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Whale Watch Inn by the Sea

35100 S Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445-9589
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Gualala
We have a motto here at the Whale Watch Inn and it is to provide you with "World Class service in a World Class setting." With 18 unique waterfront rooms each with a dynamic view of the ocean, all our rooms include a private deck facing the Pacific Ocean, private bathroom, seating area, a wood burning fireplace and direct access to our beach down below. Many rooms have extra amenities like full kitchens, hot tubs on the deck, indoor 2-person Jacuzzi-type spa tubs or dry sauna. And we are dog friendly! Also included with your stay is a full breakfast delivered to your room each morning. We are committed to making your stay an out of this world experience by accommodating your needs, and paying attention to the details. We hope you will join us soon. The ocean is waiting!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Private beach
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Brian wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Miren is a fabulous hostess and inn keeper and delivered on a great experience. The property is absolutely stunning and provided a most unique and relaxing overnight for our anniversary. Each room is expertly designed to give you exposure to the relaxing views. A walk down the stairs to the beach below is so worth the effort. Overall it’s a great value and we hope to return. Thank you Miren for great conversation and hospitality!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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marivic b wrote a review Jul 2019
Gualala, California3 contributions
Came for 36th Anniversary. Absolutely amaazing Million Dollar Uninterrupted View of the Ocean from all rooms and angle ! Very hospitable, friendly owners/host. Delicious Hot breakfast. Can’t get this kind of service from hotels. Definitely one of the Best Bed&Breakfast we ever stayed in ! We shall definitely come back again. Thank you Merin & Robert for having us !
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
EWerries wrote a review Jul 2019
Reynoldsburg, Ohio36 contributions2 helpful votes
Whale Watch Inn is everything you dream about for an absolutely relaxing vacation! From the room to the property to the food to the views, Whale Watch Inn is absolutely breathtaking. No phones; no television; just pure relaxation! Miren and Robert, the Innkeepers, are the most genuinely wonderful people. They are truly special (along with Sophie and Rocky, their wonderful dogs). We so enjoyed talking with them each morning when our delicious breakfast was delivered to our room. We stayed in the Heartsong Room, which had a hot tub on the deck, which we utilized each evening of our stay. The clear, starry skies and peacefulness of the surroundings gave our stay that extra-added touch. It really pulled at our heartstrings when we had to check-out and leave this beautiful, serene inn. Do yourself a favor in your lifetime and plan a more-than-one-night stay (we were there 4 nights) at this amazing property. You won't be sorry!!! We can only dream of returning one day. ~~Elaine & Chuck (Coffee-maker in room) :-)
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PeggyH111 wrote a review Jun 2019
Holmes Beach, Florida31 contributions10 helpful votes
Love Love Love this hidden gem. Wonderful place for an anniversary. Romantic, private beach, delish breakfasts and NO TV or Phones!!! Quiet and peaceful. Off the beaten path. And hopefully, if you're lucky, you will see some whales while you're there.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Maryval Smith wrote a review Jan 2019
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I heard of the Whale Watch Inn from a friend who had stayed here with her boyfriend. She said it was an absolutely lovely experience. I decided to take my boyfriend up here as well for a quick baby moon trip and it was just what I was looking for. It was a surprise for him and he loved it too. I had a hard time deciding on a room as they all looked quaint, but finally decided on Silver Mist. Each room looks into the ocean and if you stay here, I HIGHLY suggest waking up early and catching the sunrise. It was the most beautiful and intense coloring I've seen pouring into the room and into the sky and over the water. Miren is so genuinely kind and makes a tasty breakfast that she brings up on your mornings! She was also so great and let us see some of the other rooms and I would love to stay in the Bath Suite another time! It has a two person tub at the top of a spiral staircase. We will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watch Inn by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Gualala Point Regional Park (4.6 miles), Gualala Bluff Trail (3.7 miles), and Gualala Arts Center and Art Center Theater (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trinks, Upper Crust Pizzeria, and St. Orres.
Are pets allowed at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Whale Watch Inn by the Sea offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whale Watch Inn by the Sea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Whale Watch Inn by the Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.