Rated 5 out of 5 by TwisterMax Would Recommend this hotel
Front Desk staff are friendly and accommodating. This hotel is close to everything you possibly need. Will definitely stay here again.
May 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PMCL Recommended but...........
Very good staff
Lukewarm breakfast - even at 6.30 am when breakfast starts it isn't hot!
Room facilities - sometimes they remember to restock, sometimes not
Road facing rooms - high traffic noise
Evening dining - very poor food - NOT recommended
July 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mariettacouple This hotel has great accomodations
Clean, convenient, and quiet. We were in town for a reunion and found this hotel to be a great place to stay. The mall was just down the hill as were many restaurants and other places of interest. In addition, the freeway was very accessible but there was no noise from the traffic.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stock12 Great stay
Arriving after 10 hours of travelling, I just wanted to go to bed! The front desk couldn't find my reservation! Apparently I had mistakenly made the reservation at the wrong Four Points Sheraton in my haste to get all my travelling plans put together. The front desk identified the problem, cancelled my incorrect reservation and got me into my room quickly. That room was a bit noisy for me, and I called down to change it, which they did immediately and with a smile. The staff was great, service was perfect, and the breakfast buffet was quite good. Coffee in the room was surprisingly good. The bed was VERY comfortable. I used the exercise room. It is small with an elliptical, a treadmill and a bike, but it was just what I needed. Evelyn was the manager on duty when I was there and she was there morning and night. She was truly professional and incredibly helpful, especially when I arrived. I would absolutely recommend this hotel. I had a very good experience and will stay there every time that I visit my friends in San Rafael!
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burny This hotel is great
It was comfortable, relaxing.
We enjoyed it very much.
May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChuckPNW Great weekend
Spent three nights over a weekend. Check-in process was perfect. Mimi at the front desk handled all my needs with courtesy, despite being overwhelmed by walk-ups, phone calls, etc. She explained all my options, an I left well-informed.
Room was great.
March 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marty48 Not up to Sheraton standards
Beautiful location. However, both bedside lamps were in trouble. One was about to fall off the wall and the other had its lampshade taped together. The word "tacky" comes to mind. Not what I would expect from a Sheraton property.
May 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TRex65 Could improve
The room seemed cramped compared to other Four Points I have stayed at. The desk had no office chair, so I could not spread out and do any work there; I had to sit in an arm chair with my notebook on my lap to do work.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeniorTraveller This hotel has great features.
All Front Desk Staff and Dining Room Staff are Cheerful, Helpful. Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is always appreciated. Well-located and
easy on/off freeway access.
October 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Milt1 Don't stay here!
The entire hotel has an odor to it. It may be the cleaning solution, but it is quite strong. The room chair looked like something from a college dorm room. It has seen better days. The restaurant was horrible. The hostess was nowhere to be found so we waited to be seated while waitresses would say "she must be coming right back." The buffet ran out of plates, bowls and food. The food that was there had flies on it. When I asked our waitress for some jelly, she replied that we should just wait until they refilled the empty jelly container on the buffet rather than put any effort into finding some. Coffee cups were never refilled. It was not a pleasant way to start a day.
When we checked out the front desk manager was there. She listened to what we had to say and agreed that there were issues with the restaurant because of a lack of a manager. She offered us additional starwood points which we thanked her for, but which have never appeared in our account. We would never stay at this hotel again and we would be hesitant to stay at any Four Points hotel again although other Starwood brand hotels are wonderful~!
October 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by XYZX Trashy hotel
Carpets were dirty, curtain torn apart. Outside my room, pillows, covers and food leftovers were staying for hours before somebody took them. Very bad first impression.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gnaws LUV it!!
Bestest hotel in San Rafael. Been there 5 times. Get the big rooms that INCLUDE the b'fast buffet. You'll be much happier.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blitz1821 Great Experince
Overall great stay.The staff were very friendly and helpful.
April 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by joLily Nice enough
The staff were lovely and welcoming. Checked in late and I didn't need much but a place to sleep so not a lot of staff contact but the few I did encounter were very warm and welcoming.
The room was average at best. A couple lights were burnt out. I had a couple things that I wanted to store in a refrigerator but there was none. The heater was part of a wall air conditioner and not very effective. Without a thermostat I had to either turn the heat on or off which meant getting up a few times in the night to adjust that. The room and the bathroom in particular were quite cold in the morning and never warmed up sufficiently to take a comfortable shower. I didn't use the tv, so not sure how that was.
The decor was not only out of date but a little shabby. Things were clean and I felt sanitary, but the fixtures in the tub/shower were old and deteriorating.
This would not be a hotel I would recommend to anyone wishing to have an extended stay and I would not likely visit it again when I could find comparable accommodations at a lower price. I wanted something more comfortable, more to the standards of other Starwood hotels.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Christine Nice but smelly
Room was nice and clean. The free internet was easy to use.
