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“One of our favorite hideaways in California” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sea Ranch Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in The Sea Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica, California
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30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of our favorite hideaways in California”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

We've been here many times -- with my husband as well as with my Mother.

It is really our 'go-to' getaway spot for a weekend of rejuvenation.

The solitude and beauty are unsurpassed... not to mention the proximity to the San Francisco area.

The value for what you get is 10+, particularly during the low season in the winter, which actually has the most dramatic scenery. One of our best visits was during a terrible winter storm, in which we sat at our panoramic windows and watched the ocean go wild over wine and cheese.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Calif0rnia007
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GMGregH, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind words - I agree about the winter season being very compelling here. The contrast of green meadows against the sea, the magical storms and the huge day-after breakers, all add to the mystical nature of this place. On your next visit, I'm sure that you will appreciate the rejuvenation that we have given the guest rooms and the main building. We very much look forward to your return.
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was the best night we spent along the northern CA coast! We also spent a night at Bodega Bay Lodge - very nice but lacking the charm & character of this hidden gem. The rooms have been renovated to perfection! Kudos to their designer - the colors, fabrics & decor made this one the nicest rooms I've seen - perfectly fitting the rustic elegant style & enhancing the amazing sea views from the rooms. Breakfast & dinner in the restaurant was delicious! Perfect spot for a relaxing week or weekend getaway!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMGregH, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Hi Travel Addict, Thanks very much for the kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the new guest rooms and I will pass along the comments to our design team. I'm equally glad that you enjoyed the restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

A wonderful 45th anniversary! The view from our room made it hard to leave but we spent time cycling along the quiet roads and trails in Sea Ranch. Our room had been 'refreshed' and the old wood with the new everything else was grand. Breakfast was great and Sylvia, the server, was a cheerful morning wakeup. Dinner was also super w/ wonderful service. Our other dinner was St. Orres, better than ever.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank VABH
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GMGregH, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Dear Vabh, First of all, I'm so pleased that you chose us to celebrate your very special occasion. Thank you for your kind words about our Lodge and our staff. I'm glad you so enjoyed the newly refreshed guest rooms. Here's wishing you many happy returns of the day.
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The Sea Ranch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

I hosted a birthday party for my spouse at The Sea Ranch Lodge. Everything (I mean EVERYthing) from start to finish was simply extraordinary. The pre-planning was seamless -- every detail was contemplated, discussed and executed upon. The room ("The Fireside Room") was gorgeously presented, with a fantastic ocean view. Each guest had a choice of 3 entrees and all 3 were amazing (although I have to admit that the BLT at The Sea Ranch Lodge is the best in the world and my favorite!). The wines were great, the service was great. People are still talking about it. I am already counting the days when I can host another party there. A+++++++++++++!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Thom M
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Cathy K, Social Media Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
What a perfect way to celebrate a birthday...a trip to Sea Ranch! We are glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the rooms and the food! Come back again soon, we'll be waiting for your next party!
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

For enthusiasts of American Modernism on the cusp of the environmental movement, Sea Ranch is a must. Driving down highway one from Portland to San Francisco, it's a great place to stay at the one night but book in advance.
The rooms are not cheap and being "refreshed", so make sure you ask for one that has been. While not cheap, they are worth their price, with fires, leather arm chairs, lovely beds and beautiful views to the sea. The restaurant was excellent and not too expensive, and a cooked breakfast is included with the room, though "computers are not welcome in the dining room, sir". While the room has no tv and the Wi-Fi patchy at best, to get away from those things is a good reason to go there. There is also a lovely walk along the cliffs where one can see the rest of the development from, nestled into the topography, with it's characteristically wind pruned architecture.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JuJuRaxy
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GMGregH, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
Thank you very much for these kind words. I'm delighted that you had a great stay. I'm happy to report that all of the rooms available have now ben refurbished. Although we now have 12, we expect to have four more back in two weeks time, and the last three in a month or so. I apologize for the WiFi patchiness, we thought we had that issue fixed, but it appears we still have a bit of work left on it. Many thanks again for the review.
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Concord, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

We have been going to the Sea Ranch Lodge for 14 years. We try and plan trips for our Birthdays so some years just once and other years 2 times a year. We have never been disappointed with our stay. We return home relaxed and refreshed with many pleasant memories. The walks along the coast the ocean views are spectacular. The rooms are aways first class and with the resent room upgrades being done the stay was even better. Everyone should plan a trip to Sea ranch just one stay and you are hooked and you will return often. The dining is great with very well done presentations and taste. The personnel that work at the Lodge and Black Point Resturant make you feel welcome and part of the Sea Ranch Family. We highly recommend a stay at Sea Ranch you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Georgia R
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GMGregH, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
Georgia, thank you very much for your review. Your sentiments are much appreciated by me and my entire staff, as they capture the essence of what we work to achieve. We all look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Gorgeous landscape, room is extremely comfortable, very good taste. High speed internet available for free. Very fancy hotel. Restaurant is very good, but not amazing, and very decently priced. No cell phone network available.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Cathy K, Social Media Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TA. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your staff and are glad that the staff met all your expectations! Come back again soon to visit us!
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Property: Sea Ranch Lodge
Address: 60 Sea Walk Dr, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > The Sea Ranch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in The Sea Ranch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Ranch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ENJOY NATURAL SERENITY, UNSURPASSED. A small, secluded property on Northern California’s rugged Sonoma Coast, Sea Ranch Lodge is a serene destination that embraces the beauty and bounty of nature in myriad expressions. A getaway here features nature untamed – ocean vistas, pristine bluffs, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife – with miles of hiking trails to enjoy it just steps from your door. This sublime natural setting melds with man’s mindful efforts to live lightly on the land. We respect an ethos of sustainability in lodging, dining, activities, service and more. ... more   less 
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