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“A beautiful, relaxing place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Breakers Inn
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39300 S. Hwy 1, P.O Box 389, Gualala, CA 95445   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Gualala B&B and Inns
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“A beautiful, relaxing place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2004

We have stayed here twice. The first time we got the most expensive room which was a large corner room with a spa for two and a sauna. We had the greatest time and the bed was so comfortable! They have a lovely continental breakfast included with your stay in the morning with coffee, pastries, fruit and some other things. My husband would go get it for us and bring it back to our room. We were on the top floor and hear no noise from any other patrons. It was as if we were there alone. The second time we stayed, we got the more inexpensive room which was much smaller and had the spa in the bathroom as opposed to in the room by the fireplace. This time someone was above us and we could hear them running their spa. It wasn't horrible though but more noisy than before. We were close to the restaurant next door and late one night after the bar closed we could hear people outside fighting, drunk. The less expensive room had no robes and no VCR but still very nice, clean and comfortable. We would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2004

Spent 1 night at the Breakers Inn on the advice of a friend. The reception personnel were very friendly. The reception area was tradionally nice, with coffee, cookies and brochures available. In the mornings, a complimentary breakfast was available to take back to your room, which was quite good. The rooms themselves were a little disappointing, somewhat dated. They did include a nice deck, with a view of the river, fireplace and spa in the bathroom. TV reception was poor, and operating spas could be heard and felt! The biggest disappointment was access to the beach. The only access was thru a state park approx. 1 mile away, which charged #4.00 parking fee, then it was a very long trek to the actual beach! All things considered, would most likely not return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2004

Subject: Breakers Inn Location: Gualala, California, United States, North America Title: Nice getaway ID#: 1644418 Here are the directions from their website. Hopefully this will help you figure out where it is. They do not give a street address.Take Highway 101 North past Santa Rosa (approx. 1 hour without traffic conditions) it is best to fill up with gas before leaving Santa Rosa Exit Guerneville/River Rd. Head west on 116 through Guerneville towards Jenner Take Highway One north through Jenner (approx 1 hour from Santa Rosa) Drive on Highway One along the the coast to Gualala. (approx 1 hour) We are the first oceanside inn at the entrance of town. My husband and I stayed at the Breakers Inn in Gualala for a weekend in February. We rented a "deluxe corner room with a regional theme and a two-person whirlpool spa" for $198/night. This is their second-tier room. The top-tier, which have the hot tub in the room near the window instead of in the bathroom, rent for about $50 more.Pros: - The view from the room was very nice -- across a freshwater lagoon to the ususally unoccupied beach right beyond. Seagulls congregated in the lagoon and we enjoyed watching them. - There was a nice, private balcony. We felt comfortable leaving the balcony door or windows open at night to hear the sound of the surf. The balcony has clear walls so you can see the ocean from the room. - There's a decent continental breakfast and you are welcome to load up and take it back to your room to enjoy on your private balcony. - The two-person spa was just what we were looking for (but see cons). - The room was spacious, though the "regional theme" was minimal. - The heating is in the floor, which means it's silent. - There's a nice glass fireplace in the room, with one of those presto-logs. You get one log free, then you have to pay $2 a log -- quite reasonable.Cons: - Although the very deep spa had what we were looking -- namely it held two people in comfort and it filled up nice and fast -- the jets were really weak. This didn't matter to us, but if you wanted any kind of a bubbly "Jacuzzi experience," you would be disappointed. - The spa wall was so high that it was actually a little challenging to get in and out of. Anyone with mobility problems, who was obese, or even just very inflexible in the legs, might not be able to do it safely, if at all. - You were only supposed to use the spa between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. I'm not sure if this referred to even bathing, or just to using the jets. It was INCREDIBLY noisy when your neighbors turned on their jets, so I see why they had this rule, though I didn't like it. - They didn't provide terrycloth robes to use, as most resorts do. At these prices, they should. - There is TV with cable in the room, but there are no rent-a-movies available. You can rent a VCR -- we did, and we had brought videos -- but the hookup was poorly thought out. The very short cable did not reach to the fastened-down hookup in the TV cabinet unless you precariously balanced the VCR on the TV. - Although the rooms are right on the coast, they are not actually on the beach. Because there's the lagoon if front of the rooms, if you want to walk on the beach itself, you have to drive or walk about a mile to a state park entrance that has a path to the beach. I think this may be true of all the three or four resorts on the coast in Gualala.

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Address: 39300 S. Hwy 1, P.O Box 389, Gualala, CA 95445
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Gualala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Breakers Inn has graciously greeted guests for fifteen years. Dramatic and ever changing ocean views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your stay. Offering twenty-eight individually decorated rooms built on a cliff overlooking the mouth of the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean. Along one of the country's most storied roads, the Pacific Coast Highway. Custom designed with European elegance, the inn is enhanced with large private decks, whirlpool spas, fireplaces, radiant floor heat, fine furnishings and artwork, kingsized beds, wet bars, microwaves, refrigerators, television and DVD players, free wireless internet, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, beveled glass windows and copper roofs. ... more   less 
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Breakers Hotel Gualala

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