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“Fantastic location in need of serious updating”
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Mountain Home Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Mill Valley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stayed for the weekend despite some concerns based on the reviews posted on Trip Advisor. My husband and I travel regularly, do not consider ourselves overly fussy about accommodations, and try to appreciate the positive anywhere we go. That said here is a summary of our experience.

PRO: as been said many times, the location of this inn is incredible. Right across the street from several amazing trials on Mt. Tam. We stayed in room 3 which is advertised as the smallest room. We found the room size to be very comfortable. The bathroom was large and the room has a nice sized deck with incredible Bay views. The sunrise and sunset viewing from the bed and deck are awe inspiring. The staff at the inn are the hardest working, nicest, and most committed hospitality staff I've encountered. The place seems understaffed which is easy to understand given that the inn is located a 15 minute windy drive up from Mill Valley. Bed was comfortable with pristine linens. We did sleep really well. The place is quiet and rooms get really dark.

CONS- mountain home inn is not operating to its full potential. The place needs to be updated minimally to replace the very dirty carpeting throughout the inn. I didn't find the place dusty or grimy other than the really disgusting, probably unhealthy carpeting. The restaurant is large with indoor and outdoor seating. The food is average to below average. Given the wealth of high quality ingredients available in Marin this is puzzling. Other than equator coffee there doesn't seem to be much attention to Marin's bountiful food and ag resources. The food is extremely expensive relative to quality. The best part of the restaurant is the views from the deck. This is a place to have a drink and then head down to mill valley for much better dining options.

Bottomline is this place operates as if the owners are tired of running this business but continue to hang on because they're riding on the wave of location, proximity to great trails and amazing views.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Once a year we would go hiking up in the Mt. Tamalpais area and we do not want to stay anywhere else but at Mountain Home Inn. It is a boutique inn situate up in the mountain and away from almost everything. The place is quite old but VERY cozy and charming. The staff is exceptional. The dining patio overlook the mountain and valley is breath taking. We always to stay in different room every time, each room has its own unique characters and accommodation.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mimi-Cristien
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner - or tried to have dinner there. The food was terrible and there was chewing gum underneath all of the tables. The bathroom was in terrible condition and the place looks as it has not been dusted in years. My husband ordered a steak and it looked horrible, kids chicken tenders were clearly microwaved from a bag! Never go there again

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our tour of mount tamelpais and Muir Woods. The food was very well prepared and service attentive. We sat outside with beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. The food was all made with fresh ingredients from the area farms.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night of the two nights we booked.

Pros: location is absolutely gorgeous. Dinner was tasty. Evening staff was super nice. Bed was comfy and clean.

Cons: carpet is 30+ years old and it shows, big time. Furniture was older and well used. Several doors were very hard to open and we got somewhat trapped in the bathroom the first time using it. Bathroom in room 5 is anything but private as it has a slatted window door -- what happens in the bathroom is amplified everywhere. Plumbing fixtures were worn and wonky and water pulsed from comfortable to super hot. Some of the lamps and/or electrical sockets in room 5 didn't work. Upkeep was poor -- the inside of the property was well dusted but cluttered and again everything was well used and not in a homey way. Cleaning equipment was scattered about. The outside eating area had lots of trash on the ground around the eating area. The Breakfast service was prompt but the granola was from a box of Kellogg's and the oatmeal was uneatable.

Not sure what is going on with this place but to call it glamping would be a huge stretch. It's more like a rundown motel 8 in paradise. This place is waiting for a major renovation and overhaul of operations.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank llbcchicago
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Additional Information about Mountain Home Inn

Address: 810 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1765
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Mill Valley
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mill Valley
Price Range: €148 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Mountain Home Hotel Mill Valley

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