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The Robin's Nest

247 W. St. Charles St., P.O.Box 1090, San Andreas, CA 95249-1090
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Markham, Canada
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have enough words to describe how great Robin's Nest is. My wife and I stayed there after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Our hosts Karen and Bill were just outstanding folks, and learning about their journey from Canada to California was so interesting. Our room, Soleil, was beautifully decorated and conveniently on the the first floor. Karen... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and thank you again for the glowing compliments. We appreciate that you overlooked the fact that we are on draught-related water restrictions and consequently many of our lawns and gardens have turned brown and even those that are watered are struggling. Plus the fact that the exterior is... More 

Alaska
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This lovely Historic Registry Queen's Anne Cottage offers quiet rooms, period decor and wonderful conversation and food at the breakfast table. The beds are comfortable, the lighting options are great, the rooms are all very clean, and they have a refrigerator full of bottled water, an essential in dry hot California summers. There are lovely gardens, a place to eat... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We're so glad you were comfortable. We appreciate the compliments and no doubt readers/potential guests will appreciate your insights when considering staying with us. More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We love this place---certainly the best place to stay when exploring Northern California's Gold Country and Amador Wine Country. Bill and Karen are warm and gracious hosts and very knowledgeable of the area---restaurants and fun places to explore. They make you feel very welcome and really don't miss a beat. The Inn is stunning---cozy and comfortable with something new to... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Wow: Thank you for that fabulous review. I am happy that our positives outweigh the negatives so much that you overlooked them. The fact that you have a background in hotels/lodging makes the review especially meaningful. And thank you for your suggestions regarding the shower bases. I will be tackling the first one this coming week and will give you... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been staying regularly at Robin's Nest here in San Andreas for over a year. Bill and Karen are wonderful hosts and Bill, who does the breakfasts, is a good and innovative chef. He has accomodated my vegetarian diet with no difficulty and created several wonderful meals, including Eggs Benedict and what he called a wafflet ( cross between... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. And thank you for allowing me to test new recipes on you, which was a pleasure being that you're so appreciative. We are very disappointed that your employment here came to an end and wish you the best in your future endeavors. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We absolutely enjoyed our two days there. Bill and Karen are fabulous hosts and have done wonders in keeping the victorian house in good shape and decorated to the era. The breakfasts were excellent - our favorite being the fruit soup. There was plenty to do during the day in the area, and we looked forward to returning to the... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

The great majority of our guests are wonderful and there are those very special ones, like you, that make all of the efforts worthwhile. Thank you for the fabulous review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Templeton, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Karen and Bill are a charming couple, but the upkeep of this 9 room Inn is tasking. The old Victorian is charming, but dusty with cobwebs and needs refreshing. I am not a fan of dolls, collectible plates, snow globes and cherubs perched on every surface and antique. Removing the clutter would allow the architecture and high ceilings of this... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and being so forthright. Yes, a 5,000 sq.ft. old Victorian mansion is a bit of housekeeping challenge, especially the cobwebs that seem to re-appear almost as soon as you're finished removing them. There is no doubt that because the two of us do all the work that we sometimes miss... More 

Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The B&B is a delight, there is not much in San Andreas, we attended a PAWs event and decided to stay a night or two to relax, but it is a useful stopping place from which to explore the area. The Inn is a beautifully restored Tudor House on the Main road in San Andreas (you enter from the back),... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review. I think it's important to point out that while some of our guest rooms are small by modern standards, others are quite large. I would venture that 3 would be considered relatively small and 3 larger than average. The décor is also not our personal first... More 

Monterey Peninsula
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Finding Robin’s Nest as I searched the Internet for accommodations for a recent four-day vacation was the thing that changed our visit from what would have been very nice to memorable. The Gold Country is a favorite area for us, and we have stayed in many towns.We liked the location of San Andreas, since it allowed such easy drives to... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth and wonderful review, the kind of review that keeps us happy doing what we're doing. When you run a business thousands of miles from your family and most of your friends, it's guests like you that make us feel more like we're hosting visiting friends rather than merely conducting... More 

La Verne, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great stay at the Robins Nest! I would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone traveling to the area. Bill and Karen were wonderful hosts and cooked us a delicious creative breakfast every morning. The projector screen out back is a wonderful addition, and makes for an enjoyable evening watching a concert under the stars :-) Rooms very comfortable... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. So glad you took advantage of our outdoor theatre. Now that the warm weather is here, we anticipate one or two outdoor shows a week until the evenings get too cool in November. During the cold months (Nov thru Feb) we use our teeny 80 inch screen inside. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I took their B&B training course and was blown away! It's a week long course in which I assisted the owners Bill and Karen with their daily activities in running a B&B. Both were incredibly knowledgeable and so personable! The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great, and the owners very hospitable! I stayed in the Safari room which was... More 

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Oh-No-Meester-Bill, Owner at The Robin's Nest, responded to this review

Hi Nick. Thanks for the stellar review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found what we had to offer beneficial. You were a pleasure to work with. Hopefully it won't be long before you run your own establishment and can offer the same experience to someone else. Good luck in your venture and please stay in touch.... More 

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