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San Rafael California Hotels & Motels

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The San Rafael center is about the area of Mission San Raphael Archangel and the area of Downtown San Rafael.

Welcome to San Rafael, California! Located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Rafael is a picturesque city boasting historic Spanish architecture, beautiful parks, and notable art galleries, tasting rooms, and restaurants. Whether you're looking to stay in the heart of the city in an upscale accommodation or you prefer something a little further out, San Rafael offers a variety of hotels to meet every need. More from this guide...

San Rafael Hotels & Accommodations

Dominican University of California
+1-888-389-4121
50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Cheap property
From$125
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Motel 6 San Rafael Ca in SAN RAFAEL
+1-888-675-2083
737 East Francisco Blvd., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901
  • Economy hotel
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
From$60
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SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Rafael in San Rafael
+1-800-716-8490
865 Francisco Blvd. East, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Cheap hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
From$62
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San Anselmo Inn
+1-800-805-5223
339 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960 ~1.77 miles west of San Rafael
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
  • World class service
From$85
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County in San Rafael
+1-888-965-1860
101 Mcinnis Pkwy., San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 5 floors in property
From$80
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Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County - Larkspur
+1-888-788-5576
2500 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939 ~2.24 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$90
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Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County : 1010 Northgate Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
1010 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Check in: 03:00pm
From$291
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Extended Stay America Suites San Rafael Francisco Blvd East
+1-888-311-4278
1775 Francisco Blvd. East, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
  • No exercise facilities
From$99
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Marin Suites Hotel - Corte Madera
+1-888-469-4795
45 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 ~2.89 miles south of San Rafael
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 101 suites in hotel
  • Ordinary amenities
  • Clean pool, said 80%
From$125
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Best Western Corte Madera Inn in Corte Madera
+1-888-734-9421
56 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 ~3.09 miles south of San Rafael
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • Loved the pool
  • Great room
From$131
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Americas Best Value Inn-Corte Madera/San Francisco
+1-888-841-5292
1595 Casa Buena Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925 ~3.66 miles south of San Rafael
  • Cheap property
  • Check in: 14:00
Mill Valley Inn
+1-888-455-5160
165 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 ~4.83 miles south of San Rafael
  • 3-star property
  • Hotel has 25 rooms
From$259
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Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
+1-888-965-8297
215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA 94949 ~5.32 miles north of San Rafael
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$125
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Travelodge by Wyndham Mill Valley/Sausalito : 707 Redwood Highway
+1-888-906-6358
707 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 ~5.60 miles south of San Rafael
  • 2 star property
From$60
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Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma in Novato
+1-888-749-6785
1400 North Hamilton Pkwy., Novato, CA 94949 ~6.10 miles north of San Rafael
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
From$115
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Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel : 160 Shoreline Highway
+1-888-878-9982
160 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 ~6.42 miles south of San Rafael
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 2 floors in property
From$129
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Muir Woods Lodge
+1-888-389-4485
155 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 ~6.45 miles south of San Rafael
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • 26 rooms in hotel
Inn Marin and Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection
+1-888-389-4121
250 Entrada Dr., Novato, CA 94949 ~6.69 miles north of San Rafael
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$95
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The Lodge at Tiburon : 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
+1-888-675-2083
1651 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 ~7.88 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 3 floors in property
From$128
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Waters Edge Hotel in Tiburon
+1-800-716-8490
25 Main St., Tiburon, CA 94920 ~8.01 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Three Star Oceanfront hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Table next to
  • Great parking, according to 88%
From$219
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Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
+1-800-805-5223
801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 ~8.48 miles south of San Rafael
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 6 suites in hotel
From$289
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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Point Richmond : 915 West Cutting Blvd.
+1-888-965-1860
915 West Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804 ~8.86 miles east of San Rafael
  • Economy hotel
  • 108 rooms in property
From$72
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Cavallo Point in Sausalito
+1-888-788-5576
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965 ~9.89 miles south of San Rafael
  • Luxurious Five Star Resort hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
From$399
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Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma - Novato
+1-888-897-9207
7600 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945 ~10.10 miles north of San Rafael
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
From$60
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Rodeway Inn
+1-888-311-4278
14800 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, CA 94806 ~10.21 miles east of San Rafael
  • Low priced hotel
  • 52 rooms in property
From$60
