Hailed as “one of the best locations in Marin,” the BEST WESTERN Corte Madera Inn has served as “command central” for many full length feature and commercial films and photography crews. Our outstanding reputation in the film industry is backed by our helpful and experienced staff that caters to your every production needs. You'll find that our outstanding service and amenities help make your job easier.

Hotel Film Services:

  • Hotel team experienced with the unique requirements of the film industry
  • Production offices with multiple dedicated phone lines and high speed Internet access
  • Central Marin location and convenient access to Hwy 101
  • Complimentary and convenient parking to accommodate a wide-range of film production vehicles
  • Early check-in and late check-outs available for production teams' convenience
  • Staging area for car prep
  • Executive guest rooms and suites with complimentary high speed Internet access.
  •  Voice mail and complimentary local phone calls
  • Complimentary fax and photocopy service
  • Complimentary breakfast basket and Peet's coffee delivered at morning “call times”
  • Restaurants, cafe's and shopping within walking distance of hotel

Marin County Film Services:


  • Michael Jackson: 310-606-9651

Area location scouts:

  • Les Milne: 707-765-6881
  • Cheryl Rosenthal: 707-824-8475
  • Jim Baldwin, Baldwin Production Services: 415-699-0729 | jim@baldwinproductions.com

Film permit information:

Filming on County Roads in Unincorporated areas of Marin: Marin County Department of Public Works, Regulations

Filming within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Office of Special Park Uses

Filming within city limits:

  • Belvedere: 415-435-3838
  • Corte Madera: 415-924-0441
  • Fairfax: 415-453-5928
  • Larkspur: 415-927-5110
  • Mill Valley: 415-388-4033
  • Novato: 415-897-1164
  • San Anselmo: 415-454-2510
  • San Rafael: 415-454-4163
  • Sausalito: 415-331-7262
  • Tiburon: 415-435-5633

Important phone numbers:

  • Marin County Parks and Open Space Permits: 415-499-6387
  • County Road Permits: 415-299-6549
  • Hwy Patrol: 415-924-1100
  • Novato Police Department: 415-897-4361

Car/van rentals:

  • Enterprise: 415-898-3500
  • Bayview Limousine: 415-461-1717

Equipment Rentals:

  • Hertz Equipment: 415-924-4444

Industry links:

  • Reel Directory: Northern California's Premier Resource Guide for Film, Video, and Multimedia