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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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California
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27 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
2 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael

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