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Stunning SAN Fran Bay/ MT TAM Views, Sleeps 6, LRG Apt. w Pool, Quiet & Clean!!
£492
per night
30 Dec-31 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Owner was very friendly & welcomed us on arrival. She was easy to contact with any needs.

"The pool is set in the perfect location, great views on the property. We even had peach tree she shared with us. Picked the fruit fresh off the tree the entire trip, was delic! The space was perfect for a family of 5."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Stunning SAN Fran Bay/ MT TAM Views, Sleeps 6, LRG Apt. w Pool, Quiet & Clean!!
Views! Luxury Tuscan Villa 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 min
£196
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec
4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Romantic Adventure

"We visited for my husbands 40th birthday. The communication and detailed information from Steve was impeccable. I didn’t have to ask any questions because he was so thorough. The property is beautiful and the amenities are superb. There was snacks waiting for us. The owners have taken care of every ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Views! Luxury Tuscan Villa 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 min
Marin Lodge
2 out of 5
1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£85
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec
4.7/5Exceptional! (666 reviews)

"It was out of the way yet close to amenities that were convenient."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

Marin Lodge
Views! Elegant Private Suite 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins Sonoma Vineyards 25 Mins
£161
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec
4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Great weekend

"Home was immaculate and very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Views! Elegant Private Suite 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins Sonoma Vineyards 25 Mins
Views! Luxury Retreat on 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 Mins
£182
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
4.9/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
This place was amazing. Clean, well Appointed, quiet with beautiful views.

"There are 5 different rooms here and I would love to return to experience all of them."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Views! Luxury Retreat on 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 Mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 Mins
Villa Inn
2 out of 5
1600 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£89
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
3.5/5Good! (473 reviews)

"Pleasant, straightforward motel in a quiet part of San Rafael."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Villa Inn
15 Min North Golden Gate Bridge/hot Tub/sauna/jacuzzi/pets/wheelchair
£173
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (31 reviews)
A great little find

"This cottage was very clean and in a great location. Comfortably furnished and well appointed. We came up for a variety of appointments and it suited our needs perfectly."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019

15 Min North Golden Gate Bridge/hot Tub/sauna/jacuzzi/pets/wheelchair
Mid Century Modern Eichler Private Garden & Views!
£142
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfect

"Property was just as described and shown. It was very clean, easy to find and, in a great location. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Mid Century Modern Eichler Private Garden & Views!
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
2.5 out of 5
1775 Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£88
per night
26 Dec-27 Dec
3.5/5Good! (978 reviews)

"Property was relatively pleasant only issues were with check-in we had a large party and the computer systems were down when we arrived. A young lady and her partner were cursing at the elderly attendant because they had been there 3 hours and their room key wasn’t working and the attendant had forgotten ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
Rare Secluded Marin Gem - 600 sq ft
387 Margarita Dr, San Rafael, CA
£213
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Quiet guest suite with a beautiful view.

"My husband and I stayed here during what was mostly a visit to SF. The suite was nicely decorated with a relaxing atmosphere. The bedroom had a beautiful view of the bay. We like to keep to ourselves and we hardly noticed that people were in the same building most of the time. It was pretty easy ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

Rare Secluded Marin Gem - 600 sq ft
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Visiting San Rafael

Families will find kid-friendly activities in San Rafael, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its festivals, entertainment and forests. Top sights around the area include Muir Woods National Monument, Angel Island and Golden Gate Bridge.

  • There are 33 hotels and other accommodation options in San Rafael
  • The closest major airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Rafael

The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Marin History Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the forests and these places to visit: Gerstle Park, China Camp State Park and McNears Beach Country Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market is a favourite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 33 hotels and other accommodation options to select from in San Rafael. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Marin Lodge - Amenities at this 2-star hotel include free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and bar at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an in-room MP3 dock.
  • North Bay Inn - With a stay at this 2-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Muir Woods National Monument, located 6 mi (9.6 km) from the heart of the city, and Angel Island, which is 8.8 mi/14.2 km away.

Dressing for San Rafael

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 18°C and the night-time average to be 5°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • July to September averages 27°C during the day and 12°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 25°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • San Rafael gets about 885 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 6°C

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