in lush green grass as anyone from previous years knows it used to be just dirt/dead grass and not anything like you can see in photos I posted Anywho it’s great for anyone who’s lucky and fast enough to snag a spot The campground seems nice but have never stayed there but it’s easier to book and is only $25/night compared to pricey cabins at $100/night It gets super duper cold here especially at night being it’s location so BE PREPARED EVEN IN SPRING/SUMMER! Wood is avaliable in parking lot for $10 a bundle CASH ONLY, and unless you bring some it completely nesscary for warmth You will need to bring some curtains, blankets, sheets, towels ect to hang on little clips they provide around the windows for privacyit would be rather awkward/awful to not have curtains up IMO Obviously you need some lanterns, candles (flameless prob best if not ones with holders) and/or flashlights or headlamps for when it’s dark cos it gets DARK as there is NO MEANS of any electricity at all on entire camp grounds including host Lots of wildlife and deer in the EARLY AM Saw a dead whale on rocky point beach near campground when I was a kid Overall this place is a slice of heaven but not all may agree but nonetheless so beautiful I would suggest a cabin not so close to others if bringing children or if your party of 5 is going to be loud Quiet hours btwn 10pm & 6am Cabin #5 is almost directly behind I think #9 6 isn’t as close but a bit behind #7 Unfortunately the cabins furthest way from others are the most popular but might be something to keep in mind if you have loud kids/toddlers/babies Def must keep eyes on kids almost 24/7 as inside oven can get super hot to the touch and it’s right next to picnic table Also there are also of huge boulders and rocks to climb over/on to get down to beach but I saw a family with 3-4 toddlers and maybe a 5 yr old go down there and didn’t seem to be super hard for them Can’t think of much else to say or point out just giving tips I think would be helpful for anyone going there Definitely wouldn’t suggest going if your baby/toddlers are screamers and not sure if they will be able to or do fully sleep thru the quiet hours As my 4 yr old started running around and making noise early but thank God it was right around 6 but I still felt bad Anyways be prepared for any situation and don’t bring more than 1 car down leave others across the road from the gate near entrance to steep ravine trail! Which looks amazing but is supposedly crowded but leads to another trail that leads all the way to Stinson!

Ben Needham

On separate occasions in 2020, I stayed at campsites #2 and #6 during the mid-weekI miraculously got a site reservation in early March before the pandemic lockdown hit us In retrospect, this experience feels like a distant dream

The air temperature and skies were perfect I didn’t need a rainfly for my tent And the view of the Farallon Islands was crystal clear for onceAside from the campsites, there’s plenty too see and do in the vicinity such as Red Rock Beach, Steep Ravine Trail, and Stinson BeachI definitely preferred site #2 since it was 1) closer to the ocean; 2) had shade from nearby trees; and 3) while directly against site #3 had an overall better vibe Site #6 is nested amongst low shrubs and therefore has no natural sun cover Plus at night, the raccoons have too many entry points into your site with low cover all around the siteSite #6 is still a good option and worth taking if you’re lucky enough to find an open reservationYou want the experience of being so far and yet so near Steep Ravine is 10/10 would do again and again

Kristopher Hong

Steep Ravine is wonderful There are normal campsites that are $30 a night and the cabins are $100 a night Both are very hard to get reservations for but they’re worth the effort! The cabins are simple with raised wooden platforms for beds

2 two person platforms and 2 single person platforms There’s no electricity or running water but there are bathrooms close by and water spigots Each cabin also has a charcoal grill outside of itThe views are amazing as you’re on the cliffs overlooking the coast You can scramble down over some rocks to get the the beach too I saw some seagulls attacking a crab thereThe Steep Ravine trailhead is across from the entry gate and leads to the Dipsea, Matt Davis and other trailsIf you camp in the sites near the edge, it gets very windy so be sure to pack accordingly!

8. Panama Hotel

  • Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Phone: (415) 457-3993
  • Ratings: 4.3 (239 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Panama Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Antiques-filled rooms in a refined Victorian-style inn with an organic restaurant & breakfast.

