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The Pelican Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Muir Beach B&B and Inns
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“Different”
Reviewed September 6, 2004

It is quite an interesting experience for an Englishman to stay in an English themed Inn in N.California. On the whole it was an enjoyable stay, with the basic styling of the rooms adding a romantic air although I do think it was over-priced especially the restaurant. The breakfast was tasty but lacked in quantity especially by American standards and the outside seating area was also teeming with flies and wasps during our stay in August.

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Reviewed September 6, 2004

This place's undeniable characteristic is in it's flair for accomplishing it's own portrayal as a romantic Ole' English Inn. Everything about this place does recommend it for a night's lodging if you wish to share an evening of sweet repose and passion!

The ambiance of your room and the evening meal downstairs are a trip onto themselves.

Breakfast with the flies in attendance wasn't much fun, but a small unpleasantness after such an enchanting night's stay.

Lovely place to stay for romance (not recommended for families) and next day exploration of Muir Woods.

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Reviewed April 20, 2004

I recently had my wedding at the Pelican Inn and we rented out all of the 7 guest rooms for us and our families for 2 nights. The location of the Inn is perfect, near Muir Beach and Muir Woods, but if you are looking for a place near a lot of other dining/entertainment choices, this isn't the place for you. If you want a nice quiet get-a-way, you'd be very happy. The English-style decor is charming, if not a bit too rustic for my taste, but it works. I'm generally a self-proclaimed "hotel snob", but with this place, you just need to "go with it" and you will find it's a fun and different experience than your general hotel stay. I think the rooms are overpriced, but I chalked it up to being the location and the fact that they only have 7 guest rooms. And since we were having our wedding there, we figured it was worth it.

The Inn staff is generally very friendly and helpful, especially the front desk clerk Evelyn. Most of the restaurant staff however is mediocre, slow and does not go "above and beyond" in any sense of the word. And the food is hit or miss. My family ate dinner in the restaurant the night before our wedding and out of 6 of us, nobody liked their food. And beware it's expensive! Luckily our dinner at the wedding turned out better. The breakfast included with the room rate was fairly good as well if you like eggs and sausage.

Their Pub is the perfect place to stop in and have an Ale or glass of wine and a snack, play some darts or relax. The bartenders were very nice and friendly.

While my wedding was beautiful and our guests were amazed by the location, etc. my biggest complaint about the Inn was their wedding coordinator. I felt she was pretty unorganized both while we were planning the wedding and during the day of the wedding - not a good feeling for a nervous bride.

So, if you are just planning a nice, quiet get-a-way in Northern California near the beach and woods, I would recommend Pelican Inn.
Plan on venturing into Stinson Beach or Mill Valley for better dining options though. And if you are planning a wedding there, plan on having to spend a lot of your own energy making sure your days goes just as you envision it.

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Additional Information about The Pelican Inn

Property: The Pelican Inn
Address: 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965-9729
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Muir Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Muir Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel Muir Beach

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