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Alta Olema Bed & Breakfast

9876 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, PO Box 65, Olema, CA 94950 (Formerly An English Oak at Ridgetop)
Alta Olema Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I spent a night at the Alta Olema this past weekend and had a wonderful time. The innkeeper was a charming and attentive host. The B&B was homey and comfortable and the views were gorgeous. We went to Sir and Star for a terrific dinner and then went into Point Reyes Station the next morning for shopping... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a wonderful long weekend with Carol and John, who kindly let us bring along our 8 month old kitten. The house is warm and welcoming and, having recently purchased the property, they are updating decorating inside and out as/when they can. The breakfasts were delicious and a huge added bonus to the trip. Both Carol and John were... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband, 10 year old daughter and our dog were lucky enough to find vacancy last minute at this B&B. The owners were not only very accommodating and friendly to all of us, but also extremely helpful with offering suggestions on where to go during our stay, every place they suggested was just perfect. This was my first experience in... More 

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San Jose CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The two most important reasons for choosing the Alta Olema when visiting our friends in Pt. Reyes were a pet friendly place, and a room with a king size bed for my very tall husband. Alta Olema had both. The hosts are very welcoming, and the breakfast was very good. The plentiful strong coffee was welcome. The service was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed our Stay here. Great Value for money! The host and hostess was very friendly, and we felt very welcomed. The breakfast was very nice, and you can choose from avout 4 different selections (english breakfast, bagel and oatmeal )There are some restaurant not far from the b&b.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This bed and breakfast was admittedly, per the proprietor, a work in progress. The breakfast was terrific, and the hosts were friendly. The wine and cheese upon arrival was a nice touch. The house and surrounding yard don't really suggest that you're in the a bed and breakfast, and the microscopic bathroom in the one room was not really to... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in late October, two in the Primrose room on the main property ($175 Th & $225 Fri) and one in an "overflow" space just down the road, a small 1-bedroom apartment above shops ($275). Taxes add another 11%. We are local to Marin and this didn't seem outlandish, until we saw the place. Bottom line -... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed in the cottage overnight on our way up the coast. The bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was awesome. John the owner is a great chef and made us feel very welcome. Only down side for us was that the oven/range in the cottage kitchen didn't work. After a long day traveling and late arrival we were hoping... More 

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Northeast USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A lovely location, warm but not intrusive service, run of the house, a great breakfast, and the peacefulness of Olema make this a super getaway, or, as we usually use it, as a stop for the first day out of San Francisco on a journey up the coast.

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San Leandro, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Just returned from spending three days with Carole and John at Alta Olema. We had a casual reunion with friends from college and we stayed in both the cottage and a very pleasant room in the main house. We also used the cottage as an after-hours gathering spot for drinks and conversation away from the other guests, this arrangement worked... More 

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