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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unfortunately not a very good impression, poorly furnished a very small room and very much in need of refurbishment. We actually asked for our money back we were so unimpressed. The towels were not washed and the impression was shabby to say the least.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I am only giving this motel one star for the location, if it wasn't for the walking distance to beach and restaurants, it would be a zero rating. I arrived with my family to be greeted by a grouchy front desk representative/live-in manager who was unprofessional and rude. The entire property smelled like propane, almost as though it would blow... More 

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1 Thank GlobetrotterKM

Travellers are raving about these Stinson Beach hotels

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Hotel is in a great location with a very bad sewage smell problem. Although clean and near beach, the room smells like a sewer, and not just a little, but as if the pipe fed right into the room, even with the windows open.

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1 Thank Harvey K
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The proprietor left the door open to the room/shack after showing it and when I came back there was loud breathing and movement behind the dresser. I bolted as it was quite late and didn't stay in the room. I think it was a raccoon as there was a number of them all over the area. WORST STAY EVER. Also,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

For decades, driving past, I'd always thought it looked quaint and inviting, a quiet spot to wind down after a day on the beach and so finally, I booked a room. I had almost booked it for two nights instead of one but I'm glad I didn't. First of all, I knew I was paying for proximity and not amenities,... More 

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3 Thank Anna R
Manteca, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went into this thinking it would be a great place...was HORRIBLY mistaken...parking is a joke...for what i saw as 8 rooms there were basically 6 parking spots...the room was stupid small....the bed had (2) 1" cement blocks under the headboard end of the bed as the floors are leaning in all different directions...the light in the room was a porch... More 

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3 Thank chero66
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night while traveling north from San Francisco while wandering with no particular destination in mind. Stopped at Stinson and like the look of the town. The motel indicated vacancy, so we inquired. The rate seemed good to us, and we were asked if we'd like to see the room first. We saw them, and as other reviewers... More 

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3 Thank Ricey7
Los Olivos, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

There are bad motels and really bad motels. For over $90 a night this was no bargain. All other lodgings were booked so no alternative but to put up with this really bad motel. No bulb in the bedside lamp. Broken toilet door (note on door reads"don't close door, it won't open again ". Stained carpet. Coffee stained exit door.... More 

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1 Thank rogandme
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

One of those places you wish you could have stayed longer at. Nice owner, Adorable guests and friendly staff. Best bed ever with view of the ocean. And a very friendly police man that brought in a forgotten but very important bag from outside.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

My husband and I are pretty adventurous and understand that you get what you pay for within a certain price point for lodging. However, this hotel was very poorly maintained - screens missing from windows, carpet stains, shower curtain was disgusting, to name a few. The manager was awkward and made me feel very uncomfortable by asking if I'd 'like... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Stinson Beach Motel

Address: 3416 Shoreline Hwy # 1, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Stinson Beach
Number of rooms: 8
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“The chalet we had was of a poor standard”
 of 5 bubbles lincolna144, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles GlobetrotterKM, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Select a different place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles Jpfive, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check the website for the photos of the rooms. Be sure to call ahead because their rooms fill up quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles RandyB342, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The rooms differ in size. Ask to see one. Bigger is probably better as the small ones are really small.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnF296, 3 Oct 2013 | Read review
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