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Tamalpais Motel

680 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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    Rating summary
    • Location
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      2.5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      2.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      2.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      2.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      2.5 of 5 stars
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    Las Vegas
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    9 reviews 9 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

    NO AC !!!!!!! unimaginable in 2014 not to have air conditioning especially when the temp was in the 80s. We had to leave our door open in the early evening to cool the room. No table, alarm clock, no shelving in bathroom or shower/had to put soap and shampoo on the floor; curtains at the windows were torn and should... More 

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

    After a long drive we reached Mill Valley looking for a reasonable night's rest. The first one we looked at (Travelodge) was expensive for a budget motel but had the other features in this price point, ie, rundown, old, dirty looking, too close to road, etc. The next choice not far away, was better value, and seemed ok so we... More 

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    Surrey, UK
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

    We stayed here on return from a round-trip of California; we didn't want to take our hire car back into San Francisco a day before it was due to be returned and wanted to visit the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. Tamalpais Motel is very well located for these and only a short distance for us to return to San... More 

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    Colorado Springs, Colorado
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

    When I see the negative reviews on this hotel I am baffled! As someone from a much smaller city, California was mind blowingly rude as a state, expensive and just... too much! That being said, this motel was in a very nice area with an incredibly polite staff. The room is so clean and decorated beautifully. True there was no... More 

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    South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

    Room was large and clean, but lacked certain necessities commonly found in motel rooms: the absense of an alarm clock was an eybrow raiser, as was the lack of any type of table in the room, followed by absolutely no shelving or countertops in the bathroom (inlcuding shower stall), and only one hook in there for clothes; a gap under... More 

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    Chicago, Illinois
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

    What we needed was a clean place to sleep for our family after attending a wedding in nearby Mill Valley. The Motel was 10 minutes from our event, and the rooms and bathrooms were very clean! The beds were quite comfortable. The office person was extremely courteous and went out of her way to accommodate us after we realized that... More 

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    Sacramento, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

    My thought on travel is you only spend a small amout of time in your hotel room. At least you shoud as you are there for the ventures outside the hotel. I have stayed in this location 5 times in 2013 as I participate in various sporting events in the Bay Area. The location is perfect as only 12 minutes... More 

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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    2 reviews
    5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

    this is possibly the the worst motel in the world! The room was covered in urine and smelt that bad I had to sleep in my car. The bathroom was filthy, The toilet and shower were unusable and the sheets on the bed looked like they hadn't been changed in a long time.

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    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

    Read the trip advisor comments on this place while I was in the room. My room seemed to be fairly clean although very small. Did not meet any of the former occupants of the bed although had a good look. One of those places that you find and need in a hurry and then move on

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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

    Good points: previously reported bedbug problem apparently resolved. Good king size bed in room, relatively recent. Staff friendly enough, allowing inspection of room prior to letting, and forewarning of no ac. Bad points: questionable stains and material on bathroom door frame and on painted walls next to sink says hygiene may still be an issue, but no hair in drains... More 

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    Address: 680 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
    Location: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
    Number of rooms: 12
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