pet friendly hotels in San Rafael, CA

1. 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

2. 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!

3. 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!

4. 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

5. Mill Valley Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Phone: (415) 389-6608
  • Ratings: 4.7 (107 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mill Valley Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Charming rooms & cottages in a breezy boutique hotel, plus free continental breakfast & nightly wine receptions.

About this hotel

This intimate, European-style boutique hotel is a short walk from quaint downtown shops, galleries and restaurants, and 3 miles from the Muir Woods Trail.Charming rooms and creekside cottages feature French doors, handcrafted furnishings and pillow-top beds, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Some have balconies, Jacuzzis and/or wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. There’s also a private-floor suite with a kitchenette.Complimentary perks include mountain bikes, semi-covered parking, and continental breakfast with lattes, cappuccinos and espresso served daily in the lobby. Nightly wine receptions are held in the terrace lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 12 min drive to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the beds, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Dunwoody Bells

We have been traveling in the West for a week and this has been our favorite hotel The location was perfect for the town of Mill Valley allowing us to walk to town for coffee and dinner Additionally, it was just about 15-20 mins from Muir Woods

The staff both checking in and the breakfast crew were very welcoming and kind The rooms were quite comfortable and had a wonderful bath The free breakfast of salmon, bagels, oatmeal and coffee was the best we had We look forward to coming back on our next visitRecommend for great location, amenities, staff, and value Great choice for all

D. de Silva

Amazing staff here Brian/Bryan was awesome He constantly went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, help us get settled, and ensure our stay was perfect

We had a wedding nearby, and therefore occupied about 10 rooms The Mill Valley Inn team made us feel welcome, and kept us cozy and comfortable Cleaning was timely, and thorough Continental breakfast each morning was solid The grounds are beautiful; with amazing trees, and outdoor spaces We utilized the beautiful wood bridge in the Inn for our wedding rehearsal 5 min walk to Old Mill Park, and about 5-8 minutes to the town center, outdoor art club, and the local grocery store Beds were very comfortable; high thread count sheets, foam and feather pillows The rooms varied, but most all had an amazing bathtub The tub was deep, and wide Cozy tub fitting for two Rooms were spacious There are some rooms that have porches that face the stairwell; with the elevator out, there was some traffic on the stairs Parking lot is a bit tight; there are two (one near the check in, and one near the rooms) Even though parking was tight, never had issues parking (just took a bit to slide into some spots) Staff was always helpful in navigating parking I cannot say enough good things about Brian/Bryan He is the man! Staff also helped us with reservations, printing, and airport transport Loved our time, and hope to be back soon!

Xochitl Gonzalez

The Inn is dog friendly and has places nearby for the dogs to walk There are also plenty of restaurants and shops in walking distance There are some rooms that are on ground level and allow easy access to the outdoors, which is helpful for us because our dogs are getting on in years

The rooms are immaculately clean One of the best features is their pillows! I’m going to ask what brand they are because I want to get some for my own house

6. Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This waterfront hotel with views of San Francisco’s skyline is 3.3 miles from downtown Berkeley and 8.3 miles from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Stylish rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus desks and custom-designed beds. They also come with microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living/dining areas and pull-out sofas.A free local shuttle is offered. There’s an American bar and grill with cooked-to-order breakfast (fee), as well as a 24-hour pantry. Additional amenities include a gym and a hot tub, plus 3 meeting rooms and a 24/7 business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 4 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 14 min walk to nearest train station
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 38 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

David Poole

Newly renovated, unlike some Garden Inns, this hotel has truly upscale accommodations I had a splendid stay until I went down for breakfast, finding a breakfast policy with absolutely no continental option for your $10 credit I had unknowingly walked in and acknowledged my credit at check in, declining the points add back offered

This was an annual Honors stay offered for Diamond members, the only redemption to this story If I had paid for this room I would be much more feisty 😇

David Bunjac

Very good hotel for the price point and very conveniently located in Emeryville close to the Bay Bridge and Oakland Inside, it’s quiet, clean and most importantly, the beds are very comfortable! The neighborhood is safe with good shopping very close The downside is the property is aging and is showing signs of wear

Good maintenance is trying to keep up, but there are still flaws that will only be corrected with a major rehab No safe in the room and aging furniture Water pressure so-so $20 breakfast buffet that was not much better than what you’d see for free in other properties, so the dining room was empty at breakfast time with hot trays full standing for who knows how long But despite those problems, I would stay again It’s a good base to explore SF or the rest of the Bay Area and not too expensive That’s why I give four stars

Kristina Boler

The location is very convenient and the hotel is nice in appearance The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were cleanPlease note that you do have to pay $20 a day for parking which though I did notice that when we made the reservation, I thought that was a lot just to park

In my opinion, it should be free for choosing to stay there The breakfast was good but again, over priced They don’t have a pool but I was okay because I looked forward to the hot tub which was sadly closed when we were staying there So lots of plus’s and minuses but the location was worth it for our travel plans

7. Hotel Del Sol (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 3100 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Phone: (415) 921-5520
  • Ratings: 4.2 (529 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Del Sol
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Plush, colorful quarters in a boutique hotel with an outdoor pool & continental breakfast.

