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7.8

(395 reviews)

North Bay Inn

From$99
Minimum rate per night

7.8

(395 reviews)
855 Francisco Boulevard East , San Rafael (California), CA 94901, US
From$99
Minimum rate per night

Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

24-hour front desk

Bathtub

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Welcome to North Bay Inn, a charming 2-star motel located in the heart of San Rafael, California. Situated just 1.5mi away from the city center, this motel offers an ideal location for travelers seeking convenience and comfort.

With 395 rave reviews from satisfied guests, North Bay Inn is a popular choice among visitors to San Rafael. The motel features a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, including free breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations, and free private parking. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a 24-hour front desk for added convenience.

Starting at just $99 per night, North Bay Inn offers affordable accommodations without compromising on quality. The well-appointed rooms feature modern amenities such as a private bathroom, bathtub, flat-screen TV, and a refrigerator. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, North Bay Inn provides everything you need for a pleasant stay in San Rafael.

Note: Additional amenities such as a designated smoking area, wake-up service, and facilities for disabled guests are also available.

At North Bay Inn, we strive to provide our guests with a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. For your convenience, we accept major credit cards such as Discover, Visa, American Express, and Mastercard. Please note that we do not accept cash payments, so you won't need to worry about carrying cash or making a trip to the ATM during your stay with us.

We offer two types of rooms to suit your needs. Our King Room is perfect for couples or solo travelers, featuring a spacious 301 square feet of living space. Unwind in the comfortable King size bed while catching up on your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV. You'll also have access to a private bathroom complete with a bathtub and a convenient refrigerator to keep your drinks cool. Rest easy knowing that smoking is not allowed in any of our rooms.

For those traveling as a family, our Double Room with Two Double Beds provides the perfect accommodation. With two Double beds, this room comfortably accommodates two adults and one child. Enjoy the homely comforts of our well-appointed rooms, complete with modern amenities like a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all our rooms to maintain a fresh and pleasant environment.

Discover the charm and affordable luxury at North Bay Inn. Book your stay with us today and experience the best of San Rafael without breaking the bank.

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Closest airports

Oakland International Airport

22.5mi

Buchanan Field Airport

24.6mi

San Francisco International Airport

24.8mi

Sonoma County Airport

41.3mi

Norman Y. Mineta San Josรฉ International Airport

52.2mi

Most popular amenities

Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

24-hour front desk

Bathtub

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Rooms

Guest reviews

7.8

(395 reviews)
From$99
Minimum rate per night

Categories of assessments

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Location

7.5

Facilities

8

Staff

8.6

Value for money

8.3

Wifi quality

7.7

Breakfast

4.6

Featured reviews:

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Dulcie

8.2

February 2023

Lovely woman at Front Desk - of owner couple - was very kind and helpful. I found the room clean and comfortable, with fridge/microwave, which were very handy since I did not want to go out after traveling all day (flight from BOS, rental car from SFO) in the heavy rains!

first room was on the 'low' side of the drive, and under water due to heavy rains. But, fortunately, the inn was not full, so I was moved to the other side, which allowed me to bring my things in without having to wade over my ankles.

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Jeffrey

8.2

June 2022

I didn't eat the breakfast as I didn't have time. So I can't comment on that. I did like the room however. Brand new everything. No smell of cleaning products as you might find in some cheaper motels. Really comfortable beds. I had a very good night sleep which is exactly what I needed. The room served my needs at a very affordable price and I would definitely stay there again. Staff was very nice as well.

As far as the room goes I can't think of anything that I would improve or complain about. However, the neighborhood surrounding the motel is a little sketchy. I didn't go out at night for any purpose. I had everything I needed when I arrived and just went in my room closed the door and went to bed. I'm not saying it's dangerous necessarily yeah, but it's not Resort like once you get out of the motel parking lot.

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Bryant

8.2

June 2022

Room very clean. The manager very accommodating regarding the large van we drove to CA; she was very helpful by letting us park by the office during the evening and overnight after we returned from our events when most of the guests were back and parked in the lot(during the day, there was ample space to park in a spot). She was also very vigilant regarding any vehicles parked in the lot that didn't belong to a guest (specifically our friend's car during a visit we had outside). We appreciated her attention to detail and concern for guests safety. Thank you!

If possible, would be nice to have a little outdoor place to visit especially during these COVID times.

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Zoe

9.1

April 2023

The front desk receptionist was delightful, even specifying a parking spot for us near our room. In this age when we are encouraging people to "choose kind," this woman certainly does. She was very kind and welcoming.

Like all hotels/motels these days the property was No Smoking. But there was drift into the room from those smoking outdoors. This is no one's fault, just a reality due to breeze!

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Adrianna

8.2

July 2022

It was strict about no visitors and no loud music, but that was perfect for our quiet getaway! Nice paneled windows, cute toiletries! It also had lots of cameras around the property which makes you feel good, since this isn't the best neighborhood.

It's a little confusing pulling in, as the right lane ends a half mile before the turn so you have to merge. The parking lot is a one-way pulling in, so it's a pain when someone's trying to come out the wrong way.

