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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.

There's so much to do here. You're going to want to say awhile!

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Design To Do: Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Design To Do: Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Frank Lloyd Wright’s last major commission — the Marin County Civic Center — is hidden in plain sight (by design) just off 101 in San Rafael. Marin-ites are as familiar with this magnificent structure as we are with the Redwood Forests and the Pacific coastline. It’s part of the visual fabric that makes up our day-to-day. It’s the backdrop for a twice-weekly farmer’s market. We pass it as we’re criss-crossing the county from Sausalito to the Sonoma border. It’s the building we enter to report for jury duty. But it’s not just for locals!

If you’re a lover of architecture, design, mid-century modern, the movie Gattaca, or you just like to take photographs in interesting places: add this nationally designated historical landmark to your itinerary.

 “In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen, and I am proud to make the buildings of this County characteristic of the beauty of the County.” Frank Lloyd Wright

“In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen, and I am proud to make the buildings of this County characteristic of the beauty of the County.” Frank Lloyd Wright

Docent-led tours take place every Wednesday and Friday for 90 minutes starting at 10:30. Cost is $10; $5 for students and seniors. If that timing doesn’t work out for you, here’s a link to a self-guided tour.

And seriously, watch Gattaca before you visit.

p.s. The Marin Civic Center is about a 20 minute drive from Waters Edge Hotel, 12 minutes from Acqua Hotel, and 20 minutes from Mill Valley Inn.

On Two Wheels: Marin County is Made For Biking

On Two Wheels: Marin County is Made For Biking

Things To Do Marin: The Family Edition

Things To Do Marin: The Family Edition