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.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Home Hotel Mill Valley