About this hotel

Occupying a Victorian-style inn dating from 1910, this upscale inn is 4 blocks from the restaurants and shops of downtown San Rafael, and a mile from Highway 101.Individually decorated with antiques and art, the cozy rooms have patios or balconies, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. They also have TVs and Wi-Fi. Most rooms have en suite bathrooms; others share facilities.Continental breakfast is available. A gourmet organic restaurant offers a seasonal menu and live music. Pets are also catered for.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to the Marin County Civic Center
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the gourmet restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Irene de Arcos

We were expecting more The room we had booked was “not available” when we arrived, but we heard someone watching a film inside… we were supposed to get a sms with the instructions of the check in because we arrived after 6pm but we didn’t and waited one hour outside Rooms and atmosphere were fine

Hot water came after many several minutes and breakfast was short (fruit and yogurt ok but no bread or solid apart from cereals :S) And no real plates or forks, just plastic and paper ones!!!

Trinity Ostberg

I stayed for two nights and overall I loved it The room I stayed in didn’t have a bathroom, but there were two bathrooms outside of the rooms with showers There were sitting areas with little coffee pots and tea bags, it was adorable

The rooms are slightly small, I didn’t mind it, and the balconies give you a darling view It’s a quaint, cozy hotel

Dravis Lutherin

Let me put it like this; it was genuinely one of the worst hotel experiences I’ve ever had For paying over $140 a night the continental breakfast was a coffee jug placed out in the restaurant bar No, like literally that was the continental breakfast

Terrible service as well The room was infested with ants! I had ants still crawling out my MacBook on the way back home Workers also weren’t helpful and often left you with judgemental looks as you walk past them Don’t come here unless you’re looking for a bad experience overpriced for a definitely overdue “4-star” hotel inspection Not worth the price nor the stresses of the poor hotel and restaurant management here

9. The Inn at Roundstone Farm

About this hotel

This contemporary, lodgelike B&B, set on 10 acres of rolling hills, is a mile from the Point Reyes National Seashore.Guest rooms are named for the views they offer (Meadow, Ridge, Pond, etc.) and, dressed in pastels and floral patterns, have a country inn feel. Each of the 5 rooms has a fireplace and private bathroom, including a tub and shower, as well as free Wi-Fi.Common areas include a porch offering panoramic views and a living room with 16-foot ceilings and views of Olema Valley. Guests are given a full country breakfast, afternoon refreshments and use of an outdoor hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Matt Price

We loved our stay here It was very reasonable (hotels and such are expensive these days!) and while we would have liked better curtains (got light early), but we were able to throw the extra blankets provided up over the windows – thanks for those! The breakfast was delicious, the hot tub lovely, and it was very close to my favorite spot in the world, Pt Reyes National Seashore

Cynthia Castillo

We needed a place where we can get away, but not so far from home (Bay Area) and just relax The Inn at Roundstone Farm was exactly what we were looking for! Peaceful, quiet, great views, close to farm to table restaurants, lots of hiking, kayaking and bird watching nearby We love B&B’s and Frank’s cooking was delicious!! We learned new recipes and so excited to try them out for our next brunch

Frank was a great host and has great stories 🙂 Thank you, Frank and Karen – we had a wonderful time at your lovely Inn !!!

Rebecca Lawton

Roundstone Farm is a peaceful, beautiful inn We enjoyed our stay, the primary purpose of which was to birdwatch Our hosts Frank and Karen were welcoming, friendly, full of local knowledge, and astounding cooks

A terrific place to immerse into the view out toward Tomales Bay, spend time on your own in perfect privacy or getting to know the other guests, and soaking up the quiet Close to great restaurants and delis We will go back as often as we can Thank you, Frank and Karen

10. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the Marin County Civic Center, this contemporary hotel with a tropical atrium is 4 miles from the Mill Valley Film Festival.Polished suites offer kitchenettes, dining tables and separate living areas with pull-out sofas, plus 2 flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Many have bay views, and upgraded suites add Keurig coffeemakers.Cooked-to-order breakfast is complimentary, as are evening receptions with snacks and drinks. There’s an atrium with a waterfall, and an American grill restaurant, plus an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a gym. Additional amenities include a 24/7 business center and 10 meeting rooms, including a ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 3 min drive to the Marin County Civic Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “waterfalls” 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Kevin Olsen

What a fantastic experience Everyone who works here was absolutely fabulous – from check in, to house keeping, to the bartenders and the breakfasts staff The lobby is modern and inviting, the rooms are large and clean, bathrooms were immaculate, beds comfortable and breakfast delicious

