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Simply marvelous 2 bedroom with kitchenette, grilling patio and grand balcony
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
perfect
"This was a perfect place to relax after a long day at the race track thank you for having us."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

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Simply marvelous 2 bedroom with kitchenette, grilling patio and grand balcony
Views Elegant Suite. Huge Deck on 1 Acre
The price is $156 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
2.79 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Perfect location, privacy, great for long stays
"We stayed in the Elegant suite for 8 nights while on business in Marin. The location is perfect: in nature but also near the freeways! Don’t miss the farmers market st the civic center in Sundays! As described, it is apartment living. Other occupants are around. But the units themselves are private ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Views Elegant Suite. Huge Deck on 1 Acre
VIEWS ❤️ Tuscan Villa 1,000 Sq Ft, Huge Deck 1 Acre
The price is $183 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
2.8 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Hello Christmas Vacation
"Location was great. Close to ferry you can take downtown, close to Sonoma and Napa. Quiet, quiet, quiet. We were hoping to stay somewhere away from the hustle and bustle, but still be able to take in the sights. Great, attentive owners. Never have I had the owner meet us upon arrival. Steve and Zoe ..."

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

VIEWS ❤️ Tuscan Villa 1,000 Sq Ft, Huge Deck 1 Acre
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VIEWS ❤️ Luxury Retreat, PRIVATE Deck on 1 Acre!
The price is $172 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
2.79 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Santa Venetia Retreat
"Great unique getaway very special, one of a kind!"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

VIEWS ❤️ Luxury Retreat, PRIVATE Deck on 1 Acre!
Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
2.67 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
Lovely stay!
"We had such a wonderful stay at the Round House! Everything was so clean, we had everything we needed, the sheets were soft, and you just cannot beat the ambience and view. The owners were so kind and replied very quickly when we had questions. We would love to stay again!"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
Mid Century Modern Eichler ❤️ Private Garden Views
The price is $135 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
3.48 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Amazing stay
"My wife and I had an amazing stay. We will definitely be back."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Mid Century Modern Eichler ❤️ Private Garden Views
VIEWS! ❤️ Luxury Penthouse Suite, Huge Deck - 1 Acre
The price is $198 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
2.79 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
Nice plac
"Good experiencee"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

VIEWS! ❤️ Luxury Penthouse Suite, Huge Deck - 1 Acre
Resort living  in Marin !!! Golf , tennis , swimming!
Hot Tub/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Pets/Electric Fireplace/15 Min to Golden Gate Bridge
The price is $125 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
2.9 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (94 reviews)
Location
"Great location. Clean property."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Hot Tub/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Pets/Electric Fireplace/15 Min to Golden Gate Bridge
Come spend Spring in San Anselmo
1.76 mi from city center
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Come spend Spring in San Anselmo
Gorgeous 3 BR, 2 BA Home , San Rafael-perfect Location Btwn Wine Country & City!
Quiet Private Apartment
3.2 mi from city center
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Quiet Private Apartment
Marin Lodge
2 out of 5
1735 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
0.9 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (882 reviews)
"Clean, excellent value, good location to explore from."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Marin Lodge
Sunny home in Marin
San Rafael, CA
1.21 mi from city center
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Sunny home in Marin
Designer Apartment < 1 Mile to Downtown San Rafael
0.65 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Wonderful property in the hills of San Rafael
"I highly recommend staying with Steve and Sue if you're looking for a comfortable and convenient location near the San Rafael/San Francisco Bay/Napa area. My husband and I recently spent nine nights in their beautifully decorated, amenity filled apartment. Privacy was not an issue even though the ..."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

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Designer Apartment < 1 Mile to Downtown San Rafael
NEW LISTING! Bayside Mountain Retreat With Gorgeous Views And Private Hot Tub!
Bright & Modern Guest House with Garden in Marin
Best Location-Walk to San Rafael, Sunny Priv Garden Cottage
4.9/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"This property was the perfect place for my mother to stay while he house was being remodeled. The owner is so nice and went above and beyond to make my mother feel welcomed. Although my mother is happy to be back in her home - she will miss the cottage and her time there. Thank you!!!"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

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Best Location-Walk to San Rafael, Sunny Priv Garden Cottage
Marin Edwardian Mansion w/ San Francisco Bay Views
The price is $110 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
1.57 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great place.
"Very nice inside and out. Quiet neighborhood. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Marin Edwardian Mansion w/ San Francisco Bay Views
Superb Downtown San Rafael
0.25 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Another great stay in San Rafael
"Cozy apartment close to everything in San Rafael."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

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Superb Downtown San Rafael
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Visiting San Rafael

Families will find kid-friendly activities in San Rafael, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its festivals, entertainment choices, and forests. Top sights around the area include Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and Palace of Fine Arts.

  • There are 20 hotels and other accommodations in San Rafael
  • The closest major airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Rafael

The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Marin History Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the forests and these places to visit: Gerstle Park, China Camp State Park, and McNears Beach Country Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market is a favorite for retail therapy.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 20 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in San Rafael. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Marin Lodge - Amenities at this 2-star hotel include free WiFi and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and WiFi.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and bar at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an in-room MP3 dock.
  • Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and overall value.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Alcatraz Island, located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the heart of the city, and Golden Gate Bridge, which is 11.7 mi/18.8 km away.

Dressing for San Rafael

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 64°F and the nighttime average to be 41°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 78°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September averages 80°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 77°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • San Rafael gets about 34.84 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 79°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 42°F

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