We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Motel 6 San Rafael

737 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901 (Formerly Days Inn San Rafael/San Francisco)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Motel 6 San Rafael
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Motel 6 San Rafael
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    2
    10
    14
    11
    13
See reviews for
6
13
5
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (50)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (16)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (15)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Tucson AZ
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel was just renovated last year. It's immaculate, the staff is friendly, the bed is comfortable (extra points for a fitted bottom sheet!), safe, attractive and quiet. Did I forget anything? Oh yeah! your choice of three fresh brewed coffees in the morning. I stayed a second night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambria, California
Level Contributor
108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First time here, one week stay. Reviews were mixed but consistent with a common statement that the rooms were clean. And yes it was! Small fridge and microwave, nice little nook area for hanging clothes and storage. Clean bathroom, free wifi and W/D provided for $1.50 wash and dry. My only complaint is that the parking is limited. You'll have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Room is nice and clean and big and the beds are comfortable which is all you really need if you fly by night, and showers were blisteringly hot. Downsides include waiting forever for hot water in sink, sheets being slightly short on the bed (which is a pain for taller people) and the curtains not quite being long enough to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice staff, great point of access to freeway and stores. Reasonable price, decent size rooms. Would like to have better bedding and pillows. Didn't use WiFi but television channel selection is decent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Great service. Even tho booking.com cancelled our reservation the motel had a last minute cancellation and gave us same rate. Rooms are very modern big.bathroom door didn't fully close in one room and rub drains in both didn't work.Had vending machine for snacks/drinks. Located near lots of stores.needs were comfy but hard if you sat down to quilt from higher... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It pains me to spend over $100 for a Motel 6 (my room, booked online, came to $115 with tax), but as I often travel with my dogs, i often pick this chain as they don't charge extra. Plus, Marin County is Marin County; everything costs more. Anyway, my room at this Motel 6 was the first of the "new... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Spring Valley, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have stayed in many motel 6 locations. They are usually clean, and inexpensive. We called the Hotel 6 # to find something close as all hotels we tried were full. Late at night, tired after driving 11 hours, given this reservation. Told that it would be $115. Got there and it was actually $130 with tax! Dirty, bed like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Medicine Hat, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My partner and I are traveling through the United States, came through San Fransisco yesterday and went as far as San Rafael......we should have kept going but were tired. So we stopped at the Motel 6. They say they leave the light on for you, well you can turn the light off because I will never ever again stay at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This one is privately owned, so they do not have to follow under any Motel6 rules or guidelines, as I found out the hard way! Never been to the area before, so never been to this location. I got there after a very long drive, hot and exhausted! I was trying to check in with my reservation, promised at $99... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were pretty desperate when we stopped in San Rafael so we broke our rule of always looking at the room prior to taking it. When we got into the room we were already prepared for much less than we are used to but we opened the door and it looked pretty scary but had the AC actually worked we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

17 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay