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Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel

41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
M8ternal San Jose, California
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very basic room, no extras, ants, saggy beds, no housekeeping, but a fun time reliving the sixties. The hotel and bar were dog friendly and quaint. Someone has done a good job of scheduling events to keep the bar attracting a wide variety of people throughout the week. Very entertaining and a short walk to the beach.

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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and saw some of the 'real' California. It was fun and you need to read the Lonely Planet Guide, which was spot on before you go. room was grotty, clean'ish but musty and there were holes in our sheets and blankets!! No hair dryer, TV or phone but free WiFi. bar tender was fun and... More

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Corte Madera, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Small establishment behind the saloon. Avoids drinking and driving. In the heart of quaint Bolinas. Books up quickly - especially on weekends with great live entertainment. Friendly staff. Can be loud if YOU want to rest before the band does. Fun for groups to book a few rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Amazing time...... Amazing drink..... Best bar tender ever!!! Jesse made laugh and smile. He just Amazed me in every way :)! The rooms were quaint and well attended to. I slept like a baby. I will remember this forever. Can't wait to go back!!!!

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Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We rented all 6 lovely rooms over two days (Christmas and the day after) for a family get together. All was fabulous - no complaints whatsoever - other than one unfortunate cold shower due to all the hot water being used up by too many guest showers... This bar/hotel magic-land provided everything we all were looking for - stuff for... More

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Laurium, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This a tavern in a small town that really isn't set up for tourists. Great little local place to get a cold one. The bartender that was working while we were there was very helpful and welcoming. We ordered two beers that were not over priced and enjoyed a chat with some local folks. All in all a good experience.

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Encinitas, California
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23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

These cottages could be cute with a few changes like hard material floors to control mildew from all the damp weather conditions, better sealing of aromas from bathroom to bathroom (our neighbor was smoking in the bathroom next door and made our bathroom smell like a smoking bar). Termites dropped wood particles onto my husbands head and pillow during the... More

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Santa Clara, California
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Well first of all, the room was ok. nothing fancy, but fairly clean, no phone no tv.......that's about the only good thing I can say about this place! The party and band started at 9:00pm an the music continued until 2:00am and it was very loud! and then despite being told by the bartender/hotel clerk??? that they kept the drunken... More

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Saint Paul
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

I have never felt so unwelcome at a hotel. We weren't really greeted or welcomed, we weren't asked any questions or told anything about the place. Just that our room was in the back, middle. The bar was crowded later, Sunday night, for the music. All hippies, they must have come from the hills. Thats great, nothing against the hippies... More

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Address: 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA
Location: United States > California > Bolinas
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