Among the most frequent complaints from visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area are expensive hotels and expensive hotel parking. And with pent up demand to travel this spring and summer, it won’t be unusual to find hotel rates well exceeding $200 a night plus parking. Fortunately, there are more affordable options like Marin Suites Hotel, just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Marin Suites Hotel
Set in the Town of Corte Madera, Marin Suites Hotel offers spacious living areas, full sized kitchens and thankfully, complimentary parking. What’s more, many local attractions are close by yet in a noticeably quieter setting than San Francisco. Before booking your next hotel reservation for the Bay Area, please make sure to learn more about Marin Suites Hotel and why it can make for a more practical stay.
About Marin Suites Hotel
Marin Suites Hotel
45 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Locally owned and operated, Marin Suites Hotel has long served visitors to Marin County and the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Conveniently off Highway 101 in Corte Madera, Marin Suites Hotel is an all-suites property showcasing the largest suites in Marin County. Within minutes of several local attractions, the hotel also offers nice amenities like a swimming pool, large kitchens and complimentary parking. Delightfully affordable, Marin Suites Hotel is part of the impressive collection of hotels managed by Springboard Hospitality. Marin Suites is currently undergoing property-wide renovations, including reimagined bathrooms and upscale living areas.
Current Health & Safety Policies
Due to COVID-19 restrictions mandated by Marin County and the State of California, some amenities are temporarily unavailable. This includes the pool and hot tub areas, fitness center and café. Additionally, the hotel’s centerpiece lounging area is not in use although subject to change. Hand sanitizing machines are available throughout the property, including near elevator entrances and in the lobby. A protective screen at the check-in desk and required facemasks in public are other examples of the consistent safety measures. Housekeeping is currently operating with limited service although public areas are frequently cleaned. Upon check-out, a suite will remain unoccupied for 24 hours before enhanced cleaning procedures are performed. All current health and safety policies are subject to change as the community and California moves forward.
Marin Suites Hotel has 101 suites across seven buildings, including studio suites and one and two-bedroom suites. Each suite comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and kitchenware. Other standard amenities include coffee maker, workstation, laptop compatible safes, upscale toiletries and branded bathrobes. A studio suite measures 352 square feet and comes with a king bed, full sized sink and refrigerator. Studios also come with a shower with distinctive tiles and flooring.
One-bedroom suites measure 638 square feet and are double the size of a standard hotel room in Marin County. These suites come with a separate bedroom, closet with an additional flat screen TV. The spacious living space holds a sleeper sofa, distinctive artwork and nicely appointed furniture. Many of the one-bedroom suites offer a spectacular view of Marin County’s most famous natural landmark, Mount Tamalpais.
The two-bedroom suites measure 813 square feet, making it the largest suites available in Marin County. In addition to two separate bedrooms with flat screen TVs, these suites offer sweeping views of Mount Tamalpais. Some two-bedroom suites may come optionally with two beds in one of the rooms.
A 638 square foot Accessible Queen Suite is also available. An accessible suite comes with a number of ADA accessible features like a roll-in shower, grab bars, accessible workstation and dining area. Marin Suites Hotel can also provide assisted listening devices (TTD) upon request. Additional amenities may include braille room signs, emergency alarms and telephone ringers. Service dogs are also welcome.
With many practical amenities like full size kitchen and spacious living space, Marin Suites Hotel is an excellent choice for extended stays. The hotel offers a monthly rate and has been a very popular spot for essential workers and business travelers.
Marin Suites Hotel is currently offering savings of up to 21 percent for booking directly online. The hotel is also offering a discount rate for AAA and AARP members, as well as for government and essential workers. Compare these rates with popular hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Expedia and Kayak.
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Marin Suites Hotel has a number of convenient amenities for any type of traveler. Of particular interest to budget minded travelers are complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and spacious kitchens. The hotel also offers a brown bag Grab & Go Breakfast while the café is temporarily closed. As Marin County and California eases its restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, the hotel’s Sanctuary space and BBQ area may reopen soon with limited capacity. Additionally, the café, fitness center, swimming pool/whirlpool area may reopen with limited access. The business center inside the lobby remains open and unabated.
Although temporarily unavailable, meeting space to accommodate up to 20 people is onsite. Additionally, the Sanctuary space will be available for meetings and informal gatherings once restrictions are modified. The hotel can also make arrangements for group stays.
With convenient freeway access, Marin Suites Hotel is within driving distance to many popular Bay Area attractions. Among the top recommendations are Muir Woods, Marin Headlands and Point Reyes National Seashore. Also within Marin County are other interesting communities like Mill Valley in addition to a portion of the California Cheese Trail. Of course, the world-famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma Counties are also within driving distance. For visitors who wish to venture into San Francisco, they can take a ferry ride from Larkspur Ferry Terminal just 1.5 miles from Marin Suites Hotel. Upon arriving at the San Francisco Ferry Building, visitors can then opt for walking, bike rentals, public transportation or rideshare.
About The Author:
Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, CBS Los Angeles, CBS Chicago and CBS San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, he reportedly had a digital audience reach of 489 million and more than 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additional stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, Examiner.com, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.