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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved staying here. Beautiful views of the ocean, spa tub, decks and away from Hwy 1 so it's very quiet. Get place to get away from the craziness of the masses. I will be returning to this hotel the next time I am in the area. I highly recommend it!!!

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had a large room with private deck and fabulous view of the ocean. The room was very comfortable - equipped with jacuzzi tub and fireplace - and we had two of the BEST night's sleep ever! Would have loved to have stayed longer! More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We reserved a room that morning as we were driving down Pacific Coast Hwy 1. I think we got the last room because it was on the third level. With GPS, the inn wasn't difficult to find, though it's tucked away apart from the town of Arena Point. We were delighted with the room which was beautifully appointed. The jet... More 

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Calistoga, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get a room with an ocean view. Sit on the deck and watch the blue sea, the fishing boats, the people in the water and at the edges. Enjoy a good-sized room with a great shower and tub and enough amenities to make up for the bad TV service. Courteous and helpful staff and ownership. Good food and local color... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

What a lovely review, CalistogaCA. We loved reading about your visit with us. Hurry back soon so that we can get caught up on your latest traveling adventures. Come and watch the whale migration with us this Fall!! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

Lower Lake, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our new place to come when we need a few days to relax. You can sit on the deck and watch the ocean, go down and fish, go on a nice walk out to the bluffs, or make it a home base to travel up and down the coast. Can't beat the price for what you get. This... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Phil K. for such a lovely review. We are thrilled that you came back to stay with us. We cannot wait for your next visit. Looking forward to getting caught up on your latest adventures. Hurry back soon. Come and watch the whales with us!! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

Redwood Valley, California
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a mistake in an online booking, had a reservation and went to upgrade it, but didn't choose the correct dates. I booked it and cancelled my first reservation and found I had missed a day! Oh, the instant stress! This was Wednesday night and I am checking in tomorrow, on Friday. I called the hotel and spoke the... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, tdkiely2127, for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Since then, we've been able to meet and I had a blast chatting with you. I also greatly enjoyed the surprise bottle of champagne. Wow! What a lovely gift!! We look forward to your next visit and can't wait to see you soon!! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews and decided to stayed at Wharf Masters Inn. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The outside of the Inn is a little dated and run down and in need of repairs. However, the rooms are great very good size, clean and comfortable. The morning breakfast was basic but just what you would expect. The best part... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, JRCAL67, for such a great review. We are in the middle of renovations and ground improvements. We hope that you will come back to visit us and check out all the maintenance and groundskeepers are working on. Hurry back soon! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent the day driving up the coast stopping in Bodega Bay where he proposed! Then we made our way to beautiful Point Arena where we were staying at the Wharf Masters Inn. Our room was beautiful! Great Jacuzzi tub and the most beautiful view. We sat out on our balcony enjoying listening to the waves crash... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations, ahansen0789, on your up-and-coming marriage. We are glad we could make your stay special. We hope you will return to the Wharf Master's Inn to celebrate your marriage and the anniversaries to come. Best wishes to you two! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

Pinole, California
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked a Thursday and Friday at this Inn for our 31st wedding anniversary. We stayed in the Eastlake Suite (which is part of the original wharfmaster's house). Antique furnishings, a sitting room with electric fireplace greets you on entry to this room. Lots of original details still remain in this 1865 era home. The treat of the stay was... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeepers at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled you so greatly enjoyed your stay with us, Goodwich13. We graciously accept the 5 Star Rating and look forward to your next visit. Hurry and come back soon!!! Jeff and Deborah, Innkeepers More 

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Wharf Masters is as good as it gets in Point Arena I suspect but certainly not luxurious. The hidden drive-way is a bit hard to find hidden behind a restaurant building, best to arrive in daylight. The bed was lumpy and we were reluctant to use the jacuzzi bath, cleanliness a bit suspect. The view is great and the hike... More 

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wharfmastersinn, Innkeeper at The Wharf Master's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, James, for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are in the middle of renovations and hope that you will return to see all the improvements that are being implemented. As far as the driveway, well, we are located on top a cliff. The driveway is not hidden, but daylight certainly does make arrival a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a cliff over looking a secluded cove sits the historic Wharf Master's Inn hotel. Stunning ocean views and luxurious accommodations await all who venture to this hidden location on California’s magical Mendocino Coast. Most of our rooms feature a two person in room jacuzzi.electric fireplace, one queen size feather bed, and a private balcony that overlooks the ocean. What separates our room types is the view they have. We have three different types of views. Courtyard view - Grand Room Partial ocean view - Luxury Room Full ocean view - Executive Room Panoramic ocean view - Deluxe Room Whether you are looking for a private romantic getaway, are traveling with your family, interested in great fishing, golf or hiking along miles of pristine beaches, the Wharf Masters Inn is without question one of Northern California’s premiere boutique hotels. We invite you to be our guests at the historic Wharf Masters Inn, a treasure to be shared by all ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wharf Master's Inn

Address: 785 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Point Arena
Price Range: $129 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wharf Master's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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