Updated May 12, 2020

We love our customers and the love is shared in the form of 5-star reviews and recommendations!

But don’t take our word for it:

Owen D. on Google-Kind staff who are always ready to help


Bob S. on Google-This little store makes the most of their limited space, they have almost everything. Very friendly and helpful employees.


Marc C. on Google- Small but wide variety and very helpful and friendly staff


Nik L. on Google- Always great service, attention, and insight. Exactly where I go to when I need help.


Jason C. on Google- The employees are helpful and get you what you need


James B. on Google- Knowledgeable people and lots of items if you need it they probably have it


Alan M. on Facebook- Great people. Very helpful. The place to go!!!


Charley H. on Yelp- “I needed an accent light for a sculpture and their staff took the time to listen to what I needed, and I got one that fit perfectly. Great customer service!!!”


Angelo S. on Google- “Always great service”


Grant H. on Yelp- “When the Ace hardware store very close my house in downtown San Rafael doesn’t have what I need, I come here.”


Nina S. on Google-“I ALWAYS shop here. They have everything and they are so helpful. Best hardware store EVER!!!!”


Elizabeth B. on Yelp-“Short and sweet. They always make keys perfectly for me…This place is the best!”



Duane Q. on Google- “Great customer service people…And the prices are great also. I recommend people to go there.”



Paul L. on Yelp- “Always, always a pleasant experience to come here…”  



Kenneth H. on Google- “Excellent customer service and large selections of  all your hardware won’t be disappointed.”


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10/28/18:  Nicole P. from Santa Venetia ❤️Recommended your business My go to place for all things for household repairs and garden needs. Nice folks!

From October 2018:

Adam M. from Terra Linda ❤️Recommended your business  There’s always a helping hand available.

Kim H. from Santa Venetia ❤️Recommended your business Because I’m sick of going to Home Depot

JoAnn L. from Dominican ❤️Recommended your business They have everything and are SO helpful! Especially Chick👍

Kelli P. from Dominican ❤️Recommended your business They can find everything! Even the .12 plastic piece I had to describe.

Kendall T. from Portola Estates ❤️Recommended your business Helpful, neighborhood store, friendly

Sara S. from Terra Linda ❤️Recommended your business Easy, friendly and helpful

Bruce A. from Lucas Valley/Marinwood ❤️Recommended your business Small but local and great helpers

Phillip M. from Terra Linda ❤️Recommended your business Close to home, reasonably good selection and people that know what’s there

Deborah B. from Santa Venetia ❤️Recommended your business Staff is friendly & knowledgeable. Love shopping here

Colleen C. from Santa Venetia❤️ Recommended your business I Love and appreciate the sales people who are very helpful and nice

When we opened in 2011 at the site of the former Terra Linda Sizzler, we committed to offering “Sizzling Service!” to our new neighbors – and we do our best to respond to every single review to ensure that we’re meting our goal – or know where we still have room for improvement. We value your patronage – and your time in the form of these reviews!

You have many choices where to buy a hammer and nails – but you can’t find great service everywhere, and that is why we hope you continue to return to Marin Ace, “San Rafael’s locally-owned Mom & Pop Hardware Store”, where “Helping you is the most important thing we have to do every day.”

Want to see more or add your own review?  Check out the Marin Ace Yelp page here, and the Google page here.

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