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Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We planned a last minute trip to the beach and found the Tamalpais Motel. It was the most affordable place to stay that was close to the beach so we made a reservation. From the outside it is very old, but has a lot of charm and it only has 23 rooms. We got there about 8 pm and was... More 

Thank sprintcarkc
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived to a room with dirty and dusty conditions not to mention the peanuts scattered throughout the rooms carpeted area. I went to the office to ask for some paper towels and explained the condition. They were very polite and immediately moved us to another room. We found this room to be better to some degree. No peanuts, but... More 

2 Thank Vicki I

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santa rosa
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after traveling all day and arriving at SFO with 4 kids after midnight. Arrived around 2am so I brushed off the front desk attendants grumpy attitude until we met again in the morning after our toilet clogged with just a small amount of tp and ended up overflowing and covering the bathroom floor. When I called the desk,... More 

Thank Sarah S
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246 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I stayed here in February so may have not been high season for pricing. This definitely is not a modern property, dated yet functional enough. We were looking for a reasonably priced poperty that was clean and close to where we were photographing. This place fit the bill for that. Was it the nicest place I've stayed at? Certainly not.... More 

Thank DeneMiles
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We booked the motel after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures on the website. We arrived at the motel and although the exterior looked worn and in need of maintenance we decided to give it a good. The guy at reception was helpful and booking in was quick. We got to our room and we were completely horrified!!!!... More 

Thank parkingtonbrown
Kalispell, Montana
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Although it has a good location just a few minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, it is old, outdated, and way overpriced. The bed was comfortable and it was clean but nothing even remotely close to the asking price. We paid $158 with Tax for a room with 2 beds, but the room was way too small for even 1... More 

Thank Tom M
Minden, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Stayed on weekend to be close to family who made reservation for us based on price. This is a very pricey area, but the big minus with the Tamalpais Motel is the smallness of the rooms and the lack of amenities. If two nights were under 150 rather than over 300, I might stay here in a pinch. Frankly I... More 

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ft myers
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Motel was clean and cozy. Very reasonable rates. Management bent over backwards to make our stay pleasant. I forgot my hair dryer and asked where I could buy one and they lent me one for the stay. Fridge and microwave in room. My daughter got her own room which she loved. We only asked for 2 beds and got an... More 

Thank kookyflashdrive
Cambria, California
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134 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Ignore the fact that Tamalpias Motel looks like the "Bates Motel", I found few reviews for this motel but decided to chance it at $86 a night for a king non smoking. Check in was at 2:00 I arrived at 11:00 and the nice lady at the desk let me check in early. Points!!! Then she proceeded to allow me... More 

4 Thank Vida67
Las Vegas
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

NO AC !!!!!!! unimaginable in 2014 not to have air conditioning especially when the temp was in the 80s. We had to leave our door open in the early evening to cool the room. No table, alarm clock, no shelving in bathroom or shower/had to put soap and shampoo on the floor; curtains at the windows were torn and should... More 

1 Thank lucinda b

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Additional Information about Tamalpais Motel

Address: 680 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3006
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Price Range: ₹ 6,703 - ₹ 8,344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tamalpais Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“123 was a good size room”
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“ask for a better mattress and you better check for signs of bedbugs.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelp725, 6 Sep 2011 | Read review
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