The one sentence titles are always tough. This place is great, but the prices are high considering that there is nothing to do in Marshall. And even compared to most places around here, it's a bit farther to, say, the Tomales Deli or Bakery or to Point Reyes than it is if you go just a bit farther north. So restaurants and etc. are not quite as close. 20 minutes isn't far, but it's not 5-10 either. So $275 a night minimum considering that seems a bit steep, without, say, a spa attached.
Having said that, they upgraded us to a room right on the waterfront because an earlier power outage had caused the water heater in the rooms across the street less than cooperative. The suite was amazing, with a terrific, right-on-the-water view of the Tomales Bay. The wood-burning stove is great. The heated tiled floors are nice, though with a nice pair of slippers perhaps not "the" feature I'd be going after. The rooms are decorated nicely without being too kitschy, and they're also modern yet quaint. No power outlets that will make you think you're about to blow up your laptop, etc.
The beds were nice and soft but my back hurt a bit so maybe too soft?
The service was excellent - upgrading us to the giant suite without hesitation just made the experience that much nicer.
Beware of parking if you're across the street - there basically isn't any. We were half on a hillside with our car until we got moved to the waterfront units.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages is a West Marin icon. We are located directly on the shores of stunning Tomales Bay in the town of Marshall, California. We are open every day and welcome you to enjoy this very historic treasure for an overnight retreat or a stop midday to enjoy a delicious lunch on your Highway One travels. Our menu features local farm-fresh produce, locally sourced seafood and meats and our Executive Chef prepares a daily menu that focuses on the bounty we procure from our neighboring farms and ranches. We serve lunch Monday-Friday at 11 am; brunch Saturday and Sunday at 10 am and dinner every night at 5pm. We have twelve luxury cottages: five are situated directly on Tomales Bay and seven are situated across historic highway one in a meadow. Views and serenity abound! Wood burning stoves are ready to light each night and every morning our fresh pastries and french press coffee are delivered to your room! We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nick`s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Cottages Hotel Marshall