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“Close to perfect”
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Anderson Inn
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Close to perfect”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our plan to break the north to south drive along Highway 1 several times was definitely worthwhile, and our one-night stay at the Anderson Inn was close to perfect. Too often in hospitality and tourism, the word 'boutique' is misused, but in this case it is very appropriate. The hosts treat every guest as an individual, and are generous with their time to give advise about coastal destinations and local attractions. The rooms are spacious and very well equipped. Morro Bay itself is a little treasure, and Anderson Inn is a treasure within the treasure!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a nice place to stay, with excellent views over the water. The staff(family) are really friendly and helpful, nothing is too much. We stayed the night here whilst traveling down the coast from San Fran to L.A. In previous visits to California we had stayed in Cambria which has become overpriced. On our next visit we will be sure to stay here again. Book early, the price for the 'over the water' rooms are worth it. The Restaurant under the Hotel is owned by the same family (although it is a separate business) and is highly recommended - the food was outstanding. This is where my only (minor) gripe lies. It would be a nice touch to be acknowledged as a guest of the Anderson Inn - a complementary drink or something similar.

Can't wait to return. Be sure to say Hi to Woody the night watchman!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We have visited Morro Bay back in May 2013.
We initially did not plan to stay in Anderson Inn but after visiting few places, this is the only one that was meeting our family requirements: clean, spacious and ocean view.
We have been overwhelmed by our stay: quality of the room, sincere kindness of the owners and location.
The hotel stands out in Morro Bay and we hope it will carry-on standing out as it is transmitted within the Anderson family from generation to generation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We LOVED the Anderson Inn. From the moment of arrival of our first visit to this inn & area, Mollie & Roger Anderson treated us like family! They were friendly, helpful, thoughtful & engaging. Our room had a breathtaking view of Morro Rock and the bay. The room was impeccably clean with every desirable amenity. Great shower! This is an inn not a hotel, so no gym or pool, which to us was great. The quiet beauty (other than barking sea lions & seals) was an oasis. Every tip that Mollie or Roger suggested was absolutely perfect. We cannot say enough good things. We hope to make Morro Bay & the Anderson Inn a regular destination. The beauty of the area, including the smokestacks was wonderful. The innkeepers and the room set the standard for how all inns should be! Thank you!

Room Tip: A room with a view is perfection!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

One thing none of the reviews mention, is the fact that Morro Bay is overlooked by 3 whacking great water cooling chimneys!! from the nearby power plant..the approach from the road was very disappointing. Although we agree that Molly and her brothers are lovely people and have obviously worked very hard to maintain a high standard of service and comfort, you cannot get away from the fact that it is a motel, with rooms (albeit very comfortable) that overlook a bar on one side and a car-park on the other... We found Morro Bay to be very overpriced and a disappointment on our trip....

Room Tip: Do not have side facing room....
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is my third stay at the Anderson Inn over 3 years and it remains as a welcoming, homely and well kept property. Not sure about the previous review, but there are many facilities of all kinds within a 1 minute walk if you need them. Otherwise, this remains the place to stay in Morro Bay IMHO.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A non-descript sleeping establishment located on the bay of an anonymous fishing town on the California North Coast.
The establishment "Anderson Inn' positions itself as a 'Boutique Hotel'
The owners do extend warm and personalized welcome.
The Inn offers no public space, no lobby, no gym, pool or recreational facilities.
The Inn offers no doorman, bellman, valet parking or turn down service. There are no food and
beverage outlets.
Our room was large and very clean. Soft and hard goods have come to the end of their life
expectancy some time ago.
The Trip advisor guest comments show a very high level of guest satisfaction.
A premium room will set you back $359 per night.

To quote an ancient chinese philosopher 'Go figure....'

Room Tip: Would strongly recommend to avoid our room: 208
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Anderson Inn
Address: 897 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Anderson Hotel Morro Bay

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