SeaCliff Hotel, Gualala Review
The Seacliff Hotel is located on a bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Gualala River runs directly in front of the hotel. The sweeping vista from your hotel room of the ocean, with the sights and sounds of waves breaking on the beach, is the best aspect of this hotel and makes it well worth the price.
The hotel is relatively low key. Reception is staffed from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. There are no telephones in the rooms, and cell-phone service is sporadic at best, but a pay telephone is available by the reception area.
This is actually nice, since you really get a feeling of being disconnected from everyday life and having a chance to relax. New this year is a pay-for-use wireless internet connection service (I didn’t bother with it). Digital TV service was also being installed when I stayed, but was not yet available in my room.
Each room has a gas fireplace and a nice deep Jacuzzi tub for two. Bubble bath is provided, and a complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling cider is provided. The rooms are simply, but comfortably, furnished. Robes and binoculars are provided for lounging and whale watching.
The owners have continued to invest in upgrades to the facilities, with renovations to the balconies, and installation of double-paned windows. New carpet was also in my room. The mattress in my room had been upgraded since my last visit, and was much softer and more comfortable than previous visits.
There is no room service at the hotel, but there are a variety of restaurants nearby, all within walking distance. However, this area has been hard hit by the recession and a couple of restaurants had gone out of business. There is a good local grocery store. The room has a small microwave oven, and a small fridge.
If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic, restful place to get away, enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean and relax with a glass of wine and a book by the fire I would highly recommend this hotel. Check the website for off season specials, and mention the internet special when you book.
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