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680 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3006
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#3 of 5 hotels in Mill Valley
Location
3.7
Cleanliness
2.8
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3.1
Value
2.7

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Mill Valley, Tamalpais Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Tamalpais Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Mill Valley.

The rooms offer a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Mill Valley be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Buckeye Roadhouse, Bungalow 44, or Molina.

If you are interested in exploring Mill Valley, check out a state park, such as Mount Tamalpais State Park.

Tamalpais Hotel is sure to make your visit to Mill Valley one worth remembering.

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Free parking
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Grade: 52 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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trvlin_man wrote a review Sep 23
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I was going to be in SF for several days. Big conference in town, hotel rates double and triple. I needed something affordable in Marin. Tamalpais Motel fit the bill. I saw all the recent 4 and 5 star ratings. Thought they might have upgraded their rooms (words like “cozy” and “nice”). Nope. Room was extremely hot. Even with fan at full blast. Only 70 degrees outside but felt like 90 inside. Sun hits it all afternoon. Furniture from nearest swap meet or Goodwill. Vinyl floor filthy and sticky - my feet were blackened. I wiped floor with some alcohol wipes I had, marginally better but still revolting. Had my own sheet, pillow, blanket and towel. Only way I felt comfortable. Wifi intermittent, weak and extremely poor. Little slivers of soap and tiny packets of shampoo. No kleenex. TV was ok. Had a small fridge and microwave. Only reason to stay is if you’re too tired to drive or desperate. Or have the DT’s. Travelodge across the highway would have been better choice (they seem to have actually upgraded). Sorry. This place is the opposite of cozy. Yikes.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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mvannort wrote a review Sep 11
Sacramento, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a quaint and cozy place to stay. We mentioned that we felt like we were staying in the Cone Motel from the Car's Movie. We have stayed here several times and the rooms are clean, quiet and so convenient to several different beaches and San Francisco, without the high price. The Staff is always pleasant and very accommodating. We love the easy on/easy off exit to the freeways and within walking distance to some fun shops and restaurants. We definitely will stay here again. We travel with my mom and the privacy/semi privacy of the 2nd bed was awesome. We were not expecting too much for the price we paid, but we were pleasantly surprised and it by far exceeded our expectations, we booked it again. Can't wait to go back a 3rd time soon.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Tamalpais Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mvannort, Thank you for taking the time to write our Mill Valley hotel an outstanding review. It is awesome to learn that you enjoyed the quiet ambiance Tamalpais Motel provides. We are happy to learn that you had an excellent time staying with us in Mill Valley and found our accommodations clean, comfortable, and spacious. We are committed to providing honest hospitality at an affordable rate to all our guests. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back soon for another pleasant stay during your next trip to Mill Valley. Kind Regards, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Next time book directly at tamalpaismotel.com and save!
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Hamilton C wrote a review Jul 2022
Portland Oregon2 contributions
My room was very comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. When I checked in, the first room I was assigned had no hangars or hooks to hang clothes, but the motel immediately changed my room to one that did have hangars.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Tamalpais Motel
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Dear Hamilton, Thanks for the positive reviews regarding your stay at Tamalpais Motel. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at our affordable property. Our staff is honored to receive such an awesome review. I hope you choose us again when you return to Mill Valley; we would be glad to host you! Kind Regards, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Next time book directly at tamalpaismotel.com and save!
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72brandib wrote a review Jun 2022
Memphis9 contributions14 helpful votes
The Tamalpais was a clean and quiet hotel that accommodated our family of 5. The rooms had 3 queen beds and everyone was comfortable. This is a convenient location to SF just right over the bridge. You will not find a more affordable, safe, and spacious motel in SF. I hight suggest staying here and driving into the city.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Tamalpais Motel
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you took to leave such a wonderful review. Thank you for recognizing our affordable rates and the value our hotel provides. I am glad that you had a clean, convenient, and comfortable stay. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back soon for another pleasant stay during your next trip to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Remember to book directly on tamalpaismotel.com to get the LOWEST PRICES and save!
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Jeffery R wrote a review Jun 2022
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The Tamalpais Motel in Mill Valley, California was a great place to stay while my family and I were in the San Francisco area. The owners were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable Nd the Motel was located in a great place for all the sites un the area. Room rated were very reasonable as well. I will stay here again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Tamalpais Motel
Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear Jeffery, Thank you so much for leaving a Perfect Score review for your stay at Tamalpais Motel. We are so honored by the praise you provided for our hospitality, service, and maintenance. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. For amazing offers and the best prices on our accommodations, book directly on our website: tamalpaismotel.com.Dear Jeffery, Thank you so much for leaving a Perfect Score review for your stay at Tamalpais Motel. We are so honored by the praise you provided for our hospitality, service, and maintenance. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. For amazing offers and the best prices on our accommodations, book directly on our website: tamalpaismotel.com.
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Sara H wrote a review May 2022
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Clean, bright room with lots of windows to let in light(window shades for each also). Really nice staff! Well maintained property. The only downside was the road noise but we brought ear plugs luckily so we slept great! 100% recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Tamalpais Motel
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Sara, Wow!!! Thank you so much for writing us a PERFECT SCORE REVIEW!!! Our staff loves what they do, and happy guests are their focus. We are glad that you loved our accommodations and our comfortable rooms. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for staying with us! Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. For amazing offers and the best prices on our accommodations, book directly on our website: tamalpaismotel.com.
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Cindy B wrote a review Oct 2021
California3 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay -- the room was very clean and comfortable and it was close to everything we were doing! The front desk staff were absolutely lovely as well. Would definitely stay here again the next time we are up in the Bay Area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Cindy, HIGH FIVE!!! Thank you for your GREAT FEEDBACK and PERFECT SCORE RATING of your stay at Tamalpais Motel. I am so glad that you had a comfortable stay in our clean rooms. Our staff is honored to receive such an awesome review. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Always remember to book your stay directly at tamalpaismotel.com where you will find the lowest rates anywhere online.
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Rachel B wrote a review Sep 2021
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Our room at the Tamalpais Motel was absolutely immaculate. The towels were fluffy and clean, the beds so comfortable. The location was perfect for our adventure into Tiburon. Parking was free and easy.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for leaving a Perfect Score review for your stay at Tamalpais Motel. Thanks for noting our great location--it is definitely something that sets our hotel apart from the competition. We are glad you loved our rooms. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Don't forget to book directly on tamalpaismotel.com to get the best deals and discounts.
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Sarah C wrote a review Sep 2021
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I was very pleased with my stay here. The checkin process was quick and easy, all of the staff were very kind, and the room was very clean and spacious. On top of everything, I never felt that I was unsafe. Not to mention how close you are to so many things! The Richardson Bay Audubon Center is just a 5 minute drive away! I would definitely recommend staying here! And I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Sarah, YOU MADE OUR DAY! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a PERFECT 5-STAR REVIEW of your recent stay at Tamalpais Motel. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us, and we were able to deliver to you the hospitality we pride ourselves on. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and found your guest room clean and spacious. Thank you once more for your excellent feedback. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Don't forget to book directly on tamalpaismotel.com to get the best deals and discounts.
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Joey P wrote a review Sep 2021
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Aside from being nostalgically charming this motel was very cozy, clean & dry. The location of the motel in proximity to all of the natural attractions is perfect and really added to the great memories I made while visiting.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear Joey, Thank you so much for leaving a Perfect Score review for your stay at Tamalpais Motel. I am glad you liked our ideal Mill Valley location and loved our accommodation. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to Mill Valley. Thank You, Tamalpais Motel Management P.S. Always remember to book your stay directly at tamalpaismotel.com where you will find the lowest rates anywhere online.
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PRICE RANGE
$110 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMarin CountyMill Valley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamalpais Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tamalpais Motel?
Nearby attractions include Telford’s Pipe & Cigar (0.05 miles) and Strawberry Village (0.4 miles).
Is parking available at Tamalpais Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamalpais Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Piatti Mill Valley, In-N-Out Burger, and Thep Lela Thai Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamalpais Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battery Spencer (4.5 miles), Fort Baker (4.5 miles), and San Francisco Yacht Club (3.4 miles).