Found this hotel while looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay in Morro Bay. I seriously doubted that this place could be as perfect as all the reviews made it sound, so I made the reservation while maintaining a healthy does of skepticism. All doubts flew out the window as soon as we pulled in and met Mollie. She warmly welcomed us and made us feel at home in an instant. It's a family business, and everyone we met -- including her brothers and father -- were sincere, friendly, professional and accommodating at all times, without being intrusive. These folks clearly have mastered the concept of hospitality.
We splurged for one of the waterfront rooms and absolutely loved it. Sitting on the easy chairs or balcony, we could watch sea lions frolicing just below us, gulls and pelicans flying by at eye level, and boats & kayaks gliding along. It was remarkably quiet and relaxing, since almost all of the tourist crowd walks along the street, which is on the opposite side of the building. The only noise was from live music at the bar next door (not terribly loud, but you could hear it) , which goes from about 8-11 pm nightly. After that it was totally silent, except for soothing sound of the occasional sea lion bark or gull call. I think I could actually feel my blood pressure dropping during the stay.
The only things that would improve the place are minor: (1) I wish that they included some kind of light pastries, even just biscotti, to go with the coffee & tea provided in the rooms, or that the terrific restaurant downstairs offered breakfast, and (2), I wish the bathrooms -- which are lovely -- had better water pressure. Our shower was large and had multiple heads and was really awesome in theory, but the water pressure was so low that you couldn't really use more than 1 shower head at a time without the sprays turning into trickles.
All in all, I loved it and cannot wait to return.
- Also Known As:
- Anderson Hotel Morro Bay