San Anselmo Inn

339 San Anselmo Ave. , San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA (Show map)


The San Anselmo Inn is located in the historic shopping district of San Anselmo, in the heart of Marin County. Our Hotel provides privacy and comfort along with warm hospitality. The inn has 15 tastefully decorated rooms, each with its own special character. All rooms have king, queen, or full sized beds, telephones and cable TV. A generous continental breakfast is served daily between 7:30 and 10:00 A.M. Start your day off right with freshly brewed coffee, tea, orange juice, home made pastries, bagels, quiche, granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt. San Francisco is just 25 minutes away, and the Napa/Sonoma wine country, Point Reyes National Seashore, and many other attractions are within a short drive. For Dinner, enjoy our Michelin rated restaurant Valenti & CO, offering one of the best Northern Italian menu in all of Northern California.




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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Suited us nicely

3.6 on June 08, 2018

My wife and I were visiting friends in nearby San Geronimo and spent one night at San Anselmo Inn. Historic, comfy, clean, we enjoyed breakfast before heading into the city for a second night. For us, it was just right and we would return.

A little tired

3.0 on May 16, 2018

The owners clearly try very hard, but the room was claustrophobic. I'm 6'6" and the showerhead was about 5'4". My room was literally over the office and the entry hallway to the hotel so the noise of other guests was incessant. The staff and the owner were super sweet, but the place lacked basic comfort. for me.

I'll be back!

4.4 on April 09, 2018

Just the kind of place I was looking for to have a relaxing and peaceful experience, (I live in San Francisco and I can't find this kind of tranquility there). I strongly recommend it!

San Anselmo Inn

4.6 on March 29, 2018

The main thing I was looking for was a quiet and relaxing experience and the San Anselmo Inn provided exactly what I was looking for. I will return again.

Beautiful place in a beautiful area

4.6 on February 19, 2018

We have stayed at the San Anselmo Inn twice now and it's very pleasant. It was easier the second time because I didn't follow Google's directions and just too Sir Francis Drake Boulevard all the way and I knew that parking was at US Bank. The rooms are clean and quiet and the breakfast is very good.

Not so hot

1.8 on October 22, 2017

We only stayed one night so it was tolerable but the room was very small and not in the best of shape. The photos are misleading and I didn't realize it was only a 2-star hotel. It is quite expensive for what it is. Our room was on the 2nd floor (no elevator) and was right above the alley that is shared with the restaurant. It was rather warm and they do not have air conditioning so we had to keep the window open and the noise from the restaurant taking out the trash and bottles, etc was a bit much. It was clean but as mentioned could really use a renovation. The breakfast was decent. The location is good and there is a nice little downtown. If the price wasn't so high I would not have expected more but it was expensive and to top it off I was charged more than what was quoted to me and emailed to me. Once there they charged a "facility fee" which was never mentioned. Overall, I was not happy and I would not stay at this inn again.

A Short Stay

5 on October 12, 2017

Although we only stayed for one night, we very much enjoyed the San Anselmo Inn. The room was very nice, bed extremely comfortable. Because we were over a street, there was some noise from people talking both at night and in the morning, which bothered me, but my husband slept right through it. Lovely town, friendly people, lots of little shops to wander in. thank you for a nice stay!

Quiet & Quaint

4.6 on June 12, 2017

Very cordial and helpful staff. Quiet and quaint, would definitely return.

Could be better

2.2 on May 24, 2017

This little inn needs some work to justify the expense of staying here. Everything is just okay at best, but for $200 a night I would expect more.

Charming rustic Inn

5 on May 10, 2017

This place reminded me of some of a small inn in Provence. Rustic, clean, well-loved, with delicious food and helpful staff. This is not your place if you are looking for a fancy resort. It is charming and homey, quiet, and in a sweet little town.

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Rooms & Rates


King Size bed, private bath in hallway (NOT shared)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed shared bath, vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, vanity, desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, vanity, desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


First floor, King or 2 twins, large shower bath, HC accessible

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


First Floor - DLX Queen Bed, Shower Bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Large Suite with a King Size Bed in main room and full size bed in connecting room. Private bathroom, and sink & its own TV in connecting room that also has separate entrance to hallway for absolute privacy among guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double


California King and connecting foyer with with sofa bed, table and chairs, full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


2 Room Junior suite, Queen bed in main room and full bed in connecting room, private shower, desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double


King bed, large sitting area with queen sofa bed, full Bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Queen bed, private shower, vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Large California King bed, full bath, vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Two twin beds, desk, large full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double


  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Very elegant Junior Suite on the Ground Floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Double


  • Maximum Capacity: 60

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Location Type

Central Marin County, Small town


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 101, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. Stay on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. until you come to the town of San Anselmo. Turn left at the light onto Ross Ave. Take an immediate right onto San Anselmo Ave. The San Anselmo Inn is about 1 block up on the left, next to Comforts Cafe.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Day Spas, Holistic Health Center, Opera, Symphony, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , We now have a 60 seat banquet room, one wheel-chair accessible room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on weekends, May through October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations are subject to a $20.00 per room cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days before the arrival date will result in one night's charge per room if we are unable to rerent the room(s). Group reservations (4 or more rooms booked together) require 30 days notice of cancellation. Cancellations of group reservations made less than 30 days before the arrival date will be charged the 50% deposit or one night's charges, whichever is greater.




Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 10:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Selected Gluten Free Muffins

Signature Dish

Apple French Toast
Our own creation for breakfast, served most Saturdays.