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Mill Valley Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Mill Valley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Located right in charming Mill Valley, this small hotel is just fantastic. It has just 20 or so rooms.The rooms are well appointed, quiet and comfortable. It is within short walking distance of many restaurants in Mill Valley. There is complimentary wine and cheese each evening on the terrace and the complimentary breakfast is full of fresh fruits, lox, bagels, oatmeal and make your own waffles. The helpful breakfast staff offers to make lattes. The breakfast alone is worth $30 for a couple. Redwood trees make for a great view as you have your breakfast or wine and cheese. Definitely recommended.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Aside from a few possible nits (not worth picking) this inn offers much more than excellent lodging. It may not be paradise but if you just want to get away for a couple of days it could be. We are California Central Valley residents--a place of sometimes intolerable summer heat, often bad air quality and a general dearth of good dining alternatives. To us the Mill Valley Inn (and the area) offers a great getaway. We've stayed here three or four times over the last four years . . . each stay has been excellent--if consistent quality is one of your values this place has it. We have always stayed on the backside of the third floor, preferring room 12, a king balcony. It's almost unbelievable that the balcony can be so quite in a well traveled area--sometimes the only sound is wind passing through the redwood trees and our sips of wine. We imagine the rooms in the forest or those facing the street offer equally enjoyable sensations. We've never stayed during the heat of summer before--a little different experience--many families as opposed to business types, romantic couples and middle-agers on getaways. Fellow guests have always been very friendly which adds to the general ambiance and to the enjoyment of breakfast and wine time. We highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Marin County who seeks out a non-freeway lodging with some legitimate character. On this particular visit we enjoyed long walks on Muir and Stinson Beaches . . . a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and back, lunch at Scoma's in Sausalito and two very good dinners in walking distance. That's our kind of getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Stayed there week of August 12, 2014. Large room very comfortable. They have an extensive free breakfast and a lovely late afternoon wine a cheese gathering which we very much enjoyed. Service friendly and very helpful. Easy walk to some excellent restaurants and a quiet location.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed at the Mill Valley Inn for five nights in August. A number of our friends stayed there as well. Everyone loved the Inn: its centralized location,the helpfulness of the staff, the excellent breakfasts, and the well-furnished, high ceilinged rooms. There are many nice restaurants within a few blocks of the inn, as well. Highly recommended!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Excellent location within walking distance of restaurants, walking trails, bars and stores. Rooms are comfortable and there is a great 2nd floor deck that looks out over a grove of redwoods. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Check out the walking trail just up the road to Cascade Falls - great lazy walk in the redwoods..

Room Tip: 25 rooms, 16 in the main building - 3rd floor facing the redwoods would be best. Theyalso have 2...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed at the Mill Valley in for 3 nights. The room was exceptionally comfortable. The location right in town was wonderful. The breakfast is delicious, as is the wine and snacks mid afternoon. One night I was awoken by dripping water from the wall AC unit. Luckily none of my electronics got ruined, because I woke up. We informed the front desk in the morning, and they did refund us partially for the night. If you can get a back room, that would be best to avoid road traffic noise. I love Mill Valley and all its natural beauty! We rode hiked the Dipsea, which is just up the block.

Room Tip: Choose a back room, away from the street. But on the other hand the afternoon sun coming into our...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

My husband took me on a trip to Mill Valley for my 40th birthday. The staff was wonderful and attentive from the moment we walked in the door. They remembered my birthday and had cake and wine waiting for me when I got to my room. My husband is a very light sleeper and our room was just outside the elevator. He asked to change rooms even though the hotel was booked solid the entire week of our stay. The ladies at the front desk did everything they could to accommodate our request and we ended up changing rooms the next day. The rooms are nice and cozy with nice views of the town. Breakfast and wine and cheese in the lobby was an added bonus. I'm already dreaming of my next trip to the area. I will definitely stay at the Mill Valley Inn again.

Room Tip: Can't go wrong at this hotel although I did wonder about the rooms right above the second level...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mill Valley Inn

Address: 165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mill Valley
Price Range: £188 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mill Valley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mill Valley Inn is the one and only hotel in downtown Mill Valley. This intimate property is tucked away in a redwood grove at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais. Just steps away from the bustling town plaza, guests of Mill Valley Inn enjoy convenient access to galleries, fine restaurants, boutiques and theaters, as well as close proximity to the many hikes and scenic vistas that Mt. Tamalpias has to offer. Mill Valley Inn combines the sophistication of a small European hotel with the cozy charm of a historic California mill town. ... more   less 
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