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“Basic, Inexpensive, Convinient” 3 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn of Novato
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7600 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 (Formerly Travelodge Novato)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Novato
San Rafael
2 reviews
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“Basic, Inexpensive, Convinient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I stay in this place on regular basis whenever I want a break from a house full of roommates. This is very basic, but they keep the place clean. Beds are OK. Call advance especially Friday/Sat night recommended, as this is favored by locals for weekends. Very easy to Fwy, but noise is limited. Nice balconies in two upper levels. Hot tub is usually on all year. Has some smoking rooms. Don't mind the county voucher people hanging out in the lobby. Some coloreful characters in the parking lot. Cops often around, but I have not seen any problems. The only bad thing they stopped having breakfast. Thias guy called Jan that works the front desk is DA Bomb.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011 via mobile

Horrible , dirty and smelly rooms. 1/2 of body bit by bedbugs and lost 3 days of holiday stuck taking Benadryl and 1 visit to hospital. Do Not stay there... BEWARE

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

I have traveled to Novato 3 times this month and selected this hotel for the value. Each time the rooms (2nd floor) have been clean and fresh. There are budget towels, soap and shampoo. The appliances work (plug in the refrigerator when you arrive if you intend to use it). The bathrooms are clean and the water gets hot. Although neither my husband nor I have utilized, there is a pool and a workout room. The hotel location is easy on and off the 101 and relatively quiet. The front desk staff are professional and gracious. What I like best: free Wi-Fi. What I like least: the parking lot tends to fill up. If you are not in by 10 or 11 pm, it can be difficult to find a parking place. Marin County is pricey - if you are looking for a budget place to stay, this fits the bill.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jason C, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn of Novato, responded to this review, October 13, 2011
Thank you for posting your review we appreciate your comments. Our staff works hard to provide with the best possible lodging experience for the most reasonable rate. We appreciate business and look forward to your next stay.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

OK, I should have looked more closely at the pictures online! If I had known this was the same hotel we stayed at (and hated) 9 years ago, we would never have gone again! But to be fair, they were the Travelodge then!
I have stayed at the Americas Best Value Inns before and they are generally budget hotels along the lines of Motel 6 (clean enough and okay). This place was a nightmare! We had our dog and it was a Saturday night, otherwise we would have moved to another hotel. I kept my shoes on the whole time if that tells you anything. It was supposed to be a nonsmoking room but reeked of cigarettes. It was dark and dingy and the wallpaper was hideous. There wasn't one redeeming quality that I can mention. Scary clientele and scary room. Do not stay here. Pay a little more if you have to.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jason C, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn of Novato, responded to this review, October 13, 2011
Thank you for your comments we appreciate your taking the time to give us your review. We use your comments to evaluate our Inn and provide additional needed training for our employees and plan for needed upgrade projects. We apologize for any inconvenience you my have experienced while staying at our Inn.
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Stayed here recently on a little trip to Novato. The king sized bed was the worst bed ever! Got up the next morning with a bad backache! Spent the next 2 days trying to aleviate pain! The place also smelled. The bathroom floor was filthy! Will never stay there again and will tell my friends about it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jason C, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn of Novato, responded to this review, October 13, 2011
Thank you for your comments we appreciate your taking the time to post your review. We have evaluated your comments and we have recently changed some of our beds and we are continuing on a replace schedule for all of our beds. We are constantly providing our housekeeping staff with additional training to ensure that quality standards are met.
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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

The employees were kind and helpful. The room was clean, with no problems. It is a basic motel that I have stayed at many times.

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  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

not the best, not the worst, breakfast was minimal, and had to ask to be let into the jacuzzi area, but other than that, salright.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn of Novato

Address: 7600 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 (Formerly Travelodge Novato)
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Novato
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Novato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn of Novato 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Novato/Marin/Sonoma. Located in beautiful Marin County, California, our hotel is located near Napa Wine Country, Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods, Point Reyes, and the Golden Gate Bridge leading to San Francisco. Novato is home to several small biotech firms, such as Buck Institute-Age Research and Bio Marin Pharmaceutical Inc. Savor a delicious meal at one of the various restaurants within a mile of our hotel including Mills Restaurant, El Palmar Restaurant, and Chianti Ristorante.Our Novato hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, an attentive 24-hour front desk staff, and affordable rates. Your comfort and satisfaction is our top priority. Start your day with a free cup of coffee available in our lobby. Our outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi area is the perfect place to relax and soak up some California sunshine after a fun day of sightseeing. We offer a fitness center and guest laundry facility for your added convenience. All of our guest rooms offer free wireless high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and cable TV with HBO. Irons, ironing boards, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving gel, razors, tea, sewing kits, and shower caps are available upon request. Upgrade your stay by reserving our bridal suite with a fireplace, our suite with an in-room jacuzzi, or our family suite. Dogs are welcome in first floor rooms for a small nightly charge. At Americas Best Value Inn Novato/Marin/Sonoma, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Inn Of Novato Hotel Novato
Travelodge Novato
Travel Lodge Novato
Novato Travelodge
Novato Travel Lodge
Americas Best Value Inn Of Novato CA - Marin County

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