My wife and I had visited the redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park one day, and started a drive down Highway 1 on the coast late in the afternoon. It was foggy, getting dark, we we were hungry and tired. So we stopped at an unassuming little place in the first town we encountered called the Westport Hotel and Abalone Pub. From the outside this seemed a tidy, popular local eatery. Once inside we discovered what a gem we had truly lucked upon - beautiful decor, 5 star cuisine, warm and friendly service that was equally professional. Live classical guitar through our meal, and an excellent wine list. Wandering about we discovered the guest accomodations of the inn to be equally enticing. The rooms seem almost a "how to" example for an interior design class, and although television is not available there is ample quietude and books for the guests. Cell phone service is sparse to nil, and there is no telephone in the rooms unfortunately. The bed was very comfortable, and the balcony offered a lovely view of the ocean and local coast. There is a dry sauna, which isn't my cup of tea but my lovely bride gave it a good review! We had to leave early in the morning, before the normal breakfast hour and our hosts provided us with freshly baked scones and coffee to fortify us for our drive back to Cloverdale along the beautiful coast and ever more redwoods along Rt 128.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer ocean view bed-and-breakfast lodging in a tiny, remote village on the spectacular Mendocino coast. Also home of the Old Abalone Pub, providing Dinners Thursday-Monday 5-9 pm. Also Saturday afternoon tea from 3-5 pm in an atmosphere that is cozy, casual,and a little bit elegant. ... more less