About this hotel

In a former 1950s motor inn, this funky boutique hotel is an 11-minute walk from Marina Green Park, 2 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf and less than a mile from Fort Mason.Colorful, quirky rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and designer toiletries; most have air-conditioning. Some rooms offer pool views, and family rooms provide extra beds. Suites include 47-inch TVs and pull-out sofas, while upgraded suites add kitchenettes and coffeemakers.Continental breakfast is available. There’s a heated, outdoor saltwater pool, on-site parking, and a lush courtyard with hammocks. Dog-related perks include beds, bowls, and treats.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “hammocks” 12 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Pamela NelsH

We 100% adored this property I love a place with a retro vibe Even though the building is “vintage”, it was clean, cute and comfortable

Beds were a dream Staff was SUPER friendly Free breakfast was awesome and way more than expected Pretty sure the almond filled croissant and coffee would have cost me $10 around the corner Location can’t be beat and is walking distance from so much My only small advice would be to have refrigerator in the room Other than that 10/10


The people that work at this hotel are all very helpful, super friendly The hotel is very clean The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to restaurant and transportation just down the street

Very close to the ocean so at night when the city is quiet you can hear the boats blow horn My family and I were very happy to stay at this hotel My kids specially enjoyed the pool and fresh cookies everyday

Kay Gee

Great hotel in a great location The rooms are comfortable, spacious and clean The hotel is on the pricey side but staff are friendly

Note that the King rooms don’t have a fridge or a kettle Also, they charge you a $50 bond per day that is (hopefully) later being released when you leave However, they don’t mention this during check in! So that can be a bit of a surprise when you check your bank account Cleaning service is only available upon request Another thing that could easily be mentioned during check in The heating unit wasn’t working and took a while to fix but staff were helpful

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Coventry Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1901 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Phone: (415) 567-1200
  • Ratings: 4.1 (601 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Coventry Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back lodging offering functional rooms with complimentary WiFi & parking in a covered lot.

About this hotel

This low-key hotel in the scenic Marina District is a 9 minutes’ walk from Fort Mason Center on the waterfront, 0.8 miles from Ghirardelli Square and 1.3 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf.The traditional rooms with wood furnishings feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some also include sofas. Children aged 17 and under stay free with their parents.There’s complimentary parking in a covered lot.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some complained about the minibars
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 15 times
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the Wi-Fi quality

Feedback From Real Customers

E. Y. Hao

It’s a nice and solid motor lodge, not to be confused to a hotel It is also better than a motel too This place is clean and a safe place to stay

Parking is onsite Good restaurants within walking distance This place does not “nickel and dime” you to death like hotels further inside the city If you are on a budget and need a place to stay overnight or two, this place is it Overall, it is a great place stay and I recommend it to everyone

Amanda Stein

We stayed here for one night passing through San Francisco Free secure parking is provided, however it can be limited in the overnight hours If possible I’d recommend getting back to your room earlier to secure your parking spot!The place is noted to be older, but it’s well kept and clean!If you’re looking for view of the city, it most definitely isn’t guaranteed here as you may have a view of siding of another building

We didn’t mind as we were out exploring most of the day anywayWe would recommend staying here again if you need a clean comfortable place to rest overnight!

Ted Moret

Clean, perfect location, amazing and kind staff, nice safe parking garage, and priced fair We were able to walk everywhere and not move our car We made a huge mistake in our booking dates and the manager went over and beyond to correct it for us; he showed the utmost kindness

First time in San Francisco for this Florida family; we loved the city and especially Coventry Inn April 23-25 2022

12. Seaside Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1750 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Phone: (415) 921-1842
  • Ratings: 4.2 (262 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Seaside Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Basic rooms with contemporary furnishings in a straightforward hotel offering free parking.

