In San Rafael and the surrounding area you’ll find a number of beautiful hotels–any one of which will offer a comfortable stay while you attend the National Bioneers Conference. For your convenience, we’ve listed a few hotels. Please check with the participating hotel for special rates and availability.

Embassy Suites Hotel

The Embassy Suites, the onsite hotel, will be undergoing a remodel before and during Bioneers, and as a result, rooms will not be available during the conference this year. Below you will find alternative places to stay.

Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael


1010 Northgate Drive; San Rafael, CA – 415-479-8800

The Four Points by Sheraton recently completed a $5 million transformation with beautiful gathering spaces, new lobby, and introducing the new Hillside Tavern bar and restaurant. The hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from the Marin Center and a complimentary courtesy shuttle is available to guests. Hotel Amenities include wifi, complimentary parking, pool and spa, business center, gym, and two outdoor Patio areas.

The Four Points is approximately 1.2 miles from the Marin Center.

Inn Marin


250 Entrada Drive; Novato, CA – 415-883-5952 or 800-652-6565

Inn Marin is certified Green at the Environmentalist level by the CA Green Lodging Program. Amenities include, an EV charging station, free WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, pool and spa, business center and exercise facility. Our onsite restaurant Rickey’s serves American favorites for dinner and offers a full bar.

Inn Marin is approximately 5 miles from the Marin Center.

Best Western Novato Oaks Inn


215 Alameda del Prado; Novato, CA – 415-883-4400 or 800-625-7466

Novato Oaks Inn provides free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and full access to pool, hot-tub and business center. The hotel has a full restaurant and bar with daily happy hour and Sunday Brunch.

The Novato Oaks Inn is approximately 5 miles from the Marin Center.

Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County


2500 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur – 415-925-1800

Modern hotel includes cozy bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstations. Enhance your stay when you upgrade to our suites and sprawl out in our separate living areas. Following a restful evening, fuel up at The Bistro where you will find Starbucks® coffee, fresh breakfast and a newly renovated dining area. Return in the evening for a savory meal accompanied by your favorite alcoholic beverage.

The Courtyard by Marriott Larkspur Landing is approximately 6 miles from the Marin Center.

Marin Suites Hotel


45 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera – 415-924-3608

Marin Suites Hotel offers today’s most sought-after hotel services and amenities, including complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Highlights include The Sanctuary, new outdoor lounge featuring a cozy fireplace and breezy California vibe, Business Center, Fitness Center, meeting room accommodating up to 20 guests, and ultra-spacious and contemporary studios and suites. Spacious suites, are complete with kitchens.

The Marin Suites Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the Marin Center.

Mill Valley Inn


165 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley – 415-389-6608

A charming, historic boutique property, with amenities including: Continental breakfast and espresso bar featuring Peet’s Coffee; Evening wine reception; All day tea service; Trek Mountain Bikes; WiFi; 55-inch LCD TVs; Morning newspaper; Covered parking; EO bath products, created locally in Marin; Reservations for spas, dining, performing arts; Towels from Coyuchi, a globally-minded local company; Spa robes

The Mill Valley Inn is approximately 10 miles from the Marin Center.

The Lodge at Tiburon


1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon – 800-762-7770

The Lodge at Tiburon is set on 3 beautiful acres in Marin County and combines rustic charm, upscale comforts and stately accommodations for a stay rooted in both outdoor adventure and urbane enjoyment.

The Lodge at Tiburon is approximately 12.6 miles from the Marin Center.

Cottages at Point Reyes Seashore


13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness – 800-416-0405

Handsomely set within a lush 15-acre valley bordered by a calming creek, the cottages are cradled between Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore. Spacious accommodations include both large rooms and family suites, clustered in small buildings, surrounded by lush vegetation. The units have private entrances and furnished patios, king- or queen-sized beds, vaulted ceilings, skylights, walls of glass, comfortable places to sit or sleep, fully equipped kitchenettes, full baths, TV/Cable, and thermostat-controlled gas fireplaces, plus free wireless internet in all rooms. Enjoy the fresh outdoor setting that includes a saline pool, hot tub, tennis court, picnic tables, barbeques, basketball hoop, croquet and horseshoes on the open lawn areas. A private eight-acre wildlife preserve at the back of the property includes a nature trail and quiet places to sit, read and relax.

The Cottages are approximately 28 miles from the Marin Center.

Graton Resort and Casino


288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park – 707-588-7100

The newly expanded resort includes 200 hotel rooms and suites, a luxurious spa, and outdoor pool area.

The Graton Resort and Casino is approximately 30 miles from the Marin Center.

You may also find these hotel-alternatives useful:

Off-site Camping

China Camp Back Ranch Meadow Campground – 30 sites; 8 person max/site.


Onsite Parking

Marin Center offers free all-day parking. No overnight parking allowed at the Marin Center, violators will be towed. Overnight camping is not permitted on the Marin Center grounds.