Having read about it for years, and driving by it for decades, we finally decided to to give the Whale Watch Inn a try. Wow! It's now my new favorite for accomodations on the Northern California coast.
Just past the town of, and with a view of, Anchor Bay, we spent the night in the Cliffside Room. Check-in was a breeze and included a welcoming glass of wine and a property tour. The "office" was like entering a calming, aromatherapy, spa and the low-playing music added to the ambience. Our room was on one the side of a communal area that was available for our use. With board games, a small library, a circular fireplace ready to light and a western wall of windows overlooking the sea, it added so much more to our experience. This is also the room where your complimentary breakfast is served. Breakfast...mmmm. As a Valentine's Day surprise, we were served fruit crepes, granola with fruit in yogurt, heart-shaped scones along with juice and coffe and - ta da! - a split of brut. How nice is that?!
This has just jumped to the top of my places to stay list. It's going to be hard to beat.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Whale Watch Inn By The Sea Hotel Gualala