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Pablo - Richmond Area, an : 2525 San Pablo Dam Rd.
+1-888-469-4795
2525 San Pablo Dam Rd., San Pablo, CA 94806 ~10.93 miles east of San Rafael
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 9 suites
  • Hotel rate was a little high
  • Fairly good value for money
From$89
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Days Inn by Wyndham Novato/San Francisco - Novato
+1-888-734-9421
8141 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945 ~11.19 miles north of San Rafael
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
From$100
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Courtyard by Marriott Richmond/Berkeley
+1-888-841-5292
3150 Garrity Way, Richmond, CA 94806 ~11.26 miles east of San Rafael
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Parking is rare
  • Average sized rooms
From$80
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Extended Stay America Suites Richmond Hilltop Mall in Richmond
+1-888-455-5160
3170 Garrity Way, Richmond, CA 94806 ~11.33 miles east of San Rafael
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • 101 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Attentive staff
  • Terrible amenities
From$94
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Motel 6 Pinole, CA
+1-888-965-8297
1501 Fitzgerald Dr., Pinole, CA 94564 ~12.32 miles east of San Rafael
  • Two star property
From$60
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Americas Best Value Inn Richmond San Francisco
+1-888-906-6358
1598 Carlson Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804 ~12.45 miles east of San Rafael
  • Two-star hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$60
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The Lodge at the Presidio
+1-888-749-6785
105 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94129 ~12.51 miles south of San Rafael
  • 3-star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$90
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Days Inn by Wyndham Pinole Berkeley - Pinole
+1-888-878-9982
2600 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564 ~12.59 miles east of San Rafael
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
From$60
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Travelodge by Wyndham Presidio San Francisco
+1-888-389-4485
2755 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.93 miles south of San Rafael
  • Two star property
From$60
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Inn at Golden Gate
+1-888-389-4121
2707 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.94 miles south of San Rafael
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • 23 rooms in property
  • Average sized rooms
  • Fair business hotel
From$70
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Argonaut Hotel
+1-888-675-2083
495 Jefferson St., San Francisco, CA 94109 ~12.94 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 13 suites
  • Wonderful beach
  • Clean rooms
From$200
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Super 8 by Wyndham San Francisco/Near the Marina in San Francisco
+1-800-716-8490
2440 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.96 miles south of San Rafael
  • 2 star property
From$60
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Francisco - Lombard
+1-800-805-5223
2358 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.97 miles south of San Rafael
  • Economy Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$109
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La Luna Inn : 2599 Lombard St.
+1-888-965-1860
2599 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.98 miles south of San Rafael
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$113
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Infinity Hotel Sf An Ascend Hotel : 2322 Lombard St.
+1-888-788-5576
2322 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94109 ~12.99 miles south of San Rafael
  • Affordable property
  • 75 rooms in property
From$90
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Infinity Hotel Sf Ascend Hotel Collection
+1-888-897-9207
2322 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~12.99 miles south of San Rafael
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$75
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Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
+1-888-311-4278
580 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94133 ~13.02 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Quiet clean rooms
  • Close to Starbucks
From$119
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Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
+1-888-469-4795
900 North Point St. Suite D100, San Francisco, CA 94109 ~13.03 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Luxurious 5 Star property
  • 53 suites in hotel
From$250
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Surf Motel in San Francisco
+1-888-734-9421
2265 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94118 ~13.05 miles south of San Rafael
  • Economy hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$60
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Kimpton Alton Hotel - Fisherman's Wharf, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-841-5292
495 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94133 ~13.06 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
From$199
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Suites At Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco
+1-888-455-5160
2655 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94109 ~13.06 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Paid for parking
  • Value below average
From$139
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Hotel Caza : 1300 Columbus Ave.
+1-888-965-8297
1300 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133 ~13.07 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
From$115
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Francisco Marina District : 1940 Lombard St.
+1-888-906-6358
1940 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~13.07 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$60
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Greenwich Inn
+1-888-749-6785
3201 Steiner St., San Francisco, CA 94123 ~13.08 miles south of San Rafael
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • No working wifi connection
  • Near to public transport, according to 100%
From$79
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Wharf Inn : 2601 Mason St.
+1-888-878-9982
2601 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133 ~13.09 miles southeast of San Rafael
  • Two star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 3 suites
From$60
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of San Rafael Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all San Rafael, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest San Rafael hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Once home to the Coast Miwok people, San Rafael got its start when Mission San Rafael Arcangel was founded in what is now downtown. The mission's original intent was to serve as a hospital site, but it was upgraded to a full mission in 1822. By 1879, the railroad extended to San Rafael, providing direct transportation to San Francisco, which helped build up the community.

