In late August, 2017, I spent 3 nights at this hotel for a friend's wedding. I stayed in Room 1404 and I had friends in Room 1408 nearby, where I also spent some time.
I like the way that the hotel is divided into little individual buildings that each have 8 rooms or so in them. It feels quaint and it makes walking the little paths between the buildings quite pleasant.
The hot water in the shower became available extremely quickly
Beds are comfy
Nice centrally located outdoor huge hot tub and indoor/outdoor heated pool with patio
Generous sink countertops in bathrooms with storage shelf underneath
Really substantial free breakfast (not a buffet!) at the restaurant across the street
Nice robes and dedicated striped beach towels
Standard iron and hair dryer
Upstairs rooms have nice high vaulted ceilings
Some rooms have working fireplaces (1408 did)
Good cleaning staff
Plenty of plugs (although not quite enough near the bedside)
No screens on my windows (although 1408 had them)
Smoke alarm chirped whenever I took a shower
Auto-light in bathroom blinds me at night
No wifi, bad cell service (none for AT&T, weak for Verizon)
My room didn't smell great, overly perfumed cleaners
Weak card keys (I and my friends kept having to get them replaced even though we were careful with them... they just kept dying)
No capital improvement in awhile... outdoor lights held together with duct tape
Not enough hangers in the closet
Gilchrist & Soames products (not my fave) including "conditioning shampoo" (ugh... it's not shampoo OR conditioner, it's just terrible)
The constant fog horn sound (not the hotel's fault, a Bodega Bay thing) started out pleasant, but got annoying over time particularly when I wanted to leave my windows open at night to let in the cool night breeze.
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- A charming inn located on a hillside in a clustered village atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Tides Hotel Bodega Bay
- Hotel At The Tides
- At The Tides Hotel
- Inn Bodega Bay