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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Nice location, accessible to San Francisco and other locations, friendly reception staff, clean, lots and lots of pillows on the bed! No air conditioning (maybe not normally necessary, but it was a hot day) but we did have a back door - which was kind of different - and windows that opened. Noisy street with the evening commute (bumper to bumper which made it difficult to access local restaurants) but quiet in the morning. The beeping noise (the door chime through a loud speaker?) was irritating - the noise ended before bedtime.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

I felt the need to defend this freeway motel a bit. I like to go see shows in Mill Valley and this is a great place to stay. It is old and crappy, yes, but if you try you can get a room for $40 a night. The bed was actually comfortable, the pillows were fine. The closet was big enough that we had a friend sleep in there with her roll out and they had their own room. This is not a "nice hotel" this is a freeway stop off. The rooms are huge with rear and front entrances. The walls/floor are thin, so bring ear plugs. We stayed 4 nights and I was totally satisfied. It's just a place to sleep after all. There's so much to do in the area, we were never there otherwise.

If you're looking for a motel 6 grade place to stop off where you can get a really cheap rate (esp for mill valley), this is your place. If you want nice clean everything and new amenities, go pay $150 somewhere else and enjoy it!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We've come back here many times. It is usually quite a bargan, well situated near where the 101 and 1 meet. It's a straight shot into San Francisco. The rooms are quite large and have front and back doors. We got a two room suite for $119 last time and wished we could have taken it with us the whole trip. Decent breakfast. We've always had a clean room and no problems.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

The price for 3 nites was $267 which was good and it was close to where we had to be. The pics looked OK on line which was how I booked. Big disappointment when I walked in, walls dirty, comforter on beds soiled and raggy. Mattress very soft, doesn't look like anything kept up, very outdated. Bathroom reasonably clean but could not get tap in tub to run without showerhead running at the same time. Flat screen tv on wall but had to get batteries replace in remote before it worked. Telephone did not work, just a fuzzy dial tone, no phone book in room or information on surrounding area amenities. Management not very helpful and did not speak english well. Had a microwave and fridge which was good. Also free wifi, continental breakfast, just basics and bad coffee. No sound proofing in ceiling so lots of noise from room above us. If you are just looking for a place to spend one night, it would work but after that it is pretty terrible.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Bad. When I arrived, they said, "It's $149 a night." (I didn't have a reservation.) I said, "It's only $95 online!" But the desk clerk refused come down on the price, so I said, "Fine, I'll go book the room from my phone." She immediately changed her tone, "No no no, $95 is fine." I should have known right then that nothing would be above board. The curtains were ripped and I had to pin them closed with my hair clips. I later asked the manager, "Did you know the curtains were ripped?" He did, but he didn't care. He didn't even look up from his phone. Also, tub didn't work, carpet was sticky and stained and melted in spots, room reeked of smoke, fridge didn't work, all the lights had compact fluorescent bulbs in a nightmarish green. Coffee machine didn't work at breakfast. It's Mill Valley, yes, but it's right on the freeway, with incessant traffic noise and a view of a parking lot. Not recommended.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

The young lady at the reception was very helpful to someone who does't know the secrets of a washing machine. The hotel was very convenient for San Francisco which was what I required. The room was very large, quiet and clean. The shower needed some clean up work done it No coffee facilities. Overall a clean, convenient hotel and a very reasonable price

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We paid $419.32 for two nights. Only place available and they gouged the price. The room was terrible. The drapes were broken and wouldn't close (they had to bring safety pins to close them) the lamp socket was broken off with exposed "hot" wiring, they had to bring another lamp, The switch was borken in the closet leaving it dark. They couldn't fix that. The TV didn't work. The back door just had one latch making you feel unsafe. They didn't even have a ball point pen or a box of kleenex in the room. The manager came out of his quarters (after hitting the bell a dozen times) with feathers or fuzz stuck to his sweater. Smelled like Indian cooking coming from the room. His daughter tried to appease us by trying to correct the problems but it was to no avail. The rear parking lot had garbage and trash tossed all over the place. This place is a real dump. I will never stay at any of this chain's motels.........ever........I'll sleep in the car before I do that.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 155 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3638
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Price Range: £67 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 1.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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