Back Bay Inn

1391 2nd St, Baywood Park, CA 93402-1111
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Baywood Park
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.5
The Back Bay Inn is a waterfront Inn located in Baywood Park/Los Osos on the Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo County, midway between Los Angeles & San Francisco. A picturesque, tranquil spot and our guests call it the perfect "getaway". The rooms in the Main Building overlook the water and the hills of our wonderful State Park, Montana de Oro. Complimentary breakfast is served at Nautical Bean, the onsite cafe. A short stroll away is the Audubon Sweet Springs Bird Sanctuary. The busy waterfront of Morro Bay is a 5 mile drive from the inn, and wineries can be found near San Luis Obispo and in the North County. The Back Bay Inn is the perfect base camp for hiking, biking, bird watching and other adventures or just to sit back and watch the changing of the tides!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Hiking
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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195508Anonymous wrote a review Sep 2022
241 contributions96 helpful votes
We visited Back Bay Inn for 2 nights on the recommendation of a friend who had previously visited. We were very pleased. We had a very large, corner room with a view of the bay and sunset. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom pretty large and there was a lot of space to place suitcases and hang up clothing. There is wine and light snacks available each evening and several places to sit outside of the room. We were given coupons of $7.00 each to use at a coffee shop that is essentially on the property. The food there is very good as is the coffee. There were lots of places to sit outside and eat. We did that once and on another morning brought the food back to our room as there was a small table and 2 chairs. The persons at the front desk were friendly and welcoming. The hotel is nicely situated near the Paso Robles wine country and near a lovely state park. We would stay here again for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Corner Room for best view of bay
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Lynlewi wrote a review Nov 2020
Soquel, California33 contributions16 helpful votes
This Inn is located right on the bay. The gardens are well kept. Our room was large and comfortable and it had a great view. There were a few restaurants within walking distance. The staff were friendly and competent. We left a phone charger in the room and they promptly sent it back to us. (Thank you.)There were choices for breakfast which we ate in our room because it was too cool to eat in the beautiful gardens. This is a great area for birdwatching. We felt safe regarding the virus there because the Inn was so clean and there was plenty of space on the grounds.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BKR1 wrote a review Jun 2022
NY81 contributions39 helpful votes
Beautiful setting waterfront on the bay, surrounded by a lush garden and walkable to nearby food and drink. Rooms are large, mine had a fireplace, plus they do free cocktail hours for all guests each afternoon. Jamie Dcott is the new general manager and she was extremely helpful with our plans for the area and a very special person. All of the staff we met there were friendly and really seemed to enjoy their work. Loved it!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Back Bay Innkeeper, General Manager at Back Bay Inn
Responded Jun 21, 2022
It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, Brian. Thank you for the lovely review and we hope to see you again very soon! Jamie
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Brody S wrote a review Feb 2021
15 contributions36 helpful votes
If you don’t like dealing with hearing other people’s noise, including being able to hear their entire conversations through the walls, don’t stay here. Period full stop. If you don’t mind, you’ll love it here. Gorgeous views, decent accommodations, run by friendly folks. But omg so noisy.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Susan N wrote a review Jun 2023
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The staff bent over backwards to try to accommodate some special needs for us. We are so appreciative! We were in town to help care for our daughter post-surgery and the staff even picked some flowers from the property for us to bring to her!! The room was large and the setting very private and relaxing. Nearby restaurants were very convenient.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Steve V wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It was our third visit to the Back Bay Inn. It’s right on the bay with beautiful views of the bay and surrounded by lovely gardens. You get vouchers for breakfast at Nautical Bean right on the property. It’s very peaceful and quiet. The rooms are clean and have new bathrooms.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Anabel Y wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Peaceful, blissful, quiet., next to Morro bay. Loved the surrounding natural beauty, the small village atmosphere by the beach, the friendly, caring staff of this picturesque place. Outstanding experience! The bay seemed to wash away all worries.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Julie B wrote a review Aug 2023
San Fernando, California2 contributions
Excellent...Excellent Excellent
Everyone should take a weekend away at the Bay Back Inn. Beautiful weather, wonderful food, the friendliest, best staff. The beds are comfortable. Coffee and breakfast were perfect. La Palapas, across the street was yummy. Montana de Oro is so much fun. Just don't take our weekend. A magical place. Just what we needed to end the summer.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: bring a jacket. lots of fog
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Passport24827 wrote a review Feb 2003
Kalamazoo, MI3 contributions32 helpful votes
We considered a multi-night, mid-January stay in Morro Bay, but the town was a bit too "busy" for us. A ten minute drive around the bay took us to the town of Baywood Park and the Back Bay Inn. All thirteen of the rooms featured either a balcony or a large window facing the bay, great for birdwtching along the flyway. Our room was large, and featured a king bed, gas fireplace, and a full bath. The in-room coffee pot got us started each morning. A short time later, a beautiful basket of fruit, baked goods and juice arrived at our door. If there was one short coming with the room it was it's relatively thin walls. We often heard the neighbors, but not to the point of a lack of sleep. The staff guided us to the town's Farmers Market, the amazing cliffs of Montana de Oro state Park, and excellent dining at Mare Blu Ristorante, all worth a visit.
