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North Bay Inn

2-star2 stars
855 Francisco Blvd ESan RafaelCA94901United States of America

No-frills motel in San Rafael
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Awesome vibe
Great room
Rather comfortable
Location is ok
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From 93 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

North Bay Inn

from ZAR 1,255
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

What’s around North Bay Inn


  • Mission San Rafael Arcangel - 30 min walk
  • Marin Country Mart - 42 min walk
  • Gerstle Park - 44 min walk
  • Marin County Civic Center - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • San Anselmo Memorial Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Fairfax Library - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Phoenix Lake - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Ring Mountain - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km

Getting around

  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 17 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 43 min drive
  • Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley) - 46 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Richmond Station - 16 min drive
  • Berkeley Station - 19 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 22 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 91 reviews

North Bay Inn
Very Good8.0
Convenience in San Rafael
Inadequate lighting for putting on makeup at the mirrors, otherwise it was fine. Walking distance from a great Mexican Restaurant -- Celia's. Small property with friendly staff.
Matthew, us4 night trip
North Bay Inn
Trucks dive.
I did not stay here the are was not a place where women alone would feel safe. I drove around the as was very nervous there were people hanging out on the corners looking up to no good. Very scary.
A Traveller, us1 night business trip
North Bay Inn
Grateful for this hotel!
This hotel came to my rescue after another was unaccommodating. Very clean, comfortable, and quiet!
A Traveller, us1 night business trip
North Bay Inn
Terrible bed, plus damp and cold everything
Very nice check in person. Great location. However, the condition and comfort of my room were horrid. Damp carpet throughout, rusted furnishings, a drip in the faucet that audibly leaked all night, maximum “hot” water in the shower ran lukewarm at best, disgusting toilet stains, the heater emitted a burning smell, torn carpet and paint peeling in every room, mystery smears on the furniture, former guest hairs left behind in towels, and the mattress was at least two decades old and in very poor condition. I recommend a deep clean of the room from ceiling to floor before another guest has to suffer through paying over $100 to sleep in filthy conditions.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
North Bay Inn
Very Good8.0
Practical, nothing special.
The neighborhood wasn't the best, but it wasn't exactly dangerous, either. It was right next to the freeway, but not too noisy, surprisingly. No pool or hot tub. I was able to walk to my seminar at Dominican University about two miles away. The room was clean but kind of stark and a little cold. The bed was comfortable. The furniture was worn except for the granite tops. This is more of a motel than hotel since you drive right up to your door.
A Traveller, us3 night business trip

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