Motel 6 San Rafael
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We returned to the Bay area. Motels in this city are not cheap - and if you do find one, they will charge $25 a day to park your car - or more! So, we tried to balance things out and add a little excitement by staying on the north side of the Bay in San Rafael and accessing the city by commuter ferry. The ferry from Larkspur gives a 30 minute …
We have both been looking forward to revisiting San Francisco - it is a vibrant and attractive city that hugs the hills and coastline around its bay. We made really good time from Eureka and covered the 250 miles easily arriving at our Motel at about 1:45. We had plenty of time to check-in, unpack (such as you do moving nearly every day) and Skype …
... to the hotel and it was really cold - getting us ready for New York.
Caught the cable cars, which run right outside our hotel. Most of the time they are pretty hard to get onto and you are packed in like sardines.
Interesting fact: A lot of the waterfront is landfill and they recently discovered there are about 30 ships from the gold rush era buried under the streets here.
... Built in the Beau Arts style in 1892, it has a big clock tower designed after a 12th C. bell tower in Seville, Spain and the entire length is based on an arched arcade. Well-built, it survived both the 1906 and the 1989 earthquakes. The later earthquake destroyed the elevated Embarcadero freeway built in the '50's that cut off the waterfront in this area and it was ...
... the docents said, unlike seeing art in a regular art museum, the collection represents the particular interests of one person. That house must have seen some fabulous parties as he and his wife became the patrons and friends of the artists whose work they collected. The grounds are also a wildlife preserve so the surroundings are gorgeous. Do visit if you are ever in the area.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 San Rafael
Recently refurbished with well appointed rooms. friendly and helpful staff. Only 1 mile from Larkspur Ferry straigth into downtown San Francisco. A good place to stay.
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