Top 10 hotels in Marin County, United States

August 6, 2022 Myesha Cogley

Some say it’s different, but residents of Marin County like their home that way. We’re betting you will too! Nestled between San Francisco and the Napa Valley, Marin County includes the cities of Tiburon, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Corte Madera. Activities in Marin County include the highly anticipated Concours d’Elegance, a festival of pre-1978 vehicles and British Sports Cars. Held at the Marin County Fairgrounds in May, the event features a wine-tasting, fine food and “The Drive,” a parade of classic cars winding their way through the scenic back roads of Marin and neighboring Sonoma Counties ending with a lunch reception in San Rafael. In July, be sure to head to the Marin County Fair and in August hit the San Rafael Food and Wine Festival. Treat yourself to some of the world-renowned local wine and watch the sun go down over the hills. Of course, there’s no shortage of natural beauty in Marin County. Beach lovers will enjoy Stinson Beach or Point Reyes National Seashore where wildlife abounds. Here you just might spot some Elephant Seals or Tule Elk among the rugged terrain or, from Point Reyes Lighthouse, catch a glimpse of a pod of whales. Go butterfly or bird watching and enjoy the many natural wonders of California’s Northern Coast. For some, no vacation would be complete without a round of golf. If you’re a golf aficionado, Marin County will not disappoint you. The area boasts several public and private courses in a variety of settings, including San Geronimo Golf Course. Situated on 150 acres of stunning landscape, this is a challenging course designed to test your game! Or, try the StoneTree Golf Club, a daily fee, 18-hole championship course. If hiking is more your style, check out Angel Island State Park. Accessible only by ferry, Angel Island offers spectacular views of most of the Bay Area, including San Francisco. Fishing more your style? Try McNear’s Beach Pier in San Rafael.
Things to do in Marin County

1. Best Western Corte Madera Inn

56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925 1 (800) 568-8520
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1064 reviews

Best Western Corte Madera Inn

Located in Corte Madera,CA, the Best Western Corte Madera Inn is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.

Clean, great service, good value, convenient location.

Reviewed By kaymacn

This very clean hotel is not too far from Muir Woods and not too far from Napa. There are good restaurants and shopping across the street. Every staff member we met was professional and polite. We had a two room suite, which was very spacious. The bathroom was small. I mean, really, really small. No problems with noise. The breakfast had many options, including waffles and scrambled eggs. The landscaping is well-kept.

2. Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa

801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965-2186
Excellent
61%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1792 reviews

Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa

Perched hillside overlooking a breathtaking seaside bay-view in the charming city of Sausalito, Casa Madrona provides a transformative and serene retreat for travelers from around the world. More than 125 years after its inception, the timeless and beloved icon continues to express an innate sense of style, seamlessly blending innovation with tradition and offering a genuine luxury escape just minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. In 2014, the property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that brought a renewed energy to the guest rooms, cottages, meeting space and the extraordinary 11-room Mansion, including the property's signature 5,000 square-foot master residence, The Alexandrite Suite. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a treasured landmark and based on its historical features and unique layout, please note that room sizes, configurations and views may vary from our standard room type descriptions. Photos shown on the Casa Madrona website do not necessarily depict each and every room type available at the hotel and we cannot guarantee you will placed in the exact room, seen in the images, linked to the room type booked.

Nice hotel - extra charges

Reviewed By goldcomac

The hotel is located right on Bridgeway, the main street in town, so any shopping or eating you want to do is walking distance away. Our room was very nice and the small balcony opened up onto Bridgeway which we also liked. The staff was very friendly each time we saw them but I have two minor complaints which I'm only bringing up because they didn't follow up on what they said they would. First, we got to the hotel early and our room wasn't ready. They said they'd text us when it was. They never did. Second, we left our bags with them while we walked around town waiting for the room to get ready and they said they'd put them in our room so they'd be there waiting for us. They didn't do this. Both of these are minor and they aren't playing into my points below. There were charges on our bill that we weren't expecting and I feel like they were added as a way for the hotel to pad its revenue. We had two "resort fees," totaling $97 for our two-night stay. I can't imagine what this covered. The treadmill I used for 45 minutes? The fire pit I had to uncover myself? If so, I'd take the $97 and exercise somewhere else and not sit by the fire pit. There isn't a pool manned by a staff handing out clean towels. There isn't a "happy hour" with drinks and horse d'oeuvres, or the use of bicycles. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was big, the shower had nice power. I have no complaints about the rooms at all.

3. Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn

215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 1 (800) 568-8520
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1016 reviews

Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn

At the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn will stand out among other hotels in Novato,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.

Great hotel in Novato

Reviewed By Soclwkr72

We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. Friendly service, clean room and clean hotel. Very nice continental breakfast, beautiful pool with hot tub. Rooms were spacious, and beds were comfortable. Close enough to freeway to reach your desired destinations. Would definitely stay here again!

4. Best Western Corte Madera Inn

56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925 1 (800) 568-8520
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1064 reviews

Best Western Corte Madera Inn

Located in Corte Madera,CA, the Best Western Corte Madera Inn is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.

Clean, great service, good value, convenient location.

Reviewed By kaymacn

This very clean hotel is not too far from Muir Woods and not too far from Napa. There are good restaurants and shopping across the street. Every staff member we met was professional and polite. We had a two room suite, which was very spacious. The bathroom was small. I mean, really, really small. No problems with noise. The breakfast had many options, including waffles and scrambled eggs. The landscaping is well-kept.

5. The Lodge at Tiburon

1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2041 reviews

The Lodge at Tiburon

Tavern , lobby and common spaces are great.

Reviewed By drmader

Charming walkable spot with plenty of parking. I would call this a motor lodge w a great restaurant ..and gathering spaces . No views from really anywhere on this property( maybe sky deck?). It’s a good downtown location but don’t expect a harbor view . We may have been in the Hotels.com special room..but we did feel it lacked some basics like new fresh feeling white linens..bed to bath felt a bit mismatched, yellowed-just showing age. Where was a luggage Rack for room? No place at all to set luggage. And a newer clock radio for iPhone plug in that is current or just plugs near bed in general would be good. Water daily is a must. Bottle of wine and Kurueg is a nice touch. Nice chair and sitting area, dresser and good lamps/lighting, make up mirror all very helpful . Full length mirror Also really nice . Felt the stairs w duct tape, exterior staircases /walk way condition, slow drains in bath, and over bathroom/room decor was ready for an upgrade . Pool , fire pit and lush landscape were all very nice . We literally ate 3 nights in a row at the tavern and sat and did work one day in the bar. The staff is delightful and the food is delicious.. try pensa …arugula /prosciutto wonderful. Burger ..and arugula salad w mozzarella ..fresh and good..live music and many people filling the patio, locals and tourists alike. Felt more of a local scene to us. Walk to woodlands market, Wells Fargo, CVS, Rustic bakery and Sam’s..all so easy from here . We would gladly stay again..this is the nicest spot in this small sleepy seaside village.

6. Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County

1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-2502
Excellent
25%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
11%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 719 reviews

Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County

Four points by Sheridan is worth staying at!!

Reviewed By RobW791

Our experience staying at the four points by Sheridan in San Rafael was very positive… From the check-in with Tipany P to the rooms and facility being extremely clean to the pool and a hot tub being exceptional we loved our stay here! The entire hotel is very clean. In the morning we had breakfast at the restaurant and it was amazing and Carmen was excellent with Service. The selection for breakfast was off the charts and very fresh and excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is coming through the area

7. Marin Suites Hotel

45 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1144
Excellent
26%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
9%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 727 reviews

Marin Suites Hotel

A luxury all-suite hotel located in the heart of Marin County, Marin Suites Hotel, is uniquely defined by its spacious and comfortable hotel suite accommodations. Just 12 miles north of San Francisco, a short drive from the wine country and minutes away from numerous attractions in the Bay Area, Marin Suites Hotel is the perfect choice among Marin County hotels. Bordered by sprawling hills and waterways, this unique town features a refreshing blend of outdoor culture with a cosmopolitan feel. Walking distance to restaurants, markets and walking trails.

Wonderful service

Reviewed By roberthoomalu

Work related Marin county Remodeling homes in the local area It was nice to stay at your hotel enjoyed the experience great service from your staff the house cleaning staff and a special thanks to Cindy she was very professional and caring thank you very much for everything bye-bye

8. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County

101 Mcinnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903 1 (855) 605-0319
Excellent
55%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
7%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County

The Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County hotel is located just north of San Francisco, a footbridge away from the Marin County Convention Center and Civic Center. Set in a scenic area known for its wineries and natural beauty, this upscale San Rafael hotel is within easy reach of attractions including Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Northgate Shopping Mall, Sausalito and downtown San Francisco. This all-suite hotel in Marin County offers rooms with separate living areas and bedrooms, each with an LCD TV, Wi-Fi, and a flexible work desk and sofa in the parlor. Start the day with a free made-to-order breakfast and relax after a long day with complimentary drinks and snacks at the Evening Reception*. Our Red Oak Restaurant and Bar offers local foods sourced from the hotel's onsite Red Oak Farm and Marin Farmer's Market with seasonal favorites in a casual setting. Take a swim in the heated indoor saline pool or unwind in the whirlpool.

Solid stay and met expectations.

Reviewed By MangoChetney

Stayed for a week to help daughter with newborn. Good value. Clean room comfortable bed. Breakfast was ok. Staff were very good. Good Covid measures. Easy parking but they charge $10per night. On Sunday evening could not get Uber. The size of the room was a plus . Was challenging to cool top floor room but maintenance fixed things.

9. Inn Marin & Suites

250 Entrada Dr, Novato, CA 94949-5574
Excellent
38%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 380 reviews

Inn Marin & Suites

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.

In my daughters words .. “this is a nightmare”

Reviewed By amylY8774ES

Checked into this hotel at 1:30am last night after a long flight from Chicago. This hotel is nothing like the pictures; it was a nightmare. Looked like someone urinated outside out door & left a huge mystery puddle. The sheets were dirty & towels. The place smelled like sewage. Informed the front desk right away & asked for a new room. They said they didn’t have any other rooms & just gave us new towels & sheets that we had to change ourselves at 2am! My daughter was in tears & didn’t want to stay in the room but we didn’t have any where else to go. Very disappointed with our stay .. left as soon as we were able this morning.

10. Waters Edge Hotel

25 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 535 reviews

Waters Edge Hotel

The Waters Edge is inspired by Eastern seaboard architecture and the exotic merchant trade of the San Francisco Bay. Located on the water in charming downtown Tiburon, the Waters Edge brings an added ambiance of global sophistication to this unique part of Northern California. Restful rooms feature crisp white feather beds, and comfy chaises with hand-knitted throws perfect for afternoon naps. Many rooms look out to stunning views of San Francisco and Angel Island.

Superb location, lovely staff

Reviewed By NCVienna

When I last visited SF 15 years ago I swore I would escape the foggy city on my next visit and stay on the sunny shore across the bay… So visiting with my husband this time, we chose Tiburon as our base (also because the easy ferry ride across the bay was so much more appealing than having to battle the metropolitan traffic). We couldn’t have chosen a better base. Water’s Edge was absolutely lovely in every respect, from its superb location on the water, skyline views of the city, super-friendly staff and lots of little extras like the lovely fireplace (you can pick up extra logs at reception) and the goody-bag and two half bottles of wine Martin handed us on arrival. Not to mention the bowl of Swiss chocolates at reception… Parking just one block away at $15/day was also convenient. Fantastic water pressure in the shower. We had room 217 which was on the second floor with partial water views and only a couple of steps away from the phenomenal roof terrace with breath-taking views, great sun loungers and a nightly fire-pit. We enjoyed the pre-order breakfast (fill in the quite extensive menu the night before) – there were breads, bagels, pastries, porridge, cream cheese, peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, salmon and much more to choose from. There is a toaster and a fridge in the room but no safe. The restaurants nearby (we had lunch at Sam’s and a beautiful birthday dinner at Luna Blu) are excellent and just steps away. The hotel truly was the perfect base for us and we would highly recommend it.

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