Hotels in San Rafael, CA

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San Rafael, CA, United States
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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:June
Average price in San Rafael:$197/night
Cheapest price found:$44/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$117 - $514
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$137 - $194
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated San Rafael hotels

Marin Lodge
9.2 Excellent
1735 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, San Rafael, CA, United States 

Situated in San Rafael, Marin Lodge offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a bowling alley. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

Motel 6 San Rafael Ca
6.3 Good
737 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, CA, United States
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2.1 km from city centre, San Rafael, CA, United States 

Motel 6 San Rafael is located in San Rafael and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features room service, a 24-hour reception and laundry facilities.

Hotel prices in San Rafael

2 stars and under

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Where to stay in San Rafael

About San Rafael

Serving as the seat of Marin County, San Rafael hugs the northern end of San Francisco Bay where it meets San Pablo Bay. Originally home to the Coast Miwok people, it was founded as a Spanish mission in 1817 before being incorporated as a city in 1874, following the American Conquest of California.

Things to do in San Rafael

One of the city’s most important architectural landmarks is the Mission San Rafael Archangel, which was founded as a hospital to treat Native Americans. While the original buildings were taken down in 1870, a replica chapel built in 1949 stands on the site and houses a small museum. Nearby is the modern Parish Church, which features a large bronze sculpture of Saint Raphael.

A short walk away is Art Works Downtown, a not-for-profit arts centre that occupies one of San Rafael’s historic buildings. It houses four galleries where changing exhibitions are held, as well as artist studios, a jeweller’s guild and a ceramics centre. Check out the goods for sale in the clothing boutique or coincide your visit with one of the regular events and art classes.

San Rafael is a convenient base for visiting China Camp State Park, which preserves a historic Chinese American shrimp fishing village and a prehistoric shell midden. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is best explored along its hiking and mountain biking trails. On Chinese-American Heritage Day, lion dances and tai chi demonstrations are held at the park.

Getting around San Rafael

San Rafael is around 30 minutes’ drive from San Francisco and 40 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Regular trains stop at the San Rafael railway station and buses travel throughout the city. San Rafael’s downtown area can easily be explored on foot.

Facts about staying in San Rafael

  • What are the best hotels in San Rafael?

    Panama Hotel and Suites (7.4/10 from 409 reviews), Villa Inn (7.8/10 from 478 reviews), and North Bay Inn (7.7/10 from 303 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in San Rafael.

  • What is a good hotel near Marin County Civic Center?

    Villa Inn is a hotel near Marin County Civic Center that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.8 across 478 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in San Rafael near Mission San Raphael Archangel?

    Panama Hotel and Suites is rated 7.4 from 409 reviews and is close to Mission San Raphael Archangel.

  • Is there a good hotel near Marin County Farmers' Market?

    Close to Marin County Farmers' Market you will find Villa Inn, which has a rating of 7.8 over 478 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in San Rafael cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $155/night is normal for a hotel in San Rafael.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San Rafael?

    $111 per night is the cheapest San Rafael hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in San Rafael tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in San Rafael tonight starting as low as $111, rising to an average cost of $155, based on searches in the last 72 hours.