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Tamalpais Motel

680 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3006
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#5 of 5 hotels in Mill Valley

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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 51 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Coastal763451 wrote a review Jan 2021
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I enjoyed my stay here. It's a budget motel and it's on par for such. I booked my room and once I got there, I was actually upgraded to a bigger room. The room was on par with a budget motel. I do not understand why anyone is complaining about this spot. I think folks want Ferrari performance out of a pinto. Anyway, I will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
TruebritSingapore wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York100 contributions50 helpful votes
There are no excuses for not knowing what it’s like. This is a very basic motel which suits a quick 2 day / 1 night visitor as I was this weekend. A decent TV, a perfectly adequate shower, and a bed that was extremely comfortable. Yes you can hear some traffic noise, but it’s only 4-5 miles from Tiburon, and at $99 all in, is probably 1/3 of the cost of The Lodge at Tiburon (which although I very much like, outside the log cabin reception/bar actually has just motel style rooms too.) It’s also worth noting it’s next door to a bunch of cool shops, a supermarket, etc.. Not a place I’d necessarily go to with my wife, but if I made a similar trip again I’d probably return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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John K wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
The room was clean and quiet. Fresh linens every day. The bed seemed new and was comfortable. This is a motel with no frills, and it was exactly what I wanted. Even though it is close to the freeway, it was quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Rlhag wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The check in lady was very friendly and accomodating. Room was dated, but bed was comfy. We didn’t hear much from the road. Wifi was a bit iffy at times. Overall for a quick stay 1 or 2 nights it’s a good place. Great location for Golden Gate Bridge if driving.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dolores S wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
The Tam Motel is vintage on its way to gentrified. My small room-for-one was def in transition. FIVE STARS: fast wifi, full tv channel selection, large tv size, good shower, helpful staff, parking, fridge and microwave, # of electrical outlets. It’s on a frontage road between McD’s and In’n’Out, close to Strawberry Village with boutique shops anchored by a Safeway; :( that Round Table Pizza is gone. It IS freeway close :) but I can hear the same 101 freeway from my home in LA, so…. FOUR STARS: fresh paint, clean room/sheets, large-enough-thick-enough towels, not bad TP and plenty of it. the windows open (I like fresh air), large low-ish mirror (i’m short). TWO STARS: 3 crappy pillows, bathroom light switch not flush with wall, shutters need attention. No A/C but I managed to point the oscillating fan at me. There was a tower I presumed to be a heater, so I didn't mess with it. ODD: no chest of drawers, no place to hang clothes, no counter space in bathroom, no ancillary lighting (1 overhead light), no art work on walls (possibly a blessing). There was no table/chair and I used the battered nightstand for my suitcase. I would not hesitate to stay here again – maybe in Room 115 again to see if any improvements. For me, the price/location were worth the inconveniences.
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Date of stay: September 2019
$100 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, In-N-Out Burger, and Lucinda's Mexican Food To Go.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamalpais Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battery Spencer (4.5 miles), Lange Launch Company (3.3 miles), and San Francisco Yacht Club (3.4 miles).