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Marin Lodge

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1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (Formerly Colonial Motel)
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Energy, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent our first night at a high dollar cheap motel in San Francisco that was pretty bare bones. Our second night we wanted to be closer to Muir Woods and I stumbled upon this place. I'm a very picky hotel person and was very impressed with this place. The room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. It... More 

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Great Bend, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quiet little hotel on a side street is delightful. I looks like an old-time mountain motel, but the rooms and service are modern. We slept so well each night on the comfortable bed. In the morning we could go to the lobby for pastries, fruit, and coffee.

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Highland, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lucky find. A magical looking little place framed by trees and with beautiful greenery on the building as well. The inside is clean and has been updated. A much larger room than expected. Bathroom is large enough with a newly tiled shower. A microwave, small fridge, coffee pot, ice bucket, tv, wifi, closet, and chair round out the... More 

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Wooburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I chose this hotel for our last night in CA. We stayed in quite a few places but this one stood out as one of the best. It's all very clean, comfortable and modern and the greenery around the outside of the rooms add a nice touch. As it's "courtyard style" you can park right outside your... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel on the outside is 1950's, but on the inside it is 2016! Beautiful tiled shower, King size beds, tasteful colors, a computer work area if you are so inclined and a great reading chair. No outside noise and blackout blinds if you don't enjoy the morning sun. Only 15 minutes North of the Golden Gate bridge. A great... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small property in an unusual location. It appears to be an older motel that has been successfully updated. It's actually quite nice. The people we encountered in the office seemed friendly. We appreciated their providing coffee, muffins, and croissants in the morning.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

As a frequent traveler, this motel really surprised me. Frist, their website didn't mention about the light breakfast included. (Actually they provided tasty muffins/croissant/fruit and coffee + bottle water in office = front desk) Second, when my friend and I checked in Room #102, there were 2 gentlemen arrived 5 minutes later want to check our TV cable box, 1... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My partner David and I needed a one night stop before flying home from SFO. We wanted somewhere close to Golden Gate Bridge on the last day of our N. Californian holiday so we could spend the day in San Francisco before we left. Norma and Beethoven are a lovely couple and the hotel/motel is immaculate. Very quaint courtyard and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Beethoven and Norma are awesome, nothing is to much trouble , the rooms are very good with a nice surprise of muffins coffee and fruit for breakfast,and this is a great base for the Bay City.. Thanks again..We will definately be back when in the area..

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

At last a motel that has it's own unique style. Our room (101) had twin beds in an L shape both built on a tiled base. The matreses were thick and very comfortable. The desk unit was a huge slab of marble. The lights in the bathroom turned on automatically (great when you need the bathroom in the night) and... More 

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

Additional Information about Marin Lodge

Address: 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 (Formerly Colonial Motel)
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: $113 - $144 (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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