It's a shame that so many of the "expert" guidebooks give barely a passing mention of Morro Bay. The town is the perfect resting spot when heading from LA to Monterey or even SF. It is not as crowded as some of the other beach towns along the PCH and certainly not as touristy. It has a working class feel to it, but that is what makes it so charming. Plenty to see and do in town! A post dinner walk out to Morro Rock is a must.
However, if you to stay here, the only place to stay is the Anderson Inn. Though only containing 8 rooms, all of them are spacious and updated. Our room was on the end of the inn, farthest from the bay, and we still had a wonderful view of the bay and Morro Rock. We had a king size bed, raised ceiling, small sitting area, 2 balconies, and a wonderful spa-like bathroom.
But what makes the Anderson Inn the best is the family the owns and runs it. Our interactions were mostly with Molly and she was an absolute delight to work with. She emailed us ahead of time to find out when we would be arriving and if we would like to have milk for our coffee in the room fridge for the following morning. Upon check in she personally showed us to the room (after giving us a wonderful background on the inn and her family) and even made sure we knew how to work the spa shower! Upon check out she walked out with us to the pier and took some pictures with our camera overlooking Morro Rock. She gave us great suggestions of things to do, places to go, and restaurants to eat at not only in Morro Bay but for the rest of our trip to Monterey and beyond.
- Also Known As:
- Anderson Hotel Morro Bay