Today, the Mission San Rafael Arcangel still stands as the central structure around which the city developed. San Rafael also features a number of historic landmarks, including a civic center designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The city also serves as a popular home base for those exploring the Bay Area. Whatever your reasons for visiting the city, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to experience everything San Rafael has to offer.

Best Time to Visit San Rafael, CA

The best season to visit San Rafael and the Bay Area is in autumn when the temperatures remain warm but there are fewer crowds. Hotel rates start to drop, and the average temperatures settle in the low 70s. You'll still want to pack a few layers, though, as the bayside breezes can be chilly.

If you plan on visiting San Rafael during the winter months, you'll enjoy slashed hotel rates and average temperatures in the high 50s. The Bay Area does experience fog and gusts of wind, which can make it seem colder than it actually is, but winter is a great time for exploring the area's indoor attractions.

Spring is another great season that offers mild weather and the chance to beat the tourist rush. While hotel rates do start to climb, you'll enjoy beautiful Pacific temperatures that are ideal for sightseeing. Spring also brings a number of Bay Area festivals, including the Other Minds Festival, Carnaval San Francisco, and the International Beer Festival.

Naturally, summer is the most popular time to visit San Rafael as peak tourist season comes to the Bay Area. As travelers crowd in from all over the country, hotel rates rise, but you can defer some of these costs by booking your reservation months in advance.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in San Rafael, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in San Rafael

San Rafael by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in San Rafael, CA. You can use these charts to calculate the best time period to make a reservation in San Rafael for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in San Rafael, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $184.69

If you prefer luxury accommodation in San Rafael, you're in luck. Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County is a modern property close The Village at Corte Madera. Its contemporary guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, work desks, coffee makers, and mini-fridges. Upgraded rooms and suites add pull-out sofas and separate living areas.

Guests can also enjoy a variety of social spaces throughout the hotel, including a living room-style lobby, an on-site Starbucks, and an American restaurant. The property also features two meeting rooms, a business center, an exercise room, an outdoor pool with hot tub, and free parking.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County places you within walking distance of the Marin County Civic Center. The contemporary hotel features a tropical atrium, an evening reception area with snacks, an on-site American grill restaurant, a fitness facility, an indoor pool, a whirlpool, and a ballroom. Guest suites include kitchenettes, separate living areas, dining tables, two flat-screen TVs, and free internet access. Many offer views of the bay.

Best Western Corte Madera Inn is an upscale lodging just 11 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Modern guest rooms feature mini-fridges, coffee makers, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with cable, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and sitting areas, while suites include wet bars and separate living rooms. Guests can enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, two whirlpool tubs, an outdoor pool, a massage room, a fitness center, a business center with meeting rooms, an on-site restaurant, laundry facilities, and a shuttle service.

