We took a chance staying in Moss Landing ( usually stay closer to Cannery Row) because we wanted to try the Captain's Inn and we were absolutely delighted. Our room was charmingly decorated with a marine theme and had floor to ceiling windows overlooking Elk Horn Slough. So many places promise an extraordinary water front view but few deliver. Captain's Inn is beyond extraordinary. At night we listened to the ocean (just over a sand dune, less than 10 minutes leisurely walk) .There is an elevated deck if you want to relax outdoors and watch the birdlife and marine mammals on the slough. Melanie and Yohn are perfect hosts; they are friendly and helpful in suggesting activities based on guests' interests. The breakfasts are multicourse; berry smoothies, fresh fruit, warm home made pastries, and finally a hot cooked main course. All served in a charming dining room. Rooms have books for birdwatchers and binoculars for viewing wildlife on the slough. Warm cookies are delivered to your room each afternoon. Don't miss the Elk Horn Slough Safari boat trip while you're there; you'll see more otters,seals and bird life than anywhere on the Bay. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing.A variety of good restaurants are within walking distance.