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“Great location for visiting San Francisco” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marin RV Park

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Marin RV Park
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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location for visiting San Francisco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

I loved the location of this park. Ok it's not a "green" park, basically a gravelled parking lot, but this was more than compensated for by the service, cleanliness and location. I was greeted by a very friendly and helpful lady called Marta who gave me lots of useful information about getting to the city, map, ferry and bus guides, etc. Washroom facilities were clean, warm good showers. Full hookups plus cable are available. The park is clean and well maintained. There is a small pool but this was being serviced during my stay so I never used it. A big bonus is the Park is only about 10 minutes walk to Larkspur Ferry which does regular daily trips to San Francisco Ferry port (30 mins sailing time, really nice views of all the bay including Golden Gate and Bay Bridges) and from there you can easily get to all the local tourist attractions. I'd recommend buying a Clipper card at the ferry station for 3 bucks as you get discounted travel on the ferry and it can be used on the bus routes, so if you are doing lots of trips it's worth it. If you are too late for the last ferry back (which leaves approx 9.40pm on weekdays, 9.20pm at weekends), you can catch the 80 or 70 bus at various stops in the city which will take you across Golden Gate Bridge back to Lucky Drive in Larkspur (approx hour trip back by bus). Locally to the RV Park there is a Trader Joe's 5 minutes in one direction and Larkspur Circus in the other which has various eateries, Farmers Market on Saturdays and a 24 Hr Fitness (which I found really handy!). The RV park has laundry facilities and the office has lots of maps and leaflets about touristy things to do. As for being next to Highway 1, I barely heard the traffic at night once inside my RV and wasn't there much of the time anyway! I would definitely go back to this RV Park as it's extremely conveniently located, good value when you think you're so close to the city, with pleasant and accommodating staff. A great home base for exploring all the San Francisco has to offer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank saxajojo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a great basic park. It does have a pool and laundry. The showers are older, but very clean. The staff is great...very friendly and helpful. Yes, the park is basically a parking lot with water/ power and sewer, but it backs up to a refuge with short walks to the ferry/buses and TJ's. Land values average $475 per sq. ft. RV parks with space for trees and grass are a couple hours from the city.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent proximity to San Francisco. Easy access to ferry and buses. RV park was very clean and staff was very helpful. Not much more but a parking lot but what do you expect this close to a large city. Pub close by called the Marin Brewing Co. Excellent food and service

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank robertj627
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British Columbia Canada
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71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Marin RV Park is clean and everyone is very friendly. We travelled by bus and ferry to San Francisco. It was an adventure as we got lost a bit since we do not know the city. The spaces are a bit tight if you have a large RV with slides like we do but the road is very wide so backing in is not really a problem. It is good for a visit to San Francisco but we would not stay for a long period We had full hookups which we like but the site is gravel so no grass. The area is safe so would recommend this park if you are travelling to San Francisco. We were told to take the bus or ferry because driving in this city can be a nightmare.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Postie307
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great location just a 10 min walk to the Larkspur Ferry terminal. Local shops etc are only a 5 min walk away and great bars & Restaurants are across from the Ferry Terminal.
The site itself was nice, nothing fancy but served a purpose. Sites are close together on gravel but with plenty of room to get into the sites. Washrooms etc were nice and spacious and controlled by a key card. Wi-Fi is free but barely usable, when you get a connection it is good however.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Davehedgehog77
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This RV park is all about location and that's about all. It was $49.50 with Good Sam. It is clean and has all the typical RV park amenities, but no grass or scenery. Key to bathroom and laundry required a deposit and we didn't need it so I can't report on that.

The park is right on 101 and if you're toward the front (freeway), it can be noisy (take earplugs to sleep). Behind the park is an ecological preserve. HOWEVER... because it is where it is, it is very convenient to everything the bay offers. This is the reason I gave it an Excellent for Value. It would cost as much or more to park in SF and drive from south of SF to the attractions in the Marin County area.

The Larkspur ferry to San Francisco is an easy walk away. I recommend walking because parking fills up. Muir Woods is about 15 miles. From there it's an easy drive to Pt. Reyes and the gorgeous No. California coast. Be sure to take a warm jacket. Probably an hour or less to Napa Valley wine country. Great location!

Be sure to eat at Marin Joes on Casa Buena, just south of the Paradise offramp, parallel to 101 on the west side. Been there since 1954 and busy every evening of the week! We were there on Thursday and either had to wait 20 minutes for a table or could sit at the counter. At the counter, we got quick service and we watched the cooks do their thing. We were totally entertained for the entire time. You won't be sorry there!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Linda M
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Northampton
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

After spending a couple of weeks in some of the most amazing National parks in California, I have to say that Marin Park cannot match in the wow factor stakes, that said when you want to visit SF but are in a 30ft RV, it was a fabulous choice. At first it seems miles away from the city, it is, but we cycled to the Larkspur ferry (you can walk) and had a cheap and scenic trip directly to the Port of SF, just don't miss the last ferry back like we nearly did.
Its not pretty in comparison, but offered all we wanted. We much preferred it here than at Candlestick and San Francisco RV Resort.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hound_DogUK
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Property: Marin RV Park
Address: 2140 Redwood Hwy, Greenbrae, CA 94904-3038
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Greenbrae
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Greenbrae
Number of rooms: 86

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