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Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great price away from fishermans wharf. Stayed two nights and took the Larkspur ferry over to fishermans wharf. After seeing the massive crowds and traffic at the wharf, we are glad we stayed in Mill Valley. Very enjoyable ferry ride back and forth. The hotel is lovely. Great beds and pillows. Fluffy white towels and lots of hot water. The breakfast was varied and supplies were refilled quickly. Enjoyed the s'mores by the fire. Nice touch. Staff was quite informative and pleasant. Do yourself a favour and don't pay the ridiculous prices in San Fran. Great hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

After looking at the costs involved in visiting SF I chose to stay over the bay in Mill Valley. Good hotels in the city are expensive and parking can be mind blowing. As Seniors the $18 round trip fares on the Larkspur ferry which takes about 1/2 an hour is great value and gives lovely views of the islands the GG bridge and the city as you arrive. Parking at the terminal is free and it is about 10 minutes from the hotel.

This hotel offered everything we required in a hotel with an excellent restaurant next door.

Room Tip: Choose a balcony room overlooking the pool or the creek and hills. Avoid the view of Hwy 101.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Near muir woods,sonoma valley, nice pool, nice room, near sausalito, good wifi connection., ordinary breakfast, Would recommend if you are searching for a hotel near sausalito and muir woods, quiet place

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here for four nights on our recent trip to California. We chose it due to the other trip advisor reviews and it's location north of SF.
On check in the staff were very accommodating and let us look over a couple of rooms so we could choose the best place for us. Once we had they went out of their way to find us a room that met our needs.
There is plenty of car parking space and the hotel is generally very quiet given it was quite busy and between to busy roads.
Access to the 101 is very close with a short drive to the Golden Gate Bridge. Easy access to SF without paying SF costs. Also an easy trip from here up to Napa.

Wold definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Despite the fact that the hotel sign was almost obscured by John Deere earth-moving/road-ripping equipment, all was quiet inside the lobby and our room. It looks like an ordinary motel that has been upgraded to almost a boutique hotel look and feel. Our double-queen had a nice desk and chair, armchair and bureau/entertainment cabinet - all looked fresh and new. Nice clean duvet and pillows. Extra sink outside the bathroom. A nice patio off each room with cool furniture. Good temp controls. Nice view to landscaped groups and very nice pool area. Although we were too busy to take advantage of it, the hotel offered elixirs and s'mores nightly. Two pretty gathering areas with fire pits and a generous continental breakfast. They also had bikes to borrow - a nice touch since it is off a major bike/walking path. It is very close to downtown Mill Valley, 101 and 1 - to the various Golden Gate recreational areas. Once the road construction is done, it will be pretty close to perfect.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

When I stay at a hotel I look for three things - cleanliness, safety, and location (in that order). This hotel was perfect and offered a few perks like free continental breakfast (and a substantial one, at that), smores in the evenings, and a wonderful location right on a running/biking path. It has a gorgeous view of a water inlet and the surrounding hills and a perfect location for exploring Sausalito, the red woods, and traveling up to Napa/Sonoma (which is what I did). It's right off the main highway through the area, but noise wasn't an issue. The rooms have been recently remodeled and while the hallways could use a little updating, the room was spotless, functional, and modern. I'll be staying here again with several friends when we travel back to the area in a few weeks.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the backside of the hotel rather than the front - the view is gorgeous!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Driving through San Francisco to get to Marin and Muir Woods is a frustrating experience at the best of times - so we decided to find a location across the bridge to facilitate an early start the next morning.

We arrived late and check in was fast and efficient. We had a quiet room in the back on the main floor which made it very easy to get the bags into the car in the morning.

The room was comfortable if a little cramped and we had a great sleep.

We booked through Expedia but we would not next time. The hotel offers a best rate guarantee on the website and you get Stash rewards when booking directly which you don't get through other sites.

If you have heavy luggage, get a room on the main floor as there are no elevators.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area

Address: 160 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610 (Formerly Tam Woods Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mill Valley
Price Range: $132 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What will you do today in Mill Valley? Each day is a new adventure at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley, located in scenic Marin County. Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area sits against a breathtaking backdrop near the base of Mount Tamalpais, overlooking peaceful wetlands and bike paths. Natural beauty shines in our Mill Valley hotel, which grants access to some of Northern California’s most visited attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, and the renowned Napa Valley wine country. After an adventurous day exploring the bustling city of San Francisco or the beautiful outdoors of Marin County, relax by the outdoor pool under a private cabana. Borrow a bike from our Bike Center and pedal along the nearby bike paths or roast marshmallows around our outdoor fire pit. Or stay in with the family and watch a DVD from our movie library in one of our newly redesigned guestrooms. Featuring modern, convenient and thoughtful services and amenities designed to keep you comfortable, well rested and entertained, Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area provides the ideal home base for those looking to experience the vast playground that is the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Express Sausalito
Holiday Inn Mill Valley
Mill Valley Holiday Inn

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