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Shorelight Inn

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153 West E Street, Benicia, CA 94510
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn is near the bay in a small town, which has its own charms. The owner/manager of the Inn is warm and helpful. No one is around during the late evening and overnight, instead you have to ring a buzzer to get through to them in emergencies. The suite was spacious, furnished with antiques and the like. The complimentary... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than we expected as there is a large sitting room plus the bedroom and large bathroom. The space is beautiful. It is decorated in an authentically antique way but updated with modern amenities like the jacuzzi tub. The owners would extremely nice. The room is set with free snacks and cold water. The location is wonderful for walking along... More 

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to stay! The rooms are beautifully appointed with everything you need; WiFi, cable, coffee, fridge, microwave and a Jacuzzi tub! Breakfast was lovely and our visit with our hosts was delightful. I visit Benicia often so I plan on booking a different room each time until I've stayed in each one...then starting over. I can't imagine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled in a real nice part of Benicia, right off First Street, Shorelight is very restful and clean. The rooms have seating areas, bedrooms and spacious bathrooms. This B&B could use some improvements: how about screens on the windows, portable AC units in the bedroom and fill the holes in the wall when you change the towel racks? It could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice view! The bathroom was clean. The room was nice, but the room was extremely hot when we came in. I opened up the window some more while we went to dinner. I tried to use the Thermostat in the bathroom. But it did not cool down, hot air was just blowing out. It cooled down in... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the substantial continental breakfast, and being able to visit with the other guests. Wish we had more time to stay. (I think that covers it, but must provide 200 characters.)

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I think it could have been a better for the price..ac was not working and I felt we could have gotten a better hotel for that price..I would come back if it less price and we have a better view . I think there should be more parking available . We had a hard time with parking

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Shorelight Inn is a most pleasant surprise in Benecia, CA. Immaculate inn. Friendly staff. Over the moon breakfast -- on the weekend quiche and delish pineapple coconut muffins. Huge rooms with sweeping views. We didn't want to leave! The manager, Ann, brings her Aloha spirit to The Shorelight. We felt like family, not just visitors. New, fresh linens. Comfy... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

we spent one night at the Shorelight Inn, enjoyed it very much, wonderfull place, great room, perfect breakfast ! Nice crew too, very helpfull. Benicia is a very nice place to stay, with good food. :o))

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great bed and breakfast to relax at during a business trip in the Benicia area. I highly recommend staying there over chain hotels. The hot breakfast was great and talking to other guests and the hostess during the breakfast was very fun.

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shorelight Inn is located on Benicia's shoreline on the Carquinez Strait just off the San Francisco Bay. This all-suites Inn offers spacious suites, all newly decorated and completely renovated. Opened in April, 2012, this historic building is 8,000 square feet in size and each Suite averages 400 square feet in size. Our location cannot be beat with gorgeous Bay views at the end of a street with no traffic and just off Main Street! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shorelight Inn

Address: 153 West E Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Location: United States > California > Benicia
Price Range: $183 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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