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santa rosa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after traveling all day and arriving at SFO with 4 kids after midnight. Arrived around 2am so I brushed off the front desk attendants grumpy attitude until we met again in the morning after our toilet clogged with just a small amount of tp and ended up overflowing and covering the bathroom floor. When I called the desk,... More 

Thank Sarah S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I stayed here in February so may have not been high season for pricing. This definitely is not a modern property, dated yet functional enough. We were looking for a reasonably priced poperty that was clean and close to where we were photographing. This place fit the bill for that. Was it the nicest place I've stayed at? Certainly not.... More 

Thank DeneMiles
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We booked the motel after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures on the website. We arrived at the motel and although the exterior looked worn and in need of maintenance we decided to give it a good. The guy at reception was helpful and booking in was quick. We got to our room and we were completely horrified!!!!... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Although it has a good location just a few minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, it is old, outdated, and way overpriced. The bed was comfortable and it was clean but nothing even remotely close to the asking price. We paid $158 with Tax for a room with 2 beds, but the room was way too small for even 1... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Stayed on weekend to be close to family who made reservation for us based on price. This is a very pricey area, but the big minus with the Tamalpais Motel is the smallness of the rooms and the lack of amenities. If two nights were under 150 rather than over 300, I might stay here in a pinch. Frankly I... More 

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ft myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Motel was clean and cozy. Very reasonable rates. Management bent over backwards to make our stay pleasant. I forgot my hair dryer and asked where I could buy one and they lent me one for the stay. Fridge and microwave in room. My daughter got her own room which she loved. We only asked for 2 beds and got an... More 

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Cambria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ignore the fact that Tamalpias Motel looks like the "Bates Motel", I found few reviews for this motel but decided to chance it at $86 a night for a king non smoking. Check in was at 2:00 I arrived at 11:00 and the nice lady at the desk let me check in early. Points!!! Then she proceeded to allow me... More 

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Las Vegas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

NO AC !!!!!!! unimaginable in 2014 not to have air conditioning especially when the temp was in the 80s. We had to leave our door open in the early evening to cool the room. No table, alarm clock, no shelving in bathroom or shower/had to put soap and shampoo on the floor; curtains at the windows were torn and should... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After a long drive we reached Mill Valley looking for a reasonable night's rest. The first one we looked at (Travelodge) was expensive for a budget motel but had the other features in this price point, ie, rundown, old, dirty looking, too close to road, etc. The next choice not far away, was better value, and seemed ok so we... More 

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed here on return from a round-trip of California; we didn't want to take our hire car back into San Francisco a day before it was due to be returned and wanted to visit the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. Tamalpais Motel is very well located for these and only a short distance for us to return to San... More 

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Additional Information about Tamalpais Motel

Address: 680 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3006
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Price Range: $99 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tamalpais Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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