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Tamalpais Motel

680 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Huizen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Awfull motel. The highwaynoise makes you crazy, so we had to shut the frontdoor for a little bit less noise, but the smell in the room was very bad, so we had to keep the door a little bit open. The room was small, and we had hardly any space for putting our luggage. The bathroom was dirty. Hair from... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • The lady who works at the front desk received extra training in the courteous, respectful, friendly manner in which she as our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Our Family w/ 2 kids stayed here and brought the bedbugs back to our home afterwards. Now my bedbug-allergic wife has bites up and down her arms and legs; and we're plastic bagging and washing EVERYTHING to try to get rid of bedbugs from our home. I wished we had arrived earlier in the evening to see what a cesspool... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following action was taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of bedbugs in the room assigned to you and instructed to see to their extermination. We... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

When you plan a last minute trip the Bay Area over a holiday weekend and you're on a budget, please don't stay at the Tamalpais Motel like we did. First night's room had big stains on the floor, terrible mattresses, no side tables for one of the beds, though the bathroom had been updated, though not enough counter space or... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken: • Housekeeping staff received additional training concerning the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees. • Maintenance was informed of your... More 

New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Filthy, disgusting and no air conditioning (though unmentioned in the amenities). Never, ever, stay at this dump. Ever.

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken: • Housekeeping received additional training in the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees. • Management was approached about the possibility... More 

Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

This motel resembled what I could only have imagined seeing in a horror movie. When we arrived it was late and were happy (at the time) to have just found a place to stay. The room’s door had been kicked in and patched back together so it would still closed. On the walls was dried spit and the carpets were... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: 1) Maintenance staff was notified of the condition of the door in the room assigned to you and instructed to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

cheap and handy location to all holiday attractions, good central location. Staff friendly, room serviced everyday , very clean. Not a place to live in but to base yourself just for sleeping and taking off each day for activities.

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Davis, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Tired from an all day road trip, my father and I checked into The Tamalpais Motel for the evening. While my father turned in for the night straight away, I stayed up a little later to watch some television. I was sitting on the bed and happened to notice a bug crawling up my arm. I recognized it as a... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: 1) Maintenance staff was notified of the report of bed bugs and instructed to see to their extermination. 2) Housekeeping... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

This is an old motel that sits along the 101 highway not too far north of the Golden Gate Bridge. I was looking for an inexpensive place to crash around sunset. I got a room for $65 at about 6:00 p.m. The room was relatively small and not particularly fancy. The bed was perfectly adequate. There were no bugs or... More 

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San Diego
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2006

Cockroaches, plugged toilet, people talking in the next room (but only until midnight): if this sounds good to you, I highly recommend the Tamalpais Motel. My toilet was clogged when I checked in. I called the manager and they asked me to come pick up the plunger so I could fix it myself?! I pressed them for better service and... More 

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TamalpaisMotel, Webmaster at Tamalpais Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Tamalpais Motel for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: 1) Management and desk staff received additional training in the courteous manner in which they are to treat our valued... More 

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