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165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
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Mill Valley Inn is the one and only hotel in downtown Mill Valley. This intimate property is tucked away in a redwood grove at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais. Just steps away from the bustling town plaza, guests of Mill Valley Inn enjoy convenient access to galleries, fine restaurants, boutiques and theaters, as well as close proximity to the many hikes and scenic vistas that Mt. Tamalpias has to offer. Mill Valley Inn combines the sophistication of a small European hotel with the cozy charm of a historic California mill town.
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Jalor8 wrote a review May 6
8 contributions
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. Delighted. If you love charm and nature, this is for you. We stayed in the Penthouse suite for the first part of our week. It was previously booked for the weekend so the last 2 nights of our trip we stayed in a king deluxe room. Both rooms were so beautifully appointed and luxuriously comfortable. The penthouse suite has a spa shower and bath to die for. The personal deck, the kitchenette. I felt like royalty. The penthouse suite does have an A frame ceiling so just be aware in some corners if you're tall. The king deluxe room- has the most delightful deck. The fireplace in the room added such functional aesthetic. It was a win. The location was perfect. So easy to get to CA 101 and connect to everything. Yet the town of mill valley offered so much of its own, you didn't have to go anywhere. One last note: We had a minor miscommunication on charges while there and the attention to the matter was immediate and professionally handled with courtesy and genuine care. I was won over by the small town attentiveness, the smiling faces, and royalty treatment. Will recommend highly.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
runswim54 wrote a review Mar 2022
Poway, California64 contributions58 helpful votes
We have stayed here 5 times in the last 4 years. We love this place. Our favorite rooms are on top, with a balcony facing Throckmorton. Never had a problem with noise. We visited this time in February and it was cool in the evening and early morning. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the room. On arrival you receive a warm greeting, Robert assisted us in parking our larger car (this is the only drawback--parking can be tricky ), and a gift bag with snacks and a bottle of wine. The staff here all go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The breakfasts are back! Just as great as before, with quiche, bagels and all the fixings, oatmeal, fresh and varied pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts, fresh juices and two helpful employees ready to make any specialty coffee you might want. All included in the price of the room. In late February, many locations were lax regarding covid protocols and the state and local guidelines were in flux. But everyone here was very careful, masked and we felt very comfortable. You are close , within walking distance , to many great restaurants and hiking areas. They even have mountain bikes you can use! Mill Valley is just a great location and this Inn is one of our favorite places to spend time.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: We like the rooms on top overlooking Throckmorton Ave, but others we met enjoy rooms in the back...
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princesstamago wrote a review Nov 2021
California31 contributions4 helpful votes
From room selections to the hiking trail suggestions, the staff at Mill Valley Inn was very, very patient with me. They emailed me 2 weeks before I arrive to ensure that the location of my room will be on 3rd floor facing the backyard (nice and quiet with a view just like I requested). They also notified me that the elevator will be out of service during my stay but they will be happy to assist with my luggage. What makes Mill Valley Inn stands out are these nice little things that they do for their customers. Thank you, Bryan, Stella, Lea for exceptional customer service, and all the kitchen and cleaning staff to make the stay extra comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
ItalophileCalifornia wrote a review Oct 2021
California53 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a very nice hotel with some problems in front desk help. I hesitate to write a less than five-star review, but our recent experience speaks to a need for better treatment of reservations and expressed room preferences. We stayed here two years ago. The room we received then was extremely dark, situated as it is in a dense wooded corner of the property. After the first night we requested to be moved to a brightly-lit room in the main building, and were graciously accommodated. When we decided to make a two-day return visit last month, we expressly phoned to explain our past experience and make sure we didn't end up in that same dark room. We asked for a corner room with windows on two sides and plenty of natural light. With assurances that we would be well served, we went ahead and reserved a superior king room as suggested. It was quite a shock when we registered and were led toward the dark room we had rejected in 2019. The front-desk person apologized, but said that the hotel had no other accommodation for us for our two-night reservation. In the ensuing hour, as we phoned around to find some other hotel for our stay, she repeatedly said that they had no options for us and that the rooms of the type we had specifically reserved were booked. Failing at finding an alternative place to stay at that last minute, we agreed to a queen room. Imagine our disappointment to look down from that room and see that the rooms of the type we had booked sat lit and empty overnight. And few people wish to disrupt a romantic getaway with having to switch to a different room, much less hotel. The next morning the desk person who replaced the woman of the previous afternoon was very apologetic and gracious, as was the Assistant Manager, and we were not charged for our one-night stay nor financially penalized for an early check-out. This was the response one hopes for in a fine inn. We moved to a sister hotel in Tiburon for our second night, where the service and personnel were outstanding. The Mill Valley Inn deserves high ranking for its rooms and beautiful and convenient setting in the heart of Mill Valley. But more care needs to be given to assuring the caliber of personnel, who should respect reservations and be honest with guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: If choosing the Creek House rather than the main building, and if you value natural light, insist...
