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.
- Also Known As:
- Anderson Hotel Morro Bay