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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Marin Suites Hotel

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Marin Suites Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Corte Madera
Belmont, California
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4 reviews
“Beware, no air...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Place was nicely done and spacious for the price since I had a meeting right next door the following day. Unfortunately it was 94 degrees the day I arrived. Rooms do not have AC. The bedroom window opened to the hallway walkway outside so didnt feel safe leaving the window open. Other room had windows, but west facing so it was too hot to open windows until after the sun went down. They have a ceiling fan in the bedroom and a floor fan I found in the closet. At least it cooled down that night so with the fan on I was OK. Not sure why they spent all that money on rennovations but didnt add air. Staff was very pleasant and apologized for the air situation, they had also upgraded me to a one bedroom since they didnt have my reservation on file when I arrived. Great pool and lounge area outside - if you are there with a family and have time for that, and everything was clean despite those issues.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you think their website looked nice, I've got some swampland in Florida that has your name on it.

Depending upon your room, it could range from mediocre to ok. Renovations are ongoing but far from done.

There are some nice touches. Gas grills are available for those wanting to cook their own dinner. The pool looked acceptable and was equipped with handicapped aides. The facility was also convenient to the shopping center in Corter Madera as well as the Goldengate Ferry in Larkspur.

I probably wouldn't stay here again. Parking was not an issue for us.

Room Tip: Get a room on the west side of the motel away from the din of Hgy 101 which is constant until the ev...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
We appreciate your feedback and realizing that Marin weather is normally cool. We have had some unusual hot weather. We realize rooms can be uncomfortable without air conditioning. We respect what you and others have written regarding our obstacle. What we have recently done is make a purchase of evaporative coolers for each room to help cool the rooms and create and air flow. Using the ceiling fans or adding the portable fans should eliminate a lot of warm air in the rooms. We realize that this might not be the end all solution, but we making every effort to have you and all of our guest have a very comfortable stay when lodging with us.

Thank you for pointing out that the staff was very good and the endorsement that we really are so close to so much.

We look forward to see you again in the future.
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Yorba Linda, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We chose to stay at the Marin Suites Hotel based on reviews we saw on this website. Needless to say, we've only been here a couple of hours and we're thinking of leaving already.

We arrived later this afternoon and noticed that parking was very scarce. After getting our room and being informed about the free breakfast and free wifi, we entered our room and noticed it was HOT as HELL! Turning on the air conditioning and it not coming on, we immediately called the Front Desk and was told. ..there is no air conditioning! !! What hotel doesn't offer air conditioning? Especially one named after a "Suite." When I hear the word "Suite", I'm expecting the very best. We were told that there was box fans available in the rooms. ..if needed.

The room itself is alright, the windows don't open completely, the toilet has very low water pressure. ..so I hope you only have to urinate your entire stay. The elevator could be a death trap. If you're claustrophobic. ..DO NOT get on!!! The maintenance date is not clearly posted and if you're a little leary of sudden jumps, you may want to steer clear....definitely not for the faint of heart. Also, if you enjoy free concerts...you're in luck! Several people are playing guitars until the wee hours of the morning.

This place is definitely a work in progress and should be listed as such. It might have potential in the future, but as of April 29, 2014. ..it's not worth your money! Maybe when they're completely finished with the massive amount of renovations that are being conducted, it might be worth checking out.

Would I stay at the Marin "Sweats" Hotel again? Is Donald Sterling a racist? Of course not. ..but to each there own. You have been for warned.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for taking your time to write your review. Yes, it is very hot outside. It was close to being a record breaking day. We apologize for your discomfort. We usually do not get weather above the nineties here and very fortunate we get the bay breeze and having the Mt. Tamalpais ocean wind in the evening. We do have fans in the rooms and also portable swamp cooler that we could have been brought to you room.

Again, thank you for for your comments and we hope you will give us another try.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We always stay here when we have plans for visiting SF the next day, in this case the Giants game, only 30 minutes to the ball park, and last time when we visited the Steinhardt aquarium, again less than 30 minutes away. The suites make it easy on our extended family to all stay and have a great time. The pool and Jacuzzi is great and prices are reasonable. The staff have always been friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
It's nice to read that you enjoy coming back with us here. We really are so close, to so much in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you come for a Giants game again, try the ferry service. Incredible views of the city and a lots of fans.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a revamped apt complex posing as a luxury suites hotel. Finally, just now, the people upstairs have turned down their screaming loud tv. It is 1:45 am. The walls are paper thin. The front doors are metal. Argh. Tomorrow is going to be a very long day!

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor on the side opposite Hwy 101.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Noise can be a factor in all hotels and we apologize that another guest had their television on too loud. We have been addressing the noise situation. We just recently added new carpet that helps absorb noise along with adding double pane windows. Unfortunately we realize this cannot keep all noise out of the rooms.

We hope that you do give us another try. However, in the future when you stay at a hotel and the room next to you is too loud. Please call the front desk. They will speak with that guest to make your stay more enjoyable.

Again, thank you for the feedback.
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Love that it is walking distance to the shopping area. We stayed here about a year ago for just one night in a huge suite with a full kitchen.

This time, again for only one night, our room was more in keeping with room for two and still had everything we needed. Despite the location close to the highway the room was quiet with the windows closed.

Maybe someday we can stay long enough to enjoy the amenities and do more than boil water!

Room Tip: If you're planning a swim or have young children you might want a room facing the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for staying a second time. We hope to be your lodging choice when you are in the area.

Thank you for taking the time to write us feedback. Until next time...
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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

A large, well appointed suite opens on a lovely garden courtyard. The pool and spa is clean and comfortable, surrounded by beautiful landscaping, a barbecue, and an outdoor fireplace lounge. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were given a free upgrade. Though it was next to the elevator, it proved to be quiet.

Room Tip: Don't take a corner room. They tend to be noisier.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matthew A, Director of Sales at Marin Suites Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
We appreciate your honesty and taking the time to write your review. We agree with you!

We look forward to seeing you again...
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Property: Marin Suites Hotel
Address: 45 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Corte Madera
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Corte Madera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marin Suites Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury all-suite hotel located in the heart of Marin County, Marin Suites Hotel, is uniquely defined by its spacious and comfortable hotel suite accommodations. Just 12 miles north of San Francisco, a short drive from the wine country and minutes away from numerous attractions in the Bay Area, Marin Suites Hotel is the perfect choice among Marin County hotels. Bordered by sprawling hills and waterways, this unique town features a refreshing blend of outdoor culture with a cosmopolitan feel. ... more   less 
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