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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I lead photography workshops for adult students. They like their accommodations to be special. Motel Inverness is one of the group favorites. It's great to stay where every room is different and spectacular and be treated like family by the amazing staff. When I advertise that our group will be staying here my groups fill up like magic!!

1Thank Skernick
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you David for your nice comments. We love our groups and how much they add to our day. Groups use our Main Lodge as it is meant to be used as a gathering place for friends and family to relax by the fire, have a light meal, share coffee and biscotti, play pool, catch up and chat a while....

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was looking for a place to stay that complimented Point Reyes National Seashore. Motel inverness fits the bill. It is on Tomales Bay with a serene view to the eastern shore. I wasn't even checked in yet and I saw a coyote skulking the shore. The owners were really nice and helpful. The location is a great jumping off point...

1Thank DAuntDeb
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You stated it so well, a perfect compliment to Point Reyes National Seashore. Surrounded by nature on all sides we are perfectly located on Tomales Bay. You can drive a short distance to all the highlights of the park, the lighthouse, The Tule Elk Reserve, and Drakes bay. Come back...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spend a night in a clean lovely room number 6.. the only thing I did not personally enjoy is the TV sets and people who are unconscious about the volume of their TV's. Had to ask our neighbor to tone it down around 11 pm, thanks God he did. The motel does state in each room that the quiet time...

1Thank AlexandraGreat
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Quiet and serenity is what our guests come here to enjoy. The natural surroundings and the views create a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy Point Reyes. Once in a while we have a guest that falls asleep watching TV or turns up the volume and looses track of time. We look forward to seeing you again. Janice & Michael...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Mrs. Tigerseye and I had booked the Room With a View for a 3 day stay on an anniversary trip. Michael and Janice were excellent and friendly hosts. Just going out on the back deck and looking over the marsh, bay, and surrounding hills could last for hours and help wash any anxieties over the trip from SFO melt away....

1Thank tigerseye
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Perfect Title - Serenity - describes Motel inverness perfectly!! The calmness of the natural surroundings combined with the views of Tomales Bay create a peaceful and relaxing environment. Glad you enjoyed the views and had a chance to unwind from your drive in from SF. Using our location as a launch pad for side trips is perfect and you did...

New Jersey USA
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This lodge/motel is peaceful and memorable. Although our room was a little cramped , the bed and bathroom were comfortable with the latter well appointed. The real delight is in the lovely deck on Tomales Bay where we brought our breakfasts and lunches because of the perfect setting. The lodge-lobby is spacious and well-furnished, a great add on to the...

1Thank MissBetsy
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your experience at Motel Inverness. You are so right about the deck and lodge room, they are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the remarkable views of Tomales Bay. We encourage our guests to enjoy wine and snacks on the deck, have a cup of tea and a complimentary biscotti, and enjoy the peaceful...

Terrigal, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The hosts are fabulous, welcoming and have everything organised for a great stay. We really liked the common area for getting our own breakfasts and dinners organised and it is a lovely place to relax and look out over the lake. We had our infant daughter with us, and she also had fun. We did have to bring our own...

1Thank Andres369
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. We enjoyed having you as guests and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your enthusiasm for travel and discovering new places especially with an infant was refreshing. We appreciate our guests noticing the special things we offer to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Look forward to seeing you again during one...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The room is a basic clean room. We arrived at 6:07pm and they were already closed up tight, no one in sight. The door locks are old with a mechanism that remains locked. When we were bringing in our luggage the the door blew shut and we were locked out. Instructions and key in the room. No cell phone service...

2Thank PJHousacto
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

This review is very unlike those of most of our guests. I did meet face to face with you in the morning we discussed how it was a perfect storm of events that lead to the situation. When you left for the day, I thought everything had been smoothed over. Apparently I was wrong. First of all, to my knowledge...

Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night - will stay longer next time! Nicely updated motel with communal lodge, offering binoculars and telescope, billiard style pool tables and other diversions. Great view of Tomales Bay. Very friendly innkeeper,

1Thank Nancy B
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, we appreciate the time you took to let other travelers know about Motel Inverness. Our Lodge which is specifically for our guests to enjoy is a very unique feature and one of the reasons so many guests return. The view from the Lodge and the adjoining deck is spectacular. Set in all natural surroundings...

San Jose, Ca
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Heart's Desire Suite is lovely with a small kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sitting area and private patio and view. Other rooms may have no view to the water and may be a bit dark. However, everyone is welcome to sit and relax in the very large and comfortable lobby with huge windows looking out to the water and wildlife. It has...

1Thank tlb91
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. The only error is your perception of our other rooms. All our rooms are light filled with skylights and windows. There are three more rooms with views of the bay and decks one has a full kitchen with a breakfast bar overlooking the bay. Your comments about the lobby which we call The Lodge...

Waregem, Belgium
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This up-to-date motel is a winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, and it deserves every bit of it. Nestled on Tomales Bay, in Point Reyes, it provides easy and quick access to its National Seashore, without costing ridiculously much – even though I wouldn’t consider it cheap either at about $160 per night (taxes included). The motel caters to nature...

1Thank Stijn-traveler
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and mentioning our Certificate of Excellence Award. We are proud to receive it for another year. Late check-ins are always welcome and we can easily make arrangements for your arrival. The Lodge is available to our guests anytime and we encourage you to enjoy the views of Tomales...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore. The natural setting is peaceful and relaxing. Each of our rooms is unique and has it's own personality. The main Lodge is available for our guests 24 hours a day. The lodge is anchored by a Yosemite stone fireplace, pool table, 48" TV, and Kitchenette which make this the perfect place to gather and enjoy the view. The adjoining deck is directly on the bay overlooking the rolling hills and a great place for bird watching. Nature awaits at this Boutique Motel in Inverness, CA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9716
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The Room With a View was relatively quiet with little noise from neighboring rooms.”
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“Heart's Desire Suite - If you want a bigger space with a view.”
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“We loved our room although it was the most expensive they offered: perfect for us!”
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“Ask for room with outside deck if available.”
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