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Summer S wrote a review Jun 2021
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful cozy hotel with staff that goes above and beyond to make you comfortable. Uber refused to pick me up at 4am for an early morning departure to SFO, and the man at the front desk called tirelessly to find me a taxi. Even gave me a fresh apricot Danish while I waited. Fabulous, friendly staff. Will be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
CAtraveler33 wrote a review Jun 2021
California18 contributions31 helpful votes
We were traveling for a wedding, planning before COVID restrictions were easing - the reservation staff at Mill Valley Inn was clear about their stringent C-19 guidelines, extremely helpful, answering questions and arranging adjacent rooms for us and for my mother. Our window looked out on redwoods, the rooms were spacious, clean, quiet and with ample amenities. It is close to the town as well as hiking paths, a bit of the best of both worlds. Several other guests also stayed there -- I believe everyone was happy. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021
PEGGY A wrote a review Mar 2021
SACRAMENTO93 contributions78 helpful votes
We just stayed 2 nights at the Mill Valley Inn as a quick get away, and to hike. It was absolutely perfect. At the time of check in, we received a friendly greeting, a fabulous welcome package (split of Cabernet, really good brownie, and other snacks) and received very good directions for our hike and places to eat. We drive an electric car, and they had reserved a space for us near an outlet where we could charge the car; they do not have a dedicated charger. The room was very spacious, full of light, and immaculate. We were offered a menu to provide our breakfast choices, no egg dishes, but a good selection of an extended continental-type. They even offered Lattes and mochas. The portions were very generous and, again, it was provided according to Covid-19 guidelines, but with professionalism. And, for about the first time ever, the provided bathrobes fit me (normally they seem to be made for only large men)! We were very impressed with the facility as well as the staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Emily W wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
We ended up at Mill Valley Inn on a whim after our wedding hotel In Napa was evacuated (and then subsequently burned) the day before our wedding! We were eloping which made things easier than if we’d had a huge group, but was still an incredibly sad and stressful occurrence. Mill Valley Inn ended up being the saving grace to our entire ordeal. They were so accommodating and kind to us, booked us a room on short notice and helped us find an alternate location for our Zoom ceremony less than 24 hours out (The deck of the penthouse in the Oak Creek Lodge which was absolutely lovely). We loved our room, the soaking tubs, the decks, the location right near everything in town, but most of all, the service! Thanks especially to Bryan for taking the time and making the extra effort to make our little wedding special. I’ll never forget it! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
Mona T wrote a review Sep 2020
San Francisco, California12 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed a night at the lovely Mill Valley Inn during COVID. It was so clean and well thought through in terms of exceeding cleanliness expectations. Service was really kind and generous - a cute welcome bag, nice breakfast tray. Nestled near lovely trees and a cute town, we loved our visit and will definitely make it back some time. Oh and the bed/room was super comfy! Thanks for a great getaway!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Pamela P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our first visit to Mill Valley was perfect due to the service at the Inn. A quiet, clean, nicely appointed and spacious bedroom facing the trees. The king bed was the most comfortable I have encountered. Information offered regarding local hikes and tips regarding Muir Woods parking etc. The wine and cheese and breakfast with many protein, bakery and fruit choices made the stay even more relaxing. Did I mention they have bikes available on a first come, first serve basis? Thank you to the manager and staff for taking great care of us:) Enjoyed sitting at the bar in front of the pizza oven at Bootjack, wine outside by the fire at Bungalow 44 and stuffed pepper and fish tacos at Joe's Taco Lounge.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Choose a room on a higher floor on the back of the hotel. A deluxe King or the cottages would be...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mill Valley Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Mill Valley Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sweetwater Music Hall (0.1 miles), Throckmorton Theater (0.03 miles), and Poet and the Bench (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mill Valley Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mill Valley Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mill Valley Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mill Valley Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mill Valley Market, Piazza D'angelo Restaurant, and Bungalow 44.
Is Mill Valley Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Mill Valley.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mill Valley Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mill Valley Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Robson-Harrington House (4.9 miles), First American Flag Raising in San Francisco (1.3 miles), and Fire Station One (4.8 miles).
Is Mill Valley Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.