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The Jenner Inn

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 15 July 2012

The location defines this lovely get-away. It is such a treasure to be on a major river mouth just yards from the ocean. Get a room in a cottage right on the river if you can. The healing energy there is strong and easy to access. A walk, rain, fog or shine, on Goat Rock beach is a must. The...

2Thank lyona t
Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 15 July 2012

I was saddened by our experience - this was our third time visiting Jenner. The issue isn't about bringing 'one thing' to the management's attention so that they can 'fix it'. Rather it is the overall condition of the place. The place is simply run down and dirty. We bought paper plates and plastic ware rather than use the eating...

2Thank canyon709709
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 July 2012

We just returned from our stay in Jenner and had the probably the most romantic getaway for the last 10 years. We treated ourselves to the Avalon room, and it was lovely - great views from the private deck, jacuzzi tub, fireplace...listening to the seals and otters splash in the water, watching the birds during the day. Unlike previous reviewers,...

1Thank Rodger E
Merced, California
Reviewed 25 June 2012

We booked the Merlin room and from the high praise that it was given over the phone and $ 250 a night it ran us, RUN the other way!!!!! You had two sides of your room facing a river, not really an ocean, if you squint your eyes you can see where the ocean meets the river. My husband litterally...

2Thank Sarahlovesfun H
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It seems that staying out on our beautiful Sonoma Coast is just not for you. The Merlin room is a corner unit with spectacular views of the Russian River Estuary and also Goat Rock Beach, on the Pacific Ocean. We have petitioned both cell companies and cable companies repeatedly to include Jenner in their service areas with no success. For...

San Ramon, California, United States
Reviewed 19 June 2012

First off I reserved a room online for 1 night and it allowed me to and charged my card. Literally 2 nights before our stay I received a call from this place stating that I cannot reserve a room for 1 night theres a 3 night minimun after it already let me and charged me. I was then told I...

8Thank Nicole H
San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Were able to stay here one night and had a very serene and romantic evening. Our room was right on the river and we were treated to to sunrise on the gentle bend of the Russian River as it meets the ocean. We had a great time can't wait to come back and spend more time away from the world.

5Thank Cam J
Reviewed 2 May 2012

My wife and I have been road-tripping for our 30th, and this was a great stop. We were warmly received and the rooms were comfy. I would stay here again- close to the coast, close to wine country, and most importantly, close to home. Thank you!

2Thank Bennett S
Mendocino, California
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Jenner is a small town on the California coast and the main reason we stayed at the Jenner Inn was because of the location of the boat ramp{free} directly across the highway. The Russian River is great for rowing, kayaking and windsufing. We rented the Charles Jenner Room for about $120 a night with a small breakfast next morning. Smallish...

1Thank Sam E
San Francisco
Reviewed 15 April 2012

They accepted my reservation online with no intent of honoring it. When I got to Jenner Inn it was locked. There is no cell reception anywhere in the area. They do have an emergency land line. It's well-hidden, unmarked, and demands a code. It took me forty minutes in the cold with a baby on my hands to find a...

6Thank Mstrprof
GoatRock, Manager at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

We would like to apologize that you did not enjoy your stay in Jenner. We always strive to ensure that our guests are happy and comfortable, and enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings. Since we are a small Inn, in a fairly remote location, our front office is staffed from 8:30 in the morning to 8:30 at night. We...

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The room was overpriced for its size, There was a terrible ant problem, We had to hang our food in the shower. The bathroom had no heat and a VERY noisey fan when you turned on bathroom light.No one offered to clean our room or pick up trash or drop off towels in the 4 days and 3 nights that...

4Thank mbjbjlb

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF FEBRUARY 2016. Where the scenic Russian River meets the crashing Pacific, the landmark Jenner Inn is being reborn. Its new owners are painstakingly restoring the historic inn, room by charming room, transforming the hostelry into a destination worthy of its breathtaking setting. Charlie Coyne, along with wife Katie and his cousins Marty and Tom, are the principals of Dublin Square, the family-owned company that is behind the renovation and rebirth of the Jenner Inn. The Coyne family has demonstrated its ability to breathe new life into historic properties and create superior hospitality experiences. A native Northern Californian, Charlie was practicing law in the 1980’s in San Rafael when his brothers brought him on board to join them in resurrecting the foundering Delta King stern-wheeler that used to ferry passengers across the San Francisco Bay. Under the Coyne family’s leadership, the Delta King is now a thriving hotel and restaurant operation moored on the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento. Tracing its roots to 1904, the Jenner Inn began life as a lumber mill, and played a critical role in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The mill closed in 1914 when the town consisted of some fifty buildings, seven of which are today part of the Jenner Inn. After the original hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in 1948, the current main structure was built—a one-of-a-kind redwood building with galleon windows, wheel beamed ceilings, and solid oak floors—its design reminiscent of a sailing ship (not surprising since the craftsmen who constructed it were Swedish boat-builders). The building is believed to have been designed by an associate of famed architect Julia Morgan. Today the Jenner Inn is a collection of 21 rooms and free-standing cottages scattered throughout the village, many of them dating to the era of the town’s founding. The Coyne family’s vision for the property is to maintain the inn’s legendary charm while updating its decor, furnishings and amenities. Most important, the inn aims to meld seamlessly with its setting, capitalizing on the surrounding natural scenery, quaint village atmosphere, and proximity to Sonoma Wine Country. Because each room is unique, prices will vary, but the goal is to offer a romantic destination emphasizing the natural beauty and activities of west Sonoma, including kayaking, whale and seal watching, abalone diving, fishing, bicycling and the world class Sonoma wine and food bounty. Several rooms are being designated as pet friendly. Renovation of the inn is occurring in stages, one building at a time, with the hotel continuing to operate throughout the process. Guests may choose from any of eight lodging types, ranging from the cottages with waterfront, meadow or grotto views; to the Jenner House’s comfortable creek side rooms and suites; to private studios. Many have kitchens, most have water views, some have private decks, and all offer comfort, privacy, and charm. In coming months the Jenner Inn’s dining room will include a full bar, and restaurant, beginning with full made-to-order breakfast for guests. The Coyne family’s vision for the Jenner Inn grows from Charlie’s experience as general manager of the Delta King Hotel and Restaurant for twenty-two years, as well as involvement in other hospitality projects in Northern California. An avid abalone diver, Charlie happened upon the Jenner Inn while returning from a diving trip. Dublin Square LLC purchased the Jenner Inn in February 2016, opening the door to another adventurous chapter for the Coyne family. Says Charlie Coyne, “ Our attraction to the Jenner Inn mirrors what motivated our purchase of the Delta King. We will be guardians of an incomparable asset with significance that transcends our ownership. We view the Jenner Inn as a treasure of historic proportion and natural beauty that cannot be duplicated. Our emphasis will be to accent the inherent attractions of the Jenner Inn and west Sonoma County. We were elated at the opportunity to acquire such a unique property located so close to the Bay Area. “ ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jenner Inn

Address: 10400 Coast Route 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Jenner
Price Range: $201 - $587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jenner Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Ask for river or ocean view”
mak4410, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“they are basically cottages. Some overlooking the river some right on it.l”
jwejmar, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“They have several types of rooms.”
194stevej, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to view your room before you commit to staying”
planb4ugoCork, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the river/ocean side of the highway are worth the extra money”
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