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Miles

9.1

November 2022

Location to surgery center, continental breakfast, maids did thorough cleaning, comfortable bed, large king suite.

Being called early in the morning to see if I wanted my room cleaned instead of looking at sign on door. Noise of surrounding units and parking at times.

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Carola

8.2

July 2023

Desk clerk was very attentive. Good place to stay for a night while traveling or working. Fridge and microwave in room, lots of eateries nearby. Close to downtown San Rafael.

Right next to freeway so a bit noisy. The air conditioning unit was not working very well. The neighborhood is industrial.

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Jessica

10

July 2023

The room was super clean and well maintained. The front desk lady was very friendly and check-in was fast and easy. Had surveillance cameras all over the parking lot which was nice. It was right off the freeway, but was still a quiet area. Will return whenever we come back to visit!

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Joanna

9.1

June 2023

The rooms are very clean and nice, not a small cramped up room itโ€™s pretty spacious and the king bed is very comfortable!

The only thing I do have a issue with is the noise of the fwy, Iโ€™ve stayed at this hotel twice and I usually stay upstairs so I might have to try downstairs next time

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Sian

8.2

April 2023

Fine for an overnight stop. Everything clean and comfortable.

Noisy location next to the highway. (Nothing the property can do about that so if you want the convenience of the location that's fine.) Breakfast is just snacks to take away. (Shouldn't advertise "Breakfast included".)

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Dulcie

8.2

February 2023

8.2

Lovely woman at Front Desk - of owner couple - was very kind and helpful. I found the room clean and comfortable, with fridge/microwave, which were very handy since I did not want to go out after traveling all day (flight from BOS, rental car from SFO) in the heavy rains!

first room was on the 'low' side of the drive, and under water due to heavy rains. But, fortunately, the inn was not full, so I was moved to the other side, which allowed me to bring my things in without having to wade over my ankles.

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Jeffrey

8.2

June 2022

8.2

I didn't eat the breakfast as I didn't have time. So I can't comment on that. I did like the room however. Brand new everything. No smell of cleaning products as you might find in some cheaper motels. Really comfortable beds. I had a very good night sleep which is exactly what I needed. The room served my needs at a very affordable price and I would definitely stay there again. Staff was very nice as well.

As far as the room goes I can't think of anything that I would improve or complain about. However, the neighborhood surrounding the motel is a little sketchy. I didn't go out at night for any purpose. I had everything I needed when I arrived and just went in my room closed the door and went to bed. I'm not saying it's dangerous necessarily yeah, but it's not Resort like once you get out of the motel parking lot.

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Bryant

8.2

June 2022

8.2

Room very clean. The manager very accommodating regarding the large van we drove to CA; she was very helpful by letting us park by the office during the evening and overnight after we returned from our events when most of the guests were back and parked in the lot(during the day, there was ample space to park in a spot). She was also very vigilant regarding any vehicles parked in the lot that didn't belong to a guest (specifically our friend's car during a visit we had outside). We appreciated her attention to detail and concern for guests safety. Thank you!

If possible, would be nice to have a little outdoor place to visit especially during these COVID times.

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Zoe

9.1

April 2023

9.1

The front desk receptionist was delightful, even specifying a parking spot for us near our room. In this age when we are encouraging people to "choose kind," this woman certainly does. She was very kind and welcoming.

Like all hotels/motels these days the property was No Smoking. But there was drift into the room from those smoking outdoors. This is no one's fault, just a reality due to breeze!

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Adrianna

8.2

July 2022

8.2

It was strict about no visitors and no loud music, but that was perfect for our quiet getaway! Nice paneled windows, cute toiletries! It also had lots of cameras around the property which makes you feel good, since this isn't the best neighborhood.

It's a little confusing pulling in, as the right lane ends a half mile before the turn so you have to merge. The parking lot is a one-way pulling in, so it's a pain when someone's trying to come out the wrong way.

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Miles

9.1

November 2022

9.1

Location to surgery center, continental breakfast, maids did thorough cleaning, comfortable bed, large king suite.

Being called early in the morning to see if I wanted my room cleaned instead of looking at sign on door. Noise of surrounding units and parking at times.

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Carola

8.2

July 2023

8.2

Desk clerk was very attentive. Good place to stay for a night while traveling or working. Fridge and microwave in room, lots of eateries nearby. Close to downtown San Rafael.

Right next to freeway so a bit noisy. The air conditioning unit was not working very well. The neighborhood is industrial.

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Jessica

10

July 2023

10

The room was super clean and well maintained. The front desk lady was very friendly and check-in was fast and easy. Had surveillance cameras all over the parking lot which was nice. It was right off the freeway, but was still a quiet area. Will return whenever we come back to visit!

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Joanna

9.1

June 2023

9.1

The rooms are very clean and nice, not a small cramped up room itโ€™s pretty spacious and the king bed is very comfortable!

