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Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 14 February 2013

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...

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california
Reviewed 9 January 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Swan Room this trip. It is a beautiful, quiet, peaceful room. The breakfasts were awesome!! If you are looking for someplace to get to get away from it all, this is your place!

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Chico, California
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Where do I begin? Its started with the reservation, I asked for a room and told them we had a 70lb dog. They thought the room i requested was to small for a large dog and offered an upgrade for the same price. When we arrived the late night innkeeper was more than helpful with getting us checked in and...

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4Thank Livindalife28
Bay Area
Reviewed 29 November 2012

This is a great little inn to get away from it all. Getting there is a bit of a challenge, but once there, it is quiet and peaceful. There are no TV's or clocks at the hotel, and cell phone coverage is a bit spotty. There is wi-fi that is usually pretty good. Surprisingly, it is just a short drive...

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3Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We stayed in the Showcase Suite. A great room, with fireplace and a view you will not believe. I don't think you could find a better view for Northern California's rugged coastline. The coast here is majestic, with towering cliffs and big rocks in crashing surf. This room has two decks. It was very private with a view worthy of...

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3Thank SactoDiner
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We stayed in the Crystal Sea room for one night, and the ambience, service, and accommodations were well worth every penny. Tracy greeted us with a glass of red wine upon arrival, toured us through the property (showing us several of the unoccupied rooms for future stays), and answered all of our questions. We were very happy with the location...

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2Thank texasmargie2016
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed at the Whale Watch for two nights. It was probably once a five star B&B, now we rate it a four star (or slightly lower). To be more precise: Setting: 5 Stars. Nestled on a cliff, overlooking the Mendocino Coast. Every room has a great view of the coast. You go to sleep and wake up with the...

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2Thank VT_Canadian
Littleton, CO
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is the inn to visit in Sonoma if you don't care about anything except a having a truly romantic RETREAT for you and your significant other. There is nothing to do within five miles of the inn except to simply be with each other. We went to the Whale Watch Inn to celebrate our 25th anniversary and this Inn...

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1Thank Kathryn F
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 September 2012

We stayed in the Cypress room for three nights and enjoyed every moment. The breakfasts, served each morning exactly at the time we requested, were sumptuous by any reckoning; the sound of the ocean just outside the open windows was calming; the view was amazing, even when the fog rolled in on our last morning. We strolled often on the...

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1Thank Danishlover
Nashville, TN
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We had to leave an inn further up the coast, and Whale Watch had rooms available. Private, GREAT views from everywhere, and beach access! Also, a beautiful area to sit at the top of the hill and look down at the ocean. The room was beautiful, with a real fireplace that we used daily. New wood was stocked, along with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

Address: 35100 S Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445-9589
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Price Range: $323 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whale Watch Inn by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“We stayed in the Cypress room. However, the view from any room is exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles 719ricardog, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bath Suite was divine!”
 of 5 bubbles IamGrateful247, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay someplace else.”
 of 5 bubbles xyzsail, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quick tour of the rooms so you can see what each one has to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles Samsara624, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have better views or separate bedrooms. Ask the owners...they are wonderful and very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles 79LizW, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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