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“Solid motel”
Review of Marin Lodge

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Marin Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this renovated motel from the 1950's for two days. Renovated approximately four years ago and the interior is very nice - check out the ceilings.

There are only approximately 20 rooms and you can basically park right across from your room in the parking lot. The rooms are extremely clean and well laid out.

There is a small office and the motel is family run. Limited hours to the office (they close at approximately nine pm) and you can get a reasonable breakfast in the morning - Starbucks coffee and a variety of pastries and fruit. Complimentary beverages throughout the day as well - bottled water and pop.

The value is quite good for the area and even though it is off a main street in San Rafael I did not find the street noise particularly bothersome - it's not busy at night.

A gem of a motel!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an alternative to big-bucks lodging in San Francisco, go a few miles north to San Rafael. Marin Lodge is in a decent neighborhood, the management is friendly and helpful, the rooms are neat and clean, and the breakfast is good and sufficient. Note that the GGB toll is $7 going south only.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an older motel that has been seriously refurbished. The rooms are in perfect condition and like new. The staff is friendly and helpful and parking is right next to the rooms. The room includes a refrigerator, microwave, and large workspace area if you're working out of your room.

You must be aware of the fact that the front desk closes at 9 PM. If you are unable to check in between 3 PM and 9 PM, then you may have a problem.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed here overnight between stays in Napa and San Francisco. Spent the day hiking in Point Reyes and just didn’t want to deal with SF traffic so stopped off here. But this place is nice enough to be a destination all by itself. Super clean and well appointed rooms. Staff bends over backwards to accommodate guests. It’s not a big hotel but it sure is a comfortable and clean place. Loved it!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. Always clean. Owners are helpful and friendly. Fresh fruit, coffee and pastries for breakfast. Great location and easy access to the interstate . Free parking . This place is a great find.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Marin Lodge

Address: 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-1218
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in San Rafael
Price Range: ₹ 6,641 - ₹ 11,348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marin Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel San Rafael
Colonial Motel San Rafael

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