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Welcome to North Bay Inn, conveniently located off of highway 580 on Francisco Boulevard East in beautiful San Rafael, California. This quiet town is part of Marin County and sits just north of San Francisco. Although San Rafael covers over just twenty-two square miles, there is no shortage of exciting things to do while visiting the area. San Rafael has the best weather in The North Bay Area, and is the largest and oldest city in Marin County. The vibrant downtown area with its city plaza is home to a wide array of specialty shops, art centers, theaters, and museums, and the landmark Mission San Rafael. Visitors of San Rafael can tour The Mission, universities, and one of a kind buildings designed by the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The closest airport is the Oakland International Airport which is under an hour from North Bay Inn. San Francisco International Airport just over an hour away. The San Jose International Airport is approximately 1.5 hours away. Visitors who are looking for outdoor excursions love visiting the nearby parklands that encompass a large percentage of San Rafael and allow for cycling, hiking, and wildlife watching along the winding trails. We look forward to being your host at the North Bay Inn where you can experience the culture and history that draw visitors to the unique city of San Rafael every year.


The North Bay Inn offers guests a unique experience, our passion for exemplary guest service and attention to detail is evident in the services and amenities we offer. Guests of our 100% smoke-free hotel enjoy express check-in and check-out, complimentary WiFi, and complimentary self-parking. In the mornings we provide a delicious complimentary coffee and newspapers in the lobby to start your day right. Additional on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk staff, a business center, and copy and fax services. The in-room comforts that we offer include sofa beds, refrigerators and microwaves, coffee makers, complimentary bottled water, blackout curtains, safes, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Each guest room and suite is also fitted with a work desk, phone, complimentary local calls, irons and ironing boards, and personal climate control. Each en-suite private bathroom includes complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, and soft towels.


As the largest city in Marin County, San Rafael offers plenty of attractions and excursions for a full day of sightseeing. There is a vibrant artistic community that is evident in the theaters, museums, art centers, and notable architecture that is unique to San Rafael. Whether guests want to stroll quietly through miles of winding trails in nearby parklands or stay closer to home in the City Plaza to enjoy a sumptuous meal or tour iconic landmarks or take in the iconic view of the Sausalito houseboats at sunset; San Rafael offers something for everyone to enjoy. Our proximity to San Francisco, the East Bay, and Silicon Valley make us the ideal choice in accommodations for visitors to the area.

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Genuine attention to detail, guest satisfaction, and comfort coupled with modern conveniences are what guests of the North Bay Inn have come to enjoy. Expect to be swept away in the friendly spirit of the Bay Area as you are greeted by our 24-hour front desk staff, and settle into your spacious guest room to enjoy the modern d├ęcor and thoughtful amenities. Additional on-site amenities include complimentary WiFi, coffee & tea in the common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, complimentary self-parking, a business center, copy & Fax service, express check-in & check-out, and a 100% non-smoking property. Each well-appointed room features comfortable beds, refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary bottled water, blackout curtains, safes, and much more.

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