Once I conquered Mapquest's perverse directions, I was delighted with the Back Bay Inn. Its in a quiet, slightly funky neighborhood studded with artists' studios and populated largely by people who walk their dogs. (Labs, not pit bulls!) The room (101) was not large but as nobody was above, it didn't have any possible noise problems. The view is superb although as one reviewer noted, the bayside is more muddy than sand at low tide. There was a variety of seabirds at all times--not just gulls, but cormorants, pelicans, sandpipers, etc. Halfway between Morro Bay and Montana de Oro State Park, it is perfectly located for an active vacation. . .but don't feel guilty if you just sit on the lawn.
The staff (owners?) were very helpful, such as offering to print out wine country maps etc. and heating up a cup of coffee for me when I arrived late and chilly. It was also pleasant to take breakfast at a "locals' hangout" across the parking lot. I hope to be back next year.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Back Bay Hotel Baywood Park