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Pelican Inn

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Stanford, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We booked online for the largest (and most expensive -$335) Pelican Inn room for the night weeks before our intended stay. I thought the website read the room could fit 3 if needed. Upon arrival, I informed the front desk person that our daughter was with us (18 years old). The receptionist seemed very put out and I explained that... More

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McKinney, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This Inn was bult in 1600s in England and torn down and rebuily near the entrance to Muir Woods. Great loging, great food and a wonderful, romantic getaway. There is a minute walk to Muir Beach and a great sunset view.

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Revelstoke, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed in room 5. very small but pleasant. Note access is only from one side of the bed, so if you both need your own exit from the bed, do not book this room. A bit of squeaking from the room above, nothing serious. So why am I rating this a 5. It was a wonderful unique experience, felt like... 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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