Affordable Hotel Options in San Rafael, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $180.69

Finding an affordable hotel in San Rafael is easy if you know where to look and don't mind paying a bit more than you might in other U.S. cities.

Villa Inn on Lincoln Avenue is a family-owned two-story property just 17 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. All guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, microwaves, mini-fridges, and air conditioning, while some add kitchenettes. Parking and continental breakfast are included, and you can also request an in-room coffee maker and daily newspaper delivery at no additional charge.

Conveniently located off Highway 101, Motel 6 is a straightforward lodging 1.5 miles from downtown. Guest rooms feature TVs with expanded cable and free Wi-Fi in addition to basic amenities. There's also an on-site coin laundry, and both parking and morning coffee are free.

Located just off I-580, Travelodge San Rafael is less than one mile from the Mission San Rafael Arcangel. This low-rise property offers modest guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and mini-fridges. Some rooms add whirlpool tubs and microwaves, and suites include separate sitting areas. Guests can enjoy a free continental breakfast, free parking, an on-site business center, an outdoor pool, and meeting space.

3 Star Hotel Prices in San Rafael

2 Star Average Prices: $150.38

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Rafael

Best Discounts in San Rafael, CA

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money on your trip to San Rafael by taking advantage of discounts and special offers. Most area hotels, including Americas Best Value Inn-Corte Madera/San Francisco, extend special rates to seniors, AARP members, AAA members, corporate travelers, government employees, and military families. If you qualify, you can save as much as 20 percent off the hotel's best available rates, but be sure to provide proof of eligibility at check-in.

Other hotels offer their own seasonal deals. Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael offers numerous hotel deals that allow you to get a free night when you book so many nights, or enjoy as much as 35 percent off your stay as a Starwood Preferred Guest. These types of deals are unique to each hotel, so it pays to research your favorites to see what special deals are currently being offered.

Best Value Options in San Rafael, CA

San Rafael has many mid-range hotels that give you plenty of value for your dollar. Extended Stay America – San Rafael – Francisco Blvd. East is an all-suite property off I-580. Guest rooms are basic but feature work desks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and full kitchens with ovens and stovetops. Upgraded suites include separate living areas with pull-out sofas for even more space. The site also includes free parking and breakfast, a fitness center, outdoor grills, a business center with meeting rooms, and laundry facilities. Pets are also welcome for a fee.

Another all-suite option is Marin Suites Hotel off Highway 101. This sleek property features a heated outdoor saltwater pool, a fitness center with sauna, a whirlpool spa, an outdoor lounge with fireplace, fire pits, and a garden courtyard. Guest rooms feature external entrances and feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and full kitchens.

San Anselmo Inn is situated inside an early-1900s building, providing the perfect bed-and-breakfast experience for anyone looking to stay in a historic hotel. Guest rooms are decorated in the French-country style and include free Wi-Fi and televisions. Most feature en suite bathrooms. The inn features a café; free parking; loaner bikes, folding chairs, and surfboards; and free breakfast.

Top Things to Do in San Rafael, CA

With so much to explore in the Bay Area, it's easy to overlook the sights in San Rafael. You won't want to miss a visit to the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, which is arguably the city's main attraction. The site features a museum and gift shop that feature limited hours of operation from Wednesday through Sunday, but the mission itself is open daily. If you like what you see, try taking a driving tour around the Bay Area to other area missions.

Located in downtown San Rafael, WildCare is a facility that treats sick and injured animals and provides instruction to visitors on how to live peacefully with the animal kingdom. While WildCare operates the Bay Area's most important wildlife hospital, it's also free to visit and is open to the public every day of the year.

Art Works Downtown brings together San Rafael's beloved art community, featuring classes, studio spaces, exhibit galleries, and outreach programs, all in a central location. The non-profit art center is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday each week and is worth a visit if you're eager to explore the downtown area.

