Where to Stay in Muir Woods
As you plan your trip to Muir Woods National Monument you might be looking for a place to stay in the area. Unfortunately, there is no accommodation in the park and camping is not permitted on the premises. This might surprise you, but on the plus side, it gives you the chance to stay at one of the amazing accommodations near the national monument! No matter if you want to camp near Muir Woods, stay at a rustic cabin, or unwind in a boutique hotel, this area of the Bay has an accommodation that’s right for you.
If you end up choosing to stay across the bay from Muir Woods in San Francisco itself, there are plenty of convenient transportation services between the city and the park.
Camping near Muir Woods
Kirby Cove Campground
Kirby Cove Campground is one of the more popular campgrounds near Muir Woods, and is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This campsite provides campers with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the Pacific Coast. Each campsite is secluded and protected, with a fire pit, and charcoal grill. There's no clean water available at the campsite, and pets, and RVs are not allowed. The camping fee is $30, and day use is $45. To make a reservation call 1(877) 444-6777.
The Bicentennial Campground is surrounded by Cyprus trees and is about 30 minutes from Muir Woods. This is the perfect campground for anyone who wants to stay closer to San Francisco. The Bicentennial Campground has three sites that can each fit three people with one tent. There's no water available at the site, but you can get water at the Visitor’s Center that is about one mile away. BBQ grills are available for campers, and you can also use the BBQ grills at Battery Wallace picnic area. Campfires, pets, and RV’s are not permitted. The fee to camp at The Bicentennial Campground is $20. For reservations call 1(877) 444-6777.
If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy back country style camping, Hawk Campground is for you. This free campsite is the most remote site in the area, and is located high up in Gerbode Valley. This campground has three sites, that can comfortably fit 4 people in each site, and comes with chemical toilets and a picnic table. There is no water available on site, and pets, fires, and RVs are not allowed. Call (415) 331 - 1540 to book a reservation.
Haypress Campground is located just three quarters of a mile from the Tennessee Valley parking area. It has five campsites that can comfortably fit four people in each site. Haypress campground can be fully reserved. Like the other campgrounds above, there's no water available at this free site, and there are no fires, pets, or RVs allowed. To make a reservation call (415) 331-1540.
hotels near muir woods
West point inn
Tucked away in the trees of the south slope of Mt. Tamalpais, is the West Point Inn. This off the grid inn is the perfect hotel for hikers looking to stay at rustic, yet cozy accommodations. The West Point Inn has stunning panoramic views of the East Bay, San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean. The Inn has seven rooms and 5 cabins available to book. Guests need to bring their own pillowcases, sheets, sleeping bags, and towels. Please note that this inn has no electricity, and most of the rooms share bathrooms.
Mill Valley Inn
This charming Inn provides its guests with the experience of staying in a Northern Californian town, as well as being submerged in nature. The towering redwoods surround the Inn, which makes it the perfect location to stay at after a day exploring Muir Woods. There are 25 total guestrooms that all have a cozy, modern design. Guests at the Mill Valley Inn can enjoy a buffet breakfast, wine reception, Wi-FI, mountain bike rentals, and more.
MOuntain Home inn
The Mountain Home Inn is a haven high on top of Mt. Tamalpais, bordering Muir Woods National Monument. The Inn gives its guest breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, giant redwoods, and San Francisco. The Mountain Home Inn has ten rustic romantic guestrooms, a gorgeous terrace, a full-service restaurant, and bar featuring regional wines, and beers. Each room comes with high speed Wi-Fi, real log fires, jacuzzi tub, and a full breakfast.
HI Marin Headlands Hostel
The HI Marin Headlands Hostel is a great option for anyone who is looking for a place to stay near Muir Woods that is affordable. You can spend the night in a dorm style room or in a private room. The hostel has free parking, free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, free bag and bike storage, a games room, and planned events, such as game nights and sunset hikes.
Staying in San Francisco
If you are visiting Muir Woods from San Francisco, you might wish to consider staying at your San Francisco hotel and taking a San Francisco based tour to explore the redwoods of Muir Woods. This is a great option for anyone who is looking for a convenient way to explore the park. For more information on San Francisco base tours click here. Below are two hotel options in San Francisco, to browse through more hotel options please click here.
This Victorian- style hotel is located in central San Francisco, and is 2 minutes walking distance from Union Square where you can find restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Hotel Beresford has free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and mini-bar in each room. It also features are British pub and restaurant on-site.
This San Francisco hotel is a 5-minute walk from Union Square and a 9-minute walk from the city’s famous Chinatown. Grant Hotel is the perfect hotel for any traveler who is interested in exploring the city, shopping, and experiencing some of the best food the city has. The Powell-Mason cable car stop is steps away from the Hotel Grant and I’ll take you to Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge in minutes.