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Film Crew Lodging

Centrally located in Northern Marin Country and close to San Francisco and the Wine Country, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Novato Oaks Inn has served as “command central” for many full length feature and commercial films and photography crews. Our helpful and experienced staff caters to your every production need, and our outstanding service and amenities help make your job easier.

pic_film2Hotel 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
  • Complimentary and convenient parking to accommodate a wide-range of film production vehicles
  • Staging area for car prep
  • Early check-in and late check-outs available for production teams’ convenience
  • Executive guest rooms and suites with complimentary high speed Internet access.
  • Voice mail and complimentary local phone calls
  • Complimentary fax and photocopy service
  • Wildfox Restaurant & Bar on site with room service available

Marin County Film Services:

Area location scouts:
Les Milne: 707-765-6881
Jim Baldwin, Baldwin Production Services, 415.699.0729

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

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

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

pic_film1Important 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  

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