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Motel Inverness

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most pleasant place to say, and the management is very helpful in providing hint on dining, hiking, etc. We stayed mid-April in a room with a full kitchen and full-sized fridge, with a nice view from the kitchen of the marsh behind. Just right for us. Nicely decorated. Had an electric wall heater, and, with a little...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and Point Reyes National Park. You highlighted all we offer and how much you enjoyed it. The Main Lodge room with the fireplace is what sets us apart from other local lodging and gives our guests a place to relax and enjoy the view. Hope we see...

Puerto Rico
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This property was easy to find and rooms were exactly as depicted by website pictures. Very VERY clean property. We had one of the 'smaller rooms'. There was no real view from our spot, but realized this when booking. The 'common' area was nicely done and stocked with coffee and biscotti. An ice-maker and small fridge in this common area...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Appreciate your comments about the "common" area which we call The Lodge. We try to meet our guests needs and expectations by offering San Francisco Bay ORGANIC coffee in The Lodge which is brewed fresh every morning. Regarding the Coffee Mate, all of our complimentary amenities are for your convenience...

Fremont, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great service and lodging. We had rooms #2 (with a kitchen) and #5 (no kitchen. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms, grounds and common areas were clean. The rooms were cute, with simple but elegant decorations. There was little noise from the road or neighbors. Both rooms had decks with views of the bay and hills. The...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We appreciate all the compliments and nice comments. We enjoyed meeting you and knowing how much you enjoyed your stay. See you again in the near future. Janice & Michael The innkeepers

Winters, California
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The room was small, unevenly painted and lacked a closet. We had to use an electric heater to warm it. The bathroom was chilly, and the woodwork quite worn, even though the sink was modern. We were able to enjoy our patio one day, and the private view was wonderful. However, all in all, we felt we paid luxury prices...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Sounds like you were disappointed in some aspects of your room. Your expectations were most likely not based on how we present the property. The motel was built in the 1950s so the rooms are smaller than new motels. The rooms have been refurbished over the years, are nicely furnished and updated, some of the rooms do not have closets...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I wanted to find a cozy, clean and comfortable place to get away from it all for a few days and this unique place fit the bill perfectly. The peace, tranquility, and relaxing atmosphere, coupled with the spectacular views, were exactly what we were looking for. To top it off, our room was spotless, well decorated, and...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for the complimentary review. We appreciate all the nice things you said about the motel and The Lodge Room where our guests can gather to enjoy the views and all the additional amenities you mentioned. We look forward to your return visit in the near future. Janice & Michael The Innkeepers

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I lead photography workshops for adult students. They like their accommodations to be special. Motel Inverness is one of the group favorites. It's great to stay where every room is different and spectacular and be treated like family by the amazing staff. When I advertise that our group will be staying here my groups fill up like magic!!

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you David for your nice comments. We love our groups and how much they add to our day. Groups use our Main Lodge as it is meant to be used as a gathering place for friends and family to relax by the fire, have a light meal, share coffee and biscotti, play pool, catch up and chat a while....

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was looking for a place to stay that complimented Point Reyes National Seashore. Motel inverness fits the bill. It is on Tomales Bay with a serene view to the eastern shore. I wasn't even checked in yet and I saw a coyote skulking the shore. The owners were really nice and helpful. The location is a great jumping off point...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You stated it so well, a perfect compliment to Point Reyes National Seashore. Surrounded by nature on all sides we are perfectly located on Tomales Bay. You can drive a short distance to all the highlights of the park, the lighthouse, The Tule Elk Reserve, and Drakes bay. Come back...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spend a night in a clean lovely room number 6.. the only thing I did not personally enjoy is the TV sets and people who are unconscious about the volume of their TV's. Had to ask our neighbor to tone it down around 11 pm, thanks God he did. The motel does state in each room that the quiet time...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Quiet and serenity is what our guests come here to enjoy. The natural surroundings and the views create a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy Point Reyes. Once in a while we have a guest that falls asleep watching TV or turns up the volume and looses track of time. We look forward to seeing you again. Janice & Michael...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Mrs. Tigerseye and I had booked the Room With a View for a 3 day stay on an anniversary trip. Michael and Janice were excellent and friendly hosts. Just going out on the back deck and looking over the marsh, bay, and surrounding hills could last for hours and help wash any anxieties over the trip from SFO melt away....

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Perfect Title - Serenity - describes Motel inverness perfectly!! The calmness of the natural surroundings combined with the views of Tomales Bay create a peaceful and relaxing environment. Glad you enjoyed the views and had a chance to unwind from your drive in from SF. Using our location as a launch pad for side trips is perfect and you did...

New Jersey USA
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This lodge/motel is peaceful and memorable. Although our room was a little cramped , the bed and bathroom were comfortable with the latter well appointed. The real delight is in the lovely deck on Tomales Bay where we brought our breakfasts and lunches because of the perfect setting. The lodge-lobby is spacious and well-furnished, a great add on to the...

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Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your experience at Motel Inverness. You are so right about the deck and lodge room, they are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the remarkable views of Tomales Bay. We encourage our guests to enjoy wine and snacks on the deck, have a cup of tea and a complimentary biscotti, and enjoy the peaceful...

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore. The natural setting is peaceful and relaxing. Each of our rooms is unique and has it's own personality. The main Lodge is available for our guests 24 hours a day. The lodge is anchored by a Yosemite stone fireplace, pool table, 48" TV, and Kitchenette which make this the perfect place to gather and enjoy the view. The adjoining deck is directly on the bay overlooking the rolling hills and a great place for bird watching. Nature awaits at this Boutique Motel in Inverness, CA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9716
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: ₹ 9,366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“I would go for a room with a patio outside your room.”
IslandSunSeekers, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Want a kitchen?”
  • Nice lamp & desk in room #5. Good wifi.
  • Window above room #5 - good lighting
  • Coffee stand & tv in corner of room #5
  • View of bay from porch of room #5
  • Nice seat & lamp in room #5
  • Toilet in room #5 with view from window of bay.
  • Door from the bathroom to the room. Plenty of rack space in bathroom of room #5
  • Sink & wall dispensers for lotion & soap. There is a heat lamp above as well. This is in the bat
MihirMeghani, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Room With a View was relatively quiet with little noise from neighboring rooms.”
tigerseye, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Heart's Desire Suite - If you want a bigger space with a view.”
tlb91, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved our room although it was the most expensive they offered: perfect for us!”
Tahosa, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
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