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“Great View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

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35100 S. Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Gualala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2005

This bed and breakfast offers privacy and great ocean views. A hot breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. The decor is dated and the linens need replacing. At close to $300 a night one should expect newer bedding. Overall good experience.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2005

My wife and I spent two wonderful nights at the Whale Watch Inn. The Inn is stunning and the staff is great. An outstanding breakfest was served warm and on-time in our room. Our room (Crystal Sea) was breathtaking. The grounds are well kept and the Whale Watch Room is open to relax in while you are exploring. The walk to the beach is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2004

What a perfect place to end our our honeymoon. We couldn't have asked for a more romantic and beautiful setting. The service was excellent, the room was amazing, and the views were spectacular. They accomodations were certainly bettern than I thought they would be. The inn keepers put a lot of effort and detail into making your stay perfect and it shows. All in all it was the best Inn we have ever stayed at.

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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2004

My husband and I spent a few days at the Whale Watch Inn in April 2004. We are in our mid 30s. We loved the setting, and the peacefulness of the place. The ocean views are amazing. Our room was large and well equipped with fireplace and jacuzzi tub. However, the decor needs updating - it is very 80s and it all looks a bit tired and cheap. They deliver hot breakfast to your door - a plus, but they were not happy to accomodate requests, and argued when they got it wrong. For this price I would expect a higher standard of decor, food and service.

  • Stayed April 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2004

The suite was a perfect setup for good friends to share an effortlessly romantic evening and get to know one another without automatically committing to more. We were welcomed with wine and cheese, not to mention a 180 degree white-water view of the ocean from the Whale Watch Room. Our room's fireplace and blue-water view windowseats were a great followup for relaxed conversation and sharing of dreams and aspirations. Breakfast the next morning was on time, piping hot, and healthy but scrumptious. Everything was clean and welcoming. Hiking, Biking, Golf just 10 minutes in any direction right on the ocean bluffs... what better way to get out of the city for mature singles looking to take their time in a good relationship!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2004

My husband and I just returned from celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary at the Whale Watch Inn in Gualala. It's a very peaceful, romantic place. We loved the inn and didn't even want to leave our room. We stayed in the Crystal Sea room with a fantistic view of the ocean bay and a private balcony. A couple of suggestions would be salt with breakfast, new linens on the bed and hot water for tea or coffee in the room, other than that - it's a truly magical place.

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Additional Information about Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

Address: 35100 S. Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Gualala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have a motto here at the Whale Watch Inn and it is to provide you with "World Class service in a World Class setting." With 18 beautifully decorated guest rooms each with a dynamic view of the ocean, our rooms also all include a private deck and wood burning fireplace. Also included with your stay is a full gourmet breakfast delivered right to your room every morning of your stay! Our staff here is committed to making your stay an out of this world experience by accommodating your needs, and paying attention to the details. We hope you will join us soon, the ocean is waiting! ... more   less 
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