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Grand Hotel Bolinas

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San Rafael, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you have your expectations clear before you arrive, you will not be disappointed. First this is neither Grand nor is it a Hotel but, like the town it sits in, it embodies the laid back seaside lifestyle in an unpretentious and warm way. The "hotel" is also two rooms on the upper floor across from one another with a...

2Thank Michael P
Dublin, California
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My long distance boyfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend and we were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves. It's quaint and antiquated but it's quiet, comfortable, and definitely romantic. Charming doesn't even cover it! There is a shared kitchen and bathroom downstairs with two bedrooms upstairs, each with more than one bed. We chose...

1Thank Emily J
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Simple, picturesque, quirky -- that's Bolinas, and that's the Grand Hotel. I first stayed here nearly thirty years ago and have returned numerous times (even navigating the narrow, steep stairs six months into pregnancy). If you're looking for frills, stay away. If you're looking for simple charm, this is your place.

1Thank KikiPSF
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Grand this place isn't. For that matter, hotel this place isn't either! It's just some reasonably clean rooms above a junk shop. This evidently is the Bolinas vibe??? Charming, really, in an aging hippy kind of way.

6Thank CarmichaelVentura
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 June 2013

The Grand Hotel is actually a house turned antique shop in the front and on weekends only, and a "hotel" at the back. It's actually set up like a two floor home, with a small coffee table outside in the back entryway, which leads you to the bathroom and then to the actual door into the house. This door leads...

13Thank jennspecs
Fairfax, California, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2012

If you are looking for an affordable place to park your butt for the night this is it. Expect no frills and you'll be fine. Reasonably clean, reasonably comfortable, near everything there is in Bo. Upstairs from a classic junk shop, this is just the place for low budget hippies and former hippies.

16Thank Richard P
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I stayed 1 night in this hotel and even the location is good I have paid 70usd for 1 night on a tuesday wich I found extremly high for this type of accomodation with shared bath not so clean. The area around the house is dirty and I think that the owner could make a effort to justify his prices....

6Thank Kunstkamera
Sausalito, California
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Based on reviews here, my friends and I booked this place for a weekend. We were two couples who each stayed in one of the two rooms. As someone who is typically quite comfortable in rustic settings, I was expecting something quirky and interesting. I wasn't looking for the Ritz, but this place was nevertheless problematic. I thought that staying...

12Thank Rhymetime
Reviewed 30 July 2011

The house is one of the original Bolinas homes. We rented the front bedroom and had the house to ourselves. It felt (and smelled) like my grandma's old house when I was a little girl; very nostalgic for me. Skinny steep staircase, dusty antiques, claw-foot tub bath, funky kitchen with a hodge-podge of functional furnishings. The owner is an affable...

4Thank 2sailaway
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 December 2010

My partner and I loved our stay here. The hotel consists of two bedrooms above a second-hand curiosity shop, with a shared bathroom and kitchen downstairs. It's rustic, simple, and comfortable. The bedroom was clean, with fresh linen and towels. The kitchen was clean but a bit cluttered and dusty. This didn't put us off but if you're the kind...

4Thank talof2cities

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Bolinas

Address: 15 Brighton Ave, Bolinas, CA
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Bolinas
Price Range: $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“As a couple that likes privacy, take both rooms, take friends or family.”
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“I prefer the back room.”
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