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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place is amazing if you are looking for a romantic getaway. We stayed in "Morning Light", which is a small room (pretty much just a big bed) but it has a breathtaking view. It also has a fireplace. Breakfast in the morning was super delicious and served in the next room (Whale Watch room which is open to all...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I hadn't been here for 30 years (and 2 owners), but it's just as lovely as ever. Mirin gave us a tour, settled us into our room, and greeted us each morning with a wonderful breakfast. We arrived after dark, so my wife was completely surprised in the morning by the stunning view (see photos). I'm pretty stingy with my...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Highway one along the California Coast is a memorable experience by itself. Take it to the Whale Watch Inn in Gualala CA, experience the ambience and comfort of the Inn, meet Robert and Meren the owners and you have a nearly complete experience. Nearly comes with the first breakfast delivered to your room. Meren and Robert have created a breakfast...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A room with a view over looking a private beach , a great breakfast served to the room each morning, a Saturday night wine social all make a great stay. The resort is ocean side among the trees and ocean sounds are great things to offer.

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Napa Valley, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Sad that I waited 20 years to come back.. peaceful, relaxing, and the best place to unplug.. definitely will not wait so long for the next visit! Great view from our deck, love the private beach. Breakfast in the morning is wonderful.

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Brookeville, Maryland
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We booked the Cliffside Room because it appeared to have the best ocean view of all of the rooms. No disappointment there; it was spectacular! Miren, the owner, explained that the building in which the Cliffside Room is located was the original owner's house. It contains two bedrooms and a large living room where the Saturday night social is held....

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My husband surprised me for our anniversary with a weekend at the Whale Watch Inn. The charming location and promise of a quiet weekend had us off to a great start. The lobby was unassuming but our room, The Bath Suite, took my breath away! Our view from not only the main room but also the bathroom upstairs was panoramic....

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PA
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My husband and I recently spent just one night at the Whale Watch Inn on our way down the beautiful California coast. I wish we could have stayed another night and explored the area some more. Miren, the owner, was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. There was an evening social in the spacious and comfortable Whale Watch...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The view from our room was hard to believe. It was to the south and was of miles of coastline. past a beautiful beach. There was a long stairway walk down to a very private beach. In our room there was a vaulted ceiling with a private wood burning stove that was very nice. The manager was very friendly and...

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Strongsville, Ohio
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I understand that the BnB recently changed hands, but they have some improvements to make. At the current state, it is NOT worth the money. I needed a bed for a Saturday night, I was probably lucky to find any place. She gave me a rate which was something like $279 for one night, but after checking in, didn't give...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have a motto here at the Whale Watch Inn and it is to provide you with "World Class service in a World Class setting." With 18 beautifully decorated guest rooms each with a dynamic view of the ocean, our rooms also all include a private deck and wood burning fireplace/furnace. Also included with your stay is a full breakfast, either delivered right to your room or buffet style in the Whale Room. We are committed to making your stay an out of this world experience by accommodating your needs, and paying attention to the details. We hope you will join us soon. The ocean is waiting! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

Address: 35100 S Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445-9589
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Price Range: £183 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whale Watch Inn by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“We stayed in the Cypress room. However, the view from any room is exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles 719ricardog, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bath Suite was divine!”
 of 5 bubbles IamGrateful247, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay someplace else.”
 of 5 bubbles xyzsail, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quick tour of the rooms so you can see what each one has to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles Samsara624, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have better views or separate bedrooms. Ask the owners...they are wonderful and very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles 79LizW, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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