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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a casual lunch, just my friend and I. We were running short on time and asked for recommendations on what would come out quickly. Our server ( the first one) who was not even paying attention at all could offer no help. He was seriously staring off in the distance. We settled on the charcuterie plate to start...

Thank knowsgoodfood_10
Moraga, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited for lunch with another couple. Located quite a way off the main street, the restaurant is on the ground floor of the eponymous named hotel. Upon entering the dining area you feel you are in a warm and comfortable room. The building is really two residences that have been connected so the feel of being in a large...

1Thank Eurotraveler280
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is fabulous so I had high hopes for the hotel. I am in a room with a bed and two straight-back chairs for $230/night. No services. No staff. No room service (on Monday's). And the restaurant which was my original attraction doesn't open until after I have to leave in the morning for meetings. If you are looking...

1Thank Steve H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Although the location was convenient for my needs the hotel was awful. There is a restaurant as part of the property so you can hear the kitchen noise throughout the hotel. Pillows were like hard pancakes, showers outdated and almost dangerous to get in and out of. Management was very rude.

Thank Karen D
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Notice how every hotel room looks alike, not here, every room has panache and a theme. Spread in different bldgs, these rooms are somewhat themed, but not hokey. Comfortable beds, clean, good towels and toiletries. Good included breakfast included, cereals, yogurts, eggs, always fresh fruit, and pastries. Good coffe . Quick ride to Larkspur ferry and into San Fransisco, or...

Thank xskier122
San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It had been a few years since we visited the Panama Hotel Restaurant and since we were celebrating my wife's birthday I thought it would be a good change to go back. We made our reservations through Open Table and I made a note that we would be celebrating a birthday. Upon our on-time arrival we were seated, but there...

1Thank wavcpa
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is perfect for couples on romantic weekend. Very clean, comfortable and charming. The following factors made it uncomfortable for me while spending a week for business: 1. Parking created constant misery. It's worse than expected. Because my work day ended at the peak dinner hour I had to park 7 blocks away every night. 2. No full length mirror...

Thank InNeedOfUserName
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Boutique hotel, very small and charming, with all the amenities you could want, including a fine restaurant with live music. With only 9 rooms or so, the hotel is often booked by a single family for a wedding or a reunion. It reminds me of the swanky old-fashioned bar in Casablanca, with swaying palms and tropical colors. Very special.

Thank Patricia W
Folsom, California
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love this boutique hotel in San Rafael. It's a beautiful Victorian that has been turned into a hotel and restaurant tucked away in the Gerstle Park neighborhood. It's just blocks away from the restaurants and shops of downtown (4th Street - of American Graffiti fame). Even though I grew up in San Rafael, a one or two night stay is...

Thank flygirl926
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in the hotel. Shout out to Ishan, our great server. The hotel has a wonderful gardener & it shows! We stayed in the garden room, had a delicious dinner & breakfast, and look forward to our return. Take the ferry turn Larkspar, and it's a five minute Uber ride to the hotel. Highly recommend.

Thank SEbiztraveler2

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Panama Hotel
Panama Hotel
Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Panama Hotel

Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Number of rooms: 14
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“Away from street”
xskier122, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is both a B&B and restaurant that is open to the public. Parking can be tight on neighborhood streets”
wavcpa, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Safari room is at the corner of the building.”
P383DKpatriciaw, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is a different theme.”
Avrilx, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Plenty of rooms with ensuite available but if you are on a budget go for a European style room, just make sure you use the bathroom with the clawfoot tub instead of the shower room which is a bit grungy.”
expatgal84, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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