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Motel Inverness

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San Jose, Ca
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105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heart's Desire Suite is lovely with a small kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sitting area and private patio and view. Other rooms may have no view to the water and may be a bit dark. However, everyone is welcome to sit and relax in the very large and comfortable lobby with huge windows looking out to the water and wildlife. It has... More 

Thank tlb91
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. The only error is your perception of our other rooms. All our rooms are light filled with skylights and windows. There are three more rooms with views of the bay and decks one has a full kitchen with a breakfast bar overlooking the bay. Your comments about the lobby which we call The Lodge... More 

Waregem, Belgium
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This up-to-date motel is a winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, and it deserves every bit of it. Nestled on Tomales Bay, in Point Reyes, it provides easy and quick access to its National Seashore, without costing ridiculously much – even though I wouldn’t consider it cheap either at about $160 per night (taxes included). The motel caters to nature... More 

Thank Stijn-traveler
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and mentioning our Certificate of Excellence Award. We are proud to receive it for another year. Late check-ins are always welcome and we can easily make arrangements for your arrival. The Lodge is available to our guests anytime and we encourage you to enjoy the views of Tomales... More 

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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here three nights on the recommendation of our daughter. Our room had 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a kitchenette, 2 televisions, a LARGE bathroom, and a deck overlooking the Tamales Bay. Everything about this place is first class; you could not find any place better for experiencing all the activities for Pt. Reyes Seashore. This is an ideal... More 

Thank Tahosa
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your complimentary review. You stayed in our Heart's Desire Suite which is our largest and includes all the amenities you mentioned. I love it when someone recommends us to another guest and they enjoy their stay as much if not more than the person that recommended it to them. This seems to be case for... More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Spent the day driving the coast and spotted a no vacancy sign on this quaint little motel. Looked to be recently remodeled or just kept in very good condition. They only had one room left, which had two single beds, probably better suited for kids but was fine by me. I poured a glass of wine and walked out the... More 

Thank Tyler H
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

I appreciate the time you took to write a review for a place you satyed for one night. Sounds like you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all our amenities. Love hearing that guests socialized in The Lodge and shared storied of the day at Point Reyes. You nailed it when you said perfect for someone that enjoys quiet... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This was my 3rd visit. This time I was in room 6. The room is a little small but it had all that I needed. The shower stall is a little tight and the walls are a little thin but when I was there all of the guests were very quiet. There is some road noise but when the traffic... More 

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San Francisco
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82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stayed here while on a visit to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Small place significantly upgraded from what obviously was once a little roadside strip motel. Adding on an airy and beautiful “Common Room” and a deck with fabulous views over the marshlands and including a well-appointed bathroom in each room turned this place into a desirable stay, indeed. The... More 

1 Thank Luv2Bgoing
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. All of your positive points were on target especially the your note about how peaceful it is here. I apologize for the fridge being broken but it was only down a couple of days until a replacement arrived. These are unexpected things that happen wherever you are even... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Pros: Spectacular setting- right on the marsh, so abundant bird life, with a bird hide at the end of the jetty Friendly owners with a wealth of knowledge about the area Free parking Communal Lodge room with free use of TV, sofas, books, coffee, tea, fridge, biscotti, binoculars etc Nice verandah & gardens to sit in Cons: A strip motel,... More 

2 Thank Jess8888_12
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Your review is very appreciated. Your comments about the abundant bird life, and the spectacular setting are the reasons our guests stay with us. The natural habitat which surrounds us on all sides makes this a unique and special property. The Lodge which you mentioned gives all of our guests a comfortable and relaxing place to look out and enjoy... More 

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45 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Our third stay here and we love it! The rooms appear to have been redecorated for the better since we were last here two years ago. The coffee machine is all set up (with fresh ground beans and clear and concise instructions) to be brewed by the first guest arising in the morning. The room pricing is fair. And the... More 

Thank undertone
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Nice to hear from a guest that appreciated the natural beauty of Point Reyes and how you can take it all in while staying at Motel Inverness. You perfectly listed all of our amenities and how we provide everything our guests needs to make them feel welcome and comfortable. Your comments about the... More 

Portland OR
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Spent 3 nights here during a long overdue trip to explore the Point Reyes area. It is a lovely place to stay, reminiscent of a small lodge or inn---rustic but extremely comfortable. Room #3 was a bit small, but it was clean, the bed was comfortable, and I slept well. Coffee is in the room, and the main room has... More 

Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. I remember you and our conversations about Point Reyes and the surrounding area. I wish you could have stayed longer as well, the area has so much to see and explore. Nice to read the time you spent was relaxing which is what this nature reserve is all about. People... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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153 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Room #5 for 2 nights. Very relaxed setting. Had the feeling of a bed and breakfast. Everything in the room seemed new. Room was clean and secure. TV, nice heater, bathroom has a new slate floor and shower. Plenty of hot water. Hair dryer, shampoo, condition, liquid soap, lotion - large quantity in wall dispenser. Plenty of mirrors... More 

2 Thank pjmdvm
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We love hearing that we have met the needs of our guests. Sounds like you enjoyed all the amenities and had a chance to relax in the Main Lodge. We encourage all of our guests to take time to enjoy the amazing views of Tomales Bay... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore. The natural setting is peaceful and relaxing. Each of our rooms is unique and has it's own personality. The main Lodge is available for our guests 24 hours a day. The lodge is anchored by a Yosemite stone fireplace, pool table, 48" TV, and Kitchenette which make this the perfect place to gather and enjoy the view. The adjoining deck is directly on the bay overlooking the rolling hills and a great place for bird watching. Nature awaits at this Boutique Motel in Inverness, CA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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