My husband and I stayed at this inn for one night in August 2011, for the price of $180 (before tax). We got there before check-in time, but the room had been cleaned so they let us in early, which was nice. We stayed in Monet’s Room (number 3), which was fairly big, with a bed and table for sitting and reading or working. Monet’s Room is on the second floor, so no entrance noise. I´m fairly sensitive to noise, but was not bothered by the occasional distant rumble from the highway and did NOT hear the lighthouse noise a couple of people mentioned. We did hear a crying baby around 7 am, however, so there can be noise from other rooms.
The room and bathroom (had a tub) were clean. My husband would have preferred a firmer bed, but I was fine. The bed had a nice duvet, which kept us warm. This room has a skylight, which does not have a blind, so if you are sensitive to light, bring an eye cover.
I would agree with other people who have described the inn as “funky.” It has a very comfortable, faded, quirky California vibe to it, so if you are looking for luxury and constant service, this is not your place. All in all, however, a place with character. The people at the desk were very friendly and open to answering questions, but not intrusive, which suited our style just fine. The woman on duty when we arrived recommended a good hiking trail that was just what we wanted---a 15 minute drive to the trail head of Kortum Trail and a walk along sea bluffs and beautiful rugged Sonoma coastal landscape, with a couple of steep hills thrown in for variety!
We also liked the glassed-in porch where guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit, bread, coffee, cheerios, etc. Location in Bodega Bay was good. We had lunch at the Terrapin Creek Café right across the shared parking lot. The coffee in the (also funky) café in the same complex was excellent (and I am picky about my coffee). For dinner we went to the Brisas del Mar restaurant, which had more than acceptable food at prices that were quite a bit lower than the Terrapin Creek Café.
All in all, a good experience.
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