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“Great romantic get away”
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Back Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Baywood Park B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Salinas, California
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71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great romantic get away”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

My husband and I checked into the Back Bay Inn for one night. They have a two night minimum but the owner offered us room 107 and waived the $50 one night penalty due to some remodeling being done in 107. This beautiful little gem is right on the bay and the rooms overlook a serene, peaceful setting that is conducive to relaxation and rest. The room and bath were small but with the large private patio it was more the adequate. My only complaint was the bed. The mattress appeared brand new but it was not comfortable and the headboard rattled even with the slightest movement. The pillows are too thick to be comfortable. However the location is stunning and the staff great! Breakfast vouchers for the little café next door are a real plus. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet retreat for two with easy access to great walks, day trips and food.

Room Tip: first floor rooms have the biggest patios
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location, amenities include complimentary breakfast at the cafe, morning coffee, evening wine. I looked forward to starting each day with that cup of coffee and the sunrise.......unbeatable combination.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We have stayed at the Back Bay Inn several times in the past few years. It is located close to Morro Bay and several of the other nearby beach towns. The rooms are very nice and during the winter months we like an upstairs room as it has a fireplace. The gardens are lovely. Also included in the room is a wine reception every evening and a breakfast every morning.

Room Tip: During the summer a ground level room is nice because you can just walk out to the chairs outside an...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

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Juli R.
Laguna Niguel, CA
10/27/2013
From the start of our weekend the Back Bay Inn was great! The customer service was friendly and accommodating especially since we arrived late in the evening. Our room was large and comfortable. We just loved the beautiful grounds and location.
It's a gem of a spot. Don't miss the cafe as the food was delicious. It's nice to know we've found a place we come back to time and time again!!! Just hope it's soon..:)))) love love love the Back Bay Inn.
Juli & Scott

  • Stayed October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed here recently while attending a wedding. It was the perfect location for daytime jaunts (15-30 minutes to Morro Bay, Cayucos beach, SLO) and quiet, peaceful nights in. Service was impeccable; the staff was friendly and welcoming and had chocolates and fruit at the front desk as we signed in. The upper room with the balcony facing the bay was clean and well-furnished (it even had an ample sitting area). I also had breakfast and lunch outside on the wood deck a couple of times and found it to be utterly peaceful. I used the certificates for breakfast at the diner and thought it was a good add on from the Inn. There is a good little Mexican restaurant (Maya) right in front of the Inn if you truly did not want to venture far from your room. I highly recommend this Inn and would definitely stay here again if I find myself in this area for some reason.

Room Tip: Upper room facing bay has balcony and beautiful scenery
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Irvine, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stumbled across this great little inn several years ago when staying in Morro Bay.
This was our 2nd stay at the Back Bay Inn and I hate to recommend it for fear the
word will get out!! Baywood Park is a lovely hidden location on the coast.....we have fallen in
love with the area and are considering a move here to retire.
If you want luxury and a 5 star hotel, this is not the place for you. Clean, comfortable rooms with
a great location and a peaceful atmosphere is what you will find. The breakfast offered at the
cafe is perfect. The happy hour wine and appetizers is really nice when you arrive to just chill
from your drive. We will be back again!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The back bay inn is an understated pleasurable experience - the ground staff are so helpful and lovely.... the grounds are very clean and well kept- The cafe staff are amazing and a real plus to this establishment. I have found a few of the front desk staff to be a little slow- but otherwise everything is awesome. Can't beat the setting!

Room Tip: If a family- I would rent the cottage... heaps of room. all the rooms are very well equipped.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Back Bay Inn
Address: 1391 2nd St, Baywood Park, CA 93402-1111
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Baywood Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Baywood Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Back Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Back Bay Inn is located in great community of Baywood Park/Los Osos on the Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo County. The Inn is the only waterfront hotel located right on the quiet waters of the Back Bay. The rooms in the main building overlook the gardens, the Back Bay waters and views towards the wonderful hills of the State Park, Montana de Oro. Complimentary breakfast is served at our popular Back Bay Cafe. Across the bay, a short stroll away, is the Audubon Sweet Springs Bird Sanctuary. Golf is available just 1.5 miles away. Morro Bay State Park & Bird Sanctuary and Morro Bay Golf Course are a 5 mile drive away and wineries can be found in San Luis Obispo and North County. Baywood Park/Los Osos is the perfect base camp for hiking, bird watching and biking adventures with numerous trails, particularly in Montana de Oro. ... more   less 
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