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Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel

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160 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610
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In the heart of Marin County, the Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area is located within minutes outside of the Golden Gate Bridge. Easily accessible and highly visible from CA US Interstate 101 our ideal location offers picturesque views of Mount Tamalpais adjacent to miles of the Bothin Marsh walk path through the beautiful Bay Trail Nature Reserve. Expect more where it matters most? Begin your day with our Express Start Breakfast bar. Time for Play? Take the Larkspur Ferry into the famous and historical city of San Francisco or take advantage of your time in Northern California and explore the Legendary Napa Valley offering world renowned Michelin Star rated restaurants and to internationally-acclaimed wine makers within driving distance. Take time to appreciate nature. Relax and unwind in our Fireside Courtyard Patio for the evening. Make your reservation today and explore the possibilities at the Holiday Inn Express, Mill Valley San Francisco.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
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Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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shimmy48 wrote a review Oct 2022
Seneca SC25 contributions12 helpful votes
Confirmation on the price was received prior to stay. Then the hotel raised the prices and we got them down some then the bill was wrong again. It wasn't just our room but my son's room and my brother in law's room bill was incorrect. The price was way higher than the quote. The price was close to $300.00 per night and we stayed 6 nights. It was supposed to ne 189.00 plus taxes
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 18 Oct 2022
Hi shimmy48, Thank you for your review and for choosing our Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area for your accommodation needs. We appreciate you as one of our valued guests. We're committed to providing you with the best overall experience. I'm sorry about the situation encountered during your stay. I brought this up to our local management's attention. I'm confident that the necessary actions will be taken to ensure better service. I also sent you a private message discussing this further. We look forward to seeing you again on your future trips and we'll do our best to make your next stay better than the last! Safe travels, Jomar M. Case Manager IHGService
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mvbma wrote a review Aug 2022
Cambridge, Mass.49 contributions39 helpful votes
This hotel is spotlessly clean and offers all the amenities one could wish. Good breakfast. The location is convenient for destinations north of the Golden Gate. There is a walking trail right outside the front door. Hotel checkin staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a low priced gas station just a mile north on Route 1. The only downside is that the bathtub/shower is dangerously slippery. A rubber nonskid map was promptly delivered upon request however.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a nonskid map for the bathtub/shower
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micheleelf wrote a review Jul 2022
Leopold, Missouri32 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a modest hotel but it was very clean. The decor is a bit dated. The bed was fairly comfortable. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was very good. It is located right beside the water and there's a place to stroll around.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jennifer S wrote a review Jul 2022
Freeburg, Illinois87 contributions40 helpful votes
The front desk staff were all helpful. We dropped our bags before noon and then checked in after 9 pm. The rooms are big and clean, very updated. The beds were so comfortable and new. The breakfast was good. outdoor patio and fireplace charming with a view of wetlands. So easy and convenient to get to the ferry and SF. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sabrina H wrote a review Jun 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates218 contributions84 helpful votes
We wanted to explore the San Francisco, but wanted to stay a little out of town, The Holiday inn Mill valley was the perfect location for us. The hotel is 5 minutes from the sausalito ferry terminal or a 15-20 minute drive to San Francisco. The hotel and the rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable and the area was quiet. The lady that checked us in wasn’t very welcoming, it just made for an awkward moment, but other than that everything was great.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mrwheels12 wrote a review Dec 2021
Sunnyvale, California60 contributions122 helpful votes
Words cannot express the unsafe and unsanitary conditions of the rooms. Do not be fooled by the bright LED lit lobby as the rooms are old, filthy dirty and unsafe! Lets start with the first room they gave us. After walking in right away my wife sees a roach on the floor board. I know things like this happen sometimes so I step on it and we move on. As I do my obligatory room check for weirdos I look in the bathroom, closets and under the bed. Then I go check the sliding door to the patio and its unlocked! (Note we are on the first floor facing the back of the hotel looking at the parking lot to the property next door) So I make sure I lock the door and put on the chain latch. Does house keeping check the sliding doors? Maybe they just missed this one. (Stay tuned). So its time to go to dinner. We leave the room and close the door my wife checks to make sure the door is locked