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Gerstle Park Inn

34 Grove Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014
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San Rafael, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Gerstle Park Inn was sold and has been turned back into a private residence. This was a lovely place to stay, however it is no more. I would suggest the Panama Hotel, which is also in Gerstle Park in San Rafael.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was a great inn for romance, quiet, relaxation and writing. I am sad it is now closed. Judy and Jim were great owners. The grounds were wonderful, park-like, and a short walk to downtown San Rafael for dinner. Will miss it.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you are in the Bay Area, have a car and want to hit multiple locations, this beautiful B&B cannot be beat. We were in a room on upper floor with paned windows and wonderful light. Breakfasts are excellent, owners seem pleasant and the house and grounds are beautiful. Easy access by car to SF, Marin County and the East... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed here three years ago and had a wonderful experience. When the time came for a return trip to California, there was no doubt that we wanted to stay here again. We could not ask for a better host (and breakfast chef) than Jim Dowling. He provides a lovely setting, well placed as a jumping off point for hiking... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our two night stay at Gerstle Park Inn. It is apparent when entering this B&B that this has been a labor of love for the owners/innkeepers. The decor is lovely, and has been thoughtfully furnished. Breakfast is elegantly served and a delight. The interesting history of the estate is well documented in a book. Our room was comfortable... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very quiet location. Our room was on the second floor, the San Rafael Suite. Tall people may have a problem with parts of the room due to low ceiling angles. We had a small private balcony - just right for two people. The room was a bit over-furnished, but that seems to be typical of B&Bs. Wine, Sherry in the... More 

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st petersburg florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We chose this B&B as our home base during a 5 day trip to wine country and it was ideal! Just 20" N of the SFO airport and within short drives of Sonoma, Healdsburg , and redwood parks. Grounds parklike, house decor Oriental/classic, not too "antiguey". Stayed in San Rafael Rm which is lovely, private porch amid the trees, roomy... More 

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san diego
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I spent two nights in the finest B $ B I have ever experienced. The quality of accommodation to rival 5 Star hotels. Host owners to rival the most accommodation hoteliers. Breakfast made too order. Wine chilled in the afternoon, Port on the sideserver. Sherry in the room. Decor and antiques superb. Setting is magnificent. Redwoods. Oaks. Greenery. I'd give... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Charming owners, nicely appointed rooms, and an awesome breakfast. It is on a quiet street in a residential area less than a mile from downtown. "Free range" deer in the backyard. Highly recommended. The hike in the Muir Woods was a treat.

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Stinson Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Inn is so peaceful and quite, the decor is amazing, its in the details. The room we stayed in was called The Lodge suite, nice living room, king size bed, lace curtains, just plain wonderful. We had wine and cheese on the verandah overlooking the beautiful garden and huge oak tree. Breakfast cooked by the owner Jim was outstanding.... More 

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Address: 34 Grove Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
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Number of rooms: 12
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