Free water is a nice perk.
Only problem was the hallways smell like a nursing home.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jksacto Great Experience
Very comfortable stay. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. Lovely pool and pool area. Great place for breakfast. Well done all around.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lyn63 One problem
The only thing that bothered me were the towels. They were rough and almost crunchy. Use some Downey! Everything else was great!
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by California Lots of Smiles
I was satisfied and would stay again. Bed comfortable. Quiet and good nite sleep. Everybody with smiles and great attitudes.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stansgal Weekend Getaway
Highly recommend this property.
Updated, clean and quiet. The staff was outstanding, friendly and professional.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen46 Relaxing Place to Stay
I really enjoy everything: how easy it is to check-in, room, pool area, breakfast. and ease of checking out.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dt1013 Great Customer Service
I stay at this hotel regularly and every time I've had excellent customer service and great accommodations.
October 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 22disappointed More like a motel than a hotel
I expected better from a Starwood hotel. The staff was nice enough, but the two rooms we rented smelled like wet cat.
My biggest issue with this hotel has been getting the deposit back. My reservations were fully prepaid using this SPG site. Upon checking in, they asked for a credit/debit card in the event we charged incidentals. No incidentals were charged, yet they have keep my deposit. They continue to tell me that it is for the second night for one room even though both rooms were fully prepaid on this SPG site.
First, I will never use this site again to book rooms.
Second, I now question the quality of the hotels in the SPG program.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rancher Among the better FourPoints
I usually stay in this hotel every 4-6 weeks. The staff are reliable and attentive. The rooms are quite comfortable, if compact (lighting is great). The poolside rooms are very quiet and the views of the coastal range from them unsurpassed. The internet ALWAYS works, the TV station selection is much better than that found at most Starwoods, the guest laundry room is superb. A high-end regional shopping center with a number of above average restaurants is within walking distance. Platinum recognition is the norm, even though there are no real suites or larger rooms.
There are a few negatives: until recently, the breakfast buffet was among the best of any Starwood property. The chef made some truly wonderful thin crust breakfast pizzas, among other creative entrees. They seem to have disappeared. The buffet is now merely adequate. The restaurant staff are among the lesser competent employees of the property. The rooms facing the freeway should be avoided at all costs. Soundproofing is minimal and you are literally on the roadway. Furniture can be hit and miss: some rooms have ottomans, some do not. Actually finding the hotel is tricky, even with GPS....there is no signage to it.
April 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Room368 Restaurant needs attention
Restaurant has cold eggs in morning and burnt bacon n sausages,sometimes fresh bacon is raw,,,,pretty disgusting,,no cheese blitzes,,man in walker uses his bare hands to pick up sausage from cold bin,,where have his hands been?,,health hazard,,milk n juices are warm,,unhealthy to drink,,,,omelet chef like us have to toss dirty dishes from stack to find clean plate,,,need more bagels in morning n dannon yogurt please,,spoons for cereal often have oatmeal droppings,,,more bananas please too,,
Rumored steak used to be better cut than now
Servers are the best Carmen,,Wendy,,Ana,,Daniel,,Marcelo,,,front desk great,,Gina,,heather,,Michella,,,summer,,
June 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by johngaltandassociates The shower sucks
The worst shower ever. No room, shower head did not spray. Room was too small. Won't be back
May 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Muffin09 The hotel was very convenient to get to.
Was vey pleased with the room. Did not have great lighting for putting on makeup.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoCal Nice hotel
Intend to return in the future due to facility and friendly staff
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by platine the problem with this hotel
the staff does not know how to clean the rooms.
August 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donevas1 awsome service
all employees really care to make us feel like home!
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by suzy2 Not impressed
The stay started out fine. The gentleman at the desk was nice, had a good sense of humor and he was efficient. But he was obviously frazzled. Then I got to my room. From the room across the hall there was buzzing - like an alarm clock. Once in the room I noticed there were feces in the toilet. OK - I flushed that away. there were a few towels missing - like someone had been there and used one or two of a set. There was garbage in the cans. I was hungry so I had asked at the desk about the food. He said it was fine but why was there no one in the restaurant. Everyone was sitting around the pool with takeout trays. I stopped by the desk to mention the buzzing - because it was still going on. He just looked at me as if to say - what do you want me to do about it. At this point I decided not to mention the room conditions which weren't horrible. I was only staying one night. And past experience has shown me that changing rooms is a lot of work - FOR ME! So I went out to get some take out. Came home and sat down to eat and watch tv. The chair was filthy - so I sat on the desk chair. And there was someone elses old take out and coffee cup under the ottoman. ewwwwww. The fitness center was a closet that they crammed three or four pieces of equipment in. Not conducive to working out.
August 3, 2012