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Smiley's Schooner Saloon

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Address: 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
Phone Number: (415) 868-1311
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Description: Off-the-beaten-track saloon frequented by hippies that left San Francisco...
Off-the-beaten-track saloon frequented by hippies that left San Francisco and moved to Bolinas.
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Local Color at a funky surf motel

We spent a long spring weekend in Bolinas at Smileys. I loved the place. It is a funky surf motel. There is no phone or tv in the room. The furniture was old and the floor had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2006
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Sacramento, Ca
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Bolinas is a small town with incredible charm. Although most residents would rather not see tourisim you will be treeted well there. Smileys is an old building (1850's). It is a step back in time with great bartenders and patrons. The hotel is a lot of fun if you don't mind the lack of phone or TV. Smileys is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

So we knew going in that sleeping at Smiley's might be a challenge. We were happy just to be able to get a place in town so that we could surf all day and not have to drive anywhere. One thing to know is that the rooms are set back from the bar a bit and feel pretty safe, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

We spent a long spring weekend in Bolinas at Smileys. I loved the place. It is a funky surf motel. There is no phone or tv in the room. The furniture was old and the floor had some wierd stains and the shower was pretty bad. But it's a funky surf motel attached to a bar, and it's super cheap!... More 

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