We stayed at the lodge for one night and had originally planned on spending a full two days in the Point Reyes area. We arrived early in the day and went to the Visitor's Centre and then ate lunch at the restaurant next door to the lodge. Our lunch was quite good, but a bit on the pricey side. We had come to Point Reyes for the hiking and beaches and were quite disappointed that the fog was so bad that you could not see the ocean or even the lighthouse.
When checking in we had to wait at the front desk for several minutes before anyone came to help us. We stayed in room 1, on the lower level right beside the lobby. The room was quite small and very uncomfortable. The bed spread was stained and the room felt tired and dirty. The room was also strangely layed out with an "open concept" bathroom behind the bed, the shower and toilet area offered no privacy. The room was hot and stuffy when we arrived leaving no choice but to open the door and eliminate the little privacy we had left.
The grounds were nice, but not anything terribly exciting. Despite the fact that it was the middle of August, many areas were grown over and un-maintained.
We spent the evening in the games room as there is NOTHING else to do in this area, not even anywhere to walk to once you have been to the visitor's centre. Eight people crammed into the small games room and watched a tiny television and attempted to play scrabble (minus several letters). There is no washroom in the lobby area either, so you must go all the way back to your room. At 10pm we reluctantly went back to our room when the lobby was locked.
We spent a very uncomfortable night there without much sleep. The bed was uncomfortable and the walls were paper thin. If only we had a tiny TV to drown out the noise of our neighbours and the noise from the kitchen in the morning! We were too uncomfortable to use the shower in the room, so we just packed up early and went in for breakfast, another disappointment. We didn't expect much, but we both left there hungry. There was a nice looking fruit tray, but on closer inspection it was full of fruit flies and much of the fruit was bad. The pastries were dry and over cooked, I would be extremely suprised if they were home made. And there was a giant, unappetizing bowl of yogurt, also with fruit flies surrounding it. Needless to say, we cut our loses and left the area completely. The lady who checked us out didn't even ask how the stay was or make eye contact. It was simply "sign here" and then we left. Sadly, $140 we won't get back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adjoining the Point Reyes National Park, the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge is designed to feel like a private country estate with all of the amenities of a modern inn. Featuring 22 rooms and 2 cottages, all rooms are private and many have Jacuzzi tubs or fireplaces. Complimentary WiFi. Onsite restaurant (featuring local oysters), historic bar and deli. Close to San Francisco and Wine Country. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your The Lodge at Point Reyes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Point Reyes Seashore Hotel Olema