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“Charming, but needs a little touch up”
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San Anselmo Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 San Anselmo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The staff and welcome at The San Anselmo Inn couldn't be nicer. We were even given an upgrade, from a king to a king suite. While that room looks out over downtown San Anselmo, the town is very quiet at night, so it was no problem at all.
Overall, the room felt a bit run down, albeit in a charming way. Especially the bathroom needs upgrading. Wifi worked perfectly. I would have liked to be able to make tea in the room, although staff immediately made us two cups of camomile at my request (no charge). Breakfast was good with an excellent, fresh frittata made personally by one of the ladies who works there. Yum.
Much more personal than a hotel, of course. I would go back for sure!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Lee K
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SAwatch, Front Office Manager at San Anselmo Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2014

Dear Lee,
Thank you so much for your nice review! Our number one goal at the San Anselmo Inn is that our guests feel welcome and at home, we are thrilled that we were able to do so for you.
We are happy to let all our guests know that we will be doing some renovating and updating to the rooms over the next few months. We hope you will come back and stay with us after our improvements are made and give us your feedback!

Happy New Year to you and your husband!
San Anselmo Inn staff

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This inn is located near fun shops & restaurants. The staff was warm & helpful. The breakfasts were fantastic with fresh home baked goods and great quiche! The rooms are clean and there are a variety of different sized rooms to choose from. A delightful place to stay

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank susansox
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SAwatch, Guest Relations Manager at San Anselmo Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our town and Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, our goal is to give our guests the best possible experience and to make them feel at home. We hope to see you again sometime soon!
Kalika

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a lovely, little Bed and Breakfast in San Anselmo! The building itself is 100 years old so most bathrooms are small and basic. The room we had didn't have AC but there was a fan in the closet area that we used just to keep the air moving. I'm sure we had the smallest room in the hotel but we only expected to sleep there and eat breakfast. There are two rooms in this hotel that share a bathroom in the hall so ask if that's the room you're getting. I would assume they would tell you that at booking, The room was clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was a great variety with homemade muffins and a hot entree such as quiche or frittata made by Patti. There were also bowls of freshly cut fruit, croissants, breads, muffins and bagels, cooked eggs and yogurt. And dried cereal for those who prefer that. Coffee, orange juice and cute, little pots of tea were there too! They have just moved their breakfast area to the back off the patio and are in the process of sprucing up the outside patio to make it more appealing for sitting and visiting. The staff was so nice and answered all my questions, Free parking is provided if you park in the bank parking lot a short block away with a paper they give you to put on your dashboard. They lock the door to this hotel about 8pm (I think) so they give you a real key to the door to get yourself into the lobby after the office closes for the evening and a separate key to open your room so you'll have to carry around keys to keep track of. There is a phone number to call if you have need for some help after hours, which we didn't need, There was a nice flat-screen tv on the wall in our room which got HBO and I did get on to the wi-fi in the hotel, This was a comfortable place and much calmer than staying in the city and definitely more economical. There is a garbage pick up daily so rooms In the back will hear the garbage truck about 6 am except on sun. This would be perfect for early risers! Not so good for late sleepers. We were overall very happy with this stay,

Room Tip: Rooms in back will hear the garbage pick up early, Rooms in front might hear morning street traffic...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank 245Mimi
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Myself & my wife stayed at San Anselmo Inn last Saturday. We had an excellent welcome. Our room was just fine. The next morning Patti made a wonderful breakfast with lots of wonderful treats. Overall the value was excellent & the positive attitude was wonderful to experience. All we can say is that we would heartily recommend a stay in such a cool place as San Anselmo & the San Anselmo Inn is a wonderful base for wining,dining or just chilling out. Thanks so much! guys.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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SAwatch, Guest Relations Manager at San Anselmo Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Tom,
One of the things we love about San Anselmo is its location with access to wine country, the ocean and SF (as you mentioned in your review), and we are glad you were able to take advantage of it! Thank you so much for your review and we hope you will be back for another visit soon!

Warmly,
Kalika

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed here because there was nothing affordable in Sausalito and we didn't want to end our Hwy 1 adventure with a Best Western. This is the ONLY place to stay in Anselmo, a very small town, where you stay if you need to be in Marin for other reasons (like hike at Point Reyes or Muir woods--which is exactly why we stayed here---plus, it's not terribly far, under an hour, from the San Fran airport).

This is a b and b, rather than a hotel, with nicely decorated rooms. The bathrooms are bright and clean (we had our own, but you could get a room with a shared bath--those were not so bright), but the Jacuzzi tub wasn't working when we were there (and it looks like it never works, so don't stay here for that reason). The women at the front desk were VERY helpful (one printed our boarding passes for us and gave us detailed directions to the airport--thank you!!), and the breakfast IS sumptuous! The innkeeper provides newspapers to read with your breakfast, too (to me, this is a wonderful addition). On weekend evenings, there is wine tasting and appetizers.

Great place to stay if you want to be in the center of Marin county.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank StaceyLeeDee
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Really basic rooms and hallway was a little run down.

Breakfast was plentiful - there were several varieties of quiche when I was there. There was also an apple pastry dish and other baked goods.

Chocolate chip cookies are set out in the evening.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank lexaopi9
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The central part of Marin has few hotel options and most are in the budget category. The San Anselmo Inn is a nice alternative and best of all is located right in the heart of San Anselmo, a charming little California town. San Anselmo is full of boutiques, restaurants and bars and also offers some good bicycling options.

The Inn itself is not luxurious but offers good value. I had some issues with my room which was due to the fact that my room was in the very back of the Inn. I had no Wifi service in my room and the alley way in back was noisy. My room was nice, and the bathroom was recently upgraded. I did not have a chance to try the breakfast unfortunately.

Room Tip: I had room 35 in the very back which I would not recommend.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about San Anselmo Inn

Address: 339 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2647
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Anselmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in San Anselmo
Price Range: £132 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — San Anselmo Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a historic, turn of the century building, in the quaint and charming town of San Anselmo, our Inn offers the very best in hospitality and personalized service. We provide the comfort and modern amenities that insure your stay in the San Francisco Bay Area will be memorable and satisfying and a generous breakfast buffet is included with your room. While our staff is at your service to plan side trips, tours to the wine country, or other exciting adventures, business travelers will also find the casual, quiet atmosphere and central location ideal for productive work days, and our proximity to great dining within walking distance, the perfect place to relax. Homemade chocolate chip cookies served fresh every afternoon!Free wi-fi and free overnight parking. Try our VALENTI & CO, our new restaurant by Chef Duilio Valenti, born and raised in Milan, who brings to San Anselmo the cuisine inspired by the love of his homeland and the incredible quality of our Northern California wholesome ingredients. ... more   less 
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