They pay attention to detail and the value is unreal Happy hour nightly with 2 free drinks per guest(tip your bartenders!) and breakfast had a ton of options and was delicious(tip the folks working to clear r the tables!) The employees here work hard and seem genuinely happy to be there Highly recommend and would stay again

april Keene

This was my first group event since March 2020 so I was a little tentative I received very credible assurances on the safety protocols and felt comfortable bringing in 25 corporate guests for 3 days The hotel appeared fully staffed (some don’t these days) and the group coordinator was helpful and competent

The rooms were updated, clean, and comfortable The restaurant offers an excellent, cooked-to-order breakfast I did one Italian buffet dinner which was delicious and service was flawless Embassy Suites continues to be my choice for corporate groups

Candice Bowen

Had the best time with my husband and son Beautiful modern style furniture Very clean and simple

They were so accommodating, hands down some of the best room service food I’ve ever eaten That says a lot we’ve traveled around the world They also gave us complimentary drinks (2) each which is typically unheard of drinks were perfect not too strong or too sweet We will definitely be returning

11. Pelican Inn

  • Address: 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965
  • Phone: (415) 383-6000
  • Ratings: 4.4 (1029 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Pelican Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms in an inn with old-English style, plus a pub offering British fare & free breakfast.

About this hotel

Across the street from the Dias Ridge section of the California Coastal Trail, this quaint inn with classic English style is 0.6 miles from Muir Beach and 2.7 miles from Muir Woods National Monument.The 7 cozy guestrooms feature antique furniture, canopied half-tester beds and free Wi-Fi. They do not include phones or TVs.Complimentary amenities include parking and full English breakfast. The inn’s Tudor-style pub offers classic British fare.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 37 times
  • Guests mentioned “picnics” 11 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Adam Jost

Stayed at the inn and ate dinner and breakfast there Pros are the environment is exactly as disheveled as you’d want an English beach pub to be The ambiance is great

Food and drink selection are great too Being so close to the beach and getting a private parking spot if you stay the night is really nice Room was nice and getting a special hangout with the other room hotel guests was very funCons are they need more employees I’d guess but the servers that are there are great The location drives up the prices And we did not get the full English breakfast that was advertised

Patricia Kittredge

Absolutely love this Inn, it is so authentic, I feel that I went all the way to England However, I wish it was better managed Staff is friendly and trying their best but so many little things are not right: garbage on the lawn that needs to be picked up (incl

cigarette buds, they mention Complimentary Tcho chocolate and Spring water in the room nowhere to be found, fluorescent lights in shower and hallway, leaky faucet in bathroom and more…) For over $300 a night, these little details should be taken care of Still love the authenticity and the original story

Noah Swanson

Such a cute little pub with really great outdoor areas perfect for a sunny day We had the beef Wellington and I will dream about it, it was so delicious Great drinks although I would stick to the beer and wine

The cocktails were just ok On top of all of that the staff was friendly and knew what they were doing This will be a spot for us to come to again and again

12. Best Western Corte Madera Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this upscale hotel is 4 miles from Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Francisco, and 11 miles from the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods National MonumentCasual rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screens, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have balconies or patios. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, while suites are composed of 2 rooms.Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast buffet, parking, and a shuttle to Marin AirPorter and the Larkspur-SF Ferry. There’s an outdoor pool, a putting green, a basketball court and a fire pit, along with 2 whirlpool tubs and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • 9 min drive to Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 31 times
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Marsha Coupé

PROSFriendly, accommodating staff Best Western is one of the few corporate hotels who is making a real effort to communicate consistently with their customers They are, from my experience, responsive and responsible

Everyone working at this hotel is to be commended for a job well done, including the manager They keep the place up, as best they can, and are truly hospitable Five stars hereThe pool is terrific, though understandably busy on summer weekends The breakfast has plenty of options and the people working in the breakfast room are saints The common areas and rooms (we had two) are kept clean and tidy Not easy as this is a large, five acre compound with lots of rooms It’s also an older property and all that goes with itCONSIf you are disabled, keep readingIn spite of offering #ADA rooms, this is likely not the hotel for you The two #ADA rooms we booked were at the very back of the hotel (Room 134 and 135) as far from the pool and breakfast room as possible Parking for the rooms is also some distance from the actual rooms themselves and requires you to traverse along narrow corridors, past many rooms opening directly onto your path (and onto you, if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time) In front of the so-called #ADA rooms, there are three very steep steps (photos attached) which could be dangerous for disabled persons and guide dogsAdditionally, the floors in the two rooms mentioned here are uneven, with a jolting hump between the area with the shower and toilet, leading to the outer sink This is a trip hazard for anyone with mobility issues The rooms were clearly not designed for disabled people There was no place for a wheelchair, the furniture was arranged the same way as all the other rooms I saw And while I noticed some rooms had attractive, wood or lino flooring, our rooms had badly stained carpet no amount cleaning can saveThe only thing that made the rooms suitable for some disabled people is the roll-in shower Alas, a roll-in shower alone does not make a hotel room fit the disabled I wish more hotels understood this