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Karen W wrote a review Jan 2004
Gwynedd, Pennsylvania49 contributions60 helpful votes
This is a small, contemporary, beautifully landscaped 2-story inn located directly on an inlet of Morro Bay. Our first floor room with its own covered patio had huge windows looking out on lawn and inlet, and we thrilled at the peacefulness and beauty of this place. As the tide receded each day, hundreds of birds of all sorts swooped down and skittered along the newly exposed banks, and we watched their antics in fascination. Our room with king size bed was attractive and comfortable, and we were surprised and very pleased to find a basket of delicious muffins, fruit and orange juice delivered to our door each morning. We had our breakfast out on the patio, augmented by coffee from our in-room coffee maker. We'd planned to make this our base for touring the area, which we did, but really we hated to leave it each day! We visited in January, during a cold, rainy period, and still had a great time. It must be absolutely incredible during the rest of the year.
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Date of stay: January 2004
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Answer from back bay inn
Los Osos CA2 contributions
We would recommend the Cottage for your group.
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Michelle A asked a question Sep 2017
Hawaiian Gardens, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
No spa or pool?
Answer from HolidayReview216
Los Angeles, California16 contributions4 helpful votes
I never missed that. If it's not big enough for laps, it's useless for me. This quiet getaway is great. The little breakfast shop wit lattes and scones they make is the best freshest breakfast made to order.
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jackiestarrynight asked a question Jul 2016
Santa Cruz, California6 contributions
dog friendly ?
Answer from back bay inn
Los Osos CA2 contributions
Yes we have 3 pet friendly rooms, room 115 on the water, the Cabana a stand alone unit and garden room 304, non view room . For pictures and details please go directly to our web site.Hope to see you soon! Regards Innkeeper
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913jet61517 asked a question Apr 2016
Peoria, Illinois1 contribution
Are there laundry facilities available?
Answer from back bay inn
Los Osos CA2 contributions
If you are staying in the Loft, there is a washer and dryer in this room. However, although we do not have laundry facilities on our property, there is a laundromat a couple of blocks down from the Inn.
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Answer from back bay inn
Los Osos CA2 contributions
We have two units with two beds,only one of them is available on the 22nd. It is called the Loft,open space no dividing walls with King and Queen bed.We don't have any units with two beds on the 23rd. Please feel free to call us if you have questions or need more details. Thank You
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Julie B wrote a tip Aug 2023
San Fernando, California2 contributions
"bring a jacket. lots of fog"
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195508Anonymous wrote a tip Sep 2022
241 contributions96 helpful votes
"Corner Room for best view of bay"
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adairwest wrote a tip Sep 2021
Thousand Oaks, California53 contributions55 helpful votes
"We stayed in Room 8, this is now my favorite! It is up the stairs, on the 2nd level. I find it more quiet."
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Marlenei100 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Los Angeles, California63 contributions16 helpful votes
"Building facing the bay. I prefer ground floor."
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jerryasher wrote a tip Oct 2018
Tulare, California20 contributions4 helpful votes
"main building--but others may prefer garden"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Back Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Back Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Montana de Oro State Park (2.2 miles), Morro Bay National Estuary (1.8 miles), and Morro Rock (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Back Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Back Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Back Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Back Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Back Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, Bayside Cafe, and House Of Ju Ju Morro Bay.
Is Back Bay Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Baywood Park.
Are pets allowed at Back Bay Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Back Bay Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Back Bay Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.