The only thing I do have a issue with is the noise of the fwy, Iโ€™ve stayed at this hotel twice and I usually stay upstairs so I might have to try downstairs next time

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Sian

8.2

April 2023

8.2

Fine for an overnight stop. Everything clean and comfortable.

Noisy location next to the highway. (Nothing the property can do about that so if you want the convenience of the location that's fine.) Breakfast is just snacks to take away. (Shouldn't advertise "Breakfast included".)

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Hotel surroundings North Bay Inn

Attraction

Marin County

5.3mi

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

8.8mi

Baker Beach

11.8mi

Sea Cliff

12.2mi

Saints Peter and Paul Church

12.3mi

San Francisco Japantown

12.7mi

Pacific Heights

12.7mi

Fillmore District

12.7mi

Conservatory of Flowers

13.3mi

Barbary Coast Trail

13.5mi

San Francisco Botanical Garden

13.7mi

Grateful Dead House

13.8mi

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

14.4mi

Berkeley

15mi

HopMonk Tavern

22.7mi

Attraction

Marin County

5.3mi

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

8.8mi

Baker Beach

11.8mi

Sea Cliff

12.2mi

Saints Peter and Paul Church

12.3mi

San Francisco Japantown

12.7mi

Pacific Heights

12.7mi

Fillmore District

12.7mi

Conservatory of Flowers

13.3mi

Barbary Coast Trail

13.5mi

San Francisco Botanical Garden

13.7mi

Grateful Dead House

13.8mi

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

14.4mi

Berkeley

15mi

HopMonk Tavern

22.7mi

Airport

Oakland International Airport

22.5mi

Buchanan Field Airport

24.6mi

San Francisco International Airport

24.8mi

Sonoma County Airport

41.3mi

Norman Y. Mineta San Josรฉ International Airport

52.2mi

Amenities of North Bay Inn

Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

24-hour front desk

Bathtub

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Amenities of North Bay Inn

Bathroom

Bathtub

Bathtub or shower

Hairdryer

Private Bathroom

Toilet

Bedroom

Alarm clock

Cleaning Services

Daily housekeeping

Free

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee maker

Front Desk Services

24-hour front desk

Invoice provided

General

Air conditioning

Carpeted

Designated smoking area

Facilities for disabled guests

Heating

Ironing facilities

Pet Friendly

Smoke-free property

Tile/Marble floor

Internet

Free wifi

Kitchen

Coffee machine

Microwave

Refrigerator

Living Area

Desk

Sofa

Media & Technology

Cable channels

Flat-screen TV

Radio

Satellite channels

Telephone

Parking

Free Private Parking

Parking On Site

Free

Room Amenities

Iron

Safety & security

CCTV outside property

Fire extinguishers

Smoke alarms

Services

Wake-up service

Wake-up service/Alarm clock

House rules - North Bay Inn

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Check-in

From 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 07:00

Until 11:00

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Internet

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Curfew

Come and go whenever you want

Parking

Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

No capacity for extra beds or cribs.

Cards accepted at this property

Cash

American Express,ย 

Visa,ย 

Discover,ย 

Mastercard

This property does not accept cash.

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  • Pets

  • Internet

  • Age restrictions

  • Curfew

  • Parking

  • Children and beds

  • Cards accepted at this property

From$99
Minimum rate per night

Fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions - North Bay Inn

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At what times are check-in and check-out at North Bay Inn?

For North Bay Inn, you can check in after 3:00 PM and the check-out deadline is 11:00 AM.

Is free parking available at North Bay Inn?

Yes, the North Bay Inn does offer parking facilities. Guests at the hotel can take advantage of the free and private on-site parking. There is no requirement for a parking reservation.

How much does a stay at North Bay Inn cost?

Room rates at North Bay Inn initiate from $99. Yet, variations occur based on your room and date preferences. For exact rates, please insert your travel dates.

Which room categories can I book at North Bay Inn?

The North Bay Inn offers a King Room and a Double Room with Two Double Beds. Both room types have a room size of 301 sqft and do not allow smoking. The King Room has 1 King size bed and accommodates 2 adults and 1 child, while the Double Room with Two Double Beds has 2 Double beds and also accommodates 2 adults and 1 child.

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What activities does North Bay Inn offer?

Unfortunately, the data provided does not include the featured or other amenities of the North Bay Inn. Hence, we cannot provide specific information on how guests can spend their time at the hotel. However, leisure amenities commonly found at hotels include swimming pools, fitness centers, spa facilities, restaurants, bars, lounges, game rooms, and outdoor recreational areas. Guests can indulge in activities such as swimming, working out, getting spa treatments, dining, socializing, playing games, or enjoying outdoor activities. Additionally, hotels often provide concierge services that can assist guests in planning local excursions and activities such as sightseeing tours, visiting nearby attractions, or participating in recreational activities like hiking, biking, or boating. Guests can make use of these services to explore the surroundings and make the most of their stay at the hotel.

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Which payment methods are supported by North Bay Inn?

North Bay Inn accepts Discover, Visa, American Express, and Mastercard as payment methods. Cash is not accepted.

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