Marcy Gilchrist

Had a pleasant 2 night stay The facility is dated but kept very clean Beds were cozy and front lobby is beautiful

Hotel looks like a converted apartment complex Breakfast was in a building that wasn’t super convenient from our room location, and we ended up not eating on site Those with courtyard rooms would be closer to the breakfast area Front staff were kind and we felt very safe Hotel is located across the street from a shopping center with restaurants and stores including grocery It is right off the highway but we did not hear any noise from cars Easy drive to the city for sure We would stay there again if in the area

Dyanna Volek

Wow! This Best Western exceeded all our expectations We stayed here under a wedding block, and I was impressed by the amenities The pool is huge and there are two hot tubs

There are rocking lounge chairs near your room so you can look out on to the expansive courtyard with picnic tables and a basketball court They even took over the restaurant next to the them for the complimentary breakfast so there is plenty of space for large partiesThe rooms were typical for a Best Western but everything else was not I took one star off because the staff were pretty grumpy when we asked if we could do an early check-in

13. Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-101, this informal hotel on leafy grounds is 2 miles from both The Space Station Museum and South Hamilton Park.The understated rooms and 2-bedroom suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some have fireplaces and/or sitting areas.Complimentary perks include breakfast and parking. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. There’s also meeting space and a library.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 21 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Catalli

Easily located just off 101 this hotel provides a perfect accommodations for travel and play The breakfast buffet was quite nice Waffles, bagel, toppings, yogurt, fruit and hot beverages

The pool patio is large and immaculate We used the site for wedding preparation For a nominal fee they set up a small conference room for the bridal party hair and makeup Staff were plentiful and friendly


I actually enjoyed my stay I felt comfortable The beds were soft

Room was clean I’m not use to paying this much for a decent place compared to prices in Texas, but it is California, right?My only complaint would be the scratchy bath towels! Sheesh Those things are a little rough! Other than that, decent stay If I come back to SF, I’ll definitely consider staying here again

Gary V.

Judy and Maria are the best I’ve booked the wrong dates and they were extremely kind and really went above and beyond to help me find another Best Western close by and book it They were so helpful that I signed up to be a Best Western reward member due to their great customer service

They were helpful, professional, and very friendly after a long trip Thank you both!

14. Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 5 miles from Stonetree Golf Club and 9.3 miles from Stafford Lake Park.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor heated pool, a whirlpool and an exercise room, plus free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 12 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Jim McIlvaine

This property is unsafe and that is the only reason for the low rating It is modern, rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, TV station options are limited, Internet speed is decent, but the property is not safe and I will not stay there again I certainly would not want my wife or daughter to stay there alone

The first night there, I was waken by a woman’s screams from the parking lot When I looked out the window, there were three police cars in the parking lot with lights flashing and a homeless woman screaming at the officersApparently, she came onto the property and started smashing out windows of multiple vehicles She told law enforcement she was “looking for her dog” She obviously had other issues In talking with other guests, they were told this was not the first such issue the hotel had They had a security guard on the property, but with multiple windows smashed, security was clearly inadequate

Drew Honson

Seconding the reviews of others, this area is unsafe There’s nothing wrong with the hotel itself, rooms are clean and staff seems kind and attentive During my stay I noticed a couple in the stairwell as I was leaving

My door had failed to latch in the past so when I hit the bottom of the stairs I decided to go double check it By the time I was back up the couple was in my room Once I unlocked the door they pushed past me and bolted from the building, but I was pretty shaken I told the front desk and they immediately did a sweep of the place, but I would not recommend anyone stay here

Lucas Reyes

Had the worst experience here Came for a 3 night stay before a wedding and didn’t even make it too the ceremony after a horrible customer service interaction The only plus to this hotel is that it is right next to McDonald’s and a Safeway

$1300 for avacado toast at their “Bistro” and Novato is far from LA for prices like that

15. Mountain Home Inn

  • Address: 810 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Phone: (415) 381-9000
  • Ratings: 4.3 (373 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Mountain Home Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Polished inn with mountain views, hiking trail access & breakfast, plus a bar & restaurant.

