We checked in on a Tuesday for three nights. We took advantage of a special rate that saved us about $40 per night off the rack rate, which was way better than AAA/AARP discounts. We arrived early, about 1:00 pm. Check in is normally at 4pm but no one had stayed in our room so it was available at that time. When we got to our room, we noticed that it was really clean. The room was very well stocked with clean towels and washcloths, soaps and shampoos. Most rooms have a balcony with a view of Noyo Harbor, some have a garden view balcony, and a few have no view. We had a view of the harbor.
The room consisted of a large king size bed and a nice small couch, small flat screen TV, free Dish network and free wifi, a balcony with two chairs and a small table. Microwave and a small refrigerator rounded out the room. The bed was very tall. My wife is short and had a little difficulty getting up onto the bed.
Each morning the hotel provides breakfast, which consists of homemade oatmeal, hot waffles, pastries, hard boiled eggs, dry cereals one of which is a granola, hot coffee and hot tea, orange juice and water. This can save you a few dollars a day, depending on how many are in your room.
The room was very quiet, we couldn't hardly hear any noise from any of the other guests. Even though the hotel is near a bridge that is part of the highway, we couldn't hear the traffic. We could hear a horn going off in the harbor, but barely. The main noise was from the small refrigerator. Not the normal hum but a high pitched whine. Just noticeable enough that we turned off the fridge at night.
While we were their, we noticed that some of the rooms were getting new dressers/fridge microwave cabinets. Ours still had the old ones, but they were in good condition. It is nice to see them keeping the place up.
There is a pathway that leads out the back of the hotel, down the side of the cliff into the town of Noyo if you prefer the walk. It is about a minute by car, and the walk would be a good ten minutes down the cliff, going up a bit longer. Across the street from the hotel is a restaurant called JJs, which we didn't try as there are plenty of restaurants in the area that offer excellent food.
All in all, we had a nice stay, enjoyed the balcony, sometimes just relaxing looking down at the harbor or enjoying the sea air as is came through the mouth of the Noyo River into the harbor. The staff was excellent, the rooms kept very clean with fresh towels, shampoos,etc. each day.
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