Basically, it's not a resort like the name claims; more like a motel in an area with few options.
~Roomy, nice to sit in a living-room setting after a long day of hiking, walking and biking. It's clean and quiet.
~Breakfast is included. You go to the reception area and ask for it. They give it to you in a bag to take back to the room. This is what they gave us precisely per person: Individual size Honey-nut Cheerios and milk each, and 1 apple.
~The location is to die for, considering that it's Point Reyes why anyone would want to go there.
~There is a mini fridge and nice market close by.
~The lady at the front desk was helpful, nice and cordial.
~Our biggest issue was the lack of hot water in a relatively cold area. We were told that we shared a tank with the suite next door, also designed for 4 people. We were a family of 3, and only a couple were staying next door. Yet after only one shower I took, which was lukewarm only, the hot water ran out for everyone else. I told the management, and they said that I must have taken a long shower when I should have taken a quick one only. Really? How long of a shower could have taken to have used up enough hot water meant for 8 people? Others had to wait until morning to shower as two hours later, the water was still cold. The next day everyone was concerned enough to only take brisk showers. The next hotel for us, in Mendocino was much, much better on water.
~The room smelled musty and the decor is antiquated.
~The kitchen is under supplied. I felt discouraged from using it, and they charge $50 if you don't wash your own dishes. Now this I find yucky as I don't want to use anything not washed well or by someone whose job is on the line.
~If you like a morning walk like a I do, there are no quiet side streets. Only the main road with no sidewalks. I still walked, but I did wish there was a sidewalk since the road twists often with many blind spots.
~The beds were uncomfortable, but if you can sleep anywhere then you'll be fine.
- Also Known As:
- Tomales Bay Hotel Inverness
- Golden Hinde Inverness
- Tomales Bay Resort Inverness, California