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165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mill Valley
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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ItalophileCalifornia wrote a review Oct 5
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 on business
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
SACRAMENTO92 contributions77 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 as a couple
$266 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.