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“California coast experience”
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Anderson Inn
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2008

Great find along the California coast in Morro Bay! Overall, a good value for a California coast experience. It's all about the room.

The Anderson Inn has 8 rooms on second floor, with below an office, 6 parking spaces, and an attached restaurant. Three rooms have balconies overlooking Morro Bay. The southmost room, room 203, is a corner room with a nice view of the bay and the rock, and faces away from the power plant. Balcony has two chairs and low table. Great for watching sunset over the bay and the rock.

Access to balcony from the room is through sliding glass door and screen door.

In the room, the bedding and furnishings are excellent. Towels are top-grade Egyptian cotton. New plasma TV. Bathroom is state-of-the-art. Jacuzzi tub (for one). Shower has 2 additional body jets.

Molly Anderson is super friendly. Check in was a breeze, and done in the room.

The Galley, the restaurant downstairs, is okay. Folks are nice and helpful. Brought drinks back to the room to watch the sunset on the balcony. Had dinner at the restaurant twice. Reservations are helpful, particularly for around sunset time.

The bay was calm during our stay, and no sounds of surf were heard nor waves seen. Sea lions and pelicans can be seen and heard from the room. Boats going in and out of the bay, too. It's a bay, not a beach. Beach is several minutes drive away.

Morro Bay is a small town with a few restaurants and shops. Lots of inexpensive EconoLodge types of motels. The Anderson Inn and the Galley restaurant are definitely several cuts above. More like upscale, much pricier, and often pretentious coastal resorts farther north and south. Unlike those places, Anderson Inn has small-town, friendly attitude. The Anderson Inn may be the most luxurious inn on the coast between Pismo Beach and Big Sur.

Hearst Castle is perhaps 35 minutes drive north from Morro Bay. Anderson Inn is highly recommended as an overnight stay if visiting Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

After reading all the positive reviews on tripadvisor we arranged to stay at the Anderson Inn for two nights, midway through our road trip in July from San Francisco to LA., and we can now confirm first-hand how reassuringly accurate the reviews are. Molly and Jeff Anderson who greeted us on our arrival are delightfully friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Molly showed us to our room which was spacious, luxurious and spotlessly clean. The beds were the most comfortable we'd slept in during the whole of our trip. The bathroom room with its' massive walk- in shower and three adjustable power heads was a real treat. We decided for convenience on our first evening to eat at the Anderson's attached Galley Restaurant. Molly booked our table and thereby secured us a table overlooking the bay which was a real bonus. We were able to watch the beautiful sunset over the bay whilst enjoying first class cuisine. As the dining experience was so good we chose to eat there again the following evening. The Anderson Inn which was the most inexpensive accommodation we stayed in during our road trip proved to be a firm favourite.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2008

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2008

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed July 14, 2008

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Reviewed July 9, 2008

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $229 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Anderson Hotel Morro Bay

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