Mill Valley Inn
What We Love
- Central location offering the best of California: coast, city and even Wine Country
- Walking distance to Mill Valley’s shops, restaurants and cafés
- Unwinding on the wraparound deck or patio
- A free wine reception each evening
What To Know
- You’ll want a car to get to this off the beaten track inn, 25 miles north of SFO
- There's no room service, gym, or spa on site, but in-room spa treatment can be booked with their offsite partnerships
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Mill Valley Inn is a nature-lover’s dream, with central location that offers the best of the Bay Area: city and coast, natural splendor, and vast vineyards are all within striking distance. About 25 minutes north of San Francisco, it sits tucked in a little redwood grove at the base of Mount Tamalpais, while each of the 25 sweetly decorated rooms (think warm color palettes, French doors, pillow-top beds and unique handcrafted furnishings) feel more like arriving at a friend’s house than a hotel—and that’s the point. Romantics will love the wood-burning fireplaces and soaking tubs with boutique bath salts in select rooms, while environmentally-conscious travelers will be happy to know the inn practices what it preaches: as a designated “green hotel,” all rooms have synthetic-free bath products, optional linen services, and shower amenities in biodegradable bottles. The vibe here is all about taking in the unparalleled beauty of Marin County’s nature, which is why the inn provides complimentary mountain bikes to explore on your own. After a day rolling through forests on biking paths, hiking Muir Woods, or bodyboarding at Stinson Beach, mingle with other guests on the terrace lounge for the evening wine and cheese reception. Breakfasts here are also a hook—including waffles, steel-cut oatmeal with walnuts and raisins, organic yogurt, and fresh pastries, paired with an espresso bar.
In the Area
The quaint bohemian village of Mill Valley is at your fingertips. For dinner, there are many options within walking distance. Bungalow 44 is a favorite local haunt for its hearty fine-dining fare like pan-roasted scallops and local Niman Ranch pork chop, all served in a romantic stone courtyard (get there early), as is Balboa Cafe, where American bistro cuisine is served with classic cocktails amid dark wood accents. JS Tip: Request an outdoor table. Don’t miss a show at the iconic Sweetwater Music Hall, where up-and-coming acts as well as headliner musicians play almost nightly. For stand-up comedy buffs, the Throckmorton Theater showcases local talent and national sensations.
How to Get There
I just spent four days in mill valley and this hotel was a great home base.
The rooms are clean and in a great setting of redwood trees.
They have a wonderful complimentary breakfast and wine and cheese in the evenings.
Staff was very accomidating.
This boutique hotel nestled in the redwood trees is a combination luxury plus nature . Located little away from the bustling San Francisco in charming town called Mill Valley with great history of Muir Woods nearby and the shoreline not too far . We chose stay in the 2 cottages which were too comfortable with best of toiletaries , soaps . The complimentary The sun downer s hour with great wines and cheese every evening and breakfast are great . The nearby town square has weekend music / events organized . Charming town is a walkers dream . Picture perfect town has dainty shops and classy lively ristorante . The terrify is 5 star tariff but worth the money . A word os caution - there is no safe locker for your valuables in rooms . There is indoor parking . A good place for vacation . There is children’s park within walking distance .
Mill Valley Inn is small botique hotel nestled in the woods, but still in a cute, downtown
are with good restaurants and shops. Shops are pretty pricey, but original items you
won't find everywhere. The Inn itself is lovely, most comfortable bed and nice view of
tree tops. Small balconies, put french doors open for fresh air! Breakfast included and
array of nice breakfast items. 5:00 Complimentarty wine/cheese to be had on the outdoor patio-beautiful!