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“needs some work” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel

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Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel
41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bolinas
Encinitas, California
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23 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“needs some work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

These cottages could be cute with a few changes like hard material floors to control mildew from all the damp weather conditions, better sealing of aromas from bathroom to bathroom (our neighbor was smoking in the bathroom next door and made our bathroom smell like a smoking bar). Termites dropped wood particles onto my husbands head and pillow during the night (we were thankful it wasn't lice), and, I think, it is pricer than it should have been ($100+). We made the bar aware of these so hopefully there will be changes made to make the rooms more acceptable. We initially had cabin 5 but changed to cabin 6 because 5 had such a bad mildew aroma.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Well first of all, the room was ok. nothing fancy, but fairly clean, no phone no tv.......that's about the only good thing I can say about this place! The party and band started at 9:00pm an the music continued until 2:00am and it was very loud! and then despite being told by the bartender/hotel clerk??? that they kept the drunken loud bar patrons away from the hotel area...guess what? they all came to the rooms and the area outside the rooms and continued to party until 4am and this was after four calls to the bar to get them to shut up! Stay there only if you are drunken loud mouth who has no respect for anybody else.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

I have never felt so unwelcome at a hotel. We weren't really greeted or welcomed, we weren't asked any questions or told anything about the place. Just that our room was in the back, middle. The bar was crowded later, Sunday night, for the music. All hippies, they must have come from the hills. Thats great, nothing against the hippies but they weren't friendly at all. WE totally felt like outcasts. We went to bed around 11:00pm, people continued to party in the rooms around us, very loud until very late. What are you suppossed to do? there is no phone and there is no staff in the hotel lobby... there isn't a lobby. just a bar. the town is very small, nothing to do. Would not recommend at all. Totally overpriced!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel

Address: 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA
Location: United States > California > Bolinas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bolinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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