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4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Panama Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in San Rafael
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

As an add-on to a work trip in San Francisco, I decided to spend the weekend in San Rafael. My European-style room at the Panama Hotel was perfect! Simple, cute, clean bedroom with an amazing restaurant downstairs and plenty of other options nearby. I explored trails and towns in the area and felt great coming "home" to the Panama Hotel.... More 

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were taken here by a friend who lives locally. The food was incredible and we really enjoyed the live music. Would highly recommend if you want high quality fresh food. We didn't stay at the hotel so can't review the rooms but restaurant-wise a big thumbs up.

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Central Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I had not heard of this hotel but were given a reference by a close friend. The hotel is tucked off the main area in a residential section, but we were very impressed with the condition, cleanliness and absolute charm of this hotel. Our room was the "Garden Room" with its own private patio. Beautifully decorated and... More 

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San Rafael, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
40 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Snuggled back in the little residential community of San Rafael hidden away from the noise downtown is a little hotel called the Panama hotel. Right next door to bagel mania. This place is so cool very rustic the rooms are nice the food is excellent and they have live music on the weekend. It's a totally great place to go... More 

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Venice, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A friend of mine had a wedding here and I booked a room at the hotel so I didn't have to drive anywhere. Have to say, after seeing the photos online I was a bit skeptical about the place but I really enjoyed our stay here. Stayed in the Captains room, which is small but adequate. Had a little kitchenette... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Someone described the hotel as "that funky little place in San Rafael," so I knew we weren't going to be at the Ritz. But I wasn't prepared for this. No AC in ground-floor rooms. "Oh, it stays pretty cool here in Marin Co" and the noise level from the adjoining restaurant until past 10 pm (we didn't even mention it... More 

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Hinckley Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited for 4 nights last May. We chose this hotel because of it's quiet location and easy access to the highway going into San Francisco. On the good side... the staff was very professional, polite, and helpful. The food was good and reasonably priced. And our safari room was relaxing, very quiet, and the bed was... More 

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We live 30 miles away...had a wedding to attend and thought...avant garde? We found it! Cozy bar, fabulous food, well appointed rooms and terrific customer service. Of special note was Juan, who was able to arrange transportation and the owner that takes pride in his establishment! Simple and healthful breakfast...fresh fruits and bakeries... VERY comfortable room! Big sumptuous shower for... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

in an incredible place just few miles form golden gate. i just stayeed for one night but found i lovely. nice people and the food is amazing. a lot of locals where arround for dinner, that can tell you all allways.

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Address: 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Number of rooms: 14

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