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Point Reyes Station Inn
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We LOVED the Point Reyes Station Inn from the moment we walked in! Our spacious room had great architectural details, skylights galore, a tranquil view, and a huge cozy bed. There was no bathtub in this particular room--just a shower--but I knew this in advance. There is a hot tub in the tranquil garden (which also has a garden-style waterfall), so I didn't feel a need for a bathtub, too.

The staff member was really helpful to us as we tried to find the best tide-time and location to kayak, but she also gave us lots of space and privacy. In the morning she had a nice continental breakfast spread for us, including boiled eggs from the inn's own chickens.

My sweetie and I prepared for the rain that was forecast, so we took lots of books. Had it rained, there was plenty of bright, immaculate space in the commons area to stretch out. The clouds passed over, though, and we spent our two days seeing wildlife galore hiking in Point Reyes and boating in Tamales Bay.

Like other guests, neither of us had cell signals or 3G signals. But I didn't expect to, and that was part of the aim of a GETAWAY. We lived for centuries without those leashes, remember? ;)

Oh, one "heads up" note: If you plan on using the hot tub at night, make sure to ask for the LIGHT SWITCH to illuminate the garden when you check in. We couldn't find it, and the inn keeper I think had already gone to bed, so we just groped carefully through the dark. If you have a room facing the back, turning on your balcony light in your room will help somewhat but... your feet will appreciate the appropriate light switch.

We can't wait to have time to go back to Point Reyes Station Inn.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

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We stayed in the Garden Suite. Loved the private garden w/sitting area & separate entrance to the parking lot since we were traveling w/our dog. There was another door to the suite just off of the main sitting area which was very convenient when we needed to warm up meals for our dog in the kitchen. We were especially appreciative of the lady in the kitchen who quickly disappeared when we needed to use the microwave. It was nice that she allowed us to use her kitchen in private. The suite was immaculate and extremely clean. Huge shower, comfy bed, and great little fireplace. As guests, we really loved the fact that the owners take so much pride in their inn AND IT SHOWS!!! The place is pretty w/something interesting & beautiful to look at around every corner, as well as the attention payed to the smallest of details. They also serve pastries from the Bovine Bakery, so get up early b/c they go fast! Giving just 4 stars b/c the noise from HWY 1 can be heard in the suite at night & hubby had a hard time sleeping. The owner reminded us of Jerry Springer which we thought was cool.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

I made a stop here on a road trip and planned to go to the national seashore park the next day. I was pleasantly surprised by the rooms and kindness of the owner. It was too bad I could only stay for 1 night. This hotel definitely made it to my top 5 of best hotel experiences and I hope to get back here some time.
Breakfast was good; fresh orange juice, fresh bread, fresh fruits, cerials and yoghurt.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We loved our upstairs room. Everything was comfortable. The bathroom was great - seemed newly renovated, perhaps. We enjoyed the selections for breakfast (yogurt, granola, milk, juice, toast, butter, jam, and eggs), and had plenty to eat. The owner gave us wonderful suggestions for hiking in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and a great tip on where to pick up sandwiches. We changed our plans and followed his advice the next day, and were rewarded with sightings of herds of elk, and beatiful scenery. We lingered, and it was too late to continue on the coast highway, so we called to see if our room was still available for another night. It was, and our host said he was glad to hear from us because I had left my jacket in the room. We had another enjoyable stay the second night.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I was underwhelmed by our room here. (The Sun Room) The outdoor patio was nice, but the cat had peed on the carpet in the corner some time in the past (they'd obviously tried to address it, but that's easier said than done). They tell you that you have to go across the hall to the bathroom, but what they don't mention is that the "hall" is the foyer of the main dining room, so if you need to pee during breakfast hours, you'll be walking in full view of half of the dining room. Breakfast is hard-boiled eggs and cold cereal and make-your-own toast-- we went into town to the wonderful Pine Cone Diner.

Room Tip: Avoid the Sun Room.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank piac58
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was nice, clean, well furnished and had a TV with VCR. The one complaint is the bathroom only has a sliding divider...no real door. For a young couple, this isn't the greatest, but there's also a bathroom downstairs so it wasn't a big deal. We loved our room because it had a big comfy bed, a jacuzzi bathtub, and a fireplace.

The owners were pleasant, didn't talk too much, which is what we like. The breakfast was so-so. The bread was somewhat stale and there weren't many seats open so we ended up outside and the weather wasn't the best.
We would recommend this place and likely will be back sometime soon.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

First the highs: nice garden and landscaping, convenient location, relatively quiet given its proximity to the highway, friendly inn keeper (yes, that was out experience), hot tub, pet friendly, animal friends on premises, farm fresh hard boiled eggs for breakfast, nice great room for eating breakfast, fireplace in room, mineral water in room was a nice touch.

Now the lows: kind of run down! I didn't think the quality matched the price. The coffee was weak, the pastries were old and funky Costco stuff, the shower pressure wasn't very good, and there were just all kinds of unattended details that made the place feel a bit sad, like masking tape holding the light fixture together and lots of scuff marks on walls, holes in the sheets and towels (although linens were perfectly clean).

We loved that we could bring our dog and we didn't really need anything too fancy, but I think a little TLC would make this place feel special and more worthy of the price. By the way, the gentleman host was extremely friendly without being cloying. I have to disagree with others who had a bad experience. Perhaps it was a good day. Pt. Reyes is not the kind of cutesy town where people are gratuitously friendly. People are down to earth and respect your privacy, and this inn was like that.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Point Reyes Station Inn

Address: 11591 Highway One, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Point Reyes Station
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Point Reyes Station
Price Range: $58 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Point Reyes Station Inn is a peaceful, luxurious retreat. Our romantic five room inn is located in the historic village of Point Reyes Station, just a fifteen minute drive from Point Reyes National Seashore, beaches, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking--and an easy stroll from the charming local shops and the culinary delights for which Point Reyes is famous. Rooms each have different features, such as soaring vaulted ceilings, private balconies with expansive views, in-room fireplaces, oversized spa tubs and banks of windows and skylights. Two rooms on the ground floor are pet friendly. These rooms have doors that open onto private gardens. Point Reyes Station Inn was designed and built by Ralph Giacomini, with the help of his father and son. Together, three generations transformed an empty field into lush gardens and the Inn, which has welcomed guests to Point Reyes since 1996. ... more   less 
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