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Villa Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 San Rafael B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Another ratings source listed this property reasonably highly, but that was clearly in error. This is a tired, old-fashioned property, with thin sheet and gouges in the walls.It's the kind of place where the motorcycle travelers sit in their front door and smoke. I checked out early. The desk clerk was a bright spot, a friendly French lady, but that was about all.

And when will motels realize that modern travelers need electrical outlets, and lots of them, especially beside the bed?

Room Tip: There are rooms in the office wing that might be a little quieter.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Upon check in, the floor was littered with food debris, indicating they did not vacuum between guests. Not the end of the world, we could deal. The wallpaper was stained all over, and peeling very bad. Shower door only had half of it there. The final stay came when we were going to bed there was a bed bug crawling on the blanket. We informed the front desk of this and even showed it to the woman and she was unapologetic, verbally abusive. Save your money and go somewhere else

  • Stayed: March 2014
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6  Thank bsm1982
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Okay, it's "retro" in deco but it was clean, cheap, easy to find.
We just wanted to crash out after a concert and didn't want to drive home so we choose this place online. It's not a resort !!!
We liked checking in early. Quiet for a busy street.
The complimentary breakfast was something you could get from a vending machine.

Do check out their neighbors- the garden shop next door-good ideas and like a walk in a park.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank joni h
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I was so disappointed, the location was great and the pictures looked very inviting. The room needs a complete face lift. The shower water is destroying the corner of the bathroom. There is a huge hole where the linoleum is cracked and floor underneath is rotting. Under the bathroom is sink is moldy, the carpet needs cleaning, and the place smelled. The pool is empty and old furniture is heaped by it. I'm only sorry I didn't read the reviews first, I don't recommend staying there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank hopskipandjump2013
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I stayed here on a road trip with friends. I'm sure their rates change through the year. During our stay it was about a hundred / night. That was fine, but we had particular problems with rude staff, so I don't recommend staying here. I'd choose a more expensive / less convenient place over Villa Inn.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Dan Y
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Marin County is an expensive place but, do yourself a favor, pay for a more expensive place. Walls so then you hear everything in adjoining rooms. Torn curtain linings, bedspread hole, hole in wall, walls dirty. Only good thing I can say is the towels were thick and clean.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank goldiep
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Villa Inn is a small, inexpensive hotel, great for a road trip. In a quiet residential neighborhood, with nice accommodating staff and a very reasonable price, it is a decent place to stay when passing through the area north of San Francisco.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 1600 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-1931
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in San Rafael
Price Range: £82 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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