We rolled in to the El Dorado Inn at 11pm after the office was closed. Sharon, the innkeeper, called, emailed and contacted booking.com to tell us how to get in when we arrived. Of course my phone had died on the road so I didn't receive any of those messages. She had also left a note on the door for me with her home phone number, so I could give her a call. I did, around 1115pm, and she couldn't have been nicer. Told me where our key was and gave me the wi-fi password and all of the details about the breakfast. When we entered our room, the crib and rollaway bed we'd requested was all set up. Not one other hotel we stayed in on our road trip took care of this request without being asked even though we'd made the request in advance online. The room was not fancy, but definitely nicely attended and very clean. It also had a microwave and fridge, which we appreciated because we were traveling with little kids. The next day we were treated to a breakfast of fresh baked muffins, steel cut oatmeal, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, toast and all the fixings. You could bring the breakfast to your room but we opted to eat it at one of the charming bistro tables situated around the motel. Now, the El Dorado is basically a motel, but it's painted sage green and has flower boxes and hanging baskets filled with geraniums all around the front. This embellishment paired with the caring and personal service makes it feel more like a bed and breakfast. The location was good, within very close driving distance to Cannery Row and the Aquarium as well as Dennis the Menace Park. I highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an independently owned, 15 room inn. We have microwaves and refrigerates, TV's, hair dryers in each room. Our WI-FI is a commercial grade quality. Free parking and a delicious homemade boutique breakfast is included Check in is from 2-10 pm and check out is 11 am. We're 4 blocks from downtown and 9 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. We can order 2-dayAquarium tickets for you online with a valid credit card. For a bit of hominess, come stay with us!. ... more less
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