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North Bay San Rafael

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   855 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA 94901
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a week for the last week of July 2014. The room was clean, the lobby was clean, and the service was excellent. There is a coffee shop around the corner for specialty coffees and pastries. The only negative was that the website states they have complimentary bottled water; when we asked for it,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel was perfect for our needs as we began a roadtrip to the Redwood Forest. We landed in San Francisco late in the evening, picked up a rental car and made the easy 30 minute drive to the North Bay Inn. The clerk was friendly and pleasant, and the room was spacious and very clean. We slept like babies... More

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basel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This motel is on the edge of an industrial neighborhood and is sited directly off the freeway. There were guys hanging out on the curb just outside of our room and I worried about theft and personal safety. But the room itself was surprisingly comfortable and clean, and the noise outside never bothered us inside and we didn't experience any... More

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Discovery Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed two nights this last weekend. Our stay was very nice and we already have reservations for next weekend. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet with no noise from the street. TV was above average size for a hotel and the room was clean and roomy. The location is perfect for attending concerts at Terrapin... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I stayed here while my apartment was being readied. I had tried some of the other nearby hotels and was very pleasantly surprised by North Bay Inn. This place was by far the most comfortable of any in the area. Staff was excellent as was housekeeping. I stayed on the 2nd floor in a large room and the King bed... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The room was clean and comfortable, and the price was good. However, it was very noisy in the early morning, due to being right next to the highway. Unless you are a really sound sleeper, the noise will wake you up at about 6:00 a.m. Also, the parking lot is overcrowded at night, and there does not seem to be... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Reservations were confirmed months in advance. We got there and the room we reserved was not available. Were told all we have is this smaller room -take it or leave it, and no there will not be a refund in the price difference for the rooms. The 'manager' continued to be rude and of no help, telling us that we... More

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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405 reviews 405 reviews
198 hotel reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Don't expect a 5 stars hotel, but I was very happy about this nice small hotel... The room was very small but very comfortable... Very good double bed, flat screen TV, green Eco products for the body, good ac control system, fridge and all... Very clean and nice bathroom... Very courteous customer service... Very limited parking spaces and I don't... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I was worried about booking this motel after reading the reviews. Especially the statements about not honoring reservations. However, the price was right... We arrived early (about 3:00 PM) because of review statements that had been made and we were already in the area visiting relatives.. I figured the earlier the better. We didn't have any problems, and got a... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The website and photos are completely false. The hotel is not located by water or an inn, but rather a run down, filthy dump in the middle of a dangerous industrial park along side a highway. I have never seen such false advertising. Unfortunately, my car broken down traveling through San Rafael. My Navigation system directed me to a garage... More

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Address: 855 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — North Bay San Rafael 2*
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