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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 stars
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897 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442   |  
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Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

Jeff was welcoming and helpful on our arrival. We can't think of a room that was more inviting and comfortable, due to Molly's attention to detail. The bed was very comfortable and its furnishings were deluxe. The shower with multiple jets was an unexpected treat. We enjoyed the restaurant directly below the hotel -- a wonderful convenience after a long day touring the Santa Ynez valley. At the dock just below the hotel, we surprised a couple of sea lions who'd been resting below. A great experience and we hope to return!

  • Liked — Deluxe room
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

Great find along the California coast in Morro Bay! Overall, a good value for a California coast experience. It's all about the room.

The Anderson Inn has 8 rooms on second floor, with below an office, 6 parking spaces, and an attached restaurant. Three rooms have balconies overlooking Morro Bay. The southmost room, room 203, is a corner room with a nice view of the bay and the rock, and faces away from the power plant. Balcony has two chairs and low table. Great for watching sunset over the bay and the rock.

Access to balcony from the room is through sliding glass door and screen door.

In the room, the bedding and furnishings are excellent. Towels are top-grade Egyptian cotton. New plasma TV. Bathroom is state-of-the-art. Jacuzzi tub (for one). Shower has 2 additional body jets.

Molly Anderson is super friendly. Check in was a breeze, and done in the room.

The Galley, the restaurant downstairs, is okay. Folks are nice and helpful. Brought drinks back to the room to watch the sunset on the balcony. Had dinner at the restaurant twice. Reservations are helpful, particularly for around sunset time.

The bay was calm during our stay, and no sounds of surf were heard nor waves seen. Sea lions and pelicans can be seen and heard from the room. Boats going in and out of the bay, too. It's a bay, not a beach. Beach is several minutes drive away.

Morro Bay is a small town with a few restaurants and shops. Lots of inexpensive EconoLodge types of motels. The Anderson Inn and the Galley restaurant are definitely several cuts above. More like upscale, much pricier, and often pretentious coastal resorts farther north and south. Unlike those places, Anderson Inn has small-town, friendly attitude. The Anderson Inn may be the most luxurious inn on the coast between Pismo Beach and Big Sur.

Hearst Castle is perhaps 35 minutes drive north from Morro Bay. Anderson Inn is highly recommended as an overnight stay if visiting Hearst Castle.

  • Liked — room, balcony
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

After reading all the positive reviews on tripadvisor we arranged to stay at the Anderson Inn for two nights, midway through our road trip in July from San Francisco to LA., and we can now confirm first-hand how reassuringly accurate the reviews are. Molly and Jeff Anderson who greeted us on our arrival are delightfully friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Molly showed us to our room which was spacious, luxurious and spotlessly clean. The beds were the most comfortable we'd slept in during the whole of our trip. The bathroom room with its' massive walk- in shower and three adjustable power heads was a real treat. We decided for convenience on our first evening to eat at the Anderson's attached Galley Restaurant. Molly booked our table and thereby secured us a table overlooking the bay which was a real bonus. We were able to watch the beautiful sunset over the bay whilst enjoying first class cuisine. As the dining experience was so good we chose to eat there again the following evening. The Anderson Inn which was the most inexpensive accommodation we stayed in during our road trip proved to be a firm favourite.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Anderson Inn

Address: 897 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#1 Spa Hotel in Morro Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
#2 Best Value Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Anderson Hotel Morro Bay

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