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Gerstle Park Inn

34 Grove Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in San Rafael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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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
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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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milwaukee
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6 helpful votes 6 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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Oregon
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31 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
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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 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I and our old timer pup recently stayed here for the second time. We were not disappointed and this second visit only served to reinforce our appreciation for the Gerstle Park Inn as a destination. The rooms are nicely appointed, and most if not all have a separate seating area, making the rooms feel spacious. It's a... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was a wonderful trip for us to eat amazing breakfasts and see sights in San Francisco, as well as get the inside "scoop" on everything. The room was amazing and beautiful. The whole time we were there, it was warm, friendly and inviting. Thanks again!

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Additional Information about Gerstle Park Inn

Also Known As:
Park Inn Gerstle
Park Inn San Rafael
Address: 34 Grove Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in San Rafael
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic estate on 2 1/2 acres, the Inn is a breathtaking example of comfortable elegance and refinement. With 12 rooms and cottages it provides a beautiful location for those wishing to escape city life and still enjoy access to all the attractions of the Bay Area. The Inn is furnished with Oriental and Western antiques. Rooms are stunning with private baths and patios or decks. A full hot breakfast is cooked to your order and in the evening wine is served. ... more   less 
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