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"We have been staying here for about 16 years when in the area. This is an outdated place but is odors, a big plus in our opinion. The hot ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 10 Nov 2017

Hotel Description

Enjoy free breakfast at this San Rafael motel

In San Rafael

You'll find Dominican University of California and Marin History Museum within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Mission San Rafael Arcangel and Falkirk Cultural Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and free newspapers are on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 60 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and satellite TV. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$104* Per night/room Dec 12 - Dec 13

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Villa Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (4)
4 out of 5
A gem of a place with a 1950s vibe that is totally quaint. Remodeled rooms bring it up-to-date. A bit off the beaten path, but worth it for the peace and quiet nights sleep. Nicely presented continental breakfast. Staff was efficient.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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4 out of 5
Draperies were shredded, no stop on the window, no overhead light in bathroom front area, weird light switch in toilet area of Bathroom. The staff however was terrific both friendly and efficient plus the beds were good as were the linens. We did not use the coffee maker nor microwave. Thank you

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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4 out of 5
excellent morning buffet, especially the fresh fruit

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019

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3 out of 5

OK stay

This was an OK place to stay with plenty of places close by to eat. Many of these older places have a mild off oder and our room did not have a deadbolt lock. The continental breakfast was decent. We had to hunt down the staff to return the key card.

Posted by , from Sunrise, FL on Jun 30, 2018

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3 out of 5
We have been staying here for about 16 years when in the area. This is an outdated place but is odors, a big plus in our opinion. The hotel staff are very friendly. The continental breakfast is very good. We come here because of the budget rate and it serves our needs for just a clean bed and shower.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

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3 out of 5

One night stay

Pros: Landscaping and overall exterior appearance is good. Inside has been updated but tired. Close location to the medical facility that I was visiting..
Cons: Needs fresh interior paint and furniture including TV and drapes
Location: In crowded area with limited parking. restaurants and shopping nearby. Okay for one night stay
Toilet seat loose, two dead roach on bathroom floor, 4 pillows provided were hard decorative type in pillow cases. Parking is very limited and tight spaces.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016

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4 out of 5

Villa Inn

Pros: $$$$$
Cons: I'd like a pool. That will not happen.
Location: See China Camp Park & The Muir Woods. Also, San Fransico a 15 if you like that sort of thing.
Good bang 4 you buck. Approx. 1/2 mi. from downtown. Nice breakfast, waffles; coffee; cut up fruit; pastries; hard boiled eggs; 5 or 6 diff. cereals; bagels (butter & jam); etc. Rooms well maintained. Micro & refridge in my room. Shower worked well. My room had a double bed. I'm sure there are other options. I was visiting my son & will stay there when I go back next year. No pool. It's being used 4 storage. Rich Owens Wilkes-Barre. Pa. July 2016

Posted by , from Wilkes-Barre,Pa on Jul 21, 2016

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2 out of 5


The shower was great, the rest of everything was old and scary. I am glad that we stayed only one night.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

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3 out of 5

Fair price for basic accommodations

Pros: Value
Cons: It appeared there are some "permanent residents" living at the hotel. But that was not a big issue for my wife or I.
Location: Working class neighborhood of San Rafael. We used it as a base for day trips to Point Reyes National Park
The room was clean and comfortable with a hot shower and basic television. The continental breakfast met our needs with fresh coffee, cereal and bagels. Nothing flashy, but it was within our expectations for basic accommodations.

Posted by , from Sacramento CA on May 3, 2016

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Villa Inn also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby and laundry facilities. Self parking is free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (51.7 km / 32.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Villa Inn offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This San Rafael motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Villa Inn
  • Villa Inn San Rafael
  • Villa San Rafael
  • Villa Inn Motel
  • Villa Inn San Rafael
  • Villa Inn Motel San Rafael

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.