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Pelican Inn

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10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965
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Pelican Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Muir Beach B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. It really looked and felt like a English Pub and Inn. We stayed in Room 4 which was small but cozy. Plus there was a balcony over looking the hills. The best part was the English breakfast that came included with the room. The location was amazing.... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch there on Sunday. The food reminded me of English food in the '50s before they learned how to cook. Roast beef, tough and tasteless. Potatoes probably cooked 3 days ago and then reheated. Dessert if you could call it that, was a thin tasteless chocolate cake probably made from a cake mix from Safeway, and then they charge... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Pelican Inn was recommended by our Mill Valley relatives as a place they'd always heard of. To be honest, it seems very much like an old English pub and inn. We were amazed to discover that it was built in the 70s, mostly because we could not imagine that anyone would build such an unusual lodging facility. The pub, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was new to this area of the country and needed to relax and yet treat myself. The rooms had style, the service was excellent and the private reading room was a cosy extra with "real" comfortable chairs surrounding a fireplace. The bar was fun and my warm apple dessert and tea was great to bring to my room after... More

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Mill Valley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

For years and years we have all been going to The Pelican Inn....Jim the bartender was like Sam on Cheers. Everyone loved going to The Pelican to see Jim and have a cup of cheer. I lived at Muir Beach and went weekly. We didn't mind the lines could be long--the food and service were not good. Brian the guitarist... More

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Sonoma, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I'm a complete anglophile, so when I found Pelican Inn..tucked along the windy shores of Muir Beach, all waddle and daub and cozy corners, I was beside myself. That was 8 years ago and I've been a regular guest in the pub and restaurant ever since. But, this last visit was incredibly disappointing. Jim, the bartender there, was as charming... More

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Westbrook, CT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We've stayed here 3-4 times and really like coming here. We say it's just over the Golden Gate bridge but it's actually further than that. Imagine that a space ship went to the Cotswolds in England, picked up a charming pub, and then gently plunked it down a half mile from Muir Beach - that's a start. The inn itself... More

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131 reviews 131 reviews
29 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and found the staff friendly and helpful. The room was like an English Inn and a pleasant experience. Dinner and breakfast were very good and the service was great. Unlike some of the other reviews, we were very glad we decided to stay at the Pelican Inn and highly recommend it to anyone on Highway 1... More

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Northern California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you're looking for someplace with character, this is it. The inn and its furnishings were obviously a labor of love. The details are what make it so charming. Nothing cookie cutter about it. Although the bar is small, there is a snug with a fireplace for use by overnight guests. It is spacious and comfy, and it opens onto... More

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Palo Alto, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Pelican Inn is very pretty, there's no doubt. It is like an old English pub and I know that because I'm British. But trying to get a table, or speak to someone about reservations, is like seeking the Holy Grail. God only knows what the process is. The woman in the cubbyhole at the front is utterly mannerless; the... More

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Address: 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965
Location: United States > California > Muir Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel Muir Beach

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