We picked the Bodega Bay Lodge based on reviews and pictures. Unfortunately this hotel did not live up to some of the fabulous reviews or the pictures. Our check in was fine. When we went to our room it seemed much smaller than what was advertised on line. So small in fact that it only had one night stand on one side of the queen sized bed! I had to pull a chair over to the other side of the bed to act as a night stand! The room had a weird smell. That went away when we opened the patio door and let it air out for awhile. We were very surprised to see that for the money we paid there was no refrigerator in the room.
The fireplace was a nice touch but the burn holes in the carpet really diminished the ambiance. They only give you one duraflame log for the fireplace. You have to request another one.
They had a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 5:00-6:00. When I arrived at 5:30 to partake in this reception all the crackers and most of the cheese and fruit was gone. It did not appear that any of the complimentary food was being replenished. The wine they served was absolutely horrible! I have gotten better complimentary wine and much more food at a Hampton Inn for about half the price!
The bed was comfortable and the pillows were great. Doubt I would spend that kind of money to stay here again. Definitely not what I expected based on what I saw and read on their website.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort Lodge situated on the Sonoma coast, overlooking Doran Beach, sand dunes, marshes & bay. Russian River and Sonoma County wineries closeby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bodega Bay Hotel Bodega Bay
- Bodega Bay Lodge And Spa
- Bodega Bay Lodge Spa