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By a verified traveler on Fri 18 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this San Rafael motel

In San Rafael

You'll find Dominican University of California and Marin History Museum within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Mission San Rafael Arcangel and Falkirk Cultural Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).


This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities are also provided.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$105* Per night/room Sep 27 - Sep 28

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Villa Inn

Everyone (9) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Great service 👌

Posted by on Aug 29, 2022

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4 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised with how nice and comfortable the room was.

Posted by , from Oceanside, California on Sep 18, 2020

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1 out of 5
Do not book this property on Travelocity! The hotel will not honor!!!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019

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4 out of 5
A gem of a place with a 1950s vibe that is totally quaint. Remodeled rooms bring it up-to-date. A bit off the beaten path, but worth it for the peace and quiet nights sleep. Nicely presented continental breakfast. Staff was efficient.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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4 out of 5
Draperies were shredded, no stop on the window, no overhead light in bathroom front area, weird light switch in toilet area of Bathroom. The staff however was terrific both friendly and efficient plus the beds were good as were the linens. We did not use the coffee maker nor microwave. Thank you

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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4 out of 5
excellent morning buffet, especially the fresh fruit

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019

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3 out of 5

OK stay

This was an OK place to stay with plenty of places close by to eat. Many of these older places have a mild off oder and our room did not have a deadbolt lock. The continental breakfast was decent. We had to hunt down the staff to return the key card.

Posted by , from Sunrise, FL on Jun 30, 2018

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3 out of 5
We have been staying here for about 16 years when in the area. This is an outdated place but is odors, a big plus in our opinion. The hotel staff are very friendly. The continental breakfast is very good. We come here because of the budget rate and it serves our needs for just a clean bed and shower.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

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3 out of 5

One night stay

Pros: Landscaping and overall exterior appearance is good. Inside has been updated but tired. Close location to the medical facility that I was visiting..
Cons: Needs fresh interior paint and furniture including TV and drapes
Location: In crowded area with limited parking. restaurants and shopping nearby. Okay for one night stay
Toilet seat loose, two dead roach on bathroom floor, 4 pillows provided were hard decorative type in pillow cases. Parking is very limited and tight spaces.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Villa Inn also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and express check-out. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this San Rafael motel.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Villa Inn offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Cafe Villa - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Villa Inn
  • Villa Inn San Rafael
  • Villa San Rafael
  • Villa Inn Motel
  • Villa Inn San Rafael
  • Villa Inn Motel San Rafael
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.