Historic Hotels in Mill Valley, California

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Uptown in Downtown Mill Valley! The Only 3bd/2ba in the Heart of the City!
4.9/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Lovely place

"The beds were very comfortable, kitchen delightful with an amazing supply of condiments and food items, cozy living room, and an extremely responsive and helpful host. The only minor problem we had was our big truck and the long narrow driveway. We would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Uptown in Downtown Mill Valley! The Only 3bd/2ba in the Heart of the City!
Travelodge by Wyndham Mill Valley/Sausalito
2 out of 5
707 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
23 Dec-24 Dec
3.1/5 (1,082 reviews)

"Best thing: staff. Good location. Spaciousvrooms and very helping and nice staff"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Mill Valley/Sausalito
Muir Woods Lodge
1.5 out of 5
155 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
3.1/5 (906 reviews)

"Room was clean and good sized , had a microwave and fridge which I felt was a bonus for the price we paid"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Muir Woods Lodge
Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
3 out of 5
160 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA
Free cancellation
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (1,448 reviews)

"Great staff, clean rooms, quiet area with a nice view."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
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Guide to Mill Valley Historic Hotels

Travelling to new places can be more than just checking off a place on your map, it can also be about taking in the history and culture of a region. A fantastic way to experience the region's culture is to immerse yourself in its history. Visiting landmarks or museums is a fine kick-off, but staying in a Mill Valley historic hotel can ferry you back in time. Pack your duffel (and no need for the time machine) as your Mill Valley historic hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

When you walk through the doors of your Mill Valley hotel, you'll be whisked to the past. With their classic charm and mesmerising histories, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these accommodations are vintage, they have of the modern comforts that help you relax or keep in touch during your stay. You'll discover rooms furnished with a comfy bed, lots of character, and just about anything else you'll need for a marvellous stay.

After you have spent time admiring the historic hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the museums and prominent landmarks. Of course, all this hopping through history will work up an appetite. Go through our guest reviews for suggestions from fellow travellers to help make your Mill Valley visit that much better. You can also ask your hotels' front desk staff to point to where the best areas to grab a pint or dinner in Mill Valley are.

Your Mill Valley Hotel Is Ready for You

Mill Valley has 4 vintage hotels that maintain the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous hotels are where notable poets may have stayed. You are sure to find a place possessing all the amenities and the traits you desire. Take advantage of the great Mill Valley deals here at Expedia, and make your visit unforgettable with a stay in a one-of-a kind accommodation.

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What is a historic hotel?


Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.


Do historic hotels in Mill Valley have modern facilities?


Yes. Mill Valley historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.


What is the oldest hotel in the world?


The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.