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Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Novato
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2 reviews
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“Very Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This hotel is well designed and attractively appointed. The rooms are pleasant and well lighted. The ADA rooms are well appointed and convenient which is a real plus. Unfortunately, the breakfast is standard motel fare, the only minus for this property.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey. Although you made some nice comments, clearly we failed to meet your expectations. I appreciate your contribution about your disappointment with the complimentary continental breakfast. We will always try make updates and changes based on our customers suggestions where we can. Thank you for the valuable input.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Have stayed here in the past and it is a nice facility and location. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, lots of space. But wow! they have not done a good job using sound dampening technology. Unless there are few guests surrounding you or you are set way away from the parking lot and road, it is pretty loud.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey. Although you made some nice comments, clearly we failed to meet your expectations. I 'm so sorry to hear about the noise. That's really unusual for this property. We must have had some excessively noisy guests. Thank you for the valuable input.


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Fallbrook, California
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a large King room, very nice. Balcony with outdoor seating. Fitness room, business center, friendly staff. Restaurant adjacent. They did have meeting rooms at this location also. Close to the Sonoma vineyards and convenient to 101.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Shillington, United States
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in June 2014. I don't go into details about furnishings, soaps, "inspired interiors" stuff like that. It's a nice clean hotel, nice surroundings, easy to get onto the 101, etc. The room was perfect for me, had great wifi and the water pressure was good. These really are the only things things that I care about. Two things I would change is to have a mini fridge and microwave in the room, but that's not a big deal. Maybe there are rooms that have those items, but mine did not.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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HotelManager049, General Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for the great review and mentioning the items that stood out for you. We appreciate it. Actually, all of our rooms do have refrigerators, we just cleverly conceal them. I am sorry it was not obvious. Please know you may always call us to inquire about items that would make your stay more enjoyable. We do have microwaves available upon request. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you
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Davis, United States
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

It is everything you want short of a 5 star experience. Clean, working, good people, enjoyable. Unless you are the Ritz breed, this will work well. Flat screen TV, Pool, Hot Tub, Work Out room, breakfast, etc..

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Amazing review!! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the other readers. Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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Seattle
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The hotel is north of Sausalito/San Rafael area, but still only 30min drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and SF. I personally think it is one of the nicer BW around the area for the price. Front desk was friendly and fast in checking us in. The rooms were big and spacious, clearly a little dated, but clean and comfortable.

The breakfast was the standard fare of different cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast, bagels, sweet stuff, coffee, tea and waffles. The only thing I missed was proper scrambled eggs, they had some wired egg muffins which were so not good at all. Room had free wifi with decent speed and I think all (or most) of the rooms have a balcony to sit out on. Very nice for relaxing in the evening. Pool was also nice and they had table tennis on the upper part of their deck.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for the great review...especially the part where about us being a nicer Best Western and mentioning the friendly staff. We hope to welcome you again when you stay in the area.

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Long Island City, New York
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Spouse and I, and adult son, have just enjoyed two-night stay here as base while exploring Point Reyes, etc. We received an e-mail in advance of our arrival, check-in was prompt, all staff was professional and welcoming. Room was decent size, two queen beds were comfortable, water was hot, towels were fluffy, drains ran freely. (I hate standing in a puddle while showering.) Despite hotel being a sell-out, all was quiet: no slamming doors or loud noise from hallway. There is 24-hour lobby coffee - Starbucks.

Complementary breakfast included in room price. My only quibble is the overabundance of carbs in breakfast choices. Only protein was hard boiled eggs, pre-peeled. Also, the yogurt on offer - Yoplait - is a brand I dislike. But then, I dislike most 'free breakfasts.'

Two bonuses: one is Wildfox Restaurant (see separate review) - a short walk away, through parking lot. This is wonderful option for those not familiar with the area, and not wishing to go searching for a good dinner after a long drive to hotel, or after sightseeing.

Second bonus was seeing quail, and a family of deer in early morning. Deer wandered and munched on shrubs for about ten minutes right outside our window. Wildlife viewing might be taken for granted in this area, but for folks from back East, it was really special.

Also, hotel is easy to find: just off Hwy 101, between Novato and San Rafael.

Room Tip: If hoping to see wildlife, ask for room facing the hill behind hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Jessica S, Manager at Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Wow...thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our property so much. We hope to welcome you back soon!!

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Property: Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
Address: 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949-6657 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Novato Oaks Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > Novato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Novato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the scenic hills of Northern Marin County, the Novato Oaks Inn is a green certified 100% non-smoking hotel. Situated halfway between the business communities of Novato and San Rafael, the Inn is ideally suited for both the leisure and corporate traveler. Our 107 spacious guest rooms and suites are the largest in Marin County and have been designed to bring you the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The award winning staff greets you in the warm and comfortable lobby with a cozy private library. Each morning you'll enjoy a free deluxe continental breakfast buffet served on the mezzanine level. ... more   less 
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