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“Beautiful and Peaceful Place” 5 of 5 stars
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12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
California
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33 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Peaceful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed at the motel Inverness for two nights. great location on tomales bay and a great place from which to explore the Point Reyes National Seashore. Very cozy common area with fireplace and large deck with view over the bay. My room had a kitchen and a nice deck off the back. The deli/store about a mile away has everything you'd need. Hot dinners for take out or you can eat on some of the tables set up outside. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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NYC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It's been five years since our last visit, but Motel Inverness remains as special as ever. The linens may not be the highest quality and the furnishings are a tad dated, but the greeting is friendly, the rooms are clean, there are plenty of complimentary extras - biscotti, coffee, tea, fire laid out to be lighted in the communal lounge, binoculars to watch the birds on the bay, and the location is ideal. I've never before stayed in a motel with such a beautiful view. We stayed in the 2 bedroom/1 bathroom suite with kitchenette (very well outfitted) and it was perfect for our family of three.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Off the beaten path just outside Pt. Reyes Station, you'll find Motel Inverness. This charming inn was a surprise on several levels. Affordable with truly luxurious bedding in every guestroom. A large oversize lounge is a great gathering space. And the innkeeper, is completely attentive and helpful. Just minutes away from the delightful town of Pt. Reyes Station.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I love this place but this year's visit was a bummer. The setting is on Tomales Bay--fabulous. The staff (Shannon & Melissa) very welcoming and the locale can't be beat (Point Reyes National Seashore). However the rooms are very small, lack telephones and internet connectivity. There is a lovely seating area with a fireplace and TV collocated with the front office. A dining table makes for a perfect dining-in with goodies from Perry's Delicatessen.

The difficulty this year occurred in the common seating area where staff, my wife, and myself were verbally attacked and bizarrely harassed repeatedly by an obviously troubled guest.

Such close quarters and interaction could be a contributing factor here; I'm inclined to avoid the possibility of this sort of disappointment recurring on our future trips to the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed here for our first two nights in the States so we could chill before moving on. We had advised we would be late and arrangements had been made for our key.

We had the Great Egret suite so had a bedroom with table to eat at, kitchen and shower room. There was a deck outside with furniture.

The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was good. Only complaint in the bathroom was the usual lack of space to spread toiletries out. Everything in the kitchen worked and there was a full sized cooker for anyone wanting to stay for a while and self-cater. Good big fridge/freezer.

The view from the kitchen and deck was superb for scenery and birds and there is a hummingbird feeder at the kitchen window.

The innkeeper was lovely, friendly and helpful. Would recommend and we will visit again if we manage to get to the area again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed in the Heart's Desire suite, 10/9-1/11/13. What a lovely, relaxing spot. There were four of us and both beds were very comfortable. We ate in a few times and it was nice to have the little kitchenette for dishes, glasses, etc. I also appreciate the hotel's nod to sustainability in the bamboo dishes, notes to be water usage conscious, and other practices. The outside area to watch the wildlife was lovely. We also spent time in the front in the beautiful garden. If you would like a quiet, relaxing, clean place to stay then I highly recommend the Motel Inverness.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delta, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Room 4 was very cute although a bit on the cozy side. On the down side my wife and I woke up in pain, the bed had San Francisco style hills in it. The lodge was very nice with a wonderful view of the bay and nice morning light.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious lodge overlooking Tomales Bay at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Cozy budget rooms and spacious romantic suites, all with free wireless. Complimentary biscotti and organic coffee. ... more   less 
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