We have just returned from the USA after travelling to Vegas, driving to LA, then San Francisco (stopping at Morro Bay) and then back to Vegas again.
Having looked at a map, we randomly hit on Morro Bay and decided to try and find somewhere there to stay, and upon a google search decided upon Anderson Inn, mainly based on Trip Advisor reviews.
I looked at the Anderson Inn website, and booked almost blind, because the website didn't include very much detail in the sense of photo's - you can only see one room, and don't see the bathrooms at all - the owners really do need to concentrate more on developing this to show off their incredible hotel!
We arrived a little late and couldn't find a parking space initially, but as soon as we popped into the office, Mollie told us exactly where to leave the car when we'd finished checking in. The check-in process itself was brilliant - Mollie was warm, welcoming and friendly - she really took the time to talk to us about the hotel, the area and our holiday so far, as well as where we were moving on to and the places we should visit on our journey.
Mollie then took us into our room to show us how everything worked, and we were blown away. The decor was lovely - it was a traditional nautical type theme in calm colours. The room was big, airy and cool but not cold, and very well furnished. There was also a balcony, which had a view of the bay (we weren't one of the bay view rooms but could still see Morro Rock). We also found the room to be very well equipped, not only with toiletries, but also ear plugs, because we were warned the resident seals became very noisy at around 3am, although we didn't find this to be the case.
We were fortunate in that I had made reservations for The Galley (the on-site restaurant), for which we were incredibly glad - the food was lovely, and although we weren't able to get the bottle of wine we'd hoped for, there were plenty of alternatives, and the fantastic food and view certainly warranted the visit.
Morro Bay itself is a lovely sleepy town with lots to see and do - we made the short walk out to the rock and saw the seals and otters swimming away - this is well worth doing. There are also plenty of little shops to explore, as well as a couple of bars with live music.
We left Morro Bay feeling disappointed that we weren't spending longer there, and I'm sure we'll return at some point soon!
- Also Known As:
- Anderson Hotel Morro Bay