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Travelodge by Wyndham San Rafael
Travelodge by Wyndham San Rafael
2.0 out of 5.0 865 Franciso Blvd East, San Rafael, CA
Free Cancellation
2.8/5 (1050 reviews)
$110/ night for 2 guests

It was very quiet, clean, and did have fridge and tv.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019
Villa Inn
Villa Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 1600 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, CA
3.5/5 (413 reviews)
$109/ night for 2 guests

Perfectly normal motel with pleasant staff, clean rooms, close to everything. I will be coming this way again next week and have already made a reservation. Cannot review the restaurant as I did not try it.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5.0 1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (1700 reviews)
$143/ night for 2 guests

Super clean and friendly. Restaurant had good food and service.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2019
Marin Lodge
Marin Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA
4.7/5 (604 reviews)
$129/ night for 2 guests

The rooms are comfortable, clean and welcoming. We enjoyed sitting at the patio table and chatting it up with others staying there. It had a peaceful atmosphere and lovely grounds.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
2.5 out of 5.0 1775 Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, CA
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (932 reviews)
$157/ night for 2 guests

Fast friendly check in ver clean. Fitness and pool center clean

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5.0 101 Mcinnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1624 reviews)
$150/ night for 2 guests

Shower heads with green, gray build ups, shower sink does not drain fast...it gets almost flooded

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019
North Bay Inn
North Bay Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 855 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA
3.7/5 (578 reviews)
$110/ night for 2 guests

Nice for the price! Very nice staff. We would stay there again!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019
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Recently Booked Cheap Hotels in San Rafael

Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
Travelodge by Wyndham San Rafael
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
North Bay Inn
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
Villa Inn
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 16 hours ago

Cheap Hotels in San Rafael


San Rafael has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Mission San Rafael Arcangel, Marin History Museum, and Marin Bocce Federation.


When it comes to affordable places to stay in San Rafael, you can find hotels that won't break the bank. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Villa Inn - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and helpful staff.

Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its proximity to shops and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Marin Lodge - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the comfortable rooms and overall value.

Extended Stay America San Rafael - Francisco Boulevard East - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its central location and quiet guestrooms.

North Bay Inn - Customers like this 2-star motel for its helpful staff and clean rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.


Planning Your Trip to San Rafael


Still choosing travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can plan around good weather.


  • Hottest months: July, August, September, and June, with an average temperature of 79°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 42°F
  • Rainiest months: December, February, January, and March, with an average rainfall of 6.56 inches
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 1.07 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Rafael


San Rafael attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Lombard Street and Coit Tower, or pay a visit to TransAmerica Pyramid.


Travelers also like San Rafael for its:
  • Biking
  • Festivals
  • Architecture
  • Entertainment
  • Art
  • Forests

Getting Around San Rafael


The most convenient airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), 11.8 mi (18.9 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley). San Rafael may not have many public transportation choices so renting a car could be an economical alternative to see the area.