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“Tired and Musty” 2 of 5 stars
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Inn at the Tides
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Bodega Bay
Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tired and Musty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night in the middle of a cycling trip. The views were fantastic and we did not mind the fog horn sound at night (rather peaceful actually). However, the room smelled musty and the rug clearly needed replacement. The bathrooms were very dated. I inquired about the laundry facilities only to find that one of the machines was broken and ate my quarters! This hotel clearly needs to put some money into some basics, as the setting is fantastic. The dinner at the hotel that night was excellent!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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santa clara ca
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5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here after a day of wine tasting in Sonoma. The staff was friendly and professional. Our room was large and comfortable, with a king bed, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace. We had an enjoyable dinner at Bayview, the on site restaurant. Afterward, we had the option of moving over to the lounge, where a passable pianist was performing but chose instead to retire to our room to enjoy a fire, a complementary bottle of wine, and the sound of sea lions barking in the fog-shrouded bay. In the morning, we walked across the street to The Tides for a very decent breakfast, which was included in the price of the room. The only reason I didn't give this property five stars is that it adamantly does not allow pets. Nevertheless, we will be staying here again and will recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Like others have mentioned, the Inn sits on a hill overlooking the bay. The room was large with a fireplace and had an excellent view. The bathroom had not been updated since 1980s and looked very worn. Bed was large and comfortable. Fog horn sound was a constant all night so didn't rest well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Valley Springs, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We happened upon this little gem after having an awful experience at another hotel down the road with almost the same name. When we made the reservation, we booked a room at the Bodega Bay Inn, not realizing the major differences between these two places. The Inn at the Tides rests upon a hillside overlooking the bay. Most of the rooms have ocean views. Individual parking areas accompany each of the units and we found a complimentary bottle of wine in our well appointed room. There were even comfortable robes in the closet. An excellent complimentary breakfast that was very filling is also included at their restaurant which sits over the water of Bodega Bay. We had a window seat to enjoy our coffee while watching the ocean wildlife just below us. This place was great!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

On our way back from Sonoma we stayed one night here. Enjoyed the hot tub and pool. Full breakfast across the street was a treat. Rooms are quite small for four people. Nice view of the Bay. Lovely grounds

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I've been to Inn at the Tides a few times and every time was a better if not just as fantastic as the first. The price is fair, the people are BEYOND polite and helpful and the food is to die for! First time I went my husband now was trying to win me over which obviously worked. We stayed in a small cabin in front of the water and had a beautiful view in the morning. Plus, I hear some rooms are haunted which I thought was cool...I never experienced anything but it's a thought ;)

I give this place 2 thumbs up!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The property is very well maintained. Our room was large, clean and quiet. After a day of airline travel and driving it was a pleasure to be welcomed into the hotel and given a quiet room as far from the highway as possible on the property.

The pool looked inviting, but we did not have the energy to try it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Inn at the Tides

Address: 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Bodega Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Bodega Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at the Tides 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming inn located on a hillside in a clustered village atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Inn At The Tides Hotel Bodega Bay
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