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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely overnight stay. Large, clean and comfortable room. Nice outside seating area. Staff welcoming and accommodating. About a mile from a nice downtown area. Lodge is positioned above a busy road so traffic noise was not an issue. Only complaint was very loud plumbing noises when neighbors flushed the toilet and showered.

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DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old 1950's type of motel, with rooms that open directly onto a small parking lot. The rooms have been updated and are full of thoughtful touches. It's not a luxury hotel by any means, but it is clearly well taken care of and well run. Even though it is on a busy road, it's very quite. The... More 

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Legnano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old school motel. The service is excellent and the room was very nice. It is an outstanding value for the price. The room was of a reasonable size, had a ceiling fan, which was very nice, and the window opened. There was very little street noise for being so close to the free way. The office staff... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This looks like a motel on outside but is very nice inside with a great bed...terrible pillows, I'm afraid. All rooms were full and couldn't any others. Just a few minutes from downtown San Rafael and freeway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was more then a little apprehensive about booking this room as I'm picky about lodging. But I was more then pleased with this little gem of a lodge. It was spotlessly clean, plush towels, comfy beds with crisp white bedding, mini frig/coffee maker/microwave. It was cottage cute inside and out. Our double queen room was large enough for all... More 

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Portsmouth, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last stop on a road trip and it was a treat to stay here, friendly, efficient and helpful check in from smiling Norma. Nice setting and the lodges are so well kept inside and out, really clean, good size. Lovely friendly helpful couple who run the lodges. Complimentary muffins and pastries, coffee and tea in the mornings.... More 

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Orangevale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice, great rooms. Good jumping off place for Muir Woods and the Marine Mammal Center and much more. No Pool, No spa. Good Coffee in the AM, free water and soft drinks. Only about 20 rooms, so reserve early. Very good price for Bay area Lodgeing.

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Essex, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Really nice motel. Super comfy bed and very clean. Skip breakfast! All you get is coffee and a muffin. Very stodgy if you're not American! Large rooms with chair and footstool. I would have liked an icebox in the fridge, and thIcker curtains. The sun woke me up in the morning. Only 15 minute drive from Golden Gate Bridge.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Spent 3 nights here in July 2016. Chose it because hotel prices in San Fran are ridiculous, and this was close enough, much more affordable, and positively reviewed. Very happy we stayed here. It is a motor lodge-type layout, with a string of rooms stretched the length of the parking lot. Our double room was a decent size, very clean,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights as a cheaper alternative than staying in San Francisco. This is a great value for money motel with big clean rooms and a very comfy bed. They also give you complimentary soft drinks in reception which is a nice touch, I'd definitely stay again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Marin Lodge

Address: 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-1218
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: $110 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marin Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel San Rafael
Colonial Motel San Rafael
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