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Stryker, Ohio
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Tomales Bay Resort was great from the time we checked in until we left. It started with the friendly service from DJ at check-in. He was very helpful in suggesting trails to take at Pointe Reyes and restaurants in the area. Made us feel welcome. After we arrived in our lovely room, we were welcomed by an acorn woodpecker and...

1Thank abram1
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fine location close to the water on the west coast of the bay. Welcome just fine. Rooms fully OK. No other breakfast than given in a bag for eating where you want. Restaurant for hire and this is a pity because the place is nice.

Thank tapou
Lafayette, California
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Room number 6 at the end of the registration building had a family room attached with a view of the bay. Lovely to see the sun rise and watch the shorebirds. The facility is older with good attempts to keep it current .(Groehe plumbing). Nice tiles bathroom, clean but some of the furniture could be updated.Very quiet although it was...

Thank 27worldtraveler
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very peaceful stay at Tomales Bay Resort. Located near Point Reyes Station and great hikes. Beautiful beachfront and excellent service. DJ at the front desk goes above and beyond. June is a great month for visiting - not too crowded but warm weather.

1Thank catravelers2016
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My wife and I stayed here recently to escape the inland heat, and our trip was a success in that regard. This hotel/motel is at a pleasant location on the edge of Tomales Bay, with cool breezes and plenty of fresh ocean air. It is also convenient to the main roads into Point Reyes National Seashore. The facility itself leaves...

Thank kwshaw1
Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 4 June 2016

First time visiting Pt Reyes which was Memorial Day weekend. Checked into this great place and so fortunate to stay in room 27 facing the bay. Beautiful weather and great stay. Room was nicely appointed and very clean. Woke up every morning to hear the birds and watch the sunrise. About 5min to Pt Reyes Station and even closer to...

Thank Sally11142016
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a night on our way up the coast. This was a good location for proximity to Point Reyes National Seashore where we did lots of hiking and exploring. The room was basic and clean. Provided everything we needed in good working order. It could use some updating and the bed could have been more comfortable but...

Thank dogter08
Ashley-Jeff H, Owner at Tomales Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dogter08 - thanks for stopping in and staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay - we are one of the only hotels that accept a one-night stay and accept drop-ins as well. Hope to see you again.

Rohnert Park
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem. Our room had amazing views and although it was chilly outside, we got to enjoy the outdoor beauty while all snug and warm. Good shower . A perfect starting point to the charming little towns and the magnificent Point Reyes Seashore.

Thank Hairflippin
Ashley-Jeff H, Owner at Tomales Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Virginia, Thank you for staying with us - we agree that we are a hidden gem and only recently added solar panels and electric car chargers so one day we expect we won't be so "hidden". Hope to see you again.

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about this place - or at least about the room we stayed in. We had our dog with us so our room was close to the road. We could also hear the guy in the room next to us coughing. Looked like the rooms overlooking the water had more personality.

Thank Nancy M
Ashley-Jeff H, Owner at Tomales Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, We are glad we had a dog room for you - there are only a few of those available. Non-dog rooms are actually pretty special and have terrific views of the water. You might consider one of those next time. We hope to see you again.

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Stayed one night. This was the only spot I could find without a 2 night minimum on the weekend. Older property that has been spruced up and is right on Tomales Bay (see photo from room). Very close to Point Reyes. If it were located somewhere else it would be pricey but considering where it is and the lack of...

Thank Ted D
Carrie-and-Jeff, Owner at Tomales Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Point Reyes and our little hotel by the water. The views really are spectacular. We know that some people just can't stay two nights so we welcome those who are here to enjoy one night and get on their way. We look forward to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Tomales Bay Resort

Address: 12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, P.O. Box 38, Inverness, CA 94937-9706
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Tomales Bay Hotel Inverness
Golden Hinde Inverness
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