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Motel 6 San Rafael

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late at night and had no problem getting our keys. Parking is limited there and we had to park quite a ways away from our rooms and lug our suitcases in the rain. Room was very basic but bed was comfortable and shower worked. Our daughter got many insect bites -- we believe this was while in one... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

So I won't yank your chain and say it was Luxury at its best. It is an older motel six that has been refurbished . The out side has newer paint. The walks were cleaned each day. The planters were full of pretty flowering plants. We almost always use the guest laundry. That was very convenient and reasonably priced. With... More 

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Aquebogue, New York
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10 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at this motel for an extended visit to the Bay Area. The room is spotlessly clean and the property is well maintained. The staff is courteous and helpful. It is centrally located with easy access to 101, I-80 and the 580. The views are not pretty, but the area is safe with convenient shopping a short drive away.... More 

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Auburn, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went there, slept there and got out alive! It is what it is, a roadside motel to spend a night. Very bare bones - had a budget re-do recently, sloppy painters for sure - but it was clean, the TV worked just fine, had a fridge and microwave, the water in the morning was hot.... Walls are a bit thin,... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I visited in the second week in August. Second floor room across the parking lot and down from the office. I'll admit after reading some of the negative reviews I wanted to cancel but I needed the room. Glad I stayed with the Motel 6. I've stayed and reviewed the other motel down the street and this is better. Room... More 

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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This motel is great for road trips or if you need a night to stay. The room was clean and looked like any other Motel 6 rooms. So it feel reliable and you know what you're going to get. Comfortable beds, clean, and it had a tv and fridge. Free wifi. Great stop for any type of visit/trip. Value for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Paid about $110/night in June 2016. Saw a few roaches running around bathroom and room. Homeless person “camped” out in the ice machine area having dinner and using the ice. Party room 2 doors down from us, with 2 guys coming out and smoking and talking until 2am. Room had at least 6-8 people in a 4 person max room.... More 

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

So pros, good free wifi, easy freeway access, and the commute to SF in the morning is only 20 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge. The rooms are large and fairly well kept. The cons are parking is horrible although they have a space for each unit the way they angled the parking you have to drive through the complex... More 

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Thank Marjanovich
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

You must be careful to stay in corporate owned remodeled motels, because when a franchisee make the improvements, they are often as bad as this one is. Sink drain broken, shower old and scraped from years of cleaning, linoleum floor, instead of Prego, free-standing sink, cheap,cheap towels. Lipstick on a pig. Avoid the franchised motels and stick with newly remodeled... More 

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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

The front desk person was very accommodating. The room was simple and very clean! Nice TV, mini-fridge and microwave. When you are looking for a clean overnight stay, this is your place. Honest owners- we left a watch in the room and they mailed it back to us! Who does that --your small business owners. If you read the other... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located 12 miles North of Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Property is located within a mile of downtown San Rafael. Both major Bay Area airports (SFO and OAK) are located 30 miles away.Property offers:Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi, Free Coffee in the Lobby, Spacious and Clean Rooms, On-site Coin Laundry ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel 6 San Rafael

Address: 737 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901 (Formerly Days Inn San Rafael/San Francisco)
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Price Range: $123 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 66
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Motel 6 San Rafael Hotel San Rafael
Motel Six San Rafael
San Rafael Motel 6
San Rafael Motel Six
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“Noisy but well-located 9ff freeway”
 of 5 bubbles 233ldc, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get upstairs-non-smoking”
 of 5 bubbles Kellie209, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the freeway (east end) though whether they actually read your requests and act on them is open to question.”
 of 5 bubbles misterhu2015, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs is best, plumbing is kinda loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Vida67, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for one on the first floor, especially if you are traveling with dogs. Road surf sn't a problem here, thank goodness, but rooms in the back are the quietest. If you didn't bring flannel PJs, ask for an extra blanket at check-in.”
 of 5 bubbles CalGalTex, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
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