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Marin Lodge

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is a cheap (ish) alternative to staying in San Francisco which can be reached via a variety of ways - car, bus or ferry. We went to SFO on the ferry from Larkspur which is a 10 minutes drive from the Marin and a great 30 minute ferry ride from SFO. The lodge provides free drinks and pastries...

Freienbach / Switzerland
Reviewed 13 November 2016

we stayed one night. Enjoyed the very spacious room, the super comfortable beds, the first class service from the fantastic staff and the great tranquility. An amazing stay. The check in was quick and very welcoming. We were even suggested to get free soft drinks (or water) of our choice. The check out early morning was again a great experience...

Thank ErickW
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a very pleasant surprise. It is rare that one comes across a small motel like this that is so fresh, clean, quiet, comfortable and generally pleasant. Clearly the . place was either recently remodeled or is kept in such perfect condition that it seems so. I stayed there just overnight to break up a long driving trip. It...

Thank CharmedGuy
Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a great find -- an nicely updated, clean, pretty motel building with off-street parking, friendly owners, complimentary good coffee and pastry/bread and fruit in the morning and complimentary water and soda (they suggest one per day) in a mini-frig in the office. The bed was comfortable, as was the lounge chair. There was a small office area with mini-frig....

1Thank EJS50
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Marin lodge at the same time last year. I am glad we decided to stay here again, the beds, linen, towels, shower even the soap are great. The best so far on our trip. The motel is located on the north side of the bay and there is a little travel time into San Francisco, 30...

Thank gregjmcd1966
Fort Bragg, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Marin Lodge is an older facility which has been nicely updated. It is clean and well maintained. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was quite compact but otherwise fine. (I loved the nice, fluffy towels they provided!) The room was very quiet, despite being located on a fairly busy street. My only complaint was that the heater blew directly...

Thank Gangamar
Colorado Spring
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The owners of this lodge take great care of this property and it shows. They are very friendly and accommodating. Our room with 2 beds was super cute and the beds were really comfortable. We loved our stay here and wanted to stay another day but they were booked. Good for them! We would definitely stay here again.

Thank C2Holm
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016

You get what you pay for. Rooms are a bit older, but clean and comfortable. Bathrooms very small. Located in a residential area, so only parking is in their small lot. Internet connection is terrible, gave up trying after a while. They offer a continental breakfast, but we left before they opened for breakfast.

1Thank Mary E
Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After reading past reviews of Marin Lodge we decided to stay there for three nights on a recent visit to San Francisco. What a good decision!! This is an older motel style facility but the rooms are large and in excellent condition. The grounds are surrounded in trees that shut out whatever noise there might be from the adjoining street....which...

Thank Rick W
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We booked this hotel for two nights for our San Francisco stay. The hotel room was comfortable size. Queen bed, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, soft and ample towels, long "L" shaped counter above the fridge for work space or place for your luggage. The toilet is vacuumed assist so it is noisy when flushed. Water was hot when desired. We...

Thank Chris G

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Marin Lodge

Address: 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-1218
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: £91 - £121 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All floors are on the ground floor with easy access (I think)”
PROBERTSON2014, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good.”
dianek159, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Didn't use ac.... opened windows.”
Nineteen59, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only 10 guest rooms. Easy to full house. Suggest you book it fast... no regret.”
  • With refrigerator & microwave.
  • Very clean.
  • 2 queen size beds in Room #102
MadamZoro, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms toward either end are closer to outdoor furniture”
jessied21, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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