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Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed here in July 2014 and it was perfect for our needs. We wanted to see Muir Woods and the coast before heading into downtown San Francisco for a few days. This hotel was perfectly situated -- we drove up to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, and Stinson Beach. We borrowed the hotel's bikes and rode down to Sausalito, too. The hotel is right on the water with lovely views just a few steps away. The complimentary breakfast had more than enough choices and really filled us up. And the staff were really friendly. We arrived at midnight our first night and it was really refreshing (after a day of travel troubles) to see a smiling face, get checked in, and get directions to a restaurant that was open at that hour.

Room Tip: Ask to stay at the back of the hotel -- those rooms are closest to the water and away from the road
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Tara W,
Thank you for taking the time to post your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley. We are glad you were able to take advantage of the hotel amenities and that you received a welcoming arrival. Thank you again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

More affordable than most places & so convenient to the Golden Gate park & much more. The staff was friendly & the free breakfast offered more options than some places we've stayed. They offered us "smores kits" that we enjoyed having on their patio. We would stay there again.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Carolyn M
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Carolyn M.,
Thank you taking the time to post your Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley hotel experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our location, free breakfast, friendly staff and last but not least the patio and smores. Thank you again for your business and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

very close to Sausalito and much less expensive then there;
hint: you can rent bikes and then go to Sausalito to dining > it made fun and better then go again by car
pool: very welcome after hot day
breakfast: OK, not more

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Wolpe24
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Wolpe24,
Thank you for posting your comments about your recent hotel stay at the Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the complimentary bikes, heated outdoor pool and spa and proximity to Sausalito. I am sorry the breakfast was not to your liking. The breakfast we serve is a standard at all Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the United States.
Thank you agin for your business and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

It is not so fancy but it is a relaxing place. The view is wonderful as well as the location. The rooms are decent for the price.
The customer service was not so great. The young lady was definitely not happy to be working there.
They do not have elevators which is a bit of a problem for elders.
The breakfast they serve in the lobby has variety and it is delicious.
Overall the place is nice and decent!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank Daisy13m
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Daisy13m,
I want to apologise for receiving a less than welcoming impression of the front desk. I will review your comments with the front desk staff. I am glad you felt the room and breakfast representated a value for you. Thank you again for your comments and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel location has easy access to freeways and is close to so much. The hotel is old, but clean and staff is friendly. Nice warm pool and have bikes you can borrow, nice trails around the bay! only minutes away from the city, but you don't have all the people

Room Tip: Rooms on bottom floor have easy access to pool and hammocks.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear Patty T,
Thank you for positing tour Holiday Inn Express Hotel survey on Trip Advisor. We do take all guest comments to heart. We are happy you enjoyed the staff and all of the hotel amenities. We are located in a great area with lots of outdoor things to do. We are glad you took advantage of it. Thank you again for your business and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The price was right. Ideal location. Easy in & out of The City. Wonderful service. Completmentary free breakfast & Smores around the evening fire.All around excellent for family stay.
Thank you Mill Valley Holiday Inn Express...you made an "end of summer hurrah" with my grandkids special!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Good4Granny,
Thank you for taking the time our of your day to post your recent hotel experience at the Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley. We are glad your enjoyed all of the amenities the hotel has to offer. We aill be sure to share your comments with the rest of the team. Thank you again for your business and we look foward to seeing you soon!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were a group on 21 travelling on Harleys for 3 weeks, some hotels were prepared and dealt with us very well, others, like HIE mill Valley were disappointing.

Expensive, average service and rooms that smelt of smoke. Not particularly impressed.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Jeffery D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear donmalcom,
Thank you for taking the time to post your hotel experience from the Holiday Inn Express on trip advisor. I am sorry you encountered a smoke smell in your room. We are a 100% non smoking hotel but as you can imagine it can be difficult to police. We should have caught it before you checked in and I am sorry we missed it.. Thank you again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again soon!

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Address: 160 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610 (Formerly Tam Woods Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Price Range: £112 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What will you do today in Mill Valley? Each day is a new adventure at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley, located in scenic Marin County. Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area sits against a breathtaking backdrop near the base of Mount Tamalpais, overlooking peaceful wetlands and bike paths. Natural beauty shines in our Mill Valley hotel, which grants access to some of Northern California’s most visited attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, and the renowned Napa Valley wine country. After an adventurous day exploring the bustling city of San Francisco or the beautiful outdoors of Marin County, relax by the outdoor pool under a private cabana. Borrow a bike from our Bike Center and pedal along the nearby bike paths or roast marshmallows around our outdoor fire pit. Or stay in with the family and watch a DVD from our movie library in one of our newly redesigned guestrooms. Featuring modern, convenient and thoughtful services and amenities designed to keep you comfortable, well rested and entertained, Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area provides the ideal home base for those looking to experience the vast playground that is the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Express Sausalito
Holiday Inn Mill Valley
Mill Valley Holiday Inn

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