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Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We must have had the smallest room (Cliff Side) in the place, it was just big enough for a queen bed and walking room around it. You get a bed, chair and a small fireplace. This room backs up to the common room, Whale Watch Lounge and the walls are paper thin. The radio speaker is right up against the...

Thank Shauna J
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Amazing location, lovely rooms with fireplaces/decks and a few with full kitchens. Also pet friendly which is a plus in our search for a place to stay. We can not say enough about the staff who made every arrangement to accomodate us. Peaceful, a place where you can forget your worries and soak up solitude and ocean breezes to your...

Thank Roadrunner6972
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2012

We pulled in to the drive very late with no reservations and no idea what kind of place we would end up in. Our room was gorgeous with a fireplace and a wonderful view of the ocean. It was after midnight but the hostess brought us in a nice snack of warm cheesy biscuits and some quiche. The next morning...

Thank CanuckNeighbors
Reviewed 4 June 2012

I fell in love with the vista of the beach. The hotel was sad, it needs to be redone: kind of 1980's pink and green ... we had a suite with a spiral staircase which was supposed to have a jacuzzi but it was a bathtub with jets. We scheduled a massage which is fine he came to our room....

2Thank KarenandScott
woodstock, ga
Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

I had very high expectations from reviews I had read and was extremely disappointed. The location was very good for the hotel but from there, it went downhill. The landscaping was beautiful but from walking in the front door you got the feeling time forgot this place. It is bubble gum pink and looks straight out of the early 80's....

4Thank karengWoodstock_Ga
Petaluma, California
Reviewed 26 March 2012

The husband and I went here for a well needed weekend away. We stayed in the Sea Bounty room and loved it. We spent hours sitting on the window seat just staring at the ocean, reading, and playing games. In the evening, we just stared into the fire, feeling perfectly relaxed. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff was extremely...

Thank figgy25
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Whale Watch Inn isn't cheap, but the place is absolutely worth it if you are looking for a secluded place by the ocean with a great service and homely feel. We have spent two nights here and have loved the service, rooms, fireplace, jacuzzi, food... Definitely come here to relax and recuperate if your daily hectic life in the city...

1Thank Zael
Napa, California
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed in the Golden Voyager unit with full kitchen. Breathtaking views, unit was very clean, bed was very comfy. Peace and tranquility with no phones, radio or TV. Staff was very friendly and accommodated a late check out request. It was delightful to have breakfast delivered and the food was good. The Saturday wine/cheese reception was nice and we...

Thank NapaDiamond
Gualala, California
Reviewed 2 January 2012

My wife spent three days in the Bath Suite at this inn. We loved the high ceilings, loft jacuzzi, great view, and amazing breakfast. We were lucky enough to watch a large group of otters playing in the water. We were fascinated by how fast they could jump through the water. The staff is very friendly, and helped out in...

Thank happynhealthy
Gualala, CA
Reviewed 9 December 2011

When our daughter decided to get married at our small vacation cabin in Anchor Bay CA we searched reception locations all around the area. We were having a sit down dinner for 60. We ended up renting the whole Whale Watch Inn for the weekend. It was much more cost effective than housing our out-of-town guests all over town, finding...

Thank shelleyGualala_CA

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $337 - $397 (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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“No really bad rooms.”
Silverdog1, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms.”
rgbob, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Cypress room. However, the view from any room is exceptional”
719ricardog, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bath Suite was divine!”
IamGrateful247, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay someplace else.”
xyzsail, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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