First off, this is a very clean and newly renovated modern hotel. You can check out bicycles to ride around the nice paths nearby, or roast smores at night by the outdoor fire. There is a restaurant on premise as well as a couple great options within walking distance. The staff were all friendly, and there was hot coffee, and a breakfast option in the AM.
If you are like me and fly into SFO without renting a car, this is a GREAT location for using public transportation. A major bus stop for the area is a short walk away. To get here from SFO, you can grab one of the Marin Airporters that come every 30 minutes for $20. The walk from the bus stop to the hotel is about 5 minutes. WAY cheaper than a cab and more convenient than public transportation. If you want to get to Sausalito, its a couple dollars and a few minutes on the bus. Sausalito is a great place to grab food/coffee etc. From Sausalito you can take an enjoyable Ferry ride to the Embarcadero in downtown SF.
If you want to go see Muir Woods, there are shuttles most weekends and holidays that will take you there. Or you can do what I did and take the 61 bus up Panoramic, then hike the Dipsea trail into Muir Woods. A great hike IMO.
So whether you are looking for a less expensive option than downtown SF (conference in town when I went everything was sold out or $700 plus per night), or looking to enjoy beautiful Marin county, I would definitely recommend this location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Sausalito
- Holiday Inn Mill Valley
- Mill Valley Holiday Inn