The innkeepers are true hoteliers, they make you feel welcome from the moment they meet you dockside until you arrive to this special place of theirs! The rooms are very well done, clean and beds are comfortable. The thrill of course is staying in an actual working lighthouse station. You are able to climb the stairs of the lighthouse and get a bird’s eye view of downtown San Francisco. You are treated to a tour of the island, given a brief history and even get to hear the fog horn sounded off. The meals both dinner and breakfast were very delicious and if you let them know in advance your dietary needs they do their best to accommodate. If you are looking for a fun getaway then this fits the bill.
I found the East Brother Light Station in line some time ago and finally got around to visiting. We went for my wife’s birthday and it was a total surprise to her. She didn’t know EBLS even existed. There was one other couple staying at the same time as us, whom we met at the Finer Diner. When Tyler greeted us, he immediately wished my wife a happy birthday! It is a very short boat ride to the EBLS island, maybe 10 mins (probably less). We were greeted by Tiffany at the dock and she provided a quick tour and some FAQ’s history lesson. The other couple was staying in Walter’s Quarters and we stayed in the San Francisco Room (named for their views). So, we had the whole Victorian house to ourselves! We got settled in and checked out the island and sights. Then, it was time for hors d’oeurves and champagne in the parlor. The champagne was good quality and the food was great! A nice little snack! Tiffany and Tyler do a great job trying to match food preferences and making everyone happy! We had the opportunity to chat with Tyler about the job hunt and how they landed such a unique gig. After the bubbles and snack, I took to reading some of the history books about the island and west coast light houses. For dinner, they served Field Recordings wine, salad, soup, chicken dish and dessert. It was an amazing feast! Everyone sits together at the communal table. Because we only had two couples, Tiffany and Tyler were able to interact with us a little more, which I especially appreciated. After dinner we sat outside and checkout out the lighthouse. Then, we drank wine and played games in the sitting room (just outside the San Francisco Room). The fog horn was on, but we did not notice it in our room, except for a few times. We woke up to a beautiful and calm bay! Coffee is out at 7AM and breakfast at 9AM. They served fruit, yogurt, homemade granola to start; then, omelets, chicken sausage, avocado toast and banana walnut scones! It was too much food, but I was not going to pass anything up! After breakfast was a history talk from Tyler, he answered our questions and then a dog horn demonstration! We got all cleaned up and left the island. We discussed staying for two nights next time. We loved it and will definitely come back! Tiffany and Tyler were great hosts and I think they were the perfect choice for the EBLS! When I booked the trip, I thought there would be more down time, but there really wasn’t. I would prefer staying two nights. I honestly don’t think one night was enough, even for the 3/4 acre island! …
We found this destination in a book about adventures near San Francisco. Our time on the island and with the inn keepers was beyond anything we could have imagined. Amazing meals, company, vibe and views. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone, especially if you are looking for something memorable, special, and unique. We learned a lot, appreciated everything, and felt at home (but also in another world). Thank you to the hosts ❤️
Totally unique experience in a functioning lighthouse. Charming rooms with comfy queen beds (we had to share a bathroom, which was no big deal), spectacular view of San Francisco nestled behind the Richmond San Rafael Bridge, champagne and hors d'oeuvres followed by an exceptional four-course dinner with wine, delicious breakfast. Tyler and Tiffany are terrific hosts.
Spent a night here with friends: great views of the N end of SF Bay from a unique operating lighthouse, with terrific hosts, Tiffany and Tyler. Highly recommend! Delicious meals, you can bring your own libations (we did, to celebrate one couple’s anniversary!)