My wife and I recently stayed at the Whale watch inn for our one year anniversary. We checked in on Friday afternoon. The hostess showed us around and offered us wine. She showed us I believe the whale watching room. It had a large fireplace in the middle with a circular couch around it. They also had a kitchen in there with books and board games.
My wife wanted to surprise me about our trip so I didn't know where our room was. To my surprise our room wasn't in the main check in "house" it was outside on a second floor,what looked like an apartment.
The room wasn't much to look at, queen sized bed that was hard. The shower/jacuzzi tub would barely fit one person and has not been updated since the 90's. No television set (I know, your suppose to get away) or phone or even a Bible. There was a small ice machine, but no refrigerator. The best feature was the fireplace that was pre-loaded with wood and fire starters.
Breakfast was served right on time and delivered to our room. The food was awesome. We both were served quiche, fruit bowl with yogurt, a home baked blueberry muffin served with some kind of fruit butter. We chose coffee with creamer and orange juice. The orange juice was more of a shot, than a drink.
After breakfast we received a call about our son and we needed to leave. We spoke to one of the managers and told her our situation. She at first said we could not get refunded because they do not do that. Then offered to use the one night we already paid for and we can use that in the future. After going back on forth, she finally gave us the credit for the second night.
This review was based on the room itself and my overall experience with the staff. Would I stay here again? Unless they have a screaming deal, no.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 beautifully decorated guest rooms each with a dynamic view of the ocean, our rooms also all include a private deck and wood burning fireplace/furnace. Also included with your stay is a full breakfast, either delivered right to your room or buffet style in the Whale Room. 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whale Watch Inn By The Sea Hotel Gualala