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“A Charmer” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inn Marin
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Novato
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A Charmer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

What got my attention was, "Shelter From The Norm" their tag line as I hate cookie cutter experiences. Also dog friendly is a must for us. I was so pleasantly surprised by the whole place. In an area clogged with people, the Inn is a refuge from all that with beautiful interior gardens, charming rooms and a great restaurant. We stayed four nights on business. Our only problem was a wedding party who partied right outside our room--some genius thought we were part of the wedding, and put us there. A complaint got us that night comped. A popular place for weddings, watch out for the noise factor if you have to get up at 5:00 am as we did.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the lovely pool area are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 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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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Good sized, clean rooms.
Nice pool, good outside grassed area. Excellent and affordable restaurant.
Extremely helpful and can do staff.
Hotel deceptive from first appearance, close to highway, however rooms are situated so as noise is no problem.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ralph L
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Orinda, California
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

I was a little afraid when I could see the Inn from the highway, and more frightened when I saw the outdoor wedding in the courtyard, but we had a room in the back and the setting was tree covered, lots of flowers and very quaint. The wedding wrapped up early and it was a quiet night.

Clean, updated accommodations. The breakfast was simple but enough, I would recommend staying away from Ricky's, nothing was tasty (but that is for a different review).

Good place for what we needed. Moderate price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CB1020
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Los Angeles
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76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Check in was incredibly painful. The front desk clerk was new or incompetent.
The room was clean and a reasonable size(I had a king room). Bathroom was small but adequate although there was not one hook to hang anything!
It is a pet friendly hotel with plenty of places to walk your pet.
Complimentary breakfast was basic but good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TKM15
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San Clemente, CA
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

The television didn't work in our room, so we asked for it to be repaired. Upon returning in the evening, it still didn't work. While the internet was very slow, this isn't unusual based upon my experiences. The room was very small, but clean and tidy. I travel for business about 150 nights per year, and this hotel would rank in the bottom 10% in the price to value comparison. We will not return, despite the fact that our daughter and two grandchildren live in Novato and we frequently visit them.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SPGLoyalist
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

What an absolutely lovely property! The rooms are beautiful and the staff incredibly friendly. I highly recommend Inn Marin to anyone looking to stay within the area. The pool is clean and sparkling blue, with a jaccuzi and a small bar adjacent to it. Outdoor dining is available, as is a meeting room for business purposes. Kris and her staff are professional and gracious. I took a group of 44 co-workers here for a 3 day trip and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The rooms are clean, eco-focused, and have a warmth that is difficult to find in any hotel chain. The hotel is close to everything while still feeling tucked away in it's own little park like area. I took a run around the corner from the inn and found absoutely gorgeous homes to glance at as I extended my run just to see more of this beautiful area (not to mention a fox on the hillside in the quiet of morning). I just can't recommend Inn Marin enough! My first stay....but certianly not my last.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the hammock around the extra large oak tree. Peaceful and the hammocks SO comf...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ynbuyer
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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and gracious. We stayed for Memorial weekend and the rooms were nice and clean.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank siccat
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Additional Information about Inn Marin

Property: Inn Marin
Address: 250 Entrada Dr, Novato, CA 94949-5574
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Novato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Novato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn Marin 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We care about the comfort of our guests and the environment! Newly designed rooms include state of the art amenities and sustainable materials that make us cutting edge . . . Sustainable bamboo flooring, flat screen TVs in every room, . We have Wifi in our guests rooms of 50+Mbps and 85Mbps wired in all our guest rooms for free. "FREE NO CHARGE" We have also installed Voice over IP allowing us to offer "FREE" phone calls in the continental United States, rainfall showerheads, radios with MP3/I-Pod dock, refrigerators in every room. Garden room - 1200 sq. ft. Garden Patio with beautiful fountain, Inn Marin has 423 Mbps up and down (symmetrical) in its Meeting room and Business Center. Five acre garden setting with large lawn perfect for weddings and company events. ... more   less 
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