Experiencing the Bay Area is a tall order, but no matter what brings you to San Rafael, you'll find a vibrant, diverse city brimming with culture and history. Whether you're looking for an upscale lodging or an affordable hotel, you'll find the perfect accommodation to meet your needs and budget.

San Rafael is a Spanish pronunciation of 'Saint Raphael. This is proven true since the city is filled with 'memoirs and building structures of Saint Raphael. This city is a county center of Marin County, California in the United States. It is situated in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area.  There are hotels here to fit your budget and others to fit your taste. Whichever you choose, San Rafael hotels will surely leave an unforgettable impression on you and your family.

Finding Economical Accommodation in San Rafael

Hotels in San Rafael can often offer very affordable rates “ one just has to know where to look for such cheap hotels. If you are looking for a traditional, family-friendly experience, then Colonial Inn San Rafael is a good-value hotel you can choose to stay in. It has sixteen spacious rooms that offer all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay for its visitors. It is also perfectly situated near a selection of dining options. North Bay San Rafael is also an excellent choice for you. The elegant rooms offer the essential requirements, such as a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a refrigerator, with all assorted services. Villa Inn San Rafael is another great choice just for you. These are just a few cheap hotels you can find in San Rafael. Whether the hotel is on the shores of an impressive lake or the hotel is located in the heart of the city, you are guaranteed to find the location you desire most. There are many hotels in San Rafael to choose from, it just depends on how you wish to enjoy your time in the town.

Looking for Something More Luxurious?

If you have a taste for luxurious, more expensive hotels, then Embassy Suites Hotel San Rafael - Marin County or Conference Center is an excellent choice just for you. The four-star hotel provides unique rooms, which feature an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.  The Golden Gate Bridge is just twenty-minutes away while you drive your car from the hotel. Extended Stay America - San Rafael - Francisco Blvd East is also a great choice among luxurious San Rafael hotels. Four Points by Sheraton is another luxury three-star accommodation. It has 225 comfortable rooms that contain all requirements to ensure you an enjoyable stay in the city. The location in San Rafael is ideal for travelers wishing to go shopping, plus you can get to enjoy the stunning pool in the hotel.

What are the Affordable Boutique Options Available?

If you prefer other affordable options, then Motel 6 San Rafael is a great choice just for you. Motel 6 San Rafael offers a comfortable setting while in San Rafael. The location is ideal for travelers wishing to discover the area's local attractions. Make your stay memorable in San Rafael by making the right hotel choice.

FAQs about hotels in San Rafael

What are the most favored hotels in San Rafael?

Dominican University of California, San Anselmo Inn and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in San Rafael?

Cavallo Point, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Rafael city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of San Rafael?

Dominican University of California, Motel 6 San Rafael Ca, and SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Rafael are the properties closest to San Rafael city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in San Rafael cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in San Rafael can be as cheap as $150.38 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in San Rafael cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in San Rafael has been $180.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in San Rafael cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in San Rafael has been $184.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in San Rafael?

Dominican University of California, San Anselmo Inn and Marin Suites Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in San Rafael?

Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing, Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin and Courtyard by Marriott Richmond are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in San Rafael?

Inn Marin and Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection, Infinity Hotel Sf Ascend Hotel Collection and Rodeway Inn are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in San Rafael?

Best Western Corte Madera Inn, SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Point Richmond and SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Rafael are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in San Rafael?

Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel, Argonaut Hotel and Kimpton Alton Hotel - Fisherman's Wharf, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of San Rafael

Below are reviews of the city of San Rafael, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Love this quite and nice area!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love this quite and nice area!

Maria M., from 25-Jun-2022
"Its a great town."
Score 5.0 / 5

I lived in San Rafael for 15 years, before moving to Santa Fe, in May of 2019.

Mike S., from 02-Oct-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of San Rafael, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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