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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This hotel is an older one, but with big rooms. It is close to San Francisco. The staff is nothing special. Breakfast was very lousy. This hotel is really just for one night. The price is not equalent with the place.

Thank DanielLjubljana
Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Nice man behind reception desk. Room was clean and average. Breakfast was ok, coffee was awful. I would probably stay somewhere else if I were to visit San Rafael again. We were only passing through and stayed for one night.

Thank StephenD D
Vista, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This hotel is an older more personal place than in the city of San Francisco, I am sure. Stayed at this comfortable and friendly hotel for 4 days early in October. Close enough to San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf was 20 to 25 minutes away, and depending on the time of day, the traffic flowed right along. Muir Woods was even...

Thank nanaof4321
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: cheap for near Bay Area, breakfast included, good shower pressure, free parking, family-owned, microwave, fridge, and hairdryer in room Cons: incredibly run-down and shabby, neighborhood seems iffy I felt a sense of despair when we opened the door to our room. This place is beyond dated. The duvet cover looks like it's from the 1960s, including rips and cigarette...

Thank JenMInOHIO
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we were on the way going up to Redwood, and stayed one night at Villa Inn. the location was nice; close to downtown San Rafael and highway. but just like other reviewers say, room was VERY tired, and made me uncomfortable. breakfast was nice touch, but it was just local supermarket quality pastries, egg and banana. overall, just okay.

Thank KANA B
St. Helena
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasant staff, but a very tired budget motel. I spoke to Reception about the blackout curtains which were too old and worn out to close, making me feel exposed at night, and was told they were due to be replaced soon. Because of $$ I will probably stay there again next month and will see.

Thank Susan D
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We liked this place so much we asked for a second night. The room was clean, spacious and quiet. The refrigerator was convenient for keeping cool beverages which we purchased at a little market a few blocks away. The area around the Inn is very walkable and I was able to get some exercise and see some cute homes in...

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The staff is friendly, the breakfast buffet was OK, and the rooms were clean but could use a facelift. Definitely passable for an overnight stay. It's a good value within 30 minutes of San Francisco and the bay area.

Thank rbholder
Camarillo, California
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A little nicer and a little more expensive than the chain budget places. The bed was comfortable, but the pillows are pretty flat. Rooms have refrigerator and microwave. Bathroom is a little dated, but clean and functional. I couldn't find ESPN or any movie channels on their cable package. And the hot tub was out of order. Continental breakfast was...

Thank Hitcher84
Jenison, Michigan
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here just for one night on our trip up the coast. Chose it mostly for the price, and some reviews, but should have read more. The neighborhood is sketchy, and our room was on the backside of the hotel in an even more sketchy area. Basically you get what you pay for -- some of the younger locals...

Thank ChapsAhoy

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Villa Inn

Address: 1600 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-1931
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: $148 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Villa Inn San Rafael, Marin County
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“We were given a very quiet room upstairs in the back and enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles SanDiegoBJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust339, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“bottom floor if you are a fan of elevators”
 of 5 bubbles CSS9112014, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles lorrainee278, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“While this facility is next to the freeway, I never heard a sound from my room.”
 of 5 bubbles jack82099, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
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