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“Inn with a View Including Sea Otters” 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
St. Louis
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“Inn with a View Including Sea Otters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed in one of the waterfront rooms for three nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. (Upscal bottle of champagne provided!). Molly, Jeff and Roger Anderson are wonderful hosts and the Inn has been beautifully restored. Sea Otters floated by directly under our window cracking abalone shells on their chests (that the sea gulls tried to steal from time to time). Seals barked frequently on an artificial island built for their pleasure out in the Bay. (Ear plugs thoughtfully provided in the room but we didn't use them as we enjoyed the sounds of nature.) View of Morro Rock was great. And dinner at the affiliated restaurant The Galley was wonderful too. We are fairly discriminating travelers (meaning capable of being a bit high maintenance if all is not as anticipated), but there was not a single wrong note during our stay. NB: The Inn is about equi-distant between LAX and SFO. We flew into LAX because of the availability of convenient direct flights, but either airport is a fine option for accessing Morro Bay.

Room Tip: The waterfront rooms are wonderful, so book early if you want one.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on an impromptu trip with my daughter and her friend. We looked on Trip Advisor for a hotel in Morro Bay and the Anderson in was highly recommended. What a jewel!! We were greeted by Jeff and was told there was one room left. He brought us a roll away bed and cream for our coffee in the morning. The room was lovely!!! The following morning we were greeted by Roger's siblings who were so incredibly nice and gave us extra water bottles for our road trip. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you fellow Trip Advisor members!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came for our 10 year wedding anniversary, we stayed 4 amazing nights. Jeff and Molly are great, they made sure we had everything we needed. Upon arrival, we were treated to a bottle of champaign :) we love this place and wouldn't stay anywhere else, while visiting Morro bay. Can't wait to bring our kids for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We wanted something extra special to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and from the other reviews, this looked like the place. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Jeff Anderson and at that instant, we knew we'd make the perfect choice! This family, including sister Mollie, and older brother Roger are the nicest people I think I've EVER met. It's very clear, customer service and comfort is of utmost importance to the Anderson family. When Jeff escorted us to our room, we were speechless! We were told we had booked their #1 room and #1 it was! The view was spectacular & comforts endless! The time and detail to creature comforts here was impressive! This was a room we never wanted to leave - and leaving was very hard to do. No doubt, we will be back!!! Thank you Mollie, Jeff & Roger! :)

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Came for a short two night stay to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and when we arrived the Andersons (almost all of them) greeted us, and attended to everything, and when there was an unforeseen issue with our reservation, they not only solved the issue for us, they made us feel like we were guests in their house. Jeff, Roger and Molly - they all go out of their way to make you feel at home. The location, the room, the view, the restaurant all wonderful. But what stands out is how hotel guests really are treated like guests of the Andersons. We can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: Room 201, 202 or 203 for a full on water view, but all the rooms actually have a water view from the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We rated this as our favourite hotel in 2013, and a second US road trip allowed us to plan to visit again. Molly, Jeff & Roger all came out to greet us when we arrived like returning friends, the room (a bay view) was to die for, a meal at the Galley excellent, and we have promised to stay longer on our next visit. It may be a long way, but we'll be back !
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Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you happen to be driving the coastal highway between San Diego and San Francisco like we did on our vacation, Morro Bay is a great town to spend the night. The Anderson Inn was highly recommended as the place to stay, and we were not disappointed. From the time we met Jeff, we were well taken care of. When he realized we would be arriving late, he made sure the restaurant we had reservations at was aware and made the necessary changes. When we arrived, he personally gave us a tour of our rooms. He told us the Inn is run by him and his siblings and you felt like you were staying with family rather than a hotel. We met his sister in the morning, and her personality was just as warm. In fact, this town was unreal with how friendly everyone seemed to be (I'm talking about strangers along the street). They recommended a breakfast spot and the service was unbelievably excellent. Also, the view outside of the room was killer. There is this amazing rock that rises and falls in the near distance. It is really cool to see the sun set behind it. If you are looking for a family spot to spend the night, I couldn't recommend the Anderson Inn more.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of "The Rock"
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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 Spa Hotel in Morro Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#1 Romantic 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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