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Manka's Inverness Lodge

30 Calendar Way, Inverness, CA 94937
Manka's Inverness Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A word-of-mouth destination. Check in is a parked Avion Trailer (looks like an Airstream). The rooms are a combination of stand-alone cabins and attached units, set around a neighborhood. Exceptional attention to detail. Real bear skin rug. Real period furniture, bathroom fittings, door handles. Something out of a Ralph Lauren photo shoot. Outdoor shower. Enormous tub. Complete silence at night.... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had wanted to stay at Manka's for quite a long time but were put off by the fire several years ago and waiting for the restaurant to reopen. We saw that they had opened Sir and Star nearby and that a restaurant at the inn was not going to happen. So, we decided to try it out. I was... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I absolutely loved our stay in Manka's Cabin and it was a welcome treat after leaving the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. I adored the bath and we enjoyed relaxing in front of the fire, listening to the ipod music selection and playing cards. The breakfasts were certainly delicious - the first morning's delivery consisted of cinnamon rolls and... More 

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Oakland, California
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We spend two lovely nights at Manka's, staying in Room 7 in the annex. The room was large with an attached porch. The lighting was exceptionally dim making it difficult to see that the it was actually nicely done. Large, comfy leather chairs and a hassock in front of the fireplace, a large, sturdy bed with a comfortable mattress and... More 

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Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Our second time here - first was years ago as a couple before their restaurant burned down. This time we stayed at Mankas Cabin and brought our daughter. She absolutely loved sleeping in front of the fireplace on the sofa bed. Huge tub in bathroom with excellent bath products and rainforest shower outside. Excellent sheets, super comfortable bed, quiet peaceful... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

You couldn't pay a higher room rate for the worst accommodation, worst service, and dirtiest property on earth. This establishment should be confronted by the Calif. Consumer Affairs Board, for false and improper claims, regarding pricing, accommodations, service, and hygiene issues on their properties. Manka's is ripping guests off by shear deceit , false claims, and must be the most... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Handsome cabin with that will appeal to posh outdoorsman and the city dwellers. Excessively expensive for cabin without a lodge restaurant that was destroyed by fire. It is remarkable these structures still exist near the Bay Area. One should expect a little more from Manka's and its check in staff upon arrival. Showing the guests to the cabin should be... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely stay at Manka's. Our room was very cozy with a queen size bed, wood burning fireplace, 2 comfortable leather chairs in front of the fireplace, bathroom with claw foot bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. Since it is January, the nights were cold, but the heater, fireplace, wool blankets with the leather chairs and the down comforter kept us... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Mankas is like a remote second (or nth) home. It becomes more familiar and more endearing each time one spends time there. It is luxurious in a low key kind of way. That sounds like an oxymoron but is quite my best description for the place. There is attention to detail whether it be your beddings, your needs, the way... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just returned from a long weekend at Manka's -- our third time there. And Manka's seems to get better with age. It's a perfect location and perfect set up (various types of lodging dot the landscape of the place) -- but everything is well thought out and it's the perfect place to escape to. The staff is amazing -- there... More 

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