About this hotel

This unfussy hotel in the Marina District sits on the arterial road connecting the Golden Gate Bridge to Downtown. Chestnut Street’s restaurants are a 7-minute walk away. Fisherman’s Wharf is 4 minutes away by car, and Golden Gate Park is a 15-minute drive.Straightforward rooms have contemporary furnishings, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers.Freebies include parking and a continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and juice, served in the dining area.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Rebecca Morales

Let me FIRST CLARIFY that this is NOT a HOTEL It is a MOTEL where the doors face out toward the open air and it is Located on a very busy street Space is limited in the front lobby but it is enough handle business and keep it moving

There is NO continental breakfast with eggs, cereals and such but there are plenty of places to get out and explore If you are looking for a clean, inexpensive place to lay your head with basic accommodations, THIS IS FOR YOU! It has free parking, a coffee maker, a microwave, a mini fridge, and in a great location Did I say FREE PARKING? Hubby and I researched for HOURS before we decided on this spot We could’ve used our 3/4 star hotel points but WHY?? The price point is great and has all of our needs met with FREE PARKING! We aren’t high maintenance but we are particular on what we need, so if you are expecting more of a hotel style with a parking garage, valet service, 24 hr front desk service for a wake up call, or maid service knocking on your door to fluff your pillow and change your sheets, don’t bother staying here and giving poor reviews because of your high expectations Seriously This really is a hidden gem

John Goodman

This is one of the many older motels along this stretch of Lombard Street Motel means no lobby with rooms facing a parking lot The Seaside appears to be one of the nicer motels

The room was very comfortable, well appointed, with quality bedding Nice bathroom with quality updated design The staff was very friendly and helpful A great bargain for the costly SF market

Ariane Eye

I choose to come here because of the free parking I had some valuables in the car and didn’t want to risk anything with street parking I saw this on expedia for like $150 & it was worth the cost

The room was great Perfect for an overnight stay Very clean Close to park to walk my service dog Close to good restaurants and felt like I was in the city without feeling too busy Staff was friendly

13. San Remo Hotel (1-star hotel)

  • Address: 2237 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Phone: (415) 776-8688
  • Ratings: 4.4 (726 reviews) Very good
  • Website : San Remo Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy budget accommodations with Victorian touches, plus shared bathrooms & a storied Italian eatery.

About this hotel

Amid the Italian restaurants and shops of North Beach, this family-owned budget hotel in a 1906 building is 3 minutes’ walk from cable cars and 10 minutes’ walk from Pier 39.Cozy, individually decorated rooms without phones or TVs feature Victorian accents, free Wi-Fi and ceiling fans. Some rooms have sinks, and bathrooms are shared. A penthouse furnished with antiques offers a claw-foot tub, stained-glass windows and a private rooftop area, plus a TV.There’s a storied restaurant with a lounge bar, and laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Pier 39 and the Aquarium of the Bay
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Italian cuisine” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers


Mother-daughter trip-felt safe walking in the area at night Perfect location to walk to North Beach The cable car stops behind the hotel

They had just set up a new cappuccino machine in the lobby or there’s Pat’s Cafe right around the corner that had great breakfast Beauty amenities such as cotton swabs, q-tips, shampoo & conditioner Wifi worked well Cozy rooms Friendly and helpful staff Fellow travelers respected the quiet time so we got a good night’s rest Staying there again for a future trip

Danny Curtis

Stayed for 4 nights with family – 2 rooms You won’t find a better price and friendlier front desk staff The rooms are tiny – don’t expect more than to have a place to sleep

The coffee machine is awesome and there’s actually plenty of bathrooms and showers between the 2 floors Everything was well supplied and clean We spent a lot of time at pier 39, which was just a short walk Oh and Try the Italian restaurant next door as well Very good food

14. Marin Lodge (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Phone: (415) 578-2827
  • Ratings: 4.6 (241 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Marin Lodge
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Understated rooms with microwaves & minifridges in a motor lodge offering free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Highway 101, this unassuming motor lodge fronted by palm trees is 14 miles from the Muir Woods National Monument and the Sonoma Raceway, and a mile from Marin County Civic Center.Accessed by exterior corridors, the understated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves.Parking is complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to the Mission San Rafael Arcángel
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “pastries” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Cecilia Teixeira

Very clean and exceptional service The towels were brand new and if good quality The room has everything you need

It’s a simple place and it’s an excellent choice for those who want to be close to attractions and don’t want to deal with parking problems and inflated rates in the downtown area of San FranciscoI highly recommend this place!I feel sorry that I left without leaving a tip When I noticed I was already too far to return there I will do it in the next time


Rooms were clean, beds comfy, the young man working the desk was very friendly and kind but the older gentleman was rude, threatened to tow our cars because we had more than one, we traveled hours from Nevada to stay here I paid for 2 adults we met up at the lodge in our own cars just to be met with a rude guy threatening to tow our cars because we had more than one Worst part there were open spaces all night so our second car wouldn’t have inconvenience anyone instead we had to park our car at a nearby hotel our friend was staying at This older man really shouldn’t be working in a customer service environment

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