and it opens up. What? We close it again and without the key card just opens up. I tell my wife to go in the room and secure the deadbolt and I can still open the door without a key card! WTF! Go to the front desk the agent is on the phone by the business center and I let her know the issue. She gives us a new room. Now we no longer have a connecting room to my kids who were staying in the room next door. Makes me think who were the poor people who stayed in our room before not knowing the door was unlocked the entire time! Has anyone been robbed in that room recently? Well back to the second room. We check the room out locks work this time! But when I checked the sliding door again unlocked! An we are on the first floor facing the street! Know this is not a coincidence! Someone is setting up guest to be robbed! No once else has my level of OCD to check every last detail. How many guest did not check the sliding door and has anyone been robbed while away from their room! Tired and hungry we lock the sliding door and go to dinner. Back from dinner its time to get ready for bed. Pull off the top sheet on the bed and its covered in little dog hairs! WTF! That was the final straw! We check out and do not stay the night! I tell the front desk girl and again busy on a personal phone call she was pretty irritated that I was bothering her night. I asked her for her managers card and requested she have her call me in the morning. He response " you have her card you can call her". Sum it all up unsafe, dirty and employees who do not care. Stay away from this hotel. I stay at Holiday Inns all the time. I am not a 5 star hotel snob. A hair in the sink or tub does not bother me. But the experience I had here by far the worst I have experienced in my life! I have been a IHG member since 2002!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Marion wrote a review Nov 2021
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We have stayed at this hotel in the past, and were always satisfied, but were quite disappointed this time. While the room we had seemed newly renovated, it didn't really feel warm and comfy. The bathroom looked pretty new, too, but not well maintained. For example there was lots of black dirt/mold on the showerhead. During our four day stay we had to return to the front desk 3 times, because the key cards stopped working and we couldn't get back into the building. The person who helped us there was pretty unfriendly und seemed frustrated by all the things that are not working properly. Covid protocols are not followed as listed on the website. There were no signs indicating that masks are mandatory indoors and the staff did not always wear masks (front desk and housekeeping). For the price this hotel charges, I'd definitely expect a more professional service.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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james f wrote a review Nov 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan225 contributions131 helpful votes
We stayed here our first night after flying in late on a Wednesday for a long weekend in N California. This is a perfect stop for late arrival, very convenient to Muir Redwoods early the next morning. We’ve done this twice, it’s perfect. The hotel is very clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachel548 wrote a review Nov 2021
Farmington Hills, Michigan488 contributions166 helpful votes
The location of the hotel was great. The walking path was nice and allowed us to easily access a nearby restaurant/beer garden for dinner. However, we had a room on the back of the hotel on the first floor. The hallway happens to slow downward and so our door didn't fit well within the door frame. There were huge gaps that didn't feel very secure. The room felt poorly designed. It was big with a huge foyer but tiny bathroom. There was no toilet paper holder upon arrival, but the hotel sent a maintenance worker to fix this but didn't notify us. Also, we couldn't get the TV to work on and input selection at all. Finally, the back parking lot is prone to flooding and at check-in they told us not to park in certain areas. I'm not sure I'd return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Nov 2021
Hello Rachel548, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're determined to make all aspects of your stay pleasant, and I am sorry to learn that the condition of the room allocated for you fell below expectations. Along with the concerns raised about the in-room TV and parking, I have alerted the hotel management regarding your comments. I am positive that the measures that will be taken will avoid similar issues from reoccurring in the future. I hope you choose us again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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ruthandvern wrote a review Oct 2021
Wilton, California15044 contributions1215 helpful votes
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This is a sweet property! The best part is their status as fully solar, one of the first. The location comes second, what a wonderful waterway walk. The room was terrific. Quiet back off the highway. Lovely stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$203 - US$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express sausalito, holiday inn mill valley, mill valley holiday inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tam Woods Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMarin CountyMill Valley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fort Cronkhite (0.5 km), Telford’s Pipe & Cigar (1.1 km), and U.s. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buckeye Roadhouse, Piatti Mill Valley, and Dipsea Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (7.7 km), Battery Spencer (6.1 km), and Fort Baker (6.4 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.