Tucked away in the redwoods just off Mill Valley's town square, the heart of the quaint little town, this little hotel offers a beautifully restful experience at the heart of Marin County and within very easy reach of San Francisco itself. For us it has become a tradition to stay here for our first couple of nights after flying in long distance (inter-continental) to get over the jet-lag. The staff are very hospitable and helpful and you can be guaranteed a genuinely warm welcome and help with any problems.
Mill Valley itself is a wonderful contrast to the hassle and bustle of San Francisco, yet it is only about a ten minute drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge. And it's close to the harbour at Sausalito, with its waterfront restaurants etc (though Sausalito is somewhat 'touristy'), and, just over the hill and an easy drive through the road which winds over the outer slopes of Mount Tamalpais, the Pacific Ocean.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates quality.
"Bumper" from London, UK
Tucked away in a redwood grove at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais the Mill Valley Inn combines the sophistication of a …More
We stayed here for one night on a road trip from Southern California up the coast to Portland. The property apparently is an old-style motel (parking outside the rooms) that has been completely redone. The room and bathroom were small by today's standards, and would not be suitable for any more than 2 people. The room had a nice little balcony overlooking the courtyard and that made the room seem larger. Bed was very comfortable and the room and bathroom were immaculate. A full breakfast is provided, but it is in a restaurant a short distance away that isn't open in the mornings. It's a very easy walk, but it might be a little bit of hassle in bad weather. The breakfast was really good, providing both hot and cold options and fresh fruit. Also the restaurant gave plenty of seating, which can sometimes be a problem in other hotels. We didn't use the internet, so I can't comment on that.
It was truly a home away from home. The staff treated us like old friends. We were exceedingly comfortable -- the pillows were especially awesome. Our room looked out at the bay. Love the location of the hotel, as well. My partner and I grew up in Marin, so we are very familiar with the surroundings and other options. We are looking forward to coming back again, staying longer, and bringing our dogs with us next time. Thanks so much, Holiday Inn Express, and Expedia for helping us out!
Our party of three spent two nights here exploring Marin County. Short drive to Muir Woods, Muir and Stinson Beaches and Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Nice walking paths with bay views for a stroll and exercise just a block away. The room was nice and clean, included a mini kitchen w/full size refrigerator, microwave. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly too! I will definitely be back and recommend this location!
Suzie from Sacramento, CA
This San Rafael hotel is 17 miles south of Sonoma and 20 miles north of San Francisco; China Camp State Park is 8 miles …More
Room was clean and bedding very comfortable. Buffet breakfast included cooked to offer as well. Food was hot and fresh, best breakfast we had so far from hotel provided breakfast. We would stay here again when visiting San Francisco area.
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