San Anselmo Inn

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

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!

San anselmo inn

3.6 on March 01, 2017

This place is a wonderful stay with great hosts and rooms and location! I have stayed a few times before and this year the breakfast was just okay While during my previous stays the choices were delicious,they had a special cook perhaps I was missing the gluten free frittata daily I guess and the quiche went fast and they were out needing to always make more! Still I know cooking for multiple guests arriving at different times must be difficult

Quiet B&B/ nestled in town

3.6 on February 01, 2017

We were thrilled to find this B&B right in the heart of San Anselmo. Lots of shops and restaurants with in walking distance in this area. Our room was spacious, clean and quiet. We did experience a leaky faucet which was a problem since the sink was in the bedroom and our sheets had seen better days. All and all it was an enjoyable place to chill after sightseeing.

Great experience!

5 on January 10, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the San Anselmo Inn. It was a quick one, but all our needs were taken care of. The king room was spacious, comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. The restaurant located downstairs was delicious! If we find ourselves needing a place to stay in the area again, we will certainly be back.

Marin b&b

3.0 on January 09, 2017

Two nights, close to family, very charming b&b!

Perfect for out of town guests

5 on December 21, 2016

We were planning to host my in-laws for a quick overnight trip to attend my husband's choir performance. When I came down with a cold and fever, we did not want to expose them to my bug. We were able to get them a nice room at the San Anselmo Inn. They were VERY happy with everything, but especially with the hospitality and service. And the homemade frittata and baked french toast for breakfast! Thanks SO much for taking such good care of them!

Great Place

4.0 on November 17, 2016

The location is perfect. Staff are very friendly and make sure you have what you need. There is an amazing wine bar downstairs. Took my wife here for a one night weekend stay before going to SF. Very peaceful and quiet. We could hear dishwashers below our room slamming dishes for an hour but that went away. Our room was spacious. Only issue was the soap and shampoo. We didn't have any bar soap so we resorted to shampoo, but the shampoo was an all natural product and just left our hair greasy for the day. Nothing a hat can't fix! Nonetheless, it's a fun place to stay!

A perfect location for a getaway

4.6 on September 25, 2016

This place has an excellent location. It is clean, quiet, and safe. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. I was able to take walks in the evenings right out the door. There are plenty of eating options close by. I needed easy access to other parts of Marin and was able to do it without much need of the highway. We would definitely stay again!

Great B&B -- with three clues

5 on July 10, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the San Anselmo Inn and will probably stay there again. It will be easier the next time because I will know these three things. 1. I will not drive through downtown San Rafael as instructed by Google Maps. I will simply find Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and save at least a half-dozen turns. 2. I will know that although there is free parking, it's in the next block at the US Bank lot where it says "No Public Parking". They give you a pass when you check in. 3. The front door is dow a little alley to the right of where you expect the front door.

Great location, great welcome.

4.0 on July 03, 2016

We stayed one night at the San Anselmo Inn and really enjoyed it. A warm welcome, a cosy room and the perfect location for our needs.

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Rooms & Rates


Queen bed, shared bath, vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed shared bath, vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Queen bed, private shower, vanity

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


Queen bed, private shower, vanity

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


Queen bed, private shower, vanity

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


Queen bed, private shower, vanity

  • 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 - Queen Bed, Shower Bath

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


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


2 Room suite, King and sitting area with sofa bed, table and chairs, full bath, refrigerator

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


2 Room suite, Queen and full, private shower, refrigerator

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double


King bed, sitting area, full Bath, refrigerator.

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


Queen bed, private shower, vanity.

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


Queen bed, full bath, vanity.

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


Two full beds, full bath

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


Very elegant Junior Suite on the Ground Floor

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

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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

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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.
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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.

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