About this hotel

Situated on a Mt. Tamalpais ridgeline overlooking San Francisco Bay and bordering Muir Woods, this serene, mountain inn is 15 miles from San Francisco.The inn’s 10 rustic-chic rooms all have mountain views and Wi-Fi, and most have TVs. Some include sitting rooms, balconies, fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs.A made-to-order breakfast is available, as are passes to a nearby fitness center. There’s a bar and a cozy restaurant offering romantic candle-lit dinners, and the property provides access to several hiking trails.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Guests mentioned rooms 36 times
  • Guests mentioned “hiking” 38 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the mountain views

Feedback From Real Customers

Joe Gray

A nostalgic return after 13 years The place is still gorgeous with incredible views, but certainly showing some signs of wear The room (#3) is a bit small and had multiple indications of moisture damage in/near the bathroom

The lack of a TV, as some have noted, was expected and welcome – the deck and the Adirondack chairs provided stunning views to the east, a great way to watch the evening light fade The limited staff was always helpful, be it check in, dinner or breakfast It wasn’t very clear how breakfast worked, and it took some time to track somebody down the first morning to order The second morning the menu was limited to just one breakfast item – the granola, but it went well outside with the stunning views

Ashley Denski

We absolutely love this place! My now husband and I stumbled across this inn after hiking We had lunch with a great view 5 years later, we wanted to get married here… then Covid hit

2 years after that we decided to spend our one year marriage anniversary here and it’s been fantastic! Beautiful view, clean, good food, great staff… Just a great place to disconnect from the world and enjoy time with yourself or SO

Neil Muller

Old Mountain Gem Cute place to stay with friendly staff and delicious food The bedrooms were as expected, nothing glamorous, cozy, and had a beautiful view on the balcony overlooking the bay

I will definitely be staying again in the future You cannot beat the location There are hiking paths on all sides of the inn The food and cocktails were also delicious

16. Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this understated hotel is 7 miles from the Muir Woods National Monument and 8 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.The straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus coffeemakers and iPod docks. Kids age 18 and under stay at no charge in a parent’s room.Parking and a breakfast buffet are complimentary. There’s also a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, plus a patio with a fire pit. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “s’mores” 25 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

ALEX Visotsky

Stayed in this hotel for 2 days, I really liked it Perfect cleanliness everywhere! service is great! Also delicious and rich breakfasts 🙂👍 The rooms have everything you need! The only thing I would like to improve is to put small refrigerators in the rooms I also really liked the shower in the room! It’s important for me! The water pressure is great and the water is hot! Respect! The hotel is in a very beautiful place

There is a swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, office and much more! Tea and coffee available all the time! I really liked it! Thanks a lot! Definitely recommend!💪🙂👍

Jessica Parker

The room was clean and I have cute little decks but the deck I had had hoses on it The walls were really thin the curtains didn’t want to shut all the way The water is hot and clean the rooms are nice

The restaurant has very little food options and they’re expensive When I come to stay at a Holiday inn I don’t expect to hear my neighbors going on so clearly through the walls And they weren’t even being that loud it was just really easy to hear the slightest sound

Bryan Toma

Good hotel with friendly staff for the most part Julie is very nice and new manager is good as well Breakfast is better than most continental breakfast’s

They have eggs omelets, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and the traditional bread, bagels, muffins, etc The Grab N Go breakfast sandwiches are available as well, which are killer! Water bottles by the front desk are $1 For Gold members+ they will give you a free water upon check-in Otherwise, they do have a nice water bottle refilling station with a sensor near the fitness center that’s freeFloodwater restaurant is right next door which is nice and has good food with a cool barRooms are recently renovated which is nice but I’ve noticed some minor things in a few rooms that need to be fixed For example, toilet paper holder is wobbly, light switch on the closet is loose, chips/dent in furniture (which is sad since it’s so new) Mostly quiet although the walls are thin and you can hear folks outside down the hall Sometimes you can hear other doors slam as they are very loud and hollowOverall, it’s a good, clean hotel I have stayed here about 14 nights throughout the past 2 years and 90-95% of my visits have been pleasant

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