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Welcome to our blog. We're Marin Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels in Marin County California. Perched Bayside or nestled amongst the Redwoods, guests at our hotels immerse in Marin's famous natural environment at each of our properties.

Join us as we share our adventures, insights, and insider tips about this special place. We hope you find some inspiration for a wonderful visit to the county and of course we hope to see you at one of our hotels.

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On Two Wheels: Marin County is Made For Biking

On Two Wheels: Marin County is Made For Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING WAS INVENTED IN MARIN COUNTY, so it only makes sense that we offer guests at our Marin Hotels complimentary use of Trek Mountain Bikes to explore the trails and roads of the area.

If you’re staying at Mill Valley Inn located in downtown Mill Valley, you’re perfectly positioned for the full Marin biking experience. There are 46 trails in and near Mill Valley alone - shaded Redwood groves, expansive views, killer climbs and descents. Fuel up with our complimentary breakfast before you depart Mill Valley Inn and plan to return in time for our wine reception. 

Here are some resources to help you plan your ride: 

  • Studio Velo has compiled a list of Marin’s Classic Loops; all of the rides start and end in Mill Valley. On the site, you’ll find maps, photos, directions for all of the loops, plus a limited edition T-Shirt of the Stinson Beach Loop. Sign up for their group ride email for the opportunity to join up with like-minded riders for a spin around Marin.

  • For user reviews and detailed trail photos of Mount Tam, check out alltrails.com. Enter Mount Tamalpais State Park into the search bar, then go to the Explore tab and select Road Biking and/or Mountain Biking to see the reviews, photos, and maps of the biking trails on Mount Tam. Here’s a direct link to their trails near Mill Valley page.

  • For REI’s MTB Project’s listing of mountain bike trails on Mt. Tam visit MTB Project. They rank, rate, and even provide the current weather.

  • If you want to go to where it all started, consider Repack Road, one of the first trails to give mountain biking a kickstart.

  • The best easy biking trails in Marin for families can be found here.

  • Mountain Bike SF will create a group or private guided ride experience.



We have to say it: Happy trails to you!


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