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“Clean, comfortable, and affordable for one-night stop”
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Inn Marin
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Novato
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We needed an affordable place to stay on our way north after a late-night landing at SFO. We booked through Priceline and got this hotel for about $123. It filled the bill for a quick stay, and the room was clean (other than one random hair on the shower wall) and comfortable. Only thing to complain about - and this has more to do with booking through Priceline - was that we were assigned a room with two double beds, so my husband and I had to sleep in separate beds. We were too tired to go back to the front desk and request a different room when we checked in, but both beds were comfortable. We had the included continental breakfast the next morning, which included fruit, yogurt, bagels, assorted cereals, and a belgian waffle station with pre-made batter. We were on the road the next morning after a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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RobertGM_11, General Manager at Inn Marin, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you for choosing Inn Marin. We appreciate your nice words. I am sorry to hear that you did not get the room type you were looking for. Unfortunately third party web sites are not able to give you a specific room type. In the future if you book on our web site or directly with our front desk we can make sure you get the room type you are looking for.

Thank you for staying at INN MARIN,

Robert :-)

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed for two nights while attending a friend's wedding in Sonoma. The hotel is quite well-kept, has free wifi and continental breakfast, and allows dogs to stay for a small fee ($10 per pet per night). The grounds are very lovely (we did not take advantage of the pool), with a fountain and a large grassy area where we could walk our dogs. Not necessarily the most economic hotel, but when you factor in the money we saved in not having to board our dogs at a kennel, we think we did quite well in the exchange. We will come again the next time we need to overnight in the area.

Room Tip: We were in the back - maybe 100 feet from the lawn area, but far from the street and highway.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here for a wedding. The grounds are beautiful and have a countryside feel, although it is next to the freeway. We booked a room using Travelocity and somehow were upgraded to a room that included a living room with a sofabed and extra TV, which we did not use but were very nice. Breakfast is included and is simple but good. We did not use the pool/hot tub but other guests who did really enjoyed them. Would definitely recommend as an outdoor wedding venue.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I stay here a couple times a month on business and I'm always well taken care of. The grounds are amazing (lots of grass and shade) and the food (Rickey's) is very good too. There's lots to do in the area if you're into outdoorsy things (hiking, biking and walking) and it's centrally located between DT Novato and San Rafael. I highly recommend the Inn.

Room Tip: The Garden Rooms are the prettiest but keep in mind it's close to the freeway so if that noise b...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend wine tasting at Napa Valley.The hotel is about 20 miles from the wine tasting region but is a lot more economical than the Napa hotels. My heart sank when I saw how near the highway we were but the accommodation we were in was at the back and very quiet. the rooms are very nice, clean and air conditioned. The food was lovely and there was live music (jazz)on the terrace by the pool. The welcome was friendly though the foyer could do with a little updating(a small flaw). I would certainly recommend it for couples and families.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed at Inn Marin because other places were booked, and What A Find!! From the large Courtyard, "Green" Rooms, Friendly and Helpful Staff, easy to Find Charming Oasis! Every Attention to Detail in the rooms was Appreciated! Will stay there again when occasion arises!

Room Tip: On Summer weekends the Restaurant has live Music into the night, so if you are not wanting to listen...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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RobertGM_11, General Manager at Inn Marin, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thank you for choosing Inn Marin. We appreciate your kind words and are glad you had the opportunity to check us out. We look forward to your future stays with us.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Inn Marin was a nice place to stay. It was worth the price. In our experience, the more expensive the hotel, the less you get. This place was clean, accommodating, and the rooms were well appointed. Free wifi and breakfast was welcomed. As the kids swam in the pool, we ate dinner poolside enjoying food from Ricky's, which overlooked the garden surroundings (sort of felt like a resort). Be sure to ask for a room towards the back of the property to reduce the highway noise. Would recommend!

Room Tip: Request towards the back of the property away from highway noise
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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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: $142 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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