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“Great Event Location in Novato, CA!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Inn Marin

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Inn Marin
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Novato
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Novato, California
1 review
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“Great Event Location in Novato, CA!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Last evening, our company sponsored a business seminar for approximately 100 of our clients at the Inn Marin. From the initial planning of the meeting a few weeks ago to the departure of our last guests, our meeting was a big success due in large part to the efficiency and graciousness of the hotel staff. Lori Salfi, Director of Catering provided us with excellent menu selections and set up our post meeting hors d'oeuvres and wine bar poolside on the adjacent outdoor patio (hosted by bartenders Pilar and Adam who did a particularly good job). Lori's attention to detail and follow up system made the logistics of the evening appear seamless. We'd strongly recommend the Inn Marin and its staff for any corporate or social function.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We are a group of 10 highly civilized sport bike motorcyclists who stayed here on our way up the coast and eventually over to Reno. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, we were able to park the bikes right in front of our rooms, and we felt that as the motel is just a bit out of the way and off any thoroughfare street, that the motorcycles were quite secure. Check in was curteous, quick, and professional. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the rooms were despite being quite close to the freeway. Although the restaurant was closed for dinner the night we stayed here, breakfast was fine, and we enjoyed our stay very much. I would stay here again.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Livermore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our son and daughter-in-law got married here and it was great!!! We really enjoyed the whole place: the rooms, the outdoor area under the magnolia trees, even the lobby area is beautiful. The neighborhood around the hotel is not all that, but you don't even know it's there. It's close to the freeway, but you really can't hear it, even at night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Fairly easy on/off from the 101.

Our king room was exactly what we expected from the information on the website - no surprises. The people were friendly and helpful and the food was very good at our evening meal.

Breakfast was a bit disappointing with limited selection.

Room Tip: Our room was on the back side away from the highway and would be our recommendation. Noise was mini...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Rochester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

A group of us stayed at the Inn Marin on a business trip and were pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of our rooms. Would be fun to come back for vacation to enjoy the surrounding area of California. Restaurant was also excellent.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

My family of 4 stayed here for 2 nights in early July, 2012. It looks like a "motel" from the exterior....but don't be fooled. This is a charming, quaint place! We had a suite room, with a king bed in the main room and an attached (with door) bedroom with a pull-out couch where our kids slept. Rates are so reasonable, clean rooms, great location for San Francisco, Muir Woods and other attractions. The grounds of this property are amazing! Gorgeous plants and flowers, amazing pool, even hammock swings under a big tree! Great happy hour in the bar, you can even sit on a patio near the pool. Highly recommend it, and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

In my 33 years of commercial construction I have stayed in a lot of hotels and motels.In my opinion the Inn Marin was definitely the most desirable. My home is in Sacramento but the construction job was in Novato. Working four 10 hour days for a year made it impossible to do a daily commute. As Superintendent there were plenty of stressful days and the thought of relaxing after work helped get me through the day. The staff was so helpful, eager to accomodate my every need. And even though it faces the freeway, the natural wooded setting embracing the entire property quiets the world down and makes you forget where you are. You will love the shaded area between the office and restaurant and the rooms for outside reading and relaxing. I also appreciated all the little things they do to help in saving the environment. If I ever have work anywhere in the North Bay again I will definitely spend my evenings at the Inn Marin.

  • Stayed July 2012
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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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Marin Hotel Novato
Inn Marin Novato, CA - Marin County

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