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Marin Lodge

No-frills hotel in San Rafael

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$167

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1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, 94901, CA, United States of America
9.2.Superb.
  • I liked the motel very much. The only thing I would have liked would be an electric…

    Feb. 28, 2019

  • Super comfortable and quiet. We will stay again next visit to the area.

    Jan. 20, 2022

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Easy parking
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Free WiFi and free parking

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • Dominican University of California - 18 min walk
  • Marin History Museum - 23 min walk
  • Mission San Rafael Arcangel - 24 min walk
  • Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market - 25 min walk
  • Falkirk Cultural Center - 26 min walk
  • Marin County Civic Center - 26 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Dominican University of California - 18 min walk
  • Marin History Museum - 23 min walk
  • Mission San Rafael Arcangel - 24 min walk
  • Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market - 25 min walk
  • Falkirk Cultural Center - 26 min walk
  • Marin County Civic Center - 26 min walk
  • Marin Bocce Federation - 31 min walk
  • San Rafael Pacifics Albert Park - 32 min walk
  • Gerstle Park - 41 min walk
  • China Camp State Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • San Anselmo Town Hall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 44 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 38 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 43 min drive
  • Richmond Transit Center - 16 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 22 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 23 min drive
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1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, 94901, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Marin Lodge San Rafael
  • Marin Lodge
  • Colonial Motel San Rafael
  • Colonial Hotel San Rafael
  • Marin Lodge Hotel
  • Marin Lodge San Rafael
  • Marin Lodge Hotel San Rafael

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FAQs

  • Yes, Marin Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but San Pablo Lytton Casino (20-min drive) is nearby.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Short stay whilst visiting daughter!

    Great little Motel, just what you need without vast expense. Very friendly,great location.

    sara, 2 night trip, Dec. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice quiet location. Comfortable room

    Jerry, 1 night trip, Nov. 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Solid Choice in Central Marin

    My wife and I stayed here because she was racing in the Marin Triathlon -- so we only stayed the one night before the race. As others have said, this place is basically a remodeled classic motel. The exterior looks quite nice and they have done a good job of landscaping to block the street and shield a bit of the freeway noise. The office staff was pleasant and check-in was quick. There is coffee and soda in the office area and a guest computer (which I used to print something). Our room was of modest size, but clean and fairly modern in its décor. We used the mini-fridge and microwave. The one downside was the somewhat limited number of outlets and no USB ports. The bathroom was also small but clean and well appointed. I would stay here again for a quick trip where convenient location and simple but reliable amenities are important. Recommended.

    Bryan, 1 night trip, Oct. 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overall the stay was nice. It was clean and quite and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

    John, 1 night family trip, Oct. 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Find

    Beautiful clean hotel. Came in after office was closed. They had called up to let us know how to contact them after office closes. Great service.

    1 night trip, Oct. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I had a quick stay for my child’s soccer game in San Rafael. Marin lodge is so clean and comfortable for an affordable rate! I will definitely stay there when we play there again!

    Lisa, 1 night trip, Oct. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One Night in Marin

    I saw the great reviews for this property and chose it based on those. When we pulled up I was a little concerned because it is indeed like an old-school motor lodge. My opinion totally changed after I met the hostess and saw my room. Beautiful room, fantastic bed, great working space. Plus the front office offers coffee all day and water and soda, plus breakfast. I can’t say enough about this property. Great find!

    Heather, 1 night business trip, Oct. 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great discovery. we had along trip north from LA and getting north of SF made day 2 much easier. Will stay again.

    Patrick, 1 night romance trip, Oct. 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel

    Amazing hotel! Very friedly hosts, they make you feel like home. Conviniently located near all the touristy attractions. Very clean and spacious and comfortable rooms. We will definitely will stay there again.

    1 night trip, Oct. 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Cozy and unique gem! Many thanks to Beethoven and Messa for a warm welcome!

    Kenith, 1 night family trip, Oct. 8, 2021

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