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The Continental Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tomales
Devils Tower, Wyoming
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90 reviews
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“Wonderful Time, Amazing Accommodations”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Ms Penny, and her Continental Inn are Simply GREAT !!! Highly recommended, with just the right balance of Location, Appointments and Care ! ...After enjoying a Marvelous and Adventurous day of paddling sea kayaks on Tomales Bay, we retired to the Continental Inn (just up the road) feeling a bit tired, and in need of some cleaning up and feeding. Ms Penny met us at the door and showed us to our room. A King Bed !...a Lovely (and soo British) Shower/Bath!!...and a Delightful restaurant (The William Penn) right next door, where we slurped local oysters, enjoyed a fine dinner and watched the World Series. The entire experience was sooo Pleasant, that we elected to do it again, the next day!!! The Bay, and Ms Penny, and the William Penn were All Happy to have us for another night !! Whatever You do, or whatever brings You to Tomales, CA I am certain that You will enjoy Your stay...if You stay with Ms Penny and the Continental Inn !

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Spent a great night in Tomales, after a fab afternoon of slurping oysters on the half shell from Hod Island Oyster Company. Bought a sack and went to Dillon Beach, a funky little beach settlement just over the hills from Tomales. Room at the inn was very comfy, nicely appointed, very clean, and inn-keeper is a delightful person.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Most runners will understand wanting a weekend get-away to run as many trails as possible. We found our way to the Continental Inn Friday and enjoyed the Point Reyes trails Saturday and Sunday. Most hotels charge for a late check out and it's not fun driving home dirty and stinky after a long run. The Continental Inn graciously let us enjoy our Sunday morning run and shower before checking out...and there was no extra charge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Rosa CA
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We found the Continental Inn on Bedandbreakfast.com after purchasing a gift certificate from that company. It's not really a b and b, but rather a very comfy hotel within great walking distance from just about everything in Tomales. We stayed on a Sunday night and were told that breakfast was only offered on weekends. Monday was Martin Luther King day so breakfast was extended to Monday. It consisted of coffee, teas, pastries, instant oatmeal and cereal. Some of the best ever coffee though. We were accommodated very last minute for a get away which included wonderful kayaking through Blue Waters kayak.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria VA
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We stayed at the Continental Inn with a Groupon special, so our room cost was half price which was a bargain. It's a nice place, with 9 rooms and 1 suite, with small but cozy lobby. Although Tomales is a tiny town it is a good central location if you're exploring the area which seems remote but beautiful. We enjoyed exploring the local area but note that most of where you drive is on twisting roads. Their complimentary breakfast is on weekends only, although they do offer self-serve coffee, tea, and juice. Recommend Nick’s Cove for dinner.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

I simply loved the town of Tomales. It struck me quite literally as some place I could live and instill myself quite seemlessly. The town is perfectly centralized to visit any number of places north of SF. Point Reyes, Bodega Bay and Sonoma wine country are all within relatively short drives. Longer day drives include Fort Bragg and the Lost Coast.
The Continental Inn was our "home" for two nights and it felt like home. Perfectly situated right on the main drag through town, it quite literally looks like a big house. The rooms were nicely aquainted and not overdone. The bed was comfy and internet free (always a bonus even if it is becoming more common). On the weekends a light continental breakfast is provided upstairs in the common area which is easy enough to pack up and bring back to your room. The lobby area has plenty of literature on the surrounding area to pick up and help you in your exploration.
Next door to the inn is the William Tell house which hosts both a restaurant and saloon. We did not eat at the restaurant, but we did patronize the bar on the evening we arrived. In fact we closed it, but how could you pass up microbrewed beers at $5 a pint when you are used to paying nearly twice that down in SoCal. Everyone in the bar was amazingly friendly and welcome, from the bartender down to the residents of Tomales. We both felt quite at home here and wanted to go back the next night, but the long day had tuckered us out.
As this is supposed to be about the inn I will return from my tangent. I would gladly stay here again as there is plenty to do in the region that would bring me back up here. The inn was a perfect jumping off point for much of the north coast and much of the hinterland as well. Thank you Continental Inn for a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

We called into tomales one evening and were welcomed at the William tell pub who kindly called the owner of the continental . We sorted our selves out with a key as the owner was away for the evening and had a great stay left my details on the front desk and had a great stay at a good price

Great area you must try the drakes bay oyster company and get a beer at nicks cove nearby

The pub next door gave a great welcome and we had a great steak

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: The Continental Inn
Address: 26985 Highway One, Tomales, CA 94971
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Tomales
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tomales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Continental Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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