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“Lovely, relaxing spot”
Review of Motel Inverness

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Motel Inverness
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, WI
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely, relaxing spot”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed in the Heart's Desire suite, 10/9-1/11/13. What a lovely, relaxing spot. There were four of us and both beds were very comfortable. We ate in a few times and it was nice to have the little kitchenette for dishes, glasses, etc. I also appreciate the hotel's nod to sustainability in the bamboo dishes, notes to be water usage conscious, and other practices. The outside area to watch the wildlife was lovely. We also spent time in the front in the beautiful garden. If you would like a quiet, relaxing, clean place to stay then I highly recommend the Motel Inverness.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Delta, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Room 4 was very cute although a bit on the cozy side. On the down side my wife and I woke up in pain, the bed had San Francisco style hills in it. The lodge was very nice with a wonderful view of the bay and nice morning light.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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So Cal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We decided to stay at the Motel Inverness because it was late and we saw that there was a vacancy. That was an excellent decision on our part.

The staff is terrific and provided a lot of information about sightseeing/dining/etc for the area.

The motel is a bit older and has some older style decor. However, the bathroom had new style fixtures. And everything was working perfectly.

The motel backs up to the wetlands of Tomales Bay, and there is a boardwalk that goes out a hundred yards or so with a comfy covered bench at the end. So depending on the season, birdwatchers could freak out here. Or one could just use binocs or a scope (the motel has one) from the wooden decks. The common lobby area is quite comfy.

This is a pleasant good value property, not too far from attractions such as the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, or the elk preserve.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Tecolate
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Los Gatos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Two nights at Motel Inverness right on the main road just past Inverness Park. Small ground floor room with nice little balcony right on the marsh adjacent to Tomales Bay. Some birds to see right there. Really late arrival nicely accommodated. We'd been there before and would go back again. However you don't want to be spending much if any time in this room and if the weather is cold and windy, the balcony is not the place to be. Since we have grown kids in the Marin county area and planned visits to the beaches up the road and breakfast & dinners out, was an OK headquarters for us. Spacious common room. Adjacent outdoor seating with grass friendly to young kids. Caveats: They don't serve any meals - specifically breakfast! Also the bed was too soft and lumpy for my taste...needs to be replaced.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Just to add to what others have said, our first room, room with a view,was just cramped. Too small for 2 of us to move around in. But they moved us to number 2 with a little kitchenette and much better experience. It's a very basic hotel but works if you are here to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Stayed July 2013
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2 Thank Maddiesdaughter
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We spent 3 nights here while attending a family reunion nearby. Our room was quite small, but comfortable. There is no refrigerator. It had a nice patio overlooking the marsh. There is a wooden walkway out to a former hunting blind on the water, now equipped with a bench to sit and enjoy the view and the birds. The lodge great room has a pool table. It is very well set up for birding with a few pairs of binoculars and a large spotting telescope as well as several bird books. Some guests have left extensive lists of birds observed there.

Shannon, one of the owners, was extremely helpful and most welcoming. Aside from her helpfulness, service was minimal. Coffee is ready to be made each morning, but guests are expected to turn it on. There are good little biscotti available, but no other food.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank drfunutah
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Sunnyvale, CA
2 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place was great! Located between Pt. Reyes and Inverness, it overlooks tidal marshes and has very nice landscaping. A quite nice great room with fire place and billiards table make a cosy addition to the rooms. The room we stayed in was an upgrade. We looked at the originally booked room and it, too, was quite nice, although not as large as the 2 bedroom one we stayed in. Shannon, the "inn keeper" was very helpful regarding guiding us to a fantastic dinner at Saltwater in the village. All in all, an excellent place to spend a vacation night or three, or four!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ron B
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Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Property: Motel Inverness
Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9716
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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