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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Panama Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in San Rafael
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a ways over the Golden Gate from San Francisco, in San Rafael, in the neighborhoods is The Panama. Very discreet place for an assignation, European rooms (my preference) for cheap with bath in hall, or swank suites. Down stairs is an excellent restaurant, really it all how you want it to be. No long halls hauling luggage, nearby gentle... More

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England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled at the bottom of the hill amongst the Victorians of Gerstle Park the twinkling lights in the conservatory danced at me every time we drove past on our way home, beckoning me to book dinner. What a delight. An quirky, charming, laid back and delightful restaurant, intimate and cheerful. Delicious food, every course well measured, beautifully presented, sadly too... More

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Groveland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Panama while in San Rafael for medical appointments. We had Mimi's Bungalow. It's simple yet luxurious. Beautifully funished with a delightful patio. We had friends over for wine and Hors'dourves in our suite, then dinner in the restaurant. Lovely all around. Dinner was great, even though staff was challenged to keep up with demand. Our dog... More

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Fairfax, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I visited Panama Hotel Restaurant on December 2, 2013 for a group business lunch. This was my first visit in many years and I enjoyed my meal, as did everyone in my group. I ordered the Golden and Red Beet Salad and the Dungeness Crab in half avocado. Both items were delicious! The ingredients were fresh and the display was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We visited friends in San Rafael and they recommended the Panama Hotel. We were unsure about our choice based on a few odd reviews, but after staying in Mimi's Bungalow for several nights, we can give a great review! Ground floor, farther away from the restaurant, quiet, spacious, clean, nicely decorated, with a comfy bed. The door opens onto a... More

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Chico, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Such a delightful experience----spotless, lovely furnishings, friendly staff, and so quaint. The bonus for us was the delicious restaurant packed both nights with locals. The live jazz groups were a great treat.

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

This B&B is located in a residential neighborhood of San Rafael Ca. We stayed in the Bordelo room. It is up a rather steep set of stairs. It has a queen bed in the bedroom with a flat screen tv and cable, two clothes closets, and a small balcony with one table and two chairs. The en suite bathroom includes... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Panama was the perfect base for our trip - loved the short drive over the Golden Gate each day and when it came to it, Napa seemed like it was just down the road. The room was beautifully finished and the bed was so comfy we nearly missed our flight. Dan, the owner, was a gentleman and the perfect... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night and that was one too many. The bed was lumpy, squeaky, and the room was beyond "quaint". The noise from kitchen staff through the walls together with exterior lighting blasting through the door made for a sleepless night. Spend a few more dollars and stay at a real hotel.

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Bolinas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have lived in Marin for years and I have on many occasions rented rooms at the Panama Hotel for special occasions. It used to be funky and fun, but the new owner (quite a few years back) has kept all the original charm, fixed it up, created some beautiful suites, and also runs a very good restaurant with music... More